Wakefield Beer Festival has 120 brews for you to choose

Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer and Cider Festival at the Dewsbury Town Hall. Albert Bradbury enjoys a drink. (d23051151)
Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer and Cider Festival at the Dewsbury Town Hall. Albert Bradbury enjoys a drink. (d23051151)
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Tickets for the Friday night session at Wakefield Beer Festival are like gold dust.

The popular evening session at The Space on November 8 has sold out but there are still plenty of other sessions available to sample the 120 beers on offer.

You can stay local and try 33 beers from the district’s 11 micro breweries or head south for beers from the West Midlands and the south west.

Wakefield CAMRA chairman Albert Bradbury has got in the act himself and brewed a special beer for the festival, which starts on Thursday.

Mr Bradbury said: “it’s a stout at 5.2 per cent. I’m calling it 2013: A Space Odyssey. I had a sample of it last week and it was quite nice.”

Apart from his own beer, which was brewed at Clark’s, Mr Bradbury is looking forward to trying beer from “new kids on the block” Bosuns from Horbury Bridge and Malthouse of Ossett, who are just two of the new local breweries.

He also wants to try a collaboration beer between Hamelsworde, of Hemsworth, and Bier Huis, of Ossett.

Mr Bradbury said: “Our main aim is to sell out. Hopefully people will enjoy it as much as they did last year. I think 99 per cent of the feedback we got was for the venue. They liked the venue and the atmosphere. Hopefully we should get some new members and spread the word for real ale.”

Wakefield Beer Festival on Waldorf Way, off Denby Dale Road, runs from noon on Thursday, November 7 to all day Saturday, November 9.

Tickets can be bought on the door for £4 apart from Friday night when it’s £5 by advance ticket only.