Sup the strong stuff at Rugby Beer Festival

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The strongest real ale ever produced in Warwickshire will be among the attractions at the 30th Rugby Beer Festival this month.

The 11 per cent ABV ale was brewed in Rugby by the Atomic brewery. The aptly named Atomic Reactor will feature amongst 60 beers in the town’s major showcase for real ales.

The festival, which is one of Rugby’s biggest indoor events, begins on June 14 and is open to all.

Rugby CAMRA spokesman Steve Heighton said: “This is our 30th festival and apart from the specially strong brew we have also obtained many other brand new beers – and some with a coastal theme running through them.

“There’ll be such fabulously named ales as 70 Fathoms, Drunken Octopus, Davy Jones’s Locker and oddly Whale Ales pale ale!”

The festival is open on Friday and Sunday and will be supporting the Warwickshire Air Ambulance on Saturday.

It will be held at the Thornfield Bowling Club in Hillmorton Road. Food will also be available.

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