Beer Archives; 2009 Peterborough Beer Festival

Beerfest 2009 at night

Beerfest 2009 at night

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!

Beerfest 2009 Beer-bus

Beerfest 2009 Beer-bus

 

Author: Krispy Brown

EX-CAMRA member and real ale and craft ale fan. I've left CAMRA as I feel they've become more about gaining members (and money) and their petty narrowmindedness around the whole craft/keykeg/cask puts me off them. Good beer is good beer! I do the odd brew myself - having spent a couple of grand more than I should on home brew kit (Braumeister and SS Brewtech gear). Always learning about the craft and the ingredients. I've a blog post here about a day with a local craft brewer making a new beer. I can often be found propping up the bar at Peterborough's best (only) craft beer bar, The Stoneworks. 22 lines of great beer, and decent gin too! I'm probably known by too many of my hometown's landlords, oops. I created the local CAMRA Peterborough Beer festival mobile web app several years ago, and am a regular festival judge helping pick the champion beers. Developer (PHP, Wordpress, Java), Webmaster of many sites, husband and cat owner. I also help put on DIY Punk gigs in my spare time, as part of group of mates called "The Scary Clown Presents...".

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