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Skipton Beer Festival 2017
20th to 22nd April

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Beer, Cider, Perry and Foreign Beer

Skipton Beer Festival 2017

20th to 22nd April

Ermysted's Grammar School


Beer list for Skipton Beer Festival 2017. The list is as at 20th April, we hope this will be what will be on offer for the festival but there is always the chance we might have some changes before we pull the first pint, we will try to update the list to reflect any changes.
Beer County Tasting Notes
Abbeydale Deception (4.1%) South Yorkshire A pale beer made with Nelson Sauvin Hops from New Zealand. Strong citrus flavours.
Allendale Pennine Pale (4%) Northumberland Light golden ale brewed with a trio of American hops for a full citrus fruit flavour.
Arbor Ales Blorange (5.2%) Gloucestershire A blood orange saison style beer
Arbor Ales Blue Sky Drinking (4.4%) Gloucestershire Tawny best bitter. Full bodied malt backbone balanced by delicate citrus hops and a clean bitter finish
Beespoke Clocktower Porter (5.4%) West Yorkshire (L) A robust porter with vinous aroma and nutty sweetness.
Beespoke Fox Wit (4.2%) West Yorkshire (L) A Belgian influenced German style wheat beer with coriander and bitter orange.
Belhaven Black (4.2%) East Lothian, Scotland A smooth, balanced stout with malty body and roast notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
Bingley Brewery Centennial (4.4%) West Yorkshire (L) Single hop golden ale with a delicate floral aroma and a tangy after taste.
Bingley Brewery Session IPA (4.2%) West Yorkshire (L) Pleasantly hopped light amber beer with fleshy grapefruit notes and a dry bitterness.
Black Sheep Ale (4.4%) North Yorkshire (L) A premium bitter with robust fruit, malt , and hops.
Brewsmith New Zealand Pale (4.2%) Lancashire Four New Zealand hop varieties create this pronounced pine and floral pale ale with assertive bitterness.
Brewsmith Oatmeal Stout (5.2%) Lancashire A full bodied richly textured stout. Balanced bitterness with coffee, blackcurrant, liquorice and citrus aromas.
Bridgehouse Brewery Aired Ale (4.2%)West Yorkshire (L) Well balanced dark golden bitter.
Bridgehouse Cherry Choc Stout (6%) West Yorkshire (L) Smooth and dark with a sweetness from oatmeal and morello cherries, and a delicate bitterness from English hops.
Copper Dragon Pseudo Sue (3.9%) North Yorkshire (L) Light, malty and full of English hops.
Copper Dragon Silver Myst (4%) North Yorkshire (L) Brewed using German Pilsner malt,saaz and hallertau hops. Crisp and refreshing.
Dark Horse Blonde Beauty (3.9%) North Yorkshire (L) A soft and refreshing session blonde ale using traditional English Bramling Cross hops.
Dark Horse Night Jar (4.2%) North Yorkshire (L) Smooth dark ale. Fruity with caramel notes and a full malt finish.
Elland Nettlethrasher (4.4%) West Yorkshire (L) A premium copper coloured best bitter, using a combination of six malts and two types of English hops.
Fixed Wheel Chain Reaction Pale Ale (4.2%) West Midlands This session pale ale is brewed using English malt and two big American hops, giving orange and citrus flavours
Fixed Wheel Single Speed Cluster (4.5%) West Midlands Flavoured with Cluster, the 'original' American hop variety. Pale Ale with spicy, herbal character.
Foxfield Dark Mild (3.7%) Cumbria Traditional dark mild. Low hop bitterness is compensated by the sweetness and roast malts.
Fyne Ales Avalanche (4.5%) Argyll, Scotland This true golden ale starts with stunning citrus hop aroma, and finishes with a long bittersweet aftertaste.
Goose Eye Chinook (4.2%) West Yorkshire (L) This blonde beer is bursting at the seams with American Chinook hops, which give grapefruit and tropical aroma and flavours.
Goose Eye Over & Stout (5.2%) West Yorkshire (L) Full bodied, very dark stout. Smooth and strong.
Great Heck Voodoo Mild (4.3%) North Yorkshire Rich, black mild, bursting with flavour from the roasted malts.
Great Heck Yakima IPA (7.4%) North Yorkshire Strong IPA using Citra,Simcoe,Cascade,Chinook and Amarillo hops, giving this dark golden ale it's West Coast USA influence. Dangerously drinkable.
Grey Trees Diggers Gold (4%) Glamorgan, Wales Alive with fresh citrus aromas and a subtle bitterness from the US hops.
Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter (4%) East Sussex Full-bodied English bitter with a good malt and hop balance.
Heavy Industry 77 (Two Sevens) (4.9%) Clwyd, Wales A strong bitter with a powerful smack of fruit and hops.
Heritage Brewing Co. Charrington IPA (4.5%) Staffordshire Deep amber premium bitter with a malty aroma and resinous English hop notes.
Heritage Brewing Co. St.Modwen (4.2%) Staffordshire Golden ale, refreshing but not too bitter with a subtle malted wheat biscuit taste.
Kelham Island Riders On The Storm (4.5%) South Yorkshire An amber ale with a fusion of English and American hops giving a storm of hoppy flavours.
Lacons Encore (3.8%) Norfolk Grapefruit and hops dominate this light amber ale.
Lincoln Green Marion Pale Ale (3.8%) Nottinghamshire Subtly-hopped golden ale with a citrus aroma and a dry bitter finish.
Magic Rock High Wire (5.5%) West Yorkshire West coast style pale ale, with mango, lychee and grapefruit flavours.
