A record number of people attended this year’s Currie Beer & Curry Festival, organised by the local Round Table and sponsored by Sort My PC. Guests drank a record number of pints and had a record amount of fun – and the event raised a record amount of money. About £8,000 was generated to support local community events, charities and good causes.
32 beers from independent Scottish breweries were available at the festival, as well as cider and a selection of wines. In the live on-line poll during the two evenings, Jaguar from the Kelburn Brewery and Edinburgh Gold from Stewart Brewing were voted the festival favourite beers. Guests came from as far afield as Spain, and some even timed a return trip from India so as not to miss the event.
Christine Owen, the Round Table’s beer festival project manager this year, said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves at a local event, while simultaneously raising so much for charities and good causes. The committee would like to thank all the volunteer staff; Sort My PC as main sponsor, and all the other local businesses who sponsored barrels of beer and made the event possible: The Corner Cafe, Mount Parnassus, Wood’s Deli, Pentland Garden Services, Thistle Vets, Currie Gas Services, Taurus Gardening, Ratho Auto Services, Freakworks, Tony Harper, DSL Autos, Ian Merriman, Personal Money Management, DA Ward Garage, Westmill Construction, Daily Poppins, Edinburgh Heating, Creating Breaks, Tynecastle Treats & Sweets and Lindsays Estate Agents. Many thanks also to Bobby Millar and his Band for the live music on Friday night, and to Muckle Flugga who played on the Saturday. If you have any photos from the event, please upload them to our Facebook account at ‘Curriebeerfest’.”