OK Beerheads, here’s the final starting list for the Just Beer leg of the upcoming BeerMuda Triangle Beer Festival, which starts this Thursday 24th through to 27th January.
●AUSTENDYKE (Weston Hills, Lincs: 2012)
► Long Lane 4.0%
●BEXAR COUNTY (Peterborough, Cambs: 2012)
► Black Gold 6.5%
Unfined!! So freakin’ new, we don’t have any notes!
► San Jacinto 6.5%
So freakin’ new, we don’t have any notes!
●CLARENCE & FREDERICK (Croydon, London: 2012)
► Smoked Red 5.1%
Rather dry, grainy, faint smoke, straw and some bitterness, with a long dry finish.
●CWRW CADER (Dolgellau, Gwynedd: 2012)
► Cwrw Coch 5.0%
New red beer. No notes yet.
●DOUBLE TOP (Worksop, Notts: 2011)
► Bad Boy 4.7%
*Festival special. Chestnut brown beer brewed with molasses.
●HART FAMILY BREWERS (Wellingborough, Northants: 2012)
► No.3 4.7%
Full and forward on the palate with rounded, rich malty flavours supported by gentle spicy hoppiness.
●HARVIESTOUN (Alva, Clackmannanshire: 1985)
► Old Engine Oil Export 10.5%
High octane version of the classic 4.5% porter, brewed for the American bottle market. One of only three casks.
●HAY RAKE (Littleborough, Greater Manchester: 2012)
► Dawn’s Hopping Mad 3.8%
Pale ale with just a hint of ginger.
●HEALEY (Pennington, Cumbria: 2012)
► Best Bitter 4.2%
●HOGGLEY’S (Litchborough, Northants: 2003)
► Pump Fiction 4.5%
A deep golden beer with good malty complexity, exquisitely balanced with a bright hoppy finish.
●LANGTON (Thorpe Langton, Leics: 2000)
► Woodsman 4.1%
A light chestnut coloured bitter. Dry to the taste, it has a slightly citrus/floral aroma and aftertaste.
●LUCKIE (Markinch, Fife: 2008)
► Best Bitter 4.9%
Soft peachy flavour with light lime notes. Very smooth and subtle. Quite sweet with a grassy, lightly bitter finish.
●MAYPOLE (Eakring, Notts: 1995)
► Oaky Smokey 4.8%
*Festival special. Brewed with malt smoked in Newark at GH Porter’s own smoke room. Deep amber with a subtle smokiness.
●MEDIEVAL ALES (Colston Bassett, Notts: 2012)
► Priest’s Hole 5.2%
Full-bodied chocolate mint stout. It’s After Eights in a glass!
●NEWARK (Newark, Notts: 2012)
► Newark Pride 4.0%
An old-fashioned session bitter with an added hop kick.
●PRIVATEER (Manchester: 2012)
► Dark Revenge 4.5%
●SHINY (Derby: 2012)
► Launch Pad 3.9%
●TOM SMITH ALES (Kettering, Northants: 2012)
► Festival Special 4.6%
*Brewed for this festival. No notes.
Reserves lined up include beers from Ayr, Goody, Langton, Mallinsons, Offbeat, Sheffield, and Southport. Please see board on the bar for beers currently available – If it’s not listed, it’s not available yet!
Hope to see you at all JB.