Never a better time to grab a real local beer says Yeovil brewer
SOME people might see beer as the tipple of the older generation.
But for one local brewer, nothing could be further from the truth.
Rob Sherwood, founder of Yeovil Ales, thinks Britain is experiencing a renaissance in the beer-making industry – with increasing numbers of women and the younger generation embracing real ale.
He believes a new wave of craft beer is creating a unique heritage and identity for not only the South West, but Britain as a whole.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Mr Sherwood said: "An increasing number of people are taking a real interest in locally-produced food and drink.
"Driving the resurgence is small local artisan brewers producing high-quality beers.
"Britain's unique heritage of live real ale is much admired all over the world.
"There is a changing nature of beer in this vibrant culture driven by consumers who are as passionate about British Real Ale as the brewers are.
"A myriad of fantastic real ales are available – from the very pale straw blonde-coloured golden ales through to the darkest stouts, many with some incredible flavours."
Working as a civil engineer in the telecoms industry, Mr Sherwood had been designing beers as a hobby for more than 20 years.
In 2005, the Yeovil Round Table member launched Yeovil Ales Brewery, off Artillery Road, and has never looked back.
After winning a national gold medal for Star Gazer in 2009, the brewery won a place in the national finals in 2010 and 2012 for their Posh IPA and Stout Hearted beers.
Mr Sherwood admits he is now living the dream – but believes it is as important as ever for people to support their local brewers.
He hopes next month'sYeovil Beer Festival will help re-enforce the community's love of locally-produced beer.
He said: "The beer festival experience is as much about the diverse people as the diverse beer – there is a beer or cider for everyone.
"Pubs are the hub of our community and offer social contact that cannot be experienced by sitting in front of the television.
"I hope the festival will develop people's love of real ale and they embark on their own voyage into the world of beer."
Yeovil Beer Festival, will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6.
It has been organised by Yeovil Round Table, the Lions Club of Yeovil and Yeovil College to raise money for local causes.
A range of beers and ciders will be on offer, including those from brewers such as Yeovil Ales, Arbor Ales, Glastonbury Ales and Ham Hill Cider.
To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.yeovil beerfest.com.