Saturday, 22 November 2008

West Cumbria Beer Festival - beer list


Amber, Derbyshire Gold 3.7
Gold coloured ale with a very dry bitterness.

Beckstones, Millom Reverend Rob ** 4.6
Golden malty hoppy beer with a resinous grapefruit flavour

Bitter End, Cockermouth Barley wine ** 6.2
Pale amber coloured strong ale; extremely resiny top notes.
One for the real hop heads

Beckstones, Millom Leat 3.6
Refrehing golden bitter with tangy fruit and a rising hop finish. CTN

Black Country, W Midlands Fireside 5.0
Golden sweet malty bitter

Boggar, Manchester Black Christmas 3.9
Deep mohogany quaffable beer with some subtle chocolate notes

Boggart, Manchester Big Ginger 6.0
Sweet golden beer with a subtle ginger , lingering flavouir

Brewdog, Frazerburgh Coffee Stout (1/3 pt) 9.0
Potent tasting stout - with a double expresso!

Crown, Sheffield Count Basie 4.6
Complex straw coloured ale; honey sweetness ; bitter finish

Empire , Huddersfield Four Corner 4.2
Straw coloured bitter beer

Foxfield, Prince of Wales Harry's Encounter 4.0
Straw coloured dry bitter

Foxfield, Prince of Wales Sonic Boom (1/3 pt) 10.0
Big bodied Russian imperial stout. Sweet with a discernable alcohol note.
Not for the faint-hearted

Fugelestou, Lincolnshire Brew 500 5.0
Copper coloured; malt sweet beer; moderate hopping; smokey notes

Great Gable, Wasdale Hd Western Valleys Ale 5.1
Copper coloured maly sweet ale with sulphur in the nose

Great Gable, Wasdale Hd Golden Gill 5.2
Golden ale with a slight sulphurous nose with balanced bitter

Hardknott, Boot Saazys wiesse ** 4.3
Straw coloured wheat beer; light; drinks like a session beer;
full of citrus notes.

Hornbeam, Manchester Evil Monkey ** 4.5
Golden, malty, well balanced bitter;very drinkable for its strength

Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0
A llight creamy hoppy beer with a dry aftertaste. CTN

Jennings Snecklifter 5,1
A strong, dark brown ale with a complex balance of fruit malt and roast
flavours, through to the finish.CTN

Keswick Thirst Rescue 3.7
Golden , fruity, quaffable bitter

Leadmill, Derbyshire Road Runner 4.8
Slightly sulphurous, golden coloured bitter

Loweswater, Kirkstile Loweswater Pale Ale ** 3.5
Aromatic nose; straw coloured; lasting bitter finish

Loweswater, Kirkstile Grasmoor 4.3
Dark mild; roasted malty taste and finish

Moorhouse, Burnley Pride Of Pendle 4.0
Well balanced amber best bitter; fresh initial hoppiness;mellow
malt-driven body. CTN

Northern, Northwich Nitty gritty 4.0
Malty, golden, biter sweet ale; caramel in the nose

Prospect, Wigan Clementine ** 5.0
Complex wheat beer with a taste of orange and mulled spice

Robinsons, Stockport. Double Hop 5.0
Pale brown bitter; malt & fruit nose;hoppy, malt fruit taste;hoppy bitter finish. CTN.

Strands, Nether Wasdale Errmmm 3.8
Gold in colour with berry fruits in the nose; sweetish with a bitter finish

Stringers Best Bitter ** 4.2
Hoppy well balanced golden coloured best bitter

Stringers Dry Stout ** 4.5
Luscious dry stout full of smokey bitter chocolate flavour

Tigertops, Wakefield Blanche de Newlands ** 4.5
A good representation of a Belgian wheat beer. Better than Hoegaarden.
Intensely complex beer with notes of coriander, cloves and banana

Whitehaven, Croasdale Blonde 3.8
Sweet, fruity session beer

Yates, Westnewton Fever Pitch 3.9
Skilful use of lager malt & hops results in a pale beer with light bitterness;
melon fruit and clean refreshing finish. CTN

Yates, Westnewton I P A 4.9
Complex honeyed lager style ale, packed with tropical fruit. CTN

Yorkshire Dales, Leyburn Brussels Stout 4.0
Dark malty ale, some sulphur notes in the nose

Yorkshire Dales, Leyburn Usha Gap 5.0
Very bitter golden ale in the style of an IPA

Ciders, Perries, and Fruit wines

Ben Crossman's, medium Somerset cider 6.5

Burrow Hill, medium/dry Somerset cider 6.0

Henry's, sweet Somerset cider 6.0

Solway Cider, Medium Cumbria cider 6.0

Thatchers- Heritage Somerset cider 4.9

Newton-Pyder,medium Herefordshire Perry 6.2

Strawberry Fruit Wine Herefordshire

Various Fruit Wines Yorkshire

CTN indicates CAMRA tasting notes supplied by a trained CAMRA tasting panel and printed in GBG09.Other tasting notes were by the West Cumbria branch tasting paned Thursday 20 November 2008

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NB. All the beers will be tasted on Friday, a selection blind tasted (!) by a panel of experienced tasters on Saturday, and one declared ‘CAMRA Beer of the Festival’.

West Cumbria CAMRA thank the following for their sponsorship of the Beer, Festival glasses, T shirts, and CD music:

The Candlestick, Whitehaven Bitter End Brewery Jennings Brewery Great Gable Brewery Hardknott Brewery Keswick Brewery Loweswater Brewery Strands Brewery Whitehaven Brewery Yates Brewery Fellside Records Blackbeck Brewery

Thanks to Ron for forwarding this to me - Nether the Woolpack Inn nor West Cumbria CAMRA accept any liability for errors or omissions - we tried our best!!

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