Horsham brewer takes a tank to Festival of Speed

Hepworth & Co brewery, Sussex Food and Drink Awards finalist
Hepworth & Co brewery, Sussex Food and Drink Awards finalist

Hepworth & Co took a specialist beer tank to the weekend’s Festival of Speed, supplying 8,000 litres of beer to the event at the Goodwood Racecourse.

The brand-new tank, provided by Tankbeer UK, was filled at the Hepworths brewery with 50 barrels-worth of Goodwood Festival Lager, a 4% ABV organic lager brewed by Hepworths especially for the event.

It then travelled to Goodwood to slake the thirst of an estimated 150,000+ visitors over the four-day festival.

Founder and head brewer Andy Hepworth said: “Providing the beer for festivals, concerts and other events is a growing part of our business and we’re running at least one outdoor bar every weekend over the summer months.

“Goodwood was our first experience of tank beer and it was a very good one. Set up was easy, we were able to keep the Festival Lager flowing all weekend, without having to stop to change kegs, and beer quality was excellent, considering the extreme heat we were working with.

He added: “It certainly feels that this is going to be the solution for beer dispense at many of our outdoor events.”

The brewery has been the offical beer provider for the Festival of Speed for 11 years.

Tankbeer UK tanks use a bag-in-box system, with constant temperature control.

They need no CO2 and use a replaceable compostable bag, minimising cleaning and environmental costs.