Knaresborough Lions are looking forward once again to welcoming visitors to their beer festival, held as part of FEVA. Running from 5pm on Friday 18th August until the afternoon of Sunday 20th, the main date is the Saturday afternoon with the beer festival running alongside Picnic in the Park at Knaresborough House.
“We’re keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine again this year,” commented Club President Bob Godsell. “Our profits from the beer sales help finance Picnic in the Park, so we’re looking forward to people being able to enjoy the live music with a delicious pint in hand.”
“We’d like to thank all our generous barrel sponsors and local breweries who help with the event,” added Mr Godsell, “and particularly Ian Fozard from Rooster’s Brewery who has once again helped come up with a fantastic choice of beer and cider for people to try.”
Festival goers certainly will not be short of choice, with a choice of 22 beers and 7 ciders available, along with lager, Prosecco, wine, Aperol Spritz, non-alcoholic drinks and a burger bar to ward off hunger pangs. Ciders range from a traditional scrumpy through to a perry or a marmalade-flavoured offering. Beers span all corners of England, so as well as some favourites from Rooster’s and other Yorkshire breweries, others will have come from as far a field as Cornwall or Norfolk.
Visitors can buy a great-value starter pack of 6 tokens, plus a commemorative glass, for £12 which will entitle them to three pints. Otherwise tokens will be on sale for £2 each with all pints priced at £4. Sessions run from Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday midday-11pm and Sunday midday-5pm (or until the beer runs out), with musical entertainment on both evenings and the traditional visit from the town’s Silver Band on the Sunday. Once a beer is gone, it’s gone, so get along early to try your favourites. Check out the Knaresborough Lions page on Facebook for full festival details and closer to the date, tasting notes: https://www.facebook.com/knaresborolions/
Photo shows (l-r), Lions Lynn Nudds, Jeremy Crow, Mark Flood, Martin Brock, Jon Smithells, Tony Pedel and Matt Walker