Hop-tomistic Sunshine Brewing for Biggest Henley Beer Festival

The Henley Beer Festival is back for the third year bigger and better than ever before this Saturday, 21 September at Henley Rugby Club. With the weather forecast looking good, come down and enjoy a pint or two in the sunshine and support your local rugby team.

Festival goers will be able to enjoy 27 beers and ciders – 17 from Oxfordshire and 10 from Dorset as well as musical entertainment provided by Matt Richardson’s band, Adam Isaacs from The Voice, Louis Rees, Bloc off The Wall and Blue Peak.  Plus there will be food outlets including The Menza Cafe and Knead Pizza.

The FREE to enter festival kicks off at 12 noon but the clubhouse will be open from 10.45am for the Rugby World Cup game between New Zealand and South Africa on the big screen.  The Hawks will be playing Bournemouth at 3pm (normal ticket prices apply).

The event is being sponsored by Loddon Brewery, The Head Partnership solicitors and Blue Peak accountants.

The programme for the live music is:

1.30-3.00pm Matt Richardson’s Band
5.00-5.45pm – Adam Isaacs
6.00-6.45 – Louis Rees
7.30-9.00 – Bloc Off The Wall and Blue Peak

The full list of beers and ciders are listed below:

Oxfordshire Beers

Amwell Springs (Cholsey)  –  Chairman Dave (3.5%)
Chairman Dave has noble quality; a sweet, crisp pale ale with a zesty bitterness that is complemented by a vibrant floral hop flavour.

Brakspear (Henley) – Special (4.3%)
A truly classic English beer that’s golden red in colour with a well balanced aroma and a hint of sweetness.

Hook Norton (Hook Norton) –  Autumn Ways (4.2%)
The nights are drawing in so time to find the nearest fire and settle down with this warming ale.

Little Ox (Witney) – Wipeout (4.2%)
Wipeout is a zesty pale gold ale with generous amounts of US west coast hops

Loddon Brewery (Dunsden) – Dragon Quad Session IPA (4.4%) x2
Number 4 in our single-hop series – a session IPA quadruple-hopped with Dragon, a gorgeous hop from Eastern Europe that imparts rich fruit flavours.

Loddon Brewery (Dunsden)  – Rye Sharona (4.7%) x2
A red rye IPA with spicy hop notes and a deep autumnal hue. Packed with Topaz hops for a unique blend of Australian and European flavours and aromas.

Loddon Brewery (Dunsden) – Citra Quad Session IPA (4.4%) x2
A quadruple-hopped session IPA packed with Citra – an American hop full of citrus fruit and tropical flavours.

Loose Cannon (Abingdon) – Lock Stock and Two Brewers Barrels (4%) x2
Smokey hop and full-bodied September special.

Loose Cannon (Abingdon) – Abingdon Bridge (4.1%) x2
Copper coloured, traditional ‘bitter’. It kicks off with a good bitter bite, followed by plenty of flavour. A full and satisfying roundness.

Love Beer (Milton) – OG Pale Ale (4.1%)
A really light and refreshing extra pale ale made using English malted barley and two specially selected late whole hops

Lovibonds (Henley) –  Loud American Pale Ale (4.7%) – KEG
Bright gold, with foam emitting heady aromas of citrus from several US hop varieties.  Finishing fresh and clean with just enough bitterness.

Lovibonds (Henley) – Lucky Lager (4.2%) – KEG
Some noble hop aroma on the nose, this beer is fresh and clean with a touch of sweetness form the flaked maize and just enough bitterness to balance it out.

Oxbrew (Enfield)  – Element 115 (5.3%)
Pale ale, juicy, fruity, hazy and with big mouthfeel lots of hops and low bitterness

Tap Social Movement (Oxford) – Get Your Hops Off IPA  (5.1%)
Medium bitterness up front followed by massive hits of peach, passion fruit, and mango in both flavour and aroma.

White Horse (Faringdon)  – Show Pony (4.5%)
Crisp, grapefruit with refreshing tropical undertones.

Tutts Clump Cider – Berkshire Diamond (4.5%)
A traditional medium-dry English cider

Tutts Clump Cider – Rhubarb (4%)
A proper English cider made with fresh Rhubarb

Dorset Beers

Cerne abbas – Gurt Coconut Rum Stout (6.1%)
Its Gurt, its rum, its coconutty. Vic successfully conducted one of his experiments again with his old oak rum cask with no black sticky explosions this time!

Hattie Brown  –  Scarlet (4.5%)
A well-balanced and slightly floral beer – brewed with beetroot!

8 Arch – Square logic (4.2%)
Super juicy pale ale brewed with oats for a smooth mouthfeel then hopped with Citra & Mosaic

8 Arch – Session IPA (3.8%)
Crisp and easy drinking session IPA hopped with a combination of US hops.

Piddle – First Try – Black IPA (4.1%)
Deeply dark complex ale that’s heavy on the hops. Tropical aromas of Pacific West coast hops with a roasty undertone from the German Carafa malts.

Brewers Folly – Session Pale (4.2%)
Very easy drinking Medium bodied pale ale with a malty backbone with a slight fruity/tropical aroma from the late additions on simcoe, Ekuanot and calypso hops

Dorset Brewing Co – Dorset Knob (3.9%)
Zesty light amber ale with a malty character and a hoppy, floral bouquet

Dorset Brewing Co – Chesil (4.1%)
Refreshing straw gold, crisp and biscuity pilsner style beer with a herbal, grassy aroma.

Brew Shack – US Pale Ale (4.1%)
A bright hoppy ale brewed with extra pale malt and comet, el dorado, ekuanot and cascade hops

Sixpenny Brewery – Gold (4%)
Slightly citrus, thirst quenching and distinct hoppy floral aroma brewed using American hops.

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