20 Apr 2016
A special beer festival is being held over the last May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 27th to 30th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up early evening as a hog roast on Sunday 29th, and the acoustic tones of a live band will have us all dancing on the tables from 7pm! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Tasting notes on all beers below.
Even Keel 3.4%
KELTEK OF CORNWALL
Pale brown session bitter with light malt and floral hop nose. Refreshing and very light in flavour. Malt and hops dominate the taste with apple, plum fruit and pear drop notes.
BRASS CASTLE OF MALTON
Bright 3.6% copper stock bitter, with fresh malt notes bolstered by Challenger and Goldings hops.
ELGOODS OF WISBECH
Malty and fruity aroma with a satisfying flavour and bitter finish. A mild brown bitter with a good balance of malt and hop character give a pleasing session drink.
RED WILLOW OF MACCLESFIELD
A classic British bitter, rich toffee and malt balanced with the subtle flavours of Challenger, First Gold and Target hops.
Beyond the Pale 4.2%
ELLAND OF YORKSHIRE
Elland’s premium pale ale. Pale golden bitter brewed with finest English and German style malts for a rich flavour. Brewer’s Gold, American Cascade and Centennial hops give a strong citrus aroma and a dry pleasing finish.
Easy Rider 4.3%
KELHAM ISLAND OF SHEFFIELD
An acclaimed pale ale. It’s easy by name and easy drinking by nature while still retaining a full hoppy palate.
Cascade Pale 4.8%
SALTAIRE OF SHIPLEY
An American style pale ale with the good bitterness, piney, resinous aromas and the citrus and grapefruit flavours of the Cascade and Centennial hop.
Drop Bar 4.0%
This is a beer to drink all night long and all year round. A slower, low temperature fermentation and dry hopping with Mosaic yields crisp flavours, subtle bitterness and a gentle floral, tropical fruit aroma.
Side Pocket for a Toad 3.6%
It’s a toad not a frog! Unmistakable citrus and floral notes from only the best American Cascade hops balanced with a crisp dry finish make this straw coloured ale a fantastic session beer. All that flavour in a 3.6%. Oh Yes.
Doom Bar 4.0%
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.
Ghost Ship 4.5%
At 4.5% abv, this Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts – Pale Ale, Rye and Cara – the use of Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties creates some great citrus flavours.