Raise a pint at Oldham Beer Festival

By Liam Brown

In a pursuit of hoppiness? Well, the Oldham Beer Festival is back and will be the perfect place to raise a pint or two next month.

The event returns on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, on West Street in Oldham and is being held there for the 31st year.

And it is brewing up to be a good one as organisers CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) have got local celebrity Clint Boon, who is the former keyboard player from The Inspiral Carpets, and now hosts the drivetime show on XS Manchester, to open the event.

As usual there will be more than 60 real ales, ciders and perries, as well as foreign beers. A hot food stand will be available over the two days and there will be Live entertainment will on Friday evening.

The atmosphere at these events is friendly, lively and enjoyable, so give in to beer pressure and get down to the festival!

The doors will open Friday from 12.00pm-5.30pm for £2 then 5.30pm-10.30pm for £3. On Saturday doors are open from 12pm-5.30pm for £2 then 5.30pm-10.30pm for free. If you are a CAMRA member enntry is free at all times.

Proceeds will support the Mayor of Oldham’s Charity Appeal Fund which backs Dr Kershaws Hospice, Action Oldham Fund, Mind, Maggies Oldham and other local charities.

If you want anymore information head to https://rob.camra.org.uk

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