10th Elysian Winter Beer Festival

10th Elysian Winter Beer Festival

Following hot on the heels of Christmas and New Year Ely & District Branch of CAMRA will be holding its 9th Elysian Winter Beer Festival on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January 2019. The venue for the festival The Maltings, Ship Lane ELY CB7 4BB

The festival will be open from 6pm till 9pm Thursday; 09.30am till 9.00pm on Friday 26th and 9.30am till 7pm on Saturday 27th. (No entry after 6pm) There is free entry at all sessions for card carrying CAMRA members and a small charge of £2 for non members. The venue has disabled access. Hot food will be available at all sessions.

Tony Gimbert, Festival Organiser said “we will be opening with a wide selection of real ales, ciders. This year there will be a choice of over 86 real ales including ten key keg, ciders and meads. Also, in response to requests there will also be wine served for those attending that do not like ale. The range of real ales will be vast from some from brand new micro-breweries as well as beers from the north of England, the Midlands and of course East Anglia. To add to the variety we will be having a selection of local ciders. The range of ales and ciders on offer has been chosen to reflect the diverse array of tastes and styles of ales, including a range of Milds, meads, cask lagers and ciders and also gluten free and vegan ales so we hope that there will be at least one beer to suit each customer’s palate. With this in mind it reinforces the claim that we are the biggest and best festival in the Ely area offering the most diverse range of beers.

We are really looking forward to this years festival and all the branch members have worked really hard to make it a success. We are so happy to be back at the Maltings. It’s a superb venue and perfect for our festival. However, please note that due to capacity issues we will only be open to ages eighteen and over, we will not be allowing children into this year’s festival.

Once again there will be “fringe” festivals going on in town at 3at3 in Three Cups Walk, The Prince Albert on Silver Street and the Draymans Son on Forehill.

We are always grateful for volunteer helpers to make the festival run smoothly. You do not need to be a CAMRA member to help out and you will be rewarded for your time and efforts. If you think that you may be able to help us by working at the festival, even if it’s only for a short time then download the staffing form at www.elycamrabeerfest.com/volunteering and send on to Ian Gray, Staffing Officer on ianelvisgray@gmail.com.

So, come along and try some of the best regional real ales on offer. Even if you think you don’t like real ale, please come along and give it a try, we have something for everyone. This promises to be a right winter warmer of a Beer Festival, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Brian Partridge, Publicity Officer for the Branch added “This year you can follow us on our Festival Website at www.elycamrabeerfest.com, via our Facebook page at ElyAndDistrictCamra and via Twitter at twitter.com/ElyBeerFestival

Press release from Ely and District CamRA