Beer Festivals

Trafford & Hulme CAMRA currently organise the Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival in conjunction with St Clement's Church, Chorlton

The festival offers visitors the opportunity to sample a much wider selection of real ales than you could do at even the best pub. All Trafford & Hulme festivals also feature a range of traditional cider & perries.

The eight Greater Manchester branches of CAMRA join together to organise the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, the innaugaural festival being arranged for January 2014 at the iconic Manchester Velodrome at the National Cycling Centre.

In addition, many members of the branch volunteer at other CAMRA festivals including the The Great British Beer Festival.  

All CAMRA festivals rely on the efforts of CAMRA volunteers to run. Volunteering to work at beer festivals is great fun and an excellent way to make new friends.

This is the list of foreign bottled beers ordered for the 2nd Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry Real Ale & Cider Festival.

 As ever, the list is subject to change and availability of a given beer cannot be guaranteed.

Brewery

Tasting Notes

ABV

BELGIUM

Trappist

Beers brewed to strict order by Trappist Monks

Orval

Golden amber with a sour apple aroma

6.2

Rochefort 8

Dark and complex with a great balance

9.3

Westmalle Tripel

A hoppy bitter tripel full of character

9

Regional Beers

 A selection from some of Belgium’s Regional selection

De la Senne Taras Bulba

Golden hoppy ale with citrus tones

4.5

De la Senne Zinnebir

Sweet malty, fruity and yeasty with a smooth bitterness

5.8

Dupont Moinette Blonde

A golden ale with a yeasty malty aroma, very nice

8.5

Dupont Saison

Classic Saison style ale, perhaps the best in Belgium

6.5

De Ranke XX Bitter

A classic ‘strong bitter’ ale, one of the best bitter ales in Belgium

6.2

Slaapmutske Blonde

‘Nightcap’ is a wonderful blonde beer with a nice balance of malts, citrus, and yeast.

6.4

St Bernardus Pater 6

Slightly dry and full flavoured, punching above it’s weight at 6.7%

6.7

St Bernardus Wit

Excellent Wit beer made using citrus spices

5.5

St Feuillien Blonde

This light ale has a deep golden colour with a smooth, frothy head.

7.5

St Feuillien Triple

One of the best Belgian triples well balanced and flavoursome

8.5

Geuze Beers

Complex sour beers brewed using spontaneous fermentation, for connoisseurs

Frank Boon Oude Geuze

A subtle blend of aged lambics, slightly sour with a citrus, musty aroma

5

Fruit Beers

A small selection of this popular style of beer

Liefmans Cuvee Brut Kriek

A sweet cherry beer made with brown ale

6

Timmermans Peche

A light and refreshing peach beer

4

Timmermans Strawberry

Refreshing and subtle strawberry beer

4

Lindemanns Cassis

Blackcurrant beer with a champagne like finish

3.5

 

HOLLAND

De Molen Vuur & Vlam

A wonderful hoppy, bitter beer in the American IPA style

6.2

 

GERMANY

Andechser Weisse Hefetrüb

One of Germany’s best Weisse beers, a subtle banana and spicy mouthfeel and a dry finish

5.5

Ayinger Brau Jahrhundert (Hell)

Golden in colour with a hint of lemon, some caramel sweetness, with a crisp clean finish

5.5

Göller Original

An aromatic dry pilsner with a lingering finish

4.9

Göller Zeiler Hell

A bitter-sweet favour with a light to medium body

4.9

Göller Brotzeit Seidla

A complex bitter beer with a dry finish and a hint of vanilla softer than pils

4.3

Gut Forsting Export Hell

A superbly crafted ‘Helles’, a smooth mouthfeel with a well balanced body

5.2

Hellers Kölsch

From a small brew pub in Cologne, rarely seen outside Germany, a slightly sweet Kölsch

5

Gastof Kraus Hefeweizen

A smooth beer with the aroma of banana, clove and lemon, crisp and sweet

5.5

Gastof Kraus Edelpils

Crisp and refreshing, slightly buttery and a gentle malt flavour with subtle spices

4.7

Tegernseer Spezial

A pale yellow beer with a malty, grainy, grassy aroma and a fruity aroma

5.6

Tegernsee Hell

With malty and lemon notes this is a very nice ‘Helles’, with a mildly hoppy, dry finish

4.8

Tegernsee Max Joseph

Golden in colour with a light citrus aroma, with a slightly sweet honey/citrus taste

5.2

 

This is the list of beers delivered to the 2nd Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry Real Ale & Cider Festival.

The festival theme is Mills & Lakes with 60% of the beers coming from Greater Manchester with the remainder from the county of Cumbria.

 As ever, the list is subject to change and availability of a given beer at any session cannot be guaranteed.

