Even though I’m not a huge drinker of beer or ale, I do have a penchant for fruit beers, so I quite happily enjoyed Kirkstall Brewery‘s finest Framboise!! My friend, who is an ardent fan of ale sampled a few different tipples, such as Kirkstall Brewery‘s Dissolution IPA and Siren Craft Brew‘s Soundwave IPA. From what I saw they certainly went down well!!
Of course there would have to be good food to lure me there as a given, this came in the form of pop-up The Grub and Grog Shop, by Made by Jim. On offer were Jim’s fantastic stews and sandwiches, I chose one of their sandwiches made with a Leeds Bread Co-op‘s ciabatta roll, filled with Pancetta, garlic sausage, crushed cannellini beans and rocket with a tomato sauce and sour cream dressing. Ooooh yummy, just perfect for me!! Whereas my friends went for the Roasted beetroot stew with chickpeas and tamarind. Both went down well and sold out not long after!!
On offer in terms of drinks were a wide range of between 20-30 beers and ales from some of the best small independent breweries in the UK, including Magic Rock, Kirkstall, The Kernel, Arbour, Fyne and more, and also some special imported ales from around the world. As you can tell the idea of the festival is to showcase some of the best independent craft beers and ales around, this they certainly did over the three days.
We had a really enjoyable, relaxed evening with good company, food and drink. You can’t ask for much more than that. Here’s to next year’s Brew-denell Beer & Ale Festival!!!
Brudenell Social Club
33 Queen’s Rd
0113 275 2411