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Golden touch – Rochdale brewer launches new festival beer

07 August 2017

​​​Golden Touch pale ale.

The official beer for this year's Rochdale Feel Good Festival has been unveiled.

'Golden Touch', inspired by the name of headliner Razorlight's top 10 single, is a limited edition 4.1% pale ale.  Brewed by Rochdale based Serious Brewing Company, it has a crisp bitterness and fresh citrus flavour.

It will be available on draught from Thursday, 10 August 2017 at The Flying Horse Hotel, The Baum and the Norden Arms, before being rolled out to other pubs in Greater Manchester later this month.

Husband and wife Ken and Jenny Lynch teamed up to launch the artisan micro-brewery in 2015, and it's the 2nd time they've been asked to brew the festival's official tipple.  The growing business now supplies over 20 pubs in the region.

Jon Hudson from main stage sponsor The Flying Horse Hotel said they are pleased to support local brewers:

"We're pleased to be amongst the first to get the festival's official beer for the 2nd year, it went down very well last time and we're all set for the weekend!!" 

On Saturday, 12 August 2017 from 12.30pm the main stage will be headlined by indie rock band Razorlight, alongside Manchester's Baked A La Ska, RedFaces, Pacific, The Bright Black, The Karpets fronted by Tom Hingley, Honeyfeet, the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, singer/songwriter Kirk McElhinney, The Delphina Kings and The Recreation.

'We're all set for the weekend'

On Friday (11 August 2017) evening the main stage which starts at 7pm will be headlined by Daft Punk The Tribute, alongside 90s Britpop covers band Marblehead Johnson, hot new London 4 piece Next Stop Mars and Rochdale singer/songwriter Joe Dunne.

The festival's food and drink village will be open from 5.30pm–10pm on Friday, 11 August and 11am–11pm on Saturday, 12 August 2017 with a new layout, seating area and over 20 traders.

The festival is funded by us together with sponsorship from The Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale Football Club, Metrolink, O2 Rochdale, The Royal Toby, Rochdale Town Centre Management and Rochdale Sixth Form College. Tweet your festival photos and comments during the event to @FeelGoodFest