A beer festival is to take place in Bolton with some pints as cheap as £1.99.

The festival is taking place at the two Wetherspoon pubs - in Bolton town centre and Westhoughton.

A range of up to 30 real ales, including five from overseas brewers, will be available at The Spinning Mule in Nelson Square, Bolton and The Robert Shaw in Market Street, Westhoughton, during their 12-day beer festival.

It will take place from Wednesday, March 6 to Sunday, March 17, the pubs will serve a number of beers brewed specially for the festival with overseas brewers including Taiwan, Germany, USA, Belgium, and Italy.

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Among the festival collection are vegan, also suitable for vegetarians, beers, as well as featuring a range of different malt and hop varieties from around the world, there are also beers that include chocolate and vanilla in their ingredients.

The beers will be priced at £2.49 a pint.

The festival line-up includes Spring Frenzy (Daleside Brewery), Grizzly Bear IPA (Shepherd Neame), Disco Macaw (Redpoint Brewing, Taiwan), Crafty Fox (Hook Norton Brewery), Bite the Bullet! (Oakham Ales), Bingo Lady (The Lost Abbey Brewing Company, USA), Chocolate Ale (Leikeim Brewery, Germany), Parts and Labour (Rooster's Brewery), Germain (Brouwerij De Bock, Belgium), Roasted Nuts (Rebellion Brewery) and Falstaff (Birrificio Gregorio, Italy).

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Manager of The Robert Shaw,  Cheryll Kean said: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers, including those from overseas, over a 12-day period, at great value-for-money prices.

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been available in the pub, as well as those brewed specially for the festival."

Three third-of-a-pint tasters will also be available for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pubs as part of the festival magazine (a digital version will also be available on the Wetherspoon app and website).

All ales will be available to order at the bar or via the Wetherspoon app.

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