LOVERS of cask ales and real cider were once again spoiled for choice at the annual festival held in Alloa Town Hall last week.

The Forth Valley Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) brought a huge range of beers to the venue over Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, giving the town and wider area its very own Oktober Fest.

People attending the 27th Alloa Cask Ale and Cider Festival 2018 were asked to donate to Strathcarron Hospice at the event as organisers looked to collect money for the good cause.

Wee County breweries represented themselves with their own infamous concoctions on display.

Alva’s Harviestoun Brewery had its 9th Legion Red as well as the much-loved Schiehallion Blond on tap; while Alloa’s Williams Bros brought its Fraoch heather ale, March of the Penguins smooth creamy stout and the spicy porter in the Midnight Sun.

CAMRA is a volunteer-led consumer campaign with members hoping to see good quality real ale, ciders and perries in thriving pubs and clubs.

The event was an opportunity to bring together in the one place and appreciate all the best products from far and wide with producers like The Orkney Brewery, Hybrid Brewing, Thornbridge Brewery and many more.

Forth Valley CAMRA wanted to thank cask end sponsors Hillfoot Homes, The Woods Caravan Park, The White Stag, County Estates and The Royal Arms while the main sponsor for the event was Tryst Brewery.

Further support came from Williams Bros Brewing Co, The Orkney Brewery and Hybrid Brewing.

Bands Reelback and Sound Cradle also provided musical entertainment while Cairngorm's Black Gold was selected as the Champion Stout of Scotland by judges at the event.