Raise a glass to real ale festival

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PUBS across South Yorkshire will be serving speciality brews from around the world during a 19-day beer festival from tomorrow.

Wetherspoons bars in Sheffield and around the county are offering up to 50 cask-conditioned beers sourced from countries including Russia, South Africa, Norway and Belgium until April 1.

Pubs taking part in Sheffield city centre are The Bankers Draft, Swim Inn, Benjamin Huntsman and Sheffield Waterworks Company. Other pubs involved include The Woodseats Palace, The Sheaf Island on Ecclesall Road and The Francis Newton in Broomhill.

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of one pint, and tasting notes will be available.