Fancy a beer in the sunshine? Ipswich hosts first leg of German beer festival tour

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn of Christchurch Park. Left to right, James Cox and Russell Griggs. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Bavarian-style beer festival has opened its doors at the Grand Marquee at Christchurch Park in Ipswich - showcasing some of the best beers in the world.

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn of Christchurch Park. Pictured is organiser James Cox. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The first Krombacher German Beer Festival on Tour kicked off in Ipswich on Thursday and runs until Bank Holiday Monday before it packs up and sets off around the UK.

The bar is serving up a host of tasty beverages to enjoy in the sunshine, including Germany’s most popular brew, Krombacher Pilsner.

The brewery has also created a special beer to celebrate the tour, the Krombacher Kellierbier, which has been made available in the UK for the first time in the firm’s 214 year history.

The cloudy, carbonated, unpasteurised beverage was traditionally only available to the master brewers in Germany, but is now being tested on the British palette.

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn of Christchurch Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The five days are split into eight sessions across the weekend. No children are allowed at the event.

For more information and to book tickets see www.krombacherbeerfest.co.uk

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn

German Beer Festival. Krombacher Beer brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn of Christchurch Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown