Delapre Abbey to host county’s biggest beer festival

Over 150 beers will be available at the biggest beer festival in the county
Over 150 beers will be available at the biggest beer festival in the county
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A four-day festival showcasing the best of British beer produced in the Northampton, the county and beyond.

Northampton County Beer Festival at Delapre Abbey, opens today (Thursday May 19) and following on from last year’s record attendance, organisers have promised that 2016 will be bigger and better, with more space devoted to more beers.

Delapre, the biggest beer festival in the county, features over 150 different beers from 30 ale breweries, 5 local cider producers, two local gin producers, wine, spirits, and craft ales from around the world in the new craft beer marquee.

All 20 independent commercial brewers from Northamptonshire will be showcasing their range of beers and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be awarding prizes in various categories as well as declaring an overall festival champion.

A joint venture between two iconic Northampton firms, Phipps and Gallone’s, will see the debut of a new range of Phipps alcoholic Ice Cream and Sorbet. Festival goers will also be able to take home bottle of their favourite Northamptonshire ale, cider or gin from the festival bottle shop.

Performing will be choirs, and morris dancers along with bands, as well as a range of festival food stalls and a fairground for old and young.

A classic Red double Decker bus will ferry festival goers from the town centre to Delapre Abbey at the weekend, leaving Kingswell Street on the hour.

On until Sunday May 22.