BBC Radio Berkshire is celebrating Reading’s brewing heritage, as part of Reading Year of Culture 2016.

They’ll be telling the fascinating story of how Reading beer was transformed from a disgusting swill hated by locals, to an ale loved all over the world.

Step back in time with a wonderful collection of memorabilia from Reading pubs. Meet members of one of Reading’s most renowned brewing families, the Simonds, and learn why their ancestors’ beers – like their 1880s bitter and 1920s Hop Leaf Pale Ale – became world-famous.

It takes place on Tuesday 26th April in the 3Bs at Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, RG1 1QH. Entry is free but you have to be 18+. No ticket required but places will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Event starts at 1930. Doors open at 1900.

BBC Radio Berkshire tell you more about this great event ( audio clip)

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