Black Top is a Midwestern variant on the Cascadian dark ales
and Black IPAs that have been popping up on both coasts.
It's an incredible offering (and distinctive, too - try the Obsidian Rare dark ale
or Bacchus Ivy-Bush Owl - two of my favourites) for such a young brewery, and offers a very different approach to the ones we're used to.
The festival will start on July 16 and the beers will include Old Windsor Dark Ale
and Gold Ale.
Wychwood's Hobgoblin is a characterful dark ale
with fruity, toffee malt flavours.
Among the new suppliers are The Authentic Curry Company in Aberdare and Brays Sweets Limited in Barry, while existing supplier Rhymney Brewery adds Rhymney Dark Ale
to its existing range in Co-operative stores.
Nursing a pint of this dark ale
, which is served in a traditional straight porter glass, among classic Victorian decor and taking in the banter from those propping up the bar felt more like a scene from James Joyce's classic Dubliners than downtown Belfast in 2006.
5% abv dark ale
supplied by family brewer Randall's in Guernsey, won a trial 18-week listing with the supermarket after winning its Beer Challenge competition.
Ourpub spy especially liked the Old Windsor Dark Ale
For the time being, Mr Darby is keeping the name of the new beer under wraps, but it will carry the Banks's brand and be a lower alcohol, dark ale
Not only does it feature the two cuts of beef, it's very tomato-rich and also gets a depth of flavour from dark ale
and a touch of coffee.
Full Sail Brewing of Hood River, OR, has released a new beer in their Brewer's Share Experimental line called "Duffy's Counterpunch," an Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale
(ICDA) crafted by Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Duffy (pictured above).
Since then, Delavals has produced three more craft ales based around North East Trust properties: Souter Lighthouse Best Bitter, Lindisfarne Castle Dark Ale
and Washington Old Hall Honey Beer, available in bottles and on draught.