Beer, beer, more beer. Oh and cider, perry, music and awards

 

 

Before all the fun, let’s go through what’s on the bar:

Nearly gone

Siren Soundwave 5.6% West coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. Soundwave carries her drinker to the west coast, to the golden shores of California where craft ale is nectar. She is the driest of Siren’s ales – full with flavour but subtle with bitterness. Berkshire. £3.00

Replacing it

Franklins Mama Knows Best 4.1% Postponed from last week. Always listen to mother! Inspirational traditional English Best Bitter made entirely with English malt and showcasing Mosaic hops, rich in Mango, Lemon and Earthy pine. Hops: Bramling Cross, Goldings, Challenger, Mosaic. Sussex. £2.70

Freshly on

Pig and Porter Ashburnham Pale 3.8% A classic English Pale Ale brewed with Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops late in the boil and then dry hopped with EKG’s to add a spicy finish. Tunbridge Wells. LocAle. £2.40

Three Sods Mud Puddler 4.5% Second beer from this new and tiny East London brewery. Black IPA. Despite being pitch black in colour with burnt malt taste, its not heavy at all. In fact its a light and fruity ale. Bethnal Green. LocAle. £2.70.

Coming soon

Adnams/Magic Rock The Herbalist 4.8% A new collaboration beer brewed in Southwold by Fergus Fitzgerald of Adnams and Stuart Ross of Magic Rock. A homage to Saison du Buff (a three way collaboration beer brewed by Dogfish Head, Stone and Victory breweries) this beer has plenty of complex, spicy flavours from the use of Saison yeast, which are balanced by bags of citrus and tropical fruit aromas from the bold New World hops. To back up these fruity flavours, and because it seemed like fun, they’ve added pineapple sage (a herb much-loved by North American hummingbirds) and pineapple weed (otherwise known as false chamomile), both of which add even more fruity flavours to this bold beer. Style: Saison ABV: 4.8 Colour: Golden IBU: 30 Malts: Pale Ale Hops: Galaxy, Citra Adjuncts: Lemon verbena, lemon thyme, pineapple sage, pineapple weed. Suffolk. £2.70

We have two casks of The Herbalist, the second will join the Bexley Brewery beers and a Gyle 59 beer at our 23 May celebrations…

Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year and Beer of the Festival Night!

You’ve all got the 23 May in your diaries already, haven’t you?

6pm Evening bar opens.
8pm Beer of the Festival presentation to Cliff Murphy of Bexley Brewery for Golden Acre (unfined) followed by Meet the Brewer with Cliff.
8.45pm Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year presentation to OLC.
9pm Music from New Levee Breakers.

There will be food available (foot long hot dogs in baguettes…)

Real ales on the night:

Gyle 59 Unite Red Ale 4.6% One of many versions of this beer brewed by brewsters from around the world on International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day read more here http://pinkbootssociety.org/iwcbd/ – this one is from Gyle 59, so is also unfined and vegan friendly. Gyle 59 donate 10p a pint from this beer to Endometriosis UK.

Adnams/Magic Rock The Herbalist 4.8% (see above)

Bexley Brewery pump takeover:

GOLDEN ACRE 4.0% (unfined) Golden ale, named after the small green next to St Johns Church in Bexley Village. Special unfined cask.

A single malt golden ale made from Maris Otter barley and combined with US and Australian bittering hops to produce a refreshing ale with a zesty citrus flavour. Ideal for any occasion.  Cyclops tasting information – http://www.cyclopsbeer.co.uk/beer.asp?beer_id=6045

BLACK PRINCE PORTER 4.6% Originally a seasonal ale, now an occasional. Black Prince Porter combines brown, chocolate, black and crystal malts to produce a dark rich ale with a roasted, vanilla aroma and a sweet chocolate, coffee flavour. Cyclops tasting information  – http://www.cyclopsbeer.co.uk/beer.asp?beer_id=5974

REDHOUSE PREMIUM ALE 4.2% One of Bexley’s core session ales and named after the famous Red House in Bexleyheath,  home of William Morris, one the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement. REDHOUSE is a darker Pale Ale combining Crystal malts with English Goldings hops for a richer flavour. This ale has a very clean finish and late-hop bitterness. Cyclops tasting information – http://www.cyclopsbeer.co.uk/beer.asp?beer_id=5905

