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This weekend, after a considerable gap, Dewsbury Town Hall will host its Camra Beer Festival. Starting at 6pm on Thursday night it continues through till Sunday beer permitting.

Thanks to the man from Hull I have managed a sneak preview of the festival list which looks a good balance of the old and the new with some interesting stuff to try. Local breweries such as Anglo Dutch, Ossett, Tiger Tops and Five Towns all feature as would be expected with a predominance on the list of Yorkshire breweries. Less common breweries there are Richmond, Captain Cook, Wharfebank, Dark Horse and Concertina and they have a small coup in sourcing a beer from the new Toad brewery in Doncaster.

The traditionalists among us may be interested in the Tetleys, may be the last chance to sample it at a beer festival, Copper Dragon, and Taylors. Elland's Champion Winter Beer Of Britain '1872 Porter' is also listed.

With a range of 50 plus beers, with styles from best bitters to milds and stouts to rum porters it looks as though it should be worth a call. May be I will see you there.