Following on from the success of last years inaugural Morecambe Beer Festival the second Festival will be held at the iconic Winter Gardens on Morecambe’s Marine Road Central from August 15th to 17th 2013, this historic building overlooking the sandy shores of Morecambe Bay makes a splendid location for this festival.
Cross Bay Brewery Beers. © Cross Bay Brewery.
the Lunesdale CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch are the organisers of this Beer Festival which will be open on the dates and times below.
- Thursday 15th August: (Trade only 3pm to 5pm) public 5pm to 11pm
- Friday 16th August: 12 noon to 11pm
- Saturday 17th August: 12 noon to 11pm
- Sunday 18th August: Drinking up session: 12noon to 3pm (or earlier if beer runs out!)
Live entertainment will be on Friday and Saturday only.
The entrance fee is CAMRA members £1.00! Non-members £4.00.
Cross Bay Brewery are the main sponsors of this years Morecambe Beer Festival and will be producing a one off Festival Brew for the occasion.
With 54 beers from 49 different breweries currently listed this magnificent celebration of the art of beer brewing. and drinking, is sure to have something to please everyone.
Check out the beer list below to whet your appetite.
Cross Bay Brewery
Tasting notes for this one off beer are not available at present. It’s sure to be a cracker.
Spectrum. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 3.9%
Brewed in conjunction with George Palmer and Julian Holt of the Lunesdale CAMRA branch, with only English malts and hops. A true take on the classic English ‘Bitter.’
Zenith. Style: IPA. Abv 5.0%
This was Beer of the Festival in 2012 – Zesty fruit flavours are followed by a hefty kick from the triple blend of hops, which makes this ale particularly special.
Sussex Gold. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.2%
A rich golden beer with a hoppy, citrus finish. Very smooth, light and refreshing.
Tenacious Ted. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 3.8%
Amber-coloured ale with a vibrant hop character on the nose and palate. Bitter-sweet and moreish.
Bearly Literate. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 4.5%
Golden pale ale. Floral scented and packed with the flavours of summer fruits and lemon, ending with a smooth dryness.
Black Hole Brewery
Red Dwarf. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.5%
Sweetshop fruits with citrus and bitter after-taste.
Blueberry Ale. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.4%
A refreshing malty session ale with fruity,spicy overtones and a not too unusual blue tint to the head.
BBC2. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 2.5%
Brown in colour with tropical citrus flavours. The beer is dry on the palate and full of body.
Sandstone. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 3.9%
The delicate hop characteristics dominate this beer, the pale ale has been triple hopped to give a smooth clean taste.
Norwegian Blue. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.9%
Caramel taste with fresh floral aroma.
Burton Bridge Brewery
Thomas Sykes. Style: Strong Ale. Abv 10.0%
Almost sherry esters on the nose, warming and complex taste.
Castle Rock Brewery
Elsie Mo. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 4.7%
Light golden colour. A blend of hops gives its aroma and pleasantly crisp after-taste.
Bluebird XB. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.2%
A smooth ale with floral hints, light malt tones and a hoppy freshness.
Grassmoor Dark Ale. Style: Dark beer. Abv 4.3%
Dark and complex, a beer that defies classification.
Old Leg Over. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.1%
Ruby red, floral citrus fruit aroma, dry fruit finish.
Rambrau. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.5%
Brewed with lager malts and Halertau hops to give clean crisp lager style beer.
Dunscar Bridge Brewery
Steeplejack. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 3.8%
Light, golden and hoppy
1872 Porter. Style: Dark beer. Abv 6.5%
An old port nose, and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate.
Stag. Style: Dark beer. Abv 5.2%
The nose is rich with resiny hop aromas to the fore followed by a biscuity maltiness in the background.
Fuzzy Duck Brewery
Ruby Duck. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 5.3%
Dark ruby coloured beer with a rich full body and complex fruit flavours.
Goose Eye Brewery
Black Moor. Style: Dark beer. Abv 4.0%
Plenty of flavour and a lingering taste.
Green Jack Brewery
Summer Dream. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 4.0%
A pale summer ale, floral, dry and hoppy brewed with elderflower. Huge aroma of Summertime!
Umble Magna. Style: Speciality. Abv 5.0%
Smooth, creamy porter infused with coriander. Roast grain supported by caramel and butterscotch, the coriander dominates throughout.
