Friday, 8 October 2010


The Baron's Bar in the Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord Street, Southport, is a noted real ale bar in the town. It will be holding its annual October beer festival next weekend between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th October. This year, as a tribute to the Scottish brewing industry, there will be a Scottish theme to the festival ~ hence the name Jocktoberfest. An interesting idea, although I'm not entirely sure about that name, but moving on ...

These are the beers that will available:
  • Atlas - Latitude 3.6% from Kinlochleven, Argyll
  • Cairngorm - Sheepshaggers Gold 4.5% from Aviemore
  • Caledonian - Oktoberfest 4.5% from Edinburgh
  • Fyne Ales - Pipers Gold 3.8% from Argyll
  • Harviestoun - Haggis Hunter 4.3% from Alva, Clackmananshire
  • Highland - Scapa Special 4.2% from Swannay, Orkney
  • Houston - Blonde Bombshell 4.0% from Renfrewshire
  • Inveralmond - That's The Spirit 4.5% from Perth
  • Kelburn - Pivo Estivo 3.9% from Glasgow
  • Orkney - Dark Island 4.6% from Quoyloo, Orkney
  • Stewart - Edinburgh No.3 4.3% from Edinburgh
  • Strathaven - Clydesdale IPA 3.8% from Lanarkshire
  • Tryst - Drovers 80/- 4.0% from Larbert, Fife
  • TSA - Bannockburn 4.2% from Throsk, Stirlingshire
  • Williams Bros - Midnight Sun Porter 5.6% from Alloa, Clackmananshire


  1. We do make the odd good beer up here but you can't by the blooming stuff in the pub - most folk up here just want to get as much Tennant Lager inside them as possible - I ask you !
    Tried a couple on your list. Sheepshagger is especially good in a bottle so it'll be interesting to hear how it is out of a barrel (not always the same)

  2. I ask you, indeed!

    I will specifically check the Sheepshagger & report on this blog!

  3. I'm particularly enthused by George's Caledonian ale affections and this should be a monster event.

    What with the Twissup on the 23rd, Wetherspoons beer festival starting on the 27th, the SIBA gig in Manc starting on the 28th and the CAMRA Tetley's trip on the 30th, we are truly up north among a panoply of delight.


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