From 3rd – 6th May the Green Man, Grantchester will be holding an Early May Bank Holiday Beer Festival and judging by the beer list and music line up, it looks like it could well be the best one yet.
Beers range from the sessionable 3.7% ABV Hawkshead Bitter on cask to the ‘hold on to your seats’ 11.6% Rogue Imperial Stout on keg, from the straw-coloured, citrusy George Wright Pipe Dream to the dark, chocolatey Allgates All Black. Local breweries are represented by Bexar County, Blackbar, Brewshed, Buntingford, Fellows, Moonshine, Tydd Steam and Oakham Green Devil, recently awarded Champion Cask Ale at the International Brewing Awards 2013.
There’ll be bands playing throughout the weekend, including a Friday evening gig by Split Whiskers, one of the finest blues bands I’ve seen – Johnny ‘Magic Boy’ Wright’s guitar playing is jaw-droppingly good.
Even getting to the Green Man is a pleasure, a mile long riverside footpath crossing the ‘lazy water meadow’ to the ‘lovely hamlet of Grantchester’
Grantchester! ah, Grantchester!
There’s peace and holy quiet there
…and very good beer.
Next beer festivals at the Green Man:
Green Man. 59 High St, Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NF