A guide to the beer festival

Alnmouth Beer Festival in the marquee at The Red Lion.
Alnmouth Beer Festival in the marquee at The Red Lion.

A charity beer festival will be raising money on behalf of a brave baby who suffers from an extremely rare condition.

The annual Alnmouth Beer Festival, held at the village’s The Red Lion Inn, takes place from Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7.

The Red Lion's Jane McHugh and Michael Graham prepare for the Alnmouth Beer Festival.

The Red Lion's Jane McHugh and Michael Graham prepare for the Alnmouth Beer Festival.

It will feature around 30 beers and ciders to tickle the taste buds.

This year’s event will be in aid of the Diamond Blackfan Anemia-UK (DBA) charity, on behalf of Alnwick tot Evie Campbell.

The youngster was diagnosed with rare blood condition DBA, which affects only 700 people worldwide and requires intensive therapy. It has no known cure.

The festival will also be raising money for Help for Heroes, which supports wounded service personnel.

The event will start at around 4pm on the Friday and then carry on all through Saturday and Sunday, until the drink runs dry.

There will also be a musical entertainment throughout the weekend.

On the Saturday, at around 9pm,band Athena’s Child will perform.

There will also be music all-day Sunday.

A barbecue will be held on the Saturday, weather permitting.

Entry is £7, which includes a commemorative glass, a programme with details about the breweries and tasting notes and tokens for the first two drinks.

Special T-shirts will be on sale, in aid of the charities.

The festival has raised money for good causes over the years, including Shine the Light on Aniridia campaign in aid of Moorfields Eye Hospital.