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

PUBLISHED: 06:47 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 06:47 22 May 2017

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

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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.

Some of the kegs on tab supplied by Tolly CobboldSome of the kegs on tab supplied by Tolly Cobbold

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.

Some happy festival goersSome happy festival goers

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.

The festival was always a great opportunity to try something new, or enjoy your old favouriteThe festival was always a great opportunity to try something new, or enjoy your old favourite

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

Behind the bar at the Ipswich Beer Festival at the Corn Exchange in 1994Behind the bar at the Ipswich Beer Festival at the Corn Exchange in 1994

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.

Enjoying beer at the festivalEnjoying beer at the festival

Do you recognise anyone in these pictures?

Crowds enjoying the beer festival at the Corn Exchange in 1994Crowds enjoying the beer festival at the Corn Exchange in 1994

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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