Crowds try tasty tipples as Falmouth Beer Festival kicks off
10:43am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
The taps have been pouring and the beer has been flowing as Falmouth Beer Festival welcomed ale fans today.
The event at the Princess Pavilions will run tomorrow and Sunday between 11am and 11pm, and is hosted by CAMRA Kernow (the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale).
The festival has grown over the years to become the single largest event of its kind in the county.
Admission costs £4.00 (£2.50 to CAMRA members), and includes a souvenir festival glass and programme.
A limited number of souvenir tankards will also be available for a £1.50 upgrade.
Festival organiser Gerry Wills said: "The beer festival is always a fantastic event.
"With more than 200 real ales from all over the country, dozens of superb ciders and perries, and the ever-popular alcoholic ginger beers there's an odds-on chance that people will find lots to like".
CAMRA Press Officer, Fran Brennan, added: "With more beers than ever this year's festival is a must for real ale aficionados.
"With so many different styles of beer to choose from there'll be something to suit everyone's taste.
"The line-up is without doubt one the best and most exciting I've seen to date, with some really cracking ales including a considerable number of rarely found and new brews to savour".
The Falmouth Beer Festival is well supported both by locals and by people who travel from all over the country to be there.
"With lots to tempt people's taste buds and live entertainment throughout the fest there's always a great vibe. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone come and enjoy themselves again this year" said Gerry.
You can follow the Fest's set-up and progress at www.facebook.com/falbeerfest and can even download a sneak preview of the programme which contains all the beer lists.