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26-04-2017, 21:24
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A few months ago I promised you an update on East vs West Fest (May 4-7) in Wakefield.
I've just been sent the almost complete beer list of 20 ales, so here it is.
The festival at The Red Shed is being organised by Malcolm Bastow, of Five Town's Brewery.
He has two beers on the bar: Root 4.2% grapefruit IPA and an 8.4% DIPA.
The East West theme continues with Chin Chin's Trans Pennine Pale at 4.7%.
There are two beers representing Huddersfield: Rat Brewery's Mother Rat milk stout at 5.5% and Small World's Thunderbridge Stout at 5.2%, which is in a wooden cask.
From the Wakefield district are James & Kirkman's Cardinal Sin, a 5% pale; Horbury Ales' 5 Hop pale session ale at 4.1%; Hamelsworde Spanish Stout at 4.2% and a beer to be confirmed from Tarn 51.
Finishing off the 'right' side of the Pennines are Sunbeam Ales, from West leeds, who have brewed Sun Kissed a 3.7% US & NZ hopped beer. And North Riding Brewery, of Scarborough, who have done Anniversary Porter at 6.5%
The beers from to the left of the hill have been sourced by blogger Beers Manchester. In some cases he has taken part in the brewing process and you can read about his exploits over on beersmanchester.wordpress.com (http://beersmanchester.wordpress.com/).
From the West we have Thirst Class's High Five (Mango) festival special, a 4.4% pale session beer; Pictish's Simcoe at 4.4%; Brewsmith will do a beer around 4%; Track's Metacomet, an American IPA at 4.3%; Tickety Brew's Spring IPA at 5.8%; Squawk's Sorachi Stout at 6.5%; Rammy Craft's Ragners Wrath, a 6% hoppy stout; Black Jack will do a 7% Canadian Maple Brown and Marble will also do a beer.
The festival will be raising funds for three good causes: Candlelighters, CALM and Newton Hill Cricket Club.
You can pay on the door and don't need to fuss with advance tickets.
The festival opens on Thursday, May 4 from 5pm to 11pm and continues Friday and Saturday from 11am to 11pm, there is also a 'drink up' session on Sunday, May 7 from noon to 3pm.

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