Bolton Beer Festival 2013 in full flow

The Bolton News: TOAST From left Dave Singleton, organiser Clive Nightingale and Karen Edwards OBE TOAST From left Dave Singleton, organiser Clive Nightingale and Karen Edwards OBE

THE 20th Bolton Beer Festival is in full flow at Bolton Rugby Club.

The event kicked off on Wednesday — with more than 200 cask ales on offer — and the fun will continue until this evening.

As well as the wide range of ales, there are lagers from all over the world and a broad selection of ciders.

For those with different tastes, there are wines, spirits and soft drinks on offer.

Guests can attend the festival for either a daytime or evening session today with entrance costing £3 for the noon to 6pm slot and £6 for the 7pm to midnight session.

The event, held at the club in Avenue Street, off Chorley Old Road, is raising funds for Bolton Lads and Girls club — to help them in their mission to provide a safe haven where young people can spend their free time.

Chairman of the club, Dave Singleton, and chief executive Karen Edwards OBE have already been down to the rugby club to see the festival in action and sample some of the ales on offer.

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2:37pm Sat 12 Oct 13

Rememberscarborough says...

So many complain about the amount of alcohol kids drink yet this kids organisation is quite happy to take money from a drinking festival. Strange...
So many complain about the amount of alcohol kids drink yet this kids organisation is quite happy to take money from a drinking festival. Strange... Rememberscarborough

5:34pm Sat 12 Oct 13

steveG says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
So many complain about the amount of alcohol kids drink yet this kids organisation is quite happy to take money from a drinking festival. Strange...
Strange and very expensive,I did go every year until 3 years ago when prices,I felt, were ridiculous and they've escalated since then.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: So many complain about the amount of alcohol kids drink yet this kids organisation is quite happy to take money from a drinking festival. Strange...[/p][/quote]Strange and very expensive,I did go every year until 3 years ago when prices,I felt, were ridiculous and they've escalated since then. steveG

4:41am Sun 13 Oct 13

pecky2k says...

I went on Friday evening and paid £7 entrance fee, £12 for beer tokens, 3 tokens for half pint(very generous halves they were too), thoroughly enjoyed it and will go again next year.
I went on Friday evening and paid £7 entrance fee, £12 for beer tokens, 3 tokens for half pint(very generous halves they were too), thoroughly enjoyed it and will go again next year. pecky2k

7:22pm Sun 13 Oct 13

MalcM59 says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
So many complain about the amount of alcohol kids drink yet this kids organisation is quite happy to take money from a drinking festival. Strange...
A large number of responsible adults enjoying a wide range of beers from around the world whilst raising a few bob for a good cause can hardly be compared to kids necking illicit cider in the park. As for it being overpriced, it was no dearer than average pub prices. If you don't approve, then don't go, but don't slag off those who put in a lot of effort to raise a lot of money.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: So many complain about the amount of alcohol kids drink yet this kids organisation is quite happy to take money from a drinking festival. Strange...[/p][/quote]A large number of responsible adults enjoying a wide range of beers from around the world whilst raising a few bob for a good cause can hardly be compared to kids necking illicit cider in the park. As for it being overpriced, it was no dearer than average pub prices. If you don't approve, then don't go, but don't slag off those who put in a lot of effort to raise a lot of money. MalcM59

8:53am Mon 14 Oct 13

The Righteous One says...

Throrughlu enjoyed Saturday evening, although I don't think I moved away from the Bank Top beers.

Firstly the event was for charity, secondly they were advertising the "drinkaware" campaign and thirdly everybody there were adults and not children and having a good time enjoying various beers which are predominantly different to the norm in bars and clubs.
Throrughlu enjoyed Saturday evening, although I don't think I moved away from the Bank Top beers. Firstly the event was for charity, secondly they were advertising the "drinkaware" campaign and thirdly everybody there were adults and not children and having a good time enjoying various beers which are predominantly different to the norm in bars and clubs. The Righteous One

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