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The following beers are expected to be available at opening on Saturday at Manchester Museum of Science & Industry Real Ale Festival 2011.

BreweryBeerStyleABVTasting Notes
AllgatesCaliforniaG3.8A clean drinking, pale gold coloured ale with a strong flora aroma.  Full bodied despite its strength and dryness
AllgatesCaskablancaG4.1A generously hopped, golden ale with strong citrus notes
Bank TopBarley To BeerG3.6A blend of English malt & Eastern European hops resulting in a pale bitter with a citrus lemon & herbal finish.
Bank TopPort O CallP5.0A dark and mysterious easy drinking ale with masses of character.  Vintage Ruby Port is added to the cask to provide an unusual depth of flavour.  One for the connoisseur.
Bank TopSir Henry MorganB4.1The use of the Palisade hops from the United States gives a sweet, fruity well balanced beer with a bitter sweet experience. 
BootlegContrabandG4.5A crisp, dry pale ale, very hoppy with a hint of citrus.
BootlegLawlessBB4.7A classic bitter. Malty with a delicate hop aroma.
Dunham MasseyBig TreeB3.9A well balanced golden bitter which is easy drinking.
Dunham MasseyDunham Dark M3.8A smooth, easy drinking, dark mild, based on the tradional North Western milds of old.
Dunham MasseyLandlady G4.3Light and refreshing hoppy bitter
Dunham MasseyLittle Bollington  B3.7 Pale, light, easy drinking bitter
Dunham MasseyGoldSB7.2Fruity and hoppy with a sweetness that is reigned in by finishing with Saaz hops.
Dunham MasseyMilk Stout S 4.0A classic, full bodied, sweet stout with a creamy, roast malt character. 
Dunham MasseyPorterP5.2Classic, old English style Porter.  Dark, creamy full bodied and packed with flavour.
Dunham MasseyCheshire IPAIPA4.7A strong, pale, hoppy, bitter beer, based on the IPA's of old.
Dunham MasseyStoutS4.2This is an award winning  creamy, full bodied, all English dry stout, with a classic bitter, burnt, dark roast flavours.
GreenfieldDobcross BitterB A golden bitter, a strong pleasant aftertaste from the cascade hops used in the production of this beer.
GreenfieldBlack FiveB4A dark brown beer in which malt, roast, fruit, toffee and choclate can all be found in aroma and taste.  Smooth, malty aftertaste.
GreenfieldIcicleP4.4Light straw coloured bitter, with a slight sweet after taste.
Howard TownMonks GoldG4A refreshing golden ale, with a hint of orange. Made with Styrian Golding and Pioneer hops.
Howard TownWrens NestIPA4.2A citrus IPA with assertive bitterness. Made with Pioneer and Cascade hops.
HornbeamCaptain RecklessG4.1Made with Delta and Green Bullet hops, it is fermented out to a dry finish but retains the characteristic citrus from the green bullet and a lovely floral aroma from the delta.
HornbeamTop Hop Best BitterPA4.3Superb palatable ale, full bodied, with malt appeal and ample bitterness.
HydesAmazing Grace
An amber bitter with an elegant style and robust finish.
HydesManchester's FinestBB
The choicest English pale ale malt and English fuggle hops gives this traditionally fermented premium beer its distinctive and satisfying flavour
HydesJekyll's Gold
4.3An outstanding refreshing premium ale.Its pale blonde colour and citrus character being its hallmark. Brewed using lager malt & Styrian Golding hops.
MarblePintG3.9A pale, dry and extremely hoppy beer.
MarbleManchester B4.2Yellow beer with a fruity and hoopy aroma.  Hops, fruit anfd bitterness on the palate and in the finish.
MarbleAccidental IPAIPA5Ginger IPA so lots of ginger with a hoopy background.
MarbleBestB4.3Pale tawny in colour.  Hoppy with a good malt balance, assertively bitter.
MillstoneVale MillG3.9A pale gold session bitter with a floral and spicy aroma building upon a crisp and refreshing taste.
MillstoneTrue GritG5.0A well hopped strong ale with a mellow bitterness and a citrus / grapefruit aroma.
OutstandingSOSB4.5A light brown bitter.  Dry and intensely bitter.
OutstandingStoutS4.5Thick, jet black and bitter with liquorice overtones.
OutstandingWhiteWh5.0A cloudy wheat beer with earthy, spicy, lemony flavours.
OutstandingStanding OutG5.5Pale complex golden ale with 4 different hops. Aged for 6 weeks to allow flavours to mellow and develop.
PhoenixMonkeytown MildM3.9Traditonal creamy dark mild
PhoenixArizonaG4.1Dry as a desert.  Refreshing as an oasis
PhoenixWobbly BobSB6Malt and hop aroma. Bitter and hoppy finish
PhoenixMarch HareG4.4Full bodies.  Soft on the palate with medium bitterness
PictishBrewers GoldB3.8Yellow in colour with a hoopy, fruity nose.  Soft maltyness and a strong hop /citrus flavour lead to a dry bitter finish.
PictishAlchemistB4.1Yellow beer with generous hop and fruit on the nose and palate.  Good bitter hop finish.
ProspectNutty SlackM3.9A delicious dark mild with hints of liquorice and a smooth malty taste. Part of our core beer range.  SIBA National Silver Medal 2009, Mild Category.  
ProspectBig JohnS4.8A dark stout bursting with a smokey liquorice flavour  and a satisfying bitter aftertaste. Part of our occasional beer range.
RobinsonsDizzy BlondG3.8Straw coloured Summer Ale with distinctive herbal or perfume like hop aroma. This light refreshing beer has a clean zesty hop dominated palate complimented by a crisp dry finish.
RobinsonsHannibals NectarB3.9Premium ruby red ale with distinctive spicy / floral American hop aroma. This rich, full bodied, bitter beer has a predominately strong hop palate but also exhibits an interesting balance of biscuit malt and burnt toffee flavours.
Shaw'sGolden GlobeB4.1Yellow beer with a modest hoppy / fruit aroma.  Biscuity malts and tart fruit on the palate and in the bitter aftertaste.
Shaw'sTame Valley AleB3.8A moreish session bitter
Shaw'sHead of SteamPA4.3An easy drinking Pale Ale especially made for the festival.

 Style Legend:
 B - Bitter G - Golden Ale P - Porter
 BB - Best Bitter IPA - India Pale Ale PA - Pale Ale
 SB - Strong Bitter M - Mild S - Stout
  Wh - Wheat Beer