Throughout the three days of our festival 120 beers from 34 different breweries were drunk at a rate of a pint every 9 seconds.
As well as beers rarely seen in Cumbria (from the likes of Beavertown, Pressure Drop and Siren) festival goers could also sample cask cider from Scotland’s Thistly Cross and prosecco from Fabulous Flutes plus for the first time a can bar, with rare beers from the likes of Marble, Cloudwater, Tiny Rebel & Magic Rock.
Bringing the street food vibe were Ambleside's Earthworm Kitchen with their vegan and vegetarian options, Kendal's Pappy's Texas Barbeque with their authentic smoke house cooking and Newcastle's best pizza producers Scream for Pizza. The Beer Hall kitchen also served an extensive menu including beer battered deep fried ice cream.
“The beer fest is hard work and needs a lot of preparation” said PR Manager Michelle “We love the fact people travel miles to attend and that we get to showcase some of the UK's craft beer scene which we are proud to be part of. Rotating the breweries attending as much as possible keeps the beer list fresh and vibrant”.
On Saturday we were presented with our award for Cumbrian Five Hop - CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain NW region Gold (Golden Ale category), by Caroline O’Donnell of Greater Manchester CAMRA.