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