Leeds Beer Festival

Since 1987

By Beer Lovers, for Beer Lovers

Leeds Beer Festival is organised by Leeds CAMRA, a bunch of volunteers who love Beer.

Leeds Beer Festival is over for another year, empty casks have been returned to the brewers, all the hand-pumps are back in their boxes and the organisers are taking a bit of a rest. If you missed it here is a quick recap – we had about 100 real ales focussing heavily on the brewing scene in and around Leeds. Several local brewers got together in a series of collaborations to bring some truly unique beers to the festival, a big thank you to all who participated.


Over on the Global Beer Bar there were nearly 50 different beers from near (Sheepscar!) and far. Cider had 19 sorts on offer from the driest of dry to some very interesting fruit laden beauties. Wooden casks, metal casks, plastic casks, key kegs, kegs, bottles, cans, bag in a box, we don’t mind as long as the contents are good!


Leeds Beer Festival takes place at the great venue of The Hive, Leeds Beckett Students' Union Bar expect to see us 4th to 6th of June 2020.

Award winners

From votes received by the festival-goers


Beer of the Festival

1st Truth Hurts x Legitimate Industries, Molotov Milkshake

2nd= Brass Castle, Annexation

2nd= Wilde Child, Gimme S’more

4th Nomadic x Horsforth x Shadow, No Room for Ego


Cider of the Festival

1st Leeds Urban Harvest, Dry

2nd Pulp, Rhubarb

3rd= Cock Eyed Monkey Mango

3rd= Hedge-Hoggers Old Aged Pig


CAMRA remains a not-for-profit organisation, which means that whilst we pay a proper price to the brewers, we can still keep prices low, and any profit we do make goes back into beery campaigning. Our passion is beer, and we want to share that with you, Beer Lover.

We've been organising beer festivals independently for over 30 years.

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A big Thank You to our sponsors ...

... and to the pubs supporting us by having Archie the Owl on their windows!