BOB PALE ALE 4.2% One of Bexley’s core session ales, BOB (Bexley’s Own Beer) is a deliciously smooth pale ale. This ale is made with a combination of Crystal malts together with UK and New World hops, giving a floral aroma with a well balanced flavour of gentle bittering and a lingering subtle sweetness. Cyclops tasting information – http://www.cyclopsbeer.co.uk/beer.asp?beer_id=5904

Cider

Dorset Nectar. Organic Artisan. 5.5% Award winning traditional cider from a Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 cider apple trees and 11 varieties. Dorset. £3.00

Harry’s Cider. 6.0% Made on Harry’s farm with 100% cider fruit blended together to give a distinctive refreshing taste with heaps of flavour and aroma.Somerset. £3.00

West Milton Cider Company. West Dorset Real Cider 5.0% – Medium. Traditional. Dorset. £3.00.

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Galtres Gold 6.5% – Medium. Traditional. Yorkshire. £3.00

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Galtres Blush 6.5% – Medium with strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Yorkshire. £3.00

Perry

Duddas Tun Pine Trees Farm. Pear O’Dudda’s Perry. 5.5% A medium to medium sweet perry made with a blend of pear varieties. Kent. £3.00

Tutts Clump Perry. 6.0% Medium dry unfiltered fermented pear juice. Perry. Berkshire. £3.00

Showcase night with the String Theory Quartet featuring Matthew Sear

May 22 @ 8:00 pmNo entry charge – hat collection

Formed in 2013 – ‘String Theory’ perform original jazz/blues, world music, as well music in the style of Django Reinhardt, Stephan Grapelli and The Hot Club Of Paris! Plus other acts

Crimes Against Taste present ‘Tenor and Baritone – a musical comedy’ featuring an eclectic mix of well-known comic songs.June 6 @ 7:30 pm

Graham Neal (tenor) and Jon Openshaw (baritone) are budding young opera singers dreaming of superstardom. But when their accompanist Robert Webb brings them down to earth with a few home truths, their plans for a proper classical concert go firmly out of the window… perhaps some more diversity could hold the key to success…?

As well as some original compositions and adaptations, ‘Tenor and Baritone’ features a smorgasbord of well-known musical delights: from Donizetti to Dolly Parton, there really is something for everyone!

Crimes Against Taste are one of the UK’s finest (and only) classical-comedy-cabaret-crossover-acts! Here’s what the audience and reviewers have had to say about them:

“Absolutely brilliant”

“Witty and fun evening”

“…exemplary renditions of many of my comedy favourites… I’m already looking forward to your next performance”

“.. a lewd sense of humour can lurk beneath the proper exterior… The performance was slick and well paced … murmurs of approval heard from the outset and some extremely positive audience feedback at the end”

Tickets: £8 on  the bar from Friday night

£8.80 on the door from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319179

£10 on the door

The Allen Family Band

June 19 @ 8:00 pmOrpington Liberal Club and Orpington Folk n Blues are delighted to have the Allen Family Bandplaying at the club on Friday, 19 June. Doors open 6pm. Performance from 8pm.

“The Allen Family” are a bluegrass and old time music playing family.

They are the latest of a line of Allen Family bands. The Allen family started in North Carolina in the late 1800’s, moving to Missouri in the 1930’s, New Mexico in the 1940’s, California in the 1960’s and Pete then in 1989 started a family in England.

The Allen Family’s youngest member is Geary 16, playing guitar and banjo, is a close follower of Earl Scruggs style on banjo and Doc Watson and Merle Travis on guitar. Toby 19 plays double bass and also plays many other instruments including guitar, clarinet and flute and is a highly accomplished jazz and rock musician, also working with “Lapis Lazuli” and “Cairo”. Ruby, 21 sings in her own unique style and says Johnny Cash is her biggest influence. Josh 23 who sings and plays guitar, banjo and fiddle in the old time way. Josh is a student of the styles of Tommy Jarrell, Mike Seeger and others. Pete 59, from New Mexico, started his musical career around 1970 playing fiddle, guitar and singing in a trio called the “Allen Brothers” with his brother Phil Allen on banjo and Earl Pitman on bass. Pete was also a founding member of a bluegrass band with Robert Earl Davis, of “The Earl Brothers”. In 40 plus years of playing, Pete has the great fortune and opportunity to have played bluegrass, country, blues and Cajun music with some of the best players in the US that include Phil Allen,

Jim Nunally, Robert Earl Davis Steve Pottier Ida Guillory (Queen Ida), Al Lewis (Al Rapone), Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown, Bela Fleck and David Byrne to name just a few.

