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Braintree: Local brews to take centre stage at beer festival
2:00pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
Essex's long-standing tradition of brewing will be showcased once more at a popular beer festival.
The annual festival at Grange Barn in Coggeshall will feature a great selection of the county’s beers and ales.
Coggeshall’s very own Red Fox Brewery will be taking centre stage, with many beers available including its new honey brew.
After the success of previous festivals, this year’s festivities have been extended to four days, starting tomorrow.
Stuart Banks, National Trust ranger and festival organiser, said: “The key to success is the concentration of local beers.
“We’ll have around 20 beers on tap during the course of the weekend, but this year we’re really looking forward to tasting our very own honey beer, specially brewed using honey collected from our hives here at the barn.
“I can’t wait to raise my glass to the new brew.”
The festival kicks off tomorrow with Thirsty Thursday, including a pub quiz at 7pm for those who fancy a cheeky pre-weekend pint.
As well as food and drink, there will be demonstrations in traditional skills such as archery, woodturning and leatherwork, as well as live music in the open.
Entry is free and the bar is open from midday until 11pm every day from tomorrow to Saturday.
For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk or call Stuart Banks on 01376 562226