FESTIVAL DETAILS

VENUE: Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club, Lutterworth Road, Blaby, LE8 4DY

SAT NAV COORDINATES: 52.563889, -1.169222

 

The Leicester Lions Beer Festival runs on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July 2022.

 

The bar will be under a Marquee, with musical entertainment (bands on Friday and Saturday) inside the clubhouse. Food will be served from the kitchen kiosk (outside). The clubhouse bar will be open (for draught lager).

Parking is available but you may prefer to get a taxi or a lift to the Beer Festival.

 

From Leicester, catch an Arriva bus 85 to Lutterworth Road, then a short walk south to the venue.

From Lutterworth, catch an Arriva bus 84 to Wychwood Road, then cross the roundabout to take a short walk north along Lutterworth Road to the venue.

 

You will need to obtain drinks tokens before going to the bar in the marquee. Tokens can be exchanged for drinks (and 'glasses') at the bar. 1 token = 1/2 pint or soft drink; 2 tokens = 1 pint of beer / cider, 1 (175ml) glass of wine, 1 (125ml) glass of prosecco or a glass of gin (25ml) & tonic. 1 token = 1 drinks glass (polycarbonate).

 

Payment for tokens and entrance fee can be made using contactless debit/credit card. Please do not bring cash.

 

Pay for admission at the festival entrance (£5 on Friday/Saturday, FREE entry on Thursday).

If you bought a Festival ticket online, bring your e-Ticket with you (printed, or show the Ticket QR code on your smart phone or device). If you purchased tokens with your online e-Ticket, you can exchange these at the ticket desk. Tokens can be purchased at the ticket desk.

 

If you look under 25 please bring ID to prove your age. No sharp objects or glass will be allowed on site (your bag may be searched by our security team). You may not bring alcohol or any food items onto the site (those with special dietary requirements can bring certain food items to substitute, e.g. gluten free burger baps).

You must drink up before leaving the site - no drinks to be taken off site at the end of the evening!

Please keep off the rugby pitch!

When leaving the site in the evening, please be considerate of our neighbours and keep noise levels down.

Leicester Lions Beer Festival
Cosby Beer Festival
Leicester Lions Beer Festival

THURSDAY 28 JULY 2022:    7pm - 11pm

FRIDAY 29 JULY 2022:    5pm - 11pm

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2022:    12pm - 11pm

Children are welcome to attend (accompanied by an adult) on Saturday afternoon until 7.00pm.

Under 12s get in free, children aged 12-18 - admission fee reduced to 1 TOKEN (don't buy tickets in advance for any children).

 

The bar will close 15-30 minutes before the finish time on each day.


MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

 

THURSDAY 28th JULY

No live bands - put your requests in early for the 'Juke Box'!

 

FRIDAY 29th JULY

To be announced...

 

SATURDAY 30th JULY

To be announced...

Many thanks to all the musicians who performed at our previous beer festivals:

FOURTH WALL

NICK WALE

WAYNE DUNCAN

GLITTER SISTERS

ABOVE AVERAGE WEIGHT BAND

JAZZ CREW

WAYNE SMITH

MICK HUBBARD

CHAMBERS

Musical performers

A big thank you to all the performers who gave their time freely to support our charity beer festival, raising awareness of Prostate Cancer and the charity PROSTaid.

  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
PPL PRS TheMusicLicence

 

This event was supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme. PPL PRS licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the permission they need to play the music they want.

 

TheMusicLicence ensures that music creators are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.

 

For more information about PPL PRS, visit pplprs.co.uk or call 0800 0720 808

 

Drinks

BEERS FOR 2022 TO BE ANNOUNCED NEARER THE EVENT

The following beers were available at the 2021 beer festival.

 

Hairy Helmet

Hairy Helmet

4.7%
Hops include Nelson Sauvin, Cascade and a small hint of Herkules to give the Viking some character. Subtle hints of gooseberry and lychees are to be expected.

Ashbourne Ale

Ashbourne Ale (IPA)

4.9%
A fresh blend of both American hops and New Zealand hops including citra. Crisp and refreshing pint includes fruity notes: mango, peach, grapefruit.

Anstey Ale Golden

Anstey Ale - Golden

4.5%
Golden ale - soft malty beer with smooth English hops.

Anstey Ale Lakeside

Anstey Ale - Lakeside

3.9%
Lakeside - Amber bitter finished of Admiral and Challenger hops.

Anstey Ale Milk Stout

Anstey Ale - Milk Stout

4.7%
Milk stout - smooth and sweet stout.

