Thanks to all who helped and turned out for the 14th Melton Beer Festival this year. This year there were over 50 Ales available, along with 23 Ciders and 4 Perrys, and all were enjoyed with food, live music, and entertainment. It was another successful couple of days for Belvoir Brewery and thanks to everybody who enjoyed our beer. Our latest special Skyrider went down well, and the special version of our Old Dalby which was fortified with a Raspberry Napoleon Brandy liqueur was a great hit and sold out in no time!
Brewery owner and Master Brewer Colin Brown (pictured above and to the right) worked tireless not only serving our beers, but also helping out where he could to make sure the festival ran as smoothly as possible. Almost 85% of the beers sold and all of the cider had gone by 9pm on the Saturday night.
The festival paid tribute to local man Sam Mayfield by naming an ale after him. Sam was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January and has been writing a Facebook blog, sharing his story and his day-to-day highs and lows throughout his brave battle. The ale, called ‘Sam’s Ale – Kick Cancer’s Butt’, was sponsored by the Teenage Cancer Trust, and Sam was there to pour the first glass of his own beer. Money which was left on the beer cards used by festival goers is to be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. We wish Sam all the best with his on-going battle.
The festival was the perfect warm up for the Nottingham Beer and Cider festival which starts on Wednesday 12th October. We’re all really looking forward to it and keep your eye on our social media for news of our beers, and we’re delighted to say we’ve got something special for you all this year. If you’ve got tickets make sure you pop down and see us so you can try it out and let us know what you think.