2015 Beer Festival

Talke Pits Beer Festival is on at the village hall from 7-10th October 2015 – wide range of real ales and ciders, plus bar snacks available. Openingfrom 5pm on Wed 7th Oct, 3pm on Thurs 8th Oct, and 12noon Fri 9th andSat 10th Oct.


With just over a week to go before the beer festival opens we can now confirm the breweries that are supplying us this year.

As you would expect the three local breweries, namely Townhouse, Talke O`Th`Hill and Weal are supporting us. In addition beers from Salopian, Sara Hughes, Pheonix, Hawkshead, Hopcraft, Redwillow, Fynne, Squawk, Track, Bad Company, Bradfield, Rat, Foxfield and Deva Craft will be on offer to tantalise your taste buds.

Remember 5 pm on Wednesday 7th October is opening night so bring all your friends down for afew pints.

The Beer List & Tasting Notes

Talke O` Th` Hill Brewery , Talke, Staffordshire 

Potters Porter 4.4% A dark full bodied porter. Each cask is fortified with a bottle of Port wine.

Summit 4.0% A single hop full flavoured beer with a malty aroma and subtle bitter aftertaste.

Coal Pit Hill 4.8% A traditional stout made with roasted barley, maris otter and challenger hops.

Weal Ales Brewery, Chesterton, Staffordshire

Unweal Stout 5.0% A robust traditional stout with a rich chocolate and roast malt

Talke O` Th` Hill/ Weal Ales Brewery, collaboration Brew

Weal Talke 4.3% A collaboration brew from the two breweries involved in the final of the Bridge Street Ale House brewers challenge.

Made with four different American hops, namely Citra, Mosaic, Zeus and Ahtanum, this pale ale has a strong citrus taste and aroma

with a smooth and bitter finish and full of flavours from the dry hop process.

Salopian Brewing Company Ltd, Hadnall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Boomarang 6.9% Hint of orange curacao & mango cascade across a dry and tempered bitter mouth feel. The finish is long & defined with a hint of sweetness.

DUN AN DUSTED 3.80% A brew especially commissioned for Janet`s impending retirement. Golden with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced  by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.

Townhouse Brewery, Audley, Staffordshire

Chinook 4.3% An increasingly tart bitter finish follows assertive grapefruit hoppiness in the aroma and taste.

Pheonix Brewery, Heywood, Greater Manchester

Wobbly Bob 6.0% A regular at this festival. A red brown beer with maltyaroma and creamy mouthfeel. Strongly malty and fruity in flavour with hops and a hint of

herbs. Both sweetness and bitterness are evident throughout.

Sara Hughes Brewery, Dudley, West Midlands

Ruby Mild 6.0% Another regular at this festival making it`s 9th appearance and really doesn`t need a description. A dark ruby strong ale with agood balance of fruit and hops, leading to a pleasant lingering hop and malt finish. Always the first beer to run out.

HawksheadBrewery Ltd, Stavely, Cumbria

Brodies Prime Export 4.9% An upmarket, complex dark beer with extra malt character and liquorice tones leading to a fruity and roast taste. Full bodied with a clean finish.

Hopcraft Brewing, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan

Deutch Projekt Opal 4.5% Number 5 in the series. European pale ale, dry hopped with German hops.

Redwillow Brewery Ltd, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Directionless 4.2% Hops & malt in harmony. Made with Amarillo & Centennial hops providing a subtle candied orange fruitiness.

Fynne Ales, Cairndon, Argyll & Bute

Hurricane Jack 4.4% Smooth golden ale with deep citrus flavours that mellow to a lingering, citrus, bitter finish.

Waka Waka 4.8% Light amber ale brewed with New Zealand hops. The beer has a stoned fruit aroma with adry bitter finish.

Squawk Brewing Company, Manchester

Pale  4.9% A pale, hoppy delight with citra and cluster hops, dry hopped with chinook.

Track Brewing Company, Manchester

Mazama I.P.A. 5.5% An I.P.A. lightly hopped using cascade hops and dry hopped with citra hops. Very refreshing.

Bad Co Brewing & Distilling, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Wild Gravity I.P.A. 5.2% If you are a big hop lover, you`ve got to try this.

Bradfield Brewery Ltd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Farmers Brown Cow 4.2% A rich deep chestnut coloured ale, with a beautifully smooth creamy head.

The Rat Brewery, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Mother Rat 5.5% The sweet, full bodied viscous texture & dark coffee flavours are the hallmark of true rats milk.

Foxfield Brewery, Broughton In Furness, Cumbria

What Now 3.9% A pale hoppy session ale.

Deva Craft Beer Ltd, Sandycroft, Deeside

Equinox 4.7% A pale bitter, hoppy brew, using the new American equinox hops to give a complex fruity flavour with a strong malt backbone.

Experimentium 4.5% A new beer. A hoppy rye beer with  complex malt and hints of spiciness fro the rye. It has a strong hop presence from chinook hops and dry hopped with centennial.


NOTE -not all ciders/perry/pyder may be available at the same time

HecK`sMedium Perry 6.0%

HecK`s Farmhouse Cider Medium 6.5%

Abrahall`sDry Still Cider 6.5%

Oakham Ales O`aple Orchard Reserve Cider 6.8%

BroadoakKingston Black Cider 7.5%

Sandford Orchard Fanny Bramble Fruit Cider (Blackberry) 4.0%

GwatkinsSqueal Pig Perry Medium 4.5%

GwatkinsOriginal Dry Cider 4.5%



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