Tickets available now over the bar

For more information go to http://orpingtonliberalclub.co.uk/allen-family-band-19-june/

 

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Ale Mail – counting the votes

 

We still have Tonbridge Union Pale 5 litre/8.8 pint Mini Casks £19.50 each.

All are cask-conditioned beers which still contain a small amount of yeast – it is a proper live real ale, as you would get on the bar in the club. This means that the mini-casks have to be settled and have a shorter shelf-life than cans and bottles.

Union Pale 4.7%

American hopped pale ale with a zesty citrus finish. Rich biscuity malt flavours balanced by citrus and tropical fruit aromas from four classic American hop varieties. SIBA South East Gold Medal winner Premium Bitters 2014.

Counting the votes



Which way will the Swing-o-meter go?

Will it have to swing in multiple directions to cope with the number of parties?

We’ve got a bar extension until 4am on General Election night to watch the results come in. So don’t sit at home shouting at the TV, join some other people doing it too! Non regulars may be checked for OLC/CAMRA/NULC membership cards. Members may bring up to 4 guests.

If you had asked last week the certainty of this week’s beers, we would have said 99%. But since then we’ve had one dodgy cask and an over-exuberant venting that saw the wrong Franklins beer vented. So, what we’ve got….

Nearly gone

GreyHawk Skipton Blonde 4.0% Brewed using the finest British pale malts with a bold new world hop character, boasting a lively full refreshing flavour with a memorable after taste. The brewery is a collaboration of Copper Dragon brewery alongside ex-Elland Head Brewer Dave Sanders. Yorkshire. £2.70

Newly on

Franklins Grump Guvnor 4.5% A delicious dark beer rich in aroma, fruity with rich biscuity malt with a luxuriant hint of caramel and spice and a smooth finish. Hops: Appollo, Cascade, Goldings. Sussex. £2.70

Three Sods Red Rocket Rye 4.0% Hazy. Red/Amber in colour with a light fruity flavour and seriously bitter kick at the end. Brewed in the basement of the Bethnal Green Working Mens Club. Locale. £2.70

On from Friday

Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Multi-award-winning pale ale packed with American Amarillo and Cascade hops. Intensely refreshing and satisfying, with surprising balance and body for such a low abv. Mary Jane was named from the character in the Yorkshire folk song On Ilkla Moor Baht’at and is Ilkley’s best-selling beer by a country mile. Hast tha’ been a’cooartin Mary Jane? Yorkshire. £2.40

Coming Soon

Pig and Porter Crab and Winkle 3.0% Named after the the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway, Crab and Winkle is a light, golden ale mashed at a higher temperature to give a full mouthfeel. It features three hops, two of which, Bramling Cross and Boadicea, are English. Styrian Goldings, from Slovenia give the beer a lemony finish. Tonbridge Wells. Locale. £2.40.

Green Jack Albion Mild 3.8% Albion Mild is a Full Bodied Mild, sweet & malty with a dry finish! Brewed to celebrate the wherry Albion built on the shores of Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing in 1898 and still sailing the broads to this day. Suffolk. £2.40

Lacons Legacy 4.4% Delightfully moreish, this revivifying blonde ale has an abundantly refreshing citrus aroma. This intensifies into a deliciously deep wave of lemon and lime, ending with a lengthy mellowing bitter finish. Hops include Amarillo, Cascade. Norfolk. £2.70

Siren Soundwave 5.6% West coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. Soundwave carries her drinker to the west coast, to the golden shores of California where craft ale is nectar. She is the driest of Siren’s ales – full with flavour but subtle with bitterness. Berkshire. £3.00

 

 

Ale Mail – we spoil you!

