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Meet brewers and cider producers and learn about your favourite drink at local CAMRA festival

The Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival is running from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th October at the Motorpoint Arena

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Visitors to the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival, taking place from 9-12 October at the Motorpoint Arena, will for the first time have the chance to learn more about their favourite brew at CAMRA’s new learning and discovery interactive area.

The Learn & Discover Zone will give festival-goers the chance to learn more about beer, cider and perry, the ingredients used in making them and the brewing and cider producing process. Local brewers, cider makers and other industry experts will also be at the festival to guide visitors through comparative tastings of free samples where they can explore different forms of dispense.

Each day of the festival will see a local brewery feature their brews on the stand and local Murphy & Son will be provide brewing ingredients for visitors to feel and smell what goes into the beer-making process. Participating breweries include:

  • Wednesday – Shipstones, a Nottingham microbrewery that aims to preserve local heritage while brewing award-winning English ales

  • Thursday – Blue Monkey, which was born on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in 2008 before moving to Giltbrook, where it produces 40,000 pints of beer a week.

  • Friday – Thornbridge is one of the leaders in the UK craft beer scene, creating an award-winning range of beers including the legendary Jaipur IPA

  • Saturday – Castle Rock, a multi-award-winning brewery and pub group

There will also be a small range of ciders and perries from the stillage each day and will have a selection of apples and pears provided by Three Counties Cider & Perry Association which includes Bittersharp, Bittersweet, Bitter, Sweet & Sharp apples, along with some locally grown Wild Pears.

CAMRA’s Learning & Discovery Manager, Alex Metcalfe said: “Our aim in bringing the learning and discovery area to Nottingham is to give festival-goers the chance to take part in fun and informal activities that can improve their knowledge of real ale and cider. We hope attendees will enjoy the activities and the chance to interact with brewers first hand.”

To book your tickets, visit http://www.beerfestival.nottinghamcamra.org/


Notes to Editors:

Further Press quotes from Andrew Ludlow (Branch Sec) 07775 603091


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