Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A beer festival that's right up my street... ...literally!

This weekend sees the annual Dragon Hall Beer Festival in Norwich. Their blurb suggests:

"The weekend of Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April is definitely one to keep free if you enjoy real ales. And ciders. The delicious, locally produced ciders went down very well last year, so we will be featuring the cider bar again. This will be the fourth year of our incredibly popular Beer Festival. We’ve featured mainly Norfolk beers in the past, but will be bringing some special ales from further afield this year. As always, there will be delicious food and great bands. Many thanks to our local CAMRA branch, who so generously support the Dragon Hall Beer Festival."

My suggestion is to book a ticket in advance as it quickly becomes full and unless you love the joy of queuing your evening could be a disappointing one.

For more info visit their website.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Whatever you want!

Literally jumping on the band wagon Wychwood and those original darlings of early head-bangers Status Quo have got together to produce an ale to commemorate their 1972 classic album Piledriver.

Brewed to a respectable 4.3%ABV, Piledriver is said to be “a traditional malty amber ale balanced with a bold fruity, hop character”. I wasn’t over impressed with the Iron Maiden ale when I tried it and I suspect it’s mostly gimmick over substance but if I see it about I’d give it a go; I’ve always had a soft spot for the Quo.