Another hectic week of beer festivals beckons with the Star Inn's summer event kicking off tomorrow. Widely acknowledged as the biggest and best pub festival in the country, with over 70 beers on handpull, I've all but run out of superlatives to describe these awesome assemblies of astounding ales (nowt wrong with my alliteration though!). Crowds of tickers will no doubt be gathering to significantly advance their lists and the promise of a dose of good weather should further swell the numbers. (Website)
Hopefully many of those making the second-leg of their tri-annual pilgrimage to the Star will find time to visit Hall Bower during Saturday and Sunday to sample what's on at the very first Athletic & Working Men's Club beer festival. Only a short hike up toward Castle Hill from the Star (if you're reasonably fit!), Hall Bower WMC is hoping to emulate the Monkey Club's successful events, and a couple of specially commissioned ales should prove irresistible to many. (Website)
The Navigation Tavern by the railway station at Mirfield is also holding a festival this coming weekend with approximately 20 beers and a coopering demonstration. Hopefully some more details will appear here before it begins.
See the Local Real Ale Map in the sidebar for details of where to find all of these venues along with their full postal addresses, phone numbers, email contacts and websites if applicable.
Navigation Tavern pic courtesy of http://www.pubsquiz.co.uk/