We've put together a number of beer related links that we thought you'd appreciate.
FORTHCOMING BEER FESTIVALS:
http://www.mancbeerfest.uk - The website for details of the mammoth Manchester beer festival. Open 19 to 21 January and held in Manchester Central (the new name for what used to be 'G-Mex'), just off the south end of Deansgate
Great Festival, Great Beer, Great Place, Great Folks- Go there!
http://www.breweryhistory.com/ - The web site of the Brewery History Society for anyone with an interest in the history of breweries in the British Isles.
www.metrealbeernews.co.uk - see Malcolm Toft's new site for ale news in Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale and for Yorkshire and Bradford brewery history in particular.
http://zythophile.wordpress.com - Full of interest to the beer lover, entertaining yet critical and reliable.
www.podgebeer.co.uk - for all beers Belgian, and a bit further too! Fancy a trip to Belgium guided by one who knows his beer...then this is the site to visit.
www.beertoursuk.com - fancy touring round some interesting British breweries?...then visit this site to get your tour programme arranged.
http://www.europeanbeerguide.net - If you can't find a book about beer in distant places then you will find this treasure trove of information, facts and even opinions(weighty) about beer, breweries and drinking spots in the farthest corners of Europe.
http://www.amis-biere.org - the website of Les Amis de la Biere, the friends of beer in France. One group covering various aspects - new breweries, home brewing, beer festivals, collectors, new beers, brewery histories etc.
PUBS & PUB HISTORY: ..particularly pubs on railway stations..
www.pubhistorysociety.co.uk - The site for anyone interested in the history of British pubs run by the Pub History Society.
www.the-kings-head-huddersfield.co.uk - if you're in or about to visit the great West Riding town of Huddersfield (NOT Kirklees please), then you must call in at this pub for a pint or two from their range of well chosen, well kept real ales; the landlord's a good lad too! You'll find it conveniently situated on Huddersfield station (left-hand side coming out of the station onto St Georges Square) - just time for a swift one before you board your train.
www.jubileerefreshmentrooms.co.uk Do visit this enterprising railway station pub/cafe on Sowerby Bridge station on the Caldervale line between Halifax or Huddersfield and Manchester. Opens at midday for a good range of real ales and much earlier for breakfast. Good for railway and breweriana enthusiasts!
www.aswiftone.com - News and views of the beer scene in Huddersfield; pubs, breweries and beer from Huddersfield and district and around the West Riding, even a bit further, sometimes.
www.pubstops.co.uk - The range of the Pub Stops range of popular posters in the 'tube map' style. There are other 'tube' maps shown which aren't included in the Beer-Inn Print range, and framed posters are available too.
BEER SCOOPERS etc:
www.quaffale.org.uk - an up to date directory of all the current British brewers of real ales.
www.beermad.org.uk - full details of all real ales brewed in Britain since 1976, plus a huge bank of links to beer related web sites.
www.aletalk.co.uk - a wide ranging site for the beer lover and pub explorer full of topical information.
www.northerncraftbrewers.co.uk - live between the Humber and the Mersey and interested in home brewing? then visit the Northern Craft Brewers site.Regular meetings of enthusiasts in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire etc.
BREWERIANA & COLLECTING:
www.littlevalley brewery.co.uk -Little Valley Brewery is a growing local organic brewery high up in the Pennines with a wide range of bottled beers and cask beers.
OTHER WORTHY SITES:
Campaign for Real Ale - campaigning locally and nationally for cask ale, good pubs, pub preservation and choice not forgetting traditional cider and perry.