One of the few Ossett bars I've yet to visit is The Hop in Sheffield. There is no specific reason other than I find it difficult to escape the magnetic pull of the Bermuda Triangle of beer (Kelham Island) whenever I'm in the Steel City.
Well, there is a prime chance for me to redress the imbalance over the next few days as The Hop is staging a beer festival (Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16).
The bar is easy to find (West One Plaza in the Devonshire Quarter, off West Street) and well served by public transport (tram & bus).
The premise of the "Over the hills and not so far away festival" is 30 plus beers from Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire.
On the IPA bar you can find Mallinsons Danger Hops and a 6% "APA" from Abbeydale Brewery called Ascension, which is made with US hops. Manchester brewery Blackjack also wade in with Citra.
From the main there is a chance to drink a beer that is getting plenty of traffic on Twitter of late, Great Heck's Yakima (7.4%).
But it's not just a pale ale showcase as there are a few porters on from Treboom and Sheffield Brewery.
And a glance down the list shows stout, chestnut and copper bitters. There are also pies and music
So something for everyone.