I recently found out about this beer festival via twitter and Teesside Hospice kindly sent me the press release as well as the beer list so I thought I would show our support for a worthy cause by posting it on here! I hope if you are in the local area you will attend one (or all of the sessions) I know I will certainly be going at some point.
For tickets please contact Middlesbrough Town Hall box office on Tel: 01642 729729.
You can also get a free pint with every £10 ticket bought by visiting the Teesside Hospice website here.
So without further ado here is the info I was sent.
Middlesbrough’s Beer Festival is back, bigger and better than ever. Plus it’s all in aid of a great local charity Teesside Hospice!
Hosted in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall, Teesside Hospice’s Big Beer Fest will take place over two days allowing festival goers to sample an array of real ale and ciders and showcases local talent from The Passion Killers (Friday 26th) and The Source (Saturday 27th) plus many more special guests.
With 1000 festival goers expected to attend the Big Beer Fest promises to be a memorable weekend. An array of 40 real ales and ciders will be on offer, live music from two fantastic local bands not to mention some good old fashioned pub grub.
Entry is £10, which includes a limited edition beer glass, programme and beer token. The event will also be open on Saturday afternoon from 12noon : 5.00pm. Entry is £5, which includes a limited edition beer glass and programme.
Emma Collins, Fundraiser at Teesside Hospice said â€œMiddlesbrough has not hosted a Beer Festival for nearly a decade so it’s great to be involved in reviving the event. Teesside Hospice is constantly looking at innovative ways of raising funds for the charity and we thought the Big Beer Fest was an excellent opportunity to host a high profile community event and raise vital funds for the Hospice.
Teesside Hospice is hoping the event will raise in excess of £15,000.
And the beer list is as follows:
- Allendale – Best Bitter (3.8%) A traditional amber coloured session beer with a difference. The strong flavour belies the relatively low alcohol content. A slightly spicy aroma comes from Goldings and Fuggles hops, with the bitterness from English Target.
- Batemans – Dark Mild (3.0%) A creamy mild with a fruity palate, some roast character and a hoppy finish.
- Batemans – Salem Porter (4.7%) A porter with a dry roast, nutty palate and rich malty aftertaste.
- Black Sheep – Best Bitter (3.8%) A well hopped, light golden session bitter with a distinctive, dry refreshing taste.
- Black Sheep – Riggwelter (5.9%) A deep chestnut brown beer with an aroma of fresh roasted coffee. A wonderfully complex palate with hints of coffee, banana and liquorice, lead to a classic Golding hop finish.
- Burton Bridge – Sovereign Gold (4.0%) A straw coloured bitter with a citrusy aroma and a lingering bitterness.
- Castle Rock – Harvest Pale (3.8%) Using gently kilned malt with a wonderful blend of American hops are added during the brewing process gives this pale beer beautiful poise. The hops are very noticeable and lead to a crisp aftertaste.
- Camerons : White Rabbit (4.4%) is a pale straw coloured ale with a distinctive citrus grapefruit aroma giving it a fruity bitter flavour. This light refreshing ale is the perfect drink to have at the start of spring so hop to it and get yourself a pint.
- Camerons Strongarm (4.0%) Well rounded, ruby red ale with a distinctive tight creamy head. Good balance of malt, hops and bitterness
- Camerons : Best Bitter (3.6%) A light session bitter, well balanced with hops and malt.
- Camerons : Trophy Special (4.0%) An amber ale, slightly sweet and malty, fruity and hoppy from the addition of Styrian Golding hops in the cask
- Copper Dragon : Golden Pippin (3.9%) A light refreshing blonde ale brewed using a specially selected hop to create a citrus flavour. This golden coloured favourite is equally appealing to real ale and lager drinkers alike.
- Copper Dragon : Challenger IPA (4.4%) A truly traditional premium ale brewed to revive flavours enjoyed by our Victorian ancestors. Full bodied and fruity with subtle hoppy undertones.
- Daleside – Blonde (3.9%) A refreshing golden beer with a hoppy aroma and a crisp palate. Extremely quaffable with a delicate taste and a subtle aftertaste.
- Durham : Black Velvet (4.0%) Dark malts and English hops hark back to the 18th Century
- Durham : Evensong (5.0%) Goldings and Fugles hops combine with darker malts to give a traditional English character.
