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Ale and Beer Taste Masterclass at The Oast House

Improve your knowledge and palette of world famous beers...

The Oast House is an award winning gastro pub, which means you won’t be disappointed, especially with the attentive staff and hearty ales, appropriately mirroring the interior – with its home from home, rustic feel.

“…the perfect setting for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and palette of local and world famous beer brands.”

The Oast House is the perfect setting for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and palette of local and world famous beer brands. Ideal for those looking for something a bit different for group activities or as part of a corporate hospitality event.

‘Oast’ is the kiln used for drying hops, and one of the most vital parts of ale production. With its name holding the key to brewing ale, The Oast House was full to the brim on Thursday afternoon.

Could this mean ale is the new ‘it’ drink? Whether it’s for a leisurely drink after work, or lunch time catch up with friends, The Oast House is perfectly situated in the suave Spinningfields, making it extremely popular with Manchester locals and people visiting city.

The seating area is romantically rustic, with its western inspired interior of animal skins, worn arm chairs and aged wood, overall, holding a warm, welcome and homely environment, making us feel right at home.

This speciality ale house is definitely worth a visit. We were keen to sample some of the appetising ale’s and took to a tasting session held by expert ale connoisseur Warren, who gave us a great insight into the production of Ale and presented us with some very knowledgable Ale facts, which we’re sure you’ll be dying to try yourself! There’s no wonder his business card reads job title: ‘Beer Guru’.

Theoasthousemcr Ales

We were given eight different bottled ale’s, starting with a lower percentage and working our way up, allowing flavours to become stronger and more distinct. They were as follows;

1. Nutty Black

The Nutty Black has won The Great British Beer festival for the past two years. Made in Blackburn and at 3.9%, this ale was easy on the palate and held a slight sweetness and hint of caramel. Great for a leisurely drink or to accompany your meal (Gingers favourite).

2. Arizona

The Arizona ale at 4.9% was described by Warren as “A session bitter and not overly complex. As dry as a desert and, as refreshing as an oasis”. The sweetness of the ale instantly hits the tip of the tongue and then hints of grass, hay and citrus follow.

3. Lowes Water Gold

At 4.3% this Cumbrian ale had hints of honey and apricot, and a very dry, raspy taste.

4. The Lancaster Bomber

At 4.4% The Lancaster Bomber is easy to drink and doesn’t have too many challenging flavours.

5. Jipur

At 5.9% and with its Indian name, Jipur has a sweet lychee taste with a dry raspy finish making a perfect weekend ale.

6. Erindinger

This vice ale, has hints of coriander, banana and bubble gum. At 5.3% it makes a good session ale.

7. Schneider Weisse

At 8.2%, this ale was the strongest we tasted, and addictive! Easily drinkable with a very sweet, banana essence this ale is dangerous!

8. Lindemans Kriek

At just 3.5% this gorgeous cherry ale, is delightfully refreshing and definitely a hit with the VIVA girls! Perfect as a day drink in the summer.

Noticeably, making a comeback, Ale is this summers hype. Starting at just £15 per person, book today and enlighten your taste buds.


Minimum party of six people. For further information call The Oast House on 0161 829 3830 or visit:

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