May 29 2019

Bath Ales Beer Festival at Hare Brewery, Saturday 15 June

Bath Ales will host its first beer festival in celebration of Beer Day Britain on Saturday 15 June.

Hare Fest will take place at Hare Brewery, Bath Ales’ state-of-the-art brewery which opened its doors in May last year in Warmley, twixt Bristol and Bath. A variety of ales, stouts and lagers – including old favourites and new brews – will be on offer for festival goers to enjoy, with food stalls, live music and brewery tours keeping attention levels buoyant all day long, from 12noon-9pm.

Bath Ales’ own award-winning beers Gem, Lansdown and Sulis and a selection of guest ales from St Austell Brewery will all be strutting their stuff at the bars, alongside limited edition small batch beers especially brewed for the festival and the welcome return of an old favourite, Rare Hare. Ticket holders will also be offered the opportunity to try two of Bath Ales’ newly-relaunched keg beers, Cubic and Monterey.

Tickets to Hare Fest cost £12 per person and are available to pre-book via this link or on the door on the day, and £1 from each ticket will be donated to Bath Ales’ Charitable Trust which raises money for local organisations and individuals in need. Children will be admitted to the festival for free, and family-friendly entertainment includes garden games and face painting (donations from which will also go to the Hare Foundation.) The focus of the day will be the national Cheers to Beer (#cheerstobeer) toast at 7pm, which is marked annually by millions of beer lovers across the UK and beyond.

What’s not to love about any of that news? Cheers, Piggies!

The all-important small print: tickets to the festival cost £12pp, to include wristband, beer guide, half-pint vouchers (3 for advance bookings, 2 if you pay on the door – extra tokens can of course be purchased as the day rolls along) and your own commemorative Hare Fest glass. Food available 12noon-8pm, last entry to the festival 8pm; time at the bar 8.30pm. Live music, brewery tours, garden games and face painting will be running throughout the day; no dogs allowed on site.

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