I had my hands full on Friday night as the LagerFest event kicked off.
I was one of six guests, the first of two bands playing, and a few hundred fans, many of whom had made their way through the gates.
They were greeted by the usual crowd of craft beer lovers, with a little extra cheer when they realised the festival was being hosted by Maraschina Lager.
As I waited for my turn, I was surprised by the extent of my participation.
I had been in the area for three years and it had always been a great event.
I’m not used to being in the spotlight but Lager Fest is something I’m going to take to the next level.
It was not the kind of festival I’d been used to but I had an idea.
I decided to try the ‘maraschetto’ Lager, an Italian-style beer, which is brewed with a base of red wine and orange blossom liqueurs.
It’s a slightly different flavour to the traditional version but it’s a nice change of pace.
It was also the perfect opportunity to try a new lager I had heard about from a friend, who has been brewing beer for a few years and is now the head brewer of the Italian brewery Maraschetta.
I’ve been to a few of their beers, which include the St Martins and the Black Cask, but nothing quite as complex and satisfying as the Maraschi.
The flavour was good and the aroma was very fresh and very nice.
It tasted like the wine I usually drink, with the citrus and the floral notes.
The beer was a little heavy on the sweetness, with notes of dried apricot and fresh peach but also some chocolate and raisins.
The aroma was fresh and fruity and the flavour was lovely.
The only thing that stood out was the strong bitterness, with lots of malt and the flavours of lemon, chocolate and a little spice.
It wasn’t a bad beer at all.
It reminded me of an Irish stout but it also had a really nice alcohol content.
I got a lot of people drinking it and it was a good way to end the night.
There was also a good turnout for a beer festival, which was a bit unusual for this type of event, with some breweries bringing their own beer and some bringing their beer from other parts of Italy.
I did hear that there were some people who got a bit drunk and wandered off and that’s a shame.
I would certainly recommend the Lagers, although I am not sure if there is any real difference to the flavour profile of an imported beer.
When you are in the mood for a pint of Lager you can also have a little snack and have some fun at the same time.
As a fan of Italian beer, I have been wanting to try one for a while now and I am very glad to have found a brewery that has a beer I can enjoy.
It is definitely a good change of scene for me.
The festival is an event which will be very familiar to me, having attended it once or twice when I was a kid.
There are plenty of other festivals to try during the year but Lagers are definitely my favourite.
It feels good to be able to try something new and it is also something that has been a part of my life since I was very young.
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