[This article was written for the July 2005 edition of the Sussex
I still can’t believe that Fay Westbrook
really did ask this question. It was said
to the brewer at the presentation of the
Beer of the 2005 Sussex Beer & Cider
Festival to the Wolf brewery in Norfolk!!!!!.
Sorry Mr Wolf.
Talking about time (what a dreadful link!!!)
the ‘ideas’ committee for the
2006 Festival (see photo below) has been
meeting to come up with new ideas in order
to try to make next year’s festival
even more of a success.
(well, Mary and Alison were working whilst
Ingrid was just enjoying being allowed down
the pub with her baby, Alexander)
We now think that we have the basis for
some exciting innovations so watch this
space for details in the next edition of
One major change that we will have to deal
with is that Brighton & Hove Council
have imposed a total smoking ban on all
their premises. This means that our festival
will be smoke free. We appreciate that some
of our customers like to smoke while drinking
but smoking will only be allowed outside
of the building so a pass-out system will
be in place.
All the feedback we received following
this year’s festival was very positive
about holding the event in March so it seemed
the best thing to do was to cancel our February
booking and go for March again. The dates
for the 2006 Festival are Thursday 9th March,
Friday 10th March and Saturday 11th March.
So, please make a note of these dates and
also that tickets will be on sale from the
usual places by mid-January. Better still,
make a note of these dates with a view to
working at the Festival. I can divulge that
not only is it always great fun but that
the more volunteers we get, the more the
work can be spread around and so more time
for people to enjoy their free refreshments!!!
2006 Beer & Cider Festival Organiser