Beers boost Brigg Lions’ charity fund

Pulling the pints at the 25th Brigg Lions Beer Festival were from the left-Lions Mike Johnson, Ian Hollingworth, Dave Gillman the festival organisor, Ron Allen, Dawn Gillman, Sean O'Donovan,and Heather Johnson. EMN-140528-124910001
Pulling the pints at the 25th Brigg Lions Beer Festival were from the left-Lions Mike Johnson, Ian Hollingworth, Dave Gillman the festival organisor, Ron Allen, Dawn Gillman, Sean O'Donovan,and Heather Johnson. EMN-140528-124910001
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Raise a glass to charity fundraisers and community event organisers Brigg Lions after another successful beer 
festival.

This year’s event marked the 25th anniversary of the festival, which has got bigger and better with the passing of the years.

It has proven a great success raising thousands of pounds for local charity, as well as encouraging plenty of healthy drinking among local beer enthusiasts.

The event was organised by Lion Dave Gillman and once again hosted by long-serving Lion John Reid at his Atherton Way haulage yard, with the warehouse floor packed with a knowledgeable crowd of drinkers.

There were 29 beers available from around the UK, which are not normally available locally, as well as a range of ciders, wines and fruit beer.

“This year’s festival has been one of the best, certainly better than in 2013, but we have had better weather,” said Lion Sean O’Donovan.

“There has been lots of good drinking and we hope everyone has had a good time.”

On the 25th Anniversary ale list were pints from breweries north, south, east and west in the UK including a premium amber from Whale Ale Ltd of Warwickshire; Dancing Duck, a dark ale brewed in Derby and a plum porter from Staffordshire’s Titanic Brewer, which needless to say was sunk without trace.

Sponsored by local businesses, funds raised were for the Brigg Lions Charity Fund returned into the area for worthy causes.