Summer Open Evening Friday 17th July 2015

The date for our next open evening has been confirmed as FRIDAY 17th JULY from 7pm-11pm. The cost will be £22.50 per person and like last time, will include as many beers as you’d like (responsibly!) and some great food (most likely a BBQ). The brewery will be open for you to explore and members of staff will be on hand to answer any of your questions. We’ll also have some games on the night, I’m sure ‘Heads and Tails’ will make another appearance! There will also be a raffle on the night with all proceeds going to the ‘Chiltern and Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service’.

We’re also delighted to announce that the world famous (?) Kennet Morris Men will be dancing (between pints!) for us on the evening.

If it’s anything like last time, tickets will sell quickly for the evening and once we’ve reached 120, that’s it!
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE FROM 9am Friday (08/5) .
So to get yours, you can purchase them directly from the brewery. You can also phone and pay by card and we’ll reserve them for you until you can collect before the event or you can collect them on the evening. Our number is 01189 481111
Our last open evening was great fun so make sure you don’t miss out, we’re already excited!!

(NB. We regret that we’ll be unable to refund any ticket purchases paid for by credit or debit card should you not be able to make the event.)

Beer Of the Month (April) ‘Gorgeous George 4.3%’

As much as we appreciate the 1p reduction in beer duty, this is not an ode to our Chancellor George Osbourne. Instead, this beer is brewed to celebrate our other favourite George! This is a true English bitter brewed for the month of April and to celebrate St Georges Day. Gorgeous George has established itself as a regular in our yearly monthly special range and looks set to be gracing the month of April for many years to come.

Brewed using Fuggles and Goldings, the two oldest varieties of English hop.

 

 

Sweetness: 4/10
Bitterness: 7/10
Fullness: 7/10
Colour: 6/10

Tasting Notes: ”The finest English barley malt combines with our two oldest varieties of English hops: fuggles and goldings, to thrill your taste buds and remind you of a true, traditional, old fashioned bitter.”

‘Beer Of The Month’ (March) ‘Hare Brained’ ABV 4.0%

The temperature has gone up (a tiny bit!) and the daffodils are starting to emerge…has Spring finally sprung?!

Hare Brained is an easy drinking deep golden coloured bitter, with a mellow and slightly spicy hop flavour. It always proves to be one of our most popular monthly specials and it’s lovely golden colour and refreshing taste will go fantastically with the first of the spring sun. (fingers crossed about the sun!)

Tasting Notes: “An easy drinking deep golden coloured bitter, with a mellow and slightly spicy hop flavour”

Loddon Ratings:

Sweetness: 4/10
Bitterness: 6/10
Fullness: 6/10
Colour: 4/10

Beer Of The Month February 2015 ‘Whirlwind’ ABV 4.4%

Its Back! Whirlwind, one of the first monthly specials we ever brewed, has always proved to be a very popular beer. It’ll be available for the whole of February and your unlikely to miss this pump clip!

Sweetness: 3/10
Bitterness: 6/10
Fullness: 5.5/10
Colour: 5/10

Tasting Notes: “A deep amber coloured beer brewed with American Cascade and El Dorado hops which impart a citrus, apricot and peach fruit flavour to this satisfyingly bitter beer.”

Beer Of The Month January 2015 ‘Reading Best’ ABV 4.0%

This month we have added a new beer to the Loddon monthly Range ‘Reading Best’

We are very proud of our association with Reading and the fantastic support we have been given by the pubs, clubs, restaurants and shops over the years. To honour this we are naming a beer after the town.

‘Reading Best’ is a deep golden best Bitter with an interesting fruity aroma and a smooth but nutty body. By blending traditional English hops with their modern American cousins and the addition of Crystal Wheat Malt in the grist Reading Best is a twist of old and new.

 

Sweetness 4/10

Bitterness 5/10

Fullness 4.5/10

Colour 3.5/10

 

 

 

 

Beer Of The Month December Razzle Dazzle ABV 4.3%

 

Our 4.3% golden beer Razzle Dazzle is back for another year and that means one thing…IT’S NEARLY CHRISTMAS!!!. It has become a firm favourite over the years offering something completely different to the dark beers that are usually available this time of year.

You’ll see the brewery dog ‘Fergus’ on the clip with the brewery offices in the background.

Sweetness: 4/10
Bitterness: 5/10
Fullness: 6/10
Colour: 3/10

Tasting Notes: “A golden ale well hopped with Cascade from the USA to give a pronounced grapefruit finish”

 

Christmas Opening Hours 2014.

Our Christmas opening ours are as follows

Saturday 20th December 9am – 3pm

Sunday 21st December Closed

Monday 22nd December 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 23rd December 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 24th December 7.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 25th December Closed

Friday 26th December Closed

Saturday 27th 9.30am – 3pm

Sunday 28th December Closed

Monday 29th December 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 30th December 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 31st December 9am – 5pm

Thursday 1st January Closed

Loddon Brewery Supports The RAF Benevolent Fund With It’s New Beer ‘SCRAMBLE’

Loddon Brewery launches new beer to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain 

2015 will see people across the country commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – the most significant aerial bombing campaign in World War Two history and undoubtedly the RAF’s finest hour.

To commemorate this turning point in the nation’s history, Loddon Brewery has produced a new bottle of fine English beer called “Scramble” ABV 4.4% using traditional ingredients.

 

We have agreed to donate five pence from every bottle of beer sold to the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAFs leading welfare charity, which provides financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF family in their time of need.

The label design features the old Airfix painting as seen on the exterior of their model boxes and we have kindly been given permission to use the design by Hornby Hobbies Ltd. The crown features the RAF Benevolent fund Roundel coloured blue and white with a red Heart in the middle.

The charity, which receives no government funding, spent £18 million in 2013 supporting over 60,000 members of the RAF family, including veterans who served in World War Two and those men and women serving today in places like Iraq and Afghanistan as well as their families.

Loddon Brewery has very kindly agreed to support the RAF Benevolent Fund in this way and we strongly believe that the quality of “Scramble” and its story will resonate with the public.

 

If you would like to know more about the RAF Benevolent Fund’s work please visit www.rafbf.org