The Paisley Beer Festival of real ale returns just in time for their 30th anniversary.
The event will run from Wednesday 19th April until Saturday 22nd April 2017.

The four-day Festival is Scotland’s biggest and will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017. Organised by the Renfrewshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), thousands will enjoy over 300 ales, beers, ciders and wines from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

As well as celebrating their own 30th anniversary, they’ll  also be celebrating St Mirren’s 1987 Scottish Cup win – which took place on the same day as the first festival.

To promote the event, beer festival organisers were joined by St Mirren chief executive and 1987 cup-winner Tony Fitzpatrick, plus some of the vendors from the food festival, and local businesses taking part in Paisley Restaurant Week.

(left to right) – David Cassidy (Renfrewshire CAMRA), Tony Fitzpatrick (St Mirren), Linsey Reith (Three Sisters Bake), Rachna Dheer, (Babu Bombay Street Kitchen), Jason Smith (The Bankhouse Bar) and Hollie Stark (Kilty Kilty’s). Photo Credit:  Mark F Gibson / Gibson Digital

David Cassidy of Renfrewshire CAMRA said: “When we first started we had no idea we would still be going 30 years on – back then we just had 30 beers and one hall.

“Now we are the biggest real ale festival in Scotland with more than 250 beers over three bars, plus a cider bar and foreign beer bar.

“A few of us are St Mirren fans and it was an easy decision to celebrate the link with the 1987 team in this year’s festival. We also want to thank our sponsors, the Bungalow Bar and Callum’s Cavern.”

On the final day of the Beer Festival – Saturday, the Paisley Food Festival brings a one-day culinary carnival of street food from across the globe plus free family entertainment to Abbey Close.

And also running that week will be Paisley Restaurant Week, being delivered by local business improvement district Paisley First, runs from Saturday 15th to 23rd April, with discounts and deals at eateries throughout the town centre.

The Event will be held on at Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1TJ (map)

Opening Hours
Wednesday 19th: 17:00 to 23:00
Thursday 20th: 12:00 to 23:00
Friday 21st: 12:00 to Midnight
Saturday 22nd: 12:00 to 22:00

£6 – Standard admission, includes commemorative programme and festival glass
£10 – Intermediate package, includes commemorative programme, festival glass and tokens for three half pints under 4.5%,abv
£15 – Elite package, includes commemorative programme, festival glass, lanyard and pin badge, plus tokens for four half pints under 4.5%,abv

There is a £2 discount available to all CAMRA members.
Ticket available on the door only.

By Events Reporter

Staff reporter writes about events coming up in Renfrewshire.