Thursday, February 11, 2010

2nd Shepherds Boy Festival (10th-14th Feb)

Shepherds Boy landlord Rob Allen (below) has assembled a good mixture of beers for his first festival in charge with everything from rich, dark stouts to crisp cask pilsners. To make things simple, all the dark beers are on the main bar whilst the pale stuff can be found on the temporary festival bar in the back room.


Although scheduled to go five days (food available throughout) we would imagine favourites such as Marble & Mallinsons are unlikely to make it to the weekend - but we understand there are a few stand-by casks in the cellar.


The Shepherds Boy, 157 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2RP (map)




The White Cross at Bradley is also having its 7th festival this weekend, conveniently on the same bus route between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Its beer list comprises -
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild Rhymney - Hobby Horse
Nelson - Cat o'nine Tails Naylors - Pinnacle Mild
White Horse - Giant Idle - not known
Wells & Young - Bitter Black Dog - Rhatas
Rudgate - Battleaxe Copper Dragon - Best
Kelham Island - Pale Rider Moorhouses - Blonde Witch
Strathavon - Old Mortality Ayre - Leezie Lundie
Cairngorm - Stag

2 comments:

ArcticFox said...

if anyone managed to read the examiner yesterday (wednesday 10/2/10) - i wrote a letter to them that got printed on the letters page that gave your blog a plug!! It was in response to an article on Saturday where they had listed beer blogs but they didn't include you (which is a bit silly for a Huddersfield "news"paper) - I'm off to Dewsbury today to get my share of beer festival delights!!

Will said...

Thanks for that - I can't speak for the others but I rarely see it more than once a week. Enjoy the Shep fest and don't forget the White Cross one begins today. Cheers.