Friday, 9 October 2009
Roll Out The Barrell
I popped along to the famous Nottingham Beer Festival today, which was being staged at the castle for the second time. The festival has been going for over 30 years now and previously it has been held at the Victoria Leisure Centre. I'm not really a beer drinker, so have never been before. The entry fee is meant to be £10, which includes a commemorative glass, but I got in for nothing, as I said that I wanted to see the castle and had a Nottingham City library card, which allows you free entry.
The marquee contained quite a number of the cliched idea of a beer drinker; a man in his 50's, beard, slightly scruffy and a tad overweight. There were some women there too, and they looked exactly the same. No, only joking!
Over 600 beers were on offer at £1.25 for half a pint. There were plenty of portaloos available too.