On the bar

Nearly gone

Gadd’s Ramsgate DogBolter 5.6% A classic from the old Bruce’s Brewery Firkin pubs. A sturdy, traditional dark porter, brewed with six different malts for a satisfying, rich, malty body full of roasty, chocolate flavours all balanced by a deep and lasting hop bitterness. Kent. £3.00

Freshly on

GreyHawk Skipton Blonde 4.0% Brewed using the finest British pale malts with a bold new world hop character, boasting a lively full refreshing flavour with a memorable after taste. The brewery is a collaboration of Copper Dragon brewery alongside ex-Elland Head Brewer Dave Sanders. Yorkshire. £2.70

Gyle 59 Freedom Hiker 3.7% An old style English ale with the addition of New World hops. Brewed in celebration of the Tolpuddle Pilgrimage. Dorset. £2.40

On from Friday

Siren Undercurrent 4.5% Pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot. Undercurrent is part pale, part oats and part caramel barley. Her swirls of bold, bready and nutty malt whirl into a concoction of spicy, citrus, floral hops. Mystery lurks in those cascade and palisade hops. Her silky, creamy body will pull you under. Berkshire. £2.70

Tonbridge Ebony Moon 4.2% A quaffable Porter with a pronounced maltiness balanced with a mild bitterness, giving a satisfying quaffable ale. The rich flavour is enhanced by a combination of Kent grown Bramling Cross and Golding hops that combine light citrus with Blackcurrant notes. LocAle. Tonbridge. £2.70

Coming Soon

Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Multi-award-winning pale ale packed with American Amarillo and Cascade hops. Intensely refreshing and satisfying, with surprising balance and body for such a low abv. Mary Jane was named from the character in the Yorkshire folk song On Ilkla Moor Baht’at and is Ilkley’s best-selling beer by a country mile. Hast tha’ been a’cooartin Mary Jane? Yorkshire. £2.40

Franklins Mama Knows Best 4.1% Always listen to mother! Inspirational traditional English Best Bitter made entirely with English malt and showcasing Mosaic hops, rich in Mango, Lemon and Earthy pine.

Hops: Bramling Cross, Goldings, Challenger, Mosaic. Sussex. £2.70

Hackney American Pale Ale 4.5% Darker than some APAs, this beer has a rich malt base giving it a warm amber colour and a delicious body of flavour.

It is brewed with American Cascade hops making it refreshing and hoppy. LocAle. Hackney. £2.70

Green Jack Albion Mild 3.8% Albion Mild is a Full Bodied Mild, sweet & malty with a dry finish! Brewed to celebrate the wherry Albion built on the shores of Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing in 1898 and still sailing the broads to this day. Suffolk. £2.40

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Dorset Nectar. Organic Artisan. 5.5% Award winning traditional cider from a Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 cider apple trees and 11 varieties. Dorset. £3.00

Harry’s Cider. 6.0% Made on Harry’s farm with 100% cider fruit blended together to give a distinctive refreshing taste with heaps of flavour and aroma.Somerset. £3.00

West Milton Cider Company. West Dorset Real Cider 5.0% – Medium. Traditional. Dorset. £3.00.

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Galtres Gold 6.5% – Medium. Traditional. Yorkshire. £3.00

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Galtres Blush 6.5% – Medium with strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Yorkshire. £3.00

Perry

Duddas Tun Pine Trees Farm. Pear O’Dudda’s Perry. 5.5% A medium to medium sweet perry made with a blend of pear varieties. Kent. £3.00

Tutts Clump Perry. 6.0% Medium dry unfiltered fermented pear juice. Perry. Berkshire. £3.00

Diary dates

Saturday, 23 May Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year 2015 Presentation Meet the Brewer with Bexley Brewery Bexley Brewery Pump takeover (plus some others). Beer of the festival award for Bexley Golden Acre unfined Cold buffet Live music

Saturday, 29 August Summer Bank Holiday Beer and Cider Festival and Folk n Blues Garden Party.

Ale Mail!

On the bar

Deventio Minerva 3.8% An amber bitter using Propino and Crystal malts with a blend of Progress and WGV hops. Derbyshire. £2.40

Big Smoke Pale Ale 4.5% Unfined, unfiltered, vegan pale ale from the Antelope brewpub. Surbiton. LocAle. Vegan. £2.70

Canterbury Foundry Stout Engenius 4.1% Stout with chocolate and coffee notes from the Foundry Brewpub, Canterbury. Kent. £2.70

Coming next

Reedley Hallows Old Laund Bitter 3.6% A good session beer. Smooth and creamy with a distinctive hoppy aftertaste. Lancashire. £2.40

Clarkshaws Gorgon’s Alive 4.0% Golden ale with honey and spice flavours, pleasant bitter finish. Made with Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops and matured for longer; an unconventional take on a British summertime classic. Loughborough Junction. LocAle. Vegan. £2.70

