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Real Ale Festival



We had our most successful festival ever in March serving a total of 24 different ales over the four day period. We have now decided that the date of our next ale festival will be from Thursday the 9th of October until Sunday the 12th of October.

Below is our list of requested ales that we are trying to get. The list isn't finalised or confirmed yet, but this is to give you a quick view to some of the ales we are trying to obtain.

BREWERY ALE Tasting Notes ABV
Bank Top Bad to the bone A rustic tan coloured beer with floral qualities and delicate citrus notes 4.0%
Bowland Sawley Tempted A copper coloured session bitter with rounded fruit flavours and a spicy finish. 3.7%
Dawkins Resolution IPA Anglo-American IPA with mango aroma and grapefruit flavour, amber gold colour. 5.3%
George Wright Blue Moon Strong ale, light amber in colour. Alight citrus hoppy taste is balanced by a strong malty sweetness. 5.0%
Gyle 59 IPA India Pale Ale with a long bitter finish. Made with only Maris Otter malt, the strong grapefruit, orange and floral notes from Cascade, Amarillo and Chinook hops are allowed to shine through. 5.3%
Old School Black Board A smooth, dark, mild bitter with a biscuity aftertaste. Despite the colour, it’s light enough to drink as a session beer. 3.7%
Peerless Red Rocks Well bodied ruby ale. Rich malt flavours combine with Bramling X hops for a wonderful beer with fruity overtones. The brewer's favourite.  This is a typically english ale combining the best of British malts and hops 5.0%
Phoenix Wobbly Bob Rich fruitiness with orange and peach and well blended with rich malt. Mid brown 6.0%
Reedley Hallows New Laund Dark A dark stout. Sweet at first with a smokey, bitter finish 4.4%
Southport Natterjack Premium bitter with notes of fruit. Plus a hint of coffee 4.3%
Springhead Robin hood Aromas are leafy and autumnal with chocolate milkshake and ripe pear. Flavours are sweet pear and apple with chocolate. Peppery and dry on the finish 4.0%
Sonnet 43 Bourbon Milk Stout Brewed using Bourbon, cocoa and oats give this dark beer a rich, full-bodied, chocolaty  4.3%
peerless Jinja Ninja Ginger Beer made with fresh root ginger, chilli and lemon.  Fiery Ginger Beer.  Before tasting there is a wonderful aroma of fresh ginger followed by a real kick from the ginger aftertaste 4.0%
Gyle 59 Starstruck This is our porter, The Favourite, enhanced with a subtle addition of star anise. This addition gives the rich and fruity porter an extra complexity with a gentle hint of liquorice. 6.6%
Piddle Silent Slasher Blonde, lager style beer crafted with the finest extra pale malt and wheat. Deceivingly light, with hops chosen for their floral aroma and flavour. At 5.1% Silent Slasher is sweet with a refreshing, dry bitter finish. 5.1%
Holsworthy Old Market Monk A Belgian style ale full of flavour and vibrancy. It has a deep rich tone with hints of coriander. Subtly hopped with hops from Germany giving a smooth finish. 6.1%
RCH Firebox A reddish deep brown coloured beer which is a deceptively drinkable strong bitter with a fine combination of citrus hops and cherry fruit bittersweet flavours which gives a strong dry bitter finish. 6.0%
Bank Top Dark Mild A full bodied dark mild with hints of liquorice and roast barley. 4.0%
 Castle Hop-ItOne of a limited number of firkins produced by Castle Brewery using fresh green hops, grown by the brewer on own Hop Plant. 4.8%



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