The Sparrow’s 2nd Birthday Party

A good reason to celebrate

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The Sparrow Beir Café in Bradford has been a success on so many levels and year two is more of what they achieved in their Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Year winning debut year. Year two is marked with a 4 day celebration for another great year for The Sparrow and their native Bradford. Not only have Bradford City being to Wembley twice and won promotion but the city’s favourite beer bar has had lots to celebrate aswell.

2012 saw The Sparrow doing loads of exciting stuff but the one thing that stands out for me is food. The introduction of Street Food Fridays has brought restaurant quality food to The Sparrow’s doorstep. Street Food Fridays is now brought to you in association with Brooklyn Brewery and you can be expect great food not once but now twice a month. If you aren’t eating curry Bradford ain’t a great place to enjoy good food but these van’s are bringing the tasty by the bucket-full.

As well as kick-ass street food The Sparrow presented two sellout events with Bradford’s acclaimed Indian Vegetarian Cuisine restaurant the Prashad. Stuff your cheap cans of lager Indian food of that level deserves a quality craft beer to wash it down.

The Sparrow’s 2nd Birthday Party

So onto the big birthday party, from FRIDAY 24 MAY to MONDAY 27 MAY The Sparrow will be serving up a platter of beer, food and music…what more could you ask for?

FRI 24th MAY (11am – 12 Midnight)
*The launch of Two Scoops Ice Cream Pale Ale, our 2nd birthday beer brewed with Ilkley Brewery*
*Street Food Fridays featuring San Francisco style burritos from El Topo (4pm-10pm)*

SAT 25th MAY (11am – 12 Midnight)
*Bartender’s favourite beers sold at a discounted price*
*FREE pop-up tasting of some special beers*

SUN 26th MAY (12 Noon – 11pm)
*What The Folk? featuring live music from Serious Sam Barrett // Soulmates Never Die // Luke Hirst // Koala // Lew Walker // Wrong Side Of The Pennines. As part of Bradford Threadfest (3pm – 7pm)*

MON 27th MAY (12 Noon – 11pm)
*Schneider Weisse Day. Optional tutored tasting for £10 including samples of all beers plus German meats and cheese. Tickets available at the bar. (6pm-8pm)*

Ice Cream IPA? I've got to try that.

Ice Cream IPA? I’ve got to try that.

To commemorate the occasion The Sparrow teamed up with one of their favourite local breweries Ilkley Brewery to brew a special birthday beer. Under the watchful eye of brewster Harriet the lads from The Sparrow brewed TWO SCOOPS Ice Cream IPA. An “Ice Cream IPA” What in blue hell is that, here’s what owner Mark Husak had to say about it:

“We wanted to do a celebratory beer. Ice cream is something we’ve all had at birthday parties. A scoop is American slang for beer. Two scoops = second birthday beer. All New Zealand hops. Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Gem and Motueka. A bit of vanilla essence. A subtle hint of raspberry ripple in there. 5.9%.”


So get down to The Sparrow this Bank Holiday weekend, its going to be that good you’ll want to stay ALL . DAY. LONG!

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