Anstey Ale Nook

Anstey Ale - Nook

5.0%
Nook - English IPA with a gentle bitterness and citrus undertones.

Anstey Ale West Coast Pilsner

Anstey Ale - West Coast Pilsner

5.2%
Pilsner hybrid with a west coast ale yeast, hopped with a blend of noble lager hops & Amarillo - a full bodied, fruity and slightly sweet finish.

Return of the King

Return of the King

4.2%
A copper/reddish ale, using Nelson & Cascade hops producing a pleasant bitter finish.

Berry Dangerous

Berry Dangerous

5.2%
(Vegan Friendly - Unfined). Smooth, dark porter infused with raspberries, resulting in a well rounded deliciously moreish pint.

Tap House Brewery Kingdom

Tap House Brewery - Kingdom

4.5%
Deep ruby brown ale, full of malt flavour.

Tap House Brewery Gold

Tap House Brewery - Gold

4.0%
Pale, hoppy session ale with citrus notes.

Caveman Strong

Caveman Strong

5.0%
Trad bitter - full bodied, well rounded, strong malty bitter.

Caveman Citra

Caveman Citra

4.1%
Pale golden ale, heavily hopped with citra giving a tropical, hoppy flavour.

Falstaff Brewery Flanagan

Falstaff Brewery - Flanagan

4.0%
Well rounded session ale, copper in colour with a pleasant malty finish.

Falstaff Brewery Everett

Falstaff Brewery - Everett

4.3%
Golden bitter, with a pleasant hoppy aroma and lingering bitter finish.

Morton Brewery Essington Gold

Morton Brewery - Essington Gold

4.4%
Brewer's Gold and East Kent Goldings hops are combined to create a full bodied golden ale, refreshing bitterness is followed with a sweet finish.

Morton Brewery Jelly Roll

Morton Brewery - Jelly Roll

4.2%
Dry hopped best bitter.

Hartshorns Brewery Ignite

Hartshorns Brewery - Ignite

3.9%
Ignite packs a serious hoppy punch. With an intense citrus flavour from a blend of potent American hops Ignite will satisfy any thirst.

Hartshorns Brewery Full Nelson

Hartshorns Brewery - Full Nelson

4.6%
Heavily hopped with Nelson hops this pale ale packs a great flavour punch!

Aldwark Artisan Ales Chilli Porter

Aldwark Artisan Ales - Hot Frankenstein

5.4%
(Vegan friendly). This fiery, monster porter is full of flavour... Strawberries, liquorice, citrus & coffee all present! With an extra shot of hot chilli. Smooth to the taste with a strong mouth feel dark ale.

Aldwark Artisan Ales Nostrum Amber

Aldwark Artisan Ales - Nostrum Amber

4.2%
A warming amber bitter with honey undertones and lovely mouth feel.

Milestone Brewery West Coast IPA

Milestone Brewery - West Coast IPA

5.5%
Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus and floral. Light, sweet to mid-bitter taste, medium to full body.

Milestone Brewery Raspberry Wheat Beer

Milestone Brewery - Raspberry Wheat Beer

5.6%
Continental style wheat beer infused with fresh raspberries.

Black Hole Brewery Milky Way

Black Hole Brewery - Milky Way

6.0%
A pale wheat beer.  Honey and banana nose advises the sweet taste but not the sweet, dry spicy finish from this wheat beer.

Black Hole Brewery Cosmic

Black Hole Brewery - Cosmic

4.2%
Cosmic beer has an amber glow with an initial malt aroma.  The complex balance of malt and English hops give lingering tastes of nuts, fruit and a dry hoppy bitterness.

Mr Grundys Brewery Sniper

Mr Grundys Brewery - Sniper

4.6%
Amber coloured smooth refreshing bitter with a hint of toffee and a satisfying malty aroma.

Mr Grundys Brewery Big Willie

Mr Grundys Brewery - Big Willie

4.2%
Thirst quenching golden ale packed with English hops giving a lasting dry bitter finish.

Inadequate Brewery Tickety Boo

Inadequate Brewery - Tickety Boo

5.5%
Vegan friendly, made mainly with maris otter malt and cara malt for a touch of sweetness. It has mango tropical fruit notes with a citrus back bone and smooth mouthfeel.

Inadequate Brewery Roundhouse Stout

Inadequate Brewery - Roundhouse Stout

5.0%
Vegan friendly, a full flavoured smooth balanced stout, with chocolate, coffee and fruit undertones.

