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.

JBBF5 final list available for download

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The final beer list for the 5th Just Beer Beer Festival, complete with brief tasting notes, is now available for download here. JBBF5 runs from tomorrow Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th (or until drunk dry!). We hope you find the list as exciting as we do and hope you can join us over the weekend. Opening times: Thu: 11am – 11pm Fri & Sat: 10am – midnight Sun: noon – 10pm We look forward to seeing you all there.

5th Just Beer Beer Festival (JBBF5)

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We’re really looking forward to seeing you all back in town for next weekend’s 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 temperature. Beers currently available will be indicated on a whiteboard – If it’s not …

Martyn Hillier wins 2015 CAMRA Campaigner of the Year.

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Martyn Hillier, the founder (and some say Godfather!) of the Micropub movement won the title of CAMRA Campaigner of the Year at last weekend’s CAMRA AGM in Nottingham. A great result for the Micropub revolution! This was an extra special event, as the nomination was written and submitted by Happy Tapster Phil on behalf of the Newark CAMRA branch. The wording of the nomination was as follows: “Newark CAMRA would like to nominate Martyn Hillier, of the Butcher’s Arms in …

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!