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After a couple of barren weeks festival wise, October sees a plethora of beer festivals throughout Yorkshire, many within easy reach of Huddersfield, and from the beer lists I have seen, many wo rth taking a look at.

The extravaganza starts this weekend with the Sheffield Camra festival, held out at Cemetery Park in a marquee there. (off Ecceshall Rd near Sheffield Hallam University).Not the easiest place to get to but they have plenty of new beers and unusual breweries especially from the South West to make the trek worth while. That is if you fancy drinking beer in a tent in a graveyard of course. On the subject of Sheffield, the Gardeners Arms on Neepsend Lane are holding their pub festival this month, again with the promise of beers from near and far, so this should worth a trip down the Penistone Line to sample their wares.

Nearer to home, next weekend we have the Triangle Cricket Club beer festival at Sowerby Bridge. This runs all day Saturday and Sunday,(9th and 10th).I have never been but those who have attended in the past have commented on how good it is. The beer list is compact but covers beer for all tastes and has a couple of beers from the Landlord's Friend brewery listed. It is easy to reach by bus from Sowerby Bridge,on the Ripponden route,(get off at Triangle Post Office)

Huddersfield Camra's 'Oktoberfest' opens its doors the Thursday after, the 14th at 6pm and promises 90 beers in the Sikh Leisure Centre. I am not in possession of any information yet about the beer available but I am sure there will enough to keep me interested for the weekend.

At the end of the month is Wetherspoons Autumn Festival, (starts on the 27th) and a sneak preview of the beers available reveal many unusual beers, in the 50 listed, admittedly often from larger breweries but specials and one offs made especially for the festival. As usual they have managed to get guest brewers from around the world to create some of their classics on British brewery plants. There is also a beer from Jersey which is a bit of a coup, unless you are Gary of course !! Why not get out and about and have a bit of fun and see how many you can find ? Be warned though, after previous experience its a bit like collecting football cards, you never find the one with Bobby Charlton !!!

So there you have it. Loads of reasons to make the passing of summer more bearable. Get out and take a look, I am sure they will not disappoint.

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