CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2020

We are pleased to report that the Club has once again been included in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide. This follows our recent, third year in a row, award of CAMRA’s Greater London Club of the year.

The Greater London Club of the Year award will be presented to the Club in the evening  Friday 11th October during the October Beer Festival, being held from 10th until 12th October. 

CAMRA National Club of the Year 2016 award night

IMG-20160603-WA0004Our latest CAMRA award as one of the four clubs selected as National Club of the Year 2016 Finalists. The Albatross RAFA club in Bexhill was voted the winner. We are very proud to have been selected for this award and will continue to bring you new and exciting beers and hopefully pick up more awards in the future.

The presentation evening included a pump takeover and ‘meet the brewer’ event by By The Horns brewery who kindly donated t-shirts for our bar staff and produced an interesting quiz to test our ability to identify diffent malts and hops used in their beers.

Now serving craft lager and beer

20160429_223359 (450x800)OLC has just had a shiny new double font installed courtesy of Westerham Brewery.  We’ll be using it to showcase craft lager and beer.

Our first lager will be Bohemian Rhapsody brewed by Westerham.  This is a Czech style pilsner brewed using English lager malts and yeast combined with Saaz/Zatec hops to give a distinctive aroma and bitterness.

Our first craft beer, Hop Rocket (Amarillo), is also from Westerham.  It is brewed, with Amarillo hops (who’d have guessed) so expect tropical citrus aromas and taste and a dry finish.  The single hop Amarillo cask from Westerham was lovely and lasted just 2 days when we had it on the bar a fortnight ago.

Many of our locale breweries produce craft beers not available in cask so we’re really excited that we will be able to source some of these over the coming months.

Milds in May

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It’s not even May yet and the first of our mild beers went on 2 days ago. The Goachers Real Mild is proving very popular. Not surprising really. It is beautifully balanced and has bags of flavour, even at 3.4%. And it’s a Locale too. What’s not to like.

We’ve got numerous other milds already lined up, including Musket Matchlook Mild (Locale), Naylors Toffee Mild,
Elephant School White Elephant (Locale) and Whitstable Renaissance Ruby Mild.

February Real Ale and Cider Festival information

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24 stunning real ales plus ciders and perries.

Friday 19 February – Saturday 20 February.
11am to 11pm both days.

Music: There will be no live music on the Friday. There will be Music on Saturday afternoon and evening.

Food will be roast meat baps, with falafel wraps for veg*ns.

Entry is £6.00 (£6.40 if booked online to cover our PayPal fees) – which includes your first two pints of real ale or cider. Tickets can be purchased now using the link below, please bring your PayPal receipt with you on the day (either a print out or on a mobile device) to gain entry. Alternatively they can be purchased over the bar from Saturday, 16 January.

To see the beer list as it grows and to purchase tickets click on the link below.

http://orpingtonliberalclub.co.uk/beer-and-cider-festival/

Christmas and New Year Opening

As you probably know all of us at Orpington Liberal Club are volunteers. It is particularly difficult to cover Christmas and New Year with other commitments, but these are the hours over Christmas and New Year we will be open:

Christmas Eve 6pm to 11pm
Christmas Day Noon to 3pm and 6pm to 9.30pm
Boxing day Closed
Sunday, 27 December Noon to 3pm and 8pm to 10.30pm
Monday, 28 December 8pm to 11pm
Tuesday, 29 December 8pm to 11pm
Wednesday, 30 December 8pm to 11 pm
New Year’s Eve 31 December 8pm to 2am (ticket only from http://orpingtonliberalclub.co.uk/newyear/ )
New Year’s Day 1 January Closed

Don’t forget to wish the person behind the bar a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!