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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sunday is Birthday Day

A couple of good friends have birthdays today, Mike and Victoria, so there will be various nibbles available for us to  graze on while we enjoy some excellent beers, ciders and wine this afternoon. Happy birthday to both.

Today we have:

Stockport-Buck Bitter 4.8%
Blackjack-Play Your Cards Rye't
London Beer Company-Session 3.8%
Exmoor-Ale 3.8%
Fell-Robust Porter 4.6%

Abrahall's-Slack Alice (medium cider) 4.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie (scrumpy) 7.3%
Lilley's-Bee Sting (perry) 7.5%

Today we are also introducing 200ml bottles of Prosecco at £4 per bottle in addition to our range of three reds, three whites, two roses and Prosecco (75cl by the bottle).

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Current Beers and Pint Records

Well, some time ago we set a record for selling a cask of Marble Pint in 1hr 50 mins. We then beat that down to 1 hr 35 mins. On Friday last week we had a very busy night and the first beer went at 5 30 when the Marble Pint went on. At 6 20 the cask was empty, yes 50 minutes, our new record. Even more impressive that there were 4 other pumps on at the same time.

So, after all that excitement what fine ales are we offering today? Here we go:

Marble Ginger 5.1%
Deeply Vale DV8 Stout 4.8%
Scarborough Old Sailor 4.9%
Wall's Yorkshire Gold 4.2%
Ulverston Royal Reserve 6%

Westons Old Rosie 7.3%
Abrahall's Slack Alice 4.6%
Lilley's Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Now for my favourite Penguin Café Orchestra number, just because I can:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Beers, Ciders and Trips

We have around 66 people on our June 7th trip so there are still 4 places left. The coach will be a little cosier than usual with 70 seats but we are only travelling to Staveley, there to Cartmel then back. Payment of £10 is due now please. Let's hope the sun shines as it is today.

Following is what we are offering the discerning drinker today:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Cherkeby 5%
Winster Valley-Hurdler 3.5%
Barngates-Pale 3.3%
Chadwick's-Black Gem 5%
Arbor-MB Bomb 4.7%

Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%
Abrahall,s-Slack Alice 4.5%
Lilley's-Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Next beers up:

Yeovil-Glory 3.8%
Caveman-Neanderthal 4.4%

And now, supergroup FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) who are touring later this year:


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Help for Heroes Gin and Beer

The great news is that we celebrated St George's Day by raising £600 for Help for Heroes. Thanks to the generosity of our customers we have now raised over £3000 for an extremely worthy cause that supports our troops in need.

Special thanks to David Unsworth, his enthusiasm and knowledge about gin are inspiring and he was extremely entertaining too. We had the added bonus of tasting 6 fantastic gins that few of us had ever come across before. It is well worth a visit to Cartmel to visit David's wonderful wine and spirit shop at Unsworth's Yard .

In other news-the trip to Hawkshead Brewery and Cartmel on June 7th is now fully booked.

On the bar this evening we have:

Hawkshead-NZPA 6%
Wickwar-Real Stout 4.3%
Winster Valley-Best Bitter 3.7%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Monumental 4.5%
Town House-Meridien Mild 4%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6%
Lilley's-Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Well, we have the big election on Thursday and the outcome is as hard to predict as any election, certainly in my lifetime. So pretty soon we may be living through this: