Cheers! Portsea Island Beer Festival begins

(l-r) Trish Morris from Drayton and Clare Weeks from Fareham, enjoying the beer festival.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (142933-1020)
(l-r) Trish Morris from Drayton and Clare Weeks from Fareham, enjoying the beer festival.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (142933-1020)
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A PORTSMOUTH beer festival is underway and has drawn in the crowds.

The Portsea Island Beer Festival, which is being held at Groundlings Theatre, in Kent Street, Portsea, kicked off yesterday.

Two sessions were held from midday until 4pm, before the evening session went on until 11pm.

Ale lovers got to try out 40 different beers and up to nine ciders.

The event, in its fourth year, has been put on by Irving & Co Brewery, in Drayton, and is due to conclude today.

Beers being offered include Irving’s Captain B beer, brewed especially for beer festivals, and the brewery’s newest drink, Intrepid.

As well as tasting beers and ciders from the county, and also across the country, visitors were treated to music.

Live bands entertained the crowds, including Dicey Riley, Blendworth Brass Band and The Strangers.