Sandgrounder Beer Festival 15th – 17th October


The 16th Sandgrounder Beer Festival is talking place from 15th to 17th October in the St John Ambulance hall and is being hosted by the Southport and West Lancs Branch of Camra.

There is over 50 beers as well as ciders, perries and fruit wines. The event is £3 a day but is free for CAMRA card owners. On Thursday the event is from 6pm – 11pm and on Friday and Saturday the event is from midday to 11pm.

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.

​CAMRA was formed in March 1971 by four men from the north-west who were disillusioned by the domination of the UK beer market by a handful of companies pushing products of low flavour and overall quality onto the consumer.

Many brewers during the late 1960s and early 1970s had made the decision to move away from producing traditional, flavoursome beers which continued to ferment in the cask from which they were served, and such a move was opposed by Michael Hardman, Graham Lees, Jim Makin and Bill Mellor, all of whom thought it was about time British beer drinkers were given better variety and choice at the bar.


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