Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer Bank Beer Festivals

In addition to the Sportsman/Mallinsons festival this weekend, another couple of local events have caught our eye. In particular at Holmfirth, with the promise of some long-awaited beer from the new brewery-

"The annual beer festival at The Nook always promises to be a blast and improves year upon year. The festival is in its 6th year and will be offering 40+ ales, ciders and fruit wines. Alongside the regular weird and wonderful badges on the pumps, keep an eye out for the first of many ales from our very own Nook Brewhouse! Commencing on the 28th of August finishing on the 30th." The Nook (map)

And somewhat surprisingly, at the Tom-less Drop Inn, some 30 odd ales are expected from Thursday 27th until Sunday 30th. Laura Earnshaw is the boss down on Elland Lane these days and if she produces anything like the standard we'd come to expect from Mr Evans then this will be a bit special.

In the past a mini-bus has been organised to this festival from the Rat & Ratchet but unfortunately due to key people being on holiday at the moment this just hasn't been possible. However the regular bus service to Elland drops off just around the corner so no excuses! (map)


Timbo said...

Looks like Huddersfield is the place to be this weekend, but may be hard work getting to every festival. Sure that some will,(won't you Dennis !!)

ArcticFox said...

made it to the drop inn festival - on the first day.... I think pretty much all of the promised beers (except three) were on simoultaneously. Managed to taste a good few of them - in my opinion - best = RCH old slug porter; Fernandes cascade; Mallinson emley moor mild...... but the worst (shudders) were - Ossett summer sizzler; Hawkshead red; Coach House plum bitter; Frog Island croak and stagger.