Looking back to 1994 during bumper year for beer festivals in Ipswich

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich area is set to host six beer festivals by the end of the year, including at St Peter’s by the Waterfront and further afield in Kesgrave.

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant

Beer festivals have always been popular events in the town. We delved into our archives to pull out pictures of this beer festival, held at the Ipswich Corn Exchange in 1994.

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant

The beer festival, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), was an annual event held at the Corn Exchange every year, and would draw in crowds of hundreds.

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant

It was launched in the early 1980s with support from Suffolk’s own Tolly Cobbold brewery.

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant

Beer would be served as it should be - straight from the keg - and thirsty punters would queue at the bar to taste the locally brewed beers on offer.

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant


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Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer

Lining up at the bar to try out some of the beers on offer - Credit: Archant

To share your memories or to send us old pictures from one of the many past events, email our picture desk.

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