Skipton beer festival is over for another year. Over 1,700 people attended over the three days and managed to drink their way through most of the beers, ciders and perries on offer. Julian Smith MP dropped in on Friday evening. It was a good festival for Dave Sanders: a beer he had brewed was the first to run off - GreyHawk Blonde Obsession which ran out on Friday (doubly impressive as it was an 18 gallon cask whereas most of the others were 9 gallon) and one of his recipes was "Beer of the Festival" - Elland's 1872 Porter matured in whisky casks. Cider/perry of the festival was "Farmer Jim's Perry".
The Organisers would like to express their thanks to Ermysted's, the Town Ambassadors and all the other supporters for helping to make it one of our best festivals yet.
We hope you, the festival goers, enjoyed it and hope to see you next year. Watch this space!
Setup is well on its way, most of the beers have arrived and are on the stillage cooling and vented, still plenty to do though but we are on track to open Thursday in our new venue.
The beer list is now available for you to study. An interesting selection of various styles. Mild features quite heavily as it's Mild Month and we have the mild trail as well as a selection of light and dark beers. We have both beers from the new Skipton brewery GreyHawk Brewery Ltd. which is officially 'launching' at the festival. We also have a range of perries and ciders and knowledgeable people to tell you about them. If you prefer, we also have a range of foreign bottled beers including some unusual ones from across the pond.