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  1. When is the festival?
  2. Where is the festival venue?
  3. What are the prices?
  4. Can I buy tickets in advance?
  5. What is real ale?
  6. I would like to help out. How can I volunteer?


When is the festival?

The festival will take place between Thursday 20th June and Saturday 22nd June. The opening hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, 20th: 15:30-17:00 (Trade), 17:00-22:30
  • Friday, 21st: 15:00-22:30
  • Saturday, 22nd: 12:00-22:30

Please note that the session between 15:30 and 17:00 on Thursday 20th June is trade only and the festival will open to the public at 17:00.

Where is the festival venue?

The festival will be held at The Briggait in the Merchant City area. For advice on getting to the venue, please visit out dedicated Venue page.

Can I buy tickets in advance?

No. Tickets will only be available on the door.

What is real ale?

Real ale is a natural product brewed using traditional ingredients and left to mature in the cask from which it is served in the pub through a process called secondary fermentation. It is this process which makes real ale unique amongst beers and develops the wonderful tastes and aromas which processed beers can never provide.

As a natural, living product it has a limited shelf life and needs to be looked after with care in the pub cellar and kept at a certain temperature to enable it to mature and bring out its full flavours for the drinker to enjoy.

For much more detail on real ale, please visit the CAMRA ‘About Real Ale‘ page for definitions, statistics, and much more.

I would like to help out. How can I volunteer?
CAMRA members wishing to volunteer should use the staffing form to register their intent to volunteer.

General Info

Opening Hours

Thursday: 15:30 To 22:30
Friday: 12:00 To 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 To 22:30


Tickets: £6 (£4 to CAMRA members) per session

Available on the door only. Ticket price includes festival glass.

(discounted entry to subsequent sessions with festival glass)

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