Beer List, 12-14 June 2015

Beers:

Alaphabet Brewing Co. Hot Damn Black Chilli IPA with the holy trinity of Mexican dried chillies. Very spicy. (UNFINED) Manchester
Bexar County Poquito Pequeno 2.80% A ‘small beer’ that is packed with flavour. Perfect beer for hot sunny day (UNFINED) Peterborough
Bexar County Phantasmagorical 7.40% A Imperial American Porter. A dark beer with loads of flavour going on (UNFINED) Peterborough
BlackBar Blacklight 4% Triple Hopped Blond’ sun gold in colour with Cascade, Progress and Pioneers hops LOCAL: Harston
BlackBar Bitter 3.80% Standing Talking beer’  a malty tawny brown bitter with a noble hop finish LOCAL: Harston
Buntingford Polar Star 4.40% Hoppy blonde beer brewed with lager malt with a strong pineapple, peach, & grapefruit flavour LOCAL: Buntingford
Buntingford Hedgehog 4.30% Brown and hoppy with a slight prickle on the tongue LOCAL: Buntingford
Xtreme Ginger Mild 4.50% Traditional mild brewed with a hefty amount of ginger to spice things up a little Turves
Xtreme Chocolate Stout 5.00% Real chocolate is used to produce this rich and tasty stout. Definitely a treat to drink! Turves
King’s Cliffe 5C 3.80% A light golden session ale made with cascade and Willamette hops King’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire
Miletree Larksong 4.50% Amber ale, full-bodied with aromatic tropical tangerine flavours and a fruity hop aroma Wisbech
Miletree Meadowgold 3.80% Pale gold colour with Cascade and Willamette hops giving citrus fruit and floral flavours Wisbech
Moonshine Hot Numbers 5% Rich coffee flavoured dark milk stout made with two different varieties of coffee beans LOCAL: Fulbourn
Moonshine Cambridge Best Bitter 4.10% Copper coloured, English best bitter; malt and hop aromas carry through to the taste LOCAL: Fulbourn
Old Cannon Blonde Bombshell 4.20% Golden Bitter with first gold hops and East Anglian malt combine to give a smooth, well-balanced flavour Bury St Edmunds
Old Cannon Best Bitter 3.80% Excellent session beer with Bobeck hops giving a nice crisp taste. Bury St Edmunds
Three Blind Mice Random Nonsense 5.60% LOCAL: Ely
Three Blind Mice Absolute Yum 4.40% Ultra Pale Ale because a mega pale is not pale enough… For what this beer lack in colour, it more than makes up with flavour LOCAL: Ely
Tydd Steam Piston Bob 4.60% Premium amber bitter, morish with well balanced sweet toffee malt flavours and crisp hop finish Wisbech
Tydd Steam Stjarnskadare 4.20% A deep golden best bitter. Malt and hops combine to give a combination of light toffee, marmelade and orange flavous Wisbech

Ciders:

Cambirdge Cider Co. Angry Wasp 6.10% Fermented to bone dry using Champagne yeast and has a big fruity flavour with an acidic bite LOCAL: Cambridge
Cambirdge Cider Co. Much Merriment 6.40% a medium dry cider using a mix of Dabinetts, culinary and dessert apples LOCAL: Cambridge
Cambirdge Cider Co. Scratters Reward 6.70% Dry cider made with mix of Harry Masters Jersey, culinary and dessert apples LOCAL: Cambridge
Cromwell Oliver’s Choice 6.70% A medium dry cider and winner of East Anglian CAMRA bottled cider reward LOCAL: Hemingford Grey
Cromwell Oliver’s Sweetheart 4.70% A medium sweet cider for hot summer days LOCAL: Hemingford Grey
Cromwell Cavalier Perry Made from mainly conference pears allowed to fully ripen on the tree to produce a light and bright perry LOCAL: Hemingford Grey
Cromwell Oliver’s Revenge A strong cider produced from the sweetest of the season’s apple variety LOCAL: Hemingford Grey
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon 7.20% Matured in oak barrels to produce a cider rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh fruity aroma South Wales
Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox 6.50% Golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Smooth balanced flavour that has a fresh, crisp sharpness South Wales
Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze 4.50% Fruity, apply aroma, well balanced finish. A light and very easy to drink medium cider South Wales
Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry 4.50% A Pale, fruity perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate South Wales
Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer 6.50% Produced from bittersweet apples blended with a true sharp cider apple. Medium dry, smooth, crisp, slightly sharp. South Wales

Live Music – September 2013

Friday
Saturday
3pm John Cherry Dixie Swing
Sunday
1pm Cambridge Jazz Kings
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Beer Festival Opening Times

Pub:

Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 12pm-10.30pm

Beer Festival:

Friday & Saturday 12pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm-10pm

Please note: Last orders will be called twenty minutes before closing. We absolutely will not serve anyone after 11pm (10pm Sunday) due to licensing conditions, so please do not ask as refusal often offends.

