West Yorks ales showcase

The Navigation, Mirfield (by the railway station) is holding a festival this
week, from 11:30 am Thursday, 28th Jan until last orders on Sunday 31st Jan.
I have not been provided with a beer list yet but the festival will feature
25 carefully selected West Yorkshire ales, all of which have been settling
or conditioning in the cellar for several days to be presented in peak
condition for the four days of the festival. In addition, there will be the
usual array of 4 Theakston beers which are all now brewed in Masham.
All beers will be cellar cooled and hand pulled. There is no admission
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Beer List :-
Fivetowns Brewery
Outwood Bound 4.2% A Chestnut coloured session beer brewed with American yeast and using only Cascade hops giving a dry citrus finish.
Peculiar Blue 6% A strong pale ale brewed using New Zealand hops. Citrus flavours leading to a bitter finish with hints of Gooseberries and Grapefruit.
Anglo-Dutch Brewery
Experimental Brew 3.9% A pale sweet tart dressed in faint red ribbons.
Saltaire Brewery
Crystal Red 4.4% A deep red ale with crystal malt providing rich toffee flavours balanced with classic English fudge hops.
Hazelnut Coffee Porter 4.6% A smooth porter with German malts and hops, with added fresh ground coffee and hazelnut flavours.
Mallinsons Brewery
Princess 4.1% Pale straw colour. It has a slightly spicy, slightly fruity hop aroma followed by a medium bitter taste with light citrus and slightly spicy hops. The finish is hoppy and bitter.
Old Spot Brewery
Light But Dark 4% A chestnut coloured bitter with a slight malty for-taste and a pleasant bitter finish a ideal session beer.
Salamander Brewery
Pressgang 4.0% A Pale session bitter, with a complex fruity hop character.
Mudpuppy 4.2% A well balanced copper coloured best bitter with a fruity, hoppy nose and bitter finish.
Ilkley Brewery
Mary Jane 3.5% Made with high quantities of Amarillo hops this pale crisp beer has refreshing citrus aromas and very little bitterness. An ideal session beer. Gold Medal winner at the 2009/10 SIBA North Region beer competition.
Olicana Original 4.3% A full bodied chestnut ale with a lingering caramel finish.
The Nook Brewery
The Nook Best 4.2% A well balanced, smooth, easy to drink best bitter, offering floral aromas balanced by a smooth malty palatte.
Old Bear Brewery
Honeypot 4.4% A Yorkshire ale made with Yorkshire honey which has an amber glow and a lovely aroma and taste.
Goldilocks 4.5% A light golden ale, refreshing enticing with a pungent hoppy taste and a clean wheaty finish.
Elland Brewery
Beyond The Pale 4.2% A golden Bitter Brewed with a touch of Munich Salt and a pronounced floral aroma and finish from the North American Cascade Hops
Nettlethrasher 4.4% A deep copper coloured traditional strong Yorkshire Ale. Brewed using six different malts and developing interesting flavours from the combined use of English hop varieties. All this goes together to make it a mighty mouthful!
Brass Monkey Brewery
Brass Monkey Bitter - 3.8% A drinkable amber session beer with a pleasant hoppy nose derived from English and Bavarian hops.
Silverback - 5.0%abv - a beast of a golden bitter, full flavoured with a citrus nose - produced using new world hops.
Ossett Breweries
Riverhead Liquorice Stout 5.0% A dark robust stout. Roast & burnt flavours are complimented by real Yorkshire liquorice.
Ossett Goldrush 4.2% A golden full bodied ale. Moderate bitterness, but plenty of citrus hop aroma and aftertaste.
Little Valley Brewery
Cragg Vale Bitter 4.2% A rich, red/brown beer, with a full and rounded body. Using Challenger and Golding hops, this beer is crisp and fruity with a spice and grapefruit aroma that all goes to provide a delicate finish.
Tod's Blonde 5.0% A bright, yellow continental style of beer with a pleasant taste and a smooth finish. Tod's is a surprisingly mellow beer that's lightly fruity and spicy - the ideal alternative for the lager drinker.
Goose Eye Brewery
No Eye Deer 4.0% A rich chestnut coloured beer with a high hop content to give a smooth warming drink leaving a fruity taste.
Eastwood Brewery
First Born 4.2% First Brewed to celebrate a happy event at a local pub, this amber coloured bitter has been retained as a permanent fixture. Crystal and Amber Malts give full flavour.
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