Alan shares a pint with Straw Bear! Monday, January 16th, 2017 Seen here sharing a pint of Straw Beer with the Straw Bear, is Elgood’s own Alan Pateman. Much fun was had at the annual Straw Bear festival in Whittlesey on Saturday 14th January. Elgood’s is delighted to support this festival every year and brews a special beer for the occasion. Straw Beer is our featured seasonal beer for January.