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11th Road to Wigan Beer Festival – 6th – 17th April 2017


The 11th Road to Wigan Beer – Festival

Thursday 6th April – Easter Monday 17th April 2017

31 Breweries, 90+ Beers, 7 Pubs, 12 Days


Abstract Jungle, Blue Square, Bluestone, Bridgehouse, Chin Chin, Doghouse, Don Valley, Drygate, Dunham Massey, Eagles Crag, Errant, Five Towns,  Flash House, Hopjacker, James & Kirkman, Lawman, Mad Dog Brewing,  North Riding,  Revolutions, Serious Brewing Co, Shipstones, Swannay, Tarn 51, Tarn Hows, Tempest, Three Kings, Totally Brewed, Tyne Bank, Williams Bros, Wishbone, Withnells.

The Pubs








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BEER BUS (78 Seater Double Deck) Saturday  8th April 2017, leaving The Anvil, in Wigan Town Centre, WN1 1ND at 11.30 a.m.  Proposed route, Crooke Hall Inn, Union Arms, Jolly Nailor, White Lion, Hare & Hounds, Victoria, returning to The Anvil, approx 9/10p.m. COST £7.50 per head inc Pie & Pea Supper at The Victoria. SOLD OUT!!


Abstract Jungle Peterborough Pride Pale 3.9% Pale A crisp and clean pale session bitter utilising German and American hops. Low mellow bitterness and a hint of tropical fruit on the aroma. Victoria
Casual Breakfast Stout 4.6% Stout  A bold complex stout using unrefined chocolate and a hint of blueberries. Crooke
Blue Square Morley, Leeds Morley Rocket 3.8% Golden A golden pale session beer with delicate spice notes. Producing a satisfyingly refreshing easy to drink ale, with balanced bitterness. White Lion
Moonlight Blonde 4.0% Golden/Blonde  Golden blonde ale crafted to give a slightly biscuit malt note, with a tropical dry hop finish. Jolly Nailor
Abyss Dark Porter 4.8% Porter Six different malts are blended in the creation of this dark porter. A recreation of a Victorian classic with depth of malt flavour and a balanced but not intrusive English hop finish Crooke
Bluestone Whitworth, Lancashire EPA English Pale Ale 4.2% Pale  A traditional dry pale ale, four hop additions with three types of English hops. Clear as a bell with strong malt & hop flavours. Union The Anvil
Night hOPS 4.2% Stout A dark stout with liquorice and spice, nice strong malt flavours. Hare & Hounds
Bridgehouse Keighley, West Yorkshire Tequila Blonde 3.8% Blonde A crisp Blonde ale with sweet citrus aromas, infused with real Mexican Tequila and lime, that result in an exciting mix of floral and citrus flavours balanced with bitterness. Union The Anvil
Bridgehouse Blonde 4.0% Blonde  A modern blonde coloured ale with big traditional flavours from a blend of 4 hops and 2 malts that result in an exciting mix of floral and citrus flavours balanced with bitterness. Hare & Hounds
Chin Chin South Elmsall, Pontefract Chin Up 3.8% Pale Light session strength pale hopped with 4 x US Hops (Bravo/Cascade/Amarillo & Mosaic) giving tropical & citrus fruit overtones. White Lion
Little Boy Lost 4.8% Pale Pale The Anvil
Doghouse Darwen UPA 4.0% Pale An ultra-light citrusy pale White Lion
Pale Ale 4.6% Pale A dry-hopped pale with some of our favorite hops (Cascade) Victoria
Don Valley Mexborough, South Yorkshire Hitchcock 3.8% Blonde Fruity blonde ale. White Lion
Watson 3.8% Pale Citrus Session Pale Ale Hare & Hounds
Ribblehead 4.0% Pale Pilsner Style Ale Crooke
Drygate Glasgow Pale Duke 3.8% IPA  Session IPA with grapefruit hops, brioche malts. Crooke
Seven Peaks 5.0% IPA  Bold, complex and uncompromising IPA with mango, lemon herbs and stone fruit flavours. Floral zesty and crisp. The Anvil
Dunham Massey Dunham Massey, Cheshire Chocolate Cherry Mild 3.8% Mild Multi award winning speciality beer of Britain 2012 Hare & Hounds
Obelisk 3.9% Straw English blonde, light and hoppy but not too bitter with hints of citrus and Grapefruit The Anvil
