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Beer Festival Hailed As Best Yet

4 June 2013

The third annual CPFC Beer Festival was hailed as the best yet, as nearly 2,000 people descended on Selhurst Park for seven hours of entertainment, featuring more than 160 fine ales, ciders and bottled beers from across Europe. 

Play-off final hero Jonny Williams was on hand to open the event alongside co-chairman Stephen Browett and Eagles legend Mark Bright, before stepping inside the Holmesdale Road Stand to pose for pictures with fans and the coveted Championship Play-Off trophy.  

The sold-out event was the biggest so far, with all three floors of the stand packed to the rafters with live music, as well as premium beers and ciders.

The giant screen at Selhurst Park and TVs around the concourse areas had a full programme of sport on show, including the British Lions triumph over the Barbarians in Hong Kong, the Investec Derby live from Epsom, and of course, the last two Palace games of the 2012/13 season - the epic semi-final win against the Seagulls at the Amex Stadium, followed by the famous play-off final victory over Watford.

The Crystal Girls were also on hand to welcome guests into the event, where fans relaxed with a pint in the stands as they watched the sporting action, or on the green between the Holmesdale and Arthur Wait stands while enjoying a hog roast. 

Head of catering at Crystal Palace Football Club, Nino Raisys, said: “The fantastic win at Wembley last Monday meant that this event was always going to be a celebration and to have the trophy here and Jonny to pose for pics with the fans has been excellent. We chose a selection of traditional and the new craft beers this year and increased our cider choice for the third year running. Virtually everything has sold out.

“The event closed the 2012/13 season in some style and I’d like to thank Sharps Brewery and the London Brewers Alliance, as well as all of the acts who performed here on the day, and the staff who made the event run so smoothly.”

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