When we asked for your favourite stouts in the North West, you didn’t disappoint us.
When the clocks went back, suddenly everything got much, much more wintery. Jumpers came out of storage, pub fireplaces were swept and lit and everyone, everywhere started craving a good, dark beer.
There’s nothing better than a pint of satisfying porter or stout in a cosy pub while the wintry weather blows a gale outside. Get that soggy coat off, order a pint and take a look through our list of the best stouts in Lancashire and Cumbria (and some of the Yorshire Dales). There are some great examples of classic stouts here, as well as some more original takes on the recipe – there’s something here for everyone.
These are recommendations from our followers on Twitter, not personal reviews. On the plus side, that means we’ve got a good few local dark ales to taste test and review for later in the year. It’s a hard life.
Recommended by The Wainright Pub, Keswick
@TarnHowsBrewery Blueberry & Vanilla @tractorshedbrew’s excellent Clocker Stout @FellBrewery Milk Stout
Recommended by Furness CAMRA
Recommended by Tryanuary Cumbria
@BracknBrew Steamers Stout @tractorshedbrew Clocker Stout @HawksheadBrewer Dry Stone Stout @ApplebyBrewery Middle Aged Spread
Recommended by Carlisle Brewery
- HawksheadBrewer Dry Stone Stout
- “Our own Oatmeal Stout!”
Recommended by A Beer in Preston
“In terms of modern stout
@BeatnikzRep‘s ‘Russian Riot’ Imperial 9% is beautiful. Thick, liquoricey and worryingly easy drinking!”
Recommended by Gilly from Bowland Brewery
“@BowlandBrewery Dragon Glass , just won gold and soon making a limited appearance ”
Recommended by Alex, UK Brewery Tour host and hop grower
@PomonaIsland Stout, lovely stuff!
Recommended by Ken Lewis
- “Export Export Stout” collab between
@boundarybrewing (northwest across the Irish Sea) and @marblebrewers @marblebrewers Stout
Recommended by JT from TryCumbria
@HawksheadBrewer Brodie’s Prime
Recommended by Hannah Metcalfe
- marblebrewers Cherry Imperial Stout
Recommended by Kaleigh
- (The very sadly now-disbanded)
@MadHatBrew Double Nightmare
Recommended by North West Beer.co.uk
Is your favourite not on the list? Leave a comment with your favourite stout from the NW of England and we’ll put it up for consideration!