PICTURED: Four days and over 6,000 pints later, Bexley Beer Festival’s taps run dry

PUBLISHED: 10:36 10 May 2016 | UPDATED: 10:36 10 May 2016

Bexley Beer Festival

Bexley Beer Festival


More than 1,000 people turned out to this year’s beer festival

This year’s sun-kissed Bexley Beer Festival pulled in more than a thousand people, as beer and cider enthusiasts sampled some of the finest local and nationally produced booze.

The festival, held at the Old Dartfordians Sports Club in Bexley from Thursday to Saturday, was organised by local beer enthusiasts and campaigners for real ale at Bexley Camra.

Crowds had made their way through 810 gallons of different beers before the taps finally ran dry on Saturday evening.

Among the beers on offer were five different casks from Bexley Brewery.

The brewery, which recently had one of its signature beers on sale in the Houses of Parliament, earned favour with the festival goers, as its rum aged black prince porter was voted the beer of the festival.

Festival organiser, Alan Boakes said: “We started with 80 casks and I kept 10 in reserve, but I had to get them out due to demand.

“The weather was great, I had several people tell me that the selection of also was excellent with such a wide range.”

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