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In Pictures: The Second Leeds International Beer Festival

I went to the opening day of Leeds International Beer Festival yesterday evening. With the caveats that I’ve never been to Indy Man Beer Con, GBBF or the Copenhagen Beer Celebration, and the fact that I’m not actually that keen on traditional beer festivals, it was definitely the best beer festival experience I’ve had. It’s on a grander scale than last year and the organisers, bars and breweries involved have put a lot of effort into making it really special, as can be seen from the photos below.


There was a greater use of the possibilities of the Town Hall this year, with the food vans, Friends of Ham’s teepee, the Brooklyn truck and Flying Dog caravan out front. One hidden gem was North Bar’s pop-up “Atomium” in the old cells under the Town Hall, where The Day The Earth Stood Still played on screen whilst drinkers downed shots of tequila and pickle juice.


If you get a chance to attend over the weekend I would highly recommend it. Tickets can be purchased from the city centre box office.


















  1. September 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I’m very very sad I wont be able to make it to this event.

    Is making me miss Leeds and you gaggle of drunken idiots*!

    *beer bloggers

  2. bigchinwell
    September 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    i think I accidently stumbled apon this last year when I was at Leyton Orient vs Tranmere at the start of the season!!! was good! I had a cactus beer … that wasnt good!

  3. September 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Nick – here’s that book I said you’d like.
    Should be able to pick it up for reasonable prices at Amazon. Nice post!

  4. September 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Ah, the joys of the beer festival. It’s already a bit vague.

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