The Great Exhibition of Prize Ales

Kirkstall Brewery
12:30 - 23:30 • 27/05/2023

Buy your ticket for a beer festival like no other! 30+ Breweries of all sizes and ages will be pouring specially-brewed beers celebrating the incredible history of brewing, all taking place at Kirkstall Brewery.

Kirkstall Brewery has challenged breweries across the UK to dig deep into their local history, and exhibit one or more beers that provide a link to the past. Expect to be transported back in time, and taste beers recreated from recipes decades or even hundreds of years old.

Breweries exhibiting by invitation only will be pouring everything from classic Bitters and Export Pale Ales, to Milds, Porters, and Barleywines, and even oak aged Stock Ales and Imperial Stouts. Heritage styles of Lager, Saison and Brett Aged beers will also be on display, alongside some completely unique barrel aged projects and historic rarities.

Prize Medals will be awarded, judged from all exhibiting beers by a specially selected panel of judges.

There is a future in our past, and you can taste it at THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF PRIZE ALES!


Each ticket gets you entry to the festival for the designated session, as well as a commemorative glass, festival programme and 4 x tokens to get you started!

Tokens for sale on the day are priced at £2.50, and can be exchanged for a 1/2 pint of beer under 7% ABV, or a 1/3 pint of beer 7% and above.

Tickets have been priced to help cover the costs of running the festival, including staffing, equipment, entertainment, facilities, glassware, programmes, decorations, security and ensuring that all beer is stored and served in imacculate condition!



Abbeydale Brewery / Adnams / Allsopp's / Amity Brew Co / Anspach & Hobday / Anthology / BeerNouveau / Black Lodge / Braybrooke Beer Co / Craven Brew Co / Docks Beers / Elland Brewery / Elusive Brewing / Fell Brewery / The Five Points Brewing Co / Horsforth Brewery / Howling Hops / Kelham Island Brewery / Left Handed Giant / Little Earth Project / Marble Brewery / North Brewing / Northern Monk / RedWillow Brewery / Ridgeside Brewing Company / Rivington Brew Co / Roosters Brewing Co / Samuel Smith's Brewery / Siren Craft Brew / Squawk Brewing Co / The Kernel Brewery / Thornbridge Brewery / Torrside Brewing / Vaux Brewery / Verdant Brewing Co / Wishbone Brewery / Zapato Brewing


Food and other drinks from:

Manjit's Kitchen

Braizin Squad

Mr D's Magnificent Pie Machine

Kirkstall Brewery Taproom & Kitchen

York Gin

Live Entertainment from:

Professor Longlegs

The Meanwood Valley Stompers

Cabaret produced by Ebony Silk, hosted by Trixie Blue, featuring Baby Daisy and Lexie Fonteyn

Louis Louis Louis

Important info:

- Over 18s only.

- The event is NOT dog-friendly. The festival will take place in warehouse and production areas that are not suitable for animals to be present. The Taproom will be open as normal and remains a dog-friendly space, but we expect it to be very busy.

- The festival will take place across the Brewery itself, the Warehouse, Taproom and Brewery Yard.

- Attendees must present their tickets on arrival and a Challenge 25 Policy will be in effect.

- A Code of Conduct will be in place to ensure the safety of attendees, staff and guests.

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