Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of Fun, Feasting, Live Music and Motors

Know your beers

Here is a quick explanation to the different beers and to help to get your taste buds in tune:

Bitter 

Heavily hopped beer and the most common type of ale.

Pale Ale

Medium-gravity bottled ale.

Brown Ale

Bottled, lightly hopped and rather sweet mild ale.

IPA, or India Pale Ale

Originally made for export to British troops stationed in India. It is a strong, light-coloured, bottled beer.

Old or Winter Ale

A high gravity and full flavoured beer sold during the winter months.

Mild

A lightly hopped beer, often dark in colour and usually low strength – a great afternoon pint.

Lager 

A British term for a bottom fermented beer made with malt and hops different to most domestic bitters.

Light Ale

Low-gravity bottled ale. Scottish light ales are usually darker.

Heavy

A medium-strength beer, usually light in colour.

Porter 

A dark and sweetish, but strongly hopped beer.

Stout

Originally known as stout porter, stout is usually a very dark, heavy and well-hopped, rather dry tasting beer with a creamy head. Some varieties were known as milk stout because they contained lactose, a sugar derived

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EVENTS IN LUDLOW

A chef doing a demonstration

13th, 14th & 15th
September 2019

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

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A musician playing at ludlow spring festival

9th & 10th
May 2020

Meet the Brewer -
Friday Evening 10th May 2019.
5pm - 9pm

Beer, Bangers, Bread & Classic Cars
Like a Beer Festival but Better

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Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 11th
August 2019

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

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