Beer festival to raise funds for 'integral' scout and guide group

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 March 2019

Twisted Oak Brewery director Simon Gait and Wrington scout and guide leader Jason Pope.	Picture: Wrington Beer Festival

Twisted Oak Brewery director Simon Gait and Wrington scout and guide leader Jason Pope. Picture: Wrington Beer Festival

Wrington Beer Festival

Beers, ales and ciders will be enjoyed at the launch of a festival this week to raise money for an 'integral' scout and guide group.

The Wrington Beer Festival will be celebrated in the village this weekend.	Picture: Wrington Beer FestivalThe Wrington Beer Festival will be celebrated in the village this weekend. Picture: Wrington Beer Festival

The Wrington Beer Festival will be celebrated at the village memorial hall, in Silver Street, today (Friday) and on Saturday - and people will be able to try drinks from well-established breweries in the district.

The event will raise funds for the 1st Burrington and Wrington Scout and Guide Group – which has about 250 members who mainly come from the village, Redhill and Langford.

Music will also be performed by rock band Ghost Weed over the course of both days.

Scout leader Jason Pope visited the village’s Twisted Oak Brewery to help make a beer which is among one of 20 which will feature at the event.

Festival organiser and director of the brewery, Simon Gait, said: “All profits from this year’s get-together will be donated to the Wrington group and it was great to be able to get Jason involved in the beer-making process.

“He got stuck-in with creating one of the drinks which the Twisted Oak, alongside nine 
other breweries from the area, will be offering to people at the event.”

Butcombe Brewery, Pitchfork and Cheddar Ales alongside 3D Beer and more will have a variety of alcoholic beverages on tap throughout the festival.

Jason said: “We are hoping a lot of money will be raised across the two days for the scout group, which is a real focal point and an integral part of the community in Wrington.”

The organisation is made up of nine beavers, cub, brownies, scouts, rainbows and guides packs, which meet at various locations across the region during most weeks.

Children and teenagers aged six to 16 get involved, and the division has been expanding since it was formed in 1961.

Jason continued: “Being able to see the process of brewing a type of beer has been eye-opening and I’m really looking forward to tasting the end result.”

Festival tickets, priced £6-£8, are available to buy for this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Friday’s event starts from 7-11pm and Saturday’s is being held in the afternoon from noon-4pm.

For more information about tickets, visit www.wringtonbeer
festival.org

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