5 of the best beer events at Leeds Indie Food Fest
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Find brews in all the right places. Leeds is the UK’s Capital of Craft Beer after all says the Guardian. Leeds Indie Food is launching two new breweries and at least three new beers. Grab your growler and get exploring.

#LIF15 Pale Ale / 822IPA

Northern Monk Brew Co. will launch a very special core range beer during Leeds Indie Food. Welcome the 822IPA. In homage to the first referenced beer-making back in 822AD. The 822 Double IPA will showcase the best of today’s hops (Simcoe, Mosiac, Amarillo and Centennial). Expect a rich mouth-filling malt base and smooth bitterness. Launching at 8:22pm on 8th May at The Northern Monk Refectory.

Leeds Indie Food will also have their own beer available on taps in Leeds during the festival. Think of it as being a little bit fresh and a little bit light and will be perfect for consuming through the summer months and throughout the festival. Pale Ale. #LIF15 is just 4.5% and brewed by Northern Monk Brew co.

LS6 Beer Festival

When? May 15-17

Where? Left Bank

LS6 Beer Festival is back for its fifth year, and for 2015 we’re pleased to be sharing Hyde Park’s one and only beer festival under the Leeds Indie Food banner. Head down to Left Bank for a weekend of brilliant local breweries, food by Northern StrEats traders and a good old knees up. All money raised goes to supporting the development of the Left Bank.

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North Bar Mystery Tour

When? May 8, 15 and 22 

Where? Various Venues

One bus, six venues, six iconic North beers, food and plenty of surprises. Pay a visit to all six ‘North bars’, sampling the most iconic beers from their 18 years of trading along the way. Start your journey at The Cross Keys. Other drinks maybe available but why would you not drink beer?

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North Brewing Co Launch

When? May 12

Where? TBC

This is a big one. North Bar have been serving up exciting, speciality beer from creative breweries for nearly 20 years, and they’ve finally decided to take the plunge and distil those decades of knowledge into their very own North Brewing Co. Come and celebrate with the North Bar family as they launch their very own brewery and try the first two North beers on tap for the first time anywhere. This is a free, unticketed event.

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Bundobust Present: The History of IPA

When? May 12

Where? Bundobust

Taste your way through the history and progression of craft beer’s most iconic style, the India Pale Ale. Tickets include five halves of some very special brews matched with five innovative Bundobust dishes. Hosted by Vertical Drink’s John Kelly.

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