An e-mail suggested that without the help of CAMRA members much beer would be poured away when this event closed on Sunday evening. Spurred by this horrible thought I arranged to meet old friend, and Horsham resident, Graham at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham at noon on Sunday 29th March for 3 hours of chat, supping and a little food. Amazingly Graham had never attended a beer festival before, so I had to explain the process – buying tokens, a glass with marking for 1/3, 1/2 and a pint, and the programme describing the beers. It was not crowded , so after a couple of halves we abandoned the programme and just asked for samples of beers with interesting names, or just asked for recommendations.
As good a way of getting squiffy as any. Not too many beers – there is an hour on the bus back to Brighton – but I did forget to bring the glass (not a great design, too much big upper case lettering) and I did sleep most of the late afternoon/early evening. The programme did feature the equinox nicely (the bar was also set out with dark beers on one side, and pale on the other).