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12th Road to Wigan Beer Festival – 19th – 29th April 2018

The 12th Road to Wigan Beer – Festival

Thursday 19th April – Sunday 29th April 2018

29 Breweries, 1o0+ Beers, 8 Pubs, 11 Days


Abstract Jungle, Avid Brewing Co., Blue Square, Buntingford, Donkeystone Brewing Co., Errant, Fell, Fernandes, Five Towns, Flash House, Hadrian’s and Border, Hopjacker, Jaw Brew, Lenton Lane, Lister’s Brewery, Littleover, Loch Lomond, Northern Whisper, North Riding, Ossett, Rat, Recoil Brewing Co., Revolutions, Swannay, Tarn Hows, Three Kings, Totally Brewed, Wander Beyond, Wilde Childe Brewing









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BEER BUS (78 Seat Double Deck) Saturday  21st April 2018, leaving The Anvil, in Wigan Town Centre, WN1 1ND at 11.30 a.m.  Proposed route, Crooke Hall Inn, Two Left Feet Tap, The Victoria,  Hare & Hounds, White Lion, Jolly Nailor, Union Arms, returning to The Anvil, approx 9.30p.m/10p.m. COST £6.50 per head.  SOLD OUT!!

Abstract Jungle Peterborough Restless 4.5% Golden Sessionable hop hitter with bags of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Resinous and fruity. White Lion
Avid Brewing Co. Quernmore, Lancashire Golden Ale 3.9% Golden Brewed with Progress, Fuggles & East Kent Goldings. It is similar to an English bitter but is lighter in colour and malt flavour, with a caramel start and has a crisp refreshing taste which lingers on the pallet. Victoria
New Zealand Pale 4.0% Light Golden Brewed using NZ Nelson Sauvin hop, known for its delicious gooseberry aromas which are reminiscent of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Well-balanced ale, smoothly mixing lingering flavour and bitterness. The Anvil
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. Victoria
Moonlight Blonde 4.0% Golden/Blonde  Golden blonde ale crafted to give a slightly biscuit malt note, with a tropical dry hop finish. The Anvil
Buntingford North Hertfordshire Twitchell 3.8% Golden Golden ale with a blend of hops to give a refreshingly balanced fruity aftertaste. The Anvil White Lion Victoria
American Pale Ale 4.8% APA An exceptionally hoppy pale best bitter. Union
Royston Red 4.8% Red Ale Ruby Red – Best Bitter Victoria
Donkeystone Brewing Co. Saddleworth, Oldham  Hoppinsesh 3.7% Pale Hoppy Session pale with Chinook, Admiral and Cascade hops. White Lion
Cotton Clouds 4.0% Pale A beautifully crafted session pale ale that appeals to all tastes and pallets. Admiral, Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops. The Anvil
 Javanilla 5.0% Stout Coffee Vanilla Stout, 6 malts, lots of oats to give a rich body. It’s then matured in cask with whole Java espresso coffee beans & natural vanilla pods to create a superbly rounded and complex flavour. Hare & Hounds
Errant Newcastle 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. The Anvil
Fell Brewery Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands Ghyll 3.7% Golden Lovely golden hoppy ale. Victoria
Fernandes Wakefield, West Yorkshire Rhubarb & Custard 4.0% Pale  Pale beer brewed with Rhubarb, American Hops and Vanilla. Hare & Hounds
Five Towns Wakefield, West Yorkshire Liberty 5.5% Pale Maple, pecan and blueberry Pale White Lion
Middle Un 4.6% Pale Strong session beer brewed with Perle Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin Victoria
Flash House North Shields Amarillo Pale 3.7% Pale Pale ale with big floral and citra notes Hare & Hounds The Anvil
Fig and Date Stout 4.9% Stout Roast and crystal malts provide a dark sweet base, along with oats to bulk up the body then figs and dates in the kettle and some in the fermenter compliment the stout with a rich sweet flavour. White Lion
Hadrians & Border Newcastle upon Tyne Tyneside Blonde 3.9% Blonde A pale coloured thirst quencher, using maris otter malt, wheat malt and an abundance of bittering and aromatic hops. The Anvil Union
Farne Island 4.0% Amber An amber coloured bitter, perfectly blended malt and hops makes this well-rounded beer balanced and refreshing. Victoria
Reiver IPA 4.4% Golden A light golden bitter with a clean citrus palate and aroma with subtle malt flavours breaking through at the end. Jolly Nailor
Hopjacker Dronfield, Sheffield Pyrites 4.1% Golden Refreshing golden ale, hopped with Brewers Gold for berry notes and a smooth bitterness. The Anvil
Beer House Pale 4.2% Pale Mosaic hops in large quantities provide stunning tropical flavours and a citrus finish. Jolly Nailor
Jaw Brew Glasgow Drop 4.2% Pale A revitalising session pale ale with the power to quench the greatest thirst as new world hops drop crisp lingering grapefruit notes. The Anvil White Lion
Surf 4.3% Pale This snappy stimulating citrusy pale ale is tantalisingly tangy with an intriguingly dry finish. Crooke Hall
Lenton Lane Nottingham Bluebird 3.8% Pale Pale, refreshing & hoppy. Bluebird is late & dry hopped for extra flavour & aroma. Hare & Hounds White Lion
Atlas Stout 4.2% Stout Our classic dry stout is full bodied, rich & satisfying. The complex malt bill is perfectly balanced giving roasted & chocolate notes. Crooke Hall The Anvil
Pioneer 4.3% Golden Crisp, & golden, Pioneer is a pale ale that packs a hoppy punch and delivers a finish that’s both dry and satisfying. The Tap
