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By Tristan Harris Friday 12 July 2013 Updated: 12/07 10:52
MORE THAN 8,000 pints of real ale, cider and perry were drunk during the 11th Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festval, which was held from last Thursday (July 4) to Saturday (July 6).
Organisers said it was the busiest one yet, with more than 2,700 people visiting over the three days.
Two people who were at the festival were Steve and Sam Smith, who have been coming to the event for the last eight years.
Sam said: “I think it’s brilliant. I come and help set up during the day and come back in the evening to try the ales.”
The festival also attracted at least 30 new members over the three days - one of them was Roland Durham from Redditch.
“At every beer festival I think about joining CAMRA and now I’ve finally done it - there were some good offers on at this one,” he told The Standard.
The Weighbridge was awarded the Redditch and Bromsgrove CAMRA Pub of the Year accolade for the second year running and has also won Worcestershire Pub of the Year.
Landlord John Humphries said: “It’s absolutely fantastic we’re over the moon with the result.”
The West Midlands Strong Bitter of the Year competition was judged by a panel of volunteers on Thursday night and Church End’s Fallen Angel was the winner of the prestigious title.
The beer finally ran out at 5.30pm on Saturday.
Paul Richards, the chairman of Redditch and Bromsgrove CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), said: “We’d like to thank everyone who came out to support the festival and enjoy the excellent weather and a special thank you to all our volunteers who gave up their time to make the event happen.
“We hope to be back next year with even more beer, cider and perry.”
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