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2015 Peterborough Festival Very Close Now!

2015 Peterborough Festival Very Close Now!

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...

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Krispy’s Guide to the Pboro Beer Festival

Krispy’s Guide to the Pboro Beer Festival

Updated for 2015:  I thought I’d write a bit of a fun guide to what it’s like to spend time at the Peterborough beer festival, either for those of you who are coming for the first time, or for those of you who may give an experienced nod to some of the points I make, or maybe even write to me in a fit of anger at my schoolboy errors! The first thing I often do the day or two before the festival, is read through the beer list, and...

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2015 Peterborough Beer Festival It’s Coming!

2015 Peterborough Beer Festival It’s Coming!

OK so we can now officially get excited, as it’s a month of two huge beer festivals.  Firstly the quite large and popular GBBF (Great British Beer Festival), CAMRA’s showpiece festival down in London.  I went for the first time last year (yes shocking I’d not been before I know), and I’l be there on the Wednesday evening this year. That’s still only a warm up to the main event for me – the Peterborough 38th...

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It all Starts Tomorrow!

It all Starts Tomorrow!

The set-up team have been hard at work, building the festival site ready for us punters to visit from tomorrow (Tues 19th Aug) – I’d like to thank them for all their hard work, them and the volunteers who serve us our beers during the five long days! The picture below by Adam Miller shows the site in all it’s glory – I’m guessing from high up in the Cathedral?   Great shot. I’m all ready to go – shame...

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Mobile App Beer List Finalised & Korean Brewers

Mobile App Beer List Finalised & Korean Brewers

I’ve had the very last beer update from Harry @ Peterborough CAMRA, so the mobile app is now the final beer list, as delivered to the festival!   391 cask ales are on the list, more than anyone could hope to sample in five days, even if having the new 1/3 pint measures. Throw in 150+ bottled beers, nearly a 100 ciders and English wines, and that’s a lot to try! So make sure you bookmark the url on your...

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Me on The Radio Helping to Promote Pboro BeerFest

Me on The Radio Helping to Promote Pboro BeerFest

Thanks to Karl, AKA the Peterborough CAMRA PR and social media guru, I was invited along to a one our radio show on the local community radio station Peterborough FM.  The theme was Health and Gadgets (related to beer, obviously!).   So not just my mobile app, but also the use of other apps (like UNTAPPD.com), and social media. It was a good experience, my first time chatting in a radio station studio – and we had a bit of a laugh. We...

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This is a small website dedicated to the 39th Peterborough Beer Festival , 23 - 27th August 2016.

Beerfest Mobile App - CLICK HERE.

Thanks to the dedicated people of CAMRA and the Peterborough branch, it's one of THE real ale events of the year.


About Me

I'm "Krispy". Webmaster, software developer (Java, WordPress and PHP, working in Peterborough), real ale fan (been going to the Pboro Beer Festival for the last 28 years!), and part time beer writer. Starting to get a small reputation as a half decent home brewer, and I write about beer on my beer blog. Catch me on twitter at; @krispybeer