Your article: Festival brewing up to be special occasion

Shaun Bristowe, Tony Rogers, Andrew Hudson and Gareth Ames during the tasting session
Shaun Bristowe, Tony Rogers, Andrew Hudson and Gareth Ames during the tasting session

A summer festival in the Pocklington area has an extra reason to be cheerful after a brewery offered to make a special brew for the occasion.

The festival, which is held at Elvington this Saturday (June 13) will have a premium ale which is truly unique.

The organisers of the Elvington Summer Festival were over the moon when Tony Rogers from the Half Moon Brewery in Ellerton offered to create a unique premium ale for the event.

Tony and his wife Jackie invited some of the event organisers Shaun Bristowe, Andrew Hudson and Gareth Ames to spend a day at their micro brewery to help produce the special beer.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “We weren’t sure if we were more of a hindrance than a help but after a pre-ferment tasting, Tony gave his thumbs up.

“To give the beer a unique premium taste we used four different hops in the brewing process hence the beers official name ‘Four Hops Ache’.

“Once the ferment was complete an official tasting was booked in to define the beers tasting notes.” The special brew will be showcased alongside a range of craft beers, ciders and lagers from 1pm until 12pm.

The family event, on the sports club field, will also feature sheep racing, bouncy castle, welly wanging, plate smashing, BBQ and other fun activities.

For the evening the festival organisers have arranged a lineiup of local musicians, includingKaya, Gracie Falls, Tom Silcox and Emperor Ming. Entry is free. Go to www.ldssc.co.uk for more details.