Latest NewsThirsty Magpie: The full weekend details

20th May 2019

Words: Alex Birch; Poster: Iced Graphics; Picture: Josh Vosper

Welcome to the Thirsty Magpie Beer Festival 2019. We’re in our eighth year and with the excitement surrounding the Club’s promotion to the National League still sizzling away, there’s no better time to head on down to Victory Park and sample some delightful beverages.

Entrance is £5 on the door which includes a souvenir glass, festival programme and one beer token. We’re open Friday (3pm-late), Saturday (Noon-late) & Sunday (Noon-late).

Beer token prices..

  •   1 = £2   (£4 a pint)
  •   6 = £10 (£3.32 a pint)
  • 13 = £20 (£3.06 a pint)
  • 20 = £30 (£3.00 a pint)

Food will be available all weekend and we’ve lined up some cracking entertainment across the three days, starting with CONNOR BANKS and THE STORIES on Friday, followed by the WIGAN UKULELE BAND, ANTHONY GREEN and DOUG PERKINS & THE SPECTACULARS on Saturday, before MEET THE FOLKERS and THE ATs play us out on Sunday.

We’d like to thank title sponsor Lostock Skip Hire for supporting the weekend, as well as all the fans & companies who’ve sponsored our 50+ barrels of beer and cider. Thank you one and all. We hope you enjoy your Thursday evening with us.


The Print Quarter, Iced Graphics, LMG Networks, Barrica Wines, The Shed, Masons Market Café, Frederick’s Ice Cream, Alison Sandham – Celebrant, Handelsbanken, Vincents Solicitors, Price & Price Building Ltd, Malt n’ Hops, DigiEnable, Pilkington Oils, Forbes Solicitors, Boogie Nites Fancy Dress, Autocentre, MDC Autos, Suitable Financial, Yellow Cabs, Chorley Autocare, Gobin’s Family Butchers, Safety Management Consultancy, The Cherry Tree at Blackrod, Bees Country Kitchen, NFU Mutual Chorley, AB Blinds, Poppy Signs, Cornthwaite Tree Care Ltd, C&W Berry Ltd, Woodville Accountancy, Central Bodyshop, Skippers of Euxton, Gordon’s Makeovers, Cath Still, S.Phillipson Plumbing & Heating, Brakequip, UK Acoustic Systems, Porter Lancastrian, Matrix Corporate Services, Wrekamendid Services, Toastie Taverns Ltd, Move PR, Jagman Ltd, Trade Cleaning Supplies, Abrams Ashton, Jeff’s Orange Rooms, Greenthumb, Boltons Bottle Gas, MODA Contracting Ltd, Heskin Hall Quality Butchers, Sleepy Hollow Bedroom Centre, The Ale Station & The Buttonhole

Now, to the beer..



Adnams – Fat Sprat; Beer Monkey – Mary, Mary; Black Sheep – Velo; Box Steam – Soul Train; Bradfield – Farmers Brown Cow; Brakspear – Gravity; Butcombe – Rare Breed Pale Ale; Conwy – Welsh Pride; Dark Star – Hophead; Exmoor – Exmoor Ale; Gale’s – Seafarers; Hook Norton – Hooky Ale; Hopback – Crop Circle; JW Lees – Cosmic Brew and Manchester Sound; Kirkby Lonsdale – Crafty Mild; Oakham – The Experimentals; Otter – Otter Ale and Otter Bitter; Robinsons – Pint of Thrones; Sadler’s Brew Co. – Hoppers Hut and Peaky Blinder Pale; St Austell – Proper Job; Seven Brothers – Peach; Shepherd Neame – Bishops Finger and Spitfire; Thornbridge – Jaipur; Timothy Taylor – Boltmaker; Titanic – Plum Porter; Weetwood – Cheshire Cat.



Adnams – Dry Hopped Lager; Black Isle Brewing Co. – Blonde Lager; BrewDog – Dead Pony Club; Brooklyn – Brooklyn Lager; Brouwerij Huyghe – Fruli; Erdinger Weiss Brauerei – Erdinger Weissbier; Guinness – Hop House 13 Lager; London Fields – Broadway Boss; Portobello – London Pilsner; St Austell – Korev; Tiny Rebel – Jump Up The Jam and Peaches & Cream.



Celtic Marches – Tutti Frutti; Chant Cider – Badgers Spit; Lilley’s Cider – Bee Sting, Cherries & Berries, Elderflower, Mango and Tropical; Rekorderlig – Apple, Passionfruit and Strawberry & Lime; SeaCider – Bakewell Tart and Lemon Meringue.

GINS: Boe Spiced Orange, Liverpool Gin, Martin Miller’s Gin, Monkey 47 and Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger.

TONICS: Fever-Tree – Aromatic, Elderflower, Light and Mediterranean



*Chorley’s 2019/20 Motorama National League odyssey begins on Saturday, August 3. Keep up with all the goings on at Victory Park throughout the summer right here on!




Chorley FC is a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the fifth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, The Magpies have played at their Victory Park home since 1920, reached the FA Cup Second Round twice and won a record 18 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophies.



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