Berwick Food Fesitval organisers Slow Food Berwick upon Tweed have announced that there will be more focus on beer than in the past
Good news that the Berwick Food Festival will have even more of a beer focus than in the past. Organisers Slow Food Berwick upon Tweed have announced that they’ll be working with The Barrels Alehouse for the Berwick Food and Beer Festival, while the whole event – including the food festival – will be sponsored by Simpson’s Malt.
Beers will include Bear Claw from Berwick, Scottish Borders Brewery, Tempest Brewing Co and Fyne Ales, as well as a Thistly Cross Cider Bar.
Simon Vickers, from The Barrels, says: “We are looking forward to being part of the festival weekend and to bringing more people into Berwick to enjoy its thriving food, drink and music scene.
“The plan is to extend the welcome we normally offer in The Barrels to the thousands of people who will attend the festival.”
There will be street food to accompany the beer and there will also be a Pink Floyd tribute band, Dark Side of the Moor, while the Sweet Sunday Session will feature an afternoon mix of soul, funk and reggae with local DJ Mr P.
Berwick has a long tradition of brewing, barley growing and malting, and town historian Derek Sharman will be putting together an exhibit on Berwick’s brewing heritage.
The Berwick Food and Beer Festival runs from Friday to Sunday, September 6-8 in the historic Barracks Square with the beer festival in a marquee on the nearby Parade Green.
Entrance during the weekend is £2 and includes entry to the food and beer festivals and all the Barracks Museums during relevant opening hours.
The beer festival is also looking for volunteers to help with the weekend – anyone interested should contact Simon Vickers at The Barrels Alehouse.
The plan is to extend the welcome we normally offer in The Barrels to the thousands of people who will attend the festival