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Final Programme Announced for Quy Beer Festival
The White Swan at Quy today released the final programme for the 2012 Beer Festival
By: Tyche Inns Limited
In the programme there are full details of the festival including the beers, the live music and the food. Entrance to the festival is free, car and bike parking is close by and also free. A small donation to the Castle School charity is requested by the organisers.
The festival is the local launch platform for several new ales from the region and from Le-Brewery in Northern France. Black Bar brewery from Harston is launching 7GX which is a wonderful hoppy beer, Woodfordes are introducing Ketts Rebellion which looks like being a very popular choice, Fellows from Cottenham near Cambridge are also introducing a completely new beer. The big news for the Festival is the introduction of the New Oakham Ales offering. So far very little is known about it, but the festival organisers have been told it is a characteristic Summer ale with a fairly high alcohol (ABV) content. "Beyond that its a mystery" said Martin Read one of the festival organisers.
Le Brewery in Northern France are bringing a completely new IPA for the festival based on a smoked whiskey peat malt which looks like a very new approach to adding flavour and style to their popular beers. The hop blend in the new beer is a mixture of local and Southern Cross varieties from New Zealand.
In addition to the new beers there is a wide range of great food available. The Bar and Steak menu will be on offer but there will also be a Caribbean Barbecue during the opening times and this looks like being extremely popular as it is being prepared by the head chef, Paul Johnson who was trained in Jamaica and the USA before coming to the UK. His unique sauces are characteristically Jamaican - beautiful.
The music line up has also been announced with a clear indication of the preferred genre. The Sigma Collective is a local Cambridge band playing both original and cover light rock and bluesy numbers, John Wright, Stella Hensley and Chris Newman are joining in on the fun on Friday 24th. This trio is very well regarded locally for their blues and vocal music. On Saturday Jacen Bruce and Lana are performing. Jacen is a rgular visitor to our pub and knows a thing or two about Real Ales as well as music. In the evening Red Velvet are playing progressive folk music, and the Sunday there is music from Dave Neal and Alyssa whose music is described as highly melodic in the true folk tradition.
The Quy beer festival runs from 5:00 pm on Friday 23rd August to 10 pm on Sunday 26th and is concurrent with the Fenland Fair which runs in the village from the Saturday to the Monday of the bank holiday weekend. Exlusive Beer Festival Parking is available at Quy Court and the Recreation Ground on Albert Road
The programme in A4 or A5 PDF booklet format is available for download at the following website http://www.whiteswanquy.co.uk/
For more general information visit the pub website at http://www.whiteswanquy.co.uk/