6th Just Beer Beer Festival (JBBF6)

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Wow peeps! Another year just flew by and it’s once again time for the FESTIVAL! We’re really looking forward to seeing you all back in town for the Newark CAMRA beer festival, which we will be once again complementing with our own little celebration of beer, which we call the JBBF. Open: Thu: 11am-11pm Fri & Sat 10am-midnight Sun: noon-10pm Up to 17 beers available at one time served both from handpump and direct from cellar, ensuring the perfect serving …

Beer of the Month: Anspach & Hobday – The Porter

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First of our new introductions at Just Beer – Featured Beer of the Month, or BOTM (unfortunate acronym, but hey-ho) is Anspach & Hobday‘s The Porter. Paul (Anspach) & Jack (Hobday), two London graduates, founded Anspach & Hobday in the pursuit of a better beer experience. Guided by the wave of contemporary craft beer and inspired by the illustrious brewing heritage of London, Anspach & Hobday’s vision is to brew and curate the best of beer and put London back at the centre …

Exciting New Bottle Stock Arrived

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We have just taken a delivery of bottles from some of the most exciting breweries in the country… From Kernel we have Citra Pale Ale at 5.2%, a massive hop kick that jumps out of the bottle and smacks you in the mush. Brewed by Numbers‘ offering is Golden Ale Pacifica & Wai-iti 5.5%. Light and smooth with a floral bitterness and a touch of marmalade. Try Runaway Märzen Lager 5.4%, an Oktoberfest style lager with a rich malty flavour …

Beers from the Fridge #10 – Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell

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Says the brewery on their website: ‘We have never brewed a straight IPA at Beavertown, why change the habit of a lifetime! Here we take a stripped back IPA malt bill and highly hop it with the tropics of Amarillo and Citra and pile head on with kilos of Blood Orange zest and juice late in the boil, bringing you a smack of citrus and hints of warm orange aromas.’ Deep golden in colour, with very strong aroma of tropical …

Beers from the Fridge #9 – Beavertown Smog Rocket

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Another porter reinvented for the 21st century, Beavertown Smog Rocket at 5.4% pours jet black with tight tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee waft noseward. Coffee and chocolate bitterness from start to finish with a subtle balancing vanilla and milk chocolate sweetness. Body is light and velvety smooth. Excellent.

Beers from the Fridge #8 Beavertown Gamma Ray

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BEER IN CANS? SHRIEK! Well, these bad boys from Beavertown are a world apart from the Party 7’s we (or your daddy-o) used to lug to a knees-up in the 70′ and 80’s. These cans are packed full of flavour and definitely contain seriously good beer. Gamma Ray at 5.4% pours a slightly hazy deep gold. Big aromas fly out of the can and up the nose the moment it’s opened. Massive mango, sweet orange marmalade and groovy grapefruit hit …

Beers from the Fridge #7 – Anspach & Hobday – The Porter

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Anspach & Hobday describe this as ‘A beer that dominated London’s past, reinvented for today.’ Bottle conditioned, it is a very tasty traditional-style (albiet 6.7%) porter. All the expected flavours are there – charred malts, espresso coffee, vanilla, dried fruits. Good, long bitter finish. Highly drinkable.

Beers from the Fridge #6 – Flying Dog Raging Bitch

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A complex Belgian-style IPA: Bananas, yeast, citrus, peach and grapes on nose. Sharp taste, very intensive. Yeasty, hoppy with huge spicy character. Peppers, herbs and basement notes. extremely dry and sharp. Long dry hoppy finish with some alcohol notes. The commercial description from their web site is short and simple: “Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Release it.” You won’t be disappointed!