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Local ales star at Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival

PUBLISHED: 14:15 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:15 22 September 2014

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The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival will return to Ascot Racecourse for the eighth year on Friday, 3 and Saturday, 4 October as part of the Autumn Racing Weekend, promising racegoers a memorable afternoon's flat racing combined with the opportunity to sample and celebrate more than 220 different ales, ciders and perries.

The four Festival specials, brewed exclusively and locally for this year’s event, are:

• Twyford’s Binghams Brewery, Thirst Past the Post – Red Ale (approx. 5%)

• Marlow Bottom’s Rebellion Beer Co, Photo Finish – Hoppy Golden Ale made with New Zealand hops and Munich malt (4.2%)

• Vale Brewing Co of Brill in Buckinghamshire, Bandwagon – Black IPA (4.9%)

• XT Brewing Co of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, Palomino – Pale Fruit Beer made with Apricot and Apple, the colour of a Palomino horse’s coat (4.3%)

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Racegoers can purchase beer vouchers in advance or on the day. Prices start from £2 for half a pint with special offers available. A special package is available for groups of 10 or more including Grandstand Admission, a £2 Tote betting voucher, a racecard and three drinks vouchers for each member of the group from £25 per person on Friday and £27 per person on Saturday. Advanced bookings only.

On the track, the highlight of the Autumn Racing Weekend is the Totepool Challenge Cup with a prize fund of £150,000 on Saturday. Also featured are the Group 3 BMW Cumberland Lodge Stakes and The John Guest Bengough Stakes.

Tickets start from £15 for Grandstand Admission and £20 for Premier Admission on Friday 3rd October and £20 for Grandstand Admission and £27 for Premier Admission on Saturday 4th October.

To book tickets or for further information, call 0844 346 3000 or visit www.ascot.co.uk/2014autumnmeet/8th-ascot-camra-beer-festival

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