Bridge Street venue to stage inaugural winter beer festival

Berwick’s award-winning micropub, The Curfew, is preparing for its first Winter & Belgian Beer Festival.

Tuesday, 5th February 2019, 8:32 am
The Curfew's beer festival.

It takes place from noon on Friday, February 8, through to 10pm on Sunday, February 10.

The Curfew’s popular Spring Beer Festival will be held once again in early May.

Owners Gemma and David Cook said: “People who enjoyed our Spring Beer Festival kept asking if we’d be running a winter beer festival, so we thought, why not?

“It’s a quieter time of year for most pubs but it gives us a chance to showcase beer styles that you’d normally associate with colder weather and darker days.

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“We’ve got a lot of stouts and porters in for the festival, but we’ll also be putting on some winter pales and IPAs. We’re big fans of Belgian beer so we thought it would be a good idea to combine the two.

“We’ll have some familiar Belgians available like Westmalle and Orval, but we’re also going to have some rarer beers on like Oude Beersel lambic on draught and Ardennes Stout & De Dolle in bottles. Keep an eye out for some interesting Belgian brews on keg too.

“Local breweries Bear Claw and Cheviot are also getting in on the act. Bear Claw aged sour red ale Auld Beast will be available in keg and bottle, while Cheviot are brewing a specially-commissioned oyster stout for the festival.”

Hot food will be available over the weekend including a Belgian beer and beef stew. Entry will be free and a programme will be available throughout.