In pictures: Lincoln Beer Festival 2015

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

Beer connoisseurs from Lincoln and across the country have been sampling up to 100 different real ales at the city’s annual beer festival held at the Drill Hall.

The festival, organised and staffed by unpaid volunteers from the Lincoln branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), has a special Magna Carta theme for this year.

Visitors have also enjoyed a range of traditional, farm-produced cider and perry on the first day of the festival, plus bottled beers from around the world.

Wendy Margetts, the festival organiser, said: “The 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta is an important event for the city.

“So it’s fitting that we celebrate it with a few pints of our national drink, particularly when a number of our local brewers are producing special beers to mark the occasion.”

Also spotlighting in the festival lineup is the special edition Magna Carta beer Law of The Land, launched by local firm Batemans.


The opening times for the festival are:

Thursday, May 21:

  • 6pm – 11pm – £2

Friday, May 22:

  • noon – 11pm – £2 before 4pm, £3 after 4pm

Saturday, May 23:

  • noon – 11 pm – £3