December 6 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Large crowds are expected to flock to Ipswich’s Waterfront over the weekend to enjoy a pint of real ale as the town’s annual beer festival continues.
The 2013 Ipswich Beer Festival at Orwell Quay runs until Monday afternoon.
The CAMRA-run event, which will be open today from noon until 11pm and again from noon until 10pm tomorrow, forms part of the Maritime Festival.
A wide range of real ales, traditionally-created ciders and perrys from East Anglian producers and many other products sourced from across the country will be on offer throughout the weekend.
Admission to the event, the biggest beer festival in Suffolk, is free for CAMRA members all day while non-members can gain free entry between noon and 5pm or pay £2 admission after 5pm. The Maritime Festival and Beer Festival round off a fun-packed week of events throughout the town – part of the Celebrate Ipswich Festival.
A spokesman for the Maritime Festival said there would be plenty going on over the weekend including a continental market, sailing trips and an appearance from Captain Hook himself - the swashbuckling star of this year’s Regent Theatre pantomime, played by The Bill actor Christopher Ellison.