CAMRA’s beer festival ties in with Rugby World Cup

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Rugby Campaign for Real Ale has announced that the Annual Town Beer Festival will be in September to coincide with the Rugby World Cup.

The beer festival will be the 32nd held in Rugby and will be specially themed to celebrate the town of Rugby and the world cup.

It is being held at the Thornfield Bowls Club over two days on September 18-19.

Steve Heighton, publicity officer for Rugby CAMRA, said: “We have moved the festival to September so we can celebrate the world cup.

“Our plan is to feature England on a big screen on the opening night.

“We are also hosting the final of the Regional Golden Ales competition which will bring a variety of prize winning beers as well as all the locale beers to Rugby itself.”

He said there will drinks to suit all tastes. Steve added: “We will also have a number of rugger-based beers and ciders from across the UK.

“Overall, it will be a really special festival this year and something to add as a highlight to the other festivities in town while the world cup is on.”

A band from Rugby will launch their single for the Rugby World Cup at an event in the town this week. Rugby-based band Speak, Brother performed Lion’s Roar at the Benn Hall.

It encourages fans to get behind the England team.