The Wine Barn showcases local beer

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A MEET the brewer event will be coming to the Heart of the Shires throughout the month designed to celebrate beers brewed in the county.

The Wine Barn, based at the shopping village near to Weedon will host the meet and greets and was devised after an idea from some of the customers.

The Wine Barn, Heart of the Shires, Weedon.

The Wine Barn, Heart of the Shires, Weedon.

Dan Hickling, the store’s owner said: “We have had customers come in who hadbought the beer previously who were really impressed and they wanted a chance to meet the brewers and ask them about the process.

“We had a lot of people asking so we thought we would set it up.”

The brewers events will be held on Saturdays throughout August. The first of these will take place this Saturday from 2pm with Gun Dog Ales in Woodford Halse talking about its beers and handing out free samples.

James Pickering from the brewery said: “We have been going since March last year and we have been trying to get the word out there. The last few months have gone well but events like this will really help us.”

On Saturday August 10 will be the staff at Hoggley’s in Litchborough followed by the team at Nobby’s in Guilsborough visiting Heart of the Shires on Saturday August 17.

The final brewery to visit will be Frog Island Brewery on Saturday August 24 but there will be a day when Vale of Welton cider is available at a discounted rate.

For further information about the events, see next week’s Daventry Express.