A message from Eddie, the eager, legal beagle. He’d been on a course in Leeds and was looking for a drink in Red Rose territory. Always happy to help a friend in need, I suggested we adjourn to the festival bar. Birmingham BPA (4.1%) was light but a tad sweet. Much better was Crouch Vale Eldorado (4.4%) which had a nice balanced mouthfeel, leading to a tangy finish. Just to prove we’re not barflies we even managed an excursion down to the Footballers before succumbing to the lure of the half price pizza.