Beer festival closes before time as customers drink the bar dry

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London, July 6 (ANI): A beer festival, called the Beer on the Wye festival, in Herefordshire had to close before time, because customers drank the bar dry.

The festival, which was to run until July 5, had to close after running out of beer, cider and perry on Saturday.

According to Mark Haslam, the festival organiser, said that around 3,800 people had turned up for the festival, which was 30 per cent more than last year.

"They started coming in and just didn't stop coming. We were confident we had enough but we had a contingency plan to get more beer," the Telegraph quoted Haslam as saying.

He added: "But on Saturday afternoon I was ringing for another 200 gallons. At 11pm we had six gallons left, no cider, no foreign beer. It's amazing."

The Herefordshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale had to hold its family day in Hereford on Sunday, but the organisers had to cancel the festival at the last minute.

"There were a number of young people here, there's very much a trend for drinking real beer. I think it's a spin-off from people wanting to know the provenance of food and drink," said Haslam. (ANI)

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