Taste: Racecourse festival to mark Grand National; BEER.
Real ales featured are Theakston Best Bitter, Theakston Black Bull Bitter, Theakston XB and a new one, John Smith's Winner's Tipple, which promises to be an easy-drinking ale with distinct banana notes, caramel and a hint of liquorice. The Sports Relief charity will also benefit by 5p a pint.
Master barrel-maker Jonathan Manby - one of only three brewery coopers in the country - will give a cask-making demonstration.
Jonathan is extremely entertaining and while wielding a dangerous-looking chisel and hammer, he'll more than likely disclose that he works by the traffic light system - see red and stop.
Gates open at noon with the first of six races at 2.05pm (last race 5.10pm). Details: www.newcast le - racecourse.co.uk
ARTISAN Master barrel-maker Jonathan Manby, one of only three brewery coopers in the country, shaves an end-piece for a cask.
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Apr 4, 2008|
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