Here it is! Time to get planning on your own personal beer list for next week. Cheers!
COMING THIS DECEMBER TO OUR LINE UP!
A brand new 7.4% single hop DIPA, Ekuanodon from Staggeringly Good. This huge beer has super low bitterness (5IBU) and big citrus character from the Ekuanot hops that blend perfectly with the smooth tropical notes from the New England Ale Yeast.
Look what we’ve managed to get hold of on a super-exclusive this Christmas!
A small batch brew from Dark Star Brewing Co. Cacao nibs and hazelnuts deliver smooth chocolate and nutty toasted flavours. So exclusive we could only get one cask!
The wait is over! Here is this May’s beer list for you to check out, time to get planning for next week! Cheers! 🍻 Click here to see the list! https://portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com/beers/
Another debut for us at the beer fest this Christmas, AllGates Brewery from Wigan!
Since 2006 AllGates has been brewing fine craft beers in the heart of Wigan, in a fully restored 19th Century Grade II-listed, tower brewery, in the process re-establishing brewing in the town centre after a near forty year absence, following the closure of Moorfield’s Brewery in the 1970’s.
Combining heritage with imagination we put true Northern soul into our award-winning beers to bring you an exciting range of beers, whenever inspiration bites. However one thing our ales have in common is they are part of an outstanding range of modern beers, but built on cask ale tradition. To this tradition we have added aromatic hops from the New World. This enables us to produce hop-forward beers but retaining balance and subtlety; beers with true Northern soul.
One of the most exciting breweries on the South coast is back with us this Christmas, the expert ‘blenders’ and beer connoisseurs, Burning Sky.
“Burning Sky Brewery was conceived and set up by Mark as a long term project and my last brewery build (hopefully). Tom was onboard from an early stage, helping with trial brews. Paula joined when we had some beer to sell & does the sensible stuff.
Here, nestled at the base of the South Downs in an old Sussex Barn that has been refurbished to a high standard, we can let our imaginations run wild. The landscape and provenance of our location was a major factor in the brewery’s set up.
The crux of the brewery is to brew the beers that excite us, without compromise in terms of ingredient costs and time – that all too often overlooked ingredient in beer. Whether it’s a fresh hoppy pale, or a oak aged beer – they are all considered and cared for beers that we want to drink.
We have started work on an extensive ageing program – not tempted by short cuts, we are far more interested in tradition and the slow-working yeasts that bring complexities and depths of flavour to the beers. It is not envisaged that the full extent of Burning Sky will be apparent for another 2 or 3 years, when these slow beers are ready and we can fully embark on our blending schedule.
Currently we have the ability to be ageing up to 14,500 litres of beer in a mixture of 225 litre oak barriques & 2500 litre oak foudres. The character of each barrel and beer will develop over time leading us on an exciting journey, where the beer guides us and we work with it, learning from it.”