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03-09-2012, 06:41
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http://goodfoodgoodbeer.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/screen-shot-2012-07-20-at-13-19-57.png?w=300&h=97 (http://goodfoodgoodbeer.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/screen-shot-2012-07-20-at-13-19-57.png)Last reminder for a couple of independent beer fests that are coming up. Leeds International Beer Fest (http://www.leedsbeer.com/) will feature music, food and beer from the likes of Hardknott, Quantum, Ilkley, Kernel, *Hawkshead and Buxton amongst others and bars from such Leeds luminaries as North, Castro and Friends of Ham. It starts this weekend, and there are tickets available – as well as the need for more volunteers.
http://goodfoodgoodbeer.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/014-2.jpg?w=212&h=300 (http://goodfoodgoodbeer.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/014-2.jpg)Manchester’s IndyMan Beer Convention (http://www.indymanbeercon.co.uk/) takes place a few weeks after, at the start of October, in the opulent surroundings of *The Victoria Baths. If you’ve never had a beer in a disused swimming pool before (You haven’t? Why not?) then now’s your chance. With a great range of cask and kegged beer from the likes of Brodies, Steel City, Tynebank, Gadds and food from Manchester’s finest independent food purveyors, this is another one for the calendar. Again, volunteers are still needed, so get in touch via the website if you want to help out.
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It’s not all Northern though – Dark Star are holding their HopFest (http://darkstarbrewing.co.uk/hopfest/) at the end of September. A celebration of the humble hop, it’s a three-day event of food, music and – of course – beer, culminating in the launch of their Green Hop IPA. Check out the website for full info, but with talks by leading hop merchant Charles Faram, cycle rides, hogroasts and Brewery Tours, it looks like a cracker – and one that makes me wish I lived closer!

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