Cheers for£800 raisedat beerfest
Revellers at Rait Beer Festival have raised £800 for the intensive care ward at Ninewells whilst enjoying beers from far and wide.
The festival took place at Rait’s Annat Hall on Saturday, August 26, however the excellent weather saw drinkers turn organiser Marie Linton’s garden into a beer garden.
Around 100 people enjoyed ten beers from across the country, selected with the theme of North, South, East and West.
From the North, there was beer from Orkney, from the West, beer from Skye, from the South, beer from Loanhead in Midlothian and local beer from Abernyte representing the East.
There was also beer from Perth firm Inveralmond Brewery and pub food was supplied by Fair City charity Giraffe.
Delighted organiser Marie said: “It was really sunning and there were lots of people sitting outside - there were around 100 people there, which isn’t bad considering there are only 26 houses in Rait!
“Lots of people came because it meant they could try new beers that they wouldn’t normally be able to, but a lot of folk just came for the craic. It’s a friendly atmosphere and always enjoyed.
“There were only four organisers but it was a fantastic day. There were lots of great raffle prizes sent in from brewers as well, like T shirts, gift packs and of course plenty of beer!
“We hold the event every two years and this was the ninth festival. The £800 is the most we’ve ever raised and we’ve decided to award it to Ward 40 at Ninewells who helped a local family earlier this year.”
The next festival, which will be held in 2019, will be the tenth anniversary of Rait Beer Festival, and Marie already has plans to feature the ten most popular beers from past festivals.