We are just days away from the 38th Pboro CAMRA Beer Festival, with the volunteer team working hard on the embankment site preparing for the 40,000 or so visitors.
They start with a day putting up the security fencing – it’s a huge site these days, especially when you compare it to the early indoor events at the now gone Wirrina. Then the three huge marquees go up, followed by all the support structures, and of course the long sections of racking for the beer. The beers started getting delivered on Friday, with the majority arriving today (Saturday), from 7am. There’s still lots of work to be done (Music tent/stage, bars, info area and everything which goes with a big festival), but it will all be ready for us on opening day Tuesday.
My mobile friendly ‘app’ is ready for you to use – it has all the cask beers, bottled beers, cider & perry, and this year even the wines. I’ve also added new features so you can find the beer (which bar it’s on), and also special sections for the singles bar, and the new LocAle bar.
You can still vote for your favourites, and you can go online now and set-up a “wish list” of beers you want to target. Point your mobile phone browser at; http://beerfest.kristianbrown.co.uk/app/ and bookmark it, no download is necessary.
Check the times and prices for this year’s festival – remember it’s open to the public from 5pm Tuesday and all day Weds, Thurs, Fri and Saturday, no more does it close for the afternoon! If you’ve not been before, check out my guide on how to enjoy the festival – lots of tips for the newbie.
I see the world famous beer writer Roger Protz is at the festival on Friday, signing copies of his latest book “Britain’s Beer Revolution” – so look out for him between 7-9pm.