The Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider Festival returns on 29th November to the Round Chapel in Hackney, with over 230 different types of beer, cider and perry.
The 33rd incarnation of the popular beer and cider festival will last for five days, finishing on the evening of Saturday 3rd December. For the seventh consecutive year, the magnificent Round Chapel in Hackney is expected to attract thousands of visitors from London and beyond.
Catering for many tastes with over 230 different types of real ale on offer, the festival is organised by the East London and City Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Besides a diverse range of new, unusual and award-winning cask beers for real ale lovers, a wide variety of ciders and perries will be available, as well as a great selection of draught and bottled foreign beers.
“Everybody’s welcome at the Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider Festival, whether they are seeking out an exclusive cask ale, searching for the perfect cider, or looking past the boundaries of our shores through the range of foreign bottles. As in previous years, our bar managers have done us proud with a range stretching from the USA to the west or Estonia to the east” – says Alan Perryman, organiser of this year’s festival.
“It is amazing to feel the overwhelming support for this festival. Not only do over 120 volunteers take part in the organisation and running of the festival, but the sponsorship from our partners including breweries such as the One Mile End and Five Points Brewing Company mean we can continue to enjoy good beer in fantastic surroundings” – continues Perryman.
The 33rd Pigs Ear Beer and Cider festival is open from 12:00 every day and closes at 22:30 except for Friday and Saturday when the festival closes at 23:00.
Notes to Editors:
Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA): CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation of nearly 185,000 members campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. CAMRA acts as the champion for beer drinkers and pub-goers on issues ranging from protecting pubs from closing down, keeping the lid on the price of a pint and ensuring there is fair competition in the beer and pubs market. (www.camra.org)
Alan Perryman: Alan Perryman is the organiser of this year’s Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider Festival. Taking over from Derek Jones, who has run it for 10 years. He has vast experience in organising beer festivals: he ran his first such event 10 years ago at University and established the rapidly growing Epping Ongar Railway Festival in 2013.