Peterborough Beer Festival

Peterborough Beer Festival
Photo: peterborough-camra.org.uk
The Peterborough Beer Festival, also known as the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival, is the second-largest beer festival in the United Kingdom behind the Great British Beer Festival in London. It is a 5-day event held in the run up to the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Campaign for Real Ale, commonly known as CAMRA, is an independent voluntary consumer organization that focuses on promoting real ale, real cider and the traditional British pub. It was founded in 1971 in Dublin but is currently headquartered in St Albans, England. Local CAMRA branches around the country organize many beer and cider festivals, including the Great British Beer Festival, the Doncaster Beer Festival, the Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, the Cambridge Beer Festival, the Peterborough Beer Festival, and many more.

The Peterborough Beer Festival is held every August in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. The event is held in several massive marquees on the river embankment. The festival site features several brewery bars, cider and wine bars, food stalls, a hospitality area, and a music marquee with a stage that hosts live concerts.

Real ales are the main focus of the festival (the Peterborough Beer Festival is actually the country’s biggest outdoor CAMRA real ale festival). The term “real ale” was coined by CAMRA for a type of beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide.

The Peterborough Beer Festival showcases dozens of keg and bottled real ales by various breweries. Besides, here you can find bottled beers from different countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the USA, etc.) including vegan, organic and gluten-free brews, as well as cider and wine. The festival also has an escape bar that sells soft drinks, ice cream, snacks and cigarettes.

The festival also features a music program that includes concerts by local and national artists and open mic evenings. Besides, there are food and merchandise vendors and a hospitality area, a comfortable private space within one of the marquees with soft lightning, carpets and nice furniture.

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