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Friday, 24 October 2014

On The Bar Today

We now have posters (A4 and A3) as well as flyers (A5) to promote our beer festival on 21/22 November, please feel free to take some if you have access to a helpful noticeboard and/or somewhere to leave a few flyers. Alternatively you can copy/download from the blog. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.

Today we kick off with a lot of strong stuff but a couple will go today to be replaced by lighter stuff, so don't panic, sometimes that's the way the croissant crumbles as the French say. So here we go:

Front Row-Collapsed 5.6% (but not a lot)
Double Top-Old Stonefaced Stout 6% (not a lot)
Bowness Bay-Friends 5.2%
Marble-Earl Grey 6.8%
Naylor's-Bitter 3.8%

Pure North-Valley Gold Cider 6%
Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Next up Arbor-Beech Blonde, Fell-Progressive Pale

Now, continuing my 'tenuous link to shoe horn a good band in' habit I give you The Fall from 1981 live in New York:

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Snug Beer Festival

Plans are now almost finalised for our beer festival on Nov 21 and 22. We will have 30 beers and ciders in the Station Heritage Centre and start the weekend with 5 Marble beers in The Snug. This week has been great fun working through lists of breweries and tasting notes to make our selection. Kids in a sweet shop springs to mind.

On the Saturday we will be having a Meet the Brewer session in The Snug at 1-00pm with Stuart from Marble Brewery.  The bad news is that The Snug Ukulele Group will be making their first public appearance on the Saturday night, around 7-30 if we are all compos mentis!

Mike Dillon, the local CAMRA branch chairman is kindly organising volunteer pint pullers again but we are looking for volunteers to help in other ways. If you would like to help for an hour or two please get in touch.

Now here are the beers and ciders we are offering this weekend:

Marble-Lagonda IPA 5%
Clark's-Cambrai 4.2%
Tom Wood's-Bomber County 4.8%
Banks & Taylors-Extra Dry Stout 4.5%
Merrie City-Czechmate 4.1%

Pure North-Valley Gold Cider 6%
Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%

Now then, on the festival theme the Move Festival at Old Trafford cricket ground was always one of my favourites having seen there, over the years Bowie, Suede, Divine Comedy and countless others. One 0f the best nights was Morrissey and here he is. A free pint tonight for the first person who spots Mrs B and I in the crowd and can describe where we were:

Friday, 3 October 2014

News and Beer Update

The Snug Ukulele Group are now gathering fortnightly in preparation for our debut at the Snug Beer Festival (Nov 21 and 22). Next thrash is Monday 13th October at 6-30pm.

We are currently offering the following beers, but there will be changes during today:

Bowness Bay-Swan Blonde 4%
Oakham-Kracken's Ink 6.8%
Harbour-Pale Ale 3.7%
Merrie City-Atlantic Hop 4%
East London-Pale Ale 4%

Pure North Valley Gold Cider 6%
Westons Old Rosie 7.3%

Next up includes: Thornbridge Kipling, Unsworth's Yard Crusader and Butcombe Crimson King.

But for now:


Friday, 26 September 2014

Something for the Weekend?

Thank you to all for a cracking trip last weekend, I think it is generally felt to be one of our best trips yet. Special thanks to all at the Prince of Wales, Foxfield and all at Unsworth's Yard in Cartmel.

Our pre-Christmas trip to the Christmas Markets in Manchester and the Marble Brewery/Marble Arch is now fully booked. We have started a reserve list in case of any cancellations so please get in touch to join that list.

We are mulling over some exciting ideas for trips in 2015, including a possible jolly to a Belgian beer festival. Watch this space!

But for now what are we offering the discerning drinker as we jog into the weekend? Here goes:

Bristol Beer Factory-Sunrise 4.4%
Big Clock-Pals Blonde 4%
Clark's-Grounded 4%
Fell-AAA 4.4%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Jubilee Stout 5.5%

Pure North-Valley Gold Cider 6%
Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Next up Harbour Amber Ale, Marble Pint and Hawkshead Green IPA.

In preparation for our Manchester trip I give you Manchester's finest:

Friday, 19 September 2014

Weekend Beers, The Good Beer Guide and Stuff

The really good news is that we are in the 2015 Good Beer Guide. Thank you to all who have helped us get in the guide for the second consecutive year.

Let's hope this weather continues over the weekend for our Sunday jolly to Foxfield and Cartmel.  Still a few seats left on the charabanc which is leaving at 10-45am returning around 7-30pm. Get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Due to demand we have opened bookings for our Christmas jaunt to the Manchester Christmas Markets, the Marble Arch and other real ale pubs. Cost will be £12 departing around 10 30am back about 8 00pm on Sunday 30 November. The coach is booking up fast so again, please get in touch if you would like to join us.

Here now are the beers and ciders we are offering as we meander into the weekend:

Marble Manchester Bitter 4.2%
Wall's Uncle Sam's IPA 5%
Front Row-Touch 4%
Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 4.5%
Keswick Thirst Fall 4.8%

Weston's Family Reserve Cider 5%
Weston's Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Next up Eden Fuggle, Barngates Brathay Gold and Oakham Citra.

Now for a little treat. A cracking film from April 1978. The sentiments are as relevant today as they were then. Will the chaos ever end?

Friday, 12 September 2014

Beer and Stuff

Here we are, at the start of another weekend. Where does the time go?

Now then, we have our trip to the Prince of Wales at Foxfield and Cartmel next Sunday (21st). Leaving The Snug at 10 45am due back about 7-30pm. There are still some places left and the cost is £10 per person. We are now also taking bookings for our trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets, the Marble Arch and the many other real ale pubs in Manchester. We will be going on Sunday November 30th, timings roughly as above and cost will be about £12 per person. Please get in touch if you would like to book your place.

We now have 15 teams in The Snug Fantasy Football League. It's only £5 to enter and proceeds will be split between the winner and Help for Heroes. The league starts tomorrow so join up today, don't delay. Details of how to join are on the Thursday 28 August post.

On the bar today we have:

Barngates Pale 3.3%
Fell Robust Porter 4.8%
Plain Ales Sheep Dip 3.8%
Great Orme Great Welsh 5%
Growler Lemonhead 4.1%

Westons Family Reserve Cider 5%
Westons Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Next up Marble-Beermoth IPA 7.2%

Now here's a little treat to ease you into weekend. Paloma Faith singing Stone Cold Sober: