logo2014The 15th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival was held from Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th October 2014, as usual in Troon Concert Hall.

This year we are celebrated 40 years of CAMRA in Scotland, as well as the 30th Anniversary of our CAMRA Branch. To mark this occasion we set up a special Champion’s Bar  in the adjacent Walker Hall on Thursday featuring 30 former Champion Beers of Britain and Scotland which proved extremely popular.

Our Beer of the Festival, as chosen by the festival’s customers, was Dark Dunter brewed by Broughton Ales. Congratulations to the Biggar-based brewery.

Our live entertainment remained popular – Friday night saw the return of festival favourites “Wildcard” performing their varied mix of pop and rock. On Saturday afternoon we had a slight change to the advertised entertainment in that Irvine & District Pipe Band played for us (click for video). On Saturday evening, we welcomed “Chitterybite” to the festival for the first time (click for video).

Some photos of this years festival, along with past years,  are now uploaded to the Photos page, and are also on our Facebook page – please sign up for it for regular updates.

Timelapse from Day 1, Thursday (Noon – 10pm in 24 seconds):

Timelapse from Day 2: Friday (Noon – 11.15pm in 3 minutes)

Our twitter feed was also well used this year – @troonbeerfest using the hashtag #troonbeer

Please let us know your thoughts on the festival – beer, music, food, atmosphere, staffing – both good and bad, and it will get fed back to the organising committee. Contact us at feedback@ayrshirebeerfestival.co.uk

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Every effort is made to ensure that all information on this site is accurate. No responsibility for errors or omissions will be accepted. The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of The Campaign For Real Ale Limited or the organisers of the Ayrshire Real Ale Festival.

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