Preparation underway for Hitchin Beer Festival

Hitchin Beer Festival 2013

Hitchin Beer Festival 2013 - Credit: Archant

Preparations for a beer festival backed by the Comet are well under way.

Organisers CAMRA North Herts, Hitchin Round Table and Hitchin Rugby Club have confirmed that the 2014 Hitchin Beer Festival will be held on June 12, 13 and 14.

Posters, fliers and beer mats, all provided by the Comet, are already on display in pubs in the North Hertfordshire area and beyond to promote this year’s event.

The festival, which will be held at the rugby club in Old Hale Way, will run for three days, and festival goers will be able to sample more than 80 real ales from near and far.

Organisers have ensured that a number of the ales fall into the ‘LocAle’ category – meaning they are brewed within 30 miles of the venue – in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Along with the real ales, there will be many types of cider, perry and foreign beers on offer.

Brian Mason, of CAMRA North Herts, said: “This year there will be slightly more seating in the main marquee but overall the festival will run how it has done for the past two years.”

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The festival is scheduled to open on Thursday, June 12, at 5pm until 11pm, continuing on Friday and Saturday between midday and 11pm.

If you would like to sponsor a barrel of beer for £100 then contact Luis Andrade via for more details or contact to find out more about programme advertising.

Organisers are also looking for volunteers from CAMRA, Round Table and rugby club members – email if you are interested in donating your time.

For more information about Hitchin Beer Festival in general visit

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