Pints flow at beer festival
ALE fans drank more than 16,000 pints at this year’s Macclesfield Beer Festival.
More than 4,000 visitors also drank in excess of 1,500 pints of cider and 750 bottles of wine at the charity event at Macclesfield Rugby Club, which is now in its 22nd year.
There were more than 250 brews at this year’s charity event. This included varieties brewed specially for the event, which is organised by Macclesfield Round Table, as well as gluten free beers for the first time.
Ben Whiteley, from Macclesfield Round Table and chairman of the festival committee, said: “The weather was great and it was a fantastic turnout, maybe the best yet.
“The bands were excellent. The event is so well known on the Macclesfield calendar now and everyone really looks forward to it.
“There’s a nice relaxed atmosphere and it’s great to see everyone having such a good time.”
Visitors enjoyed live music, food, tombola, raffle, bar skittles and balloon sculptures.
This year’s proceeds are going to Park Lane School, for children with learning and physical difficulties, to build an all-weather play area. Organisers say it’s too early to say how much has been raised but it’s set to be enough for the play area.
Lorraine Warmer, headteacher, said: “We have wanted to create a wheelchair accessible play area which our pupils can use all year round for quite some time now, so we’re thrilled to have the support of the Macclesfield Beer Festival committee and Macclesfield Round Table.”