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Beer festival proof of Island diversity says governor

Sixth festival continues at Villa until Saturday

The Lieutenant Governor says the Isle of Man's Beer and Cider Festival is proof of the Island's diverse economy.

Sir Richard Gozney opened the sixth festival at the Villa Marina last night (Thurs 6th), arriving on a double decker horse tram and sampling a pint of the special "Pullyman" ale.

The festival runs until Saturday evening and is expected to attract thousands of real ale and cider enthusiasts over the next 48 hours.

Sir Richard says its a mark of just how much the Island can - and does -produce

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