9th-10th March – Hitchin (Hertfordshire) CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2012 Preview

Address: Hitchin Town Hall, Brand St, Hitchin, SG5 1HX (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 9th March: 12pm-11pm (£2.50)
Sat 10th March: 11am-11pm (£2.50)

Tickets: Available on the door

Concessions: Round Table, CAMRA, ERCU and OAPs free

Ciders/Perries: 27 different ciders/perries will be available.

  1. Apple Cottage (Baldock, Hertfordshire)
    • Apple Crumble (Dry – Made with two varieties of local apples), 6.6%
    • FTJ (Sweet – otherwise known as “Filthy Tramp Juice”), 6.4%
    • Whisky Cask (?????? – Fermented in whisky casks.), 6.8%
  2. Biddenden Vineyard (Biddenden, Kent)
    • Bushels Cider (Medium – Smooth and ever popular), 6.0%
  3. Broadoak (Clutton, Somerset)
    • Premium’ Perry (Sweet – Liquid pear drops! CAMRA Perry of the Year ’09), 7.5%
  4. Butford Farm (Bodenham, Herefordshire)
    • Perry (Medium Dry – Organic, rustic, full of pear flavour with a bite!), 5.0%
  5. Crossman’s Prime Farmhouse Cider (Hewish, Somerset)
    • Cider (Sweet – Cider apples used in this perennially popular cider), 6.0%
  6. Glebe Farm (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)
    • SIDE-R (Dry – Awarded 3rd place in the East Anglian Cider Competition), 6.5%
  7. Gwatkin (Abbey Dore, Herefordshire)
    • Stoke Red Cider (Sweet – Single variety, succulent and full bodied), 7.5%
  8. Gwynt Y Ddraig (Pontypridd, Glamorgan)
  9. Hardings (Luton, Bedfordshire)
    • Three County Bounty (Medium Sweet – New cider from a local producer), ?.?%
  10. Little Red Rooster (Lewes, East Sussex)
    • Cider Perry (Medium – Apples & pears in this well-rounded crown pleaser), 8.4%
  11. Merry Moon (Ashford, Kent)
    • Scary Perry (Dry – Very drinkable perry), 6.0%
  12. Millwhites (Boxmoor, Hertfordshire)
    • Apples & Pears (Medium Sweet – Scrumpy cider & pear juice blend), 5.0%
    • Chisel Jersey Cider (Medium Dry – Single variety cider), 8.0%
    • Dabinett (Medium Dry – Single variety cider), 7.0%
    • Hedge Layer (Medium – A light and refreshing cider), 4.8%
    • Michelin (Medium – Single variery cider), 6.0%
    • Mixed Scrumpy (Medium – Traditional farmhouse style), 5.0%
    • Rioja Cask (Dry – Full bodied, hints of red wine tannin), 6.7%
    • Rum Cask (Medium – Aged in rum barrels, rich!), 7.5%
    • Whisky Cask (Dry – Aged in whisky barrels, smooth, “spirit” finish), 7.5%
  13. Nempnett Cider (Nempnett Thrubwell, Somerset)
  14. New Forest (Burley, Hampshire)
    • Snakecatcher Cider (Medium – Oak fermented, easy drinking & smooth), 7.0%
  15. Rich’s (Watchfield, Somerset)
    • Cider (Dry – Very easy drinking, soft & smooth), 6.0%
  16. Tricky Cider (Taunton, Somerset)
    • Cider (Medium – A tradition farmhouse cider from the Blackdown Hills), 6.5%
  17. Winkleigh Cider Company (Winkleigh, Devon)
    • Sam’s Cider (Sweet – Smooth as silk, clean as a whistle), 6.0%

Food: Food will be available.

Entertainment: TBC

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