Leeds Town Hall is brewing up a storm as it plays host to a gathering of thousands of beer lovers.
The famous old building is the venue for the second annual Leeds International Beer Festival.
Getting under way today, the event runs through until Sunday – and organisers are hopeful of doubling last year’s combined attendance figure of 4,000 people.
Being held in association with Kirkstall Brewery, the festival features hundreds of beers from the UK and overseas.
Well-known trade names taking part include Ossett Brewery, Ilkley Brewery and Oakham Ales.
Cumbria’s Hardknott Brewery is also attending, with owner Dave Bailey waxing lyrical yesterday about what visitors can expect.
He said: “The festival is a really great event and an excellent showcase for the variety and world of taste that exists out there among the UK’s craft brewers.
“The crowd in Leeds are always friendly and up for a laugh and I hope to get a chance to nip away from the bar and sample some of the other excellent craft beers on offer,”
The event will also feature a range of gourmet and street food as well as live music.
Festival activities are split into sessions, with the first running from 5pm to 10.30pm today. Tomorrow and Saturday will both have two sessions, one from midday to 5pm and a second from 6pm to 11pm. Sunday will have a single noon-to-5pm session. Admission to each session costs £6.50.
For more details, visit the www.leedsbeer.com website.