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Henshaws has its own beer festival on the 11 May 2019 at the Knaresbough Arts & Crafts Centre.
4 local brewers have come together to brew a special beer for the event – it’s the first time Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Brewing and Roosters have worked together on a beer and they have produced a beer with flavour of Yorkshire rhubarb and hint of ginger.
They also ran a competition to name the new beer and this year it will be called Br-ale, Henshaws root and fruit beer, which is a combination of the entries from the two winners, Alexander Edwards and Rachel Gregory.
The two runners up are Karen Fox with Henshaws Brewbarb and Jane Litherland-Duffy with Beltane Brew.
Rufus Beckett is a musician, senior workshop leader and also an events leader for Henshaws.
We have had beer festivals in the past, like with Bedfest, often with beers from Daleside and Roosters.
But we thought it was about time we ran our own one. The ideas is simply to have some fun and to help support Henshaws.
The idea really moved forward when Vince Staunton from Daleside came to us with the idea of a beer from all the local brewers.
We have been lucky to have preview-tasting of the beer today, along with the sponsers, it’s going down very well
We should be proud of our local brewers and we hope it will be a great success.
The beer festival is on 11 May 2019
A ticket is £12 and includes a glass and 4 x half pints of beer.
Family activities throughout the day, live music by local artists, locally sourced food and drink
Comments from the tasting:
Very easy drinking, a BBQ type beer
Just so quaff-able
You would definitely enjoy a second glass
The beer is a 4.8% premium beer with rhubarb and ginger added part-way through the brewing process. They have made 720 pints in support of the charity.
Beer Festival ,11 May 2019 timetable
The afternoon session is for all, but the evening is adults only.
- 10 Citizen Smith
- 9:15 Hell Fire Jack
- 8: 15 Citizen Smith
- 7 : 30 Jonathan Skinner
- 6: 45 Adam Westerman
- 6:00 Tim Mc Hale
- 1:15 Becky Bowe
- 2:00 Dj Trev
- 2:30 Leo Hicks
- 3:15 Rory Hoy
- 4:15 Jake Pattinson