Brewing up a first for the town at Castleford mill

Castleford Heritage Trust move into Queen's Mill.  (p641c317)

Castleford Heritage Trust move into Queen's Mill. (p641c317)

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Preparations are being made for the first ever Castleford Beer Festival which will take place next month.

Revolutions Brewing Company, based in Whitwood, has teamed up with Castleford Heritage Trust to organise the event.

More than 30 beers from breweries across Yorkshire will be available at the event at Queen’s Mill, Aire Street, on November 20 and 21.

Mark Seaman, director of Revolutions Brewing Company, said: “We’re looking forward to showcasing the cream of Yorkshire brewing in such an exciting industrial space.

“Queen’s Mill is at the heart of Castleford and we hope this event will excite beer fans while promoting the valuable work of Castleford Hertiage Trust.”

Tickets for the event are now available and some of the money will be donated to the ongoing transformation of the mill into an arts and culture museum.

Alison Drake, chairwoman of Castleford Heritage Trust, said: “The beer festival is an exciting and important event for us because brewing and milling are part of Castleford’s industrial heritage.

“We hope to make this festival part of our plans for Queen’s Mill and to make it an attractive destination and sustainable asset for the town.”

The festival will run on Friday, November 20 from 6pm until 11pm and on Saturday, November 21 from noon until 5pm.

There will also be an evening session on the Saturday from 6pm until 11pm.

Tickets are priced at £5 which will include a programme and commemorative glass.

For more information about the event visit the festival’s website at www.castlefordbeerfestival.co.uk or call Revolutions Brewing Company on 01977 552649.