Saddleworth Beer Festival tickles taste-buds to raise £1,000 for charities

A £1,000 boost will be given to good causes after locals tickled their taste-buds at the annual Saddleworth Beer Festival in Uppermill.

The two-day charity event attracted hundreds of locals to the Civic Hall to enjoy the mouth-watering line-up of beers, ciders and live entertainment from The Pistuns and The Divide.

There were 16 beers, from bitters and stout to light beers, as well as two ciders, along with refreshments from the bar, and delicious pies from the Saddleworth Little Pie Company.

Peter Archer, one of the organisers, said: “The usual beers were as popular as ever, such as Jaipur, Salopian Lemon Dream, New Zealand pale ale, and also a selection from Greenfield Brewery and Mossley.

“Lots of people also tried out some of the new ones we had, and also the ciders including Badgers Spit and Happy Daze, and they went down really well.

“We were charging no more than £3 and that’s a lot cheaper than you’ll pay in most of the pubs around here.

“Andrea’s pies went down really well as always and the entertainment was great, so overall it was another success.

“Thank you so much to all the sponsors and helpers. We’re really pleased with the amount we’ve raised again for charity.”

Peter even got hands on to make the festival a success as he crafted some of the beer stillages, to store the barrels on, himself at home.

He lent the equipment to the Mayor of Mossley, Cllr Greg Brett for one of his fundraising events last year and in return Cllr Brett was on hand to pull a few pints in Uppermill.

The £1035 raised will benefit the Royal British Legion, MIND and the Saddleworth Parish Council’s Chairman’s chosen charities.


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