Craft beer at BeerHeadZ

Countdown to Craft Beer Launch at BeerHeadZ Retford.

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BeerHeadZ Retford is doing its bit to help this November 5th go off with a bang as we launch our much-requested craft beer offering on the bar. We have installed four KeyKeg lines and lined up for you on this coming Saturday will be: Beavertown – Gamma Ray 5.4% Described on their website as ‘A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!’ Brewed by Numbers – 11 | 18 3.7% A highly-drinkable session IPA. American classic Chinook hop brings its distinctive oily, bitter, …

Next Stop Hop City Beerfest II

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This weekend sees our second ‘Next Stop Hop City’ beer fest at BeerHeadZ Retford, which compliments the Retford Beer Festival which runs Fri 7th – Sun 9th October. BeerHeadZ Retford will be featuring, over the weekend: Atom (Hull: 2013) – Singularity 3.5% The Atom twist on a mild: Big chunky body, and infused with oak smoked wheat and vanilla, aged on oak. Tons of flavour in a small package. BlackJack (Manchester: 2012) – Shuffled Deck 3.9% Golden/Blond Ale. Aromas of citrus, light floral hops. Taste is light bitter, faint malt. Bitter finish. By the Horns (Merton: 2011) – Hop Air Balloon 4.2% Aroma and taste combines sweet bready malts, light citrus accents of lemon, straw, some grassy and floral hoppy action. By the Horns (Merton: 2011) – Stiff Upper Lip 3.8% A well-balanced mellow malt gives the beer a clear …

BeerHeadZ Retford is Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year 2016

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We can now officially say that BeerHeadZ Retford is CAMRA’s Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year for 2016. The certificate was presented by Alan Ward from Nottingham CAMRA and accepted by Josh Birkitt on behalf of the Retford team. Having progressed from CAMRA branch POTY award to win the County round beating some stiff and worthy competition on the way, BeerHeadZ Retford are absolutely thrilled to have won this coveted award in only their second year of operation. It is a testament to the great team we have in place there and, of course, our fantastic customers, without which we wouldn’t be open! Thanks to everyone involved and let’s see if we can go on the win the regional (East Midlands) round. Photograph: L-R: Matt Page, Alan Ward (CAMRA), Phil Ayling, Laura Irwin, Josh Birkitt and Martin Johnson.

Beer list for the 1st Cannon Ale Run

Cannon Ale Run beer list

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We now have the final list for this week’s forthcoming Cannon Ale Run festival, which features BeerHeadZ Retford, the White Lion and the Idle Valley Tap and starts this Thursday June 23rd and runs (excuse the pun) through until Sunday 26th. Almasty – Citra 4.2% A single hopped pale ale. Bad Seed – Session I.P.A 4.0% A session IPA with German Comet, German Cascade & Perle hops. Cloudwater – Bitter 4.3% A hoppy bitter using seasonal ingredients. Errant – Knight 3.5% A classic bitter with English hops. Errant/Quilliam – Ahab 5.0% Lapsang Souchong stout. Five points – Pale ale 4.4% A zesty aromatic pale ale with Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops. Harbour – Amber 4.0% A malt driven ale with caramel and toffee flavour. Finished with mild floral hops. Left Handed Giant – Lactose Tolerant 5.5%. A milk stout North …