Breweries in the Midlands are coming together for a Taste of Black Country Ales at the first Sedgley Beer Festival.
Exciting plans for the First Sedgley Beer Festival are now well advanced. It will be held at 1st Sedgley Scouts Jubilee Hall, (rear of Sedgley Coop), Friday evening and all day Saturday 27 & 28 September. It is thought to the very first beer festival hosted in Sedgley. The money raised from the beer festival will benefit the Scout Group, Children in Need and Cystic Fibrosis. The Scouts will use their share of the money to complete work on a fantastic log cabin effect resource room that will benefit scout training. Chairman, David Baugh said "We are surrounded by award winning beers and breweries with amazing stories to tell, we want to celebrate the revival in real ale, for charity. I hope this will start a traditional beer festival in Sedgley that will run for many years to come".
The festival will be staffed by volunteers; the Landlord of the Horse and Jockey Cinder Hill, will be on hand to offer expert advice and recommendations. There will be food available, plus live music, from local bands ‘Starving Dogs’, playing classic rock covers from 70’s and 80’s on Saturday afternoon. 1st Sedgley Morris Men and guest Morris sides will be playing and dancing traditional English dances and during the weekend. Also joining the line ups will be Ben and Alun Davies who will deliver a range of 60’s, blues , folk, Irish, and rock n roll numbers with special guest Marilyn Bose.
Chairman Ian Foster said "This awesome collection of 20 breweries and micro-breweries will be presenting an impressive list beers and a special festival wine. We are looking for companies to sponsor the beer festival glasses for a modest £500".The entrance fee will includes tickets for drinks, a programme of all the beers, tasting notes, and a free branded festival glass to keep. The older Explorer Scout section will be serving refreshments. This activity is not suitable for families with young children.