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North West Champion Golden Ale 2017

This afternoon at Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival, a panel of judges sampled the eight finalists in the North West Golden Ales round of CAMRA’s Champion Beer Of Britain competion.
The results were:

GOLD: Hawkshead – Cumbrian Five Hop

SILVER: Marble – Pint

BRONZE: Cumbrian Legendary Ales – Langdale
Congratulations to all the finalists :
Cumbrian Legendary Ales –  Loweswater Gold
Hawkshead – Iti
Hawkshead – Windermere Pale
RedWillow – Headless
Stringers – Yellow Lorry

Almost time for a beer (or 100)

After 6 months of planning, it’s festival week.

Here’s a quick run down of all you need to know. For more details on any of the info below, click here

Opening Times

Tickets

You can pay on the gate at all sessions.

However, you can beat the queues with advance tickets for Thursday & Friday available here. There are no advance tickets for Saturday only as it is a full day session with people free to come and go subject to site capacity.

There is also a three day weekend pass for the price of two days available for advance purchase only. Click here to buy.

Prices

£10 per day including souvenir glass, festival programme and £4 beer token. Customers visiting a second day and bringing back their own souvenir glass can opt for an additional £2 of beer tokens instead of a second glass.

A three day pass is £20 including glass, programme & £8 tokens.

We would encourage all attendees to have cash ready but it will be possible to pay for entry and buy additional beer tokens by card at the entrance gate.

CAMRA Members

No discount on entry, but CAMRA members can claim a free half pint from the CAMRA desk in the car park.

Beers & Ciders

We have an amazing choice of well over 100 draught beers available across cask & keg. You can see a full list here

This includes over 20 beers suitable for vegetarians and vegans and a choice of gluten free ales – click here for details

There will also be over 50 ciders and perries and a full range of bottled world beers available from the bars in the car park area.

Food

There will be a full range of food options available every day. Click here for details

Dogs

Well behaved dogs are welcome (not in the beer halls). Water will be provided at the CAMRA desk

Children

Well behaved children are welcome on Saturday until 7pm. A range of children’s activities organised by Chorlton Primary School PTA will be on offer.

Pass outs

Pass outs are allowed. You must continue to wear your wristband. If you choose to leave the site, re-entry will be subject to capacity at time of return. If site is full, entry will be one out, one in.