Faces of a festival

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March 6, 2013 by jakobhohlmann

Londondrinkup has visited London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival and met some of the guests.

KRISTEN DURINICK AND CAROLINE HEART, 24 YEARS OLD

Kristen Durinick

Why are you here?
“For the beer. The tradition around our British beer is worth maintaining. Our landlord is a huge beer fan, and he convinced us to join CAMRA back in October. Since then, we have also become quite fond of brewing and tasting beers.”
Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to?
“We have just tried an elderflower beer, which was very nice. And we look forward to try different styles of beer. And of course, the atmosephere, which is a bit different to what we are used to. We are the only ladies here.. At least young ladies, hehe”

JASON DUNN, 39 YEARS OLD

Jason DunnWhy are you here?
“I come here every year. It’s a social thing. It’s nice to be here in the afternoon, when it’s less crowded. And I’m self employed, so I don’t have to worry about whether my boss will find out, that I have been drinking in my lunch break, he he.”
Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to?
“Besides the obvious, the nice beer, I look forward to watch all the quirky characters, the old drinkers, when they are having a good time.”

Maurice Colburn, 68 years old

Maurice Colburn

Why are you here?
I come almost every year. I think, I have been here for the last 20 years. I love meeting old friends and acquaintances. Actually, I just met an old bloke I hadn’t seen for 10 years.
Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to?
I look forward to taste the Dark Star Hop Hood. It’s my absolute favourite.

MIKE BRADY, 61 YEARS OLD

Mike BradyWhy are you here?
I enjoy stewarding at beer festivals. It’s all about meeting people, and I know a lot of faces around the place today.
Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to?
Friday at 11, when it’s all cleared up, and I’m off duty, he he. No really, I always look forward to the ends, where we can have a beer. I’m not gonna be able to drink my favourite beer here, though. It’s an 8.5 per cent ale from Leeds, I had in the weekend. But I’ll be fine, I hope.”

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