Portsmouth Beer Festival 2018: When is it? How do I get tickets? What beers are available? Everything you need to knowÂ

THE fifth annual Portsmouth Beer Festival is set to return this weekend.Â

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 1:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:16 am
Portsmouth Beer Festival. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Here's all you need to know about this year's festival.

When and where is the Portsmouth Beer Festival?

The festival starts on Friday at 6pm and will also take place on Saturday with sessions at midday and 6pm.  

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The fifth edition of the festival is taking place at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

What beers are available?

More than 120 cask ales will be on offer, celebrating the talents of breweries in Portsmouth and beyond.

As part of the event there will be a new and improved craft beer bar, harnessing the flavours borne of one of British booze's fastest-growing trends.

To see the full list of beers click here.

What else is on offer?

Beer won't be the only offering at the festival however, as organisers look to appeal to their '˜wide-ranging' fan base with bars flowing with prosecco, cider and gin.

The latter is set to be complemented by traditional tonic, expert insight and '˜all the matching botanicals'.

And for those feeling the effects of a few swift-halves, food stalls will be on-hand to soak up the tipsiness with scrumptious helpings of street cuisine.

There will also be live entertainment.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are priced at £10 (plus a booking fee) per person, per session.

The ticket will include a souvenir glass, programme and beer.

Where can I buy tickets? 

Tickets can be bought in advance from the Ticketmaster website or from the Merchant House in Highland Road, Southsea.

For more information go to the Portsmouth Beer Festival website.