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A WIGAN brewery will showcase some of its finest ales for this year’s Great Northern Beer Festival.

Allgates Brewery, based in Brewery Yard, Wigan, will submit eight of its cask ales in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), North Region Beer Competition 2011.

Allgates is one of 80 breweries from across the north to enter the competition.

After judging, the doors will be opened to the public to drink the entries at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester city centre, between October 27 to 29.

Festival organiser, Alex Brodie said; “This is the brewers themselves taking control of exhibiting their beers to the public.

“To ensure the beer is in the best possible condition, we need to sell it within three days, which is why we are doing this in a city centre location with a low entry fee – to get as many people through the door as possible.”

Greater Manchester CAMRA is managing the cellar and the bar.

Visit: www.siba.co.uk/gnb for more information.