1,600 pints drunk at Knutsford Beer Festival

KNUTSFORD Beer festival organisers are raising their glasses to the ‘astounding’ success of this year’s event.

More than 1,600 pints were drunk by the 600 beer enthusiasts who attended the three sessions at Egerton Youth Club, raising money for charity in the process.

“The festival proved to be an astounding success with more visitors, more beer sold and more money raised,” said festival organiser Andrew Malloy.

“The event generated funds for the two main charities – Egerton Youth Club, and Knutsford District Scouts, with a further donation to be made to Knutsford and District Royal British Legion.

“The 2018 Beer Festival opened with a VIP event on April 19 as a way to thank our sponsors, as the event could have not taken place without the generous support of our sponsors, Bella Marketing, APC, Tatton Brewery, Event Buddha and 48 local business cask sponsors.

“The beer enthusiasts consumed a fantastic array of real ales from across the north west and beyond, with the winning beer being Titanic’s Plum Porter.

“Dexter and Jones provided artisan gins and Rebecca and Vanessa from The Box prosecco, wine and an authentic Mystique rum punch to add a touch of glamour.

“There was also great food from Spicy Jacks, the Curry Den and Knutsford-based The Market Café.

“Knutsford’s Fines Lines entertained the sponsors on Thursday evening, and Bad Dukes and Beggars’ ska-based covers got the party started on Friday evening.

“The event culminated in a foot-tapping show from the award- winning Merry Hell.

“We are delighted to announce that donations will be made to each of our nominated charities, with Egerton youth Club and Knutsford District Scouts each receiving cheques for £1,500, and a donation of £500 will be made to Knutsford and District Royal British Legion, as special recognition of the sacrifice made by many Knutsford residents 100 years ago this year.

“The Committee would also like to thank Knutsford Hosts, Knutsford Lions, the Knutsford and District Scouts, Knutsford Bake Club, which was raising money for prostate cancer research, and all the other volunteers who made this year’s event such a resounding success.”