Discover local beers and ciders at 17th Louth Beer Festival

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Louth’s beer festival this September is going to emphasise the choice of local beers, ciders and perries that this part of Lincolnshire has to offer.

“Within 20 miles of Louth there are now more than half a dozen breweries and cider makers, many of them producing tipple of sparkling originality, flavour and value,” said Tony Howkins, chairman of Louth and District CAMRA.

“A century ago there were dozens of breweries in the area but by 1970 there were hardly any left,” he said. “But now with the real ale revival we have seen some creative juices and business flair going into bringing back part of our culture and heritage.”

A trip to the festival will take your tongue on an unforgettable trip from zesty citrus-tinged ales which look like lager, but pack a bigger flavour, right through to the rich malty depths of a porter or stout, whose toasted barley may well have been grown on the rolling Wolds.

Hundreds of people flocked through the doors last year, aided by promotion of third-pint samples, and the aim is to make this free-to-enter festival, the 17th year it has been run, even bigger, brighter and better than before. If you are new to beer, don’t worry, there are plenty of volunteers - male and female - on hand to guide you through the full range of offerings.

Louth’s 2013 beer festival runs, with newly extended hours, from Thursday September 26 to Sunday September 29 at the Town & Country Club, Cannon Street, and will have 17 beers, four ciders and two perries.