The Cider Zone

A big part of our festival is the Cider Bar. As we’re confirming the beers we thought we would give you a sneak peek at the cider offering this year. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sponsor the Cider Bar and get your advertisement in our programme too.

  1. Barbourne Dabinett Whisky Cask 7.5% – still cider made from Worcestershire cider apples picked and pressed by hand, then fermented in fresh whisky casks to give a distinctive flavour.
  2. Broadoak Bristol Port 6% – fruity, plum coloured, medium cider with a pronounced apple aroma.
  3. Broadoak Moonshine 7.5% – classic cider skilfully blended to give a crisp, refreshing taste.
  4. Gwatkins Red Diesel Strawberry 4% – Gwatkin cider blended with fresh strawberry juice.
  5. Gwynt-Y-Draig Warrior 6% –  cider with a good depth of colour followed by a rounded and balanced flavour.
  6. Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury 6.5% – true to it’s name this cider has it’s origins in orchards below Glastonbury Tor. Easy on the palate with hints of citrus.
  7. Mad Hatters Farting Dog 6.5% – dry cider made from a carefully chosen assortment of different apple varieties.
  8. Rich’s Legbender 6% – a blend of Somerset cider apples. Easy to drink, but be aware, it could cause you to become weak at the knees!
  9. Sheppy’s Blackberry & Elderflower 4% – a fine blend of crisp cider and added blackberry juice and elderflower gives this cider a unique floral aroma and fruity flavour.
  10. Snailsbank Elderflower G&T 4% – subtle apple aromas mixed with a delicate bitterness from the G&T and a fruity sweetness from the elderflower.
  11. Weston’s Rosie’s Pig Flat Tyre Rhubarb 4% – cloudy, light pink colour, with a distinctive rhubarb hint. Slightly astringent with a hint of citrus and a tart finish.
  12. Weston’s Rosie’s Pig Handbrake Damson 4% – fruity damson flavour, rich, well balanced, easy drinking with a sharp finish.
  13. Weston’s Country Perry 4.5% – clear, bright and naturally pale with a soft floral aroma with a delicate and fruity taste.
  14. Wiscombe Apple Jack 6% – a golden cider with a dry apple taste.

Crewe Rail Ale Festival takes place at the Crewe Heritage Centre on Friday 14th (noon – 11pm £3), Saturday 15th (11am – 10pm £3) and Sunday 16th September (noon – 3pm free entry). There are no advance tickets, pay on the door.



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