Four breweries in the district join forces to create a unique Henshaws beer

5 April 2019

Four breweries in the district have joined forces to create a unique and exclusive Henshaws beer for their beer festival in May.

  • Daleside Brewery
  • Cold Bath Brewing
  • Roosters Brewing Co.
  • Harrogate Brewing Co.

Henshaws Beer Festival is a new event for Knaresborough and will be taking place on Saturday 11 May at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre.

The brewers got together today today (5 April 2019) at the Harrogate Brewing Company.

Beer will have a flavour of Yorkshire rhubarb and ginger. Today was about starting the beer off, with the mashing.  The rhubarb and ginger will be added during the fermentation that use yeast from Rooster’s.

The festival in May will take place in the courtyard at the Arts & Crafts Centre, with a daytime and an evening session planned and a mix of beer, food, live music and family activities.

To celebrate Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre’s 21st birthday this year, visitors can choose from an extensive selection of 21 beers, including the specially created Henshaws brew, to mark the occasion.

Click on the video below to watch

Henshaws have a specialist college on Bogs Lane in Harrogate along with an Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.

The college helps young people, aged 16-25, living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

Tom Fozard, Commercial Manager at Rooster’s Brewing Co. said:

A charity beer festival showcasing the area’s four independent breweries, while also raising funds for such a great, local organisation as Henshaws is an event we’re proud to be supporting.

The opportunity to join forces with Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside and Harrogate Brewing Co. to brew a one-off beer for the festival also promises to be a lot of fun!

All profits from the event will help Henshaws to support disabled people in the area. The charity runs a range of creative and employability workshops to promote life skills and social skills, supporting them to become more independent in their everyday lives. Disabled people who come to the Arts & Crafts Centre benefit from a sense of community, friendship, wellbeing and a chance to express their creativity.

Tickets to Henshaws Beer Festival cost £12 in advance or £15 on the door and there are two timeslots available; either 12pm to 5pm or 6pm to 11pm. This price includes four half pints of beer, a festival programme and a keepsake glass. There is free entry for accompanied children (under 18s) during the daytime event. The evening session will be adults only.

Buy your tickets from Henshaws website at

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