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.