Cross Bay Morecambe's only brewery but it proudly boasts over twenty beer styles produced by their twenty eight barrel plant, that notwithstanding Nightfall is my first Cross Bay ale. On the low ABV side of the session ales this well balanced bitter shows their brewing pedigree superbly.
Smooth and well rounded Nightfall sits nicely in the mouth and has a gentle fruity taste with a hint of spice and a slightly resinous undertone. An easy drinking bitter with sweet fruit and woody notes which proves to be extremely moreish and the perfect accompaniment to a roast ham sandwich or a handful of pork scratchings. Nightfall is clear amber to the eye and has a hint of tropical fruit on the nose, it laces in concentric rings and its that pleasant symmetry which sums up this ale's character perfectly.
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"Inspired by...nightfall across the bay, illuminated by a full moon." Cross Bay
Nightfall - Silver Award - Standard Bitters - SIBA North West Beer Competition 2013 (October)