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Huddersfield drinkers can enjoy a month bookended by beer festivals. This Friday sees the start of a three-day festival at The Rat & Ratchet on Chapel Hill. A quick look @RatBrewery on Twitter reveals an all Rat line up, with White Rat at £2 a pint for the duration of the festival. Their beers tend to have catchy musical names, like Brew Town Rat, but mercifully the pronunciation nightmare that is Good King Wencesrat is not featuring. Well, maybe next Christmas? The brewery has gone from strength to strength since launching in September 2011. It has won beer of the festival awards at Liverpool and Dewsbury. For the complete festival list, see our Facebook page.

Then to close the month out, The Sportsman will be celebrating its fourth birthday with 20 one-off anniversary brews. The pub on St John's Road has achieved much in its short history, with numerous CAMRA awards and an English Heritage conservation award. The birthday bash takes place between 7.30pm on Friday, April 26 and 4pm on Sunday, April 28. There will be music on Friday and Saturday nights.

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