Mr Foley’s in Leeds taste-tests craft beer festival

Jason Allison, general manager at Mr Foley's.
Jason Allison, general manager at Mr Foley's.
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Mr Foley’s on The Headrow is set to stage its first ever beer festival next week, beginning on Thursday April 23 and running until the 26th.

York Brewery Pubs general manager Jason Allison said they were looking forward to the new venture.

“It is something new for us, we’ve not done anything like this before and I’m looking forward to it, I think it will be well received. For us, it’s quite a big deal because we will have 36 ales, 12 craft lines and 24 ciders available. That’s a lot for a pub our size and unlike some other beer festivals, they will all be available at the same time.

“Compared to some of the other beer festivals in the city, ours is going to feature beers which people may perhaps not have heard of and certainly we’re concentrating on the craft lines, which other places do but not in cask. So this will be more of a craft beer festival with some really great tasting beers from around the country.”

Jason said if the festival went well, it was something they would consider doing on a regular basis.

“It’s a bit of a trial for us, if it goes well, it’s possible we could look to doing something like this twice or maybe even more times a year.” The pub opens at 11am until late.