Dunham Porter 5.2% Porter Classic Old style multi English Porter.  Champion Beer of Britain 2014.  Dark, creamy, full bodied and packed with flavour Victoria
Eagles Crag Todmorden, West Yorkshire Eye of the Eagle 4.3% Amber An Amber Ale brewed with Cascade and Simcoe with Floral and Citrus notes with well-balanced malts leading to a smooth, resiny bitter finish. White Lion
Golden Eagle 4.7% Blonde A blonde beer with citrus hop flavours from Centennial, Columbus and Cascade hops The Anvil
Errant Newcastle Clever Girl 4.1% Session IPA Fruity, botanical IPA , tonnes of new and upcoming New Zealand hops to give Clever Girl her distinctive character. Union The Anvil
Comanche Porter 4.5% Porter A classic black porter brewed with Bramling Cross and NZ Dr. Rudi. Comanche is a proud porter with plenty of tasty hops and malt character. White Lion
Five Towns Wakefield Root 4.0% Pale  Pale beer brewed with Magnum Dr Rudi and Nelson Sauvin hops. Crooke The Anvil
Crisis in a Crisis 4.2% Pale Pale session beer Union
Flash House North Shields Session IPA 4.4% IPA Harmonious light body with a good hit of citrus on the nose from Chinook & Cascade hops. Crooke The Anvil
American Pale Ale 5.2% APA  Cascade and Bravo hops provide a piney, floral, citrusy aroma. Hare & Hounds
Hopjacker Dronfield, Sheffield The Mark 3.5% Pale Extra pale ale with cascade, summit and mosaic hops for a big smack of citrus flavours without a huge alcoholic hit.  Refreshing, zesty and quaffable! White Lion
Beer House Pale 4.2% Pale Mosaic hops in large quantities provide stunning tropical flavours and a citrus finish. The Anvil
Cherried Alive 4.3% Mild Cherry chocolate mild – full bodied, flavoursome mild, lightly bittered but with cocoa nibs and cherries added to the fermenter for rich, fruity aromas and a bittersweet chocolate finish. Crooke
James & Kirkman Pontefract, West Yorkshire Merry Men 4.2% Pale  Pale session beer The Anvil
New American Pale 4.4% APA American pale ale Jolly Nailor
Lawman Cumbernauld, Scotland Pixel Bandit 4.0% Pale Thirst quenching session ale, big hop flavour with a low ABV.  Delicate combination of extra pale malt, juicy NZ hops and a mouth-watering citrus aroma, predominate flavours of red berries. Hare & Hounds The Anvil
Mad Dog Penperlleni, South Wales Now in a Minute 4.2% Red A traditional Welsh red ale with flavours of sweet chocolate and citrus Union
Deputy Dog 4.3% Pale Pale with caramel notes but has a lovely light touch. Union
Stouty McStout Face 4.5% Stout Full bodied and smooth with chocolate and raisins with slight roast from the hefty 6 malt base. The Anvil
Top Dawg 4.8% Pale citrusy and fruity to taste Jolly Nailor
North Riding Scarborough US Session IPA ? IPA
US session IPA (V20) Aromas of fruit and pineapple& pine
The Anvil
Revolutions Treasure 4.5% Ruby Ruby made with a variety of dark malts and with a subtle hop flavour Hare & Hounds
Serious Brewing Co Rochdale Moonlight Stout 4.5% Stout Silky smooth stout with chocolate notes and a bitter hop finish. Voted ‘Beer of the Festival’ at Oldham Beer Festival last March and joint ‘Beer of the Festival’ at Rochdale Beer Festival in November The Anvil
Evergreen 4.5% Golden Golden bitter with a balanced fruity sweetness and subtle hop flavour with a satisfying bitter finish. Jolly Nailor
Shipstones Nottingham Original Bitter 3.8% Amber A true English session ale which is crowded in simplicity yet full of flavour White Lion
Gold Star 4.2% Blonde Light, smooth and refreshing pale ale. Jolly Nailor Victoria
Swannay Orkney, Scotland Running Beer 3.8% Pale Citra/Mosaic/Simcoe with a Motueka dry hop Crooke
Island Hopping 3.9% Pale NZ hoppy, session pale – mostly Nelson Sauvin Jolly Nailor The Anvil
Scapa Special 4.2% Pale Three malts and five hops – from Britain, Germany and the US – make Scapa Special a classic pale ale. The Anvil
