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Slaithwaite Moonraker Beer Festival begins tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6pm.
32 real ales will be on offer over the course of the next few days.The Colne Valley organised event runs until Saturday night at Slaithwaite Conservative Club on Britannia Road, which is well served by buses and trains.The festival will raise money for heart defibrillators in the Colne Valley. Good luck to all involved.
There is a fuller write up, including session times and prices, on the Examiner's website (http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/colne-valley-lions-beer-festival-10425264)

Beer list:
1. Autumn Ale, Spitting Feathers, Chester, 4.5%. Brewed using barley smoked over oak chippings producing a brown beer with a smokey flavour.
2. Back to Back, Mallinsons, Huddersfield. 4.4%. Pale /Golden, Bitter floral & fruity with a good bitter finish. A very tasty easy drinker!
3. Boomer. Three Fiends, Holmfirth. 4.3%. Medium body pale ale, heavy southern hemisphere hop flavours, tropical fruit & gooseberry aroma.
4. Bosbury Bitter, Ossett Brewery.4.0%. Pale hoppy bitter brewed from English wheat and barley malts. Jester hops give fruity aromas.
5. Bread & Butter, Vocation, Hebden Bridge. 3.9%. U.S.hops set against backbone of British malts,lychee & citrus fruits tempered by smooth bitterness.
6. Centenial, Mallinsons, Huddersfield. 3.9%. Brewed using only Centenial hops, pale blonde, bitter citrus hop taste and long dry finish.
7. Commerciale, Empire, Slaithwaite. 3.8%. A very pale, easy drinking session ale, created with an eclectic mix of Anglo-US hops.
8. Cophill Best. Gooseye, Keighley. 3.9%. Rose and Crown (Slaithwaite) special. A fine "session" ale.
9. Copper Hop, Long Man Brewery, Litlington, Sussex. 4.0%. Vienna & premium British Caramalt provide a balanced backbone,with intense tropical fruit aromas.
10. Farmers Blonde, Bradfield, Sheffield. 4.0% Very pale, brilliant blonde beer has citrus/summer fruit aromas making it an extremely refreshing ale.
11. Flying Fox, Slightly Foxed, Sowerby Bridge. 5.0%. Pale hoppy bitter with a touch of apricot for a refreshing flavour of sunshine.
12. Ginger Pale Ale, Little Valley, Hebden Bridge. 4.0%. An organic fair trade ginger pale ale.
13. Golcar Mild, Golcar, Huddersfield. 3.6%. Nice malty award-winning mild.
14. Highwire, Magic Rock, Huddersfield. 5.5%. Mango, lychee and lipsmacking grapefruit flavours harmonise against a smooth composed malt base.
15. Hopmaster, Fernandes, Wakefield. 5.0%. A pale dry premium ale.
16. Howling Fox, Slightly Foxed, Sowerby Bridge. 3.5%. Exceptionally pale with hoppy notes blend of exciting new hop varieties from New Zealand, dry flavour.
17. Interceptor Strong Ale, Cathedral, Golcar 5.0% A deep gold ale. Full bodied yet easy drinking. Toasted malt, hints of raisins balanced by english hops
18. Kismet, Empire, Slaithwaite. 4.2%. Pale triple NZ hopped beer with lots of lemon & lime flavours guarenteeing a pleasant hop hit.
19. Maltissimo, Milltown, Huddersfield. 5.3%. Rich Ruby Red.
20. Mellow Amber, XT 4, Buckinghamshire. 3.8%. An Amber beer with special Belgian malt & fruity mix of American & European hops Very addictive.
21. Pennine Mild. Golcar,Huddersfield. 4.0%. Golden/Blonde, creamy on the palate, some bitter with a hint of dryness in a malt finnish.
22. Platinum Blonde, Milltown, Huddersfield. 4.0%. Blonde lager style beer with American hops creating a spicy, floral, citrus aroma. Clean/refreshing.
23. Poppy Ale, Bradfield, Sheffield 4.3%. A light coloured fruity ale.
24. Rhubarb & Rosehip, Riverhead, Marsden. 4.0%. A light & fruity pale beer, gently hopped with herbal notes and soft fruit aroma.
25. Ringmaster, Magic Rock, Huddersfield. 3.9%. Original Pale Ale . The U.S. Hops give a floral, 'grassy' aroma with citrus flavours.
26. Swish, Animal Brewing, Long Crendon. 4.6%. An amber ale brewed with a smorgasbord of hops from around the world
27. The Russian, Stamps, Liverpool. 4.2%. Ruby in colour, using Fuggles & Goldings for a traditional English bitter.
28. Thunderbridge Stout, Small World Beers, Huddersfield. 5.2%. Traditional dry stout brewed with roasted barley & balanced with chocolate malt for slight sweetness.
29. Two Face, Three Fiends, Holmfirth. 4.0%. Session pale ale. Light golden colour, Bags of citrus aroma & flavour with hints of grapefruit.
30. Tythe House Bitter, Cathedral, Golcar. 3.9% Light copper coloured session bitter, soft malt & caramel on the palate, mellow pine & grapefruit finish
31. Unforgotten, Bosun's, Horbury. 5.3%. Brewed with galaxy and citra hops. A refreshing blonde ale with lots of fruity flavours.
32. White Rat, Rat, Huddersfield. 4.0%. Pale Golden with a hoppy aroma, initially sweet flavour developing to full on maltiness.citric finish.

Cider/Perry list:
Fannys Bramble. Sandsfords, Devon. 4.0%. Just cider apples & blackberries balanced with care producing a cheeky purple drop of Devon delight.
Roundabout. Circle Cider, Wiltshire 5.6%. Wiltshire cider with a sharp apple aroma and a light, fresh fruity flavour, slight dryness on the tongue.
Two Trees. Perry Gwynt y Ddraig, Wales. 4.5%. This oak aged Welsh perry is quite clear, has a caramel nose and a dry finish.

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