Pints aplenty at Louth Beer Festival 2014

Louth Beer Festival EMN-140919-163156001
Louth Beer Festival EMN-140919-163156001

Raise a glass to Louth Beer Festival which starts on Thursday October 2 at the King’s Head in Mercer Row and runs for four fun-filled days of beer, music and laughter.

This year there is an even wider choice, with 25 beers, ciders and perries, plus three bands and food. Best of all it’s free to get in.

“Whether you are new to real ale, or a pub regular, you will find something new and interesting,” said Tony Howkins, chairman of Louth and District CAMRA. “The decision a few years ago to offer sample-sized third pint measures drew in a much broader crowd, because it is now possible to try a wide variety of tipples without wobbling on the walk home.”

The musical offerings span a variety of genres. On Friday Night, there is the multi-talented and inventive blues musician Harmonica Dave, on Saturday we have Delusions of Grandeur. D.O.G. is a rock band in the classic British tradition offering both classic covers and their own compositions. On Sunday afternoon, there is a ceilidh treat, with Emerald, a lively 4 piece pop/rock and ceilidh band covering Pogues, Dubliners, Sawdoctors and Corrs among others.

The beer festival runs, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5.