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Friday, 28 February 2014

Barngate's Tunneller's Mild and More

We hurtle into the weekend with Barngate's new one, Tunneller's Dark Mild, and a cracker it is too. We also have the smoky Lancashire Stout from Mayflower Brewery.

On the lighter side we have  Clark's Flight, Kirkby Lonsdale Tiffin Gold and Mordue Workie Ticket.

Next up will be Mordue Northumberland Blonde, Titanic Iceberg and Lincoln Green Sherwood EPA.

For the cider drinkers we have Old Rosie and Gwatkins No Bull.

From this weekend we will be opening Sunday lunchtime from 12-00 until 2-00pm.

Now, do you remember....

Friday, 21 February 2014

Sunday Opening

It was the first Sunday in March 2012 when we first read about micropubs, it was an article in the Sunday Times largely featuring Martin Hillyer's Butcher's Arms in Herne, Kent, the original micropub.

We immediately knew that the micropub was the way forward and we opened on August 1st 2012 after visiting Just Beer in Newark, the Rat Race Alehouse at Hartlepool Station and the Conqueror in Ramsgate.

To mark that second anniversary we have decided to start opening on Sunday lunchtime from the first Sunday in March, which is March 2nd, from 12 00 until 2 00pm.

But for now, as we roll into the weekend, we are offering: Mordue-Workie Ticket (4.5%), Clark's- Flight (4%), Dunscar Bridge-Northern Sky (3.7%), Bowness Bay-Swan Black and Borough-Ruby Dark (4%). We also have Old Rosie (7.3%) and Gwatkins No Bull (4.5%).

Due to cancellations there are a couple of places available on the trip to Liverpool on Sunday. First come first served.

In other news we will be having a 'Meet the Brewer' event on Tuesday 8th April starting at 7-00pm. We will be showcasing the beers from Fell Brewery, Flookburgh and Andrew and Tim will be joining us to talk about their enterprise and answer any questions. Hope you can join us.

But for now:


Friday, 14 February 2014

The Beer, The Beer!

The Dark and Winter Ales Festival is over and we had some wonderful dark beers from Marble, Titanic, Ulverston and Kirkby Lonsdale breweries. Many thanks to the brewers and the customers who helped make the festival such a success.

But fear not dark beer lovers, we start the weekend with the delicious Barngate's Goodhew's Dry Stout. We still have a little Clark's Trench but not a lot.

On the lighter side we have Clark's Westgate Gold. Blakemere Navajo and Northumberland Snow Storm.

We also have Old Rosie scrumpy (7.3%) and Gwatkins No Bull (4.5%).

Due to illness we have had a couple of cancellations for the Liverpool trip. please get in touch asap if you would like to join us on Sunday 23 February.

Oh aye, it's today, so Happy Valentine's Day:

Friday, 7 February 2014

Dark and Winter Ales, and Some Lighter Ones!

Many thanks to Tim at the White Cross in Lancaster for hosting the launch of Lunesdale CAMRA's Dark and Winter Ales Festival on Monday night. It was great to catch up with pals from Old School, Kirkby Lonsdale, Hardknott and Hawkshead breweries as well as the local CAMRA members. A fine night was had by all.

So what do we have to offer the discerning drinker this weekend? We still have a little Titanic Plum Porter (4.9%) and Marble Stouter Stout (4.7%). On the lighter side we have Bowness Bay Swan Blonde (4%) and Liverpool Craft Brew Co's IPA (5%). And, as part of their commemoration of the First World War, we have Clark's Trench (3.6%), a chestnut mild.

Next up will be Marble Pint (3.9%) and the wonderful Kirkby Lonsdale Bantam '74 (9%).

Ukelele players please remember 6-30pm on Monday.

And finally. A free pint for the first person to come into The Snug and tell me the link(s) to the following hit from the 1970s:

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Dark and Winter Ales Festival-Lunesdale CAMRA

Tomorrow is the start of Lunesdale CAMRA's Dark and Winter Ales Festival. Pubs throughout the branch area will be having stouts, porters, milds and dark ales on. All the pubs involved, and the ales they will be showcasing, are on the Lunesdale CAMRA website .

There will be an official launch and meet the brewer event tomorrow at the White Cross with a 7-30pm kick off. All are welcome.

We will be fully participating. When we reopen on Tuesday we will be offering Marble Stouter Stout and Titanic Plum Porter. In the wings we have dark ales from Barngates, Ulverston and the Borough Brewery. Next weekend we will finish the week off with a mighty bang when we introduce Kirkby Lonsdale's Bantam '74, an Imperial Stout at 9%.

But if you are a light beer fan don't panic, you won't be neglected. We will also have Nine Standards Royal Standard (5%), Fell Tinderbox IPA (6.3%) and Dunscar Bridge Rialto 47 (3.9%). Other light beers will be joining us as the week progresses including our first from Cheshire's Blakemere Brewery.

Might see you at the White Cross tomorrow night, if not hopefully you will join us at The Snug for some wonderful dark ales during the week.

In the meantime: