Athlone Beer Clubbers, people of the Midlands who enjoy Ale, Cider aficionados and food fans, here’s a date for your diary: the 24th of October. The Ritz on the banks of the Shannon is hosting a beer festival featuring local breweries St Mel’s, Bo Bristle and Black Donkey as well as Independent from Galway and Dan Kelly’s Cider from the east coast. There may be a few more names added to that list as well! It promises to be a great evening, so go along and show your support. Sláinte!