|Castleford Beer Festival logo. Courtesy of the organisers.|
"IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: ALL sessions are now TICKET ONLY.
Sales have been good and to ensure festival attendees have a comfortable time and that there is plenty of beer to choose from we will NOT be selling tickets on the door.
If you have not get tickets yet, do not delay!
Please share / tell your friends!"
Castleford Beer Festival starts tonight and features 30 Yorkshire ales.
The town's debut ale event is at the Queen's Mill, on Aire Street, from 6pm on Friday November, 20 to 11pm on Saturday, November 21. It's less than ten minutes' walk from Castleford Train Station
Tickets cost £5 per session and it is now ticket only for all sessions. So check the festival website and @CasBeerFest on twitter for details of availability.
All you need to know is on the festival website, which is available by clicking here
The beer list features a wide mix of beer styles, some old favourites and some collaborations. I can highly recommend The Blue Bee/North Riding Little & Large which was on excellent form yesterday at Shakespeares' in Sheffield. Plenty of hops: mosaic, citra and sorachi ace. I'm looking forward to drinking that one again and many others, like the seldom brewed Viva Cas Vegas made by Five Towns and festival organisers Revolutions, of nearby Whitwood. I'm sure Elvis would've liked it!
|Acorn||Freebird||US hopped golden||4.5|
|Blue Bee / North Riding||Little & Large||Citra, Sorachi Ace, Mosaic IPA||6.5|
|Brass Castle||Borderline||European IPA||5.7|
|Bridestones||Heptonstall||Milk Choc Stout||4.5|
|Brown Cow||Captain Oates||Mild||4.5|
|Empire||Twisted Melon||Sorachi Ace Pale||4.1|
|Fernandes||Wheat & Juniper||Cloudy Wheat Beer||4.2|
|Five Towns||Middle ‘un||Pale||4.6|
|Great Heck||Black Jesus||Black IPA||6.5|
|Imperial||Born Slippy||Weihenstephan lager yeast ale||5|
|North Riding||Sorachi Ace||Pale||4.5|
|Saltaire||Raspberry Blonde||Fruit Beer||4|
|Slightly Foxed||Howlin’ Fox||Pale||3.5|
|Tigertops||Blanche de Newland||Belgian Style Wit||4.6|
|Whippet||Little Curre||Oatmeal Stout||5.2|
|Yorkshire Brewing||Yorkshire Passion||Hoppy Golden||4.5|
|Revolutions||Cocker Yorkshire Ale||Bitter||3.9|
|Revolutions||Fireworks||Smoked Pumpkin Porter||4.5|
|Revolutions||GoGo American Pale||Pale||4.5|
|Revolutions||The Queen Is Not Dead||Sorachi Ace Imperial Stout||7.4|
|Revolutions & Five Towns||Viva Cas Vegas||Best Bitter||4.5|