BARRELS shall roll and taps will open for the 16th Denbigh Beer Festival as more than 600 people are expected to hail the ale.

Nearly 40 locally-produced craft beers, lagers and ales will be on offer at Denbigh Town Hall, as well as ciders and Prosecco – for those who prefer apples and grapes – and non-alcoholic beverages.

Festival organiser Denbigh Round Table, the charitable trust for men aged 18-45, is aiming to build on its success in previous years and hopes to raise more than £8,000 for charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Cancer Research UK.

Some of the highlights on offer include Henllan brewer Tom McNeill’s award-winning Heavy Industry and ales by Bragdy Nant Dinbych, brewed just 12 feet away from the festival doors.

Additions this year include eco-friendly beer glasses and an outdoor marquee. There will also be locally-sourced food and live music.

David Jones, chairman of Denbigh Round Table, said: “The beer festival is by far our biggest fundraiser; it’s such a great event that brings the community together."

The event takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 12.30pm to 10.30pm.