Beer lovers rejoice – because Stevenage FC is happy to announce that we’ll be hosting our first-ever beer festival, in partnership with local brewery Bog Brew. The free festival will take place at the Lamex Stadium in the South Stand car park right next to the Broadhall Suite; running from 12 noon until 7 pm on Easter Monday, 22 April.
Introducing Stevenage Football Club’s first very own signature beer
According to Stevenage-based brewery Bog Brew, the beer festival will feature 11 locally-brewed beers, ciders and ales. Fans will also be able to try out the new ‘Boro’ Brew’. It’s a light ale made in partnership with Stevenage FC. It’ll be the club’s first-ever signature beer too; a delicious golden ale brewed at the On the Green restaurant in the heart of the Old Town.
The club decided to team up with Bog Brew in response to feedback from supporters who wanted a better ale selection on match day. Fans were undoubtedly delighted with the club announcing last month that their very first locally-brewed beer would be available from the Broadhall Suite and other hospitality areas at home games. The festival is the perfect place for the club to showcase their new signature beer.
And we’ll no doubt see many fans enjoying it on matchday in support of their team and local economy.
Admission to the festival is completely free of charge. It’ll also feature several live music acts between 1pm and 3pm. The club is hoping visitors will stay for the big fixture on Easter Monday against Exeter City; the match kicking off at 3pm.
While entry to the festival is free, tickets for Stevenage vs Exeter can be found on www.borotickets.com from £15 for adults and £5 for younger fans.
Boro’ will also be trialling a brand-new bar on the same day. The new bar will be in the East Terrace; the club is hoping it’ll become a permanent feature on matchdays next season.
Photo by Peter Garner, CC BY-SA 2.0
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Stevenage vs Exeter City
Stevenage face off against Exeter City on Easter Monday (3pm kick-off). If you’re planning on catching the big fixture, why not support the club by attending the Boro’ Beer Festival? With the weather looking good, make a day of it too.
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