Folk'n'Ale 16-18 June 2017

This is the provisional beer list for the Folk'n'Ale festival 2017 at the King's Lock Inn, Middlewich. As in past years, we will have (free!) live music throughout the weekend in the big marquee behind the pub, but this year the marquee bar will showcase the beers of Tatton Brewery including the rarely seen VIPA.

The main bar in the pub will have a rotation of the following beers. We only have six handpulls so they won't all be on at once, but it means that the bar will be changing on an hourly basis, you'll have to come back at different times during the day! We will tweet the bar @kingslockinn at times during the weekend, but can't guarantee it at the busiest periods! We will also be offering beer to take away in flagons.

Allergy notice - all our beers are made with barley and most with wheat as well; although the brewing process does remove most of the gluten (particularly from weaker, paler beers), none of our cask beers are guaranteed gluten-free. If this is a concern for you, then we have certified gluten-free beers in cans from First Chop of Salford, ranging from traditional bitter to fruit beers and modern hoppy styles. They're seriously good - you wouldn't know that they were gluten-free.

Beartown Brewery (Congleton)

Black Bear (5.0%, Mild)
CAMRA Champion Beer of Cheshire 2017. Dark Ruby coloured strong mild ale. Subtle roast and malt flavours with a mellow sweetness.

Bruins Ruin (5.0%, Best)
Deep Copper Coloured Premium Ale. Full of malty character and a palate of sweet smooth fruity flavours

Chapter Brewing (Sutton Weaver, vegan)

8. Parabola APA (4.7%, Bitter)
Punchy, fragrant American Pale Ale with a big burst of Columbus hops

9. Temos Tanta (3.7%, Bitter)
Brewed with English hops (Admiral and First Gold) as well as curacao for a subtle marmalade undertone.

Coach House (Warrington)

Elderflower (4.1%, Bitter)
A thirst quenching refreshing blonde ale with hints of citrus and grapefruit, enhanced by the floral aromas of elderflower.

Gunpowder Mild (3.8%, Mild)
Very Dark Mild with a full Liquorice and Toffee flavour and slightly bitter taste.

Dunham Massey

Dark (3.8%, Mild)
Multi-award-winning traditional North Western dark mild - smooth and easy drinking.

Walkers Bitter (3.5%, Bitter)
Easy drinking amber session bitter inspired by a recipe from the 1940's

Lymn Brewing

Bridgewater Blonde (4.0%, Bitter)
A light, delicate, hoppy subtle and refreshing blonde ale

Lymn Bitter (3.8%, Bitter)
A light refreshing medium-bodied session bitter with a good balance of malt and hops

Manning (Congleton)

Cave Man (4.2%, Bitter)
An extremely well balanced bitter with a refreshing hop character. A light caramel colour and bitter crisp finish.

Man Up! (4.0%, Bitter)
Man Up! is a malty session beer full of mouthfeel, lightly hopped with 3 English hops with malty sweetness coming through.

Offbeat (Crewe)

Kooky Gold (4.1%, Bitter)
Easy drinking golden session ale

Summer of Beer (4.4%, IPA)
Hop packed summer ale with an abundance of fruit flavours


Hop Secret (4.5%, Porter)
A dark porter with coffee notes. Rich, dark and delicious. A proper full bodied dark ale with a bold flavour.

Hop Sepia (4.3%, Best)
A copper ale with liquorice caramel notes. Sweet, rich and smooth with a beautiful reddish colour.

Spitting Feathers (Chester)

Solstice (4.1%, Bitter)
A refreshing, amber beer with a good balance of malt and hop flavours and a slightly spicy finish.

Thirst Quencher (3.9%, Bitter)
Refreshing, hoppy, pale bitter.

Tatton (Marquee bar)

Best (4.2%, Best)
A satisfying finely hopped best bitter.

Blonde (4.0%, Bitter)
A refreshing blend of golden fruit and crisp hoppiness - sunshine in a glass.

Gold (4.5%, Bitter)
A generous and robust golden ale.

Lazy Haze (3.7%, Bitter)
A light, refreshing summer ale with subtle honey undertones, brewed with a unique infusion giving a delicate aroma.

VIPA (6.6%, IPA)
Strong pale ale with exotic fruit character. British & European malts, Cheshire honey, and Bramling Cross & UK Cascade hops.

White Queen (4.2%, Wheat)
Naturally cloudy, with a fruity, spicy aroma and low bitterness - a Cheshire take on a Belgian wheat beer.

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