Pendle Beer Festival 2011
Pendle - Colne
Muni Theatre Colne
Seasoned real ale drinkers jumped on their broomsticks to head for the7th Pendle Beer Festival which took place in the Colne Muni Theatre from 3-5th February.
In the home of witching folklore, Beers with suitably appropriate names such as Pendle Witches Brew, Hobgoblin and Black Cat were the star attractions as the festival took on a spooky theme this year.
Organisers from East Lancs Campaign for Real Ale are expecting to beat the record 2,300 visitors to last year's festival, and with over 75 real ales and ciders on offer, Lancashire One quaffer Nigel Sharples in the company of younger real ale fan Johnny Nelson, couldn't resist the opportunity to go and sample some of the brewer's best.
Promoting the enjoyment of real ale nationwide is the aim of the Campaign for Real Ale or CAMRA. The East Lancs branch was formed in 1974 and has publicised real ale and traditional British pubs in the area ever since. At a time when pubs are closing their doors up and down the country, events such as this one serve to highlight the true enjoyment of a real English pint in a real English pub.
To learn more about The Pendle Beer Festival & CAMRA CLICK HERE to watch Mike Osborn's full interview.