The TWICB Team opted to spend the entire weekend in Portsmouth, indulging in a delightful ferry ride across the sound to Gosport and embarking on a pleasant walk to the festival venue, building an anticipation for the delightful brews that awaited us.
The church proved to be a great place to hold a beer festival, with ample room inside and lots of seating outside, where a food stall had been set up. There was a wonderful ambience and when the live music started up the atmosphere was superb.
Two bars were pouring, one serving a superb selection of keg craft beers, together with a cask only bar. The selection of beers from both were excellent with breweries from the local area prominent – but with excellent choices from elsewhere in the UK together with several US beers including those from Finback, Hudson Valley & Burley Oak.
We are glad to report that there are plans for Awakening 2024.