Baird Park beer festival ticket launch

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It’s all cheers for beer fans as tickets go on sale for the three-day Midsummer

Beer Happening in

Stonehaven.

The extravaganza of beer, street vendor food and fantastic music will be held under canvas in June.

Tickets for this special event, held from Thursday, to Saturday, June 18 - 20, will go on sale this Sunday, March 29.

Held in the town’s Baird Park, the Happening will offer a dizzying array of around 140 beers, ranging from craft to Belgian to real ale, all handpicked from the finest breweries across the country and the Continent.

The event is brought to you by the same team behind the hugely popular Stonehaven Real Ale Festival and organiser Robert Lindsay says beer fans are in for treat.

He told us: “We will create our own, very special venue in a marquee in the Baird Park that will be the epicentre of a celebration of beer, food and music – but especially beer!”

Robert, owner of Stonehaven’s SixdNorth Brewery, explained: “On offer will be the largest array and range of beers you will find in one place in Scotland this year, all of it of the finest quality that will be a treat for beer fans – and novices – alike.

“And, as we have a larger venue and a wider range, we can guarantee beer will keep flowing until the very last minute of the very last day of the festival.

‘‘Being under canvas also means we won’t have the long queues which the beer festival generated outside the town hall. And we can also, for the first time, let people buy tickets in advance. What better time to launch tickets for a midsummer beer event than at the start of British Summer Time?”

The Happening, a not-for-profit event that raises money for local good causes, will also boast an array of street vendor food, including award-winning fish and chips and Indian cuisine rated amongst the best in the whole country.

A line-up of great musicians will keep you entertained as you drink, eat and enjoy the Happening, which is part of Scotland’s special Year Of Food And Drink.

The Happening is also staging a cycling sportive event on the Saturday, being held over the beautiful highways and byways of the Mearns and, for those who take their food and drink seriously, a corporate dinner to learn the art of matching beer and cuisine.

Day tickets for the Happening cost £10, including a commemorative glass. Weekend tickets, giving access for all three days, will cost £15. To buy your ticket or find out more about the Happening, visit www.midsummerbeerhappening.co.uk