Mandarina Bavaria 4.8% Pale Pale ale brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops Victoria
Citra Smash 5.0% APA American Pale Ale brewed with Maris Otter Malt and Citra Hops Crooke Hall
Listers Brewery Arundel Best Bitter 3.9% Amber A traditional English ale in style, triple hopped so has a depth of flavour that’s not often found in beers of this strength. It’s amber in colour with a toffee fruity nose. It’s full flavoured, balanced and moreish. The Tap
Golden Ale 4.1% Ochre A light and refreshing. It’s ochre in colour, has rounded citrus notes and is lightly hopped making it an ideal session ale. Hare & Hounds
Tail Wagger 4.1% Pale Brewed specially to mark the Breweries association with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, this is a deep ochre pale ale with a satisfying lasting finish. 10 pence from every pint of Tail Wagger goes to Battersea. Hare & Hounds Crooke Hall
American Pale 4.2% APA Made from predominantly the finest West Coast hops. It’s light and hoppy with a citrus hit and very satisfying. The Anvil Union
Littleover Derby Gold 3.8% Pale A light easy going session beer with New Zealand and American hops Hare & Hounds Union
Dazzler 4.5% IPA Beautifully refreshing ale packed with hops from far and wide.  With taste and aroma of tangerines and the kick of an IPA The Anvil
Loch Lomond Brewery Alexandria, Scotland West Highland Way 3.7% Pale Tropical pale ale, stone fruit aroma leads to a light citrus flavour that is rounded off with a clean and refreshing finish. Crooke Hall The Anvil
Southern Summit 4.0% APA  SIBA Supreme Champion Cask UK 2016 – Juicy citrus fruit aroma leads to a full on grapefruit flavour that is rounded off with a bitter and refreshing finish. The Tap Hare & Hounds
Bonnie and Blonde 4.0% Pale Perfectly balanced pale ale.  Floral and orange aromas lead to a sweet, malty biscuit flavour that’s rounded of with a light citrus finish. Jolly Nailor
Silkie Stout 5.0% Stout CAMRA Champion Beer of Scotland 2017 – Robust Oatmeal stout.  A roast coffee aroma leads to a rich, chocolate flavour that is rounded off with a smooth creamy finish. Hare & Hounds Crooke Hall
Northern Whisper Rossendale, Lancashire Soft Mick 3.8% Session Pale Session Pale Ale White Lion
Oppenchops 4.0% Golden Ale Golden ale brewed with Magnum, Summit, Simcoe Hare & Hounds
Beltie 4.8% Stout Strong, bold and rich in flavour, brewed with Magnum and Target hops, smooth creamy head for good measure. The Anvil
North Riding Scarborough Mini Enigma 3.7% Pale Pale Ale The Tap
Wai-iti 4.0% Pale New Zealand pale ale using Wai-iti hops, fresh peaches and apricot character. Union
Ossett Ossett, West Yorkshire Jive Bunny 4.3% Red  A ruby red malty bitter, dry-hopped with Chinook & Centennial for a spicy & citrussy hop aroma. Victoria
Rat Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Rat Bite 4.3% Pale  Hoppy pale ale. Union
Recoil Brewing Co Clitheroe Blonde Avenger 3.9% Blonde A sensible session beer with character, packed with fruity undertones and has an amazingly citrusy finish The Anvil Victoria
Collision 4.0% Golden Brewed using European lager hops and genuine pilsner malt which produces this high quality cask pilsner with a unique flavour Union
Revolutions Whitwood, Castleford Switch # 8 4.5% Golden Huell Melon Pale White Lion
Swannay Orkney, Scotland Chance Your Arm 3.8% Pale Hoppy Pale Ale Hare & Hounds
Island Hopping 3.9% Pale NZ hoppy, session pale – mostly Nelson Sauvin Hare & Hounds
Scapa Special 4.2% Pale Three malts and five hops – from Britain, Germany and the US – make Scapa Special a classic pale ale. Crooke Hall Union
Pale Ale 4.7% Pale Orcadian-US pale ale – some crystal malt for sweetness + US hops The Anvil
Duke IPA 5.2% Pale An Orcadian twist on the US style IPAs. It’s just as wild and rocky as the North Sea surrounding the brewery, brewed with six hop varieties for a prominent bitterness to the taste. Hare & Hounds
Tarn Hows Ambleside, Cumbria Beertrix Porter 4.0% Porter Hints of oak/vanilla from the casks and has notes of whisky. Hare & Hounds
Three Kings Newcastle 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. Hare & Hounds
Drop the Dime 4.1% Pale Heavily hopped with Mandarina Bavaria from Germany. Crooke Hall
Sheild Maiden 4.4% Light Golden Light golden ale fro pilsner malts. Hopped with USA Centennial & Chinook Hops. Victoria
Totally Brewed Nottingham Slap in the Face 4.0% Pale Easy drinking hopppy pale with Summit and Chinook hops. Crooke Hall
Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout 4.5% Stout Complex malt profile. Smokey, coffee, chocolate notes. Crooke Hall
Passion Fruit in the Face 4.8% Amber A banging pale amber beer with passion fruit flavour Crooke Hall
4 Hopmen of the Apocalypse 5.2% IPA Flagship IPA,.  Floral, pine, citrus notes. Dry hopped Crooke Hall
Wander Beyond Manchester, M12 Peak Pale 3.8% Pale Pale ale, simple malt structure,balanced flavour with refreshing notes of mango and blueberries derived from the citra and mosaic hops. Hare & Hounds Jolly Nailor
Wilde Child Brewing Leeds, West Yorkshire Risk Avoidance 3.8% Pale New Zealand Pale The Anvil White Lion
Enfant Terrible 4.3% Golden French Hopped Bitter Crooke Hall Jolly Nailor