The 10th Sandgrounder Beer Festival opens today at 6.00 pm in Southport Arts Centre on Lord Street, less than 5 minutes walk from Southport railway station. Over 60 beers will be available, plus ciders, perries and fruit wines. The theme is the War of the Roses: Lancashire versus Yorkshire real ales, using the old pre-1974 boundaries. I know the CAMRA branch has gone to great lengths to get the boundaries right. What is certain is that you will be able to try many beers that you can't usually get in Southport ~ just have a look at the beer list. The prestigious CAMRA pub and licensee awards will be presented at 7 pm this evening; come along and see who's being celebrated!
Festival opening times are: Thursday: 6 pm to 11 pm.
Friday & Saturday: noon to 11 pm.