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pONE of the real ale drinkers'highlights of the spring takes place next Thursday,May 13, with the start of the 16thannual Chester Beer Festival.

Held in a 500-capacity marquee at Chester Rugby Club's ground in Hare Lane near the junction 12 terminus of the M53, the three-day festival (7.30pm-11pmnightly) has become a honey pot not just for local drinkers but others from all over Merseyside.

A major advantage for those visiting from outside is the free bus service from the city's railway station to the venue,once again provided courtesy of the Duke of Westminster.

This leaves at 6.45pm, 7.15and 7.45nightly and is due to return from the marquee at 10.20,10.50 and 11.20 with a later bus at 11.50 onFriday and Saturday.

This year there will be over 60 UK beers on parade from a as far north as Orkney and south as Cornwall with a good showing expected from Liverpool brewers Cains.

Last year's favourite bitter Oakham JHB is expected to make a reappearance as is Wobbly Bob, a popular 6% heavyweight that demands respect.

Craig Papworth of Chester and South Clwyd Camra, which has organised the event in conjunction with Chester Grosvenor Round Table, says punters will be able to pay on the door on the opening night but it's tickets only for Friday and Saturday -and they're selling fast. pounds 6 tickets can be ordered in advance by phoning him on 01244 313182.

pHOT on the heels of Milk Chocolate and Crunchie Mini Dipping Donuts,Cadbury have launched a new Caramel variety.

Twelve delicious mini do nuts with a Caramel dip and a pot of Cadbury milk chocolate chunks. Take a donut,dip it into the scrumptious caramel and then into the chocolate chunks.

Cadbury Mini Dipping Donuts with Caramel are priced at pounds 1.69and are available from the in-store bakery at all major supermarkets.

pJORDAN'SFrusli bars have received something of a make over and there are now five new varieties on the market.

They include cranberry and apple,berry burst and raisin and hazelnut. The bars are available in stores now and costs 39p each of pounds 1.55for a six pack.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 7, 2004
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