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A busy week ahead

On Monday 28th March 2011, we will making a trip to Clark’s Brewery, a joint social with Wakefield Branch.

Train from Huddersfield dep 18:40 arr Wakefield Westgate 19:08.
Return from Wakefield Westgate 21:29 arr Huddersfield 22:05.

On Wednesday 30th March 2011, we will be having a Joint Social with Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA. We will be starting at 7:30pm at the Big Six, Horsfall Street, Halifax, HX1 3HG (map). We will move on to arrive at 8:30pm at the Three Pigeons, 1 Sun Fold, South Parade, Halifax, HX1 2LX(map).

For the Big Six, catch the 18:45 503 First bus from Huddersfield Bus Station, get off at Skircoat Road & 20 mins walk up Free School Lane.
For the Three Pigeons, catch the 19:30 503 First bus from Huddersfield Bus Station, get off at Halifax Swimming Pool & walk down Hunger Hill.

On Thursday 31st March 2011, at 8pm we will be holding the inaugural Oktoberfest 2011 Beer Festival Sub Committee Meeting. It will take place in the upstairs room at the Rat & Ratchet, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB (map). Please come along and help with the organisation and planning of this year’s  festival.

We hope to see you at one, more, or all of these events.

News Update

Beer Festivals

There are several beer festivals coming up in the local area in the next couple of weeks.

  • Thu 10th – Sun 13th Mar, Shepherd’s Boy, Dewsbury
  • Fri 11th – Sun 13 th Mar, Gledholt Male Voice Choir, Heritage Mills, Oakes, Huddersfield
  • Wed 16th – Sun 20th, Star, Folly Hall, Huddersfield
  • Fri 18th – Sat 19th Mar, Denby Dale Lions, Pie Hall, Denby Dale

More details on the Diary page.


The Slubbers Arms at Hillhouse has reopened under new management earlier this year, selling Taylors & guest beers.

On Fri 18th Mar, at the King’s Head, Huddersfield, as part of Huddersfield Literature Festival, Sir Les Patterson-Prescott will be hosting an open mic night! Tickets required. More details on the Diary page.


  • Magic Rock Brewing in Oakes, Huddersfield will begin brewing in March 2011. The intention is to brew modern beers, inspired in part by US craft breweries.
  • The Two Roses Brewery in Barnsley will be operational from March 2011.  The brewery plans to brew a number of regular beers complemented during the year with seasonal beers.


The Spring issue of Aletalk should be appearing in pubs shortly. For the first time, it will be available in PDF format for download. To get it , see the Aletalk page.

March Branch Meeting

Please note that the Branch Meering at 8pm on Monday 21st March has had to be moved to Marsden Conservative Club. More info on the Diary page.


The brewery plans to brew a number of regular beers complemented during the year with seasonal beers.

Branch Meeting & Social

The next Huddersfield CAMRA Branch Meeting will be held at the Lockwood,
Lockwood, HD4 6ER at 8pm on Monday 21st September 2009.

From Huddersfield, catch the 19:40 321 bus from Huddersfield Bus Station.

On Tue 22nd Sept, at 7:30pm we will be having a trip to Riverhead Brewery,
Marsden, HD7 6BR.

Catch the 18:50 185 bus from Huddersfield Bus Station

We hope to see you there at both events.

Saltaire Brewery Raided

Last night, thieves broke in to Saltaire Brewery and stole a large quantity of
casks and bottles of beer.

It is thought that they may have been stolen in order to offer to pubs or
festivals. The casks are so far the only “Bavarian Gold” to have left the
brewery, so please be aware and pass this information on to licensees and
festival organisers who you think might be approached. The identity of the beer
may of course have been disguised.

Over 70 casks were taken, all full of Bavarian Gold, from a locked,
refrigerated compound. Empty casks, all accessible, were not taken, so it seems
the thieves were not after scrap metal.
The casks were rented, metal casks, with the “e-cask” name on the side, with 2
bright orange hoops painted on.

3 pallets of bottled Saltaire Goldings and 3 pallets of Cascade, all 500ml, were
also taken.

Please circulate this information as widely as possible.