Thursday, 22 September 2016

Time is Running Out for Advance Tickets for the 39th Norwich Beer Festival

Advance tickets are selling fast for the six-day 2016 Norwich Beer Festival commencing 24th October and taking place at The Halls, Norwich.

Advance tickets are available until Friday 30th September via the festival ticket page.

The Norwich & Norfolk branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), who organise the annual festival, have announced that, though tickets are selling fast, there are still tickets for the popular Saturday evening session on 29th October.

The Saturday night promises to be a very entertaining evening with music from Invidia Voices and the Rock & Soul Choir playing in the early evening and the well-known local group, The Vagaband, playing into the night.

Advance tickets guarantee entrance for that session and give priority in the queue.  Those without a ticket are encouraged to come along and pay on the door as only a proportion of spaces for each session, including the Saturday evening, are sold in advance.

Craig Harmer, Deputy Beer Festival Organiser, commented: ‘Even without a ticket you will be able to gain entry to the festival, including Saturday night. Having a ticket means you avoid the English weather by having priority in the queue.

‘Many people assume Saturday is ticket-only, in fact you can join the queue just like any other session and pay cash on the door.  As always, CAMRA members have free entry by showing a valid membership card.’

Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA are also pleased to announce that their Featured Brewer at this year's Norwich Beer Festival, Tiny Rebel, has just won the UK Brewer of the Year at the International Beer Challenge.

Over 200 cask-conditioned Real Ales from Britain's independent brewers will be on sale, along with festival specials, draught and bottled beers, local wines and over 40 real ciders and perries.  Gluten Free beers will be available in cask and bottles (subject to availability).

There is an excellent line-up of musicians playing in St Andrew’s Hall throughout the lunchtime and evening sessions.  Music-free sessions are on Tuesday evening and late Thursday evening.  The Blackfriars' Hall will be music free and seating is available in the Cloisters.

The festival also provides an exceptional range of refreshments and some fun games in the Blackfriars Hall where ales from local breweries are featured.  Door admission prices start from £1 for non-members for the Tuesday to Thursday lunchtimes.

For further information about the 2016 Norwich Beer Festival, please see our web pages, where you can find admission prices and can also print off a poster for your pin board.