Bedford Beer Festival

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Bedford Beer Festival

Post by Sir-Rooty » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:25 am

Popped in to the Bedford Beer Festival last night for a couple of hours - great selection on offer as always plus a nice curry for supper upstairs too.

Brews supped were:

White Park Malt Store - malty bitter
Coastal Cornish Cascade - hoppy golden ale
Mole's Mole Catcher - spicy pale ale
Andwell Ruddy Darter - fruity ruby ale
Ampthill Brewhouse Session Ale - light golden ale
Nobby's Swift Nick - hoppy golden ale

There were two standouts for me. The Ruddy Darter was beautifully full bodied and fruity upfront but with lingering bitterness that was superb. Being the hop head that I am, the Coastal Cornish Cascade was also very very nice - well balanced with subtle citrus up front.

I ran out of time and stamina to move into the darker, stronger porters and stouts but there was a good showing of these too. Domestic commitments getting in the way of getting back there this weekend to continue where I left off :o

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