IT WAS a weekend of beer and sunshine at the 12th annual Portchester Beer Festival.
With 26 ales, seven ciders and three perries there was something for all.
The event raises cash for The Fire Fighters Charity each year.
James Mitchell, 32, of Bedhampton, sponsored one of the kegs with his firm Spinnaker Windows as his dad Paul is a serving firefighter at Portchester.
He was with a group of friends working their way down the list of beers available at Portchester Community Centre on Saturday.
James said: ‘I used to live in Portchester. My dad is a fireman and it’s for a firefighter’s charity.
‘I start at one and work down. I’ll keep going until I lose track.’
His friend Lee Hamlet, 48, of Birdwood Grove, added: ‘It’s a chance to catch up with people, get together with friends and a enjoy a beer.
‘It’s local – you feel like your part of the community. It’s a very good selection, not just beer.’
Co-organiser Adi Walter said: ‘It’s absolutely a community event to appeal to people from the local area.’