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"Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today." - Edgar Allan Poe

The time is now to celebrate the best of this year’s harvest with a pint of the real stuff before winter is upon us!

And those keen to do so will find themselves spoilt for choice over the next few days as CAMRA plays host to some of the UK’s best beer festivals.

So why not enjoy the last warmth of autumn and sample the best ales, perries and ciders along with quality food and live music at the following festivals around the UK:

39th Sheffield Annual Beer and Cider Festival   
24-26 October

Showcasing local breweries alongside some interesting beers from further afield at Ponds Forge International Centre, Sheef St, Sheffield

27th Swindon Beer Festival         
24-26 October

Sample over 100 beers plus ciders and perries at the STEAM Museum, Kemble Drive, Swindon

Chester Real Ale Festival            
25-26 October

50 plus ales, perries and ciders served at the Guildhall, Watergate Street, Chester

Cornwall Beer Festival 
25-26 October

Over 200 real ales featured, many from micro-breweries, alongside more than 60 real ciders, plus perries and fruit wines at The Princess Pavillion, Melvill Road, Falmouth

Carlisle Beer Festival    
31 October-2 November

Over 50 real ales and ciders with a Cumbrian focus at the Hallmark Hotel, Court Square, Carlisle

Birmingham Beer Festival          
30 October-2 November

More than 250 beers, 80 perries and ciders plus a large foreign beer bar at 100 Sherlock Street, Birmingham

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