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Southport & West Lancs Beer Festival has been held in St Johns Hall, the location of the Southport Branch of the St Johns Ambulance Service, since 2012. The hall has proved very popular and the beer festival will be held here once again.

A rough list of Beers wil be listed below, watch this space for further details.

Beer Festival Sponsorship Form (pdf)

The Beer List

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BREWERY

BEER

ABV

LOCATION

BEER NOTES

MILDS

Burscough Flat Rib Mild 3.8% Burscough, Lancashire. A classic mild, dark and satisfying. Produced with crystal, mild ale and black malts.
Connoisseur Ales Bloody Mild 3.7% St Helens, Merseyside This is a mild which offers complex malt flavours and just a hint of chocolate combined with Soveriegn and EKG hops added more for their aroma and flavour than for bitterness.
George Wright Mild 4.0% Rainford, Merseyside. A dark mild with a thin head. Aromas of toffee and light chocolate.
Goosnargh Truckle 3.7% Goosnargh, Lancashire Dark Malty Beer.
Woodlands Mild 3.5% Nantwich, Cheshire A Stunning creamy mild reviving the taste of yesteryear.
Yorkshire Hart Hearty Mild 4.0% York, Yorkshire This is brewed from a traditional recipe using a blend of four malts to give a delightfully smooth drinking ale.This rich flavoured mild has hints of nut and chocolate and has a natural residual sweetness, an easy drinking ale.

BITTERS TO 4%

Yorkshire Hart Lightheart 3.3% York, Yorkshire A wonderful golden pale ale that really punches above its abv when it comes to flavour. A light easy drinking low alcohol pint.
Bushy Castletown Bitter 3.5% Braddan, Isle of Man A light, golden beer full of floral and citrus hints.td>
Hart Temptress 3.6% Preston, Lancashire A light coloured easy drinking session beer packed with fruity flavours from the careful use of 3 dwarf hopstd>
Dunscar Bridge Northern sky 3.7% Bolton, Greater Manchester A light, refreshing session pale ale utilising the highest quality Maris Otter malt, combined with an embodying mixture of British & American hops, finished with a grassy herbal aroma
Yorkshire Hart Harty Bitter 3.7% York, Yorkshire A sparkling clear amber brown bitter full of rich aromas of roasted malt. The bitterness and flavour of the hops come in at the finish to create a truly thirst quenching pint.
Backyard Backyard Bitter 3.8% Walsall, West Midlands Light floral hop nose. Refreshing crisp dry flavour
Liverpool Craft Session I.P.A. 3.8% Liverpool, Merseyside Awaiting Tasting Notes
Martland Mill Spinners gold 3.8% Wigan, Lancashire Full-bodied golden ale with strong hop flavours and grapefruit hints.
Boggart Ray of Sunshine 3.9% Newton Heath, Manachester A very pale light and hoppy session ale.td>
Goosnargh Red 3.9% Goosnargh, Lancashire Roasted barley gives this ale a deep ruby colour.td>
Hart Lancashire Best Bitter 3.9% Preston, Lancashire A Premier Golden Full Flavoured Ale carapils malt used in top lagers fill out the cascade and crystal hops.
Brimstage Rhode Island Red 4.0 Brimstage, Wirral Red, smooth and well balanced. Rich fruity aroma with a slight malty taste and long lingering berry fruit notes and dry aftertaste.
Burscough Mere Blonde 4.0 Burscough, Lancashire A pale full flavoured thirst quenching golden ale with a light bitterness and a prominent citrus hop aroma, The malt undertones in the body are complimented by a full hop flavour which gives way to a massive almost grapefruit like finish.
George Wright Pier 59 4.0 Rainford, Merseyside Awaiting Tasting Notes
Liverpool Craft Hop Beast 4.0 Liverpool, Merseyside With a Vienna malt base, this hoppy blighter is made with American Hops giving it a strong hop flavour and bitterness.
Mayflower Douglas Valley 4.0 Upholland, Lancashire A zesty, hoppy pale ale.
Dunscar Bridge Lancashire Stout 4.0 Bolton, Greater Manchester Awarded Lancashire cup 2011- SUPREME CHAMPION BEER OF LANCASHIRE award! Dark and smokey beer.
Oakham Inferno 4.0 Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Flickers complex fruits across your tongue, leaving a dry, fruity, bitter finish, smothering your thirst
Peerless Jinja Ninja 4.0 Birkenhead, Wirral A wonderfully refreshing ginger beer. Made with fresh root ginger, chilli and lemons.
Southport Brewery Ruck & Maul 4.0 Southport, Lancashire A lightly bronze coloured beer, with a subtle bitterness leading to a pleasant citrus, lemon and grapefruit, flavour
Southport Brewery Golden Sands 4.0 Southport, Lancashire Golden coloured bitter. Triple hopped, with citrus flavours.
Yorkshire Hart Silverheart I.P.A. 4.0 York, Yorkshire The rich malts and wheat that are blended with gorgeous aromatic hops all go in to brewing this IPA
Eurco Ltd Majesty 4.0 Rainford, Merseyside Brewed by George Writes. Awaiting Tasting Notes

