Lincoln Beer Festival returns to city

Lincoln CAMRA is gearing up for its annual celebration of all ales and beer in the city centre.

The Lincoln Beer Festival on May 26 to 29 attracted thousands of locals to the Drill Hall last year, trying out over 80 different beverages.

This year, there will be longer opening hours on May 28 for the festival, allowing more visitors to try something a little different.

Also available will be cider and perry and a few international beers to try.

The theme this year will also be the Lincoln Imp, with the character depicted onto a special CAMRA logo.

One ale has also been named especially for the event and the launch of Lincoln CAMRA’s magazine, called Imp Ale.

Event organiser Steve Renshaw said: “In the last two years, we have sold all our beer by the end of the festival.  

“In order to satisfy the seemingly unquenchable thirst of the Lincoln public, we’ve ordered even more this year, with over 90 real ales, plus foreign bottled beers and traditional cider and perry.

“We have two main aims for the festival. For those who are regular drinkers of real ale, cider and perry, we try to provide a wide range of drinks, many of which would not normally be found in this part of the country.

“And for those who are not yet devotees, we want to demonstrate the huge variety of styles and flavours to be discovered in our traditional British drinks.”

Admission prices vary from free entry on Thursday to £3 on Saturday.