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Leeds Beer Festival

This year we had a Canals and Inland Waterways theme in recognition that the Leeds and Liverpool Canal had it’s first complete crossing 200 years ago. Sponsors included Leeds Brewery, Ridgeside Brewery, Sunbeam Ales, The Crossed Shuttle and Moorhouse’s Brewery.


Award winners

From votes received by the festival-goers:


Beer of the Festival

1st Sunbeam Ales Foggy Morning

2nd Ridgeside Nautilus

3rd Treboom Myricale


Mild of the Festival

1st Wharfe Bank ‘mystery mild’

2nd Ridgeside Icebreaker

3rd Moorhouse’s Black Cat


Cider of the Festival

1st Cranborne Chase Traditional Farmhouse Medium

=2nd Ham Hill Medium Dry

=2nd Wilkins Sweet


Other facts

Over 150 different cask conditioned beers were on with a choice of over 100 beers was on Saturday evening.


The mild trail was proved popular again with 15 different ones available. Golden Ales were the most popular beer style, over 60 were ordered and they were the fastest selling style.


Tasting panels sat to decide the Yorkshire and North East representatives in the Champion Beer of Britain in the Golden Ales and Best Bitter categories.


Pudsey Civic Hall has been booked for 2017, opening dates are from 16th to 18th March 2017.




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