Ale & Arty Festival returns - here are the 71 beers you can try; Beers will be available from local breweries including a Smoked Bourbon Porter from Stockton's Three Brothers Brewery.
If you want to Rock Your Socks Off with a Flummoxed Farmer and a Whitby Whaler, then a popular Teesside beer festival is the place to be.
The full list of 71 beers has been released for the upcoming Ale & Arty Festival inStocktonwhich takes place from Thursday February 28 to Saturday March 2,
The event, held at Arc, Stockton and run by real ale enthusiasts Cleveland CAMRA, features more than 70 beers as well as ciders and perries ranging from hoppy, modern IPAs to inventive stouts and porters and everything in between.
Beers will be available from a number of local breweries including a tempting Smoked Bourbon Porter from Stockton's Three Brothers Brewery and Cowpen Pale from Billingham's Roundhill Brewery as well as offerings from further afield that include JW Lees' Founders Bitter and the intriguing 6th Shade of Pale Pink Grapefruit from Sheffield's Lost Industry Brewery.
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As well as the beer, there's also a range of entertainment on offer over the three days including tribute act Beatlemania, a special edition of Catch 22 Comedy Club and The Wildcats of Kilkenny's Mike McGrother performing a show inspired by Johnny Cash.
Tickets for the beer festival can be purchased separately or entrance is included with a ticket for any of the events available from Arc's Box Office on 01642 525199.
Here's the full list of brews to peruse:
1 6TH SHADE OF PALE (PINK GRAPEFRUIT) Lost Industry 4.6% Speciality A sessionable pale ale with fresh pink grapefruit in the cask.
2 ALTOFTS BLONDE Tarn 51 4.0% Golden An easy-drinking blonde ale brewed with UK First Gold hops.
3 BAGNALL BROS. Little Eaton 4.2% Bitter An amber coloured ale with a fruity hoppiness and slightly sweet, malty aroma.
4 BASTION PALE ALE Ferry Ales 3.9% Pale Ale This English Pale Ale is pale copper in colour and has a balanced malt and hop profile giving a bitter sweet taste with some fruit and biscuit flavours. The Lincolnshire "Bastion in the Air" project aims to promote the first World War aviation heritage of the county.
5 BILLA'S BITTER Roundhill 3.6% Bitter A copper coloured session ale, triple hopped with Goldings and Bobek to give a pleasant hoppy aroma with a subtle, spicy, sweet and honey like taste. Named after the first people to settle in the brewery's hometown.
6 BLACK LACE MILK STOUT Tom Herrick's 4.2% Stout Roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes with a bittersweet aftertaste and smooth, well-rounded mouthfeel.
7 BLACK PRINCE Wantsum 3.9% Mild A rich and full bodied Kent mild, smooth on the pallet with subtle hop notes named after the eldest son of Edward III who was married to Joan of Kent and buried in Canterbury Cathedral.
8 BOLLYWOOD IPA Nightjar 5.0% IPA All singing all dancing classic punchy IPA with floral and tropical fruit notes.
9 BRAKEMAN Headstocks 4.0% Best Bitter Named after the person employed to work the winding machine at a coal mine, this amber coloured traditional best bitter has subtle caramel and nutty undertones.
10 BUDDHA THE STOUT White Rose 4.8% A rich, slight roast coffee aroma with bitter chocolate notes. Rich and fruity on the palate leading to some dryness and bitterness in a crisp, toasty finish.
11 BUNKER 241 Taylor Illingworth 5.0% IPA A medium bodied super ekuanot hopped IPA with plenty of lasting mouthfeel and tropical fruit flavours.
12 BUTTERMUCH Lincoln Green 5.5% Speciality A butterscotch ale. Sweet? Bitter? Butterscotch sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness in this moreish smooth dark ale.
13 CHAFF Farm Yard 4.7% IPA Dancing between the pale ale and the IPA styles with an approachable ABV and a stupid amount of hops, make this a sessionable, yet aromatically flamboyant beer. Let the new world hops have a party with your senses.
