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Monday, 6 May 2013

Hoppy Heaven

Well, hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday. Somebody said it was the first decent weather for this holiday since it was introduced thirty years or so ago. Should have made April 23 the bank holiday you see.

Well we still have that devilish brew from Ulverston on, the Fra Diavolo. Then we have the Blind Boris from Marlpool in Derbyshire, a lovely traditional dark mild. We also have a little Oxfordshire Ales Churchill left, an Honorary Pale Ale.

Now then. Those kind chaps at Hawkshead have kindly delivered a cask of Cumbrian 5 Hop which will be on tomorrow. But this is no ordinary Cumbrian 5 Hop, this one is a souped up version at 6%ABV. We believe this could be the only cask at this strength to go on sale in Lancashire and Cumbria. What a treat!

Limbering up on the touchline is the Grafton Jazz from Worksop, and The Fell Brewery Progressive Pale from Flookburgh.

Hope you can join us this week. I'm sure Gareth will be hammering the door down for a little piece of Hawkshead hop heaven. In fact he's made me feel terribly guilty about being closed today he is so excited about the 5 Hop. Not long now lad!

If you think today feels like heaven, wait until tomorrow:

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