14 May 2015
A special beer festival is being held over this coming May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 22nd to 25th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. A slight change to the proceedings is that we are now serving up the hog roasted, locally reared pork from Bridget B's and welcoming experienced acoustic duo 'Shaken not Stirred' on Sunday 24th. With great cover tunes from the last 50 years they are bound to have us all dancing on the tables into the evening! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Tasting notes on all beers below;
DARK STAR OF WEST SUSSEX
A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.
BLACK SHEEP OF YORKSHIRE
HOLY GRAIL 4.0%
This cask version of Monty Python's Holy Grail is a refreshing full flavoured light golden ale with citrusy notes and a long crisp finish.
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.
ST AUSTELL BREWERY
PROPER JOB 4.5%
Proper Job is an authentic IPA brewed with Cornish spring water and a single malt made from Cornish grown Maris Otter Pale barley.
ELGOODS OF CAMBRIDGE
SATURDAY NIGHT BEAVER 4.2%
Back by popular demand, this light gold, well balanced and refreshing pale ale will surely make your hips move.
NENE VALLEY OF OUNDLE
AUSTRALIAN PALE 4.4%
A rich golden ale with a floral aroma preceding citrus and tropical fruit flavour from the Australian galaxy hops.
SEVEN BROTHERS OF SALFORD
A delicious and thirst quenching session ale that delivers massive citrus aromas and tropical fruit flavours. Its light malt base allows an intricate combination of both Strawberry and Elderflower undertones to hit your palate.
HOP STUFF OF LONDON
PALE ALE 3.8%
“Arsenal Pale Ale” - Massive citrus and tropical fruit hops. A low ABV, high flavour beer.
HUNTERS OF DEVON
HALF BORE 4.0%
An unmistakable aroma of apples and fruit. Refreshing, sharp and hoppy with a hint of apples.'GREAT TASTE GOLD 2014'
GHOST SHIP 4.5%
This Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts – Pale Ale, Rye Crystal and Cara – and uses Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours.
The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.