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Beer and barges in the Black Country
Beer drinkers will have more than 60 different ales to sample at a four day Black Country event at the beginning of July 2014.

The second Dudley Canal Trust Real Ale Festival takes place at the Trust's site on Birmingham Road, Dudley, from 5pm till 11pm on July 2, then 11am till 11pm on July 3 -5.

One of the special drinks on offer will be A Trip Back in Time, brewed by Sadler's of Lye.

Dudley Canal Trust Real Ale Festival
Cheers!: Ian King of Sadler's and Brian Atkins, skipper for Dudley Canal Trust, hold the Black Country flag and a pint beside the Dudley Tunnel.

The brewer was asked to create an ale to celebrate 50 years of the Dudley Canal Trust, with supporters invited to suggest a name for the beer. The winning entry was Gillian Olivia Fisher's A Trip Back in Time.

"We're very excited Sadler's have agreed to support us in recognising our significant anniversary in this way," says Jeff Luesley, Chairman of Dudley Canal Trust Trips Ltd. "Gillian's entry seemed to us to be a very fitting name for us."

Ales on offer at the festival include those brewed by Sadler's and Black Country Breweries as well as those from further afield.

Souvenir glasses and a range of hot food will be on sale.

Entry is 2, or free for the Campaign For Real Ale and Dudley Canal Trust members.

Dudley Canal Trust Real Ale Festival
Barging through: Enjoying a Dudley Canal Trust trip

Established in 1970, the Dudley Canal Trust was created to protect and preserve a network of underground canal tunnels carved beneath the region to mine the raw materials that powered industrial growth. Each year over 70,000 visitors take regular guided boat trips through the tunnels, accompanied by videos, lifelike reconstructions and music and light shows.

Future special events include a screening of the black and white movie Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by live music, on June 28, a collection of spine-chilling tales called Morbid Curiosities on July 19 and an hour of Edwardian Music Hall on August 29.
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Why? Boats and beer are a winning combination.
When: Real Ale Festival: July 2 - 5; Phantom of the Opera: June 28; Morbid Curiosities: July 19; Edwardian Music Hall: August 29.
Phone: 0121 557 6265
Where: 501, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB
Cost: Real Ale Festival: 2; Phantom: 15; Morbid: 10.80; Music Hall: 10.80
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This looks like a great day out. Beer from the Black Country is among the best in the country too. Will have to check it out.
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