MORE THAN 10,000 pints were supped at this year’s Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival.
The event, organised by the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), had a pirate theme this year because of Charlotte Badger – the world’s first ever female pirate who came from Bromsgrove.
The swashbuckling festival attracted over 3,000 people over the weekend – the largest ever attendance number and of the pints drank, 8,240 were beer and 2,005 were cider or perry.
More than £450 was donated in unused tokens which will go to the festival charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Rock N Roll brewery’s Instant Calmer was judged to be the best beer with Kinver’s Cutting Edge finishing second and Olde Swan’s (Ma Pardoe’s) Original in third.
The joint cider and perry winners, based on people’s votes were Butford Organics Perry, Gwynty Black Dragon, Headless Cross Community Order Cider, Snailsbank Pig Ginger and Thirstly Cross Whisky Cask.
The organisers said the event was a huge success and thanked the 104 CAMRA volunteers who made the event possible.