Your article: Brewing up for village’s third annual beer festival

John Gilbank, from Woodhouse Grange's bar committee, and Dave Bristow, treasurer of Sutton village hall, enjoy a pre-festival taster.

John Gilbank, from Woodhouse Grange's bar committee, and Dave Bristow, treasurer of Sutton village hall, enjoy a pre-festival taster.

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Beer, rugby and live music is on the menu for this year’s Sutton Beer Festival at Sutton-on-Derwent Village Gall on Saturday (21 March).

Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club has once more teamed up with the Sutton Village Hall committee to organise their third annual beer festival in the village hall.

There will be a dozen brews on offer including pale and dark ales, session beers and pilsner lager, with an array of ciders, wines and soft drinks. Most of the beers have been sourced from award winning Yorkshire brewers and includes top brews from a trio of local breweries, The Hop Studio, from nearby Elvington, Brass Castle, which started out in Pocklington, and Ellerton’s Half Moon Brewery. Selby’s Brown Cow Brewery is again sending a barrel of its specially brewed Woodhouse Grange Ale.

In addition to catering for all palates, the event is also aiming to provide entertainment that will have a wide appeal. The Six Nations rugby internationals will be on a big screen in the village hall in the afternoon. The rugby starts with Italy v Wales at 12.30pm, Scotland and Ireland follows at 2.30pm, and England v France finishes off at 5pm. The title could go any of three ways.

An evening of live music follows around 8.30pm from ‘The Korrupted’, a local party band that plays a wide repertoire of classic hits and has carved out quite a reputation for itself in recent years.

Woodhouse Grange treasurer, Martin Smith, said: “The Sutton Beer Festival seems to have created a real niche for itself as an entertaining day out with some top notch local brews. We are all looking forward to another great event.”