Cloudwater beers at BeerHeadZ

Cloudwater cask at BeerHeadZ

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Cask is the word from Cloudwater! Only two years after dropping cask beers from its production, award-winning Cloudwater has decided to re-introduce cask in very limited quantities. Writing on their blog here they sate: “If you’re the sort of establishment that has a cellar that’s maintained between 10.5ºC-12ºC at all times, know to dispense cask when it’s conditioned out past any rise and fall of diacetyl producing VDK, and have enough stillage to serve cask beer when it’s ready and bristling with CO2, and not just when one of your lines is free, please get in touch here to register your interest”. Well, we ARE, we DO, we HAVE and we have been allocated casks for all four BeerHeadZ pubs! We are really excited to be among the first pubs in the country to once again showcase Cloudwater beers in …

Steampunks at BeerHeadZ

Steampunk @ BHZ – Calling all Steampunks!

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FREE Steampunk BeerZ @ BeerHeadZ BeerHeadZ Lincoln has commissioned Cheeky Imp brewery to brew us three truly EXCLUSIVE beers to celebrate the Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln next month. They will be available only at BeerHeadZ over the weekend, 24th-27th August. Newark Steampunk aficionado Jay (Von Duran) Doran will be crafting special leather pump clips to showcase the beers on the bar, so big hoorahs to him! Also thanks to John Carcass of Cheeky Imp for rising to the challenge of creating these most excellent beers just for us and to Lincoln Steampunk Adie Trevelyan (aka Dr. Porridge) for getting involved in this project. One will be named BeerPunkZ – A juicy New England IPA, packed with Mosaic and Sorachi hops. The second beer – SteamHeadZ – will be a beautifully smooth coconut and vanilla stout. The third is a …

Brewers must work together.

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BeerHeadZ Phil has had a letter published in the latest issue (Jan 2016) of the CAMRA newspaper What’s Brewing, commenting on the threat created by the recent mega-merger of SABMiller and AB InBev to the many much smaller brewers and micro’s in this country (and indeed worldwide). The chaos has already started. For example, the acquisition of London’s Meantime Brewing by SABMiller a mere seven months ago, only to be put up for sale again to comply with European regulations because of AB InBev’s recent buy-out of the nearby Camden Town Brewery. Such tactics show the callous way in which these mega-corporations conduct business. It happens. That’s big business. But our thriving and exciting brewing industry should be protecting themselves. They need to formulate counter tactics now. I don’t know the answers, but I do know that brewers and suppliers …

Abstract Jungle Brewery

Welcome to the (Abstract) Jungle, baby!

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BeerHeadZ Retford are delighted to be one of the first pubs in the country to take delivery of the first two beers from the brand-new Abstract Jungle Brewery, which launched last week in Peterborough. Abstract Jungle is the new project launched by ex-Blue Monkey brewer, Simon King. Simon has teamed up with Bexar County brewer Steve Saldana to upgrade and expand Bexar’s existing plant and use it to output beers from each brewery. Jackal, a 4.2% porter is described on RateBeer as “Mahogany with an attractive cherry red gleam, and a loose cream head; aroma of well done toast with some red fruit; sweet fruity taste to start, then becoming increasingly bitter from the well roasted malts; leading to a dry finish with some spicy English hops”. Pride, at 3.9% being reported as “A bright, pale amber pour with a …

Yeeee-haaaa! – We have beer for Dinosaur Riders!

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If you like riding dinosaurs – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? – we have just the beer for you coming to BeerHeadZ. StaggerSaurus 4.0% is one of the first beers from brand-new Portsmouth-based brewery, Staggeringly Good. They are so new they haven’t even opened their own brewery yet, brewing instead on the plant at Brewhouse and Kitchen at the Black Swan in Portsmouth.  The lads at SG tell us that as soon as they have their own kit up and running they will be producing their delicious beers in cask, so we are looking forward to that. Says SG about the beer on their website: “The StaggerSaurus does not take kindly to your everyday bland IPA’s. No, he’s a far more refined beast who craves something tasty that he can really sink his teeth into. This scholarly reptile cares …

Next Stop – Hop City Beer Festival!

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Get ready for the first BeerHeadZ ‘Next Stop Hop City’ beer festival, starting Thursday, October 22nd through to Sunday 25th. It’s a double celebration, firstly to mark the first anniversary of our opening on October 23rd last year and also the presentation of our latest North Notts CAMRA award, which is taking place on the Friday night. All the beers and breweries featured have been requested for by our loyal BeerHeadZ customers, and we think you’ll agree they have pretty good taste! We will be featuring twelve corkers over the weekend, eight at any one time (depending on cellar-readiness). To help us celebrate, Harry from Retford’s very own award-winning Idle Valley Brewery has made a bonkers 8.4% Citra and Mosaic hopped blonde beer especially for us. I’m sure Harry and the IVB lads will be around to help us enjoy …