Crosby Beer Festival opens its doors today with a firm focus on Welsh ales for 2016

The Crosby Beer Festival officially begun today, coinciding with the celebrations of St Patrick’s Day. But for anyone making the trip over from their North Wales caravan holidays to sample some tipples, there will be a strong representation from Wales as it was announced that this year it’s focusing on ales from across the border here in Wales.The event, which runs from Thursday 17th (today) until Saturday 19th is being held at St Luke’s Hall in Liverpool Road, Crosby. Beers on offer will give you a true taste of Wales from a variety of locations including Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch, which was crowned best beer in Britain in 2015 by the Campaign for Real Ale. Joining Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch will be Brecon Brewing, who are unveiling a trio of beers, including a Six Nations Tribute called Six Beacons. There’s a representation from Mid Wales in the form of Monty’s who are providing their gluten-free beer, Masquerade. Also in attendance to tantalise your taste buds will be Purple Moose Brewery who will be there with the renowned dark ale, Dark Side of the Moose. You’ll also be able to sample local ales from around the Mersey, so there’s sure to be a sublime array of beverages for you to enjoy this year. If you’re planning on heading to the event which costs just £5 to get in, then you can gain entry from 5pm todays (Thursday) and likewise on Friday, with the event calling time at 11pm, before opening on the final day (Saturday), from noon until 1pm.  If you want to know any more about this year’s event visit the website.

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