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Extra beer promised at real ale festival

HAVING AN ALE OF A TIME: Isle of Man TT Marshals Association chairman Terry Holmes, left with Bushys boss Martin Brunnschweiler, right, and Governor Adam Wood at last years festival staged by the Manx branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW120412 (91).

HAVING AN ALE OF A TIME: Isle of Man TT Marshals Association chairman Terry Holmes, left with Bushys boss Martin Brunnschweiler, right, and Governor Adam Wood at last years festival staged by the Manx branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW120412 (91).

FOLLOWING in the wake of last year’s runaway success, CAMRA is to stage another beer festival for the Isle of Man.

Last year’s event – a first for the Campaign for Real Ale Society in the island – saw Douglas’ masonic hall packed with ale connoisseurs until it finally became a victim of its own success and ran out of beer.

Officially opened by the island’s Lieutenant Governer Adam Wood, who told drinkers he had to consider the engagement for perhaps a matter of seconds before accepting it, the festival also saw the launch of a new beer from Bushy’s.

Bushy’s golden ale marked the 50th anniversary of the TT Marshals’ Association. Fittingly the first pint went to TT Marshals’ chairman Terry Holmes.

A donation of £750 from profits of the golden ale sold at the festival was presented by CAMRA to the TT Marshals’ Association and Bushy’s boss Martin Brunnschweiler added a further £700 from that sold in the pubs.

There will be extra beer this year – more than 100 real ales from around the British Isles, ciders, perries and fruit wines. The festival runs from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 April at the masonic hall, Douglas.

 

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