Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's The Bitter End

Based in Cockermouth this interesting micro brewery, housed in The Bitter End pub, rarely features on the bars of West Yorkshire but this week will see a brace of it's brews at The Grove in Huddersfield (where else?!)

"Established in 1995, initially a one barrel plant using whisky casks as fermenters, the brewery was refurbished in 2004 and an American copper clad integrated brew plant installed. The whole brew process can be seen through a glazed partition in the pub. Brew days vary but are typically twice a week. Cockermouth Pride is always on the bar; other beers are brewed in rotation plus seasonal, charity and festival specials." (From the brewery's website)

The beers are Dark Mild (3.7%) and the intriguing Georgian Fayre Ginger Pale Ale at just 2.8%. As a big fan of lashings of ginger beer, whether alcoholic or not, this, and the guesting Ginger Pale Ale (4.2%) from Elland Brewery, make a visit to The Grove a matter of some urgency!


Greig McGill said...

Oooh! Long time lurker here. ;)

We visited the Bitter End after a tour of Jennings when over in the UK recently. Great beers, great food, great service. A highlight of the trip actually. We were pushed for time, but the lovely lady behind the bar did allow us to sample their range. They had a very nice Belgian trippel style beer. I hope you enjoy their beers as much as I did.

a swift one... said...

Thanks Greig - I have to admit looking at their website that it seems a wonderful pub. The photo of the brewery through the shop front style window in the bar has convinced me to visit. In the meantime I'll do my best to enjoy the beers.