Ludlow Food Festival

WINNING BEERS

OVERALL WINNER-
AFGHAN PALE ALE - 5.4ABV

(GREY TREES INDEPENDENT CRAFT BREWERS)

STANDARD MILD ALES & BROWN ALES: KATIES PRIDE 4.3ANV (CORVEDALE BREWERY)

STANDARD BITTERS & PALES ALES: NIBLEY ALE 3.8 ABV (COMBINED BREWERS LTD)

BEST BITTERS & PALE ALES: THE HOPFATHER 3.9ABV
(WYE VALLEY BREWERY)

PREMIUM BITTERS& PALE ALES: APPALOOSA 4.5 ABV
(BIG HAND BREWING CO LTD)

STRONG BITTERS & PALE ALES: AFGHAN PALE ALE 5.4 ABV
(GREY TREES INDEPENDENT CRAFT BREWERS)

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Originally made for export to British troops stationed in India.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