Looking forward to baron rating Burscough Brewing Company ales

The Hop Vine pub in Burscough is an excellent pub -good food, nice atmosphere and an excellent selection of cask ales. The landlord of the pub, Mike McCombe some time back decided that he also wanted to have his own brewery out the back of the pub and so back in 2010 he set up Burscough Brewing Company with Andy Brocken.

They've been doing really well, building up a solid range of cask ales and recently they have started to bottle some of them as well. I popped into The Hop Vine this week to see Mike and to collect a few samples for the baron rating treatment:

Burscough Brewing Company
  • Duke of Lancaster's Ale - 4% traditional full flavoured, amber coloured best bitter. Brewed using two varieties of British hops to produce a spicy flavour and floral aroma
  • Mere Blonde - 4% pale full flavoured golden ale with a light bitterness and a prominent citrus hop aroma complimented by a full hop flavour which gives way to a massive almost grapefruit-like finish
  • Mug Billy - 4.5% traditional best bitter, light amber in colour. Easy drinking with a noticeable bitterness
  • Priory Gold - 3.8% golden session ale with a light body and moderate bitterness. The initial sweet, hoppy finish gives way to a fragrant citrus aroma with hints of pine and lemon
Look out for baron ratings for these Burscough Brewing Company beers soon, and a big thank you to Mike McCombe (@mikehopvine) for handing them over to me!

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