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A strong mild brewed in honour of the late Maggie Morris is just one of the 120 beers on offer at Hull Beer Festival this week. Maggie’s Cherry Mild is a 5.5 per cent beer brewed by Mark Storey at Big River in Brough, East Yorkshire.

It is one of several beers that have been brewed over the past few months to commemorate Maggie, who was a Hull CAMRA member for more than 25 years. A Swift One readers will recall that Mallinson’s Mrs Bloke was joint top beer of Huddersfield Octoberfest in 2012.

Maggie, who died last year, was the partner of David Litten - The Bloke from Hull – who leaves his moustachioed calling cards in pubs up and down the land.He has kindly provided the picture of the festival venue, Holy Trinity Church in Hull city centre.

The event, now in it's 35th year, moved there in 2012 and was such a success that they ran out of beer rather early. But organisers have doubled the beer order this year and you can view both the beer and cider lists at where there are also ticket details.

Hull Beer Festival runs from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20.
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