Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Wigan Beer Festival 2013

The CAMRA Wigan Beer Festival takes place this coming weekend from 28 February to 2 March. It's free to CAMRA members at all times. As the festival is at Robin Park Sports Centre, opposite the DW (former JJB) Stadium, a special courtesy bus service runs between the festival and the Anvil pub in Wigan town centre, close to both the bus and railway stations. 

Opening times and non-member charges are:

17.30 to 23.00

£2.00 all day

12.00 to 23.00

£1.00 before 17.30 - £3 after

11.30 to 23.00

£2.00 all day

Members: don't forget your card.

71 real ales had been confirmed earlier this week. Details of the beer list, cider and perry list, foreign beersbus times, and everything else you need to know are on the festival websiteThere is music on most days, but those who prefer quiet sessions should come along on Friday between noon and 5.30 p.m. 

The gangster theme for the pie man logo is to mark the 80th anniversary of the ending in March 1933 of the American Prohibition, a benighted act that did a great deal to develop free enterprise in the USA. Unfortunately it was of the illegal kind; organised crime gained a major hold on the American economy and politics that still hasn't gone away. Oh, the old Law of Unintended Consequences again! British anti-alcohol campaigners, please note.

I'll be working there throughout the festival, so if you see me, come and say hello.

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