It’s been a busy week at Iron Pier - happily I've been well out of it and instead I've been drinking beer at Fynefest in Scotland! This is the second year I've been and the festival was even better than it was last year. Beer highlights came in the form of a farmhouse saison from Bionoc from Italy that was hugely drinkable, Fyne ales/De Molen's Cold Brew Mills and Hills collaboration, and Deya's super refreshing Raspberry Berliner Weisse. 

Sadly I had to be back in the brewery Friday to prepare for the St Christopher's Food Festival at Green Street Green. I did however manage to drop in on some Manchester breweries on the way home. Staying near Torrside brewery, who's crazy Tikka Spiced Pale collaboration with Bexar County was surprisingly drinkable, we took the train into Manchester to have a look around Cloudwater Brewery and dropped into Track and Blackjack as well. 

Cloudwater Brewery

Cloudwater Brewery

James Hayward