Ale FC Wimbledon Beer Festival Is Coming Soon

AFC Wimbledon will also be playing Watford

The inaugural "Ale FC Wimbledon" beer festival takes place during a special weekend at the club, which will also features a friendly match against newly-promoted Watford.

In partnership with the Wimbledon Brewery, AFC Wimbledon will offer over 40 cask ales, ciders, perries and craft beers available from local and regional breweries at the Cherry Red Records Stadium from July 10-12.

Below is a summary of what is going on during each day of the festival:

Friday, 10 July (5pm-1am)

Opening day offers a chance to be first to choose from the beer selection. There will also be an opportunity to discover the art of producing your favourite tipple. Derek Prentice, who is master brewer at the new Wimbledon Brewery, will be doing a presentation, along with a Q & A on all things beer related.

Saturday, 11 July (12 noon until 1am)

The Dons host Watford with two clubs sponsored by Sports Interactive contesting the Football Manager Cup (3.00 pm kick-off). Tickets will be sold separately for this match and details will be announced soon on the club's official website. The Oompah Brass Band will be performing throughout the day. Cricket fans can watch day four of the first Ashes test against Australia on the big screens. 

Sunday, 12 July (12.00 noon until 6pm)

The conclusion of the beer festival could also have an exciting sporting edge as it is the final scheduled day for the first Ashes test. You can watch the finale on the club's TV screens and hopefully toast an England win! Throughout the weekend a selection of hot food will be available and music, activities and competitions will feature throughout the three days.

Entry is free to the beer festival as you will buy tokens for your drinks. However, to get you started Beer Festival tickets will be available at £17 (discount to CAMRA members) and this will include a limited edition “Ale FC Wimbledon” pint glass, 1 x 1 pint token, plus 9 x 1/3 pint taster tokens.







Wimbledon commercial director Ivor Hellar (left) is pictured with Mark Gordon, from Wimbledon Brewery

June 7, 2015