Peterborough Beerfest day 1


Day 1 of the Peterborough beer festival has been and gone, and I’m still here, typing this – so good news 🙂

The beerfestival by night

The beerfestival by night

As with the last few years, I had trade tickets so could enter at 3:30 – the ‘trade only’ session.  So I’m proud to be one of the first 10 or so people in – just like last year.

As soon as you enter the huge beer marquee’s, take a deep breath – grass, humidity, mud, beer, food, people – heaven! 🙂

I stuck to drinking halves – as any respecting real ale fan does (on day 1 anyway!).  I didn’t have a bad one – one of the highlights for me was a golden bitter called ‘hop twister’ (Salopian of Shrewbury) – highly recommended.

The new Oakham ales festival special was also very hoppy (which I love) – it was like a slightly stronger Bishops farewell (itself a quality tipple).

I met up with the usual raft of friends and family – for a Tuesday it was surprisingly busy – in fact very busy for an opening night – it could be heading for record attendance!

Now that's my type of bus - bar included

Now that's my type of bus - bar included

Author: Krispy

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  1. I’m going on Friday night. Can’t wait!

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