14 CHERRY CHERRY NICE Lincolnshire 5.0% Speciality A rich full-bodied sweet stout infused with cherries complementing the milky sweet mouthfeel.
15 CLAVIE Windswept 5.5% Smoked Porter Beechwood smoked malt gives a subtle smoky character. Expect aromas of dark sugar and stone fruits. Deliciously balanced and smooth on the mouth with a warming lingering smoky finish.
16 COWPEN PALE Roundhill 3.8% Pale Ale A golden session ale brewed with Cascade, Columbus and Summit hops. This ale has a punchy hoppiness, deep aroma and a spicy, citrus back note.
17 DAKOTA RED VOG 5.4% Strong IPA Full bodied American style red IPA, backed up by heavy late hopping from American favourites, Cascade and Chinook.
18 DISTURBING THE DISTRACTED Wilde Child 5.0% IPA Named so as to disturb those who have been distracted by the copious amounts of New World hops that have flooded the industry in recent years, this vegan friendly, souped-up English IPA is brewed in order to pay homage to the Great British hop but with the brewery's own twist in the way of heavy dry hopping. There is around 15g of hops per litre of beer and a delightful 5 malt grain bill including oats, wheat, and a touch of Vienna to give a warming orange hue to the liquid.
19 DUALISM Chin Chin 4.3% Pale Ale A pale ale, dual hopped with centennial and ekuanot giving moderate bitterness with citrus and tropical notes.
20 EVEN DROP Saints Row 5.5% Stout Vanilla and chocolate flavours with a velvety body. Subtle bourbon, noticeable roast and balanced bitterness.
21 EXTRA HOPPED SESSION PALEAnthology 3.6% Pale Ale A low ABV session beer packed full of citrus, grapefruit and pine characteristics from a healthy dry hop addition of Citra and Chinook. Unfined, naturally hazy and suitable for vegans.
22 FAT FINGERS Hops & Dots 5.1% Wheat An unfined double dry-hopped India Pale Wheat Ale with a 'fat' full-on flavour and packed with hops and wheat. Wrap your fingers around it.
23 FENMAN BITTER 8 Sail 4.1% Bitter A traditional amber bitter with well-balanced flavours from the English malts and hops.
24 FINAL FURLONG Ascot 4.2% Best Bitter The brewery's flagship bitter pours a rich copper colour with a sweet malt taste and toffee notes. Perfectly balanced with the hops providing a sharp bitterness and a strong citrus and tropical fruit aroma.
25 FLUMMOXED FARMER Ainsty 4.0% Pale Ale A light blonde ale with a grapefruit and tropical nose, giving a refreshing and slightly hoppy, dry finish.
26 FOUNDERS JW Lees 4.5% Best Bitter An extra special bitter named in honour of John Lees the founder of the brewery in 1828. A well-balanced and full-bodied premium bitter, with a nutty finish. The recipe makes use of ale and crystal malt, and Pilgrim and Golding hops. The result is a beer with nothing held back, fit for the good man himself.
27 FRAGILE X Spotlight 5.8% Porter A slightly smoked porter with a well-crafted selection of malt in the recipe including oak smoked malt, Maris Otter, chocolate malt, brown malt, flaked oats and some crystal malt with a use of Magnum at the start of the boil to provide a small amount of bitterness, then a small amount of East Kent Goldings for a subtle hop aroma.
28 GLUCOSE GUARDIAN Saints Row 5.0% IPA Double dry hopped giving superb aromas. Cloudy and full of fruity, citrusy, resinous notes from American hops.
29 HENRY SMITH BEST BITTER Henry Smith 4.0% Best Bitter A Yorkshire bitter made with local ingredients and English hops, featuring the Henry Smith signature of oats in the mash for body.
30 HOARDER Nomadic 5.1% Strong A hazelnut brown ale. Smooth and subtle nut flavours from the malts combine with hazelnut and UK hops to make this wonderfully tasty beer.
31 HONEY ALE Fat Cat 4.3% Speciality A golden coloured ale with a new and improved recipe, combining the full flavour of English pale and crystal malts with natural Norfolk honey, giving a sweetish, yet full-flavoured ale.
