BEER we go!
Wearsiders will be able to sample ales from across the country at a special event next month.
The second annual Ashbrooke Beer Festival is also giving a business in the area the chance to sponsor and have a tipple named after them.
Over three days, families are being encouraged to visit Ashbrooke Sports Club where cricket matches, barbecues and live music will be on show.
Sunderland Cricket Club will battle it out with their Chester-le-Street counterparts in a North East Premier League game as part of the event.
Organisers say that this year’s gathering will offer “more than ever” and are calling on Sunderland businesses to get involved in the festivities.
A touch of the weird and wonderful will also see contemporary dance demonstrations, Morris Men, village green games, a climbing wall and fairground rides available.
Paul Amundsen, club manager. wants Sunderland businesses to get involved and take up the chance to sponsor a drink.
He said: “Here at the Ashbrooke Beer Festival we are excited to announce the opportunity for local businesses (or even individuals) to sponsor their very own local beer.
“Not only will it be a great opportunity for the Beer Festival to build a relationship with local businesses in the area, we also believe it is a unique and unusual way to promote your business to a captive audience.”
Chris Burns, trustee of Ashbrooke Sports Club, said: “We only have limited sponsor-a-beer packages available so make sure you get yours early.”