Peterborough Beerfest time! It’s Krispy Xmas and B’Day in one

Peterborough beer festival

Beer.. lots of it. Thank you CAMRA

Well it’s that time of year again – you should be able to tell, as it’s been raining .. a LOT.  Which means it’s time for the annual Peterborough Beer festival.

If you’ve not been before, this is the one thing that Peterborough does really well – something to be properly proud of.  Our beer festival is the 2nd largest in the UK (after the national one), and is held outside (well inside HUGE marques), on the river embankment.

As with previous years, there are many many many ales to try (350+), bottled euro beers, cider, perry, and  English wines (both grape and fruit).

Lots of live music too, in the mega enormous music tent.  Oh and grub, to keep me from keeling over.

It’s the 33rd beer festival… I think I’ve been going since the 12th?  I would have been 17 anyway (oh dear, naughty boy).  Back in those days it was held in the local roller disco and music venue (the Wirina), which is a sorry closed building now.

Anyway – Beerfest starts Tuesday.. I have the week off.  Should be sampling a few ales Tues, Weds… and all day n night Thursday.  Can’t wait!!  Oh and it’s obviously a lot cheaper if you are a paid up CAMRA member – which I am.  Remember your card if you go along!

UPDATE: It’s 2011, and time for the 34th Beer Festival – my write-up of day 1 is here.

Author: Krispy

Webmaster of this and many websites over the years. I've been a Senior developer (Java JEE and Oracle DB, specialising in SEAM/JSF/Hibernate web development). Ex Lead Developer at New Scientist magazine, where I worked on creating a new WordPress based website, using almost 100% custom created widgets, plugins and theme. My own projects include websites created in WordPress and custom written with PHP and MySQL, and have my own dedicated linux server to run them from. Currently proud of; Mags Direct - a site I created for my work at the Frontline Group. An online magazine shop, which I created with almost zero budget within a week (since had a full theme upgrade). Found at Married, one cat. Beer fanatic (wife probably says bore) - real ales and craft beers. I have spent for too much on home brew gear, I create full mash craft beers. I spend a lot of time either going to gigs or organising them - I'm part of a small bunch of friends putting on DIY Punk shows called "The Scary Clown Presents..." our website can be found here; Also a fan of the local footy team - UP THE POSH!

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