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Issue:- 11 July 2013

Popular Beer & Wine Festival Returns with Golden Sands to Mere Brow Farmers Market

FOLLOWING the mouth-watering success of the pint-sized Beer and Wine Festival at Mere Brow & Holmeswood Farmers' Market in July and October last year, a Mini Beer & Wine Festival will be a major part of the next market on Saturday, 13 July 2013.

And with the sizzling hot weather predicted to stay,Farmers Market organiser Kelvin Pye said:- "If the current hot weather holds,the farmers market and mini Beer Festival will be very popular,so I advise people to get there early to stock up with beers and summer food for the BBQ"

Opening hours at the market held at Homestead Farm are from 10.00 – 1430 and it will feature Medieval Raptors and regular Farmers Market stalls …. washed down with beers from local micro-breweries plus a continental lager or two.

On the bitter front ,sees the return of National Hero and the Famous Golden Sands of Southport Brewery who will be competing with established favourites such as:- Temptress and Victorian Oyster Stout from Prestons Hart Brewery and ales from Blackburns Three B'S Micro Brewery and even organic lagers,pale ale and cider from Samuel Smiths Brewery in Tadcaster.

There will be fruit wines,and ciders from Yorkshire's Orchard Fruit Wines, and Dove Syke cider and even non-alcoholic herbal Sarsaparilla with "mocktails" like Thriller In Vanilla and Beetle Juice from the Infamous Temperance Bar of Botany Bay.

While for the more sober-minded, Homestead Farms licensed tea-room will also be supplying non-alcoholic, refreshments including home made cakes and lunches

The event has the enthusiastic support of the local Southport and West Lancashire branch of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) who will be manning an awareness and membership stand. While for the more adventurous; or thirsty; a Home Brew beer stand showing visitors how to brew-it-themselves.

Young families can be entertained by Formby's very own S & R Birds of Prey, with a display of Falcons,Hawks and Owls.

The Festival is free and also offers free car parking. Most of the Stalls are undercover. 

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