The next twelve days will see plenty of great ale in the district with three hotly anticipated festivals at Folly Hall, Thurstonland and Hall Bower.
The Rose & Crown at Thurstonland (the number one Brass Monkey outlet) promises a good beer line up (40+) for it's inaugural fest this weekend and will also include the now obligatory hog roast along with some live music.(map)
Hall Bower Athletic & Working Mens Club was blessed with some fantastic weather (and even better ale) for it's first festival last July so let's hope for a repeat during Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th. Two beers produced especially for the festival by Mallinsons and Clarks really triumphed last time and there's sure to be another surprise or two this year. (map)
And kicking it all off tonight is the summer festival no one should miss. With a massive eighty beers on handpull and not reliant on the vagaries of the weather, the mighty Star Inn at Folly Hall will once more be showcasing the country's newest breweries alongside many old favourites of course. A five day swilling marathon of unparallelled pulchritude is guarenteed! (map)