On Sunday Dot, Ralph and myself popped into the Fish for part of the Beer Festival, day three I think. We left Amber with my Mam for a while, although Dot did go back for her and take her to the swings for a play.
The Fish is under new management since the last Beer Festival but the new people were just as good as the last, well done. I had had a few of the beers before but there were plenty I had not had before.
Consett Ale Works. Steel Town from England
3.8% amber colour with a good head, fruity malt aroma, some toffee in the taste.
Consett Ale Works. Red Dust from England
4.5% red colour with a good head, sweet aroma and a slightly sweet but nice taste.
Wylam, Angel from England
4.3% pale amber with a good head, caramel malt aroma, tart caramel malt taste. I had, had the bottle before but not the draught.
Jarrow, Red Ellen from England
4.4% almost black in colour with a good head, not much aroma with a bitter sweet taste.
Tyne Bank, Northern Porter from England
4.5% black in colour with a good head, slightly smokey aroma, sweet stout taste.
Truefitt, Viva Karenka from England
5.5% I had had all the others by now and I do not remember this one will have to try it again, Aitor Karanka is the Boro manager. Its a shame that Boro didn't make it, better luck next year.