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Published on March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

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Drink up to a worthy cause

Last month’s ultra-friendly Gosforth Winter Beer Festival proved particularly popular, not only for its range of cask and keg beers but for the music, food and Saturday family fun afternoon.

It was held at Gosforth Civic Theatre, the arts venue and cafe run by Liberdade Community Development Trust, the charity that gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity to belong, work and get involved in the arts and their community.

Breweries represented on the 20-tap cask and keg bar at the weekend-long festival included Cloudwater, Northern Alchemy, Out There, Cullercoats, Allendale, First & Last, Lost & Grounded and Bone Machine

Entertainment came from bubbleologist Jesse Ward, and retro games such as Commodore 64 and Sega Mega Drive. Music arrived via The Baghdaddies, Kentucky Cow Tippers, Hambone and Eve Simpson, while the food trucked up from Good Times Tacos, Cocina Peru and Meat Salt Smoke.

Extensive work is about to be carried out on the building but the good news – for customers anyway – is that summer beer festival planning is already under way.


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