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Stourbridge brewery set to host sixteenth festival

By Lucy Thompson | Entertainment | Published:

Cheers! A brewery in the Black Country is raising a glass to toast its 16th beer festival.

Director Nathan Kiszka says the three-day festival will include 16 guest ales including Shropshire’s Salopian and five of their own

The free three-day event is hosted by Stourbridge brewery Green Duck, at their Rufford Road base in the town.

It kicked off yesterday and runs until Saturday, with 16 guest ales including Shropshire’s Salopian and five of their own ales all on offer throughout.

The bar on Rufford Road operates within the brewery itself, separated by a glass partition so customers can enjoy a pint whilst seeing exactly where it was brewed.

Director Nathan Kiszka said: “We host beer festivals four times a year and they’re getting even better each time. They’re getting more and more popular and we always have a great selection of beer on offer.

“At the festival, we’ll have 16 guest ales including five of our own and a few other kegs too so there’s enough to cater for everyone.

“It’s a completely free event and anyone can come along and drink.”

Since it was established in 2012, Green Duck has gone from strength to strength and the brewery is home to five core cask beers, as well as producing monthly specials and a selection of keg beers. But it’s not just beers that are in the spotlight in the brewery, as next month it hosts a gin festival.

Mr Kiszka added: “We’re also putting the last touches together for our second gin festival which is taking place in three weeks.

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“This time we’ll have 85 different gins which has increased from the 54 last year.”

The beer festival will open from 4pm to 11pm today, and noon to 11pm tomorrow.

The gin festival runs at the brewery from April 6 to 8. For further information, visit www.facebook.com/pg/GreenDuckBeerCo

Lucy Thompson

By Lucy Thompson
@LThompson_Star

Express & Star reporter

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