The 25th Macclesfield Beer Festival was another huge success with over 4,000 attending over the weekend and is expected to have raised around £34,000 for the important work of much-valued local charity Cheshire Search and Rescue.
Cheshire Search and Rescue assists Cheshire Constabulary in undertaking vital and sometimes life-saving searches for vulnerable missing people, across the whole county. Thanks to the generosity of local residents attending the Beer Festival, and its organisers, the service will now be able to purchase new lightweight Automatic External Defibrillators; winter clothing to boost the ability of members to respond in extreme weather conditions; and digital repeaters to increase the service’s communications network to cover the whole county, reducing response times and increasing the chances of reaching casualties quicker
The Beer Festival was held across the weekend of 10th – 11th May, and once again featured a host of craft beers and ales, including a number from local breweries in Macclesfield, Bollington, Poynton and Wincle, as well as from further afield. The popular gin and prosecco bars were also back, and food was available throughout the festival. Local bands The Chinese Marbles and XDC performed live sets throughout the Festival.
A total of 13,000 pints of beer were drunk as well as 1,270 of cider or perrie and 36 bottles from the gin bar.