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03-03-2011, 20:22
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Yesterday I went along to the Northern Food and Bar show at Manchester Central (though I still find it easier to call it GMex). My local brewer JW Lees had a stand, so I went along to chat to those present and watch the official launch of the new beer Lees have brewed for top chef Marco Pierre White. The great man was there himself and was rather a hit with the ladies who were falling over themselves to have their photo taken with him.

This was the first time the new all-malt beer had been served outside of the brewery and I was lucky enough to be given a sample by the MD himself (William Lees-Jones) and though I didn't meet Marco, I enjoyed the spectacle very much. It has to be said he has incredible presence. The beer, named after a champion greyhound owned by the chef's father, was rather good. Firmly malty in the Lees house style, but with a very good hop finish, it will be widely available from April.

Another beer hit was Holts IPA. Only 3.8% but a delightful hoppy number that you could swoop a lot of pints of. It is a permanent addition to the range.

Apart from being a handsome bugger, Marco also looked as though he'd be pretty useful if a ruck started. https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-7975639965107199280?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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