Following hot on the heels of Christmas and New Year, Ely & District Branch of CAMRA will be holding its 11th Elysian Winter Beer Festival on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th January 2020.
The venue for the festival is The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB
The festival will be open from 6pm till 10pm Thursday; 10.30am till 10.00pm on Friday and 10.30am till 10pm on Saturday. (No entry after 7.0pm) 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 Friday & Saturday.
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 80 real ales including 16 key keg, & 14 ciders. 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, 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 divers range of beers.
We are really looking forward to this year’s 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 Drayman’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Martin Aves, 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 & District CAMRA