First Aireborough Beer Festival a success, say happy organisers

GREAT: Graham Davies, Stuart Andrew MP and Chris Ingram.
GREAT: Graham Davies, Stuart Andrew MP and Chris Ingram.
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The first Aireborough Beer Festival “lived up to all expectations”, the organisers have said after the event.

The Rotary Club of Aireborough, St Peter’s Church in Rawdon and Guiseley Theatre, where it took place, put on the festival.

Robert Mirfield, secretary of the rotary club, said: “The main responsibility for the success goes initially to the multi-talented, volunteer committee whose organisational and technical skills produced memorable results for all to see.”

Over two days, more than 600 people attended, and got to take away their branded glasses after choosing from 43 beers and 15 ciders as well as Prosecco and wines.

More than £3,000 was raised, to be shared equally between the three partners, at the event on June 16-17.

Mr Mirfield said the festival “lived up to all expectations as a new, untested and very challenging event”.

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