The Taste Cumbria beer festival is held annually at the maltings in Jennings Brewery, Cockermouth and its a smashing little beer festival. There's not hundreds of beers, but it showcases Cumbrian beer in a small venue without any fussiness or pretentiousness.
In September Taste Cumbria came to Cockermouth & took over Main Street for a weekend. More importantly Jennings Brewery opened up a large room for a beer festival. The bar was split into two: half Jennings Beers & half other Cumbrian breweries.
My Cascade hops had grown in Altrincham for a few years, before being dug up & grown in a big trug for a year & last spring I planted them in my garden in Cockermouth.
Taste Cumbria is a celebration of this mostly rural county's fayre, but I had to miss this year's due to being in the Midlands. I did manage to get to the first session of the beer festival in the Jennings Brewery on the Friday night for an over-before-you-know-it 2 hours. There are a
It was a triumph of optimism over experience as this beer festival has been both great & absolutely awful in the past.
In a neighbourhood between two good food & beer pubs - The Bitter End &
The Castle is an old thick stone-walled pub in Cockermouth (read "no phone signal") with large tellies for sports. 3 real ales on the bar from local breweries - one is always
Just off Main Street in the town centre & at the end of the Bitter Beck, this pub is well wo
A little deli & cafe on the back street next to Sainsbury's is mostly about sundried tomatoes, olives, wine & such but there is a small area for local craft beers. A couple by C