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The Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival gets underway tomorrow (is it just me or does it seem to have been going a fortnight already!) and as promised Mallinsons have a new beer to celebrate it's tenth year.

Those planning to do the Ale Trail between now and Sunday should look out for 'FAD About Town' (named by our very own Allison Spalding!) as it becomes available in the eight pubs taking part. The beer is refreshingly described as "blonde with a lemony citrus nose, a bitter citrus taste and a dry, lemony, citrus finish" - and will undoubtedly be a big hit.

Moving on a couple of weeks and details of The Sportsman's Summer Bank Holiday Weekend Fernandes Beer Festival (I'm sure Sam will come up with a snappier name!) are starting to appear. The plan to include a Meet the Brewer evening on the Thursday (26th) looked like being scrapped with the brewers both on holiday but ex-Fernandes Brewery Tap landlady Liz Crosby has stepped up to the plate and will be there to give a talk and introduce the beers.

The format will be as before with tickets at £10 to include a hot supper, a newly designed Fernandes Brewery t-shirt plus all the beer samples you can manage (within reason!). We have been told up to 18 beers from the brewery will feature over the weekend, including some new ones, and a list plus further details regarding food & music will be available soon.