New sponsor for Derby Folk Festival
Wed 4 Jun 2014
This year Derby Folk Festival are thrilled to announce a partnership with Thornbridge Brewery who will provide a range of their award-winning beers for this year’s festival. Considered one of the pioneers of the UK’s craft beer movement, the Thornbridge brewery was originally based in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall near Bakewell, Derbyshire. Its first beers went on sale in February 2005 and from developing IPA’s and blonde beers, they also added barrel aged editions.
The Sheffield-based brewery have been going from strength to strength winning a plethora of awards for their beers, ciders, lagers and traditionally brewed real ales and they were recently announced as Winners of Best Drinks Provider at the BBC Food and Farming Awards.
“The organisers of the Derby Folk Festival (3-5th October) have not only put together a great line up of music but are also attending to the needs of the gig goers for quality beers by partnering with Thornbridge Brewery (Bakewell) a winner of over 350 awards for their beers"
Bob Rushton, of the Festival, says “that from a number of breweries that showed interest Thornbridge was a clear choice as the quality and range of their beers is well known and will delight those that come to the Festival”. The Brewery also supplies the bar and beer for the Bearded Theory Festival and runs its own music venue The Greystones in Sheffield. Alex Buchanan, Marketing Manager at Thornbridge, says “they are excited about having their beers at the Derby Festival as it support the brewery’s aim of beer, community, music and art as a winning combination”