Gadd’s Ramsgate DogBolter 5.6% A classic from the old Bruce’s Brewery Firkin pubs. A sturdy, traditional dark porter, brewed with six different malts for a satisfying, rich, malty body full of roasty, chocolate flavours all balanced by a deep and lasting hop bitterness. Kent. £3.00

Cider

Dorset Nectar. Dorset. Organic Artisan. 5.5% Award winning traditional cider from a Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 cider apple trees and 11 varieties. £3.00

Harry’s Cider. Somerset. 6.0% Made on Harry’s farm with 100% cider fruit blended together to give a distinctive refreshing taste with heaps of flavour and aroma. £3.00

West Milton Cider Company. Dorset. West Dorset Real Cider 5.0% – Medium. Traditional. £3.00.

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Gold 6.5% – Medium. Traditional. £3.00 Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire.

Galtres Blush – Medium with strawberry, raspberry and cherry. 6.5% £3.00

Perry

Duddas Tun Pine Trees Farm. Kent. Pear O’Dudda’s Perry. 5.5% A medium to medium sweet perry made with a blend of pear varieties. £3.00 Tutts Clump. Berkshire. Perry. 6.0% Medium dry unfiltered fermented pear juice. £3.00

Club of the Year - Bromley 2015Diary dates

Saturday, 23 May Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year 2015 Presentation Meet the Brewer with Bexley Brewery Bexley Brewery Pump takeover: BOB, Redhouse, Black Prince Porter and Golden Acre unfined. Beer of the festival award for Bexley Golden Acre unfined Cold buffet Live music

Saturday, 29 August Summer Bank Holiday Beer and Cider Festival and Folk n Blues Garden Party.

Ale Mail: What’s on this Easter

Easter opening times:

Good Friday 6pm – 10.30pm
Saturday Noon – 3pm, 7pm – 11pm
Easter Sunday Noon – 3pm, 8pm – 10,30pm
Easter Monday 8pm – 11pm

On the bar:

Dancing Duck Ay Up 3.9% An eminently drinkable pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes are matched splendidly with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish. Derbyshire £2.40 (nearly all gone)

Dukeries Baronet 3.9% Hand crafted traditional Chestnut Bitter with good hops on the nose and bags of fruity flavours going on with a dry bitter finish. Nottinghamshire. £2.40

Adnams Jack Brand Mosaic 4.1% This beer was so popular last year we broke our rule and got it back (OK, Adnams gave us a big discount on the second cask, but still it was very popular). Brewed with Pale Ale malt, some Lager malt and a touch of light Cara. This single hop beer is made with Mosaic hops at each of the four stages of the brew process. This imparts bold hop characteristics, including peach, mango, lemon and pine flavours and aromas. With big fruity flavours and a Mosaic of aromas, it’s a fruity one-hop-wonder. Suffolk £2.70

Brentwood Lumberjack 5.2% Strong, slightly sweet, full bodied bitter is brewed using traditional English Fuggles and EKG hops to give a round, hoppy finish. Brenywood, Essex. LocAle. £3.00

Coming soon:

Big Smoke Pale Ale 4.5% Hazy, unfined, unfiltered, vegan pale ale from the Antelope brewpub. Surbiton. LocAle. Vegan. £2.70

Canterbury Foundry Stout Engenius 4.1% Stout with chocolate and coffee notes from the Foundry Brewpub, Canterbury. Kent. £2.70

Lcoppernobimited stocks: Tonbridge 5 litre/8.8 pint Mini Casks £19.50 each.

These 5 litre (8.8 pint) barrels of beer are incredibly popular. They sold out quickly at Chrismas. We have the same two Tonbridge beers in stock, these are Tonbridge Coppernob and Tonbridge Union Pale. Just £19.50. All are cask-conditioned beers which still contain a small amount of yeast – it is a proper live real ale, as you would get on the bar in the club. This means that the mini-casks have to be settled and have a shorter shelf-life than cans and bottles.

Coppernob 3.8%

A traditional Kentish Bitter. Fairly dry ale with a light maltiness and medium bitterness. A robust, fruity flavour is provided by Kent grown Golding and Challenger hops, plus some Fuggles from the Alsace.

