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8th January 2020

Leeds Vegan Beer Festival – 18th-19th January 2020

A new beer festival is debuting in January! The Leeds Vegan Beer Festival will take place 18th-19th January 2020 at The Wardrobe in Leeds City Centre.

The new free-entry festival will showcase six Northern breweries who brew beers that are Vegan-friendly and is being organised by Beer Evangelist Mike Hampshire, who is also behind Leeds’ Festival of Brewers. The festival is running in association with Tryanuary, a national volunteer-led campaign aimed at supporting the beer industry in January.

“There’s lots of campaigns going on in January and after a chat with the team at The Wardrobe, we decided to combine two of them into one fun event – Tryanuary & Veganuary” said Mike.

“I’ve lined up six top quality breweries to bring their beers, all of which are suitable for vegan beer lovers.

What makes a beer suitable for vegans? Mike continues.

“Many breweries have turned their back on one way of making their beers look clear. This method used a fish-based product to do that, which of course isn’t suitable for vegans

“We’re also seeing a more widespread use of lactose in beer production, another ingredient not vegan friendly. All six of these breweries don’t use lactose either.

Appearing at the festival are Anthology Brew Co (Leeds), Bad Seed Brewery (Malton), Brass Castle Brewery (Malton), Neptune Brewery (Liverpool), Nomadic Beers (Leeds) and Triple Point Brewing (Sheffield).

Each bar will be run by the brewery staff themselves, which means you can chat to them whilst enjoying their beers.

“I’ve met a lot of people from these breweries before and of course sampled their terrific beers, but this is the first time I’ve been able to bring them all together into one event. It’s really exciting and I can’t wait to welcome people into the festival” said Mike.

The festival is free-entry and will take place in the gig room at The Wardrobe on 18th-19th January 2020. Session times for both days are 12pm-8pm.


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