2019 Beer Festival 20th + 21st July
We recently held our second beer festival & after last years wash out we had a huge sense of deja vu as the forecast once again didn’t look too kind 3/4 days out, fortunately the forecast rain & storms didn’t materialise & we had a good number turn out over the two days to enjoy a pint or two. This year we had 13 superb well kept real ales from mostly local breweries featuring XT, Chiltern, Rebellion, Vale, Chadlington & West Berks Brewery alongside two fine ales from Timothy Taylor & Ramsbury Gold from Marlborough, which all proved very popular!
We also had Eisbar Craft Lager from XT, Chadlington Boat Race Lager & Chiltern Craft Lager, which were so popular that stocks started to run dry late on Sunday! The local ciders from Hitchcox went down well as the temperature started to rise & the gin bar offered a great selection to keep the gin connoisseurs more than happy.
Aston Rowant CC would like to extend their special thanks to several sponsors whose help was instrumental in putting the event on, these being: K&A Scaffolding, Core Events, Upson Noble Press / White Publishing, Landmark Garden Design, Saxon Home Improvements, ASM, Chinnor Web Design, Sam Shepherd Plastering, Wrenspire, EAS, The Chapman Family, Tremers & Smith or (Double Dutch), Parkers Estate Agents, 1in400.com, The Ridgeway Foot Clinic & Chiltern Dogging Tours.
We would also like to thank those that provided the live music on the Saturday evening, these being: OX9, Keira Gabrielle & Tony and Mia Wilson all of which provided fantastic entertainment long into the night. Earlier in the day Aston Rowant CC 1st XI had a brilliant win against high flying Datchet in the Home Counties Premier League & on the Sunday we hosted a 6 a side tournament, which proved great fun with lots of banter & beers sunk along the way.
It would also be remiss not to thank the entire ARCC Beer Festival Committee & many volunteers who pulled pints over the weekend. We won’t name them all as you all know who you, a massive pat on the back to you! Sincere thanks from the ARCC Committee!
All in all a great success, which we will be looking to repeat in 2020.
Pencil in the weekend: 18/19th July 2020.