BEER LOVERS: The countdown is on for the chance to sip on more than 55 real ales from across the UK at a festival in Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire.
The annual CornShed Charity Beer Festival takes place at Sexhow Park Farm, Hutton Rudby, on September 6.
Punters will be able to quaff their way through beers from around the country, as well as several local tipples and a beer brewed to commemorate the achievements of CornShed’s very own Judy Kitching, “MBEer”.
Organiser, Mrs Kitching received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for raising more than £200,000 for charity.
Mrs Kitching said: “This event is perfect for both beer enthusiasts and novices alike. It will give you a real taste of a variety of different ales and raises money for the life-saving Great North Air Ambulance Service.
“We have extended our capacity to 1000 this year because of the popularity of our two previous beer festivals, so we are all excited to welcome some new faces.”
GNAAS is also looking for beer barrel sponsors from businesses and individuals.
Sponsor, Stella Downing of Pickering, North Yorkshire, was airlifted by the charity in 2012. She said: “They saved my life and the service means everything to me. It seemed like a good way to show my support because I truly believe in the great work that they do. I am here because of them.”
The event is run in conjunction with Cleveland Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and will feature a line up of live music alongside the fifty real ales, ciders and perries on offer. Wines, soft drinks and food will also be available.
Matt Power of Truefitt Brewing Company in Middlesbrough said: “I am bringing along three locally brewed ales including MBEer and really looking forward to the event. We have been at the festival for the last two years and there’s always a cracking atmosphere and plenty of great beer on offer.”
More than 500 tickets have already been sold for the event. Tickets are £10 and are available by phone only 01325 487 263. Please order and pick tickets up at the gate.