Last week we described a selection of the fifty beers and ciders at this year's Audlem Beer Festival which is running through next weekend, including Bank Holiday Monday.
It's all happening at the Lord Combermere and, judging by last year, there'll be a fabulous choice that should appeal to all tastes.
Here's another selection. This year's Festival is putting the emphasis on local beers, although there's favourites from further afield too:
Mobberley Road Runner: Mobberley Fine Ales was established in July 2011. The brewery is housed in an old milking parlour on a working farm, set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Roadrunner is a new beer this year and is a light, refreshing pale ale.
Offbeat Way Out Wheat Ale: Brewed in Crewe, this is naturally cloudy and packed with flavour from sweet orange peel, coriander and a traditional wheat yeast. You'll taste bananas, sweet flavours and coriander.
Offbeat Ginger Beer & Chilli Ale: We don't know much about this one but, at a guess, we think it might have hints of ginger and chilli!
Salopian Kashmir Ale: An elegant strong Salopian version of an IPA, citrus, pines and tropical fruit engulf the palate and caress the senses. A dry body with an extremely long lingering finish.
Salopian Lemon Dream Ale: A wheat beer very much in the modern English style – served bright and top fermented. The recipe uses a small amount of fresh lemon to compliment the citrussy flavours produced by the wheat malt. Each of the Hops used, Goldings, Saaz and Cascade add fresh lemony flavours to the brew.
Salopian Hop Twister Ale: The palate is fresh, piercing and focused, with soft malt overtones and pronounced citrus flavours. A strong focus of taut, lemony, grapefruit on the finish which is balanced by a dry bitterness
Sharps DoomBar Ale: Not locally brewed but already a local favourite. Doom Bar Bitter is named after an infamous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall near where it's brewed.
Doom Bar embodies many characteristics which make it worthy to carry the name of this natural wonder. It’s distinctive aroma and balanced flavour set it apart from other beers taking unsuspecting first time drinkers by surprise with its moreish appeal.
Shugborough Butlers Revenge Ale: Brewed in Stafford, the colour and delightful hoppy character suggest easy drinking and the smooth finish will leave your palette refreshed.
Shugborough MiLady's Fancy Ale: This one should be particularly popular this summer! The brewer says: "A Golden beer to remind you of sunshine."
Tatton Brewery – there will be two ales from the brewery's range of four regulars complemented by seasonals and occasionals brewed to add a little fun to the Knutsford-based company's range.
Titanic Pier 54: The intended berth for the Titanic when it arrived in New York, Pier 54 still stands today. This beer reflects the very best of US craft brewing, red in colour and with an inviting malty foretaste, the American hops come crashing through to wow those who love hops. Brewed in the Potteries.
Titanic Plum Porter: 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. Take the opportunity and go for the low hanging fruit, this sumptuous beer really is a plum!
Timothy Taylor Landlord Ale: a well-established local favourite. Brewed in Keighly, Yorkshire, this Classic Strong Pale Ale has won more awards nationally than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers' International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.
More beers over the coming days and then we turn our attention to the Ciders and Perrys on offer at the Audlem Beer Festival next weekend at the Lord Combermere.
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