This event started on Thursday and runs until tomorrow.
I've just returned from the Friday lunchtime session, and, already,
some beers have run out.
Unlike many other festivals, Leeds have a policy of not holding back
beers for subsequent sessions. All are freely available from day one,
and when they're gone, they're gone.
This is fine for people who can have time off work, or attend the
Thursday evening session. For those who can only make it on Friday
evening or Saturday, please be aware that you're not going to the
Leeds Beer Festival - you're going to the Half-Leeds-Beer-Festival
where all the most popular beers will be unavailable. (touch of the
Python Cheese Shop Sketch here I think) Throw away your beer list -
I can understand why this is done - it makes it easy for the staff,
there's no need to monitor the flow of different beers. And Leeds
Camra are obviously struggling, with an admission on their website
that there's nobody to update it. So no criticism of them is intended.
Just simply a warning that, by Saturday, beer drinkers may not have
much of a choice, and whatever the case, it will be substantially less
that their counterparts at Thursday's sessions enjoyed.
- posted 13 years ago