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Due to last year’s record breaking crowds, Ferry Fest returns to South Queensferry this Saturday 29 June hoping to break the self-owned accolade of hosting the areas largest outdoor beer and musical festival.

Ferry Brewery, the first and only brewery in South Queensferry since 1851, are set to host Ferry Fest 19 with the main goal of providing a much bigger and better event.

The headline event, beginning at 12 noon and running until  8pm, will include popular, award-winning breweries alongside Ferry Brewery’s own ales such as: Alechemy, Fierce Dead End Machine breweries and more.

Showcasing South Queensferry, the royal Burgh of West Lothian, to the whole of Scotland is the driving force behind hosting these kinds of events. Edinburgh-based Brewmaster and Director of Ferry Brewery, Mark explains: “Last year we had visitors from Glasgow, Falkirk, Bo’ness, Livingston, Bathgate, Broxburn, Dunfermline to Glenrothes, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Everywhere, you name it!

“To be able to host an event of this scale and attract and bring people together from all over Scotland to South Queensferry is very rewarding.”

“We are very excited to be hosting Ferry Fest 19 and hopefully we can see even more faces from places of Scotland afar, ready to share their stories with us over a beer while gazing across one of Scotland’s famous bridges.”

As well as award winning breweries, there will be a prosecco and wine bar, cider and food is due to be served by street food vendors such as GastroGrilla, The Thirsty Pallet, Mimi’s Bakehouse.

Entertainment is to be supplied by well-known Edinburgh entertainer, musician, South Queensferry’s Graeme Pearson; out of space band, The Super Moons; and DJ set and entertainment from Envisia.

Children can be kept entertained with face painting, a magician, balloon making and visiting the candy stall.

Mark continues: “We made sure Ferry Fest 19 has a little something for everyone in the family. It was important to us that we encourage a family-friendly, everyone is welcome approach.

“As always we would like to thank everyone in South Queensferry and the surrounding areas. Their backing is the reason a local brewery like us succeeds. It’s important to always support local.”

The inception of the event was originally coined by soaring attendances and demand from Ferry Brewery’s Lothians-based monthly beer and music event, Ferry Brewery Nights.

The event is sponsored by malt supplier, Muntons and designers Smash Digital.

Ferry Fest 19 is taking place at The Ferry Brewery, Bankhead Farm Steading, South Queensferry – with early-bird tickets already sold out, but remaining general entry priced at £10 a ticket (12noon entry and first drink free) and VIP entry priced at £15 a ticket (11:15am priority entry, first drink free and a gift bag). Kids under 10 can attend for free.

For more information or to request tickets please visit: www.ferrybrewery.co.uk or https://www.tickettailor.com/events/theferrybrewery/266537/

Twitter: @FerryBrewery

Facebook: @TheFerryBrewery

Ferry brewery beers available for festival:

  1. Ferry Stout – Gold Winner 2017 Scottish Beer Awards – 4.9% ABV dark, smooth easy drinking stout with roasted malts and coffee flavours

  2. Ferry Witches Brew – Good Winner, 2018 SIBA Regional Awards and Silver Winner 2017 Scottish Beer Awards – 4.5% ABV Reddish Copper Ale with a nicely hopped flavour, wonderful well-balanced Ale

  3. FNIPA – Ferry New England IPA – (New) 6.2% ABV Juicy Fruity Creamy New England IPA, low IBU with brilliant citrus fruit flavours and aromas

  4. 3Bridges IPA – 4.5% ABV a Hoppy IPA. 3 Grains. 3x Hopped. Strong citrus flavours with a lovely aroma

  5. Ferry Sunshine – (New) 4%ABV golden Pale Weizen, flavours & aromas of banana and cloves with moderate bitterness for a refreshing ale

  6. Forth Brigg – (New) 6.7% ABV Red IPA with a nice blend of US hops – big on flavour

  7. Ferry Alt – (New) 4.8%ABV well balanced German styled Dark Ale is malty and smooth with some fruity flavours for a clean and crisp taste

  8. Raspberry Gose – 7%  Fruit Sour, well balanced Gose enhanced with real raspberry juice for a lovely taste.