HEAD for the Hills festival will be partnering with Silver Street Brewing Company to offer an official festival beer for this year’s event.

Brewers say the pale ale, which is also called Head for the Hills, has been brewed with sunshine, music and festivals in mind; it is packed with flavour, light in colour, has a refreshing zing and, at 4% abv, it is the perfect accompaniment to a day spent with the best people watching the best bands.

Head brewer at Silver Street, Craig Adams, has been involved in the festival from the very beginning, holding a number of different positions along the way; from being a sound engineer to headlining the Big Top with his own band Thugs on Wolves.

Mr Adams said: “As well as being massive beer nerds, we are also music nerds; we all have musical backgrounds and own nearly as much music making equipment as brewing equipment. Music is at the core of everything we do, we even play dub reggae to our beer to help with fermentation.

“Head for the hills has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to feel the festival spirit, see some wonderful performers and the best part is, it’s only up road. We are already busy brewing the Head for the Hills ale which will be available in selected local bars in the run up to the event.”

Head for the Hills, Ramsbottom, is returning for its seventh year and takes place on September 15, 16 and 17 with Maximo Park, Beth Orton, The Stranglers, Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip, Manchester band Dutch Uncles and Ska legends, the Neville Staple Band featuring as some of the the highlights of its programme.