Tag - Real Ale

Great British(?) Beer Festival

Trade day was busy, certainly busier than last year & it was hot, damned hot. As always I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Caught up with old friends, met some new ones, chatted and drank some good beers and some not so good. One conversation did get me thinking though. I happened to mention that I thought there were more foreign beers than the previous year. Certainly not, I was told, it only appears that way because the foreign beer bars aren’t all together (even though there was one extra this year). Sad as I am, back home I counted the foreign beers [...]


Mighty Oak brewery’s Oscar Wilde has been crowned the ‘Best Beer’ in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Complete List of winners: Overall winners Champion Beer of Britain – Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde (3.7% ABV, Maldon, Essex) Second – Marble, Chocolate (5.5% ABV, Manchester, Gtr Manchester) Third – Salopian, Shropshire Gold (3.8%ABV, Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Mild category Gold- Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde (3.7% ABV, Maldon, Essex) Silver- Rudgate, Ruby Mild (4.4% ABV, York, North Yorkshire) Bronze- Coastal, Merry Maidens (4% ABV, Redruth, Cornwall) Bitter category Gold- Salopian, Shropshire Gold (3.8%ABV, Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Silver- Teignworthy, Reel Ale (4% ABV, Newton Abbot, Devon) Joint Bronze- Triple fff, Alton’s Pride (3.8% ABV, Alton, [...]

The aletalk real ale selection

We’ve teamed up with LivingBeer.com to put together a selection of twelve bottled real ales from four breweries around the UK. The beers included range from Traditional Bitter to Stout, IPA and Porter, with strengths ranging from 3.6% abv to 7% abv. You can get 10% off our exclusive beer selection before the end of November 2009 – Just enter the code you can find Here when prompted at the checkout. Here’s what you can find in the case…. Ascot Ales Alligator Ale abv: 4.6% Anastasia’s Exile Stout abv: 5.0% Posh Pooch abv: 4.2% Cheddar Ales Goat’s Leap IPA abv: 5.7% Gorge Best abv: 4.0% Totty Pot abv: 4.5% Ffos [...]