THE largest selection of Welsh cask ales and ciders ever seen under one roof in Dorset is on offer at an event next weekend.
On Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, the Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room will host the town Octoberfest event.
But anyone wishing to attend the festival, organised by the West Dorset branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), is being urged to book tickets now.
The Friday lunchtime session is already sold out, with few tickets remaining for Friday night and Saturday lunchtime, with Saturday evening now being the best opportunity to visit, a spokesperson said.
CAMRA bar manager, Rich Gabe, said: “This festival is a great opportunity to showcase beers and ciders from various regions of the UK.
“Octoberfest has plenty of seating, food available from the Pavilion bar and entertainment in the evening, beer talk and banter rule the lunchtime sessions. What’s not to like?”
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The festival will have a total of 62 different ales of different styles, including Milds, Porters and Stouts from Big Hand, Facer’s and Gwaun Valley breweries for lovers of dark beer.
Also available will be bitters, pales and IPA’s from Core of Poodle, Purple Moose and Tinworks breweries.
Alongside the new wave of Welsh brewers will be long-established ones, such as Brain’s, Felinfoel and Tiny Rebel.
Cider drinkers will be able to sample makers such as Dee, Gwynt y Draig, Gethins and Pulp.
Entry is by advance ticket only, costing £11 per session, which includes a free pint of beer or cider, souvenir glass and programme.
Sessions run between 11am and 4pm and from 6.30pm to 11.30pm on both days.
Where can I buy Weymouth Octoberfest tickets?
Tickets are available from:
Weymouth: The Globe and the Dog House micro pub, Chalbury Town Store.
Portland: The Royal Portland Arms pub
Dorchester: Convivial Rabbit micro pub
Weymouth Pavilion Box Office, at £13 per ticket.
Tickets are also available online via www.camrawdorset.org.uk.