Boozy Guild throwing an almighty beer festival this weekend

Who’s up for getting bevied?

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Do you like beer? Well the Guild is launching its first beer festival – with over 40 bevvies on offer.

Starting Friday morning, the weekend-long piss up will take place at the Cellar until Sunday.

It’s being run in cooperation with breweries across Merseyside, with over 40 cask and ale beers for you to try.

The event is the first of its kind, and according to Guild officer James Coe, the Guild is “looking to do it annually, maybe even twice a year”.

down it fresher

Down it fresher

There will be two “sessions” per day, each accompanied by live music from a variety of acts on stage.

James’ fellow officer Emma Sims has promised an array of fine musical talent will be taking to the stage to accompany the beer-drinking.

She told us: “So far we have James Thomas who does amazing guitar tapping stuff like John Butler, The Alley Kats who are a three piece band, and Louise Quaisie-Wood who has the most beautiful voice, and who actually won Bandsoc’s Battle of the Acoustics last week.

“But of course there will be much more as well, including great acts from the LUMS.”

Earlier this year, the Guild released its own toffee-flavoured ale and has been heavily involved in working with local breweries since September.

Sphinx ale

The Guild launched its own ale in February this year

The pint was named Sphinx, and is served at the bar of the same name.

Guild officer James is particularly looking forward to the weekend-long knees-up.

He added: “It’s great to have such a load of brewers taking interest in the Guild’s inaugural beer festival.

“With a mix of local and national brewers, there promises to be something to everyone’s taste.”

Physics fresher and beer-fanatic Luke Thomas can’t wait either.

He said: “As a beer lover I’m really excited. The fees are not expensive at all, and that’s why no one should miss it.

“I am happy the Guild is hosting events like this.”

The festival will get underway at 11am Friday, with tickets priced at £5 for students and CAMRA members while general admission is £7.50.