TAP takeovers and 'meet the brewer' nights are all the rage in York this month, it seems.

On Wednesday, visitors to The Waggon and Horses were treated to a great evening, as all the bar's handpulls were give over to Titanic Brewery.

But if you missed that one, don't despair. There are three more mouthwatering events to look out for in the next few weeks.

On Thursday, Sutlers at the top of Fossgate is welcoming visitors from Lagunitas Brewing Company in California, who are popping into a few bars that sell their product, as part of a broader UK visit with Heineken.

Manager Florence Hansell said: "We'll have some samples of the Lagunitas Pils and Lagunitas IPA, and it will be a chance to talk about the products and try them."

If you visit their eventbrite page, you can claim a voucher that will give you a discount on burgers on the same night.

Perhaps of more interest to those with local loyalties will be an event on Friday night, at The Eagle & Child in High Petergate.

They are giving over five handpulls to Ainsty Ales, which began production a few weeks ago at its new base in Acaster Malbis.

On the bar will be Ainsty Angel, Flummoxed Farmer, Wankled Waggoner, Crafty Chocolatier and Kolkata Karma.

Head brewer Alan Hardie says: "We're keen to get our name out there and have people try the beer, to encourage people to change their habits and try something new."

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Rob Speake, general manager at the bar adds: "I knew they had moved to the new brewery and wanted to give them the opportunity to show off their new beers .

"They have the ability to do seasonal beers as well now, which is good for us down the line."

Owner Andy Herrington adds: "Rob has been very good for us since we started and wanted to support us."

If those events don't whet your appetite enough, then perhaps this will...

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On Wednesday, November 30, Pavement Vaults on the corner of Piccadilly and Coppergate, is hosting a tap takeover night with Thornbridge Brewery.

The brewery, one of the pioneers in Britain's beer revolution in recent years, will have four cask beers and six keg beers on the bar, and customers will be able to enjoy the first pour of the company's new Christmas beer.

There will also be a four-course beer and food pairing meal, consisting of smoked goats cheese with the Lukas lager; chicken wings in hot buffalo sauce with the Huck double IPA; beef rib & slaw with the Valvarn black IPA; and ox cheek & Yorkshire blue risotto with the St Petersburg imperial Russian stout.

Tickets for the food and beer pairing must be booked by emailing info@pavementvaults.co.uk or phoning 01904 670777.