Our Beer Selection for 2017

Come down and taste all the amazing ales we have to offer!

Blackburn Beer Festival 2016

Blackburn Beer Festival 2017

  Brewery  Beer  ABV   Tasting Notes  Sponsor

1

Abbeydale

Moonshine

4.3%

A beautifully balanced pale straw-coloured premium bitter. Distinctive floral aroma, leading to a predominantly citrus taste, with grapefruit and lemons to the fore. A quenching bitter finish

Farleys

2

Abbeydale

Absolution

5.3%

Mid-straw coloured beer with aromas of tropical fruit and mangoes. The beer is sweet all the way through, balanced by some bitterness at the finish. Flavours are fruity with toffee apples and bananas

Totally Wicked

3

Bank Top

Flat Cap

4%

Our signature beer – a pale bitter with a citrus aroma and hoppy citrus finish

Athertons Estate Agents

4

Beer Nouveau

Rum Porter

4%

Rich smooth and silky porter with gentle hints of rum

Swansway

5

Blackedge

Revolution Red

4.2%

Hoppy American style red ale with rich flavours of passionfruit and peach with a malty bitter finish

Taylor Weaver

6

Blackedge

IPA

4.7%

Generously hopped with 4 varieties of American hops. Full bodied, full flavoured and well balanced. Hoppy & intense citrus with grapefruit aroma

KPMG

7

Bowland

AONB

4%

‘Ale of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ named after the area in which we brew. Pale straw-coloured refreshing session ale with a delicate gooseberry flavour and aroma

Bowland Brewery

8

Bowland

Bowland Gold

3.8%

Hoppy golden bitter filled with grapefruit flavours and aromas

Bowland Brewery

9

Bowland

Buster IPA

4.5%

Well balanced IPA ale with tropical undertones

Bowland Brewery

10

Bowland

Hen Harrier

4%

Soft citrus and peach flavours intertwined in this golden ale

Bowland Brewery

11

Bowland

Pheasant Plucker

3.7%

Copper coloured bitter with rounded berry flavours

Bowland Brewery

12

Bowland

Spring

3.9%

Amber coloured ale. Toffee and biscuit sweetness followed by American hops citra and centennial to give a fresh citrus zest to rouse the taste buds for spring

Bowland Brewery

13

Bowland

Whirlybird

4.2%

Deep amber ale with raisins & dark fruit character

Bowland Brewery

14

Bowland

Mutt’s Nutts

4.5%

Golden ale with a tropical outburst from big hitting hops Citra, Nelson Sauvin, NZ Cascade, Chinook & Centennial in copious amounts

Webbox

15

Bowland

Helles Bells

5%

Cask Lager- clean, crisp with slight gooseberry notes

Mark Briggs

16

Bowland

Mil’d

3.4%

Full of malt character from the speciality malts with a subtle floral finish

Bowland Brewery

17

Brightside

Odin

3.8%

A very pale blonde ale. European Noble hops form the basis with three fruity American varieties added late

Anderton Gables

18

Castle Rock

Harvest Pale

3.8%

Harvest Pale is brewed with a gently-kilned malt, and an aromatic blend of American hops added during the brewing process gives this 3.8% pale beer exceptional poise

M65 Recruitment

19

Castle Rock

Preservation Ale

4.4%

Brewed to the traditional East Midlands style, Preservation is a mid-brown/reddish easy drinking full flavoured best bitter

Surface Print

20

Coach House

Apricot

5%

A straw coloured beer with a light hoppy aroma but with the delicate flavour of apricots

Scott Dawson

21

Coach House

Blueberry

5%

A traditional brewed beer but with the addition of fresh blueberries

Parkinson Signs

22

Copper Dragon

Golden Pippin

3.9%

Packed with citrus flavours and aroma, this light, blonde, thirst-quenching ale has been the connoisseurs’ choice since its conception in 2003

Haworths Accountants

23

Deeply Vale

Citra Storm

4%

Made with Citra hops. A refreshing pale ale. A pleasant session ale, bursting with the flavours and aromas of lemon and grapefruit

