This year’s Beer Festival at Malton Food Lovers’ Festival set to whet all appetites with Yorkshire’s finest beer and bubbles

Malton’s largest ever free beer festival offers something for everyone’s taste, including demonstrations, tastings, new beer launches, and bars offering a range of tipples from beer and liqueurs to specialist alcohol free brews.

The Beer Festival forms part of this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival held in Malton, Yorkshire’s food capital, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May.
The mouth-watering line-up at the Main Beer Bar, presented by local Malton artisan breweries Brass Castle and Bad Seed Brewery, along with Yorkshire Ales, will be serving over 20 local and seasonal cask and keg ales, as well as a range of lagers. Both Brass Castle and Bad Seed microbreweries are relative newcomers to Malton and are working hard to revive Malton’s rich heritage as a beer brewing town.

Festival-goers will be the first to sample two new beers launched by the two breweries specifically for the festival. Bad Seed Brewery will be launching its lower ABV light beer Cascadian Light Ale, a full-on flavoured, generously hopped low strength beer and aiming to prove that a low ABV certainly does not mean a bland beer, and Brass Castle will be producing a Heritage Mild Ale specifically that will showcase the skills and quality of produce available locally in Malton.

Beer fans will find a range of beers brewed by quality Yorkshire breweries, with a broad range of world beer styles with widely varying taste, aroma and mouth-feel characteristics. This will range from classical British pale and bitter beers, to many other styles such as smoked porters, hefferwiezens, wit (wheat) beers, IPAs, a Vienna lager, Belgium blonde and saison styles.
Beer, wine and more also features on the Malton Food Lovers Festival tasting timetable of demonstrations which features guest tasting slots from Ryedale Vineyard, Champagne Warehouse and Brass Castle Brewery.

In addition, Yorkshire company award-winning SLOEMotion will be offering a range of splendid liqueurs and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic tipples, the latter making the designated drivers’ night a fruitful one. The family firm SLOEMotion started on a farm just outside Malton in 2002, before product demand led them to move to larger premises just outside York.
Based at the heart of the Malton Food Lovers Festival, its new location is above St Michael’s Church, and entrance to the Beer Festival is free. It will be open 10am to 11.30pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May.

Now in its sixth year, the festival attracts over 20,000 food lovers to Malton and boasts a fabulous food market of over 160 of Yorkshire’s best artisan producers, retailers and restaurateurs. It features two days of demonstrations, cookery lessons, tutored tastings, talks, family entertainment, interviews, music and not to mention the huge new Festival Bar!
Access to the festival is free, however chef demonstrations, cookery lessons in Malton Cookery School and other special events are ticketed so visit to ensure your place and keep updated on events.