Next Thursday night sees the opening of the Huddersfield Oktoberfest at the regular venue of the Sikh Leisure Centre in Springwood, just on the far side of the car park behind the fire station.
Information received by ' A Swift One' leads us to believe that there will be the usual interesting selection of beers from our local breweries, with beers from all of them being available, with a mixture of their old favourites and some new beers to tempt the punters.
The major point of interest for me, at least, is the amount of beers sourced from Scotland and the South East. Many are new to the area and should give us chance to sample some of the newer breweries from Kent that are rarely seen north of the M25, along with some beers from the more unusual London brewers.
The Scottish representatives are also from some of the harder to find breweries and should make a good contrast with the Southern beers. There are even a few Welsh beers to tempt us.
Lovers of all styles,and strengths of beer are catered for, with plenty of milds and dark beers available, along with some weird and wonderful speciality beers, and lots of bitters to tempt the 'hop monsters' amongst us. There will also be a cider/perry bar with rare and unusual offerings there too.
The festival starts at 6pm on Thursday, (£3 entry,£1 with camra card) and runs from 1200 noon Friday and 11 00 am Saturday.