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Winter ales in the spotlight for new Norwich beer festival

Norwich is to host the UK's first national beer festival focusing on winter ales. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Organisers of the country's biggest beer festival are to launch their first event focusing on winter ales and it will be held in Norwich.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) announced plans to stage a winter festival in Norwich in February.

Camra, which runs this week's Great British Beer Festival, said pubs across the city will take part.

"A year is far too long for beer drinkers to wait for their next great national festival, so we have decided to launch the Great British Beer Festival Winter in Norwich.

"Festival-goers can expect the same large range of high-quality beers on offer that they would do at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, but we will also have the best in winter brews from across the country."

– Martin Ward, Camra