Forbes Solicitors

24

Deeply Vale

Deeply Blonde

4.5%

A no holds barred beer made with New World hops Amarillo, Centennial and Citra to give an easy drinking citrus and tropical fruit explosion

Cummins Mellor Group

25

Deeply Vale

DV8

4.8%

Our multi award winning breakfast stout. Deliciously smooth, easy drinking stout

Crown Paints

26

Eagles Crag

The Eagle Has Landed

4.6%

An amber coloured bitter, brewed with Cascade, Chinook and Simcoe American hops. Piney, floral hop flavours with excellent balanced malts

Mayes Accountants

27

Elland

Cirrus Pale

3.8%

Brewed with only pilsner and wheat malt Cirrus is an

easy drinking extra pale ale. Using a combination of British Archer and American Centennial hops, floral, citrus flavour and aroma

Bowker BMW

28

Elland

Nettle Thrasher

4.4%

A copper flavoursome ale, complex and fruity

PHG Contracting

29

Enville

Ginger Beer

4.6%

Produced using root extract ginger this ingeniously created ginger beer has a flavour which is not overpowering and is very refreshing

Taylors Solicitors

30

Hydes

Lowry

4.7%

Crafted from Citra and Chinook hops to produce an intensely hoppy and refreshing golden beer

Egan Roberts

31

Hydes

Old Indie

3.5%

A lovely soft and smooth ebony ale with subtle notes of roasted malt and caramel

Trevor Dawson

32

Kelham Island

Crimson Steel

4%

It’s a dangerously hoppy amber ale brewed with premium American hops for a charmingly pungent aroma of zesty citrus with a hint of nettle and aniseed

Ainsworth Jewellers

33

Kelham Island

Easy Rider

4.3%

An acclaimed pale ale. It’s easy by name and easy drinking by nature while still retaining a full hoppy palate

Laura Hartley Recruitment

34

Lancaster

Amber

3.6%

A classic session bitter that is both aromatic and bursting with flavour

Bespoke

Business Services & Consultancy

35

Lancaster

Red

4.8%

A robust ale with a malt dominated body

Driverhelpline. co.uk

36

Lytham

Blonde

3.8%

A Pale golden beer with a subtle hop aroma and smooth dry finish

KBL Solicitors LLP

37

Moorhouse’s

White Witch

3.9%

A blonde style that uses cascade and a late addition of centennial hops to give a really easy drinking, refreshing session ale

Begbies

38

Moorhouse’s

Pride of Pendle

4.1%

An exceptionally fine balance of malt and hops gives the beer a long, dry and extremely satisfying taste

TH Financial Recovery

39

Moorhouse’s

Spring Watch

3.9%

Golden in colour, with fresh citrus, pine and floral aromas

Yorkshire Bank

40

Oakham

Citra

4.2%

A light gold, refreshing beer with grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry bitter finish

Pierce Accountants

41

Oakham

Inferno

4%

This light igniting ale flickers complex fruit across your tongue leaving a dry fruity bitter finish smothering your thirst

Sunderland Peacock & Associates ltd

42

Penpont

Beast Of Bodmin

5%

Beast of Bodmin Moor is our deep chestnut red ale, great complex malt flavours with a berry, fruity bitter finish. Only recently released this has proven extremely popular in a short space of time

Printed Cup Company

43

Reedley Hallows

Filly Close Blonde

3.9%

A very well balanced ale. Bitter and spicy with a good fruity finish

Lomas Office Furniture

44

Reedley Hallows

New Laund Dark

4.4%

A dark stout. Sweet at first with a smokey, bitter finish

Graham & Brown

45

Robinsons

Wizard

3.7%

A mythical amber ale with a spell-binding fruity, zesty palate…and a tantalising hint of blackcurrant

Sagar Insurance

46

Rudgate

Valkyrie APA

5%

American West Coast pale ale, gold in colour, with a slightly tropical and hoppy finish