Union Pale 4.7%

American hopped pale ale with a zesty citrus finish. Rich biscuity malt flavours balanced by citrus and tropical fruit aromas from four classic American hop varieties. SIBA South East Gold Medal winner Premium Bitters 2014.

Window sticker v003 outlineCider

Dorset Nectar. Dorset. Organic Artisan. 5.5% Award winning traditional cider from a Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 cider apple trees and 11 varieties. £3.00

Harry’s Cider. Somerset. 6.0% Made on Harry’s farm with 100% cider fruit blended together to give a distinctive refreshing taste with heaps of flavour and aroma. £3.00

West Milton Cider Company. Dorset. West Dorset Real Cider 5.0% – Medium. Traditional. £3.00.

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Gold 6.5% – Medium. Traditional. £3.00

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Blush – Medium with strawberry, raspberry and cherry. 6.5% £3.00

Perry

Duddas Tun Pine Trees Farm. Kent. Pear O’Dudda’s Perry. 5.5% A medium to medium sweet perry made with a blend of pear varieties. £3.00

Tutts Clump. Berkshire. Perry. 6.0% Medium dry unfiltered fermented pear juice. £3.00

Club of the Year - Bromley 2015Diary dates

Saturday, 23 May

Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year 2015 Presentation
Meet the Brewer with Bexley Brewery
Bexley Brewery Pump takeover: BOB, Redhouse, Black Prince Porter and Golden Acre unfined.
Beer of the festival award for Bexley Golden Acre unfined
Cold buffet
Live music

Saturday, 29 August

Summer Bank Holiday Beer and Cider Festival and Folk n Blues Garden Party.

Tonbridge Mini Casks back in stock for Easter

Lcoppernobimited stocks: Tonbridge 5 litre/8.8 pint Mini Casks £19.50 each.

These 5 litre (8.8 pint) barrels of beer are incredibly popular, especially so as we approach Easter weekend. They sold out quickly at Chrismas. We have the same two Tonbridge beers in stock, these are Tonbridge Coppernob and Tonbridge Union Pale. Just £19.50. All are cask-conditioned beers which still contain a small amount of yeast – it is a proper live real ale, as you would get on the bar in the club. This means that the mini-casks have to be settled and have a shorter shelf-life than cans and bottles.

Coppernob 3.8%

A traditional Kentish Bitter. Fairly dry ale with a light maltiness and medium bitterness. A robust, fruity flavour is provided by Kent grown Golding and Challenger hops, plus some Fuggles from the Alsace.

Union Pale 4.7%

American hopped pale ale with a zesty citrus finish. Rich biscuity malt flavours balanced by citrus and tropical fruit aromas from four classic American hop varieties. SIBA South East Gold Medal winner Premium Bitters 2014. Just £19.50 each over the bar!

Ale Mail: Malty bitters, hoppy pales and great porters/stouts

 

Real ale on the bar

Wolf Ale 3.9% Copper coloured ale with lots of bite! Goldings and Challenger hops combined with locally grown malt make this a glorious full bodied brew. Norfolk £2.40

Black Sheep Resurrection 4.2% Brewed in Black Sheep’s Microbrewery, Resurrection is only available in limited outlets from February through to Easter.
With Galena, Summit and Citra hops, Resurrection is an invigorating cask pale ale. More information here  Yorkshire  £2.70

Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Fresh and feisty, Brixton’s twist on an American Amber Ale is aromatic and uplifting. Five malts mingle for a rich, complex flavor. Named after the Effra river, which now flows beneath urban Brixton, this ale is perfect for deep thirsts. Brixton. LocAle Unfined £2.70

Moncada Notting Hill Stout 5.0% Dark and velvety with a defined roasted flavour Notting Hill LocAle Unfined  £3.00

Coming next

Fuzzy Duck Thumb Ducker 3.9% Copper coloured session bitter. Finished with Goldings and Fuggles hops. Lancashire  £2.40

Kissingate Sussex Bitter 4.0% A glorious chestnut beer with simple roasted malt notes. Gentle floral and gathering bitterness derived from a blend of English hops. Crisp, sherbet bitterness, lemon and sweet pine finish. Sussex  £2.70

Elephant School Gold Rush 5.0% A golden IPA made with Austrailian and American Hops. Brentwwod, Essex. LocAle £2.70

Canterbury Foundry Street Light Porter 5.6% Dark, malty porter with strong toffee chocolates and a licorice finish. Hops: Goldings and floral Willamette. Canterbury.  £3.00

Cider

Dorset Nectar. Dorset. Organic Artisan. 5.5% Award winning traditional cider from a Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 cider apple trees and 11 varieties. £3.00

Harry’s Cider. Somerset. 6.0% Made on Harry’s farm with 100% cider fruit blended together to give a distinctive refreshing taste with heaps of flavour and aroma. £3.00

West Milton Cider Company. Dorset. West Dorset Real Cider 5.0% – Medium. Traditional. £3.00.

