Stop the press! We made the paper, you might have seen an article about us online at the Surrey Mirror from last Saturday and today we made the paper copy. The article has plenty of information about what we have planned for our Reigate venue, if you do want to know more please just ask me. You can read the article online here or in this weeks paper edition available in all the usual shops. If you do purchase the newspaper bring it in and I am more than happy to sign it for you!
There were a lot of comments on the Oakham cans from last week with the general theme being that the designs were slightly odd. Happily though I can report now that the beer itself is far from odd. Best Friend Session IPA is as you would imagine, hoppy, easy drinking, yup could down a couple of these without much trouble. Inception is a West Coast style IPA and to my taste buds it had it nailed, pithy, loads of pine and resin with a bracing bitterness on a light body, being a huge fan of this style I had high hopes and it certainly met expectations. Look past the label and you shall be rewarded.
Thanks from Ruth
Ruth would like to say thanks to all of you who have passed on your messages of congratulations on the arrival of baby Dominic. They are both doing well and getting some sleep…. I am guessing that Ruth is looking forward to a well earned beer when the time is right.
Lost and Grounded Long Story Short 3.5%
To keep in spirit with the name of the beer I will make this brief. Table beer, 3.5% Oats and wheat for mouthfeel and body. Moderate bitterness with earthy, ashy undertones. Different from other table beers we have stocked as it has less fruity and floral notes.
Time and Tide Echo BA White Burgundy 5.9%
Barrel aged in white burgundy barrels this bretted saison is funky and tart with a whiff of countryside about it. Lively to pour the beer looked effervescent and delivered a full creaminess in the mouth. Another top-notch barrel aged beer from Tide and Tide. Look out for another one in the next few weeks.
Schneider Mein Aventinus 8.2%
Not your usual wheat beer Aventinus is a Weizendoppelbock, which means strong wheat beer. Pouring a deep brown, notes of clove and banana greet your nose and these aromas carries through to the taste. The alcohol is warming and the bitterness is very low while a good level of carbonation provides a level of refreshment not normally seen in a beer of this strength. My top tip is to pour this into your tallest glass so you have plenty of space for a traditional wheat beer head to develop.
Available Draught Beers
Moo Nor’Hop and 360 Brewing Vermont Pale both only have a few pints left in them. The Vermont pale has been a hit, luckily we have another new pale from 360 to follow it up with. This should be a big weekend for cask ale with the six nations kicking it of, our starting line up on Friday will be Shere Drop and Oakham Inferno.
Surrey Hills Ranmore 3.8% (cask) Light bitter .
Moor Nor’Hop 4.1% (keg) Pale with Northern Hemisphere hops
360 Brewing Vermont Pale 5% (keg) Fruity with low bitterness.
Oakham Inferno 4% (cask) Hoppy blonde ale
Surrey Hills Shere Drop 4.2% (cask) Best Bitter
Brew By Numbers 27/01 DDH Table Pale 3.5% (keg) El Dorado & Citra table beer
360 Brewing Californian Pale 5.2% (keg) West coast pale
Ruth and Mike