Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Spring Special : Curlew's Call

Curlew's Call 4.1%
With Spring just around the corner (hopefully), it's time to brew our Spring special. 

As every good Dalesman knows, when the Curlew returns from it's Winter migration, it's call heard on the moors is one of the first signs that the new season is upon us!

Brewed with the finest Optic pale malt, and a healthy dose of Crystal malt for colour and that all important mouthfeel, this premium bitter features quite a hop punch, packed with a double dosing of powerful American hops, to provide a long, dry, bitter finish.

Curlew's Call should be landing in all your favourite Real Ale houses within the next couple of weeks, and will feature at the Darlington Spring Thing Beer Festival (see earlier post).

Festival Season!

No, not the dirty hippy festivals of the summer!

As spring approaches, it becomes Beer Festival season, and we've got a few of our beers featured at some of the regions finest celebrations of everything ale!

Rotherham Real Ale Festival
Wednesday 2nd - Sat 5th March at Magna Science Museum
Beers: Semer Water Honey and Wensleydale Gold. Visit Festival Website

The 25th Darlington Spring Thing Beer Festival
Thursday 17th - Sat 19th March at East Hall, The Arts Centre
Beers: Spring Special and more to be confirmed. Visit Festival Website

Leeds Beer Festival
Thursday 17th - Sat 19th March at Pudsey Civic Hall
Beers: To be confirmed. Visit Festival Website

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

New Year, New Beer!

As a new year is now upon us, we thought it was about time we played with some of our long standing recipes, and worked on a few new ones!

As an overview, all beers will now be hoppier, which can never be a bad thing! First trials of the new Wensleydale Bitter and Poacher IPA are tasting damn fine. It's always a shame when you have to drive home at the end of a day at work, when work involves making such a tasty product, and said product contains alcohol. The installation of bunk beds are in discussion!

Falconer Session Bitter will also benefit from a larger malt bill, to add a bit more body, and make it even tastier!

Even more brand new recipes are in development and undergoing trial brews, including a super IPA and Wensley'd Ale.

Look out for the new recipes hitting pumps as we speak, across Yorkshire and the North . . .