I went there primarily to visit the Allendale Brewery stall to pick up some of their Gluten Free ale. This is a relatively new launch for the brewery based in Hexham. I was interested to read that rather than extracting the gluten they instead employ traditional methods using malted sorghum, a gluten free grain.
I bought a pack of three bottles.
Carbonation: 3/5 just right
Taste: Very pleasant. Great balance between fruity and hoppy, tasted like a pale pale should taste.
Price: £8 for 3 bottles at the stall. £34.50 for 12 bottles here.
I really like the colourful label. It's memorable, and would easily stand out nestled amongst rows and rows of other ales, which tend to use 'grungier' colours.
I would love to see it in some local pubs and off-licences seeing as it's a local ale. I heard that it is stocked at the Free Trade Inn in Ouseburn though, horray!
I would definitely buy and drink this again. At 4.3% I could easily sink two bottles! Now, how about someone creating a strong dark ale? ;-)