16/05/2015 – The Dubliners-All For Me Grog (1967)

The Forester in Ealing is holding another beer festival. The Sun’s out, so why not pop along



Right, let’s get down to this, no faffing about. This weekend sees the Forester in Ealing hosting another beer festival. While this doesn’t sound out of the ordinary, pub sells slightly different beer, to the beer it normally sells, let’s just look at the list of this slight different beer


Brewery/Producer Location Name ABV Description
Blue Monkey Ilkeston, Derbyshire Sanctuary 4.1% A traditional light copper coloured ale, but with a hoppy twist, spiced up with a generous and unusual combination of German and American hops.
Brains Cardiff, Wales Rev. James Rye 4.3% The Rev. James Rye is dark, dry and distinctive, brewed for a full flavour and bitter finish with unexpected glimpses of citrus and spice.
Brewsters Stathern, Leics. Hophead 3.6% A very pale hoppy brew; with a fresh floral hop character. This comes from a special blend of English and American hop varieties and gives it a modern fresh taste.
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol. Milk Stout 4.5% A beautifully creamy, full-bodied stout, the likes of which were brewed nearly a century ago on the very site of the Bristol Beer Factory today.
Cwrw Ial Mold, Wales Limestone Cowboy 4.5% A tribute to the local climbers who scale the limestone crags found over the hill from the brewery. A robust dark copper ale using roasted malts, big tasting American hops and West Coast yeast for a hop forward style ale.
Dark Star Horsham, W. Sussex. American Pale Ale 4.7% A yeast strain used for the brewing of the pale dry American Ales was specially imported from the USA, along with some Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, to produce this pale ale. The pale Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.
Dark Star Horsham, W. Sussex. Hophead 3.8% An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.
Downton Salisbury, Wiltshire Kasbek Zest 4.1% A fantastically refreshing, straw pale ale with 20% wheat and a combination of lemon and lime zest. The citrus flavours are enhanced by the huge amount of Czech Kazbek added as a late copper addition… Its bound to kazbeckon you back for another!
Frensham Frensham, Surrey Forager 4.5% A 4.5% rich and delightfully refreshing golden/copper coloured ale, with an earthy spring in its step. A complex floral aroma, with hints of a forest glade leads to subtle oak/vanilla notes, offset with a caramel/spicy hop balance. Full of character and fine depth with a lingering bitterness at the finish which dances on the palate. A moreish ale.
Frensham Frensham, Surrey Rambler 3.9% A 3.9% golden refreshing session ale, fruity hops with an oak edge give rise to a satisfying bitterness. A well rounded and interesting combination of floral and hop aromas make for an easy light beer.
Gipsy Hill Gipsy Hill, London Southpaw 4.2% Southpaw is disarmingly punchy. An amber ale with a mouthful of malt and hops, it comes out with fruit, citrus and refreshing balance, backed up by a corner of bitterness.
Harviestoun Alva, Clacks. Bitter & Twisted 3.8% A sharp, blond beer with a superb, fresh hop profile combining aromatic Hallertau Hersbrucker with spicy Challenger. It is finished by late hopping with Styrian Goldings, which gives sharpness like the twist of a lemon. A truly refreshing beer and strangely moreish.
Hop Studio Elvington, York York Quaffing Ale 3.8% A superbly drinkable session Ale. Quite complex malt flavours underpin a beautifully blackberry and orange flavours. There’s a hint of tangerine in the aroma. It’s a belter!
Mighty Oak Maldon, Essex. Captain Bob 3.8% A traditional deep amber coloured bitter brewed with Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. The aroma is fruity and hoppy and on the palate; there is a slightly sweet maltiness that balances an easy going bitterness that is followed by hints of gooseberry, elderflower and grape in the finish.
Oakham Ales Peterborough, Cambs. Bishops Farewell 4.6% A strong premium beer of structured quality dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes, with a grainy background and dry finish.
Oakham Ales Peterborough, Cambs. Citra 4.2% The first of our single hop variety beers. We were the first brewery in the UK to use Citra. The beer proved so popular that we will be brewing it again. Permanent from January 2011. A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.
Ossett Ossett, W. Yorks. Silver King 4.3% A lager style beer with a crisp, dry flavour and citrus fruity aroma is ideal for drinking anytime, but is particularly well suited to the spring and summer months.
Red Squirrel Hertford Conservation Bitter 3.7% A new and improved recipe, this chestnut coloured traditional bitter is made with Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts, underpinned by Centennial hops, showing a nice, mouth-filling texture of hoppy fruity bitterness.
Taylors Keighley, W. Yorks. Boltmaker’s Best Bitter 4.0% A well balanced, genuine Yorkshire bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma. Rebranded at October 2012 from Best Bitter to Boltmaker’s. Winner of the Camra Champion Beer Of Great Britain 2014.
Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbyshire Jaipur IPA 5.9% Light golden coloured with a sweet citrus aroma combining candied lemon peel with sun-drenched tropical fruits. Initially a soft, smooth taste which builds into a distinctive hoppiness with a twist of honey, and a long bitter finish.
Titanic Burslem on Trent, Staffs. Plum Porter 4.9% This beer is dark, strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring.
TicketyBrew Stalybridge, Greater Manchester Muncher 4.3% Mixing malty caramel sweetness with a distinctive German hops; a traditional beer is given a new lease of life with the spicy flavours of our Belgian yeast. A tribute to our Central European friends – Prost!
White Horse Stanford in the Vale, Oxford. Black Beauty Mild 3.9% A deeply dark ale that reveals it’s redness when strong light is shone through the glass. The fruity flavour is complemented by the Fuggles hops that are used for bitterness and aroma.
White Horse Stanford in the Vale, Oxford. Blowing Stone 4.2% This famous stone stands below the White Horse in the village of Kinston Lisle. It is said that “he who can blow the stone shall be king”. Using only the finest English pale malt and amber malt to produce a real traditional brown beer which is hopped with English Bramling Cross and Challenger.
Windsor and Eton Windsor, Berks. Knight of the Garter 3.8% Knight of the Garter is a flaxen-coloured easy drinking Golden Ale with a distinctive fresh citrus hop thanks to the use of American Amarillo whole leaf hop with its gorgeous orangey aroma.
Abrahall’s Worcester Slack Alice 4.6% A medium well rounded yet a little tart 4.6% cider. Still mellow with a very slight tart finish.
Abrahall’s Worcester Thundering Molly 5.2% Thundering Molly is a well rounded medium cider.Fresh and fruity with a lovely apple aroma.Gorgeous golden colour and a well balanced finish. Made from a blend of bitter sweet and sharp cider apples.
Lilleys Somerset Gladiator 8.5%  this strong rustic cider with its Roman flair has everything. Well rounded, fruity, packed fulll of flavour and intoxicatingly easy to drink for a 8.5% cider. Medium
Lilleys Somerset Pigs 7.5% A medium dry blended perry and cider packed full of crisp refreshing flavour.
Stowford Press Devon Bumbleberry 4.8% Summerfruits cider. Apples, Strawberries, Blackcurrants, Raspberries and Blackberries.
Westons Herefordshire County Perry 4.5% Fermented and fully matured in old oak vats to develop an exquisite, delicate, light and fruity character. Softly floral with a clear natural pale straw colour.


Yeah! That’s impressive right? Not only that there is a BBQ from 12-9.30pm, a Hog Roast and live music also from 4pm. Oh and did I say it’s free admission too? Also the Sun is now shining so if you’re in the London area, with not much to do today, why not come along!

















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