Following the success of the previous three year’s festivals, St Clements Church have enrolled Trafford and Hulme Branch of CAMRA to ensure the quality and range of the beers continue to develop. Although T&H have been instrumental in organising, managing and serving the beer for the previous festivals, this is the first time that the relationship has become official, meaning that the event has now hit the CAMRA diary.
The beer list currently has offerings from a number of local breweries as well as some favourites from further afield. The main local contenders are from Millstone, Pictish, Phoenix, Bazens, Beartown, Dunham Massey, Hydes and Marble, while Yorkshire offers Elland and York, Wales has Facres and Purple Moose.
Also expected are a range of 20 ciders and 600 bottles of Belgian beer. The strength of the cask ale is expected to fall between the 3.5% of Cadair Idris and 6.1% of Wobbly Bob, with a choice of anything from pale hoppy beers to full bodied stouts.
Plans for live music are being kept under wrap until closer to the date, so keep reading the Opening Times or consult the T&H website for more details; www.THCAMRA.org.uk.The opening times are Friday 5pm until 11pm, then Saturday 1pm until 11pm or until the beer runs out. Children are welcome on the Saturday afternoon but should be off site for 7pm.Bands will be playing in the car park on the Saturday evening and possibly in the afternoon also. Profits will go towards the repairs to the church roof, as in previous years.