Castleford Beer Festival is now a ticket only event.
The doors at the Queen’s Mill, on Aire Street, will swing open at 6pm tonight (Friday) for the town’s inaugural ale event.
The mill’s Christmas lights will also be switched on at the same time.
Ticket sales have been brisk and each session is now all ticket. A limited number of tickets are available online and at selected outlets - but there will be no pay on the door.
The two-day ale festival has been organised by Revolutions Brewing, of Whitwood, the Castleford Heritage Trust and some “amazing volunteers”.
Revolutions director Mark Seaman said: “We’ve been looking for an opportunity to do a beer festival. There are the excellent run Camra event and Wakefield Festival of Beer but there is nothing of that scale in Castleford. We thought let’s do it. We want to show beer in all its glory and all it’s many different styles. We want to ensure there is something for everybody.”
Alison Drake, chairwoman of trustees for the Castleford Heritage Trust, said: “We are just overwhelmed by the amount of work and input that has gone on to prepare the building for the beer festival. We have an amazing team of volunteers led by Rod Rayner.
“They are also preparing a lovely selection of burgers and pie and peas. I hope everybody has a really good time.”
Castleford Beer festival opens on Friday, November 20.
It’s at the Queen’s Mill on Aire Street.
The first session runs from 6pm until 11pm.
The festival resumes on Saturday at noon until 5pm and concludes with a 6pm to 11pm evening session.
The event will feature 30 cask ales from across Yorkshire and a wide choice of beer styles.
Session tickets cost £5 and include a festival glass and beer list. A limited number of tickets are available online and at selected outlets.
The Tea Rooms at the Queen’s Mill, Castleford, The Station Pub in Castleford. Robin Hood pub in Altofts and at Eye Wood on Wood Street, Wakefield currently have them. For more ticket information log on to the festival website: www.castlefordbeerfestival.co.uk or follow @CasBeerFest on twitter.