BURTON Rugby Club is to showcase the best of what local brewers have to offer as it gears up to host its fourth annual beer and cider festival.
The popular festival returns to the club tonight and will run all weekend featuring the best of locally brewed beer and cider.
The festivities get under way from 6pm tonight at Burton Rugby Club’s Peel Croft home in Lichfield Street, with people encopuraged to stop by and sample the best beers and ciders that Burton has to offer.
The festival will feature 12 beers and three ciders, being provided by breweries including Burton’s Tower Brewery, Burton Bridge Brewery.
As a break from all beer and cider, there will also be a hog roast on offer to visitors on Saturday.
Entry to the event is free and as an added bonus, festival goers will also be given the chance to see the first team in action, for an extra charge, with Burton’s at home to Whitchurch on Saturday at 3pm.
Club steward Tim Gosling, who will be pulling pints during the event, said: “We always have a great time at the festival. There will be 12 different beers and three ciders, as well as a hog roast on Saturday, and it’s the first time that the team will be at home during the festival too.
“We normally hold the event in the middle of the beer festival season, but we’ve decided to go first this year ahead of the big beer festival at Burton town hall.
“It should be a good weekend, it normally goes down very well. and should be extra special this year with the first team being at home.
“It will be held in the club house, so people will be able to see the team for an extra charge.”
The festival will run at the club all weekend, kicking off from 6pm to 11pm tonight, and continuing between noon and 11pm tomorrow and from noon on Sunday, coming to a close at 3pm.
Half-a-pint tokens will also be available and can be purchased from the bar for £1.