Bar spotlight: Hare and Hounds, Padiham

The Hare and Hounds, Padiham
The Hare and Hounds, Padiham
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I am sure all discerning beer drinkers welcome a fine range of ales, when visiting a local hostelry.

And one watering hole in the locality, will be having quite an extensive choice of beverages, over three days, commencing Friday, September 25th.

Laura and Stefan Riley, the Landlady and Landlord of the Hare and Hounds, Padiham

Laura and Stefan Riley, the Landlady and Landlord of the Hare and Hounds, Padiham

The award-winning Hare and Hounds, Padiham, will once again be holding a mini-beer festival. And hopefully, it will be as popular, as the beery celebrations that have preceded it.

I say hopefully, as mine hosts, Stefan and Laura Riley, have asked me to select the beers, that will appeal to their many ale quaffing clientele.

It has presented a good challenge. As it is most important to identify a range of beers, that will satisfy differing palates.

There will be golden ales, traditional bitters and darker beers. Including a stout and a porter. I have also identified, both a fruity wheat, and a saison style beer. I’m sure they will prove very popular.

Finally, an exclusive! I can now reveal a beer that is being brewed for me, in order to have it available for the festival. A robust, citrusy, IPA style beer - and not too bitter hopped.

It’s kindly being brewed by a small microbrewery, situated at the rear of Nino’s restaurant, in Cliviger, Burnley.

Brewer, Carmelo, only rolls out 10 barrels a week - and most of them are consumed in the restaurant. His artisan beers are exceptional - and I’m quite excited about Carmelo brewing this beer. I have named this 4.5% pale ale, “Cliviger Clout”.

Stefan and Laura will be looking forward to seeing you, at this friendly, welcoming pub, over the last weekend in September.