NatWest

47

Rudgate

Viking

3.8%

Award-winning, full bodied beer with hops and fruit complementing the aftertaste

Woodscape Limited

48

Sadlers

Boris Citrov

4.7%

A punchy orange marmalade ale, brewed with American and English hops, leading to a sweet, crisp and fruit knockout finish

Astute Wealth Management Limited

49

Salopian

Shropshire Gold

3.8%

Golden, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish

B & E Boys Ltd

50

Salopian

Oracle

4%

Oracle is a crisp, sparklingly sunflower gold ale with a striking hop profile. Dry and refreshing with a long citrus aromatic finish

Stonehouse Logic ltd

51

Saltaire

Elderflower Blonde

4%

A refreshing blonde ale infused with the delicate flavour of elderflower

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors

52

Saltaire

Triple Chocoholic

4.8%

Chocolate malts and chocolate essence combine to provide a strong chocolate bouquet and a rich chocolate flavour. Good hopping provides a balancing bitterness

The Mall

53

Saltaire

Amarillo Gold

4.4.%

A straw coloured bright wheat beer with a light biscuit base, a distinct orange bouquet and intense citrus flavour

Blackburn Rovers FC

54

Settle

Settle Blonde

3.6%

Pale straw coloured blonde ale with full flavour and a well balanced hoppy finish make this a perfect session ale

Taylor Patterson

55

Skinners

Cornish Knocker

4.5%

The taste of the delicate floral hops trails citrus with a slight pine bitterness and leaves you with a mild biscuit taste (posh ones, not your average digestive)

FRP Advisory LLP

56

The Beer Studio

Warrior Venture

5%

We use just a touch of black malt to give the beer a red colouring. Alongside the other ingredients this provides a robustly bitter beer with coffee overtones

Lane End Developments

 

 

 

57

Thornbridge

Jaipur

5.9%

A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

The Whalley Wine Shop

58

Thornbridge

Crackendale

5.2%

Crackendale explodes with a fantastic tropical fruit aroma, giving way to guava and ripe citrus which burst through on the palate with a beautiful bitter and sweet balance

James Alpe

59

Thornbridge

Brother Rabbit

4%

Lemon zest in colour with a clean, hoppy aroma. A resinous finish and some bitterness

Heritage Envelopes

60

Three B’s

Bee Blonde

4%

A light dry balance of grain and hops with a delicate finish and citric fruits. A distinctive pale bitter with a light refreshing taste

Cassons

Business Advisers LLP

61

Three B’s

Doff Cocker

4.5%

A straw coloured multi-layered delight of 50% bitter hop and 50% lager hops. Offering a flowery refreshing taste, ideal for bitter or lager drinkers

Latitude Studios

62

Timothy

Landlord

4.3%

The drinker’s favourite, a 4.3% classic pale ale with a complex citrus and hoppy aroma

KPMG

63

Titanic

Plum Porter

4.9%

This beer is dark, strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring

Bus and Coach World Ltd

64

Titanic

Cherry Dark

4.4%

This black bitter uses US and Slovenian hops and is infused with cherries that subtly come through on the aftertaste

CBTC

65

Titanic

Chocolate and Vanilla Stout

4.5%

A huge amount of rich body to the beer and a generous amount of English North down hops to create a bitter edge, the sweetness comes from the addition of Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla

Craftprint

66

Worsthorne

Some Like It Blonde

3.9%

A refreshing blonde style beer, this beer has a delightful hoppy aftertaste achieved using a blend of European and New Zealand hops

Barclays

67

Worsthorne

Blackthorne Stout

4.9%

A rich, dark stout with distinct chocolate and liquorice notes, leading to a hint of ripe berries and a smooth bitter aftertaste

2BR

68

Yorkshire Heart

Rhubarbeer

3.7%

Dark in colour with delicious fruity rhubarb flavours

RBS

69

Yorkshire Heart

Silverheart IPA

4%

Light amber IPA with spice, lemon & citrus flavours

2BR Winner

70

Yorkshire Heart

Pedal Pusher

5%

Pale straw in colour with zesty spicy flavours

Ciceley

Blackburn Beer Festival 2016