Magic Rock Rapture (4.6%) West Yorkshire Full-bodied red ale, with grapefruit and pine aromas and a rich, malty body.
Mordue Workie Ticket (4.5%) Tyne & Wear Complex tasty bitter with plenty of malt and hops.
Naylor's Resurrection (4%) North Yorkshire (L) A smooth, dark beer with a rich hazelnut taste and malty finish.
Naylor's Spoke (4.3%) North Yorkshire (L) A very refreshing, lively pale ale with citrus aromas.
Nene Valley Release The Chimps (4.4%) Northamptonshire An IPA for everyday drinking. Pale, crisp and with a punchy bitterness.
North Brewing Co. Prototype (3.8%) West Yorkshire (L) A good 'unfussy' session pale ale. Not hugely hoppy, but with a nice bite to it.
North Brewing Co. Sputnik (5%) West Yorkshire (L) American Pale Ale. Tangy with a strong citrus hop character
North Riding Centennial (4%) North Yorkshire A single hop American Pale Ale, Centennial hops deliver a floral and citrus finish.
North Riding Waimea (4.5%) North Yorkshire Single hop New Zealand Pale Ale using Waimea hops, citrus fruit and pine feature strongly.
Nottingham Rock Ale Mild (3.8%) Nottinghamshire A reddish-black malty mild with some refreshing bitterness.
Old Dairy Blue Top IPA (4.8%) Kent Smoothly balanced with caramel flavours from Crystal and Maris Otter malts, finished with a hint of citrus from East Kent Golding, Challenger and Bobek hops.
Pig & Porter Red Spider Rye (4.8%) Kent Ruby red ale using rye malt which lends a peppery spiciness and Centennial hops give a massive burst of citrus. Really distinctive.
Pig & Porter Skylarking (4%) Kent An ultra-pale, super refreshing session IPA hopped with Galaxy and Ella. Expect hints of tropical fruit.
RCH Hewish Mild (3.6%) Somerset Black mild with a light roast nose, a slight apple taste with an astringent finish.
Ryedale Harvest (3.8%) North Yorkshire (L) Perfectly blended blonde ale.
Salopian Lemon Dream (4.5%) Shropshire A shimmering golden ale brewed using organic lemons. Subtle zesty aromas and citrus filled fruity finish.
Sambrooks Wandle Ale (3.8%) Greater London Quaffable pale brown bitter. Some peach and citrus notes.
Settle Brewery Dragon Fire (5%) North Yorkshire (L) A strong golden ale.
Settle Brewery Nine Standards No.4 Amber (3.7%) North Yorkshire (L) Dark amber bitter with a fruity, spicy nose.
Siren Craft Undercurrent (4.5%)BerkshireSpicy pale ale with grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot.
Tapped Brew Co. Mojo Pale Ale (3.6%) South Yorkshire Pale ale dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra varieties.
Tapped Brew Co. Stout (4%) South Yorkshire Spicy tobacco and molasses flavours behind a dry, slightly sour finish. 100% UK hops.
Three Peaks Brewery Scar Top Stout (5%) North Yorkshire (L) Chocolate and roast malts on the nose leading to a smooth, full bodied and well balanced taste of chocolate malts and hops. The finish is slightly hoppy and moreish!
Tigertops Tom-Tonka (4.1%) West Yorkshire A dark beer with cinnamon and toffee notes.
Tigertops Union Pacific (4.9%)West YorkshirePale ale brewed with NZ and US hops.
Timothy Taylor Boltmaker (4%) West Yorkshire (L) Tawny bitter combining hops, fruit and biscuity malt.
Timothy Taylor Dark Mild (3.5%) West Yorkshire (L) Malt and caramel dominate in this sweetish dark brew.
Timothy Taylor Golden Best (3.5%) West Yorkshire (L) Refreshing amber coloured traditional Pennine mild.
Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring Blonde (4.2%) West Yorkshire (L) First new regular beer from the brewery for over half a century. Full bodied blonde beer with a citrussy character.
Timothy Taylor Landlord (4.3%) West Yorkshire (L) Tasty bitter with citrus peel aromas, and malt, grassy hops, plus a marmalade sweetness on the palate.
Vocation Bread & Butter (3.9%) West Yorkshire (L) Pale gold bitter. Smooth and rounded flavour with aromas of pine, peach, lychee and citrus.
Vocation Life & Death (6.5%)West Yorkshire (L)American style IPA with flavours of tropical and citrus fruits.
Wantsum Black Prince Mild (3.9%) Kent Rich full bodied Kentish mild.
Wishbone Divination (5.6%) West Yorkshire (L) Heavily dry hopped American IPA. Stuffed full of Chinook,Ahtanum, Columbus and Summit varieties.
Wishbone Table Porter (4%) West Yorkshire (L) Session strength London Porter characterised by brown malt.
Wylam Jakehead IPA (6.3%) Tyne & Wear Amber bronze IPA with lots of American hop aroma. Bittersweet on the palate.
York Brewery Yorkshire Terrier (4.2%) North Yorkshire Distinctive amber gold beer. Fruit and hops dominate throughout.
Yorkshire Heart Dark Heart Mild (4%) North Yorkshire Richly flavoured mild with hints of nuts, and chocolate.
Yorkshire Heart JRT Golden Best (4.2%)North Yorkshire Golden ale with a refreshing flavour.
Bridgehouse Rum Porter (6%)West Yorkshire (L)Medium gravity baltic style porter. A mix of malts produce a smooth sweet base. Baltic hops and rum give depth and character.
Tigertops M&SWest YorkshireTasting notes not available
Vibrant Forest Flying Saucer (4.3%)HampshireTasty bitter with citrus peel aromas, and malt, grassy hops, plus a marmalade sweetness on the palate.
Vocation Heart & Soul (4.5%)West Yorkshire (L)All the hoppy goodness of an IPA, but brewed to a session-able strength. Think fruit salad.
Beers marked (L) are part of the Keighley & Craven 'Locale' scheme.

