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The Great Exhibition Of Prize Ales

May 27, 2023 @ 12:30 pm 11:30 pm

Buy your ticket for a beer festival like no other! 40+ 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, Dinner Ales 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 tickets gets you entry to the festival for the designated session, as well as a commemorative glass, festival programme and some beer tokens to get you started!

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!

Some of the breweries you can expect:

  • Anspach & Hobday
  • Braybrooke
  • Northern Monk
  • Samuel Smith’s
  • The Kernel
  • Thornbridge
  • Vaux
  • Verdant
  • Wishbone
  • Zapato

… and many, many more to be announced!

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 antendees and staff to be published shortly.
  • Food traders and live music to be announced.
£25 Over 18s Only

Kirkstall Brewery

0113 898 0280

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Kirkstall Brewery

100 Kirkstall Road
Leeds, LS3 1HJ
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0113 898 0280
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