32 HOPICAL STORM Three Brothers 5.3% IPA A juicy tropical IPA packed with flavour and a low bitter double dry hop finish.
33 HORSFORTH PALE Horsforth 4.5% Pale Ale Unfined and naturally hazy with a light sweet flavour, mild bitterness and fruit flavours.
34 JAZZ Redscar 4.0% Pale Ale A light session beer using the finest Vienna and Optic pale ale malts. Delicately hopped with three classic hops.
35 KILN Gloucester 3.9% Pale Ale A session pale ale, loaded up with juicy New World hops.
36 KRUBERA Hollow Stone 5.2% Stout Brewed with roasted barley and chocolate malt then blended with mocha coffee and blueberries.
37 LAMP ROOM Outgang 3.9% Golden Awaiting description from the brewery.
38 MARQUEE Revolutions 5.4% Strong IPA A rich, golden coloured IPA well hopped with four juicy American hop varieties.
39 MATCH DAY Taylor Illingworth 4.0% Pale Ale A light bodied UK hopped pale with smooth notes of blackcurrant and forest fruits from jester hops.
40 MONEYPENNY Crafty Monkey 4.0% Pale Ale A light coloured and full bodied English Pale Ale. A well-balanced and easy drinking beer.
41 MR. 60% Fixed Wheel 4.3% IPA A complimentary mixture of American hops crank up the juice in this super pale IPA. The abundance of citrus and papaya aromas sit pleasantly on the nose leaving you feeling utterly refreshed with its super sweet finish.
42 MURKY MATTERS Beermats 7.5% Strong Stout A regal imperial stout filled with intense flavours and dark fruit and roasty, burnt sensations.
43 NIKE Milton 4.7% Best Bitter A ruby ale with a delicate balance between maltiness and hops make this dark ruby ale a distinctive and quaffable pint.
44 NO SHIRT NO SHOES NO DICE Manchester 3.8% Bitter A bone dry, classic West Coast pale with stacks of Mosaic hops added late for huge fruit aromas.
45 NOTTING HILL STOUT Moncada 5.0% Stout An oatmeal stout with a dark and velvety taste and a well-defined roasted flavour.
46 OATY DOKEY Hops & Dots 6.0% Strong IPA A smooth, unfined IPA with a good body due to the high amount of Oats added to the mash. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Equinox and US Cascade.
47 ONE FOR SORROW Magpie 4.8% Stout A special chocolate orange edition of the brewery's silky smooth oatmeal stout, full of rich roast, bonfire toffee, raisin and coffee flavours.
48 ORIGINAL Shipstones 3.8% Bitter The brewery's best selling cask ale and a true English session ale with an enticing aroma of resinous hop and sweet roasted malt, the flavour being a balanced blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt and a subtle yet assertive bitterness leading to a dry and refreshing finish.
49 PERRY STREET PALE Iron Pier 3.7% Pale Ale Brewed with Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe to give a juicy orange rind and grapefruit aroma. A refreshing, light-bodied session pale ale with tones of fruit and a smooth bitterness.
50 PIER Redscar 4.5% Bitter A dark full bodied ale made with dark crystal and black malts, creating rich fruity flavours with a satisfying warmness. The bitter balance is obtained using pilgrim hops.
51 PIRATE Twisted 4.2% Best Bitter A classic English best bitter with a malt base of caramel and coffee, finished with a clean citrus taste.
52 PLUM PORTER Hilltop 4.7% Porter A dark brown, fruity, plummy porter with a creamy head and rich, dark roasted malts on the palate.
53 RAVEN St Peter's 4.6% Porter A smooth porter with a variety of flavours including liquorice, caramelised toffee and treacle. Brewed with a blend of coloured malts, Raven is well balanced with bags of personality.
54 RHEINLAND LAGER Camerons 6.5% Lager Lager style beer brewed with only the finest continental hops and matured to produce a smooth fruity aroma and flavour. "Real" lager for the connoisseur to enjoy.
