Beers for the Birthday Beer Festival

Beer and Cider list for this week’s Birthday Beer Festival.


Abstract Jungle – Abstract Bitter 3.9%
Classic smooth and sessionable English bitter.

Arbor – Zero-Zero 4.3% 
Session IPA with Citra and Mosaic. Vegan.

Bad Seed / Three Hills – Rhubarborous 5.0%
Rhubarb crumble in a beer! Oats, vanilla, cinnamon and lots of rhubarb.

Box Social – Hybrid Theory 3.5%
Sessionable oat pale, smooth and hoppy. Vegan.

Brass Castle – Northern Blonde 3.9%
Easy drinking malty blonde, English hops. Vegan. Gluten Free.

Brew York – Total Dis Be Leaf 4.0%
All leaf hops, no pellets. Antipodean pale ale.

Carlisle Brewing – Spun Gold 4.2%
Red-gold, malty sweetness and beautifully balanced, crisp ale.

Cloudwater – Stout (G.582) 5.2%
A classic mid-strength stout, chocolatey finish.

Cloudwater x Green Cheek – Dry Stout (G.497) 5.9%
UK-US collaboration, with real cocoa, almonds and orange zest. CONTAINS NUTS.

Cloudwater x J W Lees – Dark Maple Mild 4.2%
Tradition and innovation combine in this special one-off brew.

Elusive – Spellbinder (Quarter Horse Primavera Edition) 6.0%
Late hopped London porter with whole bean Quarter Horse coffee.

Fierce & Noble – Session IPA 4.2%
A crisp, hop forward pale ale, with refreshing bitterness.

Five Points – Citrus Pale 4.2%
Brewed with organic Sicilian lemon and grapefruit zest.

Flagship – Lupa 3.8%
A blend of citrus peels and Styrian Wolf hops to give a slightly sweeter pale ale. Unfined. Vegan.

Gibberish – Club Tropische 6.0%
Ultra-rare cask brew from ex-Mad Hatter brewer Gaz Matthews. Mosaic, Citra and Ekuanot.

Liverpool Brewing Co – IPA 5.7%
Karl’s first recipe as Liverpool Brewing Co, hazy West Coast style IPA featuring Ekuanot hops.

Mad Squirrel – Big Sea 5.5%
All the ‘C’ hops in this bitter west coast style IPA. Lots of citrus and pine.

Mart’s Craft Beers – Earlybird 3.8%
Lots of New Zealand hops in this refreshing pale ale.

Mallinsons – Bramasaic 4.5%
Brewed using Bravo, Amarillo and Mosaic hops to give aromas of candied peel and fresh oranges. This deep blonde ale has a rich and fruity gentle bitterness.

Mission Creep – Every Beet Of My Heart 5.5%
Like an East European ‘borscht beer’, beetroot infused IPA, earthy, fruity, sweet and red!

The Republic of Liverpool Beer Co – LIPA 3.9%
Liverpool Independent Pale Ale, easy drinking pale ale.

Team Toxic – Neutral Milk 5.2%
Brewed at Green Duck, Stourbridge. Milkshake Pale Ale (not for throwing over fascists).

Top Out – Simon Says-on 5.1%
A collaboration with Simon Martin of ‘Real Ale Craft Beer’, a fruity berry Saison style farmhouse sour.

Tiny Rebel – Pump Up The Jam 5.0%
Jam Doughnut Pale Ale. Yes, honestly.


Alphabet – Hoi Polloi 4.8%
A clean and refreshing Pilsner style lager.

Brewsters – Helles 4.0%
Award-winning German style lager from Grantham’s Sara Barton, Parliamentary Brewer of the Year.

Glen Affric – Medal of Mosaic 5.6%
Single hop IPA (Mosaic, obviously).

Round Corner – Gunmetal Black Lager 4.8%
Gold medal winner at the International Brewing Awards 2019. Clean, crisp, lightly roasted biscuit flavours.

Six ° North – Peloton Pilsner 5.1%
Crisp and bitter, slightly hazy Pilsner style lager brewed with Scottish malted barley.

The Kernel – Dry Stout 4.4%
Delicate toasted and roast oat stout, hopped with Rakau, a hop known for vine fruit and fig flavours.

Thornbridge – Bliss Point 5.0%
Hazy American Pale Ale, extremely crisp and full of tropical fruit flavours. Unfined. Vegan.

Waen – Chilli Plum Porter 6.1%
Strong porter with subtle chilli and a deep, rich fruitiness.


Pilton – Murmuration 5.0%
Cider made with Jonagold apples, blended with a keeved cider (magically retains a natural sweetness by a careful traditional process) to give a beautifully balanced medium sweet cider taste. Vegan. Gluten Free.


Reddaway’s Oak Barrel Whisky Matured 6%
Medium Dry

Pennard Organic Cider 7%
Dry, lightly sparkling

All served during the event, in rotation, subject to availability and condition.

Join us for the landlord’s fiftieth birthday beer festival

Life begins at fifty these days. Or at least, in Nick’s case, a beer festival does. Celebrating the landlord’s fiftieth birthday can really only happen with a selection of the best beers currently being brewed, so that’s what we’re going to do. Six days of great beer, stunning food, some very big cakes and some very, very special music – it’s a birthday party like no other. After all, what’s the point of having a pub if you can’t celebrate the very best birthday parties in it?

Breweries so far lined up include: Abstract Jungle, Arbor, Bad Seed, Brass Castle, Brew York, Cloudwater, Elusive, Five Points, Mad Squirrel, Mallinsons, The Woodford Experiment (Three Hills), Six ° North, The Kernel, Thornbridge.


Wednesday, 22 May 2019
6pm – 11pm
Birthday drinks for Nick / beer festival opening
Friday, 24 May 2019
8pm – 11pm
Lawrence County gig – a 50th birthday knees up
Saturday, 25 May 2019
8pm – 11pm
Jeff Rich Trio gig – rock and roll
Sunday, 26 May 2019
5pm – 7pm
GinSing – smooth tunes to chill out to
Monday, 27th May 2019
12 midday – 6pm
Family Fun Day and BBQ, live music from The Cherribombz (Hazel Scott and Simon Reeves) and Sophie Holden.