Pop­u­lar ale fes­ti­val goes down a treat

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 500 rev­ellers de­scended upon the vil­lage of Win­cle for a spe­cial beer fes­ti­val.

The two-day event was or­gan­ised by The Win­cle Beer Co, which brews ale from its brew­ery in Win­cle Vil­lage.

Pun­ters sank al­most 2,000 pints at the event, with 25 dif­fer­ent beers and ciders on of­fer.

Fes­ti­val go­ers – who were in­vited to camp at the site over the week­end – were also given the op­por­tu­nity to see where the beer is brewed and en­joyed some tra­di­tional coun­try games, a bar­be­cue and tug-o-war, with the team from Wild­boar- clough tri­umph­ing to win a cask of beer.

Giles Mead­ows, brewer and owner: “We’re thrilled to see such tremen­dous sup­port for the com­mu­nity event that has put the beer fes­ti­val back into the heart of Win­cle.

“The sup­port of the event was tremen­dous with good food, great mu­sic and plenty of beer from the pumps, all adding up to make a fan­tas­tic week­end.”

Sales of the brew­ery’s spe­cially brewed ale, the Rossendale Ram­bler, will be do­nated to the Rossendale Trust, which pro­vides sup­ported liv­ing to adults with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties.

Pic­tures: Matt Rat­cliffe

●● Tug-o-war teams com­peted for a cask of beer

●● Paul Smith is the face of Rossendale Ram­bler beer, which raised money for Rossendale Trust

●● Graham Burke , Robert Stock and Lewis Mor­ris

●● Ge­off Salt with his dog Trudie

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