Hitchin Beer Festival 2013 to launch today

Hitchin Beer Festival organiser Jonathan Kirby, Hitchin Rugby Club's Simon Goodlad and Hitchin Round

Hitchin Beer Festival organiser Jonathan Kirby, Hitchin Rugby Club's Simon Goodlad and Hitchin Round table's Ross Black with Hedgehog Ale made especially for the festival by Buntingford Brewery - Credit: Archant

THE final touches have been put in place for a beer festival which launches today (Thursday) at a brand new venue.

The group of volunteers setting up the Hitchin beer festival at Hitchin Rugby Club

The group of volunteers setting up the Hitchin beer festival at Hitchin Rugby Club - Credit: Archant

Hitchin Rugby Club will be hosting the town’s beer festival for the first time, with the event kicking off this evening.

The annual feature, which is organised by North Herts CAMRA and Hitchin Round Table and backed by the Comet, will be held at the club’s Old Hale Way premises across the outdoor area, clubhouse and a marquee.

Over the past week, organisers have been busy setting up the site and have also been handing out beer mats at Hitchin Railway Station to commuters, to promote the event.

The festival will be held today from 5pm and tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from midday. It finishes at 11pm on all three days.

As well as more than 70 beers, perry and cider available, there will also be wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Food will also be served.

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See next week’s paper for a round-up.

Click on the link in the top right hand corner to view a gallery of pictures of the set-up.

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