Ulverston Beer Festival 2008

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Saturday the 6th of September saw us off to the locally organised Ulverston beer festival. The beer festival was into the final day of three having started on the previous Thursday evening, and this proved to be a decisive factor in an early night. After a short train journey from Barrow at a bargain price of £5.40 for two we arrived at the Coronation Hall around 6.30. Another bargain £1 entry with £2 for a commemorative glass (refundable if you did not want to keep it) and we were ready to start. Now a few alarm bells started to ring when we noticed that there were only 14 ales left on sale along with half a dozen ciders and as we sat drinking we were able to see the ales disappearing before our eyes and by 8.30 it had all gone, hence the early finish. Before the ale went the band had just started and were getting in there stride and everyone was in a happy beer drinking mood, including a certain Hairy Biker (or should that be Baker) who had popped along. We had managed to get a table thanks to a group of four who had travelled down from Yorkshire for the day and were leaving to make the journey back home, and now we sat dry. Thankfully there are lots of good pubs and off we set for a tour of the town before getting in a pre booked set price Barrow taxi to head for home at 11.30. I would mention some of the pubs that we went in but I was to drunk to remember the names, and thatís a fine excuse to return soon. It must be difficult to judge the amount of ale and I am sure this will be taken into account for next year and I am looking forward to 2009.

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Ulverston Beer Festival 2009

Now there are not too many photos from this yearís excellent festival due to the fact I was to engrossed with the beer and thought I was going to be able to return on Saturday afternoon, which turned out not to be the case. This year saw more dark ales and after trying most they were a welcome change. A good turnout ensured another successful event in a great venue.

Prince of wales, runners up Blackdog winners Festival
Prince of wales, runners up Blackdog winners

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