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September 2013 Beer Festival

Our last beer festival of 2013 is the 27th to 29th September, featuring some of our favourite beers and free live music from some of our favourite bands. Come and join us from midday this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

August Beer Festival: Music

Friday August 23rd – Will Roberts (www.willrobert.com)

Saturday August 24th 1pm-3pm: Pearson Brothers

Saturday August 24th 4pm – 6pm: Tiger Blue

Saturday August 24th 8pm – 10pm: Matt Harvey (www.mattharveymusic.com)

Sunday August 25th 2pm – 4pm: Andy Bowie

Sunday August 25th 7pm: Bruce Cameron Quartet

Monday August 26th 2pm – 4pm: EM Music

August 2013 Beer List

Here’s the list for our August beer festival. We hope you’ll find plenty you like

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August 2013 Beer Festival

Our next beer festival is the 23rd to 26th August, all day from midday

July 2013 Beer List

Below is our full beer list – for more info please see a bar team member

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July 2013 Beer Festival

Our next beer festival is from the 19th to the 21st July 2013.

Further beer festivals this year are 23rd – 27th August, and 27th – 29th September

May 2013 Beer List

Here’s our full beer list for the May 2013 beer festival!

If you want further info please ask a member of the festival bar staff. Continue reading

May Beer Festival Music

We’ve got a great lineup this beer festival, with live music throughout the weekend:

Friday
8pm: Split Whiskers

Saturday
1-3pm Mystery Train
4-6pm Andy Bowie
8-10pm Afrotema

Sunday
1-3pm Cambridge Jazz Kings
4-6pm Sam Davis Music
8-10pm Bruce Cameron Trio

Monday

12.30-2.30pm The Pearson Brothers
3-5pm John Cherry’s Dixie Swing

Buntingford Brewery, Herts

Buntingford brewery opened in July 2001, in the small town of Buntingford, Hertfordshire. After moving to Leicestershire for a couple of years, the brewery returned to the area in September 2005.

Buntingford take a light-hearted approach to life, as evidenced by their website.

Firstly, we filter the water through several layers of ancient chalk bedrock for a few hundred years (patience is a virtue). We then collect that water, heat it up gently over several hours , and mix it with the finest malting barley available (ie whatever we get sent – like everyone else…), thus converting the natural starch in the barley into sugars. The resulting sweet liquid is then boiled vigorously with our chosen blend of hop varieties, all carefully selected by our head brewer (from whatever he has bothered to order). After we have tired of all the boiling, the liquid is cooled, and is prepared for the addition of the yeast. Given a few days, a following wind, a Sabbath, and quite possibly a Tuesday as well (except leap years, when it is a Friday), the yeast digests the sugars, and gives us the alcohol.

So whilst other breweries may be happy to just grab some tap water, stir a bit of cheap barley, add any old hop, then open a packet of modified bread yeast, we like to do things properly – even if it makes for harder work. The difference really can be tasted, and if you can’t spot it, your taste buds must have died of supermarket induced boredom long ago – but never fear, they will grow back…

Buntingford’s range includes Highwayman, a pale brown session bitter with a firm malty / bitter profile, at 3.6% ABV. The beer takes it’s name from that well-known scourge of the Great North Road, Dick Turpin, who was born just a few miles from where the brewery is located.

Also from Buntingford are Twitchell, Royston Red, and Oatmeal Stout – a favourite from our October beer festival.

Buntingford beers can frequently be found on tap at the Green Man.

For more information see Buntingford’s website, friend them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Milton Brewery, Cambridge

The Milton Brewery came about when Tony Brooks and Richard Naisby met up a mountain in North Pakistan in the late 90′s. Together with Mike Morley they opened the brewery in the village of Milton in 1999.

“The Milton brewery is a traditional English Ale brewery, albeit lurking in the cunning disguise of a 1950s industrial unit.

We take the finest English Maris Otter malted barley, high quality whole hops and local brewing water to produce our award-winning ales.

The malted barley is milled on-site in our grist mill (see right). Milling on-site results in the freshest possible flavours and ensures high levels of quality control. It also gives us the flexibility to produce individual and distinctive beers all year round.”

Beers include the ever-popular Pegasus, a complex copper beer with the initial hoppiness balanced by a fruity, malty finish; straw-coloured Dionysus; and bronze, powerfully hoppy Pyramid, among many others.

Get more information from Milton’s website, or follow them on Twitter.

May 2013 Beer Festival

Our next beer festival is 3rd to 6th May 2013