GRAIN BREWERY TO HOST VINTAGE SUMMER FESTIVAL
Norfolk's leading micro-brewery - Grain, is hosting its annual free Summer Festival on Saturday 23 June 2012, within the scenic grounds of its home at South Farm, in the Waveney Valley area of Norfolk.
The vintage-themed fair, which will have a ‘Darling Buds of May' feel, will offer beer-lovers a fun day of family entertainment. This year marks the third year running for the event.
The brewhouse will be turned into a bar, stocking all of Grain's nine real ale varieties. Festival-goers will also enjoy local folk band ‘Gipsy' plus guests, traditionally-made gourmet ice-creams from Waveney Ices, barbeque, vintage fete games, and brewery tours on request. A small exhibition of watercolours by the farm owner will also be on display for visitors to view.
Also back by popular demand this year will be the Golden Star Morris dancers, entertaining the crowds in true merrymaking form.
As CAMRA Norfolk's Beer of the Year, Grain also sees the importance of buying local. The Summer Festival will offer the chance for local producers to come together on one day, to showcase their produce. One such producer present will be Jimmy Denny, selling burgers and sausages, made with Norfolk-bred, local lambs fed on Grain's leftover malt.
A vintage 1950's Bristol coach will be bringing regulars from The Plough - Grain's own public house in Norwich, so they can see where their beer comes from.
Grain's Joint Founder Phil Halls says: "We are again looking forward to our Summer Festival this year, which will be bigger and better than ever. We have a great group of local fans, and by hosting a festival we can all celebrate together."
The festival is free to attend and lasts from 2pm to 10pm on Saturday 23 June 2012, with activities throughout the day. For more information on Grain Brewery, please visit www.grainbrewery.co.uk.
Address: Grain Brewery, South Farm, Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 OBS
For further information:
Tel: +44 (0)7889 231000
About Grain Brewery
Situated in the Waveney Valley area of Norfolk, Grain's backdrop includes a tranquil river and miles of stunning views across the richest farmland in England. The brewery is located on South Farm using a converted dairy as its brewhouse and cellars. Grain sells cask beer to local pubs, and bottles to farm shops, delis, hotels and restaurants, as well as further afield into the neighbouring counties and London. Grain has left behind the usual baggage associated with real ale, and its beers are enjoyed by a younger market of both sexes, as well as appealing to all who love great beer. Grain is not afraid to push the boundaries and break tradition by experimenting with new flavours and foreign beers styles, such as its cloudy Belgian style witbier Blonde Ash, and the gloriously grapefruity ruby red beer Redwood. Grain has won numerous awards, such as the coveted Champion Beer of Norfolk in 2011 from CAMRA, bronze in the strong bitter category for Champion Beer of Britain and overall champion winner at SIBA's 2011 East beer competition. Grain is actively involved in Norwich's City of Ale festival as well as holding its own annual Summer Festival at the brewery with a great range of beers and dancing until dusk. Group tours are also available at the brewery which includes learning about brewing, experiencing the malt and hops whilst tasting a range of beer styles.