Many people tried their very best to make their way through the beers as they listened to the live music in the autumn sunshine. Legendary mixologist Nick Strangeway from Strange Hill hosted a series of very successful beer-cocktail master classes, where samples of 'Disco Badger' and 'Ferrets Bells' were sampled with enthusiasm. Beer writer Tim Hampson’s beer tasting workshop proved exceptionally popular, especially when Tim raffled his latest book on behalf of the charity.
Commenting, Toby Heasman, Head Brewer said: “Our first Beer Festival was an even greater success than we had hoped and we are delighted to have raised so much money for Macmillan Cancer Support. My team worked exceptionally hard to make sure this was a memorable beer festival – and they certainly achieved this.”
A date for the 2014 Beer Festival has already been set for Saturday 27th September.