Popular ale festival goes down a treat
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.
●● 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