The North-east will be playing host to one of the biggest beer festivals in Scotland this summer.
The Midsummer Beer Happening, a three-day event, will take place in Stonehaven in the height of summer from Thursday, June 15, to Saturday, June 17.
Combining real ales, craft and Belgian beers – which the team has scoured the UK and continent for – the event is sure to satisfy even the harshest beer critic.
It’s expected there will be 140 different beers on offer at the Midsummer Beer Happening.
The festival is also the largest in Scotland to be held under canvas, attracting 4,500 visitors last year.
Organiser Robert Lindsay said: “There has been an explosion of craft brewing in the UK in recent years, with more breweries and more beers coming on stream every year. That makes it a tough job to select the best and offer the widest range we can, but we think visitors to the festival will be delighted by what they find.”
Food will also be offered at the event with an alfresco food court.
Additionally, the festival is focused on putting the money made back into the community.
Robert said: “The Happening is not-for-profit, we’re just a bunch of beer fans putting on the sort of festival we would want to go to. Everyone working on the Happening is a volunteer, up to and including the army of people pulling pints.
“We believe any money raised in Stonehaven should stay in Stonehaven and last year we were privileged to be able to give £24,000, split between three local causes.
“The Happening is about having fun, enjoying world-class beer, stunning food and brilliant music in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. We just want as many people as possible to come along and enjoy the Midsummer magic with us. See you in June.”
Tickets go on sale from tomorrow and will include a limited release of weekend passes. To find out more, visit www.msbh.co.uk