SWO Stout 4.2% Stout  A dry hopped brown stout with a creamy tan head. Look out for smooth roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice on the palate. A perfect sneaky wee session stout. White Lion
Pale Ale 4.7% Pale Orcadian-US pale ale – some crystal malt for sweetness + US hops Hare & Hounds
Tarn 51 Altofts, West Yorkshire American Pale Ale 4.5% APA American pale ale Crooke
Tarn Hows Ambleside, Cumbria Beertrix Porter 4.0% Porter Hints of oak/vanilla from the casks and has notes of whisky. White Lion
Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal Stout 5.0% Stout Wooden Cask! An award winning oatmeal stout made with blueberries and vanilla pods The Anvil
Tempest Tweedbank, Scottish Boarders Dawn of Justice 3.6% Pale Simcoe v Centennial White Lion
The Pale Armadillo 3.8% IPA 21st century Session IPA bursting with hop flavour. Expect big upfront citrus fruits in this fantastic session ale. Jolly Nailor
Cascadian Blonde 3.9% Golden/Blonde Refreshing blonde beer with aromas of citrus, floral and pine with balanced bitterness. The Anvil
Three Kings Newcastle Shieldsman 3.8% Blonde Easy drinking session ale with medium bitterness and a hint of the tropics from the Citra hops. The Anvil
Billy Mill Ale 4.0% Golden Bitter Classic session bitter. A dash of Crystal malts and two additions of First Gold hops makes this light quaffable ale a delight to drink. NOW dry hopped with First Gold & Citra® hops. Union
Ring of Fire 4.5% APA Golden pale ale single hopped with lots of Cascade hops. Medium to intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones White Lion
Totally Brewed Nottingham Guardian of the Forest 3.8% Pale Session Pale Ale Union Crooke
Slap in the Face 4.0% Pale Easy drinking hopppy pale with Summit and Chinook hops. Hare & Hounds Crooke
Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout 4.5% Stout Complex malt profile. Smokey, coffee, chocolate notes. Jolly Nailor
Punch in the Face 4.8% Amber Amber in colour, fruity in flavour. Slap in the face’s big brother! Packed full of American hops that pack a wallop! Crooke
4 Hopmen of the Apocalypse 5.2% IPA Flagship IPA,.  Floral, pine, citrus notes. Dry hopped Victoria
Tyne Bank Newcastle English Pale Ale 3.8% Pale An easy-drinking pale ale, brewed with the best English hops and malts. Crooke
West Coast IPA 4.0% Pale A blend of four hops gives a light, citrus character Hare & Hounds The Anvil
Coconut Porter 4.3% Porter Lightly smoked porter with helpings of coconut White Lion
Williams Bros Alloa, Scotland Birds & Bees 4.3% Golden  This bright, golden ale is a blend of lager malt, Cascade, Amarillo & Nelson Sauvin hops with a late infusion of elderflower. Fruity, aromatic and deliciously refreshing. The Anvil
Fraoch Heather Ale 5.0% Amber A unique style of beer – light amber ale with floral-peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish – This beer allows you to literally pour 4000 years of Scottish history into a glass. Hare & Hounds
Wishbone Keighley, West Yorkshire Blonde 3.6% Blonde Easy drinking, light yet hoppy, a good thirst quencher, hopped with Polish Junga and German Mittlefruh White Lion
Collarbone 4.0% IPA British hopped oatmeal session IPA Victoria
Flux Session Pale 4.1% Pale Session pale ale made with a large proportion of Wheat malt and hopped with American Chinook & Polish Marynka Hare & Hounds
Withnells Preston, Lancashire Hoppy Fettler 4.3% Pale Refreshingly hoppy pale ale, packed with tropical hops from around the globe. The combination of exotic hops is balanced against a moreish malt backdrop. The Anvil
Push Iron 4.5% Golden  Classic English Golden Ale with a modern twist. Maris Otter, crystal malt, & classic English hops provide the backbone. The beer is then dry hopped using a variety of modern hop breeds from around the world. Union White Lion