One Wednesday last week, we made our way over into Cov for the very exciting task (honour) of brewing our very own festival beer with one of the best breweries around - Twisted Barrel.
In their fabulous brand spanking new tap room and brewery we met the lovely assistant brewer Aran who talked us through the process and taught us several fun words such as 'sparging' and 'wort' (not as gross as you're thinking).
We then spent a relaxing morning-afternoon preparing what will almost certainly be the beer of the festival, and, once the tap room opened, sampling some of Twisted Barrel's brews, including a mango sour and a dry hopped sour.
It turns out a large part of brewing is sitting around waiting for things to cool, which suited us just fine. We eventually tore ourselves away leaving the remaining work in the very trustworthy hands of Aran.
If you want to see what we created, come along to the festival - probably on the Thursday night (15th) if you want to avoid disappointment because it is sure to sell out quickly!