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Cider Tasting – Saturday 13th July

Our popular tutored cider tasting event will return on Saturday 13th July!

Limited tickets are available for this event which will give you access to the festival site from 12pm, an hour before we open to the public.

The event will begin with an introduction from cider maker Chris Hewitt, who will give you a little of the history of traditional cider making before getting down to the tasting. You’ll be taken through the differences between different styles, tastes and varieties of traditional cider and perry – from sweet to very dry, from fruity Hereford varieties to the more earthy Northern styles.

Once you’ve learnt the basics, the bar will be opened for you to explore the cider range for yourself. You’ll get around a half an hour to sample freely before the festival opens at 1pm.

Tickets for this special event are just £20 which includes festival entry for the day, the tasting event including all cider and perry from noon to 1pm, plus your festival glass and programme.

Tickets are available to purchase below.

 

Champion Speciality Beer

Results of Champion Speciality Beer Of Britain North West Round as judged on Friday 13th July at Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival.

Gold: Bank Top – Port O’Call

Silver: Tarn Hows – Blueberry & Vanilla Oatmeal Stout
Bronze: Marble – Earl Grey IPA

Other finalists:
Dunham Massey – Chocolate Cherry Mild
Hawkshead – Great White
Hawkshead Lakeland Lager
RedWillow Smokeless#
Ulverston Lonesome Pine

All the finalists are available at the festiva for you to judge for yourself.
You will find them all in the North-West bar in the church hall.

Beer & Cider of The Festival

Thanks to everybody who voted for their favourites at the festival.

As they say on the tellybox, the votes have been counted and verified and the results are:

Beer of the Festival:

Winner: Blackjack Beers / Thornbridge Brewery – Jaffa

Runner up: Marble Beers – Earl Grey IPA

Cider / Perry of the Festival:

Snails Bank – Rhubarb

World Beer of the Festival:

Yeastie Boys – Pot Kettle Black

Congratulations to all the winners.