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Published on October 28th, 2013 | by Nottingham Drinker


Magpie Brewery Beer and Cider Festival

In early August, Magpie Brewery hosted a Beer festival at West Brigfordians Cricket Club, in West Bridgford. An extensive selection of over 25 ales and 4 ciders were available from a range of breweries around the country, including 15 LocAle choices. At the very reasonable price of only £1.00 for a third of a pint, there was much opportunity to try many of the ales and ciders over the weekend.

Some stand out ales included ‘Red Dog’ by Full Mash (3.8%) a well rounded amber ale, ‘Raspberry Framboise’ by Grafton (4%) a sweet and summery pale ale and ‘Raven Stout’ by Magpie (4.4%) a full bodied stout. The weekend was also a chance to try some of Magpie’s ‘Experimental’ beers, which are often a unique chance to see what they are trying out!
To accompany your chosen beverage, there was a chance to sit in the sunshine and watch some local cricket. If you didn’t go home wobbling, the take away carton allowed you to take home 2 pints of your favourite ale from the festival.

Other ales included:
Little Tick by Wentwell (4%)
Knight Hood by Medieval (4.3%)
Shang Hai by Double Top (4.2%)
Royal Reserve IPA by Ulverston Brewing Co (6%)

Ross-on-Wye – Perry (6%)
Skidbrooke Cyder – Lincolnshire – Farmhouse sweet (5.5%)
Ross-on Wye – Farmhouse cider (6.5)
Charnwood Cider – Leicestershire – Mega Blend Dry (6%)

Hannah Luck

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