A POPULAR event celebrating real ale is returning after a three-year hiatus.

The Glasgow Real Ale Festival will be held at the Briggait in Merchant City between Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18.

It will feature award-winning beer from Skye Brewing, Overtone, Broughton, and dozens more from across the British Isles.

Guests will also be able to enjoy an international bar featuring beverages from some of the best breweries around the world.

Jonathan Kemp from organiser Glasgow and West of Scotland Campaign for Real Ale said: "The last few years have been tough for our independent brewers.

"It's great to be back in Glasgow, giving visitors a chance to sample some of the best real ales in the world, including many rarely seen in Glasgow.

"With halves and thirds of pints available, it's easy to sample lots of different styles."

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Other than ale, the festival will also feature real ciders, perries, mead, as well as a  gin bar showcasing brand new gins from Skye and from across the country and beyond.

Wine, soft drinks and food, including vegetarian and vegan options, will also be served from independent local food stalls.

This is the seventh time Glasgow has hosted this beer festival, with the last three cancelled due to the pandemic.

Tickets are available now from the TCKTY website. For more information, visit glasgowrealalefestival.co.uk.