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August 2014:
Thursday 14th (5pm to 11pm)
Friday 15th (12pm to 11pm)
Saturday 16th (12pm to 11pm)
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"Morecambe Beer Festival just gets better and better, roll on 2014!"  We much appreciate your feedback - we will continue to pull out all the stops and make every year better and better! 

Who We Are


 


Morecambe Beer Festival is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers on behalf of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

The aim is to promote real ale in the local community, and in so doing support the pubs and bars in and around Morecambe who serve superb real ale 52 weeks a year.

CAMRA is a non-for-profit consumer organization, and therefore we donate to two worthy charities over the course of the festival.

The Friends or the Winter Gardens, who undertake the custodial duties of the iconic Winter Gardens venue, and organize a team of dedicated and skilled volunteers to undertake the conservation and renovation work of the building.

The RNLI for their unending work in and around the Morecambe Bay area, keeping locals and tourist safe. RNLI is als one of CAMRA's national chosen charities

Beer!

 
Winner for MBF13 was Williams Bros. Froach Heather Ale
 
(programme download coming soon)
 
 
 
Provisional Beer/cider list (as of 31/07/2014) ...
 
Beer
 
Allgates Napoleon's Retreat 3.90%
Bank Top Old Slapper 4.20%
Barngates Tag Lag 4.40%
Bear Town Ginger Bear 4.00%
Bowland Sawley Tempted 3.70%
Boxsteam Brewery Piston Broke 5.00%
Brentwood BBC2 2.50%
Cairngorm Black Gold 4.40%
Cross Bay Dusk 
Cross Bay Nightfall 
Cross Bay Zenith 18 5.00%
Dent Aviator 4.00%
Dent Rambrau 4.50%
Derwent Carlisle State Bitter 3.70%
Deverall Darkside 4.80%
Exmoor Stagg 5.20%
Foxfield (It's a surprise!) TBC TBC
Fuzzy Duck Mucky Duck 4.00%
Green Jack Baltic Trader Imperial Stout 10.50%
Hardknott Continuum 4.00%
Hawkshead Dry Stone Stout 4.50%
Hawkshead Lakeland Lager 5.00%
Hexhamshire Wapweasle 4.80%
Ilkley Ilkley Gold 3.90%
Kelham Island Cabbychino 4.00%
Kirkby Lonsdale Tiffin Gold 3.60%
Kirkby Lonsdale WPA 6.20%
Lancaster Blonde 4.10%
Lancaster Cherry Crush 4.20%
Mauldon's Blackberry Porter 4.80%
Mr Gundy's Lord Kitchener 5.50%
Nethergate Umber Ale 3.80%
Nine Standards Silver Standard No 2 4.30%
Old Bear Great Bear 3.90%
Old School Detention 4.10%
Old School Hopscotch 3.80%
Peerless Full Whack 5.%
Prospect Gold Rush 4.50%
Reedly Hallows Pendle Side 3.80%
Rudgate Ruby Mild 4.40%
Saltaire Raspberry Blonde 4.00%
Settle Brewery Settle Mainline 3.80%
Sonnet 43 Bourbon Milk Stout 4.30%
The Borough Festival Ale TBC TBC
The Borough Pale 3.70%
The Mill Dog'th Vader 5.00%
Three B's Honey Bee 3.70%
Tirril Nameless 3.80%
Tom Woods Lincoln Gold 4.00%
Williams Bros Fraoch Heather Ale 4.10% (Beer of the Festival 2013)
York Blonde 3.90%
 
Cider
 
Broadoaks Perry 7.50% Sweet
Ross-on-Wye Farmhouse Perry 7.00% Medium
Ty Bryn Blakeny Red Perry 5.60% Sweet
Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry 4.50% Medium
Sandford Orchards Strawberry 4.50% 
Sandford Orchards Fannys Bramble 4.00% 
West Crofts Janet's Jungle Juice 6.00% 
Celtic Marches Thundering Molly Cider 5.20% 
Lancaster Cider Ltd TBC 
Newton Court Dabinett Cider 7.60% 
Chant's Badgers Spit 7.50% 
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon 7.20% 
Ty Bryn (WM Watkins) Twisted Oak 7.50%
 
 
 

Meet the Committee

 

George Palmer - Headhoncho Co-co-ordinator

Mike Brandwood - Co-co-ordinator and Bar Manager

Kelly Busby - Co-co-ordinator and Bar Manager

Anne Stewardson - Co-co-ordinator and Health & Safety Officer

Michael Dillon – Staffing Officer

John Slinger – Treasurer

Peter Morgan – Financial Auditor

Acknowledgements / Sponsors ...

 

Sponsors

Lancaster Rubber (Unit 5 Standfast Complex, Caton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 3PE Tel: 01524 844002)

Ash Scaffolding  (10 South Rd, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5RB Tel: 01524 422420)

Print Impressions (242-243 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BJ  Tel: 01524 832515)

Fell Catering (York Hotel, 87 Lancaster Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QH. Tel: 01524 425353)

Seabourne Stores (31-33  Seaborn Road, Morecambe, LA4 6BA. Tel: 01524 424 411)

Travis Perkins Trading Co. Ltd (Euston Rd, Morecambe, LA4 5LL. Tel: 01524 410056)

The Details!

Entertainment

Friday from 8pm Twisted Soul (https://www.facebook.com/lancastertwistedsoul)

Sat from 8pm High Society Jazz Band (http://www.jazznorthwest.co.uk/hsjb.htm)

 

Admission

CAMRA £2  Non-CAMRA £4 

Glass deposit £2

Refundable tokens £5/sheet

 

Food

Food Provided every day til at least 9pm by Fell Catering

Volunteers wanted!

We have a wonderful group of volunteers that have helped set up and run the festival for the last 2 years, however, as we are growing year on year, we need to add to our team.  If you feel you have a few hours of your time that you can donate to us, please come along and join the fun! We are looking for people who can help with the set-up and take-down, as well as serving beer and front of house. Training will be given for all ‘jobs’ so don’t worry if you have never ‘pulled a pint’ before, we’ll soon get you pouring like a pro!

The festival itself will be open from 5pm Thursday 14th August to Saturday 16th at 11pm.

If you are interested in helping at any time between Monday 11th August to Sunday 17th August please contact the Staffing Officer, Michael Dillon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .