The fourth annual Marsden Beer Festival brightens up this Bank Holiday weekend.
The free entry event at Marsden Mechanics Hall, on Peel Street, runs from Friday, August 22 (7pm till midnight), Saturday August 23 (noon till midnight) to Sunday, August 24 (noon till Midnight)
It will feature 20 real ales, plus scrumpy ciders with live music on Saturday and Friday nights.
Beer List and tasting notes
AXHOLME BREWING CO GARTHORPE GOLD LINCOLNSHIRE 4.5% GOLDEN
Brewed with Chinook & Pride of Ringwood hops to give a fruity /grassy flavour balanced with a biscuity malty finish.
EMPIRE BREWING COLONY 13 SLAITHWAITE 5.1% PALE
Premium strength pale ale with a good hoppy taste and a smooth bitter finish.
SEVERN VALE BREWERY NIBLEY ALE GLOUCESTERSHIRE 3.8%abv BLONDE
A blonde ale with fresh citrus flavours. Very Moorish.
WENTWORTH BREWERY GRANNY CLARKES SOUTH YORKS 3.8% PALE
A special ale brewed to commemorate Granny Clarke the old gatekeeper. A nicely hopped pale ale with a lingering bitter sweet finish.
HALES BREWING GLOWING HEART NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 4.5% EXTRA PALE
Glowing on the taste buds with delights of tropical fruits. This is one for the hopheads.
LIVERPOOL CRAFT INDIA BROWN ALE MERSEYSIDE 4.2% CHESTNUT
Easy drinking traditional brown ale. Nice malty flavours and a lingering finish.
CHANTRY BREWERY DIAMOND BLACK SOUTH YORKS 4.5% STOUT
Full bodied dry stout with a bitter finish, spicy with hints of licorice and dark berries.
INN-PIN BREWCO NEFERTITI WEST YORKSHIRE 3.8% PALE
A light pale ale, slightly hopped with a good bitter taste to finish.
RAW BREWERY AMARILLO DERBYSHIRE 3.9% STRAW
Pale hoppy ale with a good fruity taste and a sharp bitter finish.
MILLTOWN BREWING AMERICAN PALE ALE COLNE VALLEY 3.9% PALE
A light and lively pale ale. Carefully hopped to give a nice citrus flavour. A firm favourite.
JOLLY SAILOR CUE BREW NORTH YORKS 4.0% DARK MILD
A dark mild with tastes of roasted barley and malt. Very smooth and easy drinking.
WENTWORTH IMPERIAL ALE SOUTH YORKS 3.8% COPPER
Floral and malty aroma, with a sweet malty taste and hints of citrus and even less so grass.
ILKLEY BREWERY MARY JANE NORTH YORKS 3.5% EXTRA PALE
Packed with American hops for an intensely refreshing and satisfying balance. Good body for such a low abv.
DUKERIES RAY OF SUNSHINE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 4.2% GOLDEN
A light refreshing golden ale with a tangy citrus aroma and flavour.
NORFOLK BREWHOUSE MOON GAZER NORFOLK 4.0% RUBY
A ruby coloured bitter with a rich, spicy, roasted aroma and a full malty body, resulting in a full-bodied mouthfeel.
EMPIRE BREWING EXTRA SUPERIOR PORTER SLAWIT 5.0% DARK
Ominously dark, rich old style London porter. Good roasted malty flavours and a smooth, silky finish.
BROADOAK PHEASANT PLUCKER 4.5%
A lovely cloudy orange cider with an appley aroma and pleasant to the mouth.
LYME BAY SCRUMPY CIDER 6.0%
Award winning cider 'its just gorgeous'. Its got a lightness, a refinement yet not lost any of it's heritage.
The Bloke from Hull has also sent us advance details of next month's Shelley Charity Beer Festival
It's at Shelley Village Hall, on Huddersfield Road, from Friday, September 12 (6pm - 10pm)
to Saturday,September 13 (12pm till dry)
Shelley's Small World Brewery will be making an appearance with three of their ales. (See previous post from BFH)
Other breweries being represented this year are: Daleside, Bradfield, Empire, Nook & Wold Top.
More details when we have them.