Beer

ale, lager, stout, porter, mild, barley wine – the list is almost endless!

Old Ale Festival at The White Horse on Parsons Green

22 November 2013 - 24 November 2013

It’s back, and as wonderful as ever.

Honestly, those folks who live around Parsons Green are dead lucky. (me green - surely not!)

The White Horse's notorious Old Ale Festival returns for its 31st outing.

With over 60 beers garnered from all quarters of the British Isles, make tracks if you want to taste gems such as a one-off four-year-matured collaboration between Thornbridge and Dark Star, a cask of Wild Beer Modus Grand Cru, or classics such as Harveys Old Ale, Jennings Sneck Lifter, and Purple Moose’s Dark Side of the Moose. 

We are the Champions!

13 November 2013 - 17 November 2013

An unmissable opportunity for anyone who loves their beer: 13 Champion Beers of Britain as decided at CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival are available to taste in The Bull's Champion Beers of Britain festival this weekend.

From the elegant darkness of Hobson's Mild – a 3.2% winner back in 2007 – through to the majestic texture of Coniston Brewing Company's no 9 Barley Wine, the 8.5% champ from 2012, there's a variety show of taste and colour to enjoy. 

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer & Music Festival 2013

25 October 2013 - 27 October 2013

The heritage railway line that featured in the 1970 classic film The Railway Children, is once again hosting a Beer and Music Festival, writes Greg Richards.

Catch a train anywhere on the five-mile route of Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and you will find a selection of beers available, as well as many musical acts playing throughout the day.

The main bar, located at Oxenhope, will be serving 120 real ales, sourced from nearly 40 different breweries. There's a second bar at Keighley, while Copper Dragon, Timothy Taylor's and Old Spot breweries will all be running their own bars. 

Bollington Walking Festival

19 October 2013 - 27 October 2013

Nestling in the Cheshire Peaks, Bollington is holding its annual Walking Festival, with a beer-infused walk taking centre stage on the second Saturday.

Open to all – many of the walks are free – this region has a rich mix of rural history and industrial heritage. With one of the largest pub to resident ratios in the UK, Bollington is nicknamed the “Happy Valley”.

Wye Valley Brewery Open Day

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Wye Valley Brewery
19 October 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Be among the first to check out Wye Valley Brewery’s new , energy-efficient brewhouse at its annual Open Day this Saturday.

Tours and tastings run throughout the day alongside live music and a pig roast. Award-winning “hypnogician” Kiegan Vallely will be performing as will the Leominster Morris Dancers, with face-painting for the young – and young at heart.

Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Beer

Well there we were, innocently wandering through Soho, with a bit of time to spare while the boys were perusing the shelves of a local wine shop. There was Hotel Chocolat on the corner of the crossroads. It would have been rude not to venture in… So we did.

Canterbury Lager

Cracking lager, Gromit (to paraphrase a certain Mr Wallace). And this is a cracking beer from the charming Foundry Brewpub. What a lovely pub, tucked down the little White Horse Lane alleyway off Canterbury's pleasantly pedestrianised high street.

Landlord Jon has had a specially built brewkit put behind glass, so it's all visible from the comfort of your bar stool. And he and his crew brew plenty of styles, from Belgian Saison to bitters, from stouts to lagers.