Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Saxmundham: Ale fans raise a toast to Suffolk’s brewers

12:33 26 March 2014

Saxmundham Beer Festival
Ross and Lucy Turner and Craig Drake

Saxmundham Beer Festival Ross and Lucy Turner and Craig Drake

A beer festival showcasing the best of Suffolk’s brewers has been celebrated as a “fantastic success” after hundreds turned out to appreciate some of the county’s rarer ales and ciders.

Turner and Taylor’s Hog & Ale Experience brought 24 of the county’s 28 brewers to Saxmundham Market Hall over the weekend for its three-day Brewers’ Choice festival.

Festival organiser Ross Turner said the event was “extremely busy” and “enjoyed by all”. “I think it has raised awareness about the high quality brewers we have here in Suffolk and also the many of different varieties the county has to offer,” he added.

Visitors were able to sample varieties of ale and cider that were not necessarily best sellers but had been put forward by the brewers as their personal favourites.

Mr Turner said all the brews were well received, particularly by visitors from the Campaign for Real Ale, but the first to sell out was Mill Green’s Golden Fleece.

Festival-goers were also entertained with live music each evening, including performances from the Broadside Boys, Moving Waves and Simon Tricker.

1 comment

  • An excellent festival with every beer in fine condition. And as a bonus, the first beer I've tasted from the new Hoxne Brewery, which was yummy!

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Keith Senior is pictured at Jacobs Allen in Bury St Edmunds

Concerns have been raised about how Thursday’s decision to quit the EU will affect mortgage rates and foreign travel.

Suffolk Chamber chief executive John Dugmore

The Government must press head with its commitment to major infrastructure projects in the East of England, despite uncertainty created by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, leaders at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said today.

The QD store in St Mathews Street, Ipswich has closed down.

Discount store QD has closed down its last remaining store in Ipswich after a fall in sales, the company has announced.

The new Greene King beer café, which stands alongside the company's Bury St Edmunds brewery.

Suffolk-based pubs and brewing group Greene King has received its fifth consecutive Certificate of Excellence from travel review website TripAdvisor for the quality of its Westgate Brewery tours in Bury St Edmunds.

Starbucks in the Buttermarket which is set to close on March 19th.

A third Starbucks coffee shop is set to open in Ipswich, it has been announced – just a year after the chain pulled out of its store in the Buttermarket.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24