Run, Ed, run!
Most people don't associate quaffing ale and marathon running, our head brewer Ed does though, In April he will be running the London Marathon for Naomi House and needs your support! On April 15th we will be holding a Charity Beer Festival in aid of Naomi House and we hope you can join us, alongside our own beers will be other offerings from local breweries and some fantastic barbecue delights from Southsea Kitchen!
Beer Festivals are coming around quick now, we were chuffed as nuts to be the first sellout at Winterfest and have our fingers crossed for Best Beer of the Festival ;) In the pipeline though we have Winchester Beer Festival, Burseldon Brickworks Beer Festival, Wickham Charity Beer Festival and The Queen Inn Festival, Winchester where we are doing a limited edition Viking Bread Ale called Guthrum Bjorr. Following traditional Nordic brewing techniques, this beer is brewed with Rye Bread, Juniper berries, thyme and caraway. Guthrum led the Vikings into Wessex against King Alfred and the Saxons in many a battle and Bjorr is old Norse for Beer. This will be the first Viking brew in Winchester for over a 1000 years! We're looking forward to this one.
In other news we are now officially kegging beer. Our first keg went up to Skylark Golf and Country Club on the 10th of March, the team there were delighted to be able to offer their first micro-brewed ale on tap. We currently have Hole Hearted (4.7%) and Black Hearted (4.7%) available in Sankey keg.
For those local to Gosport, pop down to the Victualler to try their exclusively brewed Victualler Ale, it sits at 4.4% and compliments their great range of food superbly well. Our next meet the brewer night is in Caskaway, Southampton on March 23rd. There is quite a unique line up of ales from us there - Crimea River Russian Imperial Stout (9%), Rye Bos (5.0%), Hoptimus Prime (6.5%) and Hole Hearted (4.7%), hope we see you there ;)