The Barn Owl Brewery, a new microbrewery operating from a barn in Gozzard’s Ford, in rural Oxfordshire, bring us Golden Gozzard (4.0%), a golden summer ale with crisp bitterness and a refreshing fruityness.
Also from Barn Owl Brewery is Gozzards Guzzler (4.4%). A dark best bitter, full bodied and malty with a fruity finish.
Abingdon Bridge (4.1%) is the first and arguably the most popular beer from Abingdon's Loose Cannon Brewery. The Fuggles, Amarillo and Cascade hops produce a copper-coloured, traditional ‘bitter’. It kicks off with a good bitter bite, followed by plenty of flavour. A full and satisfying roundness.
Loose Cannon's Gunners Gold (3.5%) is a golden session beer. Named in honour of local hero, Stan Bradford who downed six enemy planes during the Second World War, it is brewed with the Fuggles and El Dorado hops. This refreshing flavoursome beer offers hints of peach and passion fruit.
Also available from Loose Cannon will be Bombshell and Rabble Rouser.
Little Ox Brewery the dream of Head Brewer Ian Hemingway who has a history of home brewing spanning over thirty years. Inspired by the availability of new hop varieties and affordable equipment he decided to join the growing number of enthusiasts turning their passion into a commercial operation. Ian hopes a background in science teamed with other skills picked up from jobs in plumbing and marketing will transfer well to the brewing industry. Three fine tipple will be available:
Wipeout is a zesty 4.2% American style pale with copious amounts of US west coast hops and a pale malt base.
Odd Bod is a 4% premium bitter with a good malty base and showcases a good hit of English and Slovenian hops for a balanced bitter finish
Goldilox is a very pale golden session ale, made with the best pale and pilsner malts and bursting with massive whole hop flavours of zesty fruits and a rounded lingering bitterness. A perfect summertime thirst quencher that we like to think is sunshine in a glass.
LoveBeer Brewery was established in 2014 after an initial foray into supplying firkins to a few local beer festivals. They only use traditional ingredients of water, malted barley or oats, whole hops and brewers yeast. The beers available from this fine establishment are:
OG, a light and refreshing extra pale ale made using English malted barley and a couple of late whole hops.
Doctor Roo, a handcrafted English Pale Ale which is very light in colour based on the malted pale ale barley used in the brew. This beer was created as a summer session ale using English bittering hops and 2 types of late flavour hops from New Zealand and USA to get a delicious zesty taste. You can drink this one all day long.
Mild Rover, a dark real ale made using 5 different barley malts including a Carafa special mix to give caramel, toffee and coffee aromas and taste. Very light late hops give just a hint of floral flavouring.
CIDERS from West Berkshire's Tutts Clump
Berkshire Diamond (4.5%), was formerly called Diamond Jubilee in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign. A handmade blend of fresh hand-picked apples, this fruity, full-bodied, cider may be enjoyed with a meal or on its own. The cider is unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Pour slowly to avoid disturbing the natural sediment.
Rum Cask (7.5%), medium-dry, is handmade from a variety of eating, cooking and crab apples, fermented and matured in oak rum barrels. The cider may be enjoyed with a meal or on its own. The cider is unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Pour slowly to avoid disturbing the natural sediment.
Traditional Farmhouse (6%). This award-winning medium/dry Real Cider is handmade from a variety of eating cooking and crab apples mainly from within West Berkshire. This Crisp refreshing Eastern Counties style Cider may be enjoyed on any occasion to accompany a meal or on its own. Made from 100% juice with no added water.
Royal Berkshire (7%). This award-winning crisp medium/sweet Real Cider is handmade from a variety of eating apples mainly from within West Berkshire. This Crisp refreshing Eastern Counties style Cider may be enjoyed on any occasion to accompany a meal or on its own. Made from 100% juice with no added water.
Rhubarb (4%). This medium/sweet Real Cider is lovingly crafted in West Berkshire from a blend of apples before being infused with real rhubarb juice. May be enjoyed on any occasion to accompany a meal or on its own
Perry (6%). This award-winning medium/dry Real Perry is handmade from a variety of pears mainly from within West Berkshire. This crisp refreshing Perry may be enjoyed on any occasion to accompany a meal or on its own. Made from 100% juice with no added water. Perry is the correct term for fermented pear juice not "Pear Cider".
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