Once again we’re back with our review of one of the highlights of all local beer lovers’ calendar, Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival!
This year was as good as any, with a huge array of amazing local brewers peddling their latest concotions; from sours to stouts and everything in between.
We were pleased to be in amongst it again in our usual pitch alongside the lovely Navigation and other local heroes.
This year we brought a couple of brand new brews as well as our usual favourite core beers. Highlights that seemed to go down well were our latest collaboration with SALT, a deliciously juicy NEIPA, as well as our new pale, Head in the Clouds.
Thanks so much to everyone who passed through! If you missed out, make sure you go and check out our latest beers at all good local establishments in our pubs and beyond.
Here was this year’s starting line-up:
3 year aged for another dimension of flavour intensity! Double mashed imperial stout showcasing a rich, deep and complex flavours. Warming and boozy with a thick, slick body and bags of character.
A small-brew schwarzbier with a light body and smooth chocolate finish.
Huge tropical and citrus aroma and flavour with undertones of subtle resin and pine, followed by a thick, juicy mouthfeel, with a a delicate hint of bitterness to finish.
Your go-to session IPA. Upfront hop aromas of grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit give way to a juicy and more-ish flavour with a soft bitterness.
Soft and juicy hazy pale, a hot mash, and a whole load of oats, provide a smooth and silky backdrop to Mosaic hops, which bring citrus and tropical flavour to this beer in abundance.
What needs to be said? Our flagship pale. Exquisitely poised.
Notes of dried fruit, roasted coffee and caramel are balanced by creamy oats, giving this stout it’s characteristic smooth and luxurious mouthfeel.
A single malt ale with a lovely golden hue. A blend of First Gold, Challenger, Aurora and Bobek hops give Elsie Mo its delicate citrus aroma and floral taste.
Satisfyingly fruity pale with notes of grapefruit and orange from a dry hop bill of simcoe and amarillo. Followed by subtle malt sweetness and a refreshing, crisp finish.
Screech Owl is a classic, balanced American-style IPA with a long hop finish. Well-hopped with Cascade and Centennial and brewed to export strength.
Rich, warming Black IPA with a distinctive hop and caramel finish.
The original recipe, aged in cognac barrels for 9 months over whole late season english cherries.
Our Vat & Fiddle Pilot Project collab! Of course, it had to be an imperial mild. Full of toffee and dark fruit flavours.
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