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Great Yorkshire Beer Trail at Great Yorkshire Show

There's just days to go until this year's Great Yorkshire Show opens to the public at the Showground at Harrogate.

Louise McCrimmon senior sous chef at Harvey Nichols, Leeds

Louise McCrimmon senior sous chef at Harvey Nichols, Leeds

Exhibitors are putting the final touches to their displays and entrants in classes for everything from honey to showjumping and cattle to sheep-shearing are gearing up to face the competition. A new attraction at this year's show, which runs from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 July, is the first-ever Great Yorkshire Beer Trail.

"The new trail and the displays of regional food are sure to be popular features" said Honorary Show Director, Bill Cowling. "It makes complete at an agricultural show to link the region's food and drink, particularly in Yorkshire where the standard is second to none."

Featuring some of the region's top tipples, it offers visitors the chance to learn more about the brewing industry and the breweries themselves - as well as sample some of their products!

At the British Beer & Pub Association's Barley to Beer marquee, there's the opportunity to learn about every aspect of the beer-making process, along with a display of old brewing instruments.

Masham's Black Sheep Brewery will be present with its ever-popular stand, featuring a prize draw to win a hamper crammed with Black Sheep goodies and the chance to snap up souvenirs. At the T& R Theakston Brewery Stand, each day visitors can watch master cooper Jonathan Manby making a cask and be in with a chance of winning their own handmade cask filled with Old Peculier ale, plus an overnight stay at the King's Head Hotel in Masham.

Daleside Brewery in Harrogate will also have a strong presence on the Trail. As well as a stand offering samples of its range of ales - including Daleside Bitter, Blonde and Special Bitter - there will be daily tutorials by experts. Topics to be covered include ingredients used in the beer and how best to store and serve your beer to enjoy it at its best.

In addition, Daleside is sponsoring Eat More Beer in the Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Cookery Theatre, where chef Richard Fox will demonstrate the art of matching and cooking cheese and dairy with beer at 2pm each day.

If innovative style and chic is what you are looking for, then be sure to catch the demonstrations by chefs Richard Walton Allen and Louise McCrimmon of Harvey Nichols in Leeds, also taking place in the Cookery Theatre.

Richard is head chef at the store's Fourth Floor restaurant and Louise, his senior sous chef, trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London.

Superb local produce is always a key feature of the Show and visitors can taste and buy everything from pates to pies and cakes to curry sauces from hundreds of food stands.

The Food Show provides the ideal link between the farmers as food producers and their customers. Many - but not all - exhibitors are members of Deliciouslyorkshire, the brand which promotes the region's food and drink.

At a separate cookery theatre in association with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, a wealth of culinary delights includes former Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year, Stephanie Moon, who celebrates the county with signature dishes from the Clock Tower Restaurant at Rudding Park in Harrogate. Putting the fun back into the kitchen will be Yorkshire's Cooking Canons, Canon Brian Abell and Canon Leslie Morley, who will be creating stunning dishes with panache in support of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

With something to appeal to every palate, the fabulous array of food at this year's Great Yorkshire Show is sure to be to everyone's taste!

link Great Yorkshire Show 2006 - New Chief Steward Pig Section
link Great Yorkshire Show 2006 - Tomorrow’s Agriculture Exhibition
link The Great Yorkshire Show - Something for Everyone
link Great Yorkshire Show Supports Operation Bumblebee
link The Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show
link Great Yorkshire Show: The Art of Woodcraft

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The Great Yorkshire Show
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