Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival releases its beer list as event promises to be biggest and best yet

Hitchin beer festival organiser Jon Kirby and a few volunteers.

Hitchin beer festival organiser Jon Kirby and a few volunteers. - Credit: Archant

The hugely popular Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival has now announced its list of beer to be served to thirsty punters at event next month.

The occasion that celebrates great ales and hearty socialising is set to be held at Hitchin Rugby Club next month, with the opening day on June 8 coinciding with the snap election called last month by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The site, at King George V Playing Fields in Old Hale Way, had also been earmarked to serve as a polling station, but an amicable decision has now been reached to move the polling station to nearby Strathmore Infant and Nursery School.

Hard-working organiser Jon Kirby told the Comet: “I am looking forward to this years festival, with over 150 different beers and ciders to try and the fantastic Hitchin street food monthly, this should be the best year ever!

“Our unpaid volunteers have put a lot of hours into planning the event, done for the love of fine beers and cider, plus the community of Hitchin.”

For more on the brilliant beer list visit www.hitchinbeerfestival.org.uk/beer-list.

The festival kicks off at 5pm Thursday, June 8, Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 from 12pm to 11pm.

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Entry is £3 or free for CAMRA members – and guaranteed to be the biggest and best festival yet.

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