Beer flows at two festivals

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Real ale and cider fans were given a treat last weekend with two, three day beer festivals drawing in hundreds of thristy enthusiasts.

Triangle Cricket Club put on 15 different bitters and four ciders during their fifth annual beer festival to raise money for improvements at the club, while at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre a festival was held to raise money for Overgate Hospice.

Steve Wood, who helped Tim Muir organise Triangle’s festival, said the event had proved to be as popular as ever.

“You couldn’t move in here on the Friday night and the Saturday was just as busy.

“The atmosphere and the vibe across the whole weekend was fantastic and we must have had at least 300 people in over the three days,” he said.

Trevor Lever, who was involved in organising the festival at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, said it had been so popular that they had run out of beer by Saturday night.

“We had to get an emergency top up thanks to the Ship Inn in Brighouse, and the landlord there, Mark Pheasey, has supported us throughout.

“We wanted to use the beer festival to raise the profile of the Community Centre in Bailiff Bridge and also raise money for Overgate.

“We had 18 bitters and three ciders on the first two days and then we brought in a few more on the Sunday. It was a brilliant event,” he said.