So our Red Rocktober Beer Festival was a resounding success, despite the stormy weather! We had over 400 people attend over the two days to enjoy local food, drink and music! On the bar were a selection of ales and ciders, hand picked by Lewis and the team. The sell out ales were Gun Dog by Newton Abbot-based brewery Teignworthy and our very own Rushy Mede. The beer that tended to divide opinion most of all was Sprey Point Brewery’s Cream Tea pale ale. Brewed using raspberry, strawberry and biscuit it’s been deemed as “Devon in a glass” and caused a lot of debate during the event.
Red Rock owner Lewis says “Red Rocktober was all about showcasing local, small independent producers. The local producers we hand selected to appear at the festival were businesses who share the same ethos as us and produce quality, distinctive products. With ales in particular, people know what they like but are also open to trying new things and a Beer Festival is a great way to explore new tastes and learning more about the businesses who operate close to home. The event was a sell out and even though the weather was pretty awful people still turned up on the day to enjoy it. We’d love to do this event, and others like it, in the future so watch this space…”
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