Saturday saw the second day of the 2nd Kirkburton Beer Festival run by the Kirkburton Uniformed Group (KUG). I arrived in the village on a sunny morning via one of the regular buses from Huddersfield and made my way up the hill. Last minute preparations for the day’s event had just been completed and everyone was ready for action.
Twelve well chosen beers were available and all six that I tried were in perfect condition thanks to the Brass Monkey equipment and the expertise of the bar manager and his staff. I chose to try all of the Cumbrian beers (two each from Keswick, Hawkshead and Coniston). Also available were real cider and perry, wine, soft drinks – something for everyone. On the food side, in addition to the usual crisps etc was a menu of Jan’s delicious homemade pies (made with meat from the local butcher) and puddings. Afternoon family activities, the Shelley Band, barbeque, a big screen TV were all on the go and kept everyone entertained (and the voluntary staff busy!).
Proceeds from the festival went towards the Scout Hut Restoration fund and a donation from the profits went to the All Hallows Church Heating Restoration Fund.
This was a most well organised independent local beer festival thanks to the hard work, skill and enthusiasm of the organisers and their helpers. Here’s looking forward to the next one!