Festival Update: Kendal Calling’s Real Ale festival returns!



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The recently sold out festival Kendal Calling is thrilled to announce details of its ever-growing Real Ale Festival, now in its 4th year. The Real Ale tent has become one of the most popular areas at the festival selling out its stocks every year and Kendal Calling have teamed up with some great breweries to offer some of the finest ales to whet your whistle.

Jamie Smith, Festival Manager & Real Ale Festival Organiser says: “We just had to bring it back this year and not just because we enjoy sampling all the beers! We’ve had great feedback from festival-goers since its inception in 2009 and we’ve worked closely with the breweries to bring the price of a pint down from £3.80 to £3.50 this year which we are absolutely delighted about.”

Four breweries will be supplying the ales this year including local brewers Dent, Tirril and Hawkshead plus Robinsons Brewery from Manchester. 12 Ales will be available this year including some old favourites, special one off festival beers and brand new blends. Included in the list of beers is Kendal Callings own creation ‘Kend’ale Calling’ brewed by the folks at Dent Brewery. Also in the list is the multi-award winning Winderemere Pale by Hawkshead Brewery, which was the SIBA North Overall Champion ale in 2011.Tirril brewery bring their ‘Festival Crazy’ beer along while Robinsons brewery will have their fitting ‘Cumbria Way’ and exclusive Elbow beer ‘Build a Rocket Boys’ among others.

Now Kendal is Calling all beer aficionados to create a brand new ale! Organisers want you to come up with a name for the ale and a design for the pump clip using all things Kendal Calling for inspiration. Think Deers, Lake District, Fairytales & Comic books, fun & frolics and anything else related to the party in the fields. The winners will get an amazing prize of ‘A Years Supply of Beer!’… 365 bottles from all four associated breweries plus have their beer brewed and served at the Kendal Calling Real Ale Festival! Entries must be sent to: realalefestival@kendalcalling.com by 2nd July.

The Lake District is famous for its pubs with great ales and friendly atmosphere and now festival-goers will get to sample all this while in the incredible surroundings of Kendal Calling Festival. With less than 7 weeks away and still more acts to be announced, Kendal Calling 2012 is shaping up to be one unforgettable weekend in the stunning rolling hills of Cumbria.

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