News of another new microbrewery: Brightside in Bury, Greater Manchester. It's some way from where I live, but I'm hoping the beers will find their way to north Merseyside. It's called Brightside because it was set up at the height (or should that be the depth?) of the recession, and no doubt bar staff are already weary of punters singing the Monty Python song ~ I like to think I'd resist the temptation, but I'm not sure.
Its core range is:
Best Bitter, 4.3%, a dark amber best bitter.
Maverick, 4.8%, a light amber IPA.
Darkside, 4.3%, a black stout.
Solstice, 4.5%, a light golden ale.
While that seems a rather good range that would meet most preferences, they also have plans for occasional special beers. At present they are sold in and around the Bury area, but they plan to sell further afield: let's hope they come our way soon.