BITTERS TO 5%

Connoisseur Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby 4.1% St Helens, Merseyside A tasty balance of Maris Otter and dark crystal malts provide a rich ruby base over which Columbus and Junga hops have been delicately overlaid to preserve the ales malty character.
Spitting Feathers Solstice 4.1% Chester, Cheshire A refreshing, amber beer with a good balance of malt and hop flavours and a slightly spicy finish.
Brimstage Scarecrow Bitter 4.2% Brimstage, Wirral Orange marmalade in colour, this well balanced session brew has a distinct citrus fruit bouquet and a bitter finish.
Burscough Ring Tail Bitter 4.2% Burscough, Lancashire A ruby red ale. Full bodied with a prominent bitterness and a delightful malt character. A noticeable grassy aroma with hints of marmalade and molasses.
Dunscar Bridge True North 4.2% Bolton, Greater Manchester. Golden ale with refreshing citrus-zest and hints of pine & grapefruit, produced from American Citra hops
Hart Lord of the Glen 4.2% Preston,Lancashire Light in colour with subtle aroma of citrus fruits  a medium bitterness and delicate dryness a crisp refreshing beer with a hoppy bitterness.
Melwood Father Ted 4.2% Prescot, Merseyside Chestnut colour with a backbone of warm, mellow malts and a glorious bitter hop finish.
Problem Child Rapscallion 4.2% Parbold, Lancashire Deep golden ale with flavours or toffee and a gentle liquorice background. Brewed with chinook & galaxy hops.
Spitting Feathers Special Ale 4.2% Waverton, Cheshire A malty, chestnut brown beer. The full malt taste balances well with hop bitterness and fruit flavours.
Stamps Inverted Jenny 4.2% Liverpool, Merseyside Golden in colour,using Challenger, Fuggles and Challenger hops, a grassy˙ and floral bouquet, with a noticeable tinge of caramel
Yorkshire Hart JTD Best Bitter 4.2% York, Yorkshire A pint of liquid sunshine, it seduces all the senses. The styrian Golding hops give extensive aromas of long warm summer days, a great pint to linger over.
Mobberley Fine ALes Legacy 4.4% Mobberley, Cheshire Awaiting Tasting Notes
Problem Child Good Spankin 4.4% Parbold, Lancashire Golden, sharp and dry; full of flavour with a strong finish. Brewed using a lager malt with brewers gold and magnum hops.
Bushy Old Bushy Tail 4.5% Braddan, Isle of Man An appealing reddish brown beer with a pronounced hop and malt aroma, the malt tending towards treacle. Slightly sweet and malty on the palate, with distinct orangy tones. The full finish is malty and hoppy a hint of toffee.
Dunscar Bridge Rialto 47 4.5% Bolton, Lancashire Premium Pale Ale.
Liverpool Organic Kitty Wilkinson 4.5% Liverpool, Merseyside Intense dark bitter chocolate with a subtle vanilla finish - quite unique.
Boggart Rum Porter 4.6% Newton Heath, Manchester A classic porter with a smooth roast finish, enhanced by a sweet spicy hop taste, complemented with a hint of dark rum.
Dunscar Bridge Northern Storm 4.6% Bolton, Lancashire A full-bodied chestnut coloured ale, boasting rich chocolate flavours and distinct nutty after taste.
Melwood Knowsley Blonde 4.6% Knowsley, Merseyside Crisp, refreshing pale ale using only Atlas hops a hybrid of Brewers Gold and Slovenian Wild Hop. This beer has a fresh hoppy aroma with a pleasant bitter taste.
Yorkshire Hart Blackheart Stout 4.8% York, Yorkshire Brewed using only a blend of malts and roasted barley to create an ale full of taste and colour. A deliciously smooth pint to while away the time of day.
Spitting Feathers 'Heritage' Northgate Ale 4.9% Chester, Cheshire Brewed to an authentic 1902 recipe.At 4.9% ABV, this mid-amber beer has fruity malt flavours and a pleasant hoppy aftertaste.

