"Measure for measure"
Welcome to the October beer festival. With the end of the summer upon us and the autumn leaf fall in full swing there’s a bigger focus on the darker, warming, seasonal beers, from the traditional winter ales and stouts to the more modern red rye style.
There are still a few hop bombs and a couple of breweries new to The Hope for you to try. Enjoy and wrap up warm!
SIRENCRAFT Half Mast (2.8% Session IPA)
Lemon pith on the nose, I.P.A. characteristics, smooth, well rounded.
HOWLING HOPS Tropical Deluxe (3.8% Session Pale)
Opaque. Mango, hints of Guava. A dry bitter finish contrasts with the fruit flavours.
COASTAL Skull Monster (4. 0% Golden Ale)
Malty. Balanced sweetness. French and Slovenian hops used.
ISLAND Wight Gold (4.0% Golden Ale)
Golden. Crisp white head. Fruity nose. Lingering bitterness on the finish.
SIRENCRAFT Suspended in Cereal (4.0% New England Pale)
Flaked barley provides the cereal element. Hazy. Amarillo, Mosaic & Simcoe hops. Very drinkable.
ORIGAMI Knee Panda (4.0% Citra Pale)
Clear. Weiss beer nose and finish. Hint of banana. Lightly hopped and refreshing.
CROSS BAY Witching Hour (4.4% Wheat Ale)
Subtle smokiness over a rich malty backbone. Cherry, blackberry and hazelnut notes.
TINY REBEL Chur-Bro (4.4% NZ Pale)
Kiwi fruit dominates. Sharp. Tart. New Zealand hop hit to balance.
VIBRANT FOREST Juncus (4.5% Pale Ale)
Citra, Ekuanot & Amarillo hops combine for a fresh piny flavour that lingers alongside the expected tropical fruit flavours.
ACORN Phantasm (4.5% Pale Ale)
Dr Rudi & Waimea hops. Sweet aroma. Woody. Soft flavours.
ASCOT Autumn Classic (4.6% Winter Ale)
Winter warmer. Toasted malt. Caramel. Muscavado. Burnt, nutty finish.
BINGHAMS Woodsmoke (5.0% Stout)
Smokey but not aggressively so. Dark chocolate bitterness. Vanilla. Not too heavy.
DOWNLANDS Red October (5.2% Red IPA)
American hopped Red Rye IPA. Heavy on rye, spicy malt and big hop flavours. Dry finish.
ACORN Gorlovka (6.0% Imperial Stout)
Everything a stout should have. Coffee, chocolate, liquorice, dark malts, smooth. Bold yet comfortable.
KENT Green Giant (6.0% Green Hopped IPA)
Big initial hit of green hops from Kent. Boozy with a sweet, if short, finish.
Kegs in Marquee
ARBOR Zero Zero (4.3% New England Pale)
Crisp, session strength New England Pale. Smooth and mellow tropical fruit flavours.
GIPSY HILL Moxie (4.5% Fruit Salad Sour)
Kettle sour. Nose of the famous chewy sweet. Raspberry & Pineapple. Tart.
KeyKegs In Bar
ARBOR Citrus Maximus (4.0% Citrus Fruit Pale)
Lemon & Lime pale. Collaboration with Red Willow. The zest of both fruits combined with Citra hops. Zesty. Citrussy. Moreish. Lives up to it’s name.
PARTIZAN Atomium (5.0% Belgian Pale)
Belgian yeast and herby notes to the fore in this classic Belgian Pale.
PIG & PORTER Side Effects of Growing Up (5.4% Rowanberry Saison)
Brewed with Saison yeast with Rowanberry added. Light, floral. Fruity.
BURNING SKY Easy Answers (6.0% IPA)
Clean. Piney nose. A smooth and easy drinking IPA loaded with hops.
MONDO Br-Ya-Oh-Ya (7.2% West Coast IPA)
Collaboration with Melvin Brewing Company & Devil Craft Brewing. Mikan peel added to a classic West Coast IPA. Resiny.
ALPHA STATE Farmhouse (8.1% DIPA)
Orange Zest and a boozy kick dominate. Saison Dupont yeast adds body and interest to this double IPA. Quite Dry
VIBRANT FOREST Black October (9.0% Imperial Stout)
Russian Imperial Stout. molasses, liquorice, sweet, warming.
All available in thirds as well as pints and halves. Enjoy.