Let's get this straight.
Nottingham's Robin Hood beer festival has become the best British cask ale festival, and with just under a 1000 beers on offer it's got to be the biggest.
It was a smart move a few years back from the Victoria baths in Sneinton to the castle grounds. Suddenly everyone in the city knew that Nottingham had a beer festival. Queues were extending down the street.
Advance tickets for Friday sold out this year. We got there early and enjoyed a gorgeous autumn day wandering around the site with a glass in hand.
Brodies Dalston Black IPA, Buxton Wild Boar, Magic Rock High Wire and Dark Arts all on superb form.
And who can resist a glass or three of Buxton Axe Edge when that's on at a festival?
Reluctant Scooper's alter ego Kevin had a bath in chemicals.
Blue Monkey brewery celebrated their 3rd birthday.
To serve Spyke Golding's whisky aged ale directly in front of the entrance was a great idea, and I hope sales raised a lot of money for the Nottingham hospital radio charity.
Next year I shall definitely be buying advance tickets. I can't risk missing the UK's best beer festival.