Magpie Brewery Pow Pow

Magpie Brewery - Pow Pow

4.6%
Vegan friendly, award-Winning Sorachi and Citra Pale. Thirst-quenching citrusy pale with hints of coconut and a creamy peach-like finish.

Magpie Brewery Roam

Magpie Brewery - Roam

4.5%
Vegan friendly, a New World pale ale, based on hops from New Zealand and the USA. Tropical citrus aroma, slightly sweet on the palate.

Golden Duck Brewery For England

Golden Duck Brewery - For England

5.1%
Light woody aroma, slightly sweet with caramel and bubblegum, and a slightly astringent bitterness.

Golden Duck Brewery Carry On Edward

Golden Duck Brewery - Carry On Edward

4.5%
Pale golden refreshing bitter packed full of delicious hops.

Moonface Brewery Citra

Moonface Brewery - Citra

4.5%
Hopped using mostly citra, with citrus and tropical hop flavours. A bitter finish and very refreshing.

Heritage Brewery Masterpiece IPA

Heritage Brewery - Masterpiece IPA

5.6%
Aromatic hops, toasted cereal notes and hints of smoke and spice. A full, luxurious mouth-feel creates an exquisite finish.

Peakstones Rock Brewery Black Hole Porter

Peakstones Rock Brewery - Black Hole Porter

4.5%
(Vegan Friendly - Unfined) An award winning dark ale, brewed with chocolate malt giving it plenty of body.

Peakstones Rock Brewery Oblivion

Peakstones Rock Brewery - Oblivion

5.5%
This easy drinking, golden coloured beer has plenty of body despite its strength.

Parish Brewery Farm Gold

Parish Brewery - Farm Gold

4.2%
A light refreshing hoppy session beer, with a slight citric aftertaste.

Brunswick Brewery Black Sabbath

Brunswick Brewery - Black Sabbath

6.0%
(Vegan Friendly - Unfined) Strong, dark old ale.

Brunswick Brewery Triple Hop

Brunswick Brewery - Triple Hop

4.0%
Straw coloured, with a bitter, dry astringency. As the name suggests, three hop variants used in 3 separate stages.

Tower Brewery Imperial IPA

Tower Brewery - Imperial IPA

5.0%
A premium IPA, light golden in colour with a rich citrus, fruity flavour and a floral hoppy aroma. Distinctive and deceptively quaffable!

Moonface Brewery Pakes Pale

Moonface Brewery - Pakes's Pale

4.0%
A session pale ale using four hops, centennial, cascade, citra and amorillo.

We will have a selection of ciders, including:

THIRSTY FARMER CIDER

Thirsty Farmer Ciders

  • Strawberry, 4.0%
  • Mango, 4.0%
  • Blackcurrant, 4.0%
  • Lemon & Lime, 4.0%
  • Orange & Pineapple, 4.0%
  • Farmhouse Cloudy, 7.2%
  • Vintage, 6.5%
  • Medium Cloudy, 6.0%

CHARNWOOD CIDERS

Charnwood Ciders

  • Medium, 6.5%
  • Dry, 6.5%

Check out our Gin Bar!

Gin Bar

GIN & TONIC

Gin measures will be 25ml.

 

  • Beefeater London Dry Gin - 40%
  • Beefeater London Peach & Raspberry - 37.5%
  • Beefeater London Blood Orange - 37.5%
  • Tanqueray London Export Strength - 43.1%
  • Tanqueray London Seville Orange - 41.3%
  • Bombay Sapphire London Vapour Infused - 40%
  • Bombay Sapphire London Blackberry & Raspberry - 37.5%
  • Martin Millers Icelandic Blended - 40%
  • Martin Millers Icelandic Blended Rhubarb & Lemon - 25%
  • Berry Bros & Rudd London Dry by Doug McIver - 40.6%
  • Sipsmith London Lemon Drizzle - 40.4%
  • Bombay Sapphire London Rhubarb & Strawberry - 27.5%
  • Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger - 43%
  • Bloom London Floral Inspired - 40%
  • The Infusionist Candy Cane Gin Liqueur - 20%
  • Hayman's Hand Distilled True English - 41.2%
  • Waitrose Crisp & Zesty 8 Botanical - 37.5%
  • Opihr Spices of The Orient - 40%
  • Malfy Italian Lemon - 41%
  • Caorunn Scottish Copper Berry Chamber Infused - 41.8%
  • Greysons CHAS Local Rhubarb & lemon Gin - 25%
  • HERBIE VIRGIN Denmark Distilled - 0%
  • Haysmiths Rhubarb & Ginger - 40%
  • Greysons Premium Sicilian Lemon - 37.5%
  • Robert Burnett's WHITE SATIN Dry London - 37.5%
  • Haysmith's Mango & Passion Fruit Gin - 40%
  • Small Batch Apricot & Lychee liqueur Gin - 20%
  • Haysmith's Seville Orange & Persian Lime - 40%
  • Cooperative Coconut & Pineapple limited edition - 40%
  • Haysmith's Pink Grapefruit & Orange Gin - 40%
  • Gordon's Special Dry & Fresh Raspberries Gin - 37.5%

 

A selection of wine, prosecco and soft drinks will also be available.


