Category Archives: Cider

Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2010 Beers of the Festival

Here are the results of the Beers of the Festival Competition held at Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2010.

Overall Beer of the Festival:  Castle Hill 4.6% abv, Mallinsons, Lindley, Huddersfield

Mild of the Festival:  Midnight Bell 4.8% abv, Leeds Brewery, Leeds

Bitter of the Festival:  Cheers Charlie 3.9% abv, Mallinsons, Lindley, Huddersfield

Strong Ale of the Festival:  Castle Hill 4.6% abv, Mallinsons, Lindley, Huddersfield

Stout/Porter of the Festival:  Ossett Treacle Stout 5.0% abv, Ossett Brewery, Ossett

Speciality Beer of the Festival:  Rum for Cover 6.5% abv, Fernandes, Wakefield

David Charlesworth (‘Charlie’) Award for New Beer of the Festival: Cheers Charlie 3.9% abv, Mallinsons, Lindley, Huddersfield

(205 voting forms were returned)

Oktoberfest 2010 beer list now available

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival 2010 will take place between Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th October 2010. Once again, it will be at the Sikh Leisure Centre (APNA Venue), Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX (map). We hope to see you there – either helping, drinking or both.

The Beer list now available for download here.

Full info is available here.

http://huddscamra.org.uk/oktoberfest/oktoberfest-2010/

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Thu 14th – Sat 16th October 2010

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival 2010 will take place next week between Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th October 2010.

Once again, it will be at the Sikh Leisure Centre (APNA Venue), Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX (map).

We hope to see you there – either helping, drinking or both. More details can be found on our website here.

Or, you can download a poster here.

Download a map of the venue.

We still require more help, so please download a staffing form (in Word format) here. Just complete it, and return it to us by email or post.

Apple Appeal

Huddersfield’s first cider maker would like to rescue your unwanted apples and pears from the compost heap.

David Kendall-Smith, former landlord of Huddersfield’s Rat and Ratchet (renowned for its support of real ciders) has been making cider and perry for four years.

David’s real cider is made from locally-sourced apples, and perry from pears, but without an orchard of his own, David is appealing for householders to donate their unwanted apples from trees on their land.  David said “many people have apple, or indeed pear trees on their land and often can only use a fraction of the fruit, I am asking for the excess”, he will collect the apples himself and offers in return a bottle of the finished product.  Apples and pears will ripen over the next few months.

With the help of The Huddersfield Examiner, Huddersfield CAMRA and the generosity of Huddersfield people, David managed to produce 70 gallons of cider and perry last year and some of his cider will be available at Huddersfield CAMRA’s Oktoberfest in October.

David is planning to purchase land to plant an orchard but in the meantime he hopes to harvest enough apples from the town’s gardens and hedgerows to make 100 gallons of real cider this year, and to double that next year.

Anyone who would like to offer some apples or pears can contact David on 07817 367752, by email at dave@uddersorchard.co.uk or visit www.uddersorchard.co.uk

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Thu 14th – Sat 16th October 2010

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival 2010 will take place between Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th October 2010.

Once again, it will be at the Sikh Leisure Centre (APNA Venue), Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX (map).

We hope to see you there – either helping, drinking or both. More details can be found on our website here.

Or, you can download a poster here.

Want to help? Download a staffing form (in Word format) here. Just complete it, and return it to us by email or post.

Double Presentation & 2 Beer Festivals

We will be presenting both the Pub of the Year & Cider Pub of the Year awards to the Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield (map) on Sat 1st May at 8pm.

We hope to see you at the presentation.

This coincides with the Annual Mild & Cider Festival at Rat & Ratchet on Sat 1st – Sun 2nd May. Beer & Cider list is available here.

Also, from Fri 30th Apr to Mon 3rd May, the Old Bridge Hotel, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA (map) will be holding their Ale Festival. Starts midday Friday. More info here.

Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2009 Beers of the Festival

Here are the results of the Beer of the Festival Competition held at Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2009.

Overall Beer of the Festival:  Scarlet Pimpernel 4.4% abv, Mallinsons Brewing Co., Lindley , Huddersfield

Mild of the Festival:  Tamarin Mild 3.6% abv, Brass Monkey Brewery, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax

Best Bitter of Festival:  Scarlet Pimpernel 4.4% abv, Mallinsons Brewing Co., Lindley, Huddersfield

Strong Ale of the Festival:  1845 6.3% abv, Fullers, London

Porter of the Festival:  Guthlacs Porter 5.0% abv, Golcar Brewery, Golcar, Huddersfield

Stout of the Festival:  Oatmeal Stout 4.3% abv, Mallinsons Brewing Co., Lindley, Huddersfield

Runner Up:  Shot in the Dark 8.0% abv, Elland Brewery, Elland, Halifax

Speciality Beer of the Festival:  Marble Ginger 4.5% abv, Marble Brewery, Manchester