Beer festival to raise funds for two clubs

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Glasses will be raised as a popular beer festival celebrates a special birthday.

Tynemouth Beer Festival will take place from Thursday, September 17, to Saturday, September 19, at Tynemouth Cricket Club.

There will be more than 80 beers on offer, including 20 from sponsor Marstons, as well as small breweries from the Greater Manchester area and local breweries, plus 20 ciders.

Money raised at the event will go to improve facilities at Tynemouth Cricket Club and Percy Park Rugby Club, while the festival’s charity is Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat.

As well as the beers, there will be live music with The Left Legged Lemons performing on Friday and the Ska-Toons on Saturday.

The event will also mark festival manager Neil Harvey’s 60th birthday on the Friday.

He said: “I’ve decided to do something a bit different to celebrate the occasion.

“There is a way of measuring the bitterness of a beer called the International Bitterness Unit, or IBU. Most real ales are in the 30-40IBU range, but I have arranged for 15 to 20 breweries to brew me a beer at 60IBU.”

For more, visit www.tyne mouthbeerfestival.co.uk

Sponsors are being sought for all 100 beers and ciders.

Any business or individual interested in sponsoring one can download a form from the website or contact event organiser Steve Mordue on 07886 028020.