Live music, beer and food - the NEBS festival is coming back to Hartlepool

A real treat for beer lovers is returning to Hartlepool after the huge success of its inaugural event.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 4:57 pm
The NEBS festival which was a huge success in Hartlepool.
The NEBS festival which was a huge success in Hartlepool.

The Anchor Tap & Bottle Shop is gearing up for its second North East Brewers Showcase following the success of its first beer festival earlier this year.

The free to enter event was first held in September and it included a selection of local brewers and food suppliers as well as live music organised by local charity Creative Minds.

Now comes news of a return of the NEBS outside the Anchor on Saturday, November 30.

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Live music at the September NEBS festival.

A new selection of brewers has been invited.

This event will see Alpha Delta, Anarchy Brew Co., Box Social Brewing, Brew York and Hawkshead Brewery join Tooth & Claw Brewing on the day.

Food will be provided by local “parmo” specialists Parm-O-Rama.Music will again be provided from the team at Creative Minds with a line-up of local artists playing throughout the day.There will be a heated marquee and The Anchor will be open during and after the event finishes.The NEBS event will run from 12pm to 9pm in the yard next to The Anchor.

Entry is free with a charge of £1 for an eco-friendly plastic glass.

Another scene from the September event.

Tracy I’anson, assistant manager at The Anchor, said “We were definitely all blown away with the success of our first event.

“The day went better than we could have imagined and we learned a lot from this.

“We received so much positive feedback and loads of requests to do another festival this side of Christmas.”Jaime Horton, from Creative Minds, said: "It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside Camerons and The Anchor on the NEBS festivals.”

The success of the first event included a donation of £1,000 to Creative Minds which was raised on the day from contributions made by the brewers along with a donation from Camerons Brewery.

There was lots of support for the inaugural NEBS event.

Jaime added: “This donation has enabled us to build a soundproof rehearsal room at Creative Minds which allows bands to practice.

“We're so grateful for the opportunity this has afforded us and we are looking forward to the next one on November 30."

Tracy I'Anson of Camerons Brewery, right, presents the cheque to Jane Lithgo, left, and Jaime Horton of Creative Minds.