Ten beers and ciders worth trying this weekend.

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ORGANISERS of this weekend’s Portsmouth Beerex have come up a list of the top ten beers and ciders for visitors to try.

Goose Eye Brewery’s Chinook Blonde - 4.2 per cent.

Easy drinking, hoppy and light.

Rudgate Brewery’s York Chocolate Stout - five per cent.

Chocolate-flavoured, full bodied ale.

Irving and Co Brewery’s Dogwatch Porter - 5.8 per cent.

Winner of the Strong Island Home Brew Competition.

This is fruity with deep chocolate malts.

Urban Island Brewing Company’s High and Dry - 5.5 per cent.

American hoppy IPA.

The Southsea Brewing Company’s Mango Wheat Beer - 4.8 per cent.

Organisers say it ‘does what it says on the tin’.

Hoptimists Brewery’s Glass Half Full - four per cent.

British and American hoppy-style beer.

Oakleaf Brewing Company’s Crimson Tide - 4.2 per cent.

Deep ruby colour with rich, malty flavours.

Gwynt y Ddraig’s Two Trees Perry - 4.5 per cent.

The 2015 champion perry of Britain. Fruity with a hint of honey

Ampleforth Abbey’s Ampleforth Abbey Cider - 6.5 per cent.

Declared best cider of the 2014 Portsmouth Beerex.

Slag Brewery’s Pils - 5.5 per cent.

Czech-style pilsner, considered one of Belgium’s best lagers.

Speaking about the festival beers, festival co-organiser Dave Livingstone said: ‘We have got a fantastic range, showcasing local beers, which is very important to us, and the few we have got from Yorkshire are a great representation of the area up there.’ Portsmouth Beerex starts tomorrow at the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union building.

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