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Full steam ahead for major beer festival

By WMNlynbarton  |  Posted: October 19, 2013

Lining up the pints at a previous Falmouth Beer Festival

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The first pints are soon to be pulled at Cornwall's very own Oktoberfest.

Featuring 230 real ales from the region and beyond, as well as dozens of ciders, organisers of the Falmouth Beer Festival say they have something for everyone.

Festival Chairman, Gerry Wills said there is always a great atmosphere.

“The beer fest is always a fantastic event,” he said.

“With live entertainment and more than 230 real ales from all over the country, dozens of superb ciders and perries, and the ever-popular alcoholic ginger beers there's an odds-on chance that people will find lots to like.”

The event is hosted by CAMRA Kernow, Cornwall’s branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

It is staged on October 25 and 26 at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth.

Mr Wills said this year would feature an innovation in terms of a new way to try the ales.

For the first time, CAMRA Kernow is introducing the opportunity for ale fans to purchase a third of a pint.

The festival glasses are lined at a pint and a half but this year will also be marked at a third, with the Fest's beer tokens perforated to give differing values, enabling the purchase of the smaller measure.

"It's a pretty major change but we hope it'll be met with general approval,” he said.

“It has been introduced to give people the chance to taste a greater variety of the great beers that are available.”

A sneak preview of the beers on offer is available at facebook.com/falbeerfest or on Twitter @FalBeerFest or CAMRA Kernow's website for more info: www.cornwallcamra.org.uk

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