We caught up with Alan Collyer, MD of Exeter Brewery (our new brewery sponsor) to get his thoughts as first-time sponsors of Sidmouth Folk Festival.
Alan says, “We couldn’t be prouder to be the brewery sponsor for the legendary Sidmouth Folk Festival. Being part of our wonderful local community is really important to us and our team. It will be great to become more involved with this famous event, sponsoring the Spooky Men’s Chorale on the Monday as well all the bars, including the centre-piece concert area, Hams Bar, the Bulverton and Blackmore Bars. Whilst we have supplied the festival with our product for many years, this is the first time as main beer sponsor”.
The Brewery will be bringing their ales and lager to each of the festival bars and as everyone knows, live music and real ale are made for each other.
Whilst enjoying the music and events you can refresh yourself with some of Devon’s best ales and lager with the Brewery showcasing many of their best-selling favourites: Avocet® – Devon’s organic ale®, a former Champion Beer of Britain Finalist and like all their products winner of many Taste of the West, Camra and SIBA Awards. Or you can go back to the Brewery’s roots with a copper-coloured best bitter, Ferryman®, the first ale Exeter Brewery ever produced and a firm favorite with so many, or try their wonderful stout Darkness®, their delightfully hoppy FraidNot® will also be found on some bars. If you prefer something chilled, their fantastic lager IPL (It’s Proper Lager) Devon’s Organic Lager®, is a real thirst quencher and will be available on all the bars.
Finally, Alan says, “We at the Brewery are really looking forward to being part of the world’s best folk festival right here in beautiful Devon. We proudly deliver our products every week from Penzance to London and up to Gloucester, but it’s always very special to be involved in these brilliant local events”.