"What will it be ?...."
Thursday 23rd Noon - Sat 25th April 2015
Welcome to The Hope's beer festival. Beers from some of the best independent brewers in the country. Styles ranging from ultra low strength, sour, black to ridiculously well hopped double IPA. Thirds are available as well as halves and pints so please try everything! :)
There are third pints available on all draught products as well as pints and halves so try everything and enjoy!
See also our Freehold Celebration from 3pm on the Saturday.
Magic Rock Simpleton 3% Light amber in colour with a big new world tropical aroma and flavour from the hops.
Tiny Rebel Cereal Killer 3% Tiny IPA brewed with oats to add body to this low strength beer. Heavily dry hopped at both brewery and in cask gives a big IPA flavour. Gold in colour, hazy from hops.
Oakham Hare and the Hedgehog 3.9% An intensely dry and bitter pale, very light in colour and brewed with citrus hops.
Blue Bee HillFoot Best Bitter 4% A dark traditional English bitter. Dark brown in colour. Biscuit and toffee hop character.
Oakham Azacca 4.2% Same base as the popular Citra beer but brewed with the new American hop Azacca. Perhaps the next citra?
Blue Monkey Sanctuary 4.1% A classic English style bitter. Brown in colour with a dry finish and toffee malt flavours.
Siren Dinner For Four 4.1% A single malt pale ale, Vienna malt giving a darker copper colour and adding a little spice to the flavour. Heavily hopped with U.S. varieties to give a dry finish with hints of tropical fruit.
Otley American Pale 4.3% A super dry pale ale brewed with multiple U.S. varieties for a citrus zing. Dry hopped in cask.
Kent Pub Cat Pale 4.8% A dry hop special for the festival. Yellow in colour with lots of different hop character. Very citrus and dry hopped in cask with citra. Hop haze.
Blue Bee Tempest Stout 4.8% A full bodied and traditional stout with a burnt roast finish with hints of coffee and chocolate.
Red Squirrel Black Jack 4.8% A black IPA. Jet black in colour, smooth mouth feel with a dry bitter finish. Subtle hints of smoke and liquorice balanced with piney hop notes.
Kent Gipsy Yuzu pale 5.2% A light coloured Japanese pale ale. Brewed with lots of Sorachi Ace hops which brings out more unusual citrus hop notes, hints of bubblegum and marmalade. Brewed as with Yuzu to contribute to the oriental flavour.
Blue Monkey Orang-a-tang 5.5% A strong pale ale brewed with American hops and blood orange for added zest!
Acorn Gorlovka 6% A scaled down recipe of a classic Russian Imperial stout. Jet black in colour and brewed with multiple grains to give flavours of smoke, chocolate and coffee!
Dark Star 6-Hop 6.5% This light copper classic strong pale is for hopheads. 6 varieties of hops added at 6 stages of the brew.
Celt Experience Hallstatt Deity 6.6% A resinous saison (Belgian style) ale with a tart fruitiness and pomegranate finish. Burnt orange in colour and slightly hazy.
KeyKegs In Bar
Fyne Saudade 3.2%
In collaboration with Siren. A low abv Berliner Weisse. A SOUR beer.
The Kernel Columbus/Nelson 5.4%
Pale from Bermondsey
Thornbridge Cocoa Wonderland 6.8%
The perfect dessert beer. A chocolate porter.
Magic Rock Clown Juice 7%
An India wit ale. Hopped like an IPA but fermented with a German wheat beer yeast.
The Kernel 'Simcoe' 7.1%
An IPA brewed with just the American super hop Simcoe.
Siren 'Dippy and the Equinox' 8%
A double IPA brewed with Boneyard brew (US) a serious hop monster!
All beers are available in thirds as well as pints and halves. Enjoy.