Beer barrels

Halloween Beer Festival 2011

We are holding a mini beer festival over the Halloween weekend, starting on Friday, 28th October. There will be 5 beers, 2 on the bar and 3 on stillage at the rear of the bar. They will be sold at special festival price of 2.30 per pint. Our 2 regular beers, Sharps Doombar and Courage Bitter will still be available at their normal prices i.e. 2.50 and 2.45 respectively.

The list of beers and tasting notes were as follows:
Pump clipBreweryBeerBrewedABVTasting notes
Oakham JHBOakhamJHBPeterborough3.8A golden beer whose aroma is dominated by hops that give characteristic citrus notes. Hops and fruit on the palate are balanced by malt and a bitter taste. Dry hoppy finish with soft fruit flavours.
Woodfordes WherryWoodfordesWherryNorfolk3.8Fresh and zesty with a crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt and a hoppy grapefruit bitter finish characterises this champion bitter.
HydesBright SparkManchester4.0Light refreshing and golden with all the character of a superb beer, so good is this beer, our craft brewers expect its popularity to shoot through the roof.
Sharps DoombaarSharpsDoom BarCornwall4.0A tawny bitter with little aroma but a smooth and moderately fruity and malty taste. It can be quite bitter, masking other flavours. The finish is long but pleasantly bitter.
England ExpectsBatemansEngland ExpectsWainfleet, Lincolnshire4.0Amber beer full of succulent blackcurrant and red fruit. It is a perfect balance between biscuity malt, succulent spices, subtle bitterness and has a dry lingering character.
Wood Farm VictoriousWood FarmVictoriousRugby, Warwickshire4.2Victorious is full bodied and dark amber in colour with malty aromas. Bitter at the start with a hint of fruit in the middle of the palate with a soft hop flavour to finish.
Courage Best BitterCourageBest BitterBedford4.0Pale in colour, fully balanced with a malty flavour and distinctive hop character makes for an easy drinking session bitter.