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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Views of the Festival

Here are a few photos taken at the beer festival on Friday and Saturday:

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Beer of the Festival

Firstly many, many thanks to all who helped make our first beer festival such a success, not least all those who volunteered their time so generously over the two days, it's greatly appreciated. Thanks too to all who came along and helped make such a great atmosphere. Pencil 21/22 November 2014 in your diaries.

Thanks to all who voted for the beer of the festival. I think it's safe to say that there wasn't a bad beer amongst the 32 official beers, nor the three that we put on in The Snug when the Marble beers went.

So here are the winners as voted for by the festival goers:

Joint first-Kirkby Lonsdale Imperial Dragon and Ironbridge Oak Aged Whiskey Stout

Second-Ulverston Lonesome Pine

Third-Mordue Northumbrian Blonde

First beer to run out in The Snug-Marble Lagonda IPA

First beer to run out in the Furness Hall-Bowness Bay Swan Blonde

Thank you to all the wonderful brewers.

Monday, 18 November 2013

The Snug Beer Festival-Beer and Cider List

Elland, West Yorkshire
1872 Porter 6.5% Champion Beer GBBF 2013. Creamy, full flavoured porter with rich liquorice and chocolate flavours and a soft malted aftertaste.

Kelham Island, South Yorkshire
Riders On The Storm 4.5% A robust golden ale with berry and slight roasted notes.

Beartown, Cheshire
Bear Ass 4.0% Dark ruby red malty bitter with good hop nose and fruity flavour and a dry, bitter aftertaste.

Navigation, Nottingham
Apus 5.5% Refreshing American style IPA brewed with lager malts and American hops. Very drinkable with a lasting aftertaste.

Abbeydale, South Yorkshire
Horrable Skellington 4.9% A rich, dark, full bodied oatmeal stout.

Mordue, Tyne & Wear
Northumbrian Blonde 4.0% A blonde beer with a citrus aroma and hoppy finish.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Stout Mary 4.5% Full bodied oatmeal stout, rich and creamy with a strong bitter finish of blackcurrant and coffee.

Hadrian & Border, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Farne Island Pale Ale 4.0% A copper coloured bitter with a refreshing malt and hop balance.

Ossett, West Yorkshire
Jester 4.0% Fruity golden ale with a bitter, full bodied taste and aromas of tropical fruit.

Phoenix, Lancashire
Hopsack 3.8% A light drinking, hoppy session bitter.

Little Valley, West Yorkshire
Python 6.0% Amber coloured beer with a bitter fruit palate balanced by a malty sweetness and a long, bitter finish.

Saltaire, West Yorkshire
Cascadian Black 4.8% A black IPA with the roast malt flavours of a stout, yet citrus flavours from the Cascade hops.

Black Iris, Derby
American Red 5.0% A strong American hopped red ale.

Stringers, Ulverston
Yellow Lorry 4.0% Golden coloured with a cunning blend of hops giving citrus aromas and firm, clean, bitterness.

Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire
Imperial Dragon 8.2% An imperial IPA, dry hopped with a combination of pale malts and fresh hops from this year’s harvest.

Hawkshead, Cumbria
Five Hop 6.0% A well hopped golden ale, with citrus, floral, spicy hop flavours.

Bowness Bay, Cumbria
Swan Blonde 4.0% Pale, crisp, dry, hoppy with Windermere water freshness.

Old School Brewery, Lancashire
Hopscotch 3.7% A sunshine coloured pale ale with a crisp taste balanced with a delicate, lasting hoppiness.

Ulverston, Cumbria
Lonesome Pine 4.2% A pale honey beer with sweet malts, followed by tangy citrus fruits.

Marble, Manchester
Pint 3.9% Dry session bitter with a light malt base and display of New Zealand hops.

Lagonda 5.0% An India Pale Ale with a golden malt base complimenting a quadruple addition of hops.

Manchester Bitter 4.2% A classic Mancunian bitter with a citrus aroma, full palate and dry, bitter finish.

Best 4.3% A golden bitter with subtle tartness that gives way to a bitter, dry finish.

Dobber 5.9% Dark golden IPA with a hoppy character and smooth biscuit base offset by fruit aromas.

‘Stouter’ Port Stout 5.1% An extra winter stout with a rich palate, roasted notes, fruity hops and a long, dry, bitter finish.

