By Nick Love in YorkMix.
For four days every September more than 10,000 people gather on a big field in York and drink more than 40,000 pints of beer and cider.
It’s not some bizarre cult devoted to worshipping Silenus and Dionysus, the Greek gods of beer, but York Beer Festival.
Already established as one of the top events of its kind, this year’s fest looks to be the best yet, with a very special guest and a brand new fringe.
It’s not hard to see why York Beer Festival is so successful. Inside the cavernous marquee it’s a cathedral of jollity where you can simultaneously feel secure from the elements whilst enjoying the frisson of the outdoor experience.
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