Friday, August 30, 2013

The Nook Brewhouse is on the fringe

The countdown to the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival begins next week with a real ale and cider festival.
The ale showcase at the Market Hall (Thursday, September 5-8) marks the start of the fringe festival ahead of the main event at the end of the month.
The four-day festival will feature 30 plus beers and ciders from Yorkshire breweries. The festival is a partnership event by Kirklees Council and The Nook Brewhouse. There are plenty of the latter's beers on and others drawn from West, East, South and North Yorkshire.
There are also four ciders from nearby Pure North and one from the Little Badger Cider Co of Huddersfield.
A festival glass will cost you just £1. 
Details will be also released at the festival about the Holmfirth's real ale trail, featuring pubs and bars within a stone's throw of each other. 
I don't know Holmfirth well beer-wise but I might seek out Brambles Bar and Cafe on Towngate
I've never managed to make it there yet but have enjoyed festivals at landlord Jonny Holmes' old pub, The Swan at Crimble. So maybe the fringe festival is the chance to rectify that.
Also on the fringe is Holmfirth's Farmers Market, which will be celebrating its 18th birthday with a specially brewed beer from The Nook Brewhouse on Sunday, September 15. The market runs from 9am to 2pm.
The main event, the food and drink festival ( Saturday, September 28-29), will also feature a real ale bar by The Nook Brewhouse on Towngate car park. While Bier Huis of Ossett will have one on the library car park. Expect draught and bottled real ale from the likes of Five Towns plus food, snacks and sauces.

1 comment:

Jibber said...

OK I know it's organised by the Nook, but given that there are beers from other Yorkshire breweries, why not have some of the excellent Kirklees based breweries as well - Mallinsons, Magic Rock, Rat and Ratchet, Riverhead, Sair, Hand Drawn Monkey, Sportsman, Empire, Summer Wine. To deny all those breweries the chance to showcase one of their beers, and yet have twelve of your own, is an ego trip too far.