Raising a glass of beer to our patron saint

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. L-R Peter Elkington, Stephen Henley, Duncan Pottinger, Sally Elkington, Margaret Pottinger, Sharon Henley. EMN-160425-140436001
St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. L-R Peter Elkington, Stephen Henley, Duncan Pottinger, Sally Elkington, Margaret Pottinger, Sharon Henley. EMN-160425-140436001

The 12th Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven St George’s Day Beer Festival spanned four days in St Deny’s Church Hall.

The festival ran from Thursday to Sunday with around 20 different beers available for drinkers.

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. L-R Tony Shearer, Ashok Singh, Karen Stearn, Tony Dixon, Bill Martindale. EMN-160425-140402001

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. L-R Tony Shearer, Ashok Singh, Karen Stearn, Tony Dixon, Bill Martindale. EMN-160425-140402001

The Thursday night was a sponsors’ evening which proved very popular and Tony Dixon from the Rotary club said the beers were all very tasty.

He said: “We had a very busy Saturday including a live band in the afternoon and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun.

“We expect to make over £7,000 which will be used to help out local charities as well as Rotary’s main aim of eradicating polio worldwide.”

Beers on sale for ale fans to sample included offerings from breweries such as Poachers, Milestone, Cathedral, Shardlow, Wentworth and Grafters – plus a selection of ciders and lagers.

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. L-R Paul Nicholson, Jamie Pilkinton, Clare Sharp, Adrian Birks, Chris Purnell. EMN-160425-140414001

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. L-R Paul Nicholson, Jamie Pilkinton, Clare Sharp, Adrian Birks, Chris Purnell. EMN-160425-140414001

Next year’s festival will again be held over the St George’s Day weekend.

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. Linzi and Noel Kopp. EMN-160425-140336001

St George's Day Beer Festival organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven. Linzi and Noel Kopp. EMN-160425-140336001