PICTURES: Ales, ciders and gins enjoyed at Northampton County Beer Festival

Ian Macaulay and Alric Neville at the beer festival
Ian Macaulay and Alric Neville at the beer festival
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Over 150 beers as well as locally produced ciders and gins were tried at the Northampton County Beer Festival at Delapre Abbey over the weekend.

The four-day event which took place from Thursday to Sunday attracted hundreds of ale enthusiasts who tried the drinks and food on offer as well enjoying as a variety of musical acts and a fairground.

Delapre Abbey, Northampton, Beer Festival

Delapre Abbey, Northampton, Beer Festival

A classic red double decker bus ferried people from the town centre to the event.

All 20 independent commercial brewers from Northamptonshire were represented at the event and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) awarded the prizes.

There was also a joint venture between two iconic Northampton firms, Phipps and Gallone’s, which resulted in the debut of a new range of Phipps alcoholic ice cream and sorbet.

Rougue State Circus

Rougue State Circus

Guide Dogs for the Blind fundraising at the beer festival

Guide Dogs for the Blind fundraising at the beer festival

Philip Welsh and Malcolm Tales

Philip Welsh and Malcolm Tales

Khandi Khisses and Alric Neville

Khandi Khisses and Alric Neville

Sara Gurr Connie the Vintage Travelling Tearoom

Sara Gurr Connie the Vintage Travelling Tearoom

Kevin Hume, Paul Morgan, Ben Spence, Ian Macaulay and Neal Satchell

Kevin Hume, Paul Morgan, Ben Spence, Ian Macaulay and Neal Satchell

Katie Paton

Katie Paton