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 it.

Another stand-out is the Siren/Elusive collaboration brew. Elusive Brewing from Basingstoke are so er, elusive, that they haven’t even started brewing themselves yet! So this will hopefully be a chance to preview what they will be like once they’re up and running. We hope you’re not disappointed.

All the beers on the list below have been cellared but may be subject to change and there’s one more dark beer to come. Add to that an extended range of ciders, pie, cheese, nibbles, fantastic company and even maybe some balloons, we hope you find some time over the weekend to help us celebrate.

Cheers from all the BeerHeadZ team.

Atom (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire: 2013)
IPA 5.6%
Gold – Lots of malt and big juicy hops in this flagship India Pale Ale. Think uber-drinkable and thirst quenching & you’re halfway there.
Bradford (Bradford, West Yorkshire: 2015)
Framboise 4.3%
Black – A delicious and rich chocolate stout with a raspberry sweetness.
Brass Castle (Malton, North Yorkshire: 2011)
California Steamin’ 5.0%
Red – A California common (or steam) beer, brewed with rye malt.
Brewsmith (Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester: 2014)
Brewsmith Gold 4.2%
Gold – A tasty golden bitter, made with English hops.
Idle Valley (Retford, Notts: 2014)
Mosaic & Citra Blonde 8.4%
Blonde – Sweet chewy malt with massive hoppy bitterness, brewed especially by Harry from IVB for this party. Cheers to him and please drink with respect!
Magic Rock (Oakes, West Yorkshire: 2011)
Ringmaster 3.9%
Pale – Lip-smacking citrus flavours which combine with a defined malty character to make a magically moreish and quenching beer.
Moor (Bristol, Avon: 1996)
Radiance 5.0%
Gold – A fresh herbal aroma invites you in and insists that you stay. Lovely cereal flavours give way to a clean, dry finish.
RedWillow (Macclesfield, Cheshire: 2010)
Wreckless 4.8%
Pale – An orchestrated cacophony of hops and malt.
Shiny (Derby, Derbyshire: 2012)
Affinity 4.6%
Blonde – Light cereal grain and mango, then some, hay floral, citrus, peach, spicy notes.
Siren/Elusive Brew collaboration (Finchampstead, Berkshire: 2013)
Dinner For Eight 4.2%
Pale – Rare collab with the up-coming Elusive Brewery. Tasty and hoppy Vienna pale ale.
Tiny Rebel (Newport, Gwent: 2012)
Hank 4.0%
Pale – Tropical and citrus aromas and a low-to-medium bitterness. Floral flavours with slight caramel and biscuit notes make this well-balanced and highly drinkable.

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