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19-03-2015, 22:39
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Well it's not quite the mid-point, especially if you've yet to make an appearance, but we've sampled enough to put our unreserved seal of approval on this year's Star Inn Spring Beer Festival.

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Regulars will be glad to know there are no new gimmicks accompanying this weekends fest, with the only differences being a new face behind the bar and glass design for the collectors. Of course these festivals don't come together by magic and landlady Sam Watt and team deserve the highest praise for these triannual extravaganzas.

Because of it's dedication to bringing us the very latest output from the very newest breweries, a Star festival can almost serve as a glimpse into the future. For example those who sampled early BrewDogs here, such as the 2007 classic 'Hype', might well have predicted that the Scots outfit was destined for great things.

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Of course there are plenty of one-hit wonders too and, just like discovering new music, these one-offs are no less interesting. So once the excitement of tomorrow's eclipse has died down, why not make your way to Huddersfield's answer to beermageddon and see if you can unearth the next big name in brewing.

The festival resumes at noon on Friday 20th March & continues all day Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd.

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