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Intoxicating success for real ale festival

Couple's magic moment among casks

Organisers of this year's real ale festival in the Island say it's been the most successful so far.

More than 3000 people poured into the Villa Marina over three days last weekend (6-8 April) to sample some of the 200+ beers, ciders, perries and fruit wines from around the UK.

One in ten of those attending was a visitor to the Isle of Man.

Logistical issues from previous years were ironed out, as organisers positioned all the drinks and entertainment in the Royal Hall, with the Betty Pie Company serving food from the bar nearby.

Festival Ale Pullyman's All Day Pale Ale was specially created by the Hooded Ram Brewing Company, with 20p from each pint sold donated to the Alzheimer's Society.

Another first for the festival saw a couple from Worcester Adam Morse and Charlotte Gorham get engaged!

These punters gave their verdict on the 2017 CAMRA event:

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