Octoberfest Tickets selling fast

There’s still time to get your Weymouth Octoberfest tickets for the largest selection of Welsh cask ales and ciders ever seen under one roof in Dorset, but don’t delay. The popular sea-view festival held in Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room and organised by the West Dorset branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) returns over the weekend of October, Friday & Saturday 6th & 7th.

The Friday lunchtime session is sold out and few tickets remain in stock for Friday night and Saturday lunchtime with Saturday evening now being the best opportunity to visit the festival , sit back and be entertained by local acoustic musician Chris Davies performing popular cover versions and some of his original material.

The festival guest brewery bar this year will feature the Vale Of Glamorgan brewery who as well as supplying their cask will also be showcasing some of their popular craft beers, this is the first time a West Dorset CAMRA festival has promoted the new wave of craft beer.

CAMRA bar manager Rich Gabe said” This festival is a great opportunity to showcase beers and ciders from various regions of the U.K. Octoberfest has plenty of seating, food available from the Pavilion bar and entertainment in the evening, beer talk and banter rule the lunchtime sessions-what’s not to like”

The festival will have a total of 62 different ales of different styles including Mild’s, Porters and Stouts from Big Hand, Facer’s and Gwaun Valley breweries for lovers of dark beer. Also available will be Bitters, Pales and IPA’s from Core of Poodle, Purple Moose and Tinworks breweries alongside the new wave of Welsh brewers will be long established ones such as Brains, Felinfoel and former “Champion Beer of Britain brewery Tiny Rebel.

Cider drinkers will be able to sample makers such as Dee, Gwynt y Draig, Gethins and Pulp. The range will go from traditional to the newer popular styles of added fruit ciders, none that contain cordial.

West Dorset CAMRA Chairman, Bruce Mead (left) and branch Treasurer Rich Bates

Entry is by advance ticket only and cost £11 per session which includes a free pint of beer or cider, souvenir glass and programme. Sessions run on both days between 11.00-16.00 & 18.30-23.30 with entertainment in the evening sessions.

Tickets on sale here and are available from the following outlets:
Weymouth. The Globe & the Dog House Micro pub.
Chalbury Town Store.
Portland. The Royal Portland Arms pub.
Dorchester. Convivial Rabbit Micro pub.
Online. www.camrawdorset.org.uk
Weymouth Pavilion Box Office.

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