A special ale is being brewed to mark the 21st Sussex Beer and Cider Festival at the Hove Centre in March.
The ale is also being created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
The festival will be held from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 March, and the Anniversary Ale will be among 220 ales on sale.
There will also be a large selection of ciders, perries, country wines and British and foreign bottled beers.
The downstairs bar has been designated as the LocAle Bar and will be selling only beers from breweries in Sussex.
Rhythm Method will be the live entertainment on Saturday night in the main hall.
Hot, cold food plus vegetarian and vegan options will be on sale in the balcony area as well as soft drinks, teas and coffees.
This year the festival charity will be St Dunstan’s.
The festival sessions with ticket prices are as follows:
- Thursday evening, 5pm to 11pm: £4
- Friday lunchtime, 11am to 3pm : £2
- Friday evening, 5pm to 11pm: £7
- Saturday lunchtime, 11am to 3pm: £4
- Saturday evening, 5pm to 10pm : £6 (£3 concessions)
Advance tickets for the festival will be on sale from 17 January to 3 March at the usual outlets, including both Hove and Brighton Centres, (there is a booking fee whether on line or by phone), the Evening Star in Surrey Street, Brighton and the Sir Charles Napier, in Southampton Street, Hanover or by post from SCBCF Ticket Sales, 13 Rudyard Road, Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6UB (Tel: 07807 105803).
For postal applications, please state the session(s) for which you require tickets, and enclose a 9 x 4 SAE with your payment, which should be by cheque or Postal Order made payable to “CAMRA Sussex Beer Festival”. As record attendances are expected and to avoid disappointment on the day, it is advisable to buy tickets in advance for ALL sessions. The ticket price includes a souvenir programme and, for CAMRA members, beer tokens worth £2 on presentation of their membership card. For the Saturday evening, half price tickets will be available to students buying tickets at the Hove Centre on production of a Students Union card. If you look under 25 please bring ID.