Friday, 15 June 2012

Diary Dates!

Usually I wouldn't post work stuff on here but we've got a couple of events coming up at The Rake which I'm pretty excited about so I'm going to share them here too!

Firstly in a 10 days time - Sunday 24th we have the Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover. You're probably aware that I went and brewed with Newport's only microbrewery about a month ago and true to form/unsurprisingly we brewed a 7.4% IPA which was named Hadouken.
On the 24th you will be able to try the Hadouken from keg or cask dispense and decide which of the two you prefer!
Being a Tap Takeover there will of course be 4 other beers on for us  to sample as well, I say us becuase there are a couple that I still haven't tried myself! Exciting!
Full list
Hadouken - keg & cask
Cwtch - cask
Full Nelson - cask
Chocaholic - keg
Kraftwork - keg.

Imbibing of these awesome Welsh Beers starts at Noon on Sunday 24th June. See you there!

The other exciting event is approximately three weeks later on Monday 16th July when The Rake hosts the post grad Heriot-Watt students launching the beer they have brewed at the Natural Selection Brewery at Heriot-Watt Uni.
I got a phone call from Shane O'Bierne at the beginning of the week asking very nicely if they could do their London Launch (The Edinburgh launch is on 11th at the Stockbridge Tap at 7pm ) at one of the best beer bars in London, well flattery getting you everywhere I said yes almost instantly and we're now gearing up to get a massive hit of students and beer geeks in on a Monday night! *gulps*
Personally I find the fact that these are brewing students launching a beer commercially extremely interesting and exciting but then being an AFC Wimbledon fan I'm a bit of a sucker for the underdog and I really want this beer launch to be a huge success. 
The beer? A 4.8% Wheat Beer with low bitterness but enough citrussy zing to make it perfect for those long British summers we're all so fond of!!
Proceedings start at 7pm on Monday 16th July and if you want a taste get here early before all those students drink it all!


4 comments:

student drinker said...

Were doing a similar event in sheffield near the start of next year with Thornbridge brewery. The difference is were having a brew off between the two local universitys, sheffield uni and Sheffield hallam to see which is prefered under a range of judges. Sounds like rela ale is getting a little more popular with younger people all the time.

Glyn Roberts said...

Good stuff, I think it's a great idea for generating interest in beer, not just real ale but kegged beer too.

Professor Pie-Tin said...

" Were doing a similar event in sheffield near the start of next year with Thornbridge brewery. The difference is were having a brew off between the two local universitys, sheffield uni and Sheffield hallam to see which is prefered under a range of judges. Sounds like rela ale is getting a little more popular with younger people all the time."

Hi student drinker - I do hope your degree is not in English !

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