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Beer festival to open on Thursday

Three-day event at Villa Marina

The Isle of Man Beer and Cider Festival 2017 gets under way on Thursday at the Villa Marina Royal Hall in Douglas.

Over 200 beverages, as well as live entertainment, are available to sample across the next three days - with proceeds going the Alzheimers Society Isle of Man.

Doors open to the public at 5pm, with the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, on hand to pull the first pint.

CAMRA Press Secretary Roger Cave tells punters what to expect:

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