BEER enthusiasts are hoping to introduce Halton drinkers to the delights of real ale at one of the biggest festivals held in the borough.
The Halton branch of the Campaign for Real Ale is holding the two-day Beer By The Bridge festival at The Brindley in Runcorn next month.
Halton CAMRA began seven years ago and demands that beer drinkers get 'a full pint of the best quality beer for a fair price'.
A spokeswoman said: 'We have just under 70 members throughout Halton and have meetings every couple of months.
'Contrary to popular belief, it's not all middle-aged men with beards.
'The membership is of all ages and roughly 50% of us are female.'
Andy Jameson, Halton CAMRA festival manager, added: 'Halton is not known for its variety of beer and the last events introduced a lot of people to the pleasures of real ale. We are all about getting people enjoying drinking great beers with distinctive flavours.
'A beer festival is the best way to do this and with live music and food as well, it's a great night out.'
At the festival, 20 different beers will be available to enjoy, with all tastes catered for.
A jazz band will be playing on both Friday and Saturday night and a 'quiet' session will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Tickets are available from the Brindley on 0151 907 8360 and cost £5 for all sessions, £4 for CAMRA members.