Lincoln Beer Festival returns with over 100 tipples

  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The annual Lincoln Beer Festival launched once again at Lincoln Drill Hall, offering visitors a chance to taste various bottled beers, perry, ciders and ales from across the country.

This year’s event runs from May 22 to 24, and aims to give ale connoisseurs a chance to taste drinks that are not usually found in the city, plus enjoy local brewery offerings.

Additionally, newcomers can also experience the varying flavours of traditional British alcoholic drinks and learn more about each.

The event showcases more than 100 different UK brands and international bottled beers.

As well as the drinks, visitors — which topped more than 3,500 last year — can enjoy music from the likes of pianist Dave Mallett, blues singer Cherry Lee Mewis, local country band the Itchy Fingers, and musicians Elayne & The Telling Tales.

The Beer Festival runs between midday and 11pm over all three days, with entry starting at £2 – this covers the cost of a pint glass for sampling.

Find out more about the drinks, musicians and opening times on our special guide.

The opening times of the 2014 Lincoln Beer Festival are:

Thursday, May 22:

  • 12 noon – 3pm
  • 4pm – 6pm (Trade session – Invitation only)
  • 6pm – 11pm

Friday, May 23:

  • 12 noon – 11pm

Saturday, May 24:

  • 12 noon – 11pm