July 2014

Carnival Day at Congleton

This morning saw the arrival of brilliant sunshine and the Congleton Carnival.  Next door has a disco going from 10.30am all 70s music – as this is this years carnival theme.
We have on draught Sandstone Black Onyx, 4% stout and Wilson Potter award winning “In Shreds” 4.7% pale with notes of lemon and pine.



Time for a Move

We have now that many Continental beers that they no longer fit in Continental Corner of the Beer Cafe, so the Americans have had to move out. They now have their own space, we will be putting up flags, albeit small ones to help you find them, or we could just let you have a rummage around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s Party Time at Barleyhops

Today see’s the arrival of the pies from Ace of Cakes (new website in progress), take a peek… who are preparing a fair few for a party planned in the beer cafรฉ this afternoon.  Hope they don’t forget to make us some. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Tempted! ! Give us a call on 01260 270164 and we’ll ensure that there are some left for you. 
Friday and Saturday is Pie n Pint days ๐Ÿ™‚

Todays new Arrivals – With an odd one in the mix

OK, OK we generally like to throw in the odd aleย from the Belgium side, but we definitely didn’t select the Mongozo.

So we have this very odd…. Coconut beer, anย exotic beer apparently 3.6%, so let’s see what happens with this. Will it be popular, mmm, let’s wait and see.

Mongozo Coconut

Other new arrivals are:

  • Anchor IPA – 6.5%
  • Brooklyn – East India Pale Ale – 6.9%
  • Brugse Zot – 6%
  • Leffe – Radieuse 8.2%
  • Petrus – Oud Bruin 5.5%
  • Wilson Potter – Triple Gem – 3.9%

New Arrivals 080714


It’s Saturday, all change!!!

Busy morning sorting these out, but both now ready to go. Cheshire Brewhouse`s Saxon Cross, English celebration Pale Ale…….nicley hopped at 3.8% and very refreshing,ย  I’m sure we will have something to celebrate before the summers out…..even if its just a couple of cloud free days…๐Ÿ˜† George Wright`s wonderful Roman Black makes a very welcome return, a 4.8% black, smooth, creamy ale with a sweet finish, very nice. image Remember we are open till 8pm…..

Wow, that’s different

The crew at Heavy Industry over in North Wales have come up with something a little different…….


Nos a 5.5% Smoked Porter and this little beauty. ….
Pigeon Toed Orange Peel….


Wow……worth a try????

Making a debut…..

Lincoln Green from Hucknall in Nottinghamshire are now showing at this Beer Cafe near you….established only in 2012 they’re building a nice reputation and have begun to pick up awards….
We have a Mild, Porter, Pale and an Extra Pale……

We have a limited introductory stock and feedback would be great, cask options available for us too so watch this space.


Don’t forget we are open until 10pm tonight and 10-8 tomorrow for all your World Cup, Grand Prix and Wimbledon refreshments, or if you just fancy a getaway and a pint or two, please join us.

Saltaire Raspberry Blonde… Amazing

At home trying a bottle of the raspberry blonde from Saltaire, one of the new arrivals. An Amazing 4%
The aroma of Raspberries, follow through to the taste, ending with a slightly sour taste. Fancy another one, well yes please ๐Ÿ™‚


Manchester calling, well Middleton

Big thanks to Wilson Potter, delivered a couple of additions to their fabulous collection this afternoon, they just about fit in the bar ๐Ÿ˜€ also a couple coming on draught too, In Shreds and Gingerly Does It will be making their Barley Hops debuts…..


Continental corner gets a restock today hopefully, although since its been on order we’ve has a rush on a couple of lines, different from the usual suspects too…

Looking forward to todays games……especially tonight’s battle of the master brewers and the young pretenders…..a couple to be going on with, a really difficut choice, not sure who will win but it will no doubt be enjoyable……the game hopefully should be too ๐Ÿ˜€ almost forgot about that!!!!


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