Perries and ciders

Cider/Perry County Tasting Notes
Barbourne Cider - Sweet Kernel Cider 4.5%Worcestershire An easy drinking, mellow, sweet cider which is blended with apple juice after fermentation. This results in a slightly hazy, refreshing cider followed by a distinctive aftertaste with a hint of spice.
Celtic Marches - Cracklin' Rosie Perry 4%Herefordshire This medium perry is made from 100% pressed pear juice. It is pale in colour, with a fine and delicate taste.
Celtic Marches  - Thundering Molly Cider 5.2%Herefordshire A well rounded and balanced medium/medium sweet cider. Golden in colour, fresh and fruity, with a lovely apple aroma. Made from 100% cider apples.
Cockeyed Cider - Cock Bird Cider 5% Devon A clean and crisp, amber coloured sweet traditional Devon cider, with a full, rich taste.
Grumpy John  - Dry Cider 6% West Yorkshire A sharp, dry traditional cider produced locally, using apples collected from the Bradford area. A very refreshing 'Eastern style' cider which uses a higher proportion of dessert apples.
Gwynt y Ddraig - Black Dragon Cider 7.2% South WalesThis is smooth and medium, made using cider apples. The juice is fermented and matured in oak barrels. The result is a cider rich in colour, body and flavour, with a fruity aroma.
Millwhites - Rum Cask Cider 7.5% Somerset This medium cider is made from West Country cider apples and then aged in rum casks. It's full of fruit flavour, with a subtle rum finish.
Purbeck Cider - Dorset Dabinett Cider 5%DorsetA full-bodied medium, single variety cider. It is full of fruity aromas and has a rich, well-balanced taste. Dabinett is one of the few apples to succeed in producing an excellent single variety cider.
Scrumpy Wasp - Amnesia Cider 7.2%NottinghamshireA medium dry cider, created from a blend of bittersweet and dessert apples. There are soft tannins on the palate and a crisp, dry aftertaste.
Snailsbank - Tumbledown Cider 5.2% HerefordshireAn easy drinking, accessible medium cider. It's full of flavour, with the dry fruitiness matched by a subtle sweetness.
Weston's - Country Perry 4.5%HerefordshireA very light, delicate and easy drinking medium sweet perry.
Worley's - Beatnik Billy Cider 5.5%SomersetThis is a light 'Eastern style' sweet cider. It is produced near the Mendip Hills and has a powerful fruity character.

