Belvoir Brewery & Visitor Centre celebrated 10 years in style a couple of weeks ago with a fantastic night of live music, food…and of course plenty of Star Quality Beers!
Preparations on the day began early when our friend and main act Howard Rose called in to set up and do a sound check, while the brewery team and Alehouse manager Craig were busy setting things up outside before it got too dark…and cold!
Back inside in the warmth the pumps were ready and the anniversary beer TEN was being put through its paces, whilst in the kitchen chef Roger was busy roasting the Pork joints ready for the masses to enjoy later. There was a real buzz about the place and everybody was looking forward to the celebrations, not least brewery founder, MD, & Master Brewer Colin Brown who had spent a lot of time organising the party…along with 22 years running the business and brewing the beer!
With the party underway local girl Dorothy Ella was first on the stage and she didn’t disappoint producing a great performance including her latest single “Scared” which was released at the end of October on Bandcamp.
With a gap in proceedings it was the perfect time to pop outside and enjoy a pork, stuffing, and apple sauce roll cooked to perfection by our top chef Roger…and as you can see he didn’t let us down on the crackling front!
With the beer flowing and the masses happy it was time for the main act so up stepped our old friend and local hero Howard Rose (you might have seen him on the TV not too long ago). He didn’t disappoint and put on a great show performing classic songs old and new, much to the delight of Colin who was clearly enjoying himself…along with the bar staff…and me after I got my hands on a pint of our fantastic (and limited) double chocolate Stout.
With the party in full swing Howard called Dorothy back onto the stage and the two of them rolled off another few songs much to the delight of the Alehouse manager Craig who was putting in a top shift of his own!
With the night drawing to a close Dorothy stepped off the stage and left Howard to finish the night in style as he entertained the crowd with more classic songs before calling it a night…what a performance.
Sadly every party has to end so Colin thanked Howard and informed all that the taxi’s he’d organised back to Melton were waiting outside. It had been a fantastic night enjoyed by all and it was great to see the alehouse and brewery doubling up as a live music venue…and also nice to see so many people enjoying themselves (despite the folded arms!).
It was a fantastic night and a great occasion and a big thanks to Colin for organising everything, and also thanks to Craig, Roger, and the Alehouse team for all their hard work running the event. Thanks to all those who came down and made it such a special night and last but not least a massive thanks to Howard Rose and Dorothy Ella for their outstanding performance.
Watch this space for the next Belvoir Brewery Alehouse event.