The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival is back at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse for the ninth year running and will take place as part of the Autumn Racing Weekend on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October. This year promises racegoers a memorable afternoon of exciting Flat racing, combined with the opportunity to sample and celebrate more than 280 deliciously different ales, ciders and perries.
Among the 28 ciders and 9 perries, racegoers can find local favourites from Berkshire and Hampshire, as well as producers from further afield including Lancashire, Herefordshire, Somerset and Kent.
There will also be a range of festival special ales brewed exclusively for this year’s event. Special brews include:
• Wild Weather (Silchester, Berks), Riders on the Storm - Dry-hopped Rye IPA
• Longdog (Basingstoke, Hants), English Hopped IPA
• Indigenous (Chaddleworth, Berks), Frisky Mare - Hoppy blonde Ale
• Binghams (Ruscombe, Berks), Thirst Past the Post - Red Ale
If that wasn’t enough, there will be a Regional bar, which will be showcasing the best breweries from the Greater Manchester region and live music throughout the afternoon.
On Saturday 3rd October, Samoa will be playing Japan and South Africa will be playing Scotland in the Rugby World Cup 2015. Both matches will be shown on TV at the racecourse.
The Autumn Racing Weekend heralds two days of dramatic Flat racing, featuring the highly valuable Totepscoop6 Challenge Cup, which has a prize fund of £180,000 on Saturday. Also featured is the Listed LondonMetric Noel Murless Stakes, which is run over a mile and six furlongs on Friday.
Racegoers can purchase beer vouchers in advance or on the day. Prices start from £2 for half a pint with special offers available. Free Tasting Notes and polycarbonate glasses will be provided, but it will also be possible to purchase a limited edition commemorative oversized pint glass for £4.50.
Nick Smith, Head of Communications at Ascot Racecourse said: "The two-day Autumn Racing Weekend and CAMRA Beer Festival is now in its ninth year and continues to be an extremely popular day at the racecourse.
"It combines an interesting afternoon’s racing, in particular on Saturday with the running of the Totescoop6 Challenge Cup, with the opportunity to sample a broad range of beers, ciders and perries.”
Tickets start from £15 for Grandstand Admission and £20 for Premier Admission on Friday 2nd October and £21 for Grandstand Admission and £30 for Premier Admission on Saturday 3rd October.
Fine Dining and Private Boxes are available from £150 per person + VAT.
To book tickets or for further information, pleaseclick hereor call 0844 346 3000