From 30th March to 1st April 2012 the Heaton Moor Beer Festival took over the Scout hut behind St. Paul's Church in Heaton Moor.
Backed by Kro (who took on what was The Bakery a while back) this year's festival was a fund raiser for Men Matters, a charity which raises money for the fight against male cancers. The charity is always looking for volunteers, and you can find out more on their website.
Part of the money raised was via Barrels sponsored by local businesses and groups. We jumped at the chance, and Fetch The Heatons was assigned to the Copper Caskade barrel, wedged between barrels sponsored by Pixie Bakery and TWP Solicitors.
Along with the great selection of beers and ciders there were various meat based edible treats including a hog-roast.
We pottered along on Saturday, shortly after the Shaw Road, Heaton Moor Market and were pleasantly surprised to find the Beer Festival was already buzzing. By the time we'd left we're done out best to try several of the beers, and the band was in full swing.
I have it on good authority that the event was a massive success, many of the barrels were drunk dry and a great deal of money was raised for Men Matters.
We'll let you know the exact amount once we do! The event raised over £800 for charity.