|Model of the End of the Road festival site - not to scale!|
|List of beers outside the Bear Tavern|
|Simon outside the Black Crow - the bar for the Woods stage|
Brew Shack, Wimborne, at the side of the Bear Tavern tent.
|Adam Bascombe with 'Ullage'|
|The Brew Shack - 9 Grain Porter|
|Anderson East - Woods stage|
Wakefield Beer Exchange in March, was busy tapping and spiling some casks on the scaffolding stillage behind the bar. It was fortunate that he was wearing glasses as beer spurted out at his face with a couple of the livelier casks. All the time, the bar staff were serving customers in a friendly and helpful way.
Beavertown beers were also available at the Bear Tavern. In 2016, a new dedicated Beavertown bar, near the Singing Theatre and Garden Stage catered for craft beer enthusiasts.
|Whitney - Garden stage|
|Thee Oh Sees - Garden stage|
For more details of music at End of the Road festival 2016 - see my Tumblr blog eotr2016
For details of cider at the featival - see blog post End of the Road festival 2016 ciders
Chris from Really Good Bar Co advises:
EOTR is the only music festival I've been to this year where they encourage us to go and find good quality, interesting, local produce for the bars. Hence why all the ale is local as well.
We went with the current plastic glasses as previous versions caused us problems. The current ones work directly with the mechanical recycling kit at the depo and so gets packaged up and reused. The glasses also split once, when trodden on, so they flatten. This is very important as it stops the cups breaking into multiple bits. When they do this and it is wet the small bits disappear in to the mud and then reappear when livestock is on the land resulting in lots of problems and big vet bills. So although they are a bit flimsy for us beer drinkers they actual are the best all round solution for outdoor events.
We tried washing hard plastic ones, but these caused lots of grey water issues and a potential problem for bar service when the washing machines broke down onsite. The also split into multiple shards of hard plastic when trodden on so very dangerous all round.
Paper cups - you can't see if its a full pint or settled and finally corn starch cups although in theory are great as they reduce to compost, have a tendency to contaminate batches of plastic cups destined to be reused & recycled.