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CHEERS: Annual St Albans Beer & Cider Festival returns for 26th year

 Published on: 9th August 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

The St Albans Beer & Cider Festival is back for its 26th year of celebrating all things beer and cider.

The festival will take place at the Alban Arena from September 27 to 30.

This year’s programme is set to be better than ever, with delicious street food, great live music, traditional pub games and special events. Enjoy a range of chilled cask ales, craft beers, brewery showcase bars, bottled foreign beers, souvenir glasses and a selection of traditional snacks and street food.

Festival organiser John Tubridy said: “There will be a live online beer list so you can see exactly what’s available at the time of your visit and use the festival website to build your own personal list.

“But in addition to this, in response to customer feedback, the traditional printed beer list is being brought back for those who prefer to tick off their favourites in the old school way!”

As part of this year’s festival, there will be a very special tutored tasting session on Wednesday evening, hosted by world-renowned beer writer Roger Protz. Then on Saturday, pub heritage expert and author Paul Ainsworth will be joining the festival. Starting at 2pm from the Arena, Paul will lead a trail of St Albans’ most historic drinking establishments, explaining their fascinating history and how they have changed over the years.

The festival prides itself on being non-profit, run by volunteers with all proceeds going towards campaigns and charities, and benefiting the local community.

To find out more, head to their website.

Photo credit: St Albans Cider & Beer Festival

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