Your article: Rolling out the barrels for beer festival

Martin Smith (centre) pulls a trial pint for Woodhouse cricketer, Marcus Smith (left) and Sutton-on-Derwent Village Hall committee chairman, John Newlove (right).
Martin Smith (centre) pulls a trial pint for Woodhouse cricketer, Marcus Smith (left) and Sutton-on-Derwent Village Hall committee chairman, John Newlove (right).

A dozen cask beers, Six Nations international rugby, and local covers band, The Korrupted, are all lined up for the Sutton Beer Festival, at Sutton-on-Derwent Village Hall on Saturday (19 March).

Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club has again teamed up with Sutton-on-Derwent Village Hall committee to organise the festival, which is now in its fourth year and has become a popular fixture on the local social calendar.

The 12 cask beers come from a trio of southern brewers, plus breweries from across Yorkshire. They include the cricket clubs own brew, Woodhouse Grange Bitter, from Selby’s Brown Cow Brewery, a new red beer, Kissing With Confidence, from the Revolutions Brewing Co, Castleford, and barrels from nearby craft breweries, the Half Moon, Ellerton, and Hop Studio, Elvington. The Brass Castle Brewery, now based at Malton, is sending a blonde beer and a draft lager, while there will be a selection of bottled ciders, lagers, wines and soft drinks. Hot food is also available.

Martin Smith, commercial manager at Woodhouse Cricket Club, said: “The Sutton Beer Festival has quickly established itself as a great day and night out, and we’ve got an excellent selection of beers lined up plus something for everyone on the entertainment front.”

The event gets underway at 2pm. International rugby is on the big screen during the afternoon and East Yorkshire band, The Korrupted, is back by popular demand to finish things off from 10pm to midnight.

Tickets are £10 and include a special commemorative programme and glass and a free first pint. They are available from Martin Smith, call 07977459755 or email msmith56@sky.com, or John Newlove on 01904 608524, or can be purchased on the day.