Thursday, February 12, 2009

Beer Fests Coming Up


Now that (an albeit Arctic) 2009 is well and truly underway, those Beer Fests are starting to pop up. There's a few happening locally, so get along, buy your tokens and get sampling. Support your independent brewers.

Boston Spa Beer Festival 2009 - Feb 21st (one day)
Boston Spa Village hall, LS23 6AA
20+ local beers, food, entartainment, starts 12 noon. Direct bus (770) to/from Leeds runs well into the evening.

Bradford Beer Festival -Feb 26th - 28th (Thu-Sat)
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3JS, 2 mins walk from Saltaire Railway Station
www.bradfordcamra.org.uk
100+ real ales, cider and foreign beer.


Harrogate Charity Beer Festival -Feb 26th - 28th (Thu-Sat)
Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
Good selection local beers , starts at 6pm each day. Entry ticket required.

Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival 2009 - Mar 19th-21st (Thu-Sat)
Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, LS28 5TA, 4 mins walk from New Pudsey Railway Station
150+ real ales, 20+ cider & perry, Global Beer Bar.

Horsforth Beer Festival - Mar 27th - 28th (Fri-Sat)
St. Margaret's Parish Church Hall, Church Road, LS18 5LQ
www.stmargaretshorsforth.org.uk/6.html
40 beers plus food and entertainment, building the future appeal fund.

APRIL

North Bar Belgian Bier Fest 09 - Apr 2nd-16th (Thurs for 2 weeks)
24 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
Unusual, rare and classic Belgian beers alongside the usual treats.

Guiseley Factory Workers Club 3rd Beer Festival -Apr 3rd - 4th (Fri-Sat)
6 Town Street, Guiseley, LS20 9DT
20 real ales and 2 ciders.

Barnsley Beer Festival - Apr 10th-13th (Fri-Mon)
Milton Hall, Elsecar, S74 8EZ
5 Minutes from rail station
http://www.barnsleycamra.org.uk/beerfestival/2009.shtml
40 real ales from local and Cumbrian breweries

Doncaster's 19th Beer Festival - Apr 16th-18th (Thu-Sat
The Hub, Chappell Drive, DN1 2RF, The Waterfront College building
90+ real ales, ciders and foreign bar

Further North - April 16th - 24th (Thu- next Fri)
194 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4NZ
Selection of Belgian beers

3rd Skipton Beer Festival - Apr 23rd-25th (Fri-Sat)
Town Hall, High Street, Skipton, BD23 1DT
60+ Real Ales, Cider, Perry, Fruit Wine, European bottles

If you're holding or organising a festival, be you a events organiser or a landlord, and you want to let TGS know - give me a shout on the email above.

11 comments:

Mark said...

If only I lived in Yorkshire!! There's a load coming up.

Katie said...

I have never been to a beer festival but I'm tempted to try one of these. Which ones in your experience are the better ones?

Will said...

Plenty to go at there! Don't forget to pop in at the White Cross fest after the match tomorrow to drown your sorrows!;-)

Leigh said...

Will! you havin' a laugh??! Here's where our Terriers jinx is broken!

Leigh said...

Katie - The Leeds, Bradford and Skipton ones are all good. I can reccommend North's Belgian fest too - the guys at North always put on a good fest.

Olthwaite said...

I would say Bradford - the Victoria Hall in Saltaire is a lovely venue and the beers and entertainment are good.

Katie said...

how does it work, is it just like a massive bar and you buy which ever beer you fancy?

Will said...

Didn't quite catch that! ;o)

Leigh said...

Will - (groan). Yet again the curse of the terriers strikes. next time, damn you, next time!!
Katie - essentially, yes. You usually buy tokens, which are exchanged for beers, either by the pint or the half. Get your tokens, get your little guide, pick what you like and off you go!!

Katie said...

wooo hooo sounds easy. Im there.

Anonymous said...

How splendid! A website dedicated to the art of beerage :) Don't suppose anyone knows if you need to book tickets for the Guiseley fest? Don't want a repeat of Saltaire (sold out by the time got in gear to book), or Boston Spa (ran out of beer - at a beer fest?!?!?!)
Can't find any info on it
Cheers (quite literally...)
Helen of Otley