Skipton Beer Festival 2019
Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th April
Ermysted's Grammar School
Over 60 real ales
Real ciders and perries
Bottled foreign beers
Food at all sessions
- Thursday 25th April Open: 3pm - 10pm
- Admission: £2.50 all day
- Friday 26th April Open: 11am - 10pm
- Admission: £2.50 11am - 4pm and then £3.50 4pm - 10pm
- Saturday 27th April Open: 11am - 10pm
- Admission: £3.50 11am - 6pm and then free 6pm - 10pm
It's free to card-carrying CAMRA members at all times.
Skipton Beer Festival 2019 is coming up and, again, will be at Ermysted’s Grammar School. This year it will be the Thursday, Friday and Saturday following the Easter break so easy to remember. The venue is very handy for the facilities of Skipton town centre, including its many good pubs, and only 12 minutes walk from the bus and train stations.
This will be the 13th festival that the Keighley and Craven branch of CAMRA has organised in the town and we are following our tradition of a sheep logo (Skipton meaning "sheep town"). Our strap line this year is "A Baker's Dozen". A Baker's dozen is 13 and not the usual 12. There are several theories as to the origins of the Baker's dozen, the most common being that it was to avoid a beating for underselling. In 1266 the "Assize of Bread and Ale" law was introduced where the price of bread and ale was linked to the price of wheat and Bakers or Brewers who gave short measure could be fined, pilloried or flogged. It's more related to giving a bit extra to ensure they are legal rather than the actual number 12 and an individual loaf would often be accompanied by a 'small bread' to ensure they were legal. Measurements are much more accurate now so anybody coming to the bar and ordering 12 pints and hoping to get an extra free will be disappointed, CAMRA is all for ensuring you get a full measure without the threat of a flogging.
Thanks to Andy West, who has designed our speedy sheep. The logo will feature on the souvenir T shirts and glasses, and on festival publicity.