Brilliant Brews

A selection of brews from Haworth Steam Brewery

We decided to celebrate Christmas with a bit of beer this year, so we invited Andy Gascoigne from Haworth Steam Brewery, just over the hill from us in Hebden Bridge.  Andy owns Gascoigne’s pub in Haworth and is the only steam brewery in the UK.

Andy joined us at our December meeting and talked us through the brewing processes for his beer as we opened bottles with gusto.  He gave us the lowdown on the brewing industry both here and abroad and revealed industry secrets… it was a great insight.

Andy addresses a full house.
When do we start drinking?

Andy’s working on a range of Continental style beers and after many requests we’ll be taking a trip to Gascoigne’s once he’s selling it over the counter.

Andy stayed with us for our festive treat: pies and peas.  We gorged ourselves on delicious local produce: pork pies from The Porkery in Halifax and vegetarian and vegan pies from Drive By Pie in Mytholmroyd.  Alison from The Deli in Hebden Bridge supplied us with trifle.  Whilst eating we took the opportunity to catch up with folk and make new friends.

The queue for food.
Patiently waiting for pies.
Hands full.
The Porkery supplied a range of pork pies.
Decimated trifles.
Making new friends.
Catching up.
Letting the food settle over a chit chat.


Written and posted by Amy