Soldier’s beer on duty at Horbury Craft and Street Fair

Bosuns Brewing's Grahame Andrews, left, with son and former soldier Grahame Andrews Jnr
Bosuns Brewing's Grahame Andrews, left, with son and former soldier Grahame Andrews Jnr

A new ale created by a soldier turner brewer will be on parade at Horbury Craft and Street Fair this weekend.

Golden Rivet, from Bosuns Brewery at Horbury Bridge, will be on draught at the Bier Huis stall on the Queen Street car park during the fair, which is on Saturday and Sunday (June 15 and 16).

The beer was created by former Cpl Grahame Andrews, 39, and by his dad Grahame Snr, 59.

Grahame Jnr spent 15 years in The Army serving as a diplomatic courier in war zones but recently gave it up to pursue a more peaceful venture with his dad. The father and son team only started brewing a few weeks ago but their beers have been going down a storm in pubs.

And the duo hope to put in an appearance on the Bier Huis stall this weekend.

And organisers of Horbury’s Craft and Street Fair are hoping the sun will be shining on the event this weekend.

Queen Street and Church Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday as the town welcomes hundreds of visitors to the annual event.

There will be more than 60 stalls selling handmade gifts, jewellery, crafts and locally-made cakes, preserves and sweets.

And there will also be plenty of entertainment for the whole family with music from popular band Midlife Crisis and Horbury Academy’s Rock Choir.

The Craft and Street Fair is free to visit and all profits made go towards funding next year’s event.

Local artist Christine Freeman will also be inviting people into her High Street home to view her work.

The street fair starts at 9am until 5pm on Saturday, June 15, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday June 16.