Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spoons fest starts this weekend

This Friday sees the start of Wetherspoons Spring Beer Festival. It is taking its usual format with 50 beers available throughout all the pubs in their estate with the beers being available through the normal pumps on the bar until Sunday 13th April, so hopefully it gives the punter chance to collect all the beers on offer.

The White Hart, Todmorden
I have managed a sneak preview of the list, and there are a lot of interesting beers coming up. Many are special brews for the festival, with lots of breweries giving us chance to try something a little different from their usual fayre, either using different hops or going that extra mile and producing beers with flavours such as lemon, rye, juniper, plum or raspberry. (Can hardly wait !!)

A recent feature of their festivals has been the collaborative brews with other foreign brewers recreating their usual beers on British brewers plants with British brewers assistance. We can expect beers created in Australia, New Zealand, and The USA, but rather less common will be those from Norway, Spain, Sweden and South Africa. 

I will review some of the beers when they are actually available on the bars, but if you have a taste for something a little out of the ordinary, then a trip to your local 'Spoons may just hit the spot. Lets wait and see. 

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