This weekend gives us the opportunity to visit at least three festivals locally and many others, should you wish to travel out of HD.
From 1100 am on Friday The Sportsman on St. Johns Road offers us the chance to sample 10 of their brewery's 'experimental' brews, along with beer related food and brewery tours, according to their flyer. The festival will go on until Sunday.
The Nook at Holmfirth will also be having their Summer Beer Festival between Friday and Sunday, with 40 real ales on offer, with beers from around Yorkshire and Lancashire. Unfortunately we have no details of the Friday opening times at this moment. (list on facebook)
The Durker Roods Hotel at Meltham is also hosting their beer festival, from noon on Saturday through till Monday with 20 ales available. £2 gives you a festival glass and entry with all beers at £2.90 a pint.
If you fancy travelling further afield, there are 60 beers promised at the 'Brewers Pride' in Ossett. This starts at 1730 hrs on Friday through until Monday. It promises live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday and Monday afternoon. All beers will be cellar conditioned.
A trip across into Manchester will provide festivals at The Smithfield on Swan Street, and at the Mark Addy, down towards Salford.
So plenty to go for to fill in the Bank Holiday weekend. No doubt we will manage some of them and let you know.