The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Booze on the Ouse beer and cider festival will feature an unprecedented array of awarding winning real ales from 1424 brewers from across the country – and you could be there for free.
The Hunts Post has teamed up with the organisers to offer readers the chance to win one of six pairs of tickets for the event at the Priory Centre in St Neots from March 17-19, plus vouchers for beer samples.
Breweries from across Cambridgeshire will be well represented, including the newest, Papworth Brewery and Bexar County in Oakham. There will also be a number of specialty beers with added ingredients such as coriander, chocolate, vanilla, raspberries and pumpkin.
For those who fancy something a bit different there will be a selection of real draught ciders and perries including Cromwell Cider from Hemingford Grey and and there will be bottled British, Belgian, Dutch, and German beers providing Trappist, lambic, Kölsch, wheat beers and other individualistic national beer styles.
The festival’s volunteer real ale bar manager, Paul Moorhouse, said: “Festival-goers can expect a great range of beers, served in prime condition – a balanced range of real ale styles from across the UK regions, but with a big emphasis on local brewers as usual.”
Wines, soft drinks and food will be available. Commemorative glasses will include a legal measure of one third of a pint, enabling visitors to sample more of the beers and ciders. CAMRA is campaigning for more pubs to use these smaller legal measures.
The festival is supporting the Huntingdon area Wildlife Trust Group and will feature displays, pub games and other fund-raising activities manned by Wildlife Trust volunteers.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets and some beer sample vouchers, answer this question.
According CAMRA which cider is made in Hemingford Grey?
Answers on a postcard to: The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TB or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Archant terms and conditions apply. Closing date is March 14.
INFORMATION: The festival runs from March 17-19 at the Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH and is open from midday till 1pm on Thursday and Friday and midday till 10pm on Saturday. Families welcome until 8pm.
No entry or re-admission after 10.30 pm (9.30 pm Sat). Admission is £1/£2/£3 and free to CAMRA members. www.hunts.camra.org.uk.