The Royal Wedding is not the only exciting thing happening this weekend! This Friday & Saturday (18th & 19th May) SwarmOnline is sponsoring is the 12th annual Helensburgh Beer and Gin Festival. The festival is organised every year by the Helensburgh Round Table and this year, it just so happens that SwarmOnline Founder & MD, Andrew Duncan, is the Beer & Gin Festival “Supreme Leader”! It is held in a stunning location – overlooking the Clyde Estuary at the Helensburgh Sailing Club (on Rhu Rd Lower). With the help & support of SwarmOnline as well as other local businesses the festival has managed to raise over £75,000 for charity over the years since it first started in 2006.
SwarmOnline is supporting many aspects of the festival – from sponsoring barrels of beer, to building a fantastic, interactive app for the event which not only tells people what’s happening, where and when – but also lists all of the 60+ ales, 30 ciders, and MANY gins! The app has information and tasting notes for each item on the menu, you can ‘like’ each one and see which ones are becoming the most popular. It also tells you when certain ales are running out! This information will be available through the app which you can download from the Apple/Google Play stores and will also be displayed on a screen at the event so everyone can see!
This year’s festival is set to be bigger than ever with more breweries getting involved, more space at the event and Gin 71 are going to be there with their fabulous Gin Bar! There is actually going to be 4 bars in total: (1) Ale bar (2) Gin bar (3) Cider and Lager bar and (4) Prosseco bar. Come and enjoy some fantastic ales, ciders & gins in the sun with us this weekend! The festival begins on Friday 18th at 6pm – just in time to welcome people who’ve finished work for the week and want to celebrate! There will be live music, probably lots of sun and definitely lots of fun! The festival is very easy to get to from Glasgow – simply hop on a train to Helensburgh Central and then find the complimentary ‘beer bus’ right outside the station which will shuttle you straight to the bar!
Tickets are available here!