Sorry to inform you all that the annual Walsall Beer Festival that was due to take place at MPV in town from tonight (Thursday 9th March 2017) has had to be downscaled and moved to the Black Country Arms (and others) from 12 noon Friday, 10th March 2017.
The cancellation has been forced upon the organisers following an administrative issue and could not be avoided.
For further info, do check out the Walsall CAMRA group page on Facebook here.
Noted ale arse and man of the Clayhanger Marsh Chaz Mason has his own take on things here, but I fear the issue is more complicated than the grapevine has led him to believe…
The group wrote on their Facebook page:
An organisational oversight resulted in the festival not having the correct licensing to proceed. Our only option was to cancel the festival.
We’d like to apologise to anyone inconvenienced by this and understand the disappointment people will feel in not being able to enjoy the great selection of real ales and ciders we had planned to make available.
We’re commited to ensure that next year’s festival will go ahead and be bigger and better than ever.
Walsall CAMRA Beer Festival is moving to the Black Country Arms High Street Walsall WS1 1QW for a smaller festival starting from mid- day Friday 10th March 2017 untill ale runs out 30+ Ales +5 Ciders.
Also we are arranging a Ale Trail for the remaining ales. Thus far the “find your ales ” Treasure Hunt, involves The Wheatsheaf Walsall, The Black Country Arms, The Victoria Walsall (Katz),& The Drunken Duck Walsall Wood.
Any other licencees who wish to get involved contact Walsall CAMRA Chairman John Morgan 07961011610
Jokes about CAMRA not being able to organise a piss-upm in a pub are in bad taste, Ted, so don’t make them.