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Festival gives beer drinkers reason to raise a glass

Saturday 21 October 2017

Thirsty beer drinkers who feared they might miss out on a festival this year have been given a reason to raise a glass.

In July CAMRA – the Campaign for Real Ale - announced increased costs meant they wouldn’t be hosting a beer festival this year. The event, usually held in a marque on the People’s Park, has been running for 15 years and is a landmark event for ale aficionados.

But, just when it seemed time had been called, another event being hosted this weekend could fill the gap. Organised by Ben Newman and John O’Connell – two of the directors behind the Reasons Festival – the inaugural Jersey Craft Beer and Street Food Festival is being staged in a marque erected on the Parade Park in front of the General Don Monument.

The event opened yesterday, and continues today and tomorrow from 13:00 until 23:00. It’s estimated there’s room in the marquee for up to 1,000 people. As well as the beer, cider, and food, there’ll also be live music. 


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