Rotherham hosts top beer compo!

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ROTHERHAM’S branch of the Campaign for Real Ale will be hoping to discover the best beer in the whole of Yorkshire... after announcing they will host the official regional beer championships!

The competition will take place during this year’s Real Ale and Music Festival at the Magna Centre, on March 2-5.

This year’s festival will be themed around the white rose – meaning that almost every beer will be specially selected from counties featuring a white rose in their crest.

The winning beer will be judged by a panel of beer experts, and will go on to compete in the national finals, where it could be crowned the Champion Beer of Britain for 2011.

Rotherham CAMRA Chairman Jim Crowe said: “It is a terrific honour for Rotherham to host the Yorkshire beer championship, and it means that the festival is likely to attract some of the best brewers from all four corners of the region.

“Some people say that there is a beer out there to suit anyne’s palate, and with over 250 beers available this year, festival visitors will have a great chance to discover the huge variety of Real Ales for themselves.

“For some, it’s about experiencing new and unusual brews, while others come along to see if they agree with the judging panel.

“The White Rose Festival is a fantastic platform for beers in Yorkshire and already it is shaping up to being a memorable week, with some of the region’s best known breweries going head-to-head with the smaller and lesser-known micro-breweries.”

Entry tickets have been frozen at the same price as for last year’s festival and are now available via the festival website at: Tickets will also go on sale in selected outlets shortly. Special entry rates are available for CAMRA members.