Red . Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.2%
A Red Ale. Bitter-sweet. First comes the sweetness of the Dark Crystal malt, which gives it the red colour, and then the long dry finish.
Pump Fiction. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 4.5%
A deep golden beer with good malty complexity, exquisitely balanced with a bright hoppy finish.
Hop Back Brewery
Summer Lightening. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 5.0%
An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma.
Lemon Blossom. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 3.7%
Golden Pale Ale.
Humpty Dumpty Brewery
Lemon and Ginger. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.0%
Pale amber crisp ale, finished with a refreshing ginger and lemon tang. This won 2012 Norfolk & Norwich CAMRA Silver Medal, Speciality Beer category
J. W. Lees Brewery
Streaker. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 3.7%
Golden straw colour and floral aroma, hints of fresh cut grass.
Kelham Island Brewery
Summer Breeze. Style: Speciality. Abv 3.5%
Light refreshing golden ale, zesty grapefruit, bisuity and floral.
Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery
Jubilee Stout. Style: Dark beer. Abv 5.5%
A stout brewed with a fine balance of dark and chocolate malts giving a hint of licorice in this smooth brew.
Singletrack. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.0%
Super citrus floral aromas with a hoppy bitter feel. Flowy Ale!
Amber. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 3.7%
A classic session bitter that is both aromatic & bursting with flavour.
Strawberry Blonde. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.3%
A fusion of British strawberries citrus hops and English malted barley giving a refreshing strawberry blonde sensation.
Funfair. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 3.6%
A crisp clean light coloured beer flavoured with English hops to reflect the traditions of British summer time.
Little Valley Brewery
Python IPA. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 6.0%
Straw coloured, double hopped, original IPA with strong malty taste and good balance of hops bitterness.
Pure Witch. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 4.0%
Full malt biscuit taste with top fruit. Citrus, pear,peach aroma.
North Yorks Brewery
Flying Herbert. Style: Dark beer. Abv 4.7%
Smooth full flavoured premium bitter. Malt and hops balance the strong fruitiness. The finish is malty, fruity and dry.
Pit Pony. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 3.8%
An amber coloured hoppy bitter with floral a character.
Old Bear Brewery
Honey Pot. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.4%
Single hop, single malt and brewed with honey. Well balances and refreshing.
Old Mill Brewery
Old Mill Mild. Style: Dark beer. Abv 3.4%
A smooth, malty and nutty flavoured mild with hints of a dark chocolate finish.
Old School Brewery
Detention. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.1%
A clean, straw coloured light drinking bitter. This is a fully flavoured beer with floral aromas and a slightly dry finish.
Textbook. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv?
Tasting notes have been requested from Old School Brewery.
Palmers 200. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 5.0%
Full bodied, rich and malty, with a distinctive hop character.
Nutty Black. Style: Dark beer. Abv 3.9%
A delicious dark mild with hints of liquorice and a smooth malty taste.
Purple Moose Brewery
Dark Side of the Moose. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 4.6%
A delicious dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.
Rudgate Ruby Mild. Style: Dark beer. Abv 4.4%
sweet and fruity with a rich body, which blends seamlessly with it’s nuttiness.
Raspberry Blonde. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.0%
Refreshingly blonde ale delicately infused with raspberry flavours.
Top Totty. Style: Blonde/light. Abv 4.0%
A stunning blonde beer full bodied with a voluptuous hop aroma.
Pennine Pilsner. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.0%
clear pale yellow ale, thin white head, very light citrus hop aroma, mild lemon flavour.
Cappuccino Stout. Style: Dark beer. Abv 4.5%
This beer combines the original dry Titanic Stout with the flavours of cappuccino.
Williams Brothers Brewery
Froach Heather Ale. Style: Speciality. Abv 4.1%
A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish.
Guzzler. Style: Bitter/Ale. Abv 3.6%
A light golden beer with well balanced hops and malt against a background of fruitiness. Crisp, dry, and refreshing.
Now that’s what I call a beer festival. I shall be trying a drop of Froach Heather Ale as I am keen on all things Scottish and a swift half of Old Leg Over to remind me of days gone by and dreams of days yet to come. See you at the Winter Gardens for the 2013 Morecambe Beer Festival.