The beer is flowing...

(L-r) Claudia Leischen from Southbourne, Bubba Fillmore from Southsea, Kirsty Loveson and her partner Katie Loveson, from Southsea at Gosport Winterfest

(L-r) Claudia Leischen from Southbourne, Bubba Fillmore from Southsea, Kirsty Loveson and her partner Katie Loveson, from Southsea at Gosport Winterfest

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A HUGE beer festival kicked off last night.

Thorngate Halls was packed as Gosport Winterfest got under way.

Organisers are expecting big crowds this weekend as real ale lovers flock to Gosport to sample some of the county’s finest brews.

There will be more than 100 real ales, ciders and bottled beers.

Today’s evening session runs from 6.30pm to 11pm.

The event has been put together by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Entertainment will be provided by The New Party Collective, Gosport Silver Band and Jack Rabbit.

Proceeds from the festival will go to the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Camra member Martyn Constable said: ‘There are some tickets left for tonight if people get there early enough.’

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