This weekend is CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival, an annual event for the discriminating consumption of a vast variety of real ales. It's usually held at the Council House, but this year it's happening instead in a huge shed next to Temple Meads Station. There are usually chips and other appropriately beer-absorbent foodstuffs on offer, along with around a hundred beers, plus ciders and perries. Some of them are regularly excellent, although in the nature of things a number of them will taste like fermented hay. There are commemorative beer glasses, T-shirts and a raffle. There are generally nothing like enough seats.
On Saturday Bea and I are taking somewhere in the region of thirty people (half of whom will be staying with us) to sample its delights. I shall report back.