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Ludlow Brewery’s ever-popular annual beer festival, Valentine’s Ale Massacre, returns for 2024, featuring 20 plus ales and ciders.

The beer festival, which is running for its 12th year, is being held over three days from Friday 9th February to Sunday 11th February.

The event is extremely popular with local beer aficionados and visitors. Craft beers and real ales from breweries both near and far will be available to attendees.

Managing Director Gary Walters said: “The beer festival is one of the highlights of our year. It gives us the chance to showcase beers from independent craft breweries from around the UK, pouring everything from hazy IPAs and dessert stouts to crisp lagers, alongside a selection of local ciders. This year we will also have craft spirits on offer for non-beer drinkers with our hopped gin and a vodka produced by Ludlow Distillery.”

The event is free entry, being held during normal opening hours in the daytime: 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday. There will also be street food and entertainment during the weekend. The Pizza Girls will be firing up the oven on the Saturday to provide a range of pizzas, while The Beefy Boys will be grilling their popular burgers on the Sunday. Live comedy and music events will be held on the Friday and Saturday nights with tickets available from the brewery for the Friday Night Comedy Club, and Rock Night on the Saturday night.

Previous events have featured beers from guest breweries including Oakham Ales, Purple Moose, Titanic, Tiny Rebel, Deya, Wily Fox, Bristol Beer Factory, Fixed Wheel, Vocation. The Valentine’s Ale Massacre 2024 will be pouring real ales and craft beers from the length and breadth of the UK, from as far north as Loch Lomond and Inverness, Yorkshire, to the south: Bristol, Barnstaple and Taunton.

Ludlow Brewery is housed in a converted Victorian railway shed at Station Drive, a five-minute walk from Ludlow Train Station. To find out more about the brewery’s upcoming events, including open mics and Shropshire Blues Club bi-monthly gigs, and buy tickets online for most events, visit ludlowbrewery.co.uk/events.

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