Local ales star at Twyford Beer Festival
June 07, 2012
Ale fans will have a chance to raise their glasses to locally brewed beers, thanks to Twyford’s third annual beer festival.
Taking place this weekend, the event offers top tipples from local breweries and vineyards while raising money for a men’s cancer charity.
Entry to the festival is free and visitors then buy beer tokens which can be exchanged for local ales.
Event organiser Ian Wisdom said: “If it’s anything like last year it’s going to be buzzing.
“There will be more than 30 beers and 10 different ciders as well as some quality wine and Pimms.
“We pick a range of beers from a 30-mile radius and they are nothing but the best.
“I know we’re going to have some brilliant food on offer this year and some excellent music.”
The festival also acts as a fundraiser for Orchid, a charity leading research and raising awareness of testicular, prostate and penile cancers.
There will be a hog roast on the Saturday complimented by the selection of live bands.
Some of the breweries taking part include:
- 2 Bridges in Caversham
- Andwell Brewery, near Basingstoke
- Binghams Brewery in Twyford
- Loddon Brewery in Oxfordshire
- West Berkshire Brewery in Thatcham
The festival runs from noon to 9pm on Saturday and noon to 4.30pm on Sunday.
“We’ve built year-on-year and had 1,500 people come through the gates last time,” Mr Wisdom said.
“This year we’re hoping for even more.”
For more information, log on to www.twyfordbeerfest.co.uk