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FREE BEER festival tickets for 5 lucky readers as Peterborough prepares to raise a glass

Peterborough Beer Festival 2014 on the Embankment. EMN-140819-223212009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2014 on the Embankment. EMN-140819-223212009

Peterborough Beer Festival - the annual five day showcase of the best real ales from the UK is back - and we have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away.

For the 38th time, making it one of the oldest events of its kind in the country, Peterborough and District CAMRA return to The Embankment from Tuesday to Saturday.

All day opening was introduced last year, which proved very popular with the public, and is back again for 2015.

The organisers are always looking at new ways of developing the beer fest, so look out for the LocALE Bar.

CAMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale.

The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality, local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues.

The CAMRA LocAle scheme was created in 2007 by CAMRA’s Nottingham branch which wanted to help support the tradition of brewing within Nottinghamshire, following the demise of local brewer Hardys and Hansons.

There are currently 125 CAMRA branches participating in the LocAle scheme which have accredited hundreds of pubs as LocAle pubs which regularly sell at least one locally-brewed real ale.

Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale…

Public houses as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits.

Consumers who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity.

Local brewers who gain from increased sales.

The local economy because more money is spent and retained locally.

The environment due to fewer ‘beer miles’ resulting in less road congestion and pollution.

Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride.

Within a 25 mile radius of Peterborough are 14 LocALE breweries in the Peterborough & district CAMRA branch - Bexar County; Blue Bell; Castor Ales; Digfield Ales; Elgoods; Hopshackle; King’s Cliffe; Miletree; Melbourn Brothers; Nene Valley; Oakham Ales; Star Brewing; Tydd Steam; and Extreme Ales

All will be providing ales for both the LocALE bar and on the main bars which are all in alphabetical order as per previous years.

Once again there will also be the English Cider and Perry Bar , English Wine Bar and the always popular Bottle Beers from Around the World.

The singles bar is for SINGLE Cask’s of one-off beers from around the UK, many specially brewed for PBF2015, and when they are gone they are gone, so be quick.

The soft drinks bar, the Escape Bar, will be selling a range of soft drinks, crisps, ice cream, sweets and cigarettes. Children’s drinks are a mere 50p.

There will be a wide selection of foods available including German sausages, French crepes, hog roast, doughnuts, oriental, olives, burgers, bacon rolls, pasta, hot dogs, Cornish pasties, pittas, pork pies, waffles, tea & coffee.

Lunchtime or early evening is the ideal time to take the family, as there is always an easy going, friendly atmosphere.

You can take the dog (on a lead), a picnic table, food and soft drinks but not your own alcohol.

There will be a fairground at the back of the festival and of course lots of live music.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for the 38th Peterborough Beer Festival, answer this question: Who organises the event?

Send your answer and contact details by email to brad.barnes@jpress.co.uk before 5pm on Friday, August 21.


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