THE date has been announced for Cornwall’s biggest charitable beer festival.

St Austell Brewery’s popular Celtic Beer Festival will go ahead on Saturday, November 30, with tickets on sale soon.

Last year, thousands of revellers from across the South West descended on the brewery to sample beers from across the South West and hear live performances on stage.

A huge £20,000 was raised for charity through the 2023 event, well up on the total of £13,500 raised at the last festival in 2019. All profits from ticket sales go towards the St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust, which supports South West charities and important causes.

Brewing director Georgina Young said: “I was blown away by the support and atmosphere for our festival, which we hadn’t been able to run for a few years due to COVID. It was clear people were happy to have it back.

“It was a delight to take the helm and work with fellow brewers to create a diverse line-up of beers across our four bars - from stouts, sours and weissbiers to super-hoppy double IPAs. I can’t wait to unveil the beers coming up for this year’s event.”