Brewery’s birthday bash

Beer festival
Beer festival

Lovers of real ale and cider were treated to a beer festival in a Hucknall brewery at the weekend.

The Lincoln Green Brewing Company, based at Unit E5 Enterprise Par k, off Wigwam Lane, opened its doors for the festival which co-incided with its third birthday.

Founder Anthony Hughes, said: “We are so lucky to have such amazing friends and supporters of the brewery - we couldn’t hold our beer festivals without all the help we receive and we feel humbled that so many give up their time to help us out.

“Our third birthday beer bash is over but we have many wonderful memories.

“Thanks to everyone who sang Happy Birthday on Saturday; your passion blew us away.”

And Anthony added: “Here’s to all who joined us, drank many fine ales, laughed, joined in, helped out and made it our favourite beer festival to date.”

The festival gave people the chance to sample real ales and ciders from across the country, including some of Lincoln Green’s own award-winning beer range.

A marquee was set up with a seating area, and there were also coffees available from Hucknall’s own Very Little Coffee Company, and pizzas from the Rustic Crust company, which has a pizza oven in the back of a converted Land Rover.

Writing on the brewery’s Facebook page, one visitor to the beer festival, Gordon Fletcher, said: “Had a great time at the beer festival yesterday afternoon, thank you.”

Real ale fan Daryl McGreade, travelled from Mansfield in order to attend the event.

Daryl, whose wife Elaine runs the Hops In A Bottle beer shop in Mansfield, told the Dispatch: “It was a fantastic beer festival, with a good choice of beers and we had a lovely time.

“It is good to see the brewery doing well. We’ll certainly be coming to the next one at the brewery.”

Lincoln Green brewery opened in May 2012, introducing a new range of traditional ales brewed with pride in Nottingham.

The company takes its name from the colour of the dyed woollen cloth associated with the Nottinghamshire legend of Robin Hood.

The brewery has a beer shop too.