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Beer52 launches world’s first online beer festival and all you have to do is buy a crate of beer

CALLING all beer fans, if you thought you had missed out on your local beer festival this year then guess again.

Beer52 is launching the world's first online beer festival, and luckily for hop enthusiasts taking part is easy .

The first online beer festival of it's kind, it's been designed to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

It'll take place on April 17 , and all you have to do to take part is buy some beers and tune into the live stream from 6 - 10pm.

Ticket holders need to buy expertly picked case of twelve delicious beers in advance, which they can do here, before the 12 April.

These beers will then be sampled alongside the live-streamed beer festival on 17 April, hosted by editor of Beer52’s in-house magazine Ferment, Richard Croasdale.

Festival-goers can expect virtual, back-to-back tastings and Q&A sessions with the brewers behind each beer in the box.

Big breweries will be taking part including world famous Mikkeller, alongside Northern Monk, Boundary, Salt, Gipsy Hill, Tiny Rebel, Buxton x Verdant, Dark Revolution and Wild Beer Co.

Founder of Beer52, James Brown, said of the festival: “I’m really excited to be putting on the world’s
first online beer festival."

"Whilst people are staying home, there is a great need right now for them to come together virtually & we want to help make that happen – over a lovely beer from some of the best breweries on the planet.

"In addition, I’m delighted that by launching Cyber Fest, Beer52 is able to help support these incredible independent breweries at such a challenging time.”

So how do you get involved? Simply buy your beers here before Saturday 12 April, and then Beer52 will ship out your case of 12 craft beers alongside a Beer List, a schedule to follow during the festival, and details of how to access the live stream.

All you need to do is put them in the fridge.

Looking for the best beer dispensers? Check out our round up here on Sun Selects.

Fancy a nice bourbon? Check out our guide to the best bourbons you can buy.

You might need something to put it in too. Check out our selection of cheap drinking glasses too.

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