Summer is here!

Finally! Summer is upon us!

Andy & Harriet’s Apricot Amber is now out and about around Manchester and Stockport (and also one gone to All Gates brewery for their beer festival), so keep an eye out and let me know what you think. This was brewed in April for my friends Andy and Harriet’s wedding, with help from them on the actual day. It’s a 4.6% amber beer into which I shoved a load of apricots!

The beer crew from the ace Font Bar also came down and brewed a special version of Pale Ale with me a few weeks ago, this has now gone in cask and is especially for the Eurocultured festival. It’s all Euro hops and dry hopped with loads of Saaz and Celeia, check it out if it’s on.

Beers going to Stockport Beer and Cider Festival next week are: Stout, AAA, the Apricot Amber, and the only ever cask of SK1 – the barleywine that I made with Col from Black Isle in August last year. It has been sat quietly on its own in a corner of the brewery since then, gathering dust and cobwebs and doing its own thing. Can’t wait to try it!

Bottle sales of Pale Ale have gone down an absolute storm, so much so that I reckon I’ll have to bottled most of the most recent brew just to keep up with demand. Well, with the recent weather, nothing can really beat a crisp, pale, citrussy beer in the garden, can it?

But – don’t forget to support your local pub this summer!

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