|FESTIVAL VENUE: Dewsbury Town Hall|
Dewsbury Beer Festival kicks off on Thursday...with a rugby theme.
The festival is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dewsbury RLFC's championship win.
The three-day ale showcase, which begins on Thursday, May 16, will be opened by the skipper of that side, Mike 'Stevo' Stephenson at 7pm.
The festival will also feature a 'Steamed Pigs' theme bar dedicated to former players and officials.
Arundel Brewery, Sussex have brewed one in honour of coach Tommy Smales, while The Sportsman have created another to remember former Hull and GB international Arthur Keegan, who was born in the Dewsbury district.
A beer list is still being finalised, according to the festival website, but expect ales from new Yorkshire micro breweries Malthouse in Ossett and Hamelsworde in Hemsworth.
There will also be a spotters' bar, which hopes to have an ale from Okells in the Isle of Man and a "couple of beers that are very rare to the area from a micro-brewery in County Durham".
And there will also be a cider bar.
For more information on Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer and Cider Festival and ticket prices please visit: www.dewsburybeerfestival.co.uk/
Many thanks to the Bloke from Hull for the picture of the festival venue, Dewsbury Town Hall.