Lincoln Beer Festival 2021 – At Your Local

In normal circumstances, this would be the week that local members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) prepared for the Lincoln Beer Festival. And, at the weekend, they would be serving over 100 real ales from independent breweries across the country to thousands of thirsty customers.

Of course, for the second year running, the event cannot go ahead. However, the difference this year is that pubs are now open and serving cask ales. So we are encouraging as many members and non-members as possible to visit our great local pubs over the bank holiday weekend to discover the range of real ales on offer.

We will be compiling a list of the real ales and real ciders that will be available over the weekend and where to find them. We’ll be interested to see whether the number of different ales matches what would have been available at the Festival.

Aaron Joyce, chairman of Lincoln CAMRA, said, “What makes the British pub unique is delicious, fresh cask beer. It’s a drink you can only enjoy in the pub – or at a beer festival. However, millions of drinkers across the UK have not been able to enjoy it for much of the last twelve months. So now pubs have reopened, I’d like to encourage everyone to get down to their local pub for a fresh cask beer, preferably from a local brewery. You’ll not only get a great-tasting beer but you’ll be supporting local independent breweries and our struggling pub-industry.”

Lincoln Beer Festival 2021 – at-your-local-beers

Lincoln Beer Festival Needs You!

Planning is well underway for this years Lincoln Beer Festival. It’s shaping up to be another great event, but as usual we can not run it without your help!

Jobs include; getting people admitted into the festival, dispensing glasses to thirsty attendees, serving on one of our three bars, assisting the volunteering team, selling products at our CAMRA shop & signing up new members to the campaign on our membership stand. No experience? Don’t worry! Our core team of volunteers are happy to show you the ropes.

Benefits of working include;

    • Free Refreshments
    • Free Beer/Cider
    • Food Subsidy

(Terms & conditions apply)

Any time you can spare is much appreciated be it one shift, one day or more!

Please visit Lincoln Beer Festival Volunteering for the volunteering form.

Volunteers needed on the following days on the following areas, these are the times of the day we need people, you do not have to do a full 12 hours, any time you can offer in any of the following areas is much appreciated, be it 3/4 hours or more!

Festival Set up;

Friday 17th May 09:30-10:30;

4 volunteers for Scaffolding unloading, must be physically fit. Protective footwear needed. Breakfast roll and soft drink provided afterwards.

Monday 20th 07:00-17:00;

6 volunteers for set up, some heavy lifting jobs, some lighter jobs. (Lunch provided)

PM Time TBC;

1 volunteer to go with our Transport manager to pick up Bars and Glasses from Gainsborough and Chesterfield. (Food subsidy provided)


Tuesday 21st May 07:30-17:00

4 volunteers for set up, a mixture of jobs some heavy lifting jobs (not as much as Monday), some lighter jobs. (Lunch provided)


Wednesday 22nd May 09:00-17:00

1-3 volunteers to make sure we are all set for a smooth opening on Thursday Morning (Lunch provided)


Festival Open;

    Thursday 23rd May
    Cider Bar 18:00-Close 1 volunteer
    Door 16:00-20:00 1 Volunteer
    Products/Membership 19:00-Close 1 volunteer
    Glasses Counter 18:00-19:00 2 volunteers /19:00-Close 1 volunteer

    • Friday 24th May

 

    Ale Bar 18:00-Close 8 volunteers
    Door 12:00-13:00 1 volunteer / 17:00-Close 1 volunteer
    Products/Membership 16:00-19:00 1 volunteer
    Glasses 16:00-Close 1/2 volunteer/s

    • Saturday 25th May

 

    Ale Bar 16:00-18:00 5 volunteers / 18:00- close 6 volunteers
    Door 12:00 – 14:00 2 volunteers
    Glasses 14:00-Close 1 volunteer

    Take Down
    Sunday 26th 8 fit volunteers that can move scaffolding
    Tuesday 28th  2-3 volunteers to load scaffolding (Breakfast roll and soft drink provided)

 

 

Tritton Tank

Cathedral Heights brewer, Steve Marston and Lincoln CAMRA committee member, Ashley Sewell, mashing the Festival ale Tritton Tank, brewed to mark 100 years since the first operational use of the tank, during the First World War.  The Tank Mark 1 was based on “Little Willie” (The Lincoln Machine) which was built at William Foster and Company of Lincoln.
The tank-themed beers at the festival are:

  • Tritton Tank (the Festival ale) from Cathedral Heights Brewery at Bracebridge Heath.
  • Challenger II from Newby Wyke Brewery at Grantham.
  • Tank Ale from Pheasantry Brewery at East Markham.