Foreign Beer

Country Brewery Beer Style Description
Belgium Boon Framboise (5%) Raspberries Intense red raspberry aroma and flavour from the use of real raspberries on a young Lambic Ale. Hints of oak with a dry and tart finish
Belgium d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe (9.5%) Tripel Heavily hopped strong IPA Tripel with malty body, golden in colour with lots of fruit in flavour and finish.
Belgium Kerkom Bink Bloesem (7.1%) Honey, Pears Unfiltered, unpasteurised this spring beer has honey from Sint-Truiden and syrup of Pears from Vrolingen
Belgium Liefmans Goudenband (8%) Lambic Brown An unsurpassed old brown with the richness and complexity of a vintage wine, with notes of maltiness and tartness throughout.
Belgium Lindemans Pecheresse (2.5%) Peach A golden peach Lambic with a sparkling appearance and fruity taste.
Belgium Lindemans Framboise (2.5%) Raspberries A clean natural tasting brew with undertones of fresh raspberries and a wonderful aroma.
Belgium Lindemans Kriek (3.5%) Cherry Sparkling brew which is smooth and refreshing, made with 25% cherry juice. Aroma and Taste predominantly cherry with underlying tartness from the Lambic Beer beneath.
Belgium Mort Subite Kriek (4%) Cherry Flavour is of fresh cherries, good balance of tart and sweet. Not overly syrupy or sugary with good balance of acidity from the spontaneous fermentation a mix of 1 & 3 year old Lambic's.
Belgium Oud Beersel Framboise (5%) Raspberries 250g per litre of fresh raspberries are added to a blend of old and young Lambic to produce what could be the missing link between beer & wine?
Belgium Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vielle (6%) Cherry Deep Pink/red colour with paler pink head - a tart fruit Lambic with almondy hints from the matured cherries.
Belgium Rodenbach Grand Cru (6%) Sour Red/Brown A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity.
Belgium Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus (4%) Strawberry Its strawberry flavour confirms the initial aroma without being overly sweet, but also has a sense of freshness reminiscent of the green seeds of the fruit.
Belgium Timmermans Oude Gueuze (5.5%) Gueuze Oude Gueuze is an appellation controlee: its label is protected. Also known as the champagne of beers & has been aged 3 years in wooden barrels, then blended with young Lambic to reintroduce spontaneous fermentation in the bottle.
Czech Bernard Světlý Ležák (4.9%) Czech Pilsner A light unpasteurised lager combining fullness with balanced bitterness accompanied by delicate hop aroma and a thick, rich foam.
Czech Bernard Sváteční Ležák (5%) Czech Pilsner Meaning Celebration Lager, this is a bottle conditioned unpasteurised beer made with malts from the Bernard Malthouse.
Czech Měšťanský Havlíčkův Brod Rebel Černý (4.7%) Dark Pilsner Dark lager with caramel sweet touch flavour, endowed with soft bitterness and ruby colour.
Czech Měšťanský Havlíčkův Brod Rebel Original Premium Special (4.8%) Czech Pilsner Pale lager combining hops and malt flavours with a refreshing bitter finish. Richness, relish and full foam typical for Czech beer using the open fermentation process.
Czech Chodovar Zámecké Černé (4.2%) Dark Pilsner Dark, clear brown with a big caramel head. Nose of toffee, hazelnuts, raisins, smokey. Taste is creamy, malty, smokeyness sneaks back on the finish. Name is Black Castle
Czech Chodovar Zámecké Special (5.1%) Czech Pilsner A golden colour, pleasant hop bouquet and full malt taste with a touch of gentle bitterness brewed solely from Czech aromatic hops & lagered for 3 months in underground cave cellars
Germany Aecht Schlenkerla Lagerbier (4.3%) Dortmunder/Helles Its subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes "Helles Schlenkerla Lager" a unique representative of the classic lager beer style "Bavarian Helles"
