Chris Milton and Dave Mortimer (centre) at Eagles Crag Brewery, Robinwood Mill, Todmorden following the presentation of two awards by members of CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale on Monday 27th November 2017. The awards were presented following the successes of Pale Eagle at the 2017 Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival in late September. Pale Eagle won the Pale Ale of the Festival Award and the Bronze Award in the Beer of the Festival Competition. The ale proved extremely popular at the Festival and this is a magnificent achievement for Chris and Dave who have only been brewing commercially for one year. Well done lads!
John Hartley (Joint Beer Festival Organiser) presents Tom, Chris and Dan of Eyes Brewing with their Speciality Ale of the Festival Award at Whitelocks Ale House in Leeds on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. The award was presented for Summer Schops (6.2%) which accumulated a large number of customer votes when served at the Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on the 28th-30th September 2017.
Thanks to all involved for making the festival a big success with especial thanks to the Town Hall staff, the catering team, the brewers, the volunteers, the charity – Calder Valley Search & Rescue, The Friends of the Puzzle Hall and The Holywell Inn Community Pub and most of all to all of the drinkers that made this festival a pleasure to be at.
Apologies if I have missed people off but a full report will appear here soon and believe it or not work has already begun on sourcing beers for next year !
Just to let you know that our Beer & Cider Festival returns this year from Thursday 28th through till Saturday 30th September. Once again it will be at The Town Hall Hebden Bridge.
CALDERDALE BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
TO BE HELD AT
HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL
ST GEORGE’S STREET
HEBDEN BRIDGE HX7 – 7BY
‘Beers of the Roses’
A SELECTION OF 50 BEERS, CIDERS & PERRY FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE PENNINES AND FROM AROUND THE UK
PAY ON THE DOOR -No Advanced Tickets required- HOT & COLD FOOD- All Sessions
THEMED BEERS & SPECIAL FESTIVAL BREWS
ADMISSION From £1.00 (Members) £2.00 (public)
Three Fiends Brewhouse
Three Fiends Brewhouse is located at Brookfield Farm, Mill Moor Road, Meltham. It was always our intention to order a cask from Three Fiends and therefore it was good news when Paul Tottle from the brewery got in touch with us. Following a number of emails, it was decided to order probably the brewery’s best known beer ‘Bad Uncle Barry’ (4.2%) which was a winner at Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2016. The beer is described as a light, golden, pale ale which uses American hops and has a spicy, citrus like taste and a distinct orange tone.
After the decision had been made, the order was placed with Chris Broadbent (Sales Manager and Brewer), another of the Three Fiends, who was on holiday in an exotic location in the UK. Sorry for disturbing your holiday Chris!