STRONG BEERS & PORTERS

Peerless Oatmeal Stout 5.0 Birkenhead, Wirral Wonderfully smooth and dark. This oatmeal stout has good body, a creamy head and just the right level of sweetness.
Southport Brewery Decade 5.0 Southport, Lancashire Brewed to commemorate 10 years of brewing at Southport Brewery.
George Wright Motueka 5.1% Rainford, Merseyside A New Zealand Hop. Lemon, Lime & Floral.
Spitting Feathers 'Heritage' Empire I.P.A. 5.2% Chester, Cheshire India Pale Ale was brewed specifically for export with higher alcohol and hop levels.
Hart Victorian Oyster Stout 5.5% Preston, Lancashire A Smooth Rich Stout lightly hopped with Goldings packed with flavour from Crystal Rye malts, Roasted Barley and Flaked Roasted Oates to Produce a Semi Sweet Liquorice taste.
Connoisseur Ales Ex Terra Lupus 5.5% St Helens, Merseyside A strong and tasty beer with Junga and Palisade gently overlaying the triple hopped Summit, providing a pronouce and well balanced hop profile atop a clean crisp pale ale.
Liverpool Organic Imperial Russian Stout 7.5% Liverpool, Merseyside Rich strong hoppy bitterness with a full bodied sweetness & bitter coffee finish with a little fruity malt on the aftertaste

CIDER

   
Rosies Cider Medium Perry 6.0% Wrexham Amber medium cider.
Rosies Cider Dry Perry 6.0% Wrexham Amber dry cider.
Rosies Cider Triple D 6.4% Wrexham Triple D affords a real appley flavour, it is our main draught cider.
Rosies Cider Black Bart 6.6% Wrexham This cider has a subtle oak flavour and has been sweetened with sugar.
Rosies Cider Dry Scrumpy 7.0% Wrexham A medium dry cider.
Rosies Cider Wicked Wasp 7.0% Wrexham 100% apple juice, farm pressed in Llandegla, matured in oak barrels, suitable for coeliacs and vegans.
   
FRUIT WINES
N/K Black Beer & Raisin 14.5
N/K Blackberry & Apple 14.5
N/K Cherry 14.5
N/K Cranberry 14.5
N/K Damson 14.5
N/K Elderberry 14.5
N/K Elderflower 11.5
N/K Ginger 14.5
N/K Mead 14.5
N/K Mulled 12.5
N/K Quince 12.5
N/K Rose Hip 12.5
N/K Sloe 14.5
N/K Strawberry 14.5

 

 

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