Visitors raised a glass to 150 beers at the Elgoods Beer Festival

MP Steve Barclay enjoys a pint with the Elgood's team.

MP Steve Barclay enjoys a pint with the Elgood's team. - Credit: Archant

The fourth Elgood’s beer festival was a huge success with more than 1,000 people travelling to Wisbech from across the country to enjoy the brews on offer.

Elgoods Beer Festival.

Elgoods Beer Festival. - Credit: Archant

The three day festival was part of a Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) competition which boasted 150 different beers from brewers across the eastern region.

Elgoods Director Jenny Everall said: “People travelled from far and wide to come to the festival. We had visitors from Bristol and a group from Dudley. The turn out was a great success.”

Thursday saw the beer competition which saw 150 entries from small micro breweries as well as larger more commercially known companies.

Winner was a beer called Encore from the Great Yarmouth brewery Lacon.

Elgoods Beer Festival

Elgoods Beer Festival - Credit: Archant


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On Friday and Saturday the public were allowed to go along and sample what was on offer including the Elgood award winning entry Plum Porter.

The festival included the launch of a new type of reusable pint glass and had barbecue food and live music.

Elgoods Beer Festival. Nick Winnington.

Elgoods Beer Festival. Nick Winnington. - Credit: Archant

Elgoods Beer Festival. Left: Oliver Lammin and Right Richard Plater from RM Plater Butchers.

Elgoods Beer Festival. Left: Oliver Lammin and Right Richard Plater from RM Plater Butchers. - Credit: Archant

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