Custard porter or a half pint of '˜Summat Else?' Wakefield Festival of Beer

Unity Works will be transformed into an oasis of beer this summer.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 10th June 2016, 3:17 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:18 pm
Becci Lewis at Wakefield Festival of Beer.
Becci Lewis at Wakefield Festival of Beer.

Wakefield Festival of Beer is back later this month and the fourth edition promises to be the biggest yet.

The charity fundraiser, run by Wakefield District Round Table, will feature more than 100 beers and ciders on June 24 to 25.

Co-organiser Andy Pollard, from Ossett Brewery, said: “Vying for attention will be a real mixture of beers. It ranges from the North West’s new wave of edgy and experimental brewers to more established and indeed legendary brewery beers. There will be something for every palate in cask, craft keg and even rare packaged beers.

“This year will feature specific Brewery Bars from Malton’s Brass Castle, Outwood’s Five Towns, Oakham from Peterborough, Thornbridge and Small World Brewery from Shelley in Huddersfield.”

Beery highlights from Wakefield include James and Kirkman’s Magnificent Blonde, Five Town’s Summat Else and Fernandes Brewery’s Westgate Wobble. From further afield is a Custard Porter collaboration from Cloudwater, of Manchester, and Brouwerij Kees, of the Netherlands.

Mr Pollard added: “Perfectly chilled beers will be accompanied by cracking live bands and artisanal street food. We aim to raise more than £10,000 for three local worthy causes by creating a beer paradise in Wakefield. We hope to see you there.”

Tickets cost £5 and are only available from Unity Hall reception or via for more.