The Whitelock’s Annual Beer Festival is back! After the rip-roaring success of the inaugural event in 2015 – the oldest pub in Leeds is at it again, promising to bring all manner of rare, interesting and delicious beers to Leeds City Centre once more.
Entitled ‘The New Europeans,’ the festival will showcase a tremendous selection of craft beers from mainland Europe, as well as special brews by UK brewers inspired by their European neighbours.
Beer aficionados have long known Whitelock’s Ale House as one of the strongest purveyors of British cask ale in the country, with 11 handpulls providing beer-lovers with a daily changing selection of real ales – from well-loved classics, to innovative new styles.
And the launch in January 2016 of their new craft beer bar next door – The Turk’s Head – has brought a new dimension to the Whitelock’s offer.
This festival will, however, provide both venues and their discerning customers with a moment to consider the strength, depth and influence of brewers in neighbouring European countries – and their impact on our own beer culture.
The beer list drawn up by festival organisers features special brews from across Europe, for example four Hungarian breweries such as Budapest’s CSUPOR, as well as brilliant beer from Belgium like cutting edge DE DOLLE brewery and the more traditional ST FEUILLIEN. Other examples include vanguard Italians BIRRIFICIO DEL DUCATO and BIRRIFICIO DEL DUCATO, not to mention start-up BREW AGE from Austria and many more.
Whitelock’s and The Turk’s Head are also thrilled also to be able to showcase rare cask ales from Spain, having secured sought-after barrels from MASIA AGULLONS, from Sant Joan de Mediona and CERVESA DEL MONTSENY from Sant Miquel De Balenya.
UK breweries – especially those in Yorkshire – have been eager to get involved too – supplying a host of beers either drawing a heavy influence from European styles, or using high quality European malts, hops and yeast strains.
The full list of breweries and beers will be available on the event Facebook page at. Join in – https://www.facebook.com/events/141210269639070/
Thursday 28thJuly – From 5pm
Friday 29th July – All Day
Saturday 30th July – All Day
Sunday 31st July – All Day