Friday, 25 October 2013

Bolton Beer Festival

It was the 2013 Bolton Beer Festival on the 9th - 12th October and as usual we turned out on mass to enjoy the huge selection of cask ales, international beers and ciders (along with some great entertainment).

As always we had the honour of brewing the festival beer and this years beer was brewed by a special guest brewer....the one and only Mr John Feeney!  John came out of retirement as he felt he still had one more recipe in him....and here it is, his Swan Song.

An easy drinking amber beer brewed with Casacde and Calypso hops.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Dunscar Golf Club Beer Festival

Well its that time of year again...the infamous Dunscar Golf Club Beer Festival!

Three days of good beer, good music, good food and good fun.

There will be 18 cask ales including beers from Phoenix Brewery, Acorn Brewery, Ilkley Brewery and a little known brewery called Bank Top.

Also available will be 2 ciders, a lager, bottled fruit beers and wine.

See you there!

Awards Presentation

Last Friday Dave and Jen were invited by the East Lancashire branch of CAMRA to the 2nd Burnley Beer Festival where Dave was presented with a certificate for our Dark Mild.  It has been awarded gold in the mild category of the Champion Beer of Britain North West Regional Competition which was judged at the Clitheroe beer festival.  Dave was presented the award by Martin Snelling.

A great night was had and again we would like to thank everyone at the festival for their generous hospitality.  Pictures of the entire festival can be seen at

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Banktop goes International

On Friday the brewery was packed with the friends and family of Mikey as they prepare to say goodbye to him with a pint and a sing song as he jets off on an adventure to Australia.
Everything about him will be missed!!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Bank Top Brewery Presents The Wrestling Series.

Inspired by David and Ian's wrestling past, each month we will be releasing a new beer named after a famous wrestling hold.  Every month throughout 2013 a new beer will be released and a percentage from their sales will go directly to Sharples Wrestling Club.  The money raised will be used to buy new equipment and make improvements to the clubs training base.

So far the series has included:
  • Grappler (3.7%) - Brewed using a new British hop variety this refreshing session bitter subtly combines delicate berry flavours with a soft floral bouquet.
  • Back Bridge (3.8%) - An easy drinking pale bitter with a crisp hoppy, citrus aftertaste.
  • Quarter Nelson (4.0%) - A pale straw bitter with a sharp bitterness and some herbal notes, followed by a clean refreshing dry hopped finish.
  • Chancery (3.9%) - A crisp amber beer brewed with a combination of New Zealand and American hops
And May's beer will be...
Bear Hug

A deep amber bitter with distinctive black fruit flavours and a delicate slightly spicy aroma

Monday, 15 April 2013

Neils Birthday

Neil Celebrated his Birthday with friends and family whilst on a day out in Manchester. With drinks in the Waterhouse and the City Arms we then headed to the Ritz to watch the Fratellis. Brilliant night!!

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

Thursday, 24 January 2013