We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to the brewery for our first socially distanced, outdoor Beer Festival on 8th August. It was the first event we’ve held since lockdown. Arrangements may have been slightly different than usual but our Pie & Pint Festival still managed to maintain a very chilled vibe despite the added challenge of scorching heatwave temperatures.
“It was marvellous to see so many people back at the brewery enjoying themselves. We’re delighted and very grateful for their support.
“A lot of thought and work went into making the brewery as safe as possible for staff and visitors. We wanted the festival to be fun too. From the feedback we’ve had, people had a good time and felt reassured about the safety measures we put in place.”
Brewery MD, Roland Kannor
Essex beer blogger and writer Justin Mason was at the festival. He commented on Twitter:
“Socially distanced tables, socially distanced queuing, very well organised and everyone was very sensible.”
Perfect Pie Weather
Regardless of searing temperatures, it seems our festivalgoers’ appetite for that Great British staple, the home cooked pie, remains undiminished, whatever the weather. Dean’s delicious steak pies and chicken pies were so much in demand that they completely sold out by mid afternoon.
Some canine regulars also joined us. As well as Lucy the lovely lab and cute Luna, Rubble the bulldog from Hornchurch was there with his owner Mike. Rubble’s been attending brewery events since he was a tiny, sleepy pup. He’s made such a big impression on the brewery team that Roland’s considering naming a new beer after him.
Save the Date
We’re holding our next beer festival, Oktoberfest, on Saturday 26th September and hope that you’ll join us. Again, it will be outdoors and socially distanced. Details to follow soon.