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Gold 6.5% – Medium. Traditional. £3.00

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Blush – Medium with strawberry, raspberry and cherry. 6.5% £3.00

Perry

Duddas Tun Pine Trees Farm. Kent. Pear O’Dudda’s Perry. 5.5% A medium to medium sweet perry made with a blend of pear varieties. £3.00

Tutts Clump. Berkshire. Perry. 6.0% Medium dry unfiltered fermented pear juice. £3.00

Put Saturday, 23 May in your diary. It will be a Club of the Year award and meet the brewer night…
Free roast potatoes (plain and spicy) on the bar tomorrow (Sunday) lunchtime.

Keep up to date with what is on the bar on the OLC website

 

Ale Mail: Bexley, Wold Top, Kissingate, Blackjack, Wolf, Black Sheep, Big Smoke and Moncada

Ok. Our billed brewers this week have changed a little bit after getting some deliveries. But the line up on the bar and coming up has some great beers and some new breweries to us.

On the bar:

Wold Top Bitter 3.7% Brewed from wold grown barley malt, with Northdown hops for traditional bittering and flavour. Hoppy resin aroma with a caramel malt flavour and a grassy bitterness to finish. Yorkshire.  £2.40

Bexley Brewery Golden Acre 4.0% A single malt golden ale made from Maris Otter barley and combined with US and Australian bittering hops to produce a refreshing ale with light fruity aroma and zesty citrus flavour. Erith LocAle  £2.70

Kissingate Mandarina Red 4.8% A red IPA with multiple flavour layers of malt and prominent citrus fruits. Riotous citrus bitter sweet finish. Sussex  £2.70

Blackjack Black Pig 6.3% Limited edition beer brewed with Pig and Porter. Belgian rye porter is heavy on hops and soft peppery spice. Manchester  Unfined £3.00

Coming next:

Wolf Ale 3.9% Copper coloured ale with lots of bite! Goldings and Challenger hops combined with locally grown malt make this a glorious full bodied brew. Norfolk  £2.40

Black Sheep Resurrection 4.2% Brewed in Black Sheep’s Microbrewery, Resurrection is only available in limited outlets from February through to Easter.
With Galena, Summit and Citra hops, Resurrection is an invigorating cask pale ale. More information here https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/blog/1541/black-sheep-resurrection-seasonal-ale Yorkshire  £2.70

Big Smoke Pale 4.5% Surbiton LocAle Unfined £2.70

Moncada Notting Hill Stout 5.0% Dark and velvety with a defined roasted flavour Notting Hill LocAle Unfined  £3.00

Window sticker v003 outlineOn the cider and perry front we have (all £3.00):

Dorset Nectar. Dorset. Organic Artisan. Award winning traditional cider from a Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 cider apple trees and 11 varieties. 5.5%

Harry’s Cider. Somerset. Made on Harry’s farm with 100% cider fruit blended together to give a distinctive refreshing taste with heaps of flavour and aroma. 6.0%

West Milton Cider Company. Dorset. West Dorset Real Cider – Medium. Traditional. 5.0%.

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Gold – Medium. Traditional. 6.5%

Orchards of Husthwaite Cooperative. Yorkshire. Galtres Blush – Medium with strawberry, raspberry and cherry. 6.5%

Duddas Tun Pine Trees Farm. Kent. Pear O’Dudda’s Perry. A medium to medium sweet perry made with a blend of pear varieties. 5.5%

Tutts Clump. Berkshire. Perry. Medium dry unfiltered fermented pear juice. 6.0%

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Gyle 59 bottles available now – off sales only. These are selling out fast. We’ve already run out of Elderbeery Stout! £2.50 for 500ml bottles.

Toujours Saison 4.0%, Starstruck Star Anise Porter 6.6%, Green Hop Wheat 4.8, and Nettle IPA 4.8%.