A TOTAL of 72 cask ales will be on offer at Coventry Beer Festival which returns after a three-year gap.
Coventry and District CAMRA will stage the event at the Butts Park Arena next Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.
Among the beers on offer will be some from small and hard-to-source breweries which are rarely ever seen in Coventry, if at all.
The ales come from all around the country, including the north east, south west and south east with the organisers specifically tracking down new breweries.
Among the highlights is a 7.6 per cent Anti Imperial Stout called ‘Resist’ brewed by a collaborative group of eight independent Northumbrian brewers to raise funds for Ukrainian humanitarian support.
The regional final of the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain New World and IPA category will be held with a blind-tasting by invited judges.
Five breweries from around the region have had beers nominated.
As well as the ales, there will also be ciders, perries, key keg beers, country wines and soft drinks.
Coventry Rugby Club will provide food throughout the event which runs from midday to 11pm on Friday and midday to 10.30pm on the Saturday.
Visit coventry.camra.org.uk for full details.