As soon as the great National Winter Ales Festival moved to pastures new, the diary was filled with the newly minted
This beer is named Darkest Days as it is brewed in the period just after the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere.&nb
Thought it about time to upload the recipe:
5kg Pale Malt
1.5kg Crystal Malt
1kg Medium Chocolate
All in 24 litres of water, mashed at 67°C for 90 minutes
Hidden away on a residential street just outside the city centre & a few streets from Molyneux, this is very much a locals pub with f
I hadn't been to the Cockermouth beer Festival in years - since 2007 in fact. Previously it's been a hit &
26/10/13. My 24th homebrew, Seaham Kernel & Magic.
01/09/13. My 23nd homebrew, Portering Around.
18/08/13. My 22nd homebrew, Seaham Sauvin due to the hops used.
Last year this new beer festival went straight to the top of my favourite beer festival list due to its uniqueness & above all the number of QI (quite interesting) beers available.
Hops are picked from the bine & dried as soon as possible to preserve them so that they can be used all year round in brewing. They are dried often in a large kiln at a moderate tem