Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Events Calendar - This Week's Updates 27/02/12

A bit late, as I've just got back from a few days in York (of which more later) but here are details of this week's beer happenings in my London Events Calendar

DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WELSH BEER FESTIVAL
320 Goldhawk Road, Stamford Brook, London W6 0XF
Saturday 25 February to Friday 9 March
The latest in a series of "country" themed festivals covering the whole period of the Rugby Six Nations Championship. Beer list is as follows:

Brecon Pale Beacons 3.9%
Purple Moose Calon Lan 4.3%
Purple Moose Dark Side of the Moose 4.6%
Purple Moose Glaslyn Ale 4.2%
Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale 3.6%
The Kite Brewery 4.0% (sorry, don't have the name for this one yet - probably Gorslas)
Thursday 1 & Friday 2 March. Open 17:00-23:00 each days.
Due to have 30 beers, plus ciders. The beer list is rather incomplete at the moment - keep an eye on the Supporters Club website for updates. This is all they have listed at the moment:

Arkwright's Inspired  4.1%
Slaters Top Totty 4.0% (groan!)
Marble Ginger 4.5%
[Update: See Comment below for full list]

MARCH MADNESS BEER FESTIVAL
Thursday 1 March - Saturday 3 March
Beer list - small but high on quality:

Dark Star Black Coffee Pilsner 4.8% (NEW)

Thursday 1 March - Saturday 3 March
Hardly "London area" but the only CAMRA festival within easy-ish striking distance this week so I've included it. About 70 beers plus a dozen or so ciders. The full beer list is available on Loughborough CAMRA website.

THE RAKE WELSH BEER FESTIVAL
The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, SE1 9AG
Thursday 1 March to Sunday 4 March
26 beers from 14 breweries. First sighting of beers from the Tiny Rebel brewery, about which I know precious little except that it is very new and based in Newport. The full beer list has been posted on the Rake's blog site.

QUEEN'S HEAD BEER FESTIVAL
The Queen's Head, 66 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB
Thursday 1 March to Saturday 3 March.
Don't know too much about this one -  beer list is "coming soon" according to the Queen's Head Facebook page.

SPOTTED DOG WELSH BEER FESTIVAL
The Spotted Dog, 13 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL
Thursday 1 March to Tuesday 6 March
Beer list:

Brecon Pale Beacons 4.5% (I think this is actually 3.9%)
Neath Deliverance 4.5% (NEW)
Neath Six Hop Nations 6% (NEW)
Waen Scrum And Get It 4.1% (NEW)

Friday 2 March to Monday 5 March
60 plus beers and ciders. There's a full list on the Grape & Grain website. Of particular interest, to me at least, are Ascot Anastasia's Triple Vanilla Imperial Russian Stout, Elland Scarlettes Fury, Kent Enigma and Kissingate Smelters Stout - all new beers (as far as I know) from brewers I hold in high regard.

55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, London NW5 3NN (sorry, can't get a Google maps link for that address to work)
Saturday 3 March. 12:00-17:00
First appearance for Camden Town's US Hells lager at their new bar. Apparently a revised version of their existing Camden Hells Lager, replacing the German hops with US varieties. Brewery tours were available but I understand are now fully booked. You do not, however, need an invite to attend the launch and try the beer. Apologies if my earlier blog post gave that impression.

FUTURE EVENTS

A few more events for later in March have been added to the calendar. I'll provide fuller details nearer the time.

10 - 11 March: Sebright Arms Beer Festival
22 - 25 March: Priory Arms Beer Festival
29 - 31 March: Hope, Carshalton - London Beer Festival

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apologies for the capital letters - this comes from an email from the local CAMRA branch:

Leyton Orient Supporters Club Piglet Beer festival - ale + cider list March 2012

Ciders & Perries
DOUBLE VISION PERRY 7.4 JOHNSONS GOBBLEDEGOOK 7.1
MERRY MOON LUNATICKLE CIDER 6.8 SCARY PEARY 6.0 CORE FRUIT HARDCORE 8.0
Beers
ABIGALE RIDGEWAY 3.8 SAMPHIRE 4.3
ARKWRIGHT'S INSPIRED 4.1
BOTANIST HUMULUS LUPULUS 3.8
BLACK IRIS BLACK IRIS BITTER 4.3
BY THE HORNS BOBBY ON THE WHEAT 4.7
CULLERCOATS LOVELY NELLY 3.9
DENT AVIATOR 4.0
DUNHAM MASSEY CHOCOLATE CHERRY MILD 3.8
EAST LONDON PALE ALE 4.0
FYNE ALES HURRICANE JACK 4.4
KELHAM ISLAND BETE NOIRE 5.5
LIVERPOOL ORGANIC ELDERFLOWER ALE 4.5
LIVERPOOL CRAFT ICON 3.8
MARBLE GINGER 4.5
MIGHTY OAK OSCAR WILDE 3.7 FLYING TACKLE 4.1
MILLTOWN GOLDEN HOP 3.8
PROSPECT PICKAXE 5.0
RCH DOUBLE HEADER ALE 5.3
ROYAL TONBRIDGE WELLS SPA DIPPER 3.7 GOLDEN TICKET 5.0
RIPPLE STEAM BEST BITTER 3.8 WINTER ALE 5.0
SALOPIAN LEMON DREAM 4.5
SLATERS TOP TOTTY 4.0
THE SMART BREWING Co. SMART’S BREWERY BITTER 4.2
TREBOOM DRUM BEAT BITTER 3.8 KETTLE DRUM 4.3
WENTWORTH NEEDLE'S EYE 3.5