KNUTSFORD Beer Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

This annual charity event will offer more than 45 beers from across the north of England.

This year’s festival returns to Egerton Place from April 25-27 and promises a broad selection of beers from modern IPAs and craft pales to traditional northern milds and bitters.

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David Morgan, one of the beer buyers for the festival, said: "This year, we have a bigger beer committee which is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers with a diverse range of tastes.

Knutsford Guardian: David Morgan, one of the beer buyers for the festivalDavid Morgan, one of the beer buyers for the festival (Image: Paul Langley)

“That has helped us to curate a brilliant beer list with something for everyone.

"All the breweries we work with are independent producers who we have handpicked from the north of England due to the quality of their beer.

“We don't use wholesalers so we have full control over the beer we are ordering.”

This year, in response to feedback there will be more traditional styles of ale on the cask bar.

David said: "For those who love craft beer, our expanded keg bar will feature a host of heavily hopped IPAs and double IPAs, sours with exotic fruits, an imperial stout and even a peanut butter and jelly brown ale!

"Expect hugely acclaimed breweries like Cloudwater, Track and Rivington as well as some exciting collaborations.

Knutsford Guardian: Kevin Jardine prefers traditional cask aleKevin Jardine prefers traditional cask ale (Image: Paul Langley)

We think we've got a fantastic balance of beers this year that will do our 10th anniversary proud."

Tickets start from £10 per session and are available to buy from

The festival which has raised £50,000 for local charities since it began has not lost its focus on traditional English beers.

Kevin Jardine, fellow beer buyer for the festival, said: “David and I have an ongoing challenge to persuade each other about our favourite types of beer.

“I’m definitely within the traditional cask ale fraternity so I’ve made sure we have some great milds, bitters and English ales available.

“We’re also going to have more handpumps on the bar this year, to make sure everyone can experience the beer at its best.

“We’ve got some very well-known breweries in the line-up including Robinsons and Dunham Massey Brew Company with some CAMRA-award-winning ales that showcase cask beer at its best.

“People will also be given a final chance to enjoy three beers from Tatton Brewery, the last time they will be available to buy following their recent closure.

"We’re confident there will be something for every taste and the KBF App will help people search though the huge list of beers to find the styles they like."

The festival will also be hosting a pop-up wine and gin bar, provided by Morgan Edward, offering a selection of wine, fizz and gin.

Live music will entertain guests and and hot food from will be available from In the Dog Haus.