The 20th Westmorland Beer and Cider Festival will be held at Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th October 2013.
The organisation of our next Beer Festival is well underway and as ever our hard working Beer Fest committee has been grafting away to bring you an even better festival this year.
Our charity for this year is Kendal based Sight Advice an organisation set up to provide advice and support to enable visually impaired people to lead full and independent lives. Jane Lyons of Sight Advice is part of the committee and is helping to raise awareness of both her charity and the Beer Festival throughout South Lakes. Richard Husbands and Ronnie Mullin of Bowness Bay Brewery has kindly offered to brew this years festival ale which will be called "Braille Ale". We are also having 50 programmes printed in braille.
The Festival will be open from 1pm to 11pm on Wednesday 9th October and noon to 11pm on the Thursday through Saturday.
If you would like to give your business some great exposure at the show whist supporting the festival please call David Welch on 07772 884690. Sponsorship packages are the same as last year including beer vouchers for your customers and staff.
Wednesday 9th October 11:00 until 1:00
We will not be opening this year to the public until 1pm whilst our trade session is taking place.
We invite all sponsors, publicans, brewers to the event which is probably the only opportunity the trade gets in the year to meet and discuss business. To entice you we are offering a free bar and a £5.00 food voucher to all those that turn up!
Best of the West judging to be carried out in the Georgian Room at 11am
In memory of our former president Alan Risdon we now have a new award. The Alan Risdon Best of the Westmorland award will be presented to the winner at 12.30 during the trade session. Cbob (Champion Beer of Britain) judging will be at 7.30 in the evening.
Tutored tasting to Sight Advice at 3pm in the Georgian Room.
- Wednesday. No music. Just drink, chat and enjoy!
- Thursday. Room Full of Mirrors. (not acoustic)
- Friday. No music
- Saturday. Fiona Hanlon. Acoustic
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Clare Looker.
This year we are having our Tee shirts printed early in order that you can wear them with pride through the summer whilst advertising the Festival. I hope you look good in purple!!
Thanks again to Jennings Brewery for sponsoring the Tee shirts.