Second Castleford Beer Festival is 'Made In Castleford'
18 October 2016
Festival partners Mark Seaman, Director of Revolutions Brewery Company and Alison Drake MBE, Chair of Trustees at Castleford Heritage Trust, Castleford Bridge (1 Aire St, Castleford WF10 1JL), with a great view over Queens Mill. Available IF required. Contact Mark Seaman on 01977 552649.
Castleford's own Revolutions Brewing Company will again curate the unique beer festival in the historic Queens Mill on the 4th & 5th November, in partnership with Castleford Heritage Trust. For one weekend only the iconic venue plays host to great beer, food, Meet The Brewer events and music. At least 30 cask beers from Yorkshire will be on offer, the so-called 'capital' of the craft beer trend. This year all the beers have been brewed using Fawcett's Malt. Fawcett's have been serving the brewing industry worldwide from their Castleford home for over 200 years. There'll also be bottled and canned craft world beers, cider and soft drinks on offer at a Wakefield Beer Exchange bottle bar and an exhibition of great art from the local region curated by WeAre. All of the works exhibited will be available to purchase. A proportion of the proceeds from the festival will go towards ongoing restoration of the mill.
Mark Seaman, Director of Revolutions Brewing Co. Ltd -
We're looking forward to again serving the cream of Yorkshire brewing in such an exciting historic space. Queens Mill is at the heart of the town of Castleford and we hope this event will excite beer fans whilst promoting the valuable work of the Heritage Trust. We are also very pleased to be showcasing the excellent malt produced in the town by Thomas Fawcett & Sons Ltd. This vital ingredient in brewing has been produced in the town for well over 200 years, something the townsfolk should be proud of.
Revolutions Brewing Company is an multi-award winning microbrewery established since 2010 in Castleford, West Yorkshire, who brew music-inspired beer. Classic songs, albums and artists are referenced in their beer range, with their love of the 45rpm 7" single being symbolized in the 4.5% ABV of a number of their beers.
The Castleford Heritage Trust was established in 2000. The aim of the trust is to improve the local area and knowledge of local heritage in order to improve community esteem, raise the aspirations of local young people and for the general benefit of local people and visitors to Castleford.
Alison Drake MBE, Chair of Trustees, Castleford Heritage Trust -
The Beer Festival is an exciting and important event for us and both brewers and maltsters are part of Castleford’s industrial heritage. Our partnership with Revolutions Brewery is another development of our ‘Made in Castleford’ theme. We hope to make this festival and our ongoing partnership significant in taking forward our plans for Queen’s Mill and Castleford’s riverside, to make this an attractive destination and sustainable asset for the town.
The Castleford Beer Festival will begin on Friday 4th November 2016 at 6pm. The opening times are:
Friday 4th November 2016 6pm-11pm
Saturday 5th November 2016 12pm-5pm
Saturday 5th November 2016 6pm-11pm
Tickets, priced at £6, include a souvenir glass and souvenir festival programme with Meet the Brewer and local interest articles, and are available online (booking fees apply) and from selected outlets.
See www.castlefordbeerfestival.co.uk for details, or contact Revolutions Brewing Company on 01977 552649.