Welcome to Dewsbury Beer Festival 2013
It is here at last, the week of the Dewsbury Beer Festival. Whilst the festival committee and the fantastic volunteers get everything ready in the Town Hall for Thursday opening it gives you the chance to peruse the 85+ carefully chosen beers and great selection of cider and perry that will be available. There will also be quality bottled beers from many countries, including some you probably did not realise brewed beer!
We have the “Spotters Bar” with 20 unusual beers new to our district from all over Great Britain. This year’s Theme Bar will be in honour of the great Dewsbury Rugby League team who won the Championship 40 years ago.
We are also pleased to announce that for your entertainment we will have three highly popular bands; Blackstone Edge, Dewsbury Music Centre Swing Band and Fat Stanley . See the Music page for more information.
A good selection of food provided by Kirklees include jacket potatoes, pies, veggie burgers, nibbles and soft drinks will be available inside the Town Hall during the festival, and returning are the ever-popular chocolatiers Merry Berry Truffles.
We look forward to seeing you in May to help us celebrate Dewsbury and the Heavy Woollen district area of Yorkshire and continue to establish our event on the Beer Festival map. Cheers!!
Opening the Festival
In keeping with our Rugby League theme and themed bar “The Steamed Pigs”, we will be joined by the Captain of that 1973 famous team, Mick ‘Stevo’ Stephenson who led Dewsbury to their first RL Championship title, beating Leeds at Odsal. He will open our festival to the Public at approximately 7 p.m. on the Thursday night. ‘Stevo’ is recognisable to rugby league fans as a hooker for Dewsbury RLFC and a Sky Sports commentator.
This year we are supporting two charities following our Rugby League theme, The Steve Prescott Foundation and Ryan Glynn.
Steve Prescott Foundation
In September 2006, Steve was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei a rare form of Cancer, he was told that he would not see his two children grow up; he was given months to live. He underwent a major operation in Basingstoke Hospital and tumours were removed from his abdomen. After surgery Steve was transferred to The Christie Hospital in Manchester for chemotherapy treatment to try to control the remaining disease. Read more….
Ryan Glynn a star player at Shaw Cross Sharks suffered a serious spinal injury on Saturday 9th March 2013. Shaw Cross had travelled to Elland ARLFC to play round two of the National Conference League Division 2 programme. With 11 minutes to go and the Sharks leading by 10 points to 2 Ryan was tackled and seriously injured. Ryan is currently admitted to the spinal injury unit in Sheffield. Ryan has had two major operations today and has had screws fixed into his dislodged vertebrae’s. Further updates will follow. Read more…
This will be a major event in Dewsbury. With a footfall of approximately 2000 people over 3 days we think this will be a great opportunity for local businesses like yourselves who share our passion for the best of all things Yorkshire, to promote yourselves and support this worthwhile event. See the Barrel Sponsors page for more information.