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New tipple coming to Shifnal Beer Festival

North Shropshire | Entertainment | Published:

Beer lovers have a brand new tipple to tickle the tastebuds.

The Moon Madness ale will be rolled out at the Shifnal Beer Festival this week. The new drink is the latest offering from the festival's sponsors Joules Brewery.

It will be among 20 ales and ciders on tap at the event that is running from Thursday to Saturday October (22) at Shifnal War Memorial Club, Innage Road.

Rosina Dixon, of Joules Brewery, based in Market Drayton, said: "Moon Madness has just had it's official launch and the beer festival will be it's first festival outing. We're taking a barrel of it along with it us and it will be a case of get it while stocks last.

"The festival is a fantastic opportunity for us. We work along side Camra all the time and we want to support our local groups. It's very exciting. We'll also have our rebranded Pure Blonde ale available."

Hundreds of real ale fans are expected to flock to the autumn beer festival that was launched last year by Telford and East Shropshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) to boost the area's pub and brewery trade.

There will be brews from Yorkshire, Powys, and Shropshire.

Branch spokesman Paul Barrow said: "We hope to cater for all tastes at this year's festival with a wide range of beer styles and strengths from light, refreshing blondes and strong India Pale Ales to dark, rich porters and stouts."

The doors will open on Thursday from 5pm to 11pm and on Friday and Saturday from midday to 11pm.

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