55 ROCK YOUR SOCKS OFF Camerons 7.0% Strong A mahogany coloured, strong winter ale. The aroma is of roasted malt , with fruity overtones. A full warming flavour of fruit, malt and hops with a lingering finish.
56 ROCKETEER Bluestone 4.6% Bitter A traditional chestnut coloured full bodied bitter with a rich malty base, hopped with Bramling Cross, Fuggles and Challenger hops.
57 RUBY RUBY RUBY RUBY Crafty Monkey 4.5% Bitter Initially a malty roasted caramel taste which then combines with the English hops bitterness to give a beautifully balanced and well-rounded taste experience.
58 RUFUS Crooked 4.8% Best Bitter A hoppy red ale with a blend of traditional and modern. Maris Otter, Crystal, Carared and Roasted Barley create the base while Northern Brewer, Wakatu, Cascade and Citra hops bring the spring.
59 SCRUM DOG Gun Dog 4.0% Bitter An amber coloured beer brewed especially for rugby and sports fans alike. Its refreshing, fruity taste comes from packing in a squad of quality English hops. So give it a try and support a real winner.
60 SMALL SCHOPS Eyes 4.3% Wheat A collaboration brew between Eyes and Framework brewery of Leicester, this traditional Polish dark wheat beer has an intense dark chocolate European malt wheat flavour and a bitter roasted finish which is complemented by the spiciness of quality Polish hops.
61 SMOKED BOURBON PORTER Three Brothers 5.8% Porter A complex craft porter made with smoked and roasted malts and a light finish of American bourbon.
62 THOMAS LIFT Langton 4.4% Bitter Named after a device that could transfer four narrow boats at any one time thereby avoiding the flight of ten Foxton Locks, this luscious, full-bodied brew has a generous addition of caramel malts defining this deep chestnut ale. A sweetness on the palate results, which is offset by pine and citrus flavour notes.
63 TOMB OF JUICE Pentrich 5.0% Porter A smooth and sessionable porter that has been dry hopped with a mighty dose of US and NZ hops providing juicy citrus flavours and resinous pine notes over the top of the subtle chocolate and roast qualities of the base porter.
64 TOP BEER BLOND Bilbrough Top 3.9% Pale Ale A refreshing crisp bitter with citrus aromas.
65 WHITBY IPA Whitby 5.2% IPA A delightfully hoppy IPA with a hint of grapefruit. The generous use of New World hops makes this a bright and refreshing IPA that should appeal to the most discerning hop-heads.
66 WHITBY WHALER Whitby 4.0% Bitter A delicious, traditional amber bitter with a malty, citrus flavour. The combination of both East Kent and Styrian Golding hops give this beer a pleasantly fruity full flavour. This beer should be quaffed heartily.
67 WOAH MAN Manning 3.8% Pale Ale Reminding you of the halcyon days of Golden Flower Power, this uniquely clean drinking golden pale ale has an uplifting floral aroma. A favourite and flavoursome session beer.
68 WOOHA BLONDE Wooha 4.0% Golden Crisp and light with Herkules hops delivering bright flavours of melon and apricot.
69 YORKSHIRE BITTER Little Black Dog 3.8% Bitter A traditional bitter with a deep red, brown hue. Malty notes of toffee over a light chocolate and biscuit background, gently hopped with English varieties to compliment this traditional Yorkshire ale with delicate floral aromas and a light bitter finish.
70 YORKSHIRE COBLE North Yorkshire 3.8% Best Bitter A traditional, copper coloured Yorkshire ale, bitter to begin with but mellow with a subtle hop palate of grapefruits leading to a soft, yet crisp finish.
71 YORKSHIRE PORTER North Yorkshire 4.4% Porter Brewed with cocoa nibs, this porter is luscious and velvety, bursting with dark chocolate flavour. A hint of banana can be detected as the fruity Abbey yeast is used.
Credit: Evening Gazette
Ale and Arty Beer Festival
Credit: Evening Gazette
Ale and Arty Beer Festival
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|Publication:||Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)|
|Date:||Feb 23, 2019|
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