Eden Valley Beer Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to concerns over coronavirus.
The weekend-long King’s Meaburn event founded in 2003 usually features live music and real ales under a large big top tent.
The event was supposed to take place in early July, after the Government’s proposed date for the easing of all restrictions on June 21, however worries that younger people would not have been vaccinated by then and a lack of beer have postponed the event.
“We’d just be cutting it a bit too fine,” said Paul Fields who organises the event and owns the local White Horse pub.
“We have quite a tight crowd and the majority of our workers are young folk so we didn’t think it would be the right thing to do.”
Paul added that due to lockdown many smaller real ale brewers were not producing the same quantities as usual and so the drink which the festival is dedicated to might be too scarce for the event to take place.
Having put all bands on hold until next year, including headline 12-piece ska band the Pork Pies, Paul said: “We’re all dying for a drink so we can’t wait for it to happen next year.”