Local Beer Fest News – Newcastle Arms

9 02 2010

Just got the beer list in for the latest Newcastle Arms Beer Festival which kicks off on Thursday (11/02/2010) and runs through the weekend.  I guess you can expect the usual game of sardines but judging by the list below it’s going to be well worth it.  HH and I are likely to be in on Thursday night but as he has to go to Scotland for the weekend I imagine it will be down to me to drink as much as I can and relay the tasting notes back to him…damn shame really.

Arbor Beachcraft 3.9%

Big Lamp Stout 4.4%

Big Lamp Winter Pale 5.0%

Bird Brain Golden Oriel 4.5%

Blue Monkey Ape Ale 5.2%

Blue Monkey BG Sips 4.0%

Boggart Rum Porter 4.6%

Brew Dog Punk IPA 6.0%

Brew Dog Trashy Blonde 4.5%

Coastal Astronomy 4.7%

Coastal Foxtrot 3.8%

Dark Star APA 4.7%

Dark Star Over the Moon 3.8%

Derby Quintessential 5.8%

Durham Archangel 7.5%

Durham Magus 3.8%

Elland Highway Star 4.3%

Fyne Avalanche 4.5%

Fyne Hurricane Jack 4.4%

Greenmill Thirst Quencher 3.9%

Hadrian Border Pioneer 4.2%

Hadrian Border Tyneside Brown Ale 4.7%

Highland Old Norway 9.5%

Highland Orkney IPA 4.8%

Holland Double Dutch 4.5%

Kirkby Lonsdale Institutional 8.8%

Liverpool Organic Liverpool Porter 4.9%

Mallinsons Jane Wouldn’t Like It 4.3%

Marble Ginger Marble 4.5%

Marston Moor Black Knots ?%

Marston Moor Jack Snipe ?%

Muirhouse Shunters Pole 3.8%

Pictish Alchemist 4.3%

Pictish Bravo 4.7%

Pitstop G Force 4.5%

Pitstop Pace 4.0%

Roosters Apres Ski 4.3%

Storyteller Genesis 3.8%

Thornbridge Raven 6.6%

Thornbridge Saint Petersburgh 7.7%

Wensleydale Beaters Winter Ale 8.5%

Yorkshire Dales Braidley Blonde 4.4%

Yorkshire Dales Buttertubs 3.7%

Looks like a really good mix of old favourites and some names that are new to me.


Local Beer Fest News – Big Pie Weekend

9 02 2010

Well after my last post reviewing the recent Sausage and Beer Fest at the Brandling Villa I can now add details of their next event.  Yesterday I speculated that sausages and beer may be the best combination to get your taste buds going, well Dave Carr is going to give us a chance to test that theory by hosting a Pie and Beer Festival on the 5th & 6th of March.  Now I’m rather partial to a pie and I’m going to have 25 different ones to try out.  25! Are there even 25 pie fillings known to man? I guess we’ll just have to turn up and find out.  I don’t have a listing for the pies yet but the beer/cider/perry list is below just to wet your appetite.


Abbeydale Absolution 5.3%

Blue Monkey Evoultion 4.3%

Brewsters Rutterkin 4.6%

Castle Rock Screech Owl 5.5%

Dark Star Espresso Stout 4.2%

Durham White Gold 4%

Harviestoun Bitter Twisted 3.8%

Hopback Entire Stout 4.5%

Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2%

Magpie JPA 5.2%

Oakham Bishops Farewell 4.6%

Ossett Big Red 4%

Roosters Nector 5%

Salamander Mudpuppy 4.2%

Tim Taylors Ram Tam 4.3%

Wylam Gold Tankard 4%

Wylam Magic 4.2%

Jarrow Rivet Catcher 4%

Hanby Rainbow Chaser 4.3%

York Guzzler 3.6%


Broadoak Kingston Black 7.5%

Broadoak Bristol Port 7.5%

Moles Black Rat 6%

Whiteheads Midnight Special Perry 5%

Whiteheads Cirrus Minor 5%

Thatchers Cheddar Valley Dry 6%

Biddenden Dry 8%

Westons Old Rosie 7.3%

Westons Traditional Scrumpy 6%

Ross on Wye 5 Apple 6.5%

All in all it looks like another couple of rather stupendous days await us.