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Friday, 13 February 2015

Oh No, Friday 13th

Had a great day yesterday, Mike Harding popped in at lunchtime. I saw him a few times a few years back and it was good to actually meet him. Such a nice fella and you can still hear his folk show on the radio at five on a Sunday here The Mike Harding Folk Show . Then I got to try the Hawkshead Black Hop which is next up in The Snug. A pint of true black hoppy delight.

A few of us are planning a trip to watch Real Madrid v Almeria on 29the April. The game is on the Wednesday and we will be in Madrid from Monday to Thursday. If you are interested please get in touch asap. Cost will be around £150 for flights and accommodation.

So then, what's on the bar today? Here we go:

Marble-Lagonda 5%
Fuzzy Duck-Winter Waddle 5%
Stockport-Bitter Lemon 4.2%
Twickenham-Redhead 4.1%
Merrie City-Cascadian 4%

Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%
Gwatkins-No Bull 4.5%

I first learnt the following poem at Xaverian, Manchester in about 1973. Little did I know I would later hear it on a Cream album.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Beer, Outings and Food

Always on the lookout for something a bit different we have found a restaurant with a difference, so on the trip to Liverpool on March 1st we will be booking places at  Alma de Cuba . Basically the restaurant is in a redundant church and while eating brunch we will be entertained by a gospel choir. We will be booking for 2-00pm and anybody wishing to join us needs to let us know by Friday this week. We still have a few places left on the trip and payment is now due.

We start this lovely new week with the following beers:

Chadwick's-Castle Pale 4.2%
Winster Valley-Lakes Blonde 3.8% (but not a lot)
OSB-Hopscotch 3.7%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Northern 'T'Ale 3.9%

Next up Long Man's-American Pale Ale and then Thornbridge-Hopton.


Lilley's-Darksider 7.5%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% (not a lot)

Here's a belting flashmob from a railway station. No, sadly it's not Carnforth but Antwerp:

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

We're Home!

No blogging last week as we were off recharging batteries in the Forest of Dean. Thank you to the girls for their hard work as ever in keeping the show on the road. Not to mention Kitch for his help in lugging casks around last week, much appreciated as always.

Holidays are always a great time but it's nice to be back and to start catching up on all the news from regulars and others. It seems that last week's Dark and Winter Ales festival went well with Kirkby Lonsdale's Singletrack Double Black (8%) being mentioned by several people yesterday as being yet another outstanding brew from a cracking brewery.

Payment is now due for those joining us on our Liverpool trip on March 1st. We still have a few places left so get in touch asap if interested in joining us.

Now then, what's on at the moment? Here we go:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Crafty Mild 3.6%
Burton Bridge-Golden Delicious 3.8%
Marble/Hawkshead-Beer Matts' 5% (but not a lot)
ISCA-Dawlish Ale 3.8%

Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6%

As we start thinking about our next little break, as you do when you get back from holiday, this song always repeats in my head, an 'earworm' I think it's called:

Friday, 23 January 2015

Something for the Weekend?

Wednesday was a great day out at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, which is on until tomorrow, I'd recommend you get there if you can. It was good to meet up with some of our regulars, some of the lads and lasses from some of the breweries and other micropubs we know and a mate I haven't seen for about 30 years. Quite a day and some wonderful beers.

Just a reminder to those who are joining us on our Liverpool trip on March 1st that payment is due by February 1st. If you have not yet booked we have about 10 places left and we expect them to go pretty soon now so get in touch sharpish if you would like to join us.

So, as we meander into the weekend we have the following beers on offer:

Chadwick's-Kirkland Blonde 3.6%
Black Paw-Polar Paw 4.4%
Fell-Patriot Wheat 4.5%
Hawkshead-ITI NZPA 3.5%
Double Top-Wonderland 4.4% (not a lot)

Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% medium, still cider.

Next up Hawkshead IPA 7%

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

An Update

Just a quick update on what we're offering today as we are off to the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival. But fear not, The Snug is open usual hours today and is in very capable hands. So here's what's on:

Titanic-Plum Porter 4.9%
North Star-Helmsman 4.2%
Double Top-Wonderland 4.4%
Bowness Bay-Swan Blonde 4%

Abrahalls-Slack Alice 4.6%

But for now:

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band and Thornbridge

Another weekend is easing towards us and the weather is looking pretty, well, January I suppose. Grim, wet, hardly any real daylight throughout the day and we've just had a mini blizzard in Carnforth, a rare event indeed.

Due to a bit of a cock-up yesterday we are without our dear friend Old Rosie for the first time since we opened. I won't bore you with the details but we hope to have her back next week.

So, here's what's on the bar today:

Milk Street-Folklore 3.9%
Double Top-Old Stoneface Stout 6%
Weal Ales-Weals of Steele 5.1%
Eden-Gold 4.2%
Thornbridge-Jaipur 5.9%

Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% Medium, still cider. A little tart!

Places are going fast on our trip to Liverpool on Sunday March 1st. I would advise booking asap if you would like to join us.

Now for some fun:

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Beer Update

We start the week with the following:

Moles-Best 4%
Double Top-Old Stoneface Stout 6%
Weal Ales-Wheels of Steele 5.1%
Red Willow-Headless 3.9%

Original Cider C0-Moonshine 7.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%

And we also have our range of quality bottled beers, wines and soft drinks.

Now for those who, for whatever reason, are wondering where the weekend went here's a little treat: