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NEXT EVENT: 19th Otley Beer Festival ~ Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd November 2019 ~ Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green, West Yorkshire, LS21 1HE
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Our organising team – originally known as ‘Otley Parish Church Beer Festival Sub-Committee’ decided that the beer festival should be an annual event and that a permanent team should be formed - thus ‘Otley RATS’ was born - look for our logo on selected pumpclips and look for our RATS flags flying over the event.

Although some of the team are members of Otley Parish Church and some are CAMRA members, there is no requirement to be so – just enthusiastic beer lovers who give their time and effort to this charity event. To keep the team together between festivals, trips to breweries and real ale establishments are occasionally organised.

Otley RATS are always happy to welcome new members to this small friendly group of enthusiasts – if you are interested, please let us know.

Current RATS Members

For the 2002 Festival, a team of organisers was formed; this team (with a few comings and goings) has been kept together as the mainstay of the festival. The team was renamed Otley RATS and keep in touch regularly between festivals via real ale outings and visits to local breweries. The current team is listed below:

Norman Barr (Beneficiaries & Church Treasurer)
Ian Bearpark (Beer Selection)
Allan Boddy (Organiser)
Paul Briscoe (Brewer / Beer Selection / Beer Management / Live Music Organisation)
Graham Buttanshaw (Vicar/Church Liaison)
Marcus Garcia (Craft Keg Beers & Bar)
Stuart King (Sponsorship)
Andy Peckham (Sponsorship / Bar & Stillage / Cider Orders)
Alan J. Raw (Rugby Club liaison / Licence / Health & Safety (risk assessments)
Nic Shipp (Social Media / Publicity)
Sarah Shipp (Treasurer)
Jeff Utley MBE (Chairman / Beer Selection & Orders / CAMRA Liaison /Programme / Beer Management)
Karen Weir (Organiser)
Useful Links...
  Otley Parish Church Website Otley Show Website  
  Ale Talk Website About Otley Website  
  Quaffale Website DeeCee's Website  
  CAMRA Website Ale Talk Website  
  Malcolm Toft's Website Wharfedale Wayzgoose Website  
  Otley Pub Club Welcome To Yorkshire  
  The Curious Hop Beer Shop    
Feel free to email us at this address: Info@OtleyBeerFestival.co.uk