Simpsons returns as food festival sponsor

Simpsons Malt is this year's headline sponsor for the annual Berwick Food & Beer Festival.

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 07:33 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 16:26 pm
Richard Simpson, Vice Chairman of Simpsons Malt with produce from some of the local artisan brewery exhibitors at the Berwick Food & Beer Festival.

The event will showcase the region’s unique heritage and provenance for food and drink by celebrating local producers.

Ten local artisan brewers from the surrounding areas will also be selling their beers.

There will be live music from local bands and Steve Morrison and his Blues band will entertain the crowd on Saturday evening, ensuring the beer marquee is not to be missed.

Simpsons Malt takes pride in showing support for local initiatives and are proud of their heritage in Berwick, as one of the UK’s largest producers of fine malt. It supplies malts to some of the biggest beer and whisky producers around the world.

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Vice-chairman of Simpsons Malt, Richard Simpson, said: “Simpsons Malt is proud to produce some of the finest malt which comes from barley grown in nearby fields.

“Being part of a festival that celebrates local, quality produce gets our wholehearted backing.”

Maurice McNeely from Berwick Slow Food Group said: “We are delighted that Simpsons Malt will once again support our annual food and beer festival. This sponsorship provides us with the confidence to make this year’s festival even bigger and better than previous years.

“We are very excited about the new approach to our beer offer, changing a previous pub atmosphere to a true beer experience, and, with the help of the local beer suppliers and Simpsons Malt, we are more then ever making local links come alive for the visitor.”