Aberdeenshire beer festival promises returns for fun filled weekend

Banchory Beer Festival at Deeside Rugby Club.

A popular north-east beer festival returning for its fifth year kicks off tonight.

Banchory Beer Festival runs until Sunday at the Deeside Rugby Club Pitches.

Deeside’s much-loved event, founded by brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson, will see quality beer, cider, gin, prosecco and local rum – with a bonus of unique street food and great live music.

Aberdeen’s award-winning curry house Shri Bheema’s will be serving up a range of starters and mains in a street food style. From mild to spicy there will be something for everyone.

If curry isn’t your favourite food-and-beer pairing, Edinburgh’s Pizza Geeks are dishing out their woodfired pizza.

The famous Braveheart – a combination of haggis, black pudding and Salami Milano on a classic tomato base topped off with mozzarella – will be available.

If its burgers you’re looking for then Screaming Peacock’s Burgers will be serving original game burger recipes from Venison to Pheasant.

Local beers from Fierce Beer and brands from further abroad like Northern Monk, Wild Beer Co and The Kernel will also be on sale.

Guests can listen in to the live music that can will suit all tastes as they enjoy the festivities.

Friday will hear Scotland’s Robert Robertson and his band Tide Lines, Aberdeen’s Full Fat Band, Broken Rivers and Starksy.

Saturday brings an array of music including Tamzene, The 101, The Carloways, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Mad Ferrets, Urang Matang and DJ Goatboy.

A family friendly Sunday event will see Emma Hay, Have Mercy Las Vegas, The Jig Splitters and Land & Sea perform.

For more information and tickets visit www.banchorybeerfestival.com