ORGANISERS of this week’s Liverpool Craft Beer Expo have announced that they are expanding the festival site to accommodate even more numbers of beer lovers at the city-based event which runs from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th June. Running across four days, many sessions almost sold out as soon as tickets went on sale earlier in the year. The Expo team responded to requests to release more tickets, and worked with Liverpool City Council on a road closure programme which will extend the festival site to accommodate more visitors and allow the addition of new exhibitors. The event which is a celebration and showcase of modern craft beer is now in its fifth year and has sold out every year since its inception in 2013, with festival-goers travelling from across the UK to make a pilgrimage to one of the country’s most popular food and drink events. This year’s Expo will be held at Constellations in the Baltic Triangle, and offer over 300 beers on both keg and cask, from the UK, Europe and beyond, spread across 25 bars and over 100 beer taps. Breweries to feature this year include: Beavertown, North Brewing Co, Northern Monk, Wylam Brewery, Blacklodge, Liverpool Craft Beer Co and from the US, Firestone Walker. A Prosecco Hut will also feature at the event along-side the ever-popular Cider Den and a comprehensive range of delicious street food. The closure of part of upper Greenland Street will also bring a street festival-feel to the Expo for the first time in its history, with live vinyl DJs playing across the festival days. Tickets to the Expo are still available and can be purchased online at www.liverpoolcraftbeerexpo.com The ticket price includes entry to the festival, an event programme, a branded beer glass and free beer tokens towards the first drink.