Annual Whitelock’s and The Turk’s Head Beer Festival back | July 26-29

After three successful beer festivals in Turks Head Yard, both Whitelock’s and The Turk’s Head are bringing all manner of rare, interesting and delicious beers to Leeds City Centre from Thursday 26 July to Sunday 29 July.

This year’s festival will celebrate ‘The New Wave’ of UK brewers, by showcasing the firm favourites who are producing modern, progressive beers. During the weekend, Whitelock’s and The Turk’s Head will have up to 68 festival beers on draught across both venues, with a rotation of 28 different beers (cask and keg) on tap at one time. Over 30 innovative breweries which span from Cornwall to Newcastle (and everywhere in between) feature on the festival beer list. They include Cloudwater, Deya, LIttle Earth Project, Magic Rock, Verdant, Vibrant Forest, Wylam, Twisted Barrel Ale, Track Wilde Child, Anthology Northern Monk and Two by Two.

The festival beer list offers some big treats on cask, including rare brews such as Cloudwater’s ‘Small Chinook & El Dorado Pale’, Deya’s ‘What Time Do You Call This?’ (a 4.5% Pale Ale packed with Simcoe hops) and Northern Monk’s 12% Coffee Imperial Stout ‘Coffee Death’ which is part of a limited release.

The keg list includes more rarities like Magic Rock’s ‘Bearded Lady Dessert Edition (Praline)’ which is an 11.5% Bourbon BA Imperial Stout and one of only 20 kegs made. Wylam’s limited release of ‘All Format’s’ (a 5.2% DDH Pale Ale made with four different formats of Citra hop) will also be on offer, alongside collaboration beers from Lost and Grounded’s Summer Brewhouse Session range.

Alongside the beer offering, there will be a special list of festival gins to sample, as well as DJs playing in Turks Head Yard on Friday and Saturday night. Italian American street food heroes Capish? are also returning for a second year, all the way from their residency at Mason & Company in London. They will be serving up a special menu for the occasion over the weekend at the top of the yard.