Cave Direct Bar

Expanding our range of international beers is the new Cave Direct Bar.

Cave Direct are a beer distributor responsible for importing many well known international beers on the bars of pubs up and down the country.

Their bar at #MBCF20 showcases the very best of these alongside three of their UK portfolio. And they’ve lined up some of their international brewing friends to visit the bar during the festival.

All beers available while stocks last.

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Brewery / Producer
Tasting Notes
UKBeavertownGamma RayAmerican Pale Ale5.4%Clear golden body with a minimal frothy and persistent white head. Aroma is fruity, taste as well. Dry, hoppy finish. Medium body soft carbonation
BelgiumBrasserie De La SenneTaras BoulbaBelgian Ale4.5%Golden with a huge head and a hoppy aroma strong enough to cut through my cold. Spicy-bitter and lightly yeasty, hints of honey and lemon, lingering peppery bitterness.
BelgiumBrasserie De La SenneZinnebirBelgian Ale6.2%Hazy pale honey gold, ample white foam. Fruity hoppy strawberry soft serve aroma. Strong grainy malts, biscuitlike, very soft bitterness that is fruity, but also tasting like rich mineral water. Finish has more hints of fruity hops
BelgiumBrouwerij der Trappisten van WestmalleDubbelClassic Dubbel7.0%Rich dark brown, creamy bubbly and persistent head. Aroma dried fruit and bread. Taste banana, figs, fruitcake.
BelgiumBrouwerij HuygheDelirium TremensBelgian Ale7.5%Clear golden with a large head. Aroma of malts, herbs and spices. Taste of malts, bread, butter, spices, yeast. Alcohol warmth. High carbonation, sweet aftertaste.
BelgiumBrouwerij LindemansKriekFruit Lambic3.5%Cherry red pour with pink head. Sweet, cherry nose. Cherry flavoured with some apple soureness. Soft carbonation and long lasting, sticky sweetness
CanadaCollective Arts BrewingFruit SourSour5.5%No tasting notes
CanadaCollective Arts BrewingJam Up The MashSour5.2%Slightly hazy golden yellow, pale, medium white head, slowly dissipating. Sweet fruity nose, pineapple. Nice and freshly puckery, fruity sourness. Light and very refreshing.
CanadaCollective Arts BrewingPina Colada SourSour5.2%No tasting notes
CanadaCollective Arts BrewingSaint Of CircumstanceBlonde4.7%Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light artificial citrus and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish.
GermanyHacker-Pschorr BräuMunchener GoldHelles5.5%A clear gold with moderate head. Aromas of light toasty malts and oily herbal hops. Flavors of bready malts, toasted grain and light creamy fruit.
USAKona Brewing CompanyBig WaveGolden Ale4.4%Clear golden with a white head. Floral, fruity aroma and taste. Nice balance.
USAKona Brewing CompanyHanalei IPASession IPA4.5%Golden with a white head - Malt and fruity aroma - Malt body with a tropical fruity flavour that has some good bitterness - The malt with fruity flavours and bitterness goes into the finish
USAKona Brewing CompanyLongboardPale Lager4.6%Pale gold with white head. Had a "perfume-y" aroma when opening, but disappeared quickly. Aroma of malt, lemon, grain. Taste is sweet malt, lemon, slight grassy hops.
NorwayLervig AktiebryggeriHouse PartyAmerican Pale Ale4.0%Slightly hazy golden with a white ehad - Hop aroma that has some herbal notes - Malt body with herbal hops with some bitterness - The hops goes into the finish with bitterness
NorwayLervig AktiebryggeriTasty JuiceNEIPA6.2%Juicy aroma, tropical notes, mango and pineapple. Cloudy golden color with small sized white head. Fruity and juicy taste, moderate bitterness, pineapple and some mango, grassy. Medium body, soft carbonation, silky and smooth.
UKNorthern MonkEternal SessionSession IPA4.1%Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, lemon zest and caramel. Flavour is crisp, with zippy hop bitterness. Decent body and linger for a session.
SwedenOmnipolloMAZPale Ale5.6%A cloudy pale orange with a steady head. aroma of honey, mango, flowers. flavour of grapefruit, resin, slight mango. juicy.
GermanyPaulaner BrauereiHelles WeissbierWeissbier5.5%Hazy orange gold with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of wheat, malt, hops, banana, fruit, yeast and a hint of peppery spice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation
GermanyPaulaner BrauereiMunchner HellesHelles4.9%A clear & bright, golden hue, with a bubbly layer of soft white froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was soft grain, Pils scent, with slight hints of spice & pear. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste was similar, adding a low but effective bitterness that was grainy, and subtly earthy.
UKSirenSound WaveIPA5.4%Hazy bright gold with a low, thick head. Crisp citrus nose, minerals, light malt. Citrus, pineapple, great hop flavor. Salty, crackers, on the sweet side. Low carbonation and smooth.
EireThe White Hag Brewing CompanyLittle FawnSession IPA4.2%Very light pale amber with a soft white foam head. Nose is grapefruit and lime.
EireThe White Hag Brewing CompanyThe Black PigDry Stout4.2%Lovely dark amber colour with a dense lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, coffee, chocolate, light minerallic. Taste is sweet. Lighter to medium body. Slightly drying roasted finish with toasted bread, red berries and dark malts.