Final Doncaster Beer Fest preparations

Adrian Smith (left) and CAMRA's Ian Jones.
Adrian Smith (left) and CAMRA's Ian Jones.

The call for orders from the bar for the 25th year of Doncaster Beer Festival has been sounded and people are being urged to celebrate the silver anniversary.

The CAMRA backed festival takes place today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Doncaster College hub, Chapel Drive, and it promises to be a feast for lovers of real ale.

Funds raised from the festival by sponsorship of casks and other fundraising events, will go towards CAMRA’s 2015 adopted charity Firefly.

Firefly is a Doncaster based charity offering cancer awareness and support, which is staffed by volunteers who provide free transport for local cancer patients and their families.

Chairman of Doncaster CAMRA, Bob Kiddle, said: “Once again we are anticipating a wonderful festival. We have a superb range of beers to choose from. We also have a range of real ciders, wine and bottled beer and excellent food and a great variety of entertainment. There is of course the social side of things where people can meet and greet.”

He added: “I also urge people to support local charity Firefly, with their donations.”

The festival was officially launched two weeks ago at The Leopard in Doncaster with its manager, Adrian Smith and CAMRA membership secretary, Ian Jones, (both pictured) as they prepared for the main event.

Entertainment will include tomorrow night – Kick the Habit, a Doncaster based classic rock act. On Saturday day there is Frank and James Carline – a Doncaster blues/roots duo plus acts from Manchester and Cambridge, Strange Triangle, and The Big Easy – a Leeds swing/New Orleans jazz band.