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

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.

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 2:49 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 3:51 pm
Ian Macaulay and Alric Neville at the beer festival

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.

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.

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Delapre Abbey, Northampton, Beer Festival

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
Guide Dogs for the Blind fundraising at the beer festival
Philip Welsh and Malcolm Tales
Khandi Khisses and Alric Neville
Sara Gurr Connie the Vintage Travelling Tearoom
Kevin Hume, Paul Morgan, Ben Spence, Ian Macaulay and Neal Satchell
Katie Paton
Delapre Abbey, Northampton, Beer Festival
Rougue State Circus
Guide Dogs for the Blind fundraising at the beer festival
Philip Welsh and Malcolm Tales
Khandi Khisses and Alric Neville
Sara Gurr Connie the Vintage Travelling Tearoom
Kevin Hume, Paul Morgan, Ben Spence, Ian Macaulay and Neal Satchell
Katie Paton