Ale fans can name their own beer at festival

(from left) Hartlepool Round Table members Derek Wheatley, Allan Wise, James Black and Dominic Wheatley

(from left) Hartlepool Round Table members Derek Wheatley, Allan Wise, James Black and Dominic Wheatley

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REVELLERS are being encouraged to come up with a name for a tipple at a forthcoming event.

Hartlepool Beer Festival takes place at the Borough Hall, in Middlegate on the Headland, on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11.

There are 50 ales, eight ciders and various wines and a bottle bar on offer at the event, which is organised by Hartlepool Round Table and expected to attract hundreds.

But members of the public are being given the chance to bag two free tickets for either the Friday or the Saturday, worth £12.50 or £10 if bought online, by coming up with a name for one of the beers.

Round Tablers have two beers brewed by the town’s Camerons Brewery and they will be naming one, while the other’s name is in the hands of the public.

Last year, Jean Scollen came up with the name Lowery’s Lionheart, when a competition was run to name a beer at the festival in honour of three-year-old Blackhall cancer sufferer Bradley Lowery, who benefitted from last year’s proceeds.

This year’s main beneficiaries are Hartlepool Families First and Hartlepool Carers, and Bradley and Hartlepool RNLI will also receive some of the funds.

Round Table vice-chairman James Black said: “It’s going to be a great weekend and what better way to get involved than to name your very own beer?”

Suggestions should be made on Hartlepool Round Table’s Facebook page or twitter account, @HartlepoolTable by 6pm this Sunday.

Submitted names so far include Too Drunk To Care and Busty Barmaid.

Killerz perform on the Friday, with Bjorn to be Abba taking to the stage on the Saturday,

Doors open at 6pm on both nights and there is also a “beer-only” session on the Saturday, from noon-3pm, costing £3 entry.

Festival tickets are available at www.hartlepoolbeerfestival.co.uk or from Timlins in Church Square or First Class Shoe Repairs in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.