I realise we have not been 'blogging' for a little while, this is due to many factors but unfortunately the editorial teams personal circumstances have taken priority to beer matters for the last month or two, and personally speaking, may continue for a couple more months as well.
This is unfortunate, because this is the time when beer festivals start to come thick and fast, in fact there are so many that it would be almost impossible to get to every one and do it justice.
This week sees York Camra festival. Loads of new beers, loads of new breweries, and one I have never visited - nor am I likely to this year either.
I am more likely to make it to this weekends Rat Fest at the Rat and Ratchet. It starts on Friday and runs all weekend with a 'meet the brewer' opportunity on Saturday. Again plenty of new beers and old favourites are promised over the weekend.
Next weekend I had pencilled in the New Oxford Festival at Salford as a possible- that was until a chance meeting with BFH reminded me of the Navigation Festival at Mifield that starts next Thursday 24th Sept and runs through till Sunday. This time the rumour is that the beers are from the
Midlands. This weekend also sees a festival of local breweries at the Sportsman in Huddersfield, with beers promised from every local brewery in the HD area - with many unusual beers promised.
October brings a plethora of Camra Festivals. Huddersfield festival is on the 1st October, Wakefield starts on the 15th of the month and in case we haven't had enough beer, Sheffield follows on the 22nd October.
I will personally try to support as many of these as I can, I hope you will too - I may even see you there.