Germany Ayinger Jahrhundert (5.5%) Dortmunder/Helles First brewed in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the brewery. Golden-yellow colour with a flowery honey-ish aroma, spicy taste and is full-bodied finishing with well-balanced bitterness
Germany Crew Republic 7:45 Escalation (8.3%) Imperial DIPA 7:45 AM. Your friends have all gone home and the barkeeper is kicking you out because you’re the last one at the bar – again! Lots and lots of Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook on a base of Pilsener, Munich & Crystal Malts.
Germany Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (0.4%) Low Alcohol The famous Erdinger Blue is brewed under the strict Bavarian Purity Law this clear golden beer has a grainy aroma & flavour balanced with a light malt and slight sweetness. Low Alcohol.
Germany Hofbräuhaus München Original (5.1%) Dortmunder/Helles Pale golden brew with a generous, fluffy white head. light aromas and flavours of buttery malt with a nice hop finish. Light bodied and delicious.
Germany Jever Fun (0.5%) Low Alcohol Jever Fun is brewed as a normal-strength beer (Vollbier) and the alcohol is then removed.
Germany Jever Jever Pilsener (4.9%) Pilsner Golden body. Yeast & lightly malted aroma. Medium to thin bodied. Sharp & clean
Germany Maisel Maisel’s Weisse Original (5.2%) Hefeweizen Traditional Weiss bier made according to the old Bavarian style with fruit, spice and yeast in the bottle.
Germany Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Hopfenweisse (8.2%) Hefeweizen Cloudy amber beer with nice fine cream-colored head, smell is fruity, hoppy, fizzy, taste is also hoppy, not bitter.
Holland De Molen Heksen & Trollen (4.6%) Saison pale White Witch - a traditional styled saison beer, clear golden colour a little like a hefeweizen.
Holland De Molen Trots & Tevreden (6.8%) Winter spiced IPA Malts: pils, caramel, munchener, roasted. Bitter hops: Mosaic, late hop: Simcoe, dry hop: Pride of Ringwood. Aniseed.
Holland Uiltje Met Je Cascade Groene Trui DIPA (8.4%) Imperial IPA Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Hoppy finish.
Ireland Porterhouse Oyster Stout (4.6%) Stout Brewed with fresh oyster. A smooth drinking aromatic stout with a discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect. Not suitable for vegetarians.
Italy Loverbeer Saison L’Ouvrier (5.8%) Saison pale Saison style sour, hazy, spices, lemon and straw
Italy Loverbeer Madamin (6.2%) Sour Red/Brown Oak amber ale. Fermented and maturated only in oak vats. The name "Madamin" is a piedmontese word meaning "young lady"
Sweden Brewski Nightmare on 18th Street APA (6%) American Pale Ale Hazy pale golden, large rocky white head. Strange slightly synthetic fruity aroma. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness
Sweden Omnipollo Leon (6.5%) Belgian Pale Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium - Blonde with a nose like nectarine & speculoos biscuit with some light hay. A light taste with a little spice at end.
Sweden Stockholm Brew Co Beerbiotek Golden Sour #145 (4.6%) Sour Mashed IPA Brewed by Beerbliotek - Nose is citrus, orange, just a hint of sourness. Taste is a nice mixture of sour and hoppy, citrusy goodness
USA Founders Re Dank Ulous (9.5%) Imperial Red IPA Burnt Amber and sweetness from Caramalt but bursting with hops - Chinook, Mosaic & Simcoe with an IBU of 90!
USA Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout (6.5%) Stout IPA Ebony in colour, a rich creamy head and a mellow chocolate after taste. Has Northwest Harrington, Crystal, and Chocolate malts, roasted barley and rolled oats, along with Cascade hop.