If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

5th Fisherman's Arms Beer Festival

Another bank holiday weekend, another Fisherman Arms beer festival.

Another Fisherman Arms beer festival.

The theme for this one was Yorkshire Beers, I had, had a couple of them before but here are all of the beers from the Friday night, the only one I could make.

York Brewery, Guzzler, England

York Brewery, Guzzler, England

3.6% gold colour with a good head, malt and hop aroma, nice refreshing bitter taste.

Empire, Strikes Back, England

Empire, Strikes Back, England

4.0% golden with a thin head, citrus hop aroma, the taste is hops, too much hops.

Ilkley, Stout Mary, England

Ilkley, Stout Mary, England

4.5% black in colour with a good head, roast malt aroma and bitter roast malt taste.

Bradfield, Farmers Blonde, England

Bradfield, Farmers Blonde, England

4.0% pale gold colour with a good head, floral aroma, sweet floral hop taste.

Saltaire, Cascade Pale Ale, England


4,8% gold colour with a thin head, citrus hop aroma slightly sweet but dry grapefruit citrus hop taste.

Great Heck, Dave, England

Great Heck, Dave, England

3.8% deep amber colour with a good head, caramel malt aroma, treacle toffee taste.

Rudgate, Ruby Mild, England


4.4% deep ruby red colour with a good head, malt aroma, chocolate and toffee taste, a bit on the strong side for a mild it's more like a dunkel.

Little Valley, Ginger Pale Ale, England

Little Valley, Ginger Pale Ale, England

4.0% gold colour with a thin head, ginger aroma, watery malt and ginger taste.

Abbeydale, Exodus, England

Abbeydale, Exodus, England

4.3% gold colour with a good head, citrus hop aroma, smooth citrus hop taste, very nice beer.

Idle, Idle Sod, England

Idle, Idle Sod, England

4.2% gold colour with a good head, fruity malt aroma, refreshing bitter hoppy taste.

Bradfield, Farmers Bitter, England

Bradfield, Farmers Bitter, England

3.9% amber colour with a thin head, malt aroma, smooth caramel bitter taste

Wold Top, Headland Red, England


4.3% deep amber colour with a thin head, malty caramel aroma, nice caramel malty taste.  No photo on the day.