Concrete Pint 2014 – the Morning After!
The last pints have been sunk, the last topers sent happily on their way, and the concrete cows staggered joyfully back to the shade of their old oak tree in Midsummer Place (or intu Milton Keynes or whatever it's called nowadays.) In other words the Milton Keynes Beer Festival is over for another year.
Over the four days of the festival, 1492 customers drank their way through 581 gallons, or 4646 pints of beer - an average of just over 3 pints per person. Not forgetting 900 odd pints of cider and perry, and a refrigerator-full of choice bottled beers from Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
Local products gained the most accolades. Customers voted Woughton Orchard “7”, produced right here in Milton Keynes, as Cider of the Festival. And for Beer of the Festival they chose ale from a brewery that is not only local but which started only three months ago - Leighton Buzzard brewery's Rebel Yell, described as 'a black IPA offering a fantastic juxtaposition between the initial smooth richness of the malt, quickly followed by sharp dry hops.' Just reading the description brings on a thirst!
All of us at Milton Keynes and North Bucks branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, thank our customers for their support and enjoyment, which makes the six months of work and planning that it takes to make the festival happen seem all worth while. We're already making plans for next year.
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Concrete Pint Beer and Cider Festival 2014