Ulverston Beer Festival
Now is the time to start looking forward to the 2017 Ulverston Beer Festival which will take place in The Coronation Hall, Ulverston from Thursday 31st August to Saturday 2nd September.
Once again there will be over 80 beers, ciders and perries available and food will be available throughout the Festival. As last year, there will be live music on the Saturday evening – we will be announcing who the performers are closer to the date. This year, assuming nothing goes wrong, not only will there be a screen display showing what beers, ciders and perries we have and if they are available or sold out, but there will be web page available constantly updated with the same information. This means you will be able to check in real time, on your phone, tablet or computer, what we have and what is still being served. More information about this will become available in due course. Please check back to this page regularly to get the latest information.
Ulverston Beer Festival 2016 – see what happened last year.
The Festival started on Thursday 1st September and ended on Saturday 3rd.
Thursday was very wet (inside and out!) and at a rough count, we saw over 500 visitors during the day. Lots of people trying 1/3rds to get a taste of as many beers as they could and the feedback was very positive.
Friday evening at the Festival
Friday was as busy and everyone seemed to have a great time. Quite a number of the beers and ciders ran out before closing at 11pm.
Saturday saw a very wet day and it did seem a little quieter than last year but it was still a great atmosphere and we all enjoyed the band in the evening (The Bluegrass Project). It almost seemed a pity when 'time' was called but everyone was beginning to flag by then - it is a long week for the volunteers.
This year we had a time-lapse display running on the screen behind the bar showing how much work goes into the setup before the Festival opens and the visitors on first day of the festival. We have updated this and there is now a time-lapse video of the setup, the Friday and then the takedown and you can see this on our Furness CAMRA Facebook page
We had 86 beers, 14 Ciders and 4 Perries so there was something for everyone.
In case you didn't make it to the Festival, below are the beer, cider and perry lists just to show you what you missed:
*** Beer of the Festival was South Lakes Brewing Co.'s Rakau ***