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10 July 2015
With the office closed for the afternoon on Friday 3rd July, everyone at haleys made their way to Preston Grasshoppers RFC for the first ever Hoppers Beer Festival.
It’s no secret that the famous old club is well-known in the local area for its exploits on the pitch, but they will certainly be a lot more prevalent off it now too after HopFest, as it was shortened, hosted a great beer- and entertainment filled weekend that attracted people from all over the region.
There were just over 40 beers, ales, lagers and ciders available to sample at the event, all making the journey to the Hoppers from breweries not so far away in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, and other barrels travelling from even further afield including Northumberland and Cornwall.
Many local businesses also sponsored a barrel of their choosing, with haleys going for the local Lancashire’s Invaders – a new floral and fruity beer from Bishops Crook Brewery in Penwortham whose golden ale Initiate also made an appearance at the festival.
Overall, the team social proved to be a huge success, and even the beer festival debutants got into the festival spirit when the drink began flowing long after sunset on Friday evening.
This success was echoed by the remaining two days of the festival which got some beautiful weather throughout Saturday until it came to a close late-afternoon after a breezier Sunday.
Fortunately, HopFest will be back next year and details have already been announced – 15th, 16th and 17th July 2016 are the dates to reserve, but keep a check on www.pgrfc.co.uk for all the latest news and updates from Preston Grasshoppers.Go Back