Manchester Breweries

Brewery

Beer

Style

ABV

Allgates (Wigan)

All Black

M

3.6%

Kiwi Best Bitter

BB

4.2%

Marynka

B

4.1%

Bank Top (Bank Top, Bolton)

Dark Mild

M

4.0%

Old Slapper

GA

4.2%

Sweeney's

B

3.8%

Blackedge (Horwich, Bolton)

Blonde

GA

4.5%

Black

S

4.0%

Boggart (Newton Heath)

Cascade

B

4.0%

Nibb

BB

4.4%

Rum Porter

P

4.6%

Bootleg (Chorlton)

Chorlton Pale Ale

B

4.0%

Derailed (Festival Special)

BB

4.5%

Brightside (Bury)

Darkside

S

4.6%

Odin

B

3.8%

Dunham Massey (Dunham Massey)

Cheshire IPA

SB

4.7%

Dark

M

3.8%

Obelisk

GA

3.9%

Milk Stout

S

4.0%

Electrik Ale Experiment (Chorlton)

(brewed at Happy Valley, Bollington)

Bright Spark

GA

3.7%

Greenfield (Greenfield, Saddleworth)

Thirst Born

GA

4.1%

Vanilla Stout

S

5.2%

Greenmill (Rochdale)

A Bitter T'ale

B

4.0%

Old Git

GA

4.2%

Hornbeam (Denton)

Black Coral Stout

S

4.5%

Citrus Temptation

GA

3.8%

White Swan

Sp

4.6%

Marble (Manchester)

Earl Grey IPA

SB

6.8%

Ginger

Sp

4.5%

Spring

GA

4.6%

Millstone (Mossley, Tameside)

Stout

S

4.5%

Tiger Rut

GA

4.0%

Outstanding (Bury)

Mag's Curious Stout

S

5.3%

Standing Out

GA

5.5%

Thirsty Engine

GA

3.9%

White

Sp

5.0%

Phoenix (Heywood)

Spotland Gold

GA

4.1%

Black Bee

P

4.5%

Pale Moonlight

BB

4.2%

Pictish (Rochdale)

Brewers Gold

B

3.8%

Dolmen

B

4.0%

Cluster

GA

4.1%

Prospect (Standish, Wigan)

Dragon Ale

Sp

4.4%

Silver Tally

GA

3.7%

Quantum Brewing (Stockport)

Bitter

B

3.8%

Chinook IPA  

GA

5.5%

Wilson Potter (Middleton)

In The Black

S

4.2%

Triple Gem

GA

3.9%


Cumbrian Breweries

Brewery

Beer

Style

ABV

Barngates (Ambleside)

Tag Lag

BB

4.4%

Tenacious Ted

B

3.8%

Westmorland Gold

GA

4.2%

Coniston (Coniston)

Olivers Light Ale

M

3.4%

Special Oatmeal Stout

S

4.5%

Cumbrian Legendary Ales (Ambleside)

Grasmore Dark Ale

OA

4.3%

Loweswater Gold

GA

4.3%

Derwent (Silloth Wigton)

Carlisle State

B

3.7%

Derwent Blonde

Sp

4.2%

Foxfield (Foxfield)

Dark Mild

M

3.6%

Simon's Strong Stout

S

6.8%

Greenodd (Greenodd)

Brunette

BB

4.5%

Citra

GA

4.0%

Hardknott (Millom)

Code Black

SB

5.6%

Cool Fusion

Sp

4.4%

Katalyst

GA

3.8%

Hawkshead (Stavely, Kendal)

Bitter

B

3.7%

Brodies Prime

P

4.9%

Dry Stone Stout

S

4.5%

Red

BB

4.2%

Windemere Pale

GA

3.5%

Stringers (Ulverston)

Hop Priest

SB

6.5%

Piggies Porter

P

4.7%

Plan B

Sp

3.7%

West Coast Blond

BB

4.4%

Ulverston (Ulverston)

Another Fine Mess

B

4.0%

Flying Elephants

GA

3.7%

Fra Diavolo

P

4.3%

Unsworths Yard (Cartmel)

Crusader Gold

GA

4.1%

Key to beer styles

Abbreviation

Style

B

Bitter

BB

Best Bitter

SB

Strong Bitter

GA

Golden Ale

M

Mild

O

Old Ale

P

Porter

S

Stout

Sp

Speciality Beer (Wheat Beers, Fruit & Spiced beers)

 

This is the list of ciders & perries ordered for the 2nd Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry Real Ale & Cider Festival.

As ever, the list is subject to change and availability of a given cider or perry cannot be guaranteed.

CIDER

Producer

Cider

ABV

Taste

Broadoak

Moonshine

7.5

Medium/Sweet

Bristol Port

7.5

Medium/Dry

KB

7.5

Medium

Old Bristolian

7.5

Medium/Dry

Gwynt Y Ddraig

Happy Daze

4.5

Medium/Dry

Black Dragon

7.2

Medium

Dog Dancer

6.5

Dry

Fiery Fox

6.5

Medium

Farmhouse Scrumpy

5.5

Medium/Dry

Haymaker

6.5

Medium/Dry

Farmhouse Dry

6.5

Dry

Hecks

Brown's

      6.5

Medium/Sweet

Portwine Of Glastonbury

      6.5

Medium/Sweet

Kingston Black

      6.5

Medium/Sweet

Morgan's Sweet

      6.5

Sweet

Yarlington Mill

      6.5

Medium/Dry

PERRY

Producer

Cider

ABV

Taste

Broadoak

Perry

7.5

Sweet

Gwynt Y Ddraig

Two Trees

4.5

Medium/Sweet

Hecks

Blakeney Red

6.5

Medium/Dry

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