Tickets for Dorset beer festival selling fast

Tickets for this year's Weymouth beer festival are said to be in big demand as local brewers prepare to unleash their new and old flavours, reports

Taking place at the Weymouth Pavillion between October 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday) and hosted by CAMRA, the festival will serve around 4,750 pints from 66 breweries across the South West.

A possible attraction for those camping in Dorset between the dates, says the festival will consist of two sessions each day, lasting from 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm. The Saturday lunchtime slot is set to be the most popular with just 100 tickets left to sell.

However, the lure of live music on Saturday evening might tempt a few more people into extending their day out.

Dorset ales are said to be taking pride of place behind the bar, although 15 casks of cider and perry will be available for those still longing for that taste of summer.

Some of the Dorset delights come courtesy of the award-winning Small Paul's Chocolate Porter from Gillingham, Wessex Wobble from Bournemouth Brewery and Black Ven dark from Lyme Regis.

These local favourite will be joined by 15 ales from Somerset, 13 from Devon, ten from Cornwall, three from Bristol as well as three unknown 'surprises'.