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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

White Horse American Beer Festival

I missed this last time but I'll definitely be there this year. The White Horse is a legendary pub, if you've never been it's well worth a trip regardless of the festival. The beer lineup is always great, when it's sunny you can sprawl out onto the green opposite and the BBQ is delicious.

The US Beer Festival is on from 2nd July to 4th July and will feature at least: Goose Island, Yard's Brewing, Flying Dog, Odell's, Brooklyn Brewery, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada, Left Hand Brewing and Stone. Usual suspects for the most part but I'll be looking out for Yard's, eager to try something from the East coast of America that doesn't typically make it to these shores.

Confirmed treats already include casks of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (I bet that doesn't hang around long!) and Flying Dog Raging Bitch - a beer that a lot of people love but that I just don't really get. American beer will be complemented by domestic examples of US styles, Crouch Vale, Darkstar and Thornbridge being the announced participants at this point.

Sounds like it should be a good one and a rare chance to try some great International beer ... maybe see you there.

Apparently there'll be barn dancing for those that are so inclined. I'm not worrying yet through; it shouldn't be too hard to avoid!


Dubbel said...

I LOVE this festival. Always end up drinking way too much.

Mark said...

I can see how that would be easy to do! Probably see you there then ... hopefully the sun will be out.

Mark Dredge said...

I am SO going to be there. I will try and get half day on Friday and go up and then I'll be up on the Saturday too (although I've got to work until 4!). If England make it that far then they will either play Friday eve or Saturday afternoon... A Bourbon County Stout sounds like a good celebratory/commiseration beer!

Mark said...

Awesome. I'll most likely head there on the Friday from work, should be able to get there about 6ish I reckon.

Probably play Saturday by ear ... might not feel like it after Friday. :P

Unknown said...

nice post! i love beer.. i want to suggest this italian blog about beer ;-)

Mark said...

Thanks Andrea ... unfortunately I can't read Italian though. :P