Pub of the Year – it’s the Cross Keys

We are delighted to announce the Pub of the Year Award for 2017. Once again strong candidates made it a difficult choice but I’m sure you would agree that the The Cross Keys, Siddal make a deserving winner. Not just well kept beer but the atmosphere created by Hugh and Ruth has kept customers returning again and again to this pub that is away from the centre of Halifax. We will be making the presentation on Wednesday 29th March at 8.00 pm.

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Elland to supply Porter to Festival

Just heard that our Oh Mr Porter moment will be an old one – 1872. More news to follow as well as other bad railway metaphors.  After the discussion last night we were aiming to have a balanced offering of beers but its nice to see some old favourites. As always details will be available as soon as we are able to confirm them.porter-500x300

Tigertops Brew Special Beer

ClassicUnionPacificWe are delighted to announce yet another Railway Themed beer that is being brewed especially for our Festival.

Barry Smith the brewer of Tigertops Brewery in Wakefield is brewing a brand new beer for our Festival. The beer is Union Pacific (around 4.9%) which is said to be ‘a golden ale brewed using a range of New Zealand and American West Coast hops’. The strength is not certain because the beer hasn’t been brewed yet (now 8/8/2016), but Barry assures us that it will be ready in time for our Festival. The name of the beer, and the fact that it is new, has attracted us to it as Union Pacific is the biggest American trans-continental railroad company and this fits in well with our railway theme.

Barefaced Brewery Black Cardomom Comfirmed

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We are proud to announce that we will be serving a brand new beer from a brand brewery at the Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival 2016. You’ll never have seen it or tried it before. The brewery is Barefaced Beer Company from Golcar, Huddersfield and the beer is Black Cardamom Ale (4.4%). The brewer, Jack Pickering, said that it’s ‘a light brown beer that goes down very well with everyone who tries it. It’s very much a beer with some spice in it’ As well casking his beers, Jack is also bottling 4 9’s with every monthly brew. We hope you’ll enjoy Jack’s beer. The beer festival team can’t wait to try it.