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Grand Beer Festival gets underway

Over a hundred ales and ciders on offer

Beer enthusiasts can look forward to a weekend to remember - as the Isle of Man Grand Beer Festival officially opens at the Villa Marina this evening (Thursday).

The event begins with a sponsors-only session tonight, before punters are able to sample more than a hundred cask ales, craft beers and ciders from tomorrow.

Musical entertainment and food will also be on offer for up to 2,500 people to enjoy over the three days.

Organiser Mike Priest says you should buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry:

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