ORGANISERS of this weekend’s Portsmouth Beerex have come up a list of the top ten beers and ciders for visitors to try.
Goose Eye Brewery’s Chinook Blonde - 4.2 per cent.
Easy drinking, hoppy and light.
Rudgate Brewery’s York Chocolate Stout - five per cent.
Chocolate-flavoured, full bodied ale.
Irving and Co Brewery’s Dogwatch Porter - 5.8 per cent.
Winner of the Strong Island Home Brew Competition.
This is fruity with deep chocolate malts.
Urban Island Brewing Company’s High and Dry - 5.5 per cent.
American hoppy IPA.
The Southsea Brewing Company’s Mango Wheat Beer - 4.8 per cent.
Organisers say it ‘does what it says on the tin’.
Hoptimists Brewery’s Glass Half Full - four per cent.
British and American hoppy-style beer.
Oakleaf Brewing Company’s Crimson Tide - 4.2 per cent.
Deep ruby colour with rich, malty flavours.
Gwynt y Ddraig’s Two Trees Perry - 4.5 per cent.
The 2015 champion perry of Britain. Fruity with a hint of honey
Ampleforth Abbey’s Ampleforth Abbey Cider - 6.5 per cent.
Declared best cider of the 2014 Portsmouth Beerex.
Slag Brewery’s Pils - 5.5 per cent.
Czech-style pilsner, considered one of Belgium’s best lagers.
Speaking about the festival beers, festival co-organiser Dave Livingstone said: ‘We have got a fantastic range, showcasing local beers, which is very important to us, and the few we have got from Yorkshire are a great representation of the area up there.’ Portsmouth Beerex starts tomorrow at the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union building.