 

FOOD ON OFFER

Hot dogs and cold (vegetarian) samosas available on Thursday 28th July.

Samosas, Angus beefburgers and bacon paninis available on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July.

This year we've got the Leicester Lions RFC chef in the kitchen preparing a range of food & snacks. Pay for your food items using tokens - 1 token for a hot dog or samosa - 2 tokens for a beefburger or panini.

Hot and Cold Snacks

PRICES

If you're drinking you'll need to buy a polycarbonate glass on entry - a pint glass, prosecco, wine and/or gin glass - each one costs 1 TOKEN and can be swapped for a different glass at the marquee bar.

The wine glass provides a 175ml serving, the Prosecco glass is for a 125ml serving and the gin glass can be used for a 25ml serving, topped up with tonic water. Choose a pint glass if you want to buy any soft drinks.

 

You will be charged for admission on the Friday and Saturday of the Beer Festival. If you are coming on both Friday and Saturday, you will need to purchase 2 admission tickets. If you haven't bought a ticket in advance you may pay for admission on each day (at the entrance desk). Please bring a contactless debit or credit card with you to pay for admission and drinks/food tokens. We operate a cashless bar.

If the venue is at maximum capacity, only those who already have tickets will be allowed in.

 

All profits will be donated to local prostate cancer charity PROSTaid.

ADMISSION FEE

Tickets will be available to buy until 20th July 2022.

 

 

 

£5 per person, per day, for admission on Friday 29th July / Saturday 30th July

FREE entry on Thursday 28th July.

 

£5 Admission price includes 1 TOKEN which can be exchanged for a glass at the bar.

 

 

 

No coins will be accepted - only £5 / £10 / £20 polymer notes will be accepted - no coin change will be given. Please bring a contactless card to make your payments.

 

If you have bought tickets in advance (either raffle style tickets or e-tickets online), please remember to bring them with you. E-tickets can be either printed out or displayed on your smart phone or tablet. If you have lost your ticket you will need to pay again for admission.

Your e-ticket will show a QR code - this will need to be scanned, so please make sure any printouts are clear.

You can purchase extra tokens at any time - when you have used up any credit on your e-ticket you can buy more tokens at the entrance desk.

 

No refunds can be given and any leftover credit on your e-Ticket will be donated to charity.

No replacement Tickets will be offered - if you lose your Ticket (and any credit on the Ticket), you will need to pay for admission again and buy more tokens - please look after your Ticket.


 

 

 

DRINKS TOKENS

Drinks tokens can be bought at the Festival entrance and exchanged for drinks at the marquee bar or kitchen (no cash will be accepted at the marquee bar or kitchen).

 

Each additional polycarbonate glass costs 1 token.

 

Admission fee = £5 (Friday/Saturday)

 

1 PINT COSTS £4, 1/2 PINT COSTS £2

 

1 token = £2 (paid by card only)

 

2 tokens = £4 (paid by card only)

 

3 tokens = £6 (paid by card only)

 

4 tokens = £8 (paid by card only)

 

6 tokens = £12 (paid by card only)

 

10 tokens = £20

 

15 tokens = £30

 

20 tokens = £40

 

25 tokens = £50

 

30 tokens = £60

 

40 tokens = £80

 

 

2 tokens for one pint of real ale / beer / cider / lager

2 tokens for one glass of Gin (25ml) & Tonic

2 tokens for a 175ml glass of Wine or a 125ml glass of Prosecco

Soft drinks and 1/2 pint of beer or cider costs 1 TOKEN.

 

Sponsors & Supporters

Please consider sponsoring the 2022 Leicester Lions Beer Festival - view the Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many thanks to the following companies for sponsoring and supporting the Leicester Lions Beer Festival in the past. Visit their website to find out more about them.

EH Smith builders merchants

One of the largest independent builders merchants and timber merchants in the UK, EH Smith stock a huge range of building supplies for Trade and DIY.

