THIS year's Malton Food Lovers' Beer Festival set to whet all appetites with some of Yorkshire's finest brews

Malton's largest ever free beer festival offers something for everyone's taste, including demonstrations, tastings, new beer launches, and bars offering a range of tipples from beer and liqueurs to specialist alcohol free brews.

The Beer Festival forms part of this year's Malton Food Lovers Festival held on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25.

The line-up at the main beer bar, presented by local Malton artisan breweries Brass Castle and Bad Seed Brewery, along with Yorkshire Ales, will be serving over 20 local and seasonal cask and keg ales, as well as a range of lagers.

Both Brass Castle and Bad Seed microbreweries are relative newcomers to the town and are working hard to revive it's rich heritage as a beer brewing town.

Festival-goers will be the first to sample two new beers launched by the two breweries specifically for the festival. Bad Seed Brewery will be launching its lower ABV light beer Cascadian Light Ale, while Brass Castle will be producing a Heritage Mild Ale specifically that will showcase the skills and quality of produce available locally in Malton.

Beer, wine and more also features on the Malton Food Lovers Festival tasting timetable of demonstrations which features guest tasting slots from Ryedale Vineyard, Champagne Warehouse and Brass Castle Brewery.

In addition, Ryedale-based SLOEMotion will be offering a range of liqueurs and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic tipples.

The beer festival will be based at a new location, just above St Michael's Church, and entrance is free. It will be open 10am to 11.30pm on both days

Now in its sixth year, the festival attracts over 20,000 food lovers to Malton and boasts a food market of over 160 of Yorkshire’s best artisan producers, retailers and restaurateurs. It features two days of demonstrations, cookery lessons, tutored tastings, talks, family entertainment, interviews, music.

Access to the festival is free, however chef demonstrations, cookery lessons in Malton Cookery School and other special events are ticketed.

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