Excitement is building for the next hosting of the Portsmouth Christmas Beer Festival at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 15th & Saturday 16st December 2017.
Festive Beers will be featured from local breweries as well as from around the UK. A large variety of ales will feature to suit the season, but fear not there will still be a fine selection of the regular favourites to choose from.
The Craft Beer bar will return with a host of top quality draught beers from some of the country’s top breweries. “The rise of craft beer has been phenomenal over the past few years, and it’s something we had to include in our offering. We like to be able to offer all the traditional hallmarks of a beer festival, but with the addition of the modern expectations of the discerning beer drinkers. The choice nowadays is huge and we like to celebrate that at Portsmouth Beer Festival as much as possible”.
Brand new additions for 2017 will see a gin bar added to the Christmas edition of the beer festival. With a wide-ranging audience demographic and an ever-increasing female attendance, we’ve stretched our range to cater for a big variance in tastes. The Prosecco bar has been very well received in past events and will be returning to feature alongside the brand-new wine bar. Gin has also seen a huge rise in popularity in recent times and made it’s debut back at the May Beer festival with different long mix drinks available as well as the good old fashioned Gin & Tonic. The Gins will be served with all the matching botanicals and mixers with a Gin expert on hand to advise the perfect pours!
This year sees The Thunder Foundation return as the chosen charity. The Thunder Foundation was set up in 2012 by Raad Swais to raise awareness of the daily struggles which some of the poorest children in Kenya face in order to survive.
We’ll have another outstanding line up of live music, all to be announced shortly!
And finally there will also be the usual foodie favourites to help wash down the beers including a hog roast, BBQ and pizza!
The wait is over! Here is this May’s beer list for you to check out, time to get planning for next week! Cheers! 🍻 Click here to see the list! https://portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com/beers/
Not long now! Just over 1 week t go until Portsmouth Beer Festival is back and we can’t wait to see you there!
Featuring over 100 cask ales, draught beers, ciders, wines, gin, live music, games, food and more!
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May at Portsmouth Guildhall.
Tickets selling fast – just £11
buy here: http://bit.ly/2oGjAC6
We welcome Yeehaa Granma to our Friday evening line up!
Yeehaa Granma play bluegrass music with a skiffle band style with Pogues, New Orleans Jazz and Blues and Johnny Cash influences. Featuring a wash tub bass, banjo, washboard, guitar, banjolele, flute, mandolin and harmonicas. The clue to this band’s sound may very much be in the name!
Saturday Afternoon Session ~ Too Much 2Tone
Most of the bands considered to be part of the 2 Tone genre were signed to 2 Tone Records at some point. Other record labels associated with the 2 Tone sound were Stiff Records and Go Feet Records. The music was especially popular amonge mod revivalists. Too much 2Tone play all your favourite 2Tone era tunes from The Specials, The Selecter, Bad Manners, Madness, The Beat and others and will get you skanking for sure.
Saturday Evening Session ~ FM Live
FM Live previously know as The Live Lounge Project bring you the best performances of chart topping hits. They are five world class musicians whose career has already seen them work with the likes of Chase & Status, Jessie J, Boy George, Eva Cassidy, Mel B, Liam Bailey and have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, T In The Park, V Festival and the original Live Lounge venue itself.