Thursday, 8 March 2012

Making March Mild* Month

I noticed recently a bar that’s been open barely six months arrogantly proclaiming itself “the home of great beer in Glasgow”. That’s reason enough to boycott the place, especially when its owners have anyway repeatedly made clear that they hate British beer and hate British brewers. Given that, I can’t understand why any British brewer would have so little self-respect as to allow their beer to be sold there.

There are several places that could much more deservedly lay claim to the title. One of them is the Three Judges at Partick Cross which has been in the forefront of the beer revolution for decades. The Judges is once again, as it often has done before, running a festival of mild, stout and porter during the month of March.

Here’s the line-up:
Acorn Old Moor Porter 4.4%
Bank Top Port O’Call 5.0%
Bateman’s DM 3.0%
Beartown Polar Eclipse 4.8%
Bowland Hunters Moon 3.7%
Box Steam Steam Porter 4.4%
Bradfield Farmers Stout 4.5%
Bridestones Dark Mild 4.5%
Elland American Robust Porter 5.2%
Fyne Cobblers Stout 4.2%
Fyne Sublime Stout 6.8%
Great Newsomes Jem’s Stout 4.3%
Great Orme Welsh Black 4.0%
Green Jack Lurcher Stout 4.8%
Hadrian & Border Ouseburn Porter 5.2%
Hornbeam Black Coral Stout 4.5%
Ilkley Black 3.7%
Ilkley Fireside Porter 4.2%
Kent Brewery Porter 5.5%
Leeds Midnight Bell 4.8%
Little Valley Organic Stoodley Stout 4.8%
Nethergate Priory Mild 3.5%
Old Bear Black Mari’a 4.2%
Palmer’s Tally Ho 5.5%
Partners/Anglo Dutch Devil’s Knell ??%
Potbelly Beijing Black 4.4%
Prospect Nutty Slack 3.9%
Purple Moose Dark Side of the Moose 4.6%
RCH Old Slug 4.5%
Saltaire Triple Chocoholic 4.8%
Strathaven Craigmill Mild 3.5%
Three B’s Stoker’s Slake  3.6%
Titanic Cappuccino 4.5%
Titanic Stout 4.5%
Vale Black Beauty 4.3%
Vale Black Swan 3.9%

 I’m often to be found complaining that pubs don’t stock these types of beer enough so I will be dropping into the Judges regularly in the next couple of weeks.

*And Stout and Porter

1 comment:

  1. Some lovely stuff there (although I'd leave the Beartown & Little Valley till last).