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[Thu 1 Aug 2013] 6th Stafford Beer Festival

Discussion in 'Events' started by StaffordBeerFestival, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. StaffordBeerFestival

    StaffordBeerFestival Active Member

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    100+ Beers Ciders and Perrys! (78 Beers, 24 Ciders and Perrys) and an increased selection of country wines. Bottled beers from Lymestone, Morton and Slater's breweries

    Food by the Lewis Partnership
    Chocolates from Merry Berry Truffles

    Entertainment on Friday Evening from .44 Pistol and Smith & Bates
    Saturday Afternoon: The Blackwell Concert Band
    Saturday Evening: Waiting for Susan

    Friday and Saturday afternoons are family friendly

    Opening times (Admission charges):
    6-11 pm Thursday (Free CAMRA, £1 Non members)
    11.30-3 pm (Free CAMRA, £1 Non members) and 4 pm-11 pm (£2 CAMRA, £3 Non members) Friday
    12-6.30 pm (£1 CAMRA, £2 Non members) and 7 pm-11 pm (Free to all) Saturday.
     
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  3. mickyboy

    mickyboy Well-Known Forumite

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    Is there a provisional beer list yet?
     
  4. StaffordBeerFestival

    StaffordBeerFestival Active Member

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    Apologies for the delay just back from holiday.

    The list so far as always subject to last minute substitutions!

    Staffordshire Locale

    Beowulf: Dark Raven
    Black Hole: Orbit and Milky Way
    Blythe: Staffie, Ridware Pale and Johnsons
    Burton Bridge: Alien Ale and Thomas Sykes
    Enville: Kasitra and Cherry Blonde
    Kinver: Light Railway and Caveman
    Lymestone: Stone Cutter, Foundation Stone, Ein Stein and Stone the Crows
    Morton: Essington Gold, Jelly Roll, Ovantis and Monkey Hornby
    Peakstones: Black Hole, Chained Oak and Nemesis
    Slaters: Refresher, Top Totty, Queen Bee and Citrus
    Titanic: Plum Porter, Capuccinno Stout and Nine Tenths Below

    Non Staffordshire Locale
    Backyard: Summer Gold and Bitter
    Bathams: Bathams Best
    Beartown: Peach Melbear and Bruins Ruin
    Black Country Ales: Fireside
    Derventio: Abbey Ale
    Fownes: Storyteller and Korvaks Grudge
    Ironbridge: Monthly Special
    Joules: Pale Ale, Blonde, Slumbering Monk and Calcutta
    Offbeat: Topsy and Oddball Red
    Salopian: Oracle
    Sarah Hughes: Dark Ruby


    Nationale
    Acorn: Blonde
    Allgates: Sovereign and All Black
    Bath Ales: Barnsey
    Blue Monkey: Sanctuary
    Castle Rock: Harvest Pale
    Conwy: Shipwreck
    Great Oakly: Welland Valley Mild
    Hop and Stagger: Golden Wander and Pure Amber
    Liverpool Organic: Kitty Wilkinson and Cascade
    Marble: Pint and Summer
    Oakham: Citra and Attila
    Purple Moose: Dark Side of the Moose and Snowdonia Ale
    Red Willow: Feckless and Wreckless
    Saltaire: Blackberry Cascade and Rasberry Blonde
    Springhead: Ginger Pig and The Bees Knees
    Storm: Windgather
    Thornbridge: Jaipur
    Three Tuns: Rantipole and Steampunk
    Waen: Chilli Plum Porter
     
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  5. StaffordBeerFestival

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    And the ciders and perrys.

    Cider
    Border Orchards 7.0
    Broadoak Moonshine 7.5
    Gwatkins Yartlington Mill 7.5
    Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury 6.5
    Naish 6.0
    Parsons Choice 6.0
    Pickled Pig Porkers Snout 6.5
    Rathays Old Goat 6.5
    Rich 6
    Sheppys 6
    Three Cats 6.7
    Westcroft Janets Jungle juice 6
    Whin Hill Dabinett 6.5
    Wilkins 6.0
    Winkleigh Autumn Scrumpy 7.5
    Perrys
    Broadoak 7.5
    Newton Court 6
    Olivers 6
    Ross on Wye Cider & Perry Co. 6
    Swallowsfields Painted Lady 5.5
     
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    mickyboy Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks for that.

    Just had a look through to see which beers ive not had before and got approx 34 beers to try in total. Good job im going all 3 days then.

    And i will def have to try the Pickled Pig Porker Snout and Rathays Old Goat ciders.
     
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    gilbert grape Well-Known Forumite

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    Been to the festival tonight and one word - "HOT"
    Wasn't that busy but I'd expect it to pick up, being cooler in next few days. God knows how hot it would've been in the old Gatehouse set up?
    Some decent ales on - Citrus, Summer & Stone the crows being my favourites.
     
  8. stoofer34

    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

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    GG I hope you managed to stay hydrated?

    My turn today, afternoon session. I may be some time!

    S
     
  9. Goldilox

    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    I'll be down tonight - we're playing at 7.30ish. :bananarock:

    Looking forward to trying some ales while we watch Smith & Bates afterwards too :pint:
     
  10. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Indeed it was hot, at one stage it could have had 50% of attendees outside. Although some were probably having a burger/hotdog or a smoke. A welcome addition this year is the food vendor inside not cheap but quality food indeed. Another welcome also is the increasing number of lady barmen, although I think my old mate Gilbert was sailing close to the wind when he asked the one lady for sample of Black Hole however she took it well adding that was the brewery and their ales were Orbit and Milky Way. "Oh definitely Milky Way for him I remarked" to which she winked and said "nice one Basil". I do hope she's working tonight as I'm bringing some out of town friends along with me........
     
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    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    I'll also be bringing the oil can guitar if anyone wanted to come and inspect it :)
     
  12. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Typical, I'm busy all weekend :(
     
  13. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Shame, my old mate Gilbert tried a cider West Pennard Somerset called Naish 6% v dry and rather flavoursome.......
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Bah! Wonder if I can slip away for an hour.....
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Strange ..I thought you had had a Section 3 served on you ?

    Maybe it was pub talk
     
  18. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Probably Attila (Oakham 7.5%) talking.........
     
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    this immediately caught my eye, and made me want to try it based on the name alone..

    now i've looked it up, i definitely want to try it:

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    Steampunk


    6.5% abv

    Blackstrap Molasses with ginger flavours.

    :love:
     
  20. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    be careful of strong beers - it can do things to your heed later when you are trying to sober up

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  21. gilbert grape

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    Hydrated...truly!
    Had to wash the smoke away from the barbecue!

    Also like the way they've put a standing bar up the middle and the bars are higher this year too so none of that bending for bar staff when they mark your cards.
     

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