Beer Festival

Elephant Invasion Mammoth Success

The Elephant Invasion Beer Festival was such a mammoth success, with more than a hundred real ale fans enjoying the event, that Brentwood Brewery is planning another beer festival on Saturday December 10th.

The brewery would like to thank everyone who came along to the Elephant Invasion Beer Festival on Saturday, especially The Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr Noelle Hones and her consort Cllr Jon Cloke as well as ukulele duo Julia and Mark Rich joined by John ‘Timebomb’ Taylor on vocals.


The festival was held at Brentwood Brewery to showcase the latest range of Elephant School Brewing beers.   Making its debut on Saturday, the newest of all, a collaboration brew with Belgian brewing specialists the Solvay Society, Cheru Kol, got a big thumbs up from festival goers.



With the ukulele band it was Sombrero that proved to be the biggest hit but everyone had their own favourite with lots of orders taken at the bar for the chocolate and cranberry dark beer, Porter in a Storm.


Head Brewer Ethan Kannor said:   “It was a great day and there was a really jolly atmosphere in the brewery especially when the Rock and Roll ukulele band got going and The Mayor joined in as lead singer.”


Photo courtesy of Cllr Jon Cloke

As well as getting toes tapping throughout the brewery, the ukulele band co-opted The Mayor to join them on vocals to sing a few numbers including I Wanna Be Like You from Jungle Book and Everyday by Buddy Holly.

“It was a lot of fun.  It always is at Brentwood Brewery’s beer festivals,” said Brentwood Mayor, Cllr Noelle Hones.


“I think it’s great the way The Mayor, Cllr Hones, supports local businesses.  By joining the band she also showed what a good sport she is too.

“The band had a great time playing at the festival.  Brentwood ale is always awesome,” said Julia Rich of Rainbow Music at Barleylands.


At the Christmas Beer Festival planned for Saturday 10th December (10.30am – 5pm) all beer will be £2 per pint.  A full selection of Brentwood Christmas beers will be available, like Santa’s Paradise 3.5% ABV, Chestnut Stout 3.999% ABV, 5 Gold Rings 5% ABV and Figgy Pudding 4.3% AB, as well as some Elephant School Brewing Christmas themed beers which will be confirmed nearer the date.

Donations from sales of a special beer, brewed to raise awareness of Fragile X Syndrome, the most common inherited cause of learning disability, will go to the national Essex-based charity, the Fragile X Society.

“Save the date.  It’s going to be a lot of fun – a real Christmas treat for beer lovers.

“We’re planning to have some live music and there will be the chance to join in with some sing-along Christmas Carols to get everyone in the festive spirit,” said Brentwood Brewery MD Roland Kannor.

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