National Cask Ale Week 2011 – Keighley & Craven Style
Keighley & Craven CAMRA members enjoyed a day of supporting local breweries and pubs in the Worth Valley during CAMRA‘s National Cask Ale Week on Saturday October 8th.
Bridgehouse Brewery, located between Haworth and Oxenhope, hosted an open day with CAMRA members, brewery supporters and passers- by enjoying four of the brewery‘s cask beers and locally sourced pork pies. A small fee was charged, which added up to £150.00 for the brewery’s charity Little Heroes, Supporting Kids with Cancer. The brewery had also promoted a competition between pubs stocking their Little Hero beer with the winner being the Bridge Inn in Brighouse with £1500.00 raised.
Branch members then moved on to Haworth Old Hall (Jennings Beers) on Main Street to participate in a pub treasure hunt. The quick-witted members jumped into the series of questions and trawled the length and breath of the street looking for clues. The not-so-quick-witted amongst us followed along and sampled beers. Other outlets visited included Gascoigne‘s Delicatessen (home of Haworth Steam Brewery beers), the Old White Lion (Goose Eye Brewery Barmpot), the Old Sun Hotel (Timothy Taylor Landlord), the Black Horse (Timothy Taylor Landlord) and the Fleece Inn (Timothy Taylor beers).
An excellent day was had by all and a big thanks goes to Mark Kelly and everyone involved with Bridgehouse Brewery as well as all of the participating pubs and to those who came along to enjoy the day.