|Beer Festival Goes From Strength To Strength|
Local breweries will be represented at the event
It's finally summer and Ealing's festival season will be kicking off very soon as thousands gather in Walpole Park to celebrate all things beer.
This year’s Ealing Beer Festival takes place 8th -11th July and promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 500 real ales, ciders, perries, foreign beers and wines available..
The festival is headlining with over 350 real ales ranging from 2.5% ABV all the way up to 10.5%.
The Ealing Park Tavern has been brewing their own beers under the Long Arm name for the past couple of months; the festival is delighted to have three of them actually brewed in Ealing.
Other local brews will be Aeronaut and Dragonfly from Acton and the ever popular Weird Beard from Hanwell.
From south of the river, will be beers from the new Kew Brewery and 12 from Twickenham Fine Ales. This will be the largest number of their beers ever assembled in one place. Once again XT have produced a special cherry fruit beer for the festival this year. Following requests from previous years, a couple of gluten free beers have been included.
The festival was previously known as Beer on Broadway and was held at Ealing Town Hall until 2006.
Graham Harrison the festival organiser is pleased with how much it has improved:
"The Ealing Beer Festival has gone from strength to strength. We started many years ago with less than 50 beers and I am absolutely thrilled that we can now offer over 500 to our 10,000 visitors. Our bar is now 120m which we are confident is the longest in London!"
The festival will feature an extensive range of cider from areas including Wales, the West County, Kent and Slough! The foreign bar will feature bottle beers from some of the smaller breweries of Europe.
This year includes Denmark & Sweden as well as Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. The increasingly popular wines are from Brightwell in Oxfordshire and Lyme Bay in Devon. Following the large demand last year there has been an increase in the range of mead, a honey wine that has been produced since the dawn of time.
The food suppliers remain unchanged: - The ever popular Crusty Pie Company with their ever increasing range of pies and mushy peas. Also at the festival is the Real Meat & Sausage Company who surprisingly offers a variety of West Country sausages served with mash, bacon rolls, as well as burgers & chips, and hot drinks. A selection of curries will be available from Powar Curry House of Ruislip which also offers a vegetarian option In the beer marquee is Cheddar Deli who are based locally and provide British, Irish, French and Continental dairy, meat and delicatessen foods. Merry Berry chocolate are also returning along with Pipers Crisps with their unique selection of flavours. A beer festival would not be complete without Hog Roast which will also be available next to the food tent.
Entertainment will be in the music tent each evening at the festival. So far the confirmed acts are Westbound Piccadilly and the Undercovers and will be playing on the Thursday and Friday night.
1st July 2015