The Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival kicks off tomorrow afternoon. Widely regarded as having one of the best selections of real ales available at any festival in the UK, and a cider and perry bar to match. Our early season Blakeney Red Perry is just one of around 40 different ciders and perrys available this year. I plan to prop the cider bar up throughout Thursday afternoon, and ciders which have caught my eye include the Burrow Hill Dry, Olivers Dabinett, West Lake Morgan's Sweet, and Millwhites Organic Single Orchard. I'm also keen to compare the other two Blakeney Red Perrys to our own humble offering.
We're also pleased to announce that our perry will be available at the Criterion Freehouse in Leicester during the festival weekend. Barely a stoneware jar's throw from the festival venue, cider and perry drinkers could do much worse than pay Russell and Karen a visit during their time in Leicester. See our previous blog post for details of other outlets in Leicester for real cider and perry.
Closer to home, the Blakeney Red Perry is going down very well at our 'cider-tap' the Red Lion, Middleton, alongside Gwynt Y Ddraig Haymaker for those with a slightly sweeter tooth.
On what promises to be a very busy, and highly pleasurable weekend, I hope to have enough left in the tank on Saturday to toast an England victory in this season's Calcutta Cup match!... Well, I can but hope...