A popular beer festival celebrates its 11th anniversary this year, and will feature 31 craft beers.

Guisborough Beer Festival takes place on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 in St Nicholas Parish Hall, Bow Street. Sessions run from 11am to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm on both days.

Tickets, which cost £5 for all sessions and include a free commemorative glass and a detailed programme, are available from Guisborough Bookshop in Chaloner Street.

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Ales will come from across the country, with several from Scotland and even one from the Orkneys. Guisborough Brewery is sending BOBA-X, an American style brown ale, and the event’s strongest beer yet, The Rising, a 10.5 per cent ABV Imperial stout, will also feature.

Four real ciders, a perry, several wines and some low-alcohol beer will be on the line-up.

The food is being provided by the Hospitality Group at St Nicholas Parish Church, while the MS Therapy Centre in Middlesbrough will have a tombola stall and members of Blood Run, will display their equipment.

Mark Lister, festival chairman, said: “I am proud to be associated with this long-running event. It is a tremendous joint effort between Guisborough and Great Ayton Rotary Club and St Nicholas Parish Church. The festival has raised well over £50,000 for charity since it began in 2012. We thank our local sponsors, particularly this year the Tees Valley Community Foundation, whose generosity contributes greatly to our fundraising.”