From Bricks and Timber to Garden Landscaping, Paint and Tools, EH Smith have everything you need for DIY and home improvement. They are the local merchant on your doorstep. What’s more they deliver too!

For sales or advice, please call 0116 275 0999 or email leicester@ehsmith.co.uk.

Churchgate Auctions

Churchgate Auctions Ltd draws on over 40 years of experience to provide a market leading Auctioneering and Valuation service to the Leicestershire and Midlands region.
"We have an auction that will suit your needs".

www.churchgateauctions.co.uk
0116 287 4856


Diamond Wood and Shaw Richer Sounds Shakespeare Martineau Absolute Health Clinic Next.co.uk Timber and Building Supplies Online PW Circuits Hinckley and Rugby Building Society
  • Our multi disciplinary Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy has earned and maintained a reputation for delivering technical expertise to a wide range of projects of all sizes, values and complexities.

    www.diamondwoodandshaw.co.uk
    0116 284 8989

  • Richer Sounds sells a range of hi-fi, home cinema and TV equipment and we are committed to giving you the best value for money and customer service that we possibly can.

    www.richersounds.com
    0333 900 0043

  • Shakespeare Martineau - we are a top 50 law firm that prides itself on protecting and growing our clients' businesses through pragmatic advice and market expertise.

    www.shma.co.uk
    0330 024 0333

  • Absolute Health Clinic in south Leicester - Osteopathy for muscle and joint pain treatments and Chiropody for all your foot health needs.

    www.absolutehealthclinic.co.uk
    0116 282 7766

  • NEXT clothes are styled by its in-house design team to offer great style, quality and value for money with a contemporary fashion edge. Shop online or from one of more than 500 stores in the UK and Eire and around 200 stores in 40 countries overseas.

    www.next.co.uk
    0333 777 8000

  • Timber and Building Supplies Online.

    www.armstrongsupplies.co.uk
    0116 452 0510

  • P.W. Circuits manufactures a diverse product range from flex-rigid, flex, high layer count multilayer, micro via technology to a simple PTH offering a delivery service to meet your needs from a fast turnaround prototype service to holding batch quantities on site.

    www.pwcircuits.co.uk
    0116 278 5241

  • Hinckley & Rugby Building Society - committed to providing an extensive range of competitive savings accounts and mortgage schemes and, as a mutual organisation, to providing the highest standards of customer service.

    www.hrbs.co.uk
    0800 434 6343


Please sponsor this event and promote your local business! Get in touch today

PROSTaid Charity

PROSTaid was started in 2006. We are a local, registered, independent prostate & prostate cancer charity, based in Wigston, Leicestershire. PROSTaid covers Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire; we rely on donations and bequests to continue our work and receive no government funding. We are run by prostate cancer patients, families, friends and urological professionals.

  • Provide support & befriending

    We provide information and counselling for all prostate cancer and prostate disease sufferers and their families, given by local men who themselves have prostate cancer and diseases of the prostate. We run four support groups in Leicester to help local men and their partners come to terms with prostate cancer. One of these groups is for African/Caribbean men that is the first one of its kind in the UK.

  • Fund two unique Prostate Cancer Specialist nurses

    We fund two nurses one at the Urology & one at the Oncology Department at Leicester General Hospital &Leicester Royal Infirmary, The largest amount of prostate cancer specialist nurses in any hospital in the UK. We have also produced patient information films to view on our website for most of the treatments locally available for their prostate cancer.

  • Fund new 'cutting edge' treatments not available on limited NHS budgets

    We have funded a new Thulium laser and helped with getting a DaVinci Robot to perform minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer. This reduces recovery times by 43% and offers a new minimally invasive treatment for the disease. We are currently funding ground-breaking research into a new diagnostic test to enable faster more accurate diagnosis for patients.

  • Raise awareness and educate local men and local GPs

    We run master classes for our medical professionals and constantly raise awareness amongst local men, so prostate cancer is spotted earlier and can be treated effectively.

PROSTaid charity

We thank all of you who joined us at the last three Beer Festivals we organised in Cosby and Blaby, helping us to raise over £12,000 for local Prostate Cancer charity PROSTaid.

- Les Szabo, Event Manager -

If you would like to become a 2022 sponsor please Contact Us

EMAIL ENQUIRIES: info@leicesterlionsbeerfestival.uk

Business correspondence should be addressed to LLBF 2022, 1 Wynton Close, Blaby, Leicester LE8 4HG

Contact

If you would like to ask us anything about the Beer Festival please send us an email message.