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LOOK: Solihull and Shirley Lions host first beer festival

Sarah Mason 19th Sep, 2018

THE ALE was in full flow at the weekend as the Shirley and Solihull Lions hosted its first Beer Festival.

Beer-lovers were spoilt for choice at the Solihull British Legion on Union Road with over 16 cask ales on offer, together with a range of cider and perries.

The festival supported Troop Aid and other Lions charities.

Ken Baker, Shirley Lions chairman, said: “At the close of the event there was very little beer or cider left over and on examining each of the 72 pint barrels it became clear that everyone’s favourite had been the ‘Goats Milk’ from the Church End Brewery in Nuneaton as there were only a couple of pints left.

“This was not surprising as ‘Goats Milk’ was voted Supreme Champion Beer 2017 at the Great British Beer Festival.

“The finances are still being totted up but from the profit made a worthwhile donation will be made to our major beneficiary Troop Aid.

“The event was also attended by a number of members of Solihull CAMRA who congratulated the Lions on the event, especially as this was the first time we had ever put on such an event.”

Observer photographer Jon Mullis captured the day.

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