Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Swan Festival, Crimble

Another mini-excursion to the Colne Valley for The Swan's first beer festival in the tiny hamlet of Crimble was a last minute switch due to poor weather scuppering plans to visit Norfolk.

Thirty two beers plus the Eddie Grange Pork Pie Range and collectible souvenir glass was a winning formula and I'm already looking forward to the next one - probably in September according to the landlord.

Most of the beers were familiar but of the less recently encountered ones, I picked out the Hambleton Goldfield 4.2% as my personal favourite with Lancaster Duchy 3.9% a very close second.

Unfortunately it was a rotation system so multiple visits would have been necessary to get through the entire menu, having said that, ten out of ten for effort and putting The Swan on the valley's ever increasing list of good ale pubs!

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