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'Five Minutes Of Pain': Lancaster Brewery Rolls Out The Barrel

Lancaster Brewery has welcomed competitors who took up the challenge of its annual 'Roll Out The Barrel' assault course - described by its Managing Director as "a really fun day", but also "five minutes of pain".

Now in its fifth year, the event was described as "the ultimate ale assault course", with all funds raised going to Piccadilly, a Lancaster charity that supports adults and young people with additional needs.  

Matt Jackson, the brewery's Managing Director: said: "Roll Out the Barrel is my favourite event of the year, it brings together fun, food, beers and a little bit of healthy competition - all in a fantastic cause!"

Last year’s winning team came from FGH Security, and the company sponsored this year’s event. 

Peter Harrison, managing director at FGH commented: “We love getting involved in Roll Out the Barrel. The challenge is 10% strength, 20% endurance, 30% mental and 40% logical problem solving skills, so entering a diverse team is really important. 

"It is literally Lancaster’s answer to the Crystal Maze! We see it as a low-cost team building exercise, the with added benefit of raising money for a great local cause.  

"Our families love to come along - with fantastic beers, a free bouncy castle, brewery tours and a barbeque available, there is something for everyone. 

“I hope to see lots more local organisations signing up, taking part and getting involved in this fantastic community fundraising event on an annual basis. It is really a barrel of laughs!”

Stephen Neaves at Piccadilly added: “Local support with fundraising is vital in order for us to continue to support the community as we do.  We believe that our services play a vital role in Lancaster - but we can’t do it without this sort of help.  

"Huge thanks to everyone involved - from Lancaster Brewery and FGH Security to all those who took part!”

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