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Our first Beer Festival

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Drinkers can raise their
very own Herne Bay glass at the town’s first beer festival.

The event will take place
at the Kings Hall next month, with 20 real ales and five ciders available to
try.

There will also be ten live
bands playing, from the books of Herne Bay Music, and the venue’s bar will be
open and serving a special Kings Hall cocktail as well as more traditional
options.

Organiser Rose O’Brien
said:

“We are trying to broaden the events on
offer at the Kings Hall, and as we haven’t had a beer festival so far we
thought we should try one. If it is successful we are going to do it twice a
year, and although we are starting small we will build it each time. It should
be a really fun day, and we are hoping for good weather so people can spill out
onto the seafront.”

Kings Hall glasses will be
on sale for £2 at the door, and can be kept as a souvenir or returned for a
refund, and all beer and cider costs £3.50 a pint. Rose added:

“We want to build our network of local
breweries, so if anyone wants to get in touch for next time that would be
great. We’re really excited about it and I hope the town will give it their
support.”

Suppliers already confirmed
include Goody Ales from Herne, Nelsons in Chatham, Biddenden cider, Whitstable
Brewery and Broomfield Orchard cider, and all the ale and cider will be from
independent Kent breweries.

Local bands will also be
playing, including Spex, The Merchants, Wireless, Sawsound and The Doctorates.

  • Saturday, June 22 will cost £4.50, open
    from noon to 11pm.
  • Sunday, June 23 will cost £3.50, open from noon
    to 9pm
    .
  • Tickets can be bought in advance or on the
    door.

thisiskent 13th May 2013

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