The sun shone, the bells rang out, and we raised over £28,000 to support our CMF Artists!
More than 3000 City workers, visitors and beer enthusiasts packed out the beautiful and historic Guildhall Yard in the heart of the City on Thursday 3rd July for the hugely successful City Beerfest 2014. This event was organised by City Music Foundation in partnership with Worshipful Company of Brewers and City of London Festival.
Thirteen breweries offered a wide range of beers and food was provided by Bread Street Kitchen, Little Jack Horner’s, and Piper’s Crisps. The musical programme was organised by the City of London Festival and featured the Ragged Out String Band, CMF Artists Tir Eolas, Ramshackle Union Band, and Police Dog Hogan. Tasting notes and general information, also on the sponsors, were provided in the programme booklet and raffle prizes included a night for two at a London Hotel, a private wine tasting, a simulator at City Golf for 40 people, tickets to ZSL ‘Zoo Lates’, brewery tours, concert tickets, a hamper, flowers, beer, CDs and more.
A dray horse carriage travelled around the City during the lunch period drawing attention to the event and, as the work day ended, the bells of St Lawrence Jewry rang out, drawing even more people to the Fest.
With thanks to our sponsors Shepherd and Wedderburn, Daniel Watney, Myers Clark and Hempsons; to the City of London Festival and the Worshipful Company of Brewers, and to the thousands of people who came along on the day and made this such a success.
We are already looking forward to City Beerfest 2015 – watch this space….!
More photos here.