TICKETS are still available for a Christmas beer festival in Portsmouth this weekend.
The event at Portsmouth Guildhall will feature more than 100 different cask ales and a range of ciders.
Mulled cider will be on offer in the spirit of Christmas.
Music will come from a range of acts including Mojo Dollar, The Elasticated Waste Band and singer songwriter Andy Muscat.
And hungry punters will be treated to a barbecue, hog roast and vegetarian dishes.
Ben Miles, festival co-organiser, said he cannot wait for it to go ahead and that a lot of work has gone into ensuring it is a success.
‘We are really looking forward to it now,’ he said.
‘Everyone has had a busy year and we are looking forward to having a few beers and letting our hair down and seeing everyone enjoy the Christmas spirit.
‘The craft beer market is massive now and more people are drinking micro-brewed beer.
‘It’s become more and more popular, especially with the younger age group which is great.
‘Beer festivals are just good old-fashioned fun.
‘It’s about great beer, great music and a great atmosphere – it’s a good formula.’
Proceeds are to be given to Tom Prince Cancer Trust and RNLI.
The event kicks off on Saturday from noon until 5pm and again from 6pm to 11pm.
A Sunday session will then be held from noon until 5pm.
Tickets cost £10 each and are available either from Portsmouth Guildhall or portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com The price includes a souvenir beer glass, programme and a free beer.