CRAF 2017 – over for another year

WELCOME

CRAF 2017 took place at the iconic Cheltenham  Ladies’ College on 26th, 27th and 28th October. With over 100 beers, 30 ciders and perries and a craft keg bar, there was something for everyone. The event had a Halloween theme. Thanks to those of you who entered into the spirit and came in fancy dress and congratulations to those who won spot prizes for their fancy dress.

Congratulations go to Deya Brewery who’s one off cask beer “Dare I Say It” was beer of the festival by virtue of being the first cask to sell out.

If any one has any feed back on the festival we are always grateful for constructive advice so please email us if there was anything that you think either worked particularly well or we could do better next time.

A selection of photos from the event can be found under the branch-photos tab.

VOLUNTEERS

Thanks to all of you who helped at this year’s festival. Without you, the event wouldn’t have been the success that it was.

THE BEER LIST

With 100 ales from 50 different breweries, we hope that we catered for all tastes. A reminder that the searchable beer list is HERE.

THE CIDER AND PERRY LIST

The cider and perry list can be seen via the CRAF tab above.

THE CRAFT KEG LIST

There was also a craft keg bar this year. The full list can be seen via the link available under the CRAF tab at the top of the page.

CHARITY / TOKEN AID

We raised money for two charities throughout the event. This year’s charities were Severn Freewheelers, (aka The Blood Bikes) and The National Star Centre. You helped these deserving charities by donating your unused tokens to the charity pot. Thank-you for your generous donations.

COMPETITION TIME

As the event had a Halloween theme, the entry team gave out random ‘spot prizes’ to those attending in fancy dress.  Congratulations to the lucky winners.

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment during the festival was provided by local musician Rob McEwan on Saturday afternoon and The Ukeholics on Saturday evening.

FOOD

This year, we had a couple of hot food concessions at the festival, with Buckbury Butchers offering burgers etc during the day, and a pig roast in the evening, and Car-B-Q, offering pizzas from its unique ‘Mini’ pizza oven (called ‘Mario’ apparently!).  The cold food selection was produced by CAMRA volunteers. Soft drinks, wines and other drinks were provided by The Wandering Wagon.

THE LOGO

The CRAF Committee would like to thank Mat Jolly of Jolly Good Design for this years logo.