Ginger 5.1% Full bodied copper coloured beer with a delicate blend of cloves, coriander and fiery ginger.

Other beers will be announced at the festival

roadoak Original 6.0% A still, dry, coloured cider from a blend of apple varieties.

Pheasant Plucker 4.5% Easy drinking traditional cloudy cider packed full of flavour.

Broadoak Kingston Black 7.5% Medium sweet, smooth, copper coloured cider with a woody finish.

Port Wine Of Glastonbury 6.0% Origins in orchards below Glastonbury. Easy on the palate, this is a true session cider with light effervescence and lemony tones.

Friday, 15 November 2013

What's On Then?

Well we still have a little Clark's Swing Low (4%) and a little Ironbridge Stout (5.1%). We also have Springhead Barebones (4.7%) and Ossett Silver King (4.3%). Joining us today will be Thornbridge Jaipur (5.9%).

Next up Hawkshead Windermere Pale (3.5%) and Cumberland Corby Noir (4.5%).

There will be a slight reduction in the number of beers we offer next week (Tue, Wed, Thu) as we are having to run down the stillage ready to fill it with Marble beers for the beer festival on Friday and Saturday. However we will be offering over 30 beers and ciders at the festival to make up.

Meanwhile, from another festival a bit of Morrissey:

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Beer Update

We kick off today with Clark's Swing Low (4%), Titan Pale Ale (4%), Ironbridge Stout (5.1%), Fuzzy Duck Tangerine Duck (4.7%) and a little Foxfield Elusive Brown Ale (4.4%).

Next up will be Springhead Barebones (4.7%), Ossett Silver King (4.3%) and Hawkshead Windermere Pale (3.5%).

We are hoping to pop the beer list and tasting notes for the beer festival (22 and 23 November) in the next couple of days.

But for now here we go:

Friday, 8 November 2013

Beer, Festival and Good News!

As regulars may have noticed, the scaffolding has now gone from the track side of the building and around the door. It seems that all leaks and other remedial work to the walls and roof have been successfully completed (touch wood). The walls, especially in the toilets, are drying out nicely and we will soon be in a position to decorate the loos. Maintenance is a constant problem for our landlord, the Station Heritage Trust which is a registered charity, so we hope to raise a fair few bob for the trust from the admission money to our beer festival on 22 and 23 November. Please see right side bar for details.

We go into this weekend with Bowness Bay Swan Verdi (4%), Goff's Jouster (4%), Titanic Iceberg (4.1%), Foxfield Elusive Brown Ale (4.4%) and a little Funfair Showman's Bitter (3.9%) but not a lot.

Next up will be Fuzzy Duck Tangerine Duck (4.4%), Marble Manchester Bitter (4.2%) and Ironbridge Stout (5.1%).

The first date for The Snug Ukelele Group (SnUG) is Monday 13 January 2014. There will be a beginners workshop from 6-00pm til 7-00pm then the jamming begins! The Snug will not be open to the public, admission will be strictly by ukulele!

But now, from station to Carnforth Station:

Friday, 1 November 2013

Strong Marble Beer and More

We leisurely stroll into the weekend with  Marble's Farmhouse IPA (7%), Bowness Bay Swan Blonde (4%), Eden Cumbrian Black stout (4%), Springhead Maid Marian (4.5%) and Arkwrights Trouble At Mill (4.1%).

For cider drinkers we have Old Rosie (7.3%) and Westons Country Perry (4.5%). Not forgetting a range of quality wines for the li'l ol' winedrinkers.

Just a reminder that our trip to Manchester on December 1st is now fully booked. Please let us know if you would like to join our reserve list. One or two people are planning to make their own way and meet up with us at the Marble Arch. Please let us know if you plan to do the same as we need to get an idea of numbers for the tour of the Marble Brewery.

Our first beer festival takes place on November 22 and 23 in The Snug and the Furness Hall in the Station visitor centre. Details on the right side bar. Admission £4 inc festival glass, programme and contribution to the Heritage Trust.

Our Christmas Eve soiree will start at 5-00pm (closed lunchtime).

New Year's Eve will be ticket only from 7-00pm (closed lunchtime). Tickets are £5 inc food.

Into next year now and the first gathering of The Snug Ukele Club will take place on Monday 13 January with a beginners workshop. Please contact us for further details. Admission by ukulele only!

Have a great weekend. In the meantime: