|TRUM letters visible on the original Truman brewery chimney|
Franciscan WellThe original Truman brewery chimney could be seen through the window behind the Franciscan Well Brewery stand which was where Steve Kelly and I continued our tour on Saturday 22 February, 2014.
|Franciscan Well Brewery - Friar Weisse|
|Paudie Scully (brewer) - Franciscan Well Brewery|
Celt Experience / Tap EastThe Celt Experience / Tap East stall included pipework and a barrel behind the bar.
|Celt Experience / Tap East stall|
Ilkley BreweryThe Ilkley brewery stand was one that I could not pass without trying a beer from as I like the brewery's hoppy style found in beers like Mary Jane. Sensibly, I chose Dinner Ale with a low ABV (3.3%). This Victorian Pale Ale was brewed with a recipe from 1884 found in the archives of the original brewery in Ilkley. Stella (Australian) and Calypso (American) hops give the pale ale a modern slant. Steve rated his glass of The Chief, a 7% ABV American Double IPA, highly and described it as 'HOPPY'!
|Christa Sandquist, brewer, Ilkley Brewery with 'Ullage' magazine|
Nene Valley BreweryThe Big Bang Theory beer at the Nene Valley Brewery stand caught astrophysicist Steve's eye!
|Paul Woodcock - Nene Valley Brewery|
Steve had to have a Big Bang Theory (5.3% ABV) which he rated highly and described as 'Lovely, hoppy not bitter'.My choice was Australian Pale (OZP in the brewery's three letter code system - 4.4% ABV) a golden ale with citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Paul, a Nene Valley brewer with a Master's degree in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt university, advised that the hops used include Mosaic in Big Bang Theory and Galaxy in Australian Pale. Steve noticed the black Big Bang Theory t-shirt that Paul was wearing and treated himself to one from the stock for sale.
WEST BreweryRachel greeted us at the West Brewery stand and explained that the Glasgow Green based brewery and beer hall was started in 2006 by Petra Wetzel from Bavaria.
|Rachel MacKay (Sales) & Petra M. Wetzel (Founder) - WEST Brewery|
Part 3 - to follow ..............