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Summer Festivals (5)

Saturday July 16th 2022

Today we’re off to Shrewsbury for the Let’s Rock festival. It’s based at The Quarry, a beautiful 29-acre parkland near the river Severn.

It’s a very early start as we have to be there for 10.00 am.

Different route today and we’re going via the Wallasey tunnel

Alas, no videos and no time allocated to stop off at a Camra awarded pub😕

At least we could stop for a bit of breakfast after seeing this omen…

We didn’t hang around for long…

We motored on and arrived fairly quickly at the venue.

The artists area was great!

Menu looks good!
Ice cool Alex!

Just enough time to have a look around the festival!

We had a quick line check as the crowd were starting to file in…

We were on stage soon…

so we headed back stage to check the rider.

The taste of Peroni Nastro Azzurro is distinctive, crisp and refreshing. You’ll find it has a notable citrus aroma and a pale, golden colour reminiscent of Prosecco.
It is gently brewed to give you an intensely crisp, refreshing taste with that unmistakable touch of Italian style.

The crowd had come right up to the front now…

We were ready to go on after meeting the legendary David Benson Phillips who was compere for the days event.

David gave us a great introduction and then we were on!

Crowd were brilliant!

We got a great reception and headed off backstage.

Edward Tudor-Pole was also performing!

Lovely guy!

We then went back out front into the sunshine to watch Scritti Politti

Met a few fans on the way

They were excellent and we met Green Gartside backstage!

He was ace!

We wanted to stay longer and see Bad Manners but we had to get back to Liverpool.

So we had to say farewell to Shrewsbury!

On the way in we’d earmarked the Olde Bucks Head as a possible getaway from the festival but it was never going to happen.

So instead we decided to travel up to Liverpool and head to The Old Tap in Waterloo where a couple of beer aficionado’s were keenly awaiting our arrival.

We had something to eat on the bus and a possible snooze then….

The Mersey Tunnel!

5 minutes in the tunnel then another 15 to Waterloo and we arrived at The Old Tap.

It’s a new pub getting rave reviews

First off we sampled the Polly’s ‘Neither Odd or Even.

Anybody who has followed the brewery long enough will know we love to smash together previous hop combos from our dearly departed Originals range and create modern day frankenstein’d-together bangers. Citra Columbus always has a special place in our heart, after a particularly memorable after-work “sampling session” held by Sean and Arron, and we were huge fans of the original version of Enigma Simcoe IPA, so much so that we carried it over to the Augment range that now holds the brewery up. Smashing the two together and reeling back the ABV to a more sessionable 5.6%, we’ve created a pale ale that brings a swag bag of stone fruit, mango, peach and tangerine notes to the party, with just a little grassy bitterness to boot.
5.6% ABV

Went down very well…

Next I’m sure we had the ‘From Above’ by the Track brewing company.

From Above is our easy-going, quaffable gluten-free beer. Brewed using malted barley, Cara Gold and oats to bring fullness and a lovely bready malt character and dry hopped with Mosaic and Nelson. Up front, youll find exquisite pineapple and tropical fruit punch, a soft bitterness and mouth-watering lemon peel followed by a long finish. Beautifully balanced, drinkable and satisfying.

Maybe we had one more for the road but I can’t remember what it was, or much else for that matter.

But what a fantastic day out we all had!


‘Some people are born two drinks below par.’

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