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Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Leo Douglas Gateshead Beer Festival
Gateshead Beer Festival

Gateshead Beer Festival is in full swing this weekend (May 1-3), and if you were lucky enough to get a ticket then you’ve done well.

It’s exploded in popularity since it began and for the last few years we’ve charted how it’s grown into a real community event and a mainstay on many people’s calendars. Saturday sold out quickly and online tickets also sold out, and it’s easy to see why; the beer line-up is something to behold.

With local casks from in-demand breweries such as Almasty, Box Social and Three Kings they have also secured national brews from people such as Magic Rock, Tiny Rebel and Thornbridge. There’s a large keg range too and, of course, ciders for the scrumpy drinkers.

Music will be provided today by glam rock band Sleaze Sisters, along with Blistered Molly, Stax Brothers, Broken Levee, The Stolen Stones and Gilded Thieves; and tomorrow by Dust Town Dogs with a mix of folk, country, punk, ska and flamenco, as well as The Maverick Rejects, Claypath, Northern Sky, Band of Beards and George Welch & Christine Jeans – so something for everyone.

For ticket enquiries ring the club on 0191 420 0207 or visit www.gatesheadbeerfestival.co.uk

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