- Elland – Beyond the Pale (4.2%) A pale golden bitter brewed with a touch of Amber malt. Pronounced floral hop aroma and a long, dry hoppy finish.
- Festival – Gold (4.4%) A golden ale with an overall balanced flavour, distinguished by a light malt body and a light aroma flavour profile with a distinctive bitter finish. Designed to be thirst quenching.
- Hadrian and Border : Centurion Bitter (4.5%) A light coloured bitter with a distinct hop palate, pleasantly fruity, smooth, clean tasting and refreshing,
- Hornbeam – Black Coral Stout (4.5%) A smooth dry roast malt, dark and full bodied with a rich creamy head. Satisfying with subtle bitterness.
- Leeds – Midnight Bell (4.8%) A premium dark mild. Roast and chocolate malts combine to give a full bodied, complex character to this rich and robust ale.
- Mordue – Workie Ticket (4.5%) A tasty, complex beer with malt and hops throughout and a long, satisfying, bitter finish.
- Naylors – Pinnacle Mild (3.4%) A dark mild, using lots of Crystal malt to give a sweet, malty flavour, balanced by bitterness and aroma from Progress and Goldings hops.
- North Yorkshire- Boro Best Bitter (4.0%) Mid brown in colour with a malty aroma. This is a northern, rounded, full-bodied beer with a balanced malt and hops taste with vanilla notes.
- North Yorkshire – Flying Herbert (4.7%) Smooth, full flavoured premium bitter. Malt and hops balance the strong fruitiness in the aroma and taste, and the finish is malty, fruity and dry.
- Roosters – Yankee (4.3%) Pale coloured premium, aromatic bitter. Aromas of Turkish delight, lychees and Muscat grapes with a soft bitterness.
- Salamander – Mudpuppy (4.2%) An amber coloured premium ale, malty flavour with a hoppy character.
- Sarah Hughes – Dark Ruby (6.0%) This strong, absolutely black ale has a good balance of fruit and malt on the palate leading to a pleasant, lingering finish.
- Shepherd Neame – Spitfire (4.5%) Crafted from traditional varieties of English malt, this golden ale combines an underlying depth of maltiness, tinged with a subtle hint of toffee, with the bold citrus and fruity spiciness of Kentish hops, to produce a well-balanced, thirst quenching, popular drink.
- Shepherd Neame – Bishops Finger (5.0%) The dominant character of this premium ale is its generous, fruity flavour, reminiscent of bananas and pears with citrus overtones.
- Taylors – Golden Best (3.5%) A true Pennine light mild, this amber coloured beer makes a refreshing session ale. The smooth and creamy flavour makes it a popular choice.
- Taylors – Landlord (4.3%) A classic, strong pale ale. Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full-drinking pale ale has a complex and hoppy aroma.
- Thwaites- Lancaster Bomber (4.4%) A very easy drinking beer with an inviting malty aroma, this rich amber beer is brewed using pale and crystal malt to achieve this full bodied flavour. A finely balanced hop character is enriched by the late addition of Styrian Goldings as a dry hop to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming aftertaste.
- Titanic – Lifeboat (4.0%) A fruity and malty, red brown bittersweet beer, with a slight caramel character. The finish is dry and fruity.
- Wylam – Northern Kite (4.5%) A ruby ale in the style of a traditional ‘Scotch’ where the hops are balanced by residual maltiness to give subtle hop character and a rich palate.
- York – Constantine (3.9%) Copper coloured beer with a rich malty flavour and pleasant hop aroma. Light and crisp finish.
- York – Centurion’s Ghost (5.4%) A warming, dark, bitter ale with a roasted malt taste. Very easy to drink for its strength.
- Westons : County Perry (4.5%) Made from perry pears and fully matured in old oak vats to develop its strength and traditional character. Free from artificial colouring, flavouring and sweetening, it retains its natural pale colour.
- Westons : Traditional Scrumpy (6.0%) A hearty wholesome cloudy cider. Sufficiently strong to satisfy but not too sweet to smother the mature flavour of traditional bitter sweet apples.
- Thatchers : Cheddar Valley (6.0%)
- Thatchers – Traditional dry (6.0%)