Dewsbury Beer Festival
Arriva Yorkshire raised a glass to Dewsbury's annual beer festival by sponsoring this year's event. Namely the “Spotters Bar” and the “Scottish Bar”.
It was held at Dewsbury Town Hall from the 19-21 May and offered beers from Yorkshire and Scotland as well as many different ciders. Carol Cain, a member of the support staff at Dewsbury, helped to organise the festival and is also a member of CAMRA, the campaign for real ale.
“People come from all over the country to try the selection of drinks on offer,” said Carol. “It’s good for the town as there are a lot of local brews to sample.”
As well as drinks, on Saturday brave visitors could also sample something spicy at the ‘Fiery Food Stand’ or watch cooking demonstrations done by professionals. With more than 3,000 people in attendance a lot of beer was drunk, but Carol remained laid back about how much alcohol was consumed.
“People come to celebrate the range of different drinks available and savour the atmosphere of the event; not get legless.”
Another attraction was the chocolate stall where there were plenty of samples to try of a very unusual selection of chocolates such as, chilli, cracked black pepper and sloe gin truffles to name but a few!