Our monthly special for July is Green Bullet, a blonde ale brewed with the fantastic Green Bullet hop grown in New Zealand. This aromatic hop imparts Goseberry, Lime and melon flavours which compliment this pale, blonde beer beautifully.
Tasting notes: “A lovely light blonde ale with wonderful Gooseberry and Melon flavours due to the New Zealand grown Green Bullet hops.”
Happy customers at our first open evening!
The date for our next open evening has been confirmed as FRIDAY 18th 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 ON MONDAY (27/5) .
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.)
This beer is named after the ‘Loddon Lily’ which was first categorized in the Loddon Valley; Summer snowflake is the flower’s common name. The lily can be seen on the front of the pump clip. It’s the 4th year this beautiful, light, summer ale has been released for June and hopefully it will prove to be as popular as ever!
Tasting Notes: A pale golden ale with a bright white head, like the flower after which it is named. Generously hopped with ‘brewers gold’ for a fruity and spicy satisfaction.
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.
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.”
The flood waters are slowly stating to recede, 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”
A popular, easy drinking, golden ale; Dragonfly is always a very popular monthly special. With lovely floral and zesty flavours from the Challenger hops, this is a very refreshing beer!
Tasting Notes: “Deep golden, brewed with Challenger hops. Clean, refreshing beer.”
Christmas & New Year Opening Times
Saturday 21st December- 9.30-3pm
Sunday 22nd December- CLOSED
Monday 23rd December- 9-5pm
Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)- 9-4pm
Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)- CLOSED
Thursday 26th December (Boxing Day)- CLOSED
Friday 27th December- CLOSED
Saturday 28th December- (9.30-3pm)
Sunday 29th December- CLOSED
Monday 30th December- 9-5pm
Tuesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve)- 9-5pm
Wednesday 1st January (New Year’s Day)- CLOSED
Thursday 2nd January- 9-5pm
(NORMAL OPENING HOURS RESUME)
Fergus is famous!
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.
Tasting Notes: “A golden ale well hopped with Cascade from the USA to give a pronounced grapefruit finish”
'Elizabeth' will be grow to be a spectacular Royal Oak like the one in this picture.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Nettlebed (Oxfordshire) Parish Council will plant a Royal Oak tree named ‘Elizabeth’ on Saturday (9/11/13) at noon. The tree will be planted on Nettlebed common and will replace an original tree planted in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. Two trees were planted in August 1897, one given by Nettlebed Parish was named ‘Victoria’ and the other given by Bix Parish was named ‘Alexandrina’, Queen Victoria’s first name. ‘Victoria’ survives today but sadly ‘Alexandrina’ does not.
The new Royal Oak ‘Elizabeth’, Just like ‘Alexandrina’, will have its roots ‘wetted with beer’ and they’ve chosen beer from local brewery Loddon, Dunsden Green, for this task. Brewery director Chris Hearn will wet the roots of the new Royal Oak just as it’s being planted with their ‘Old Ale’ Hocus Pocus.
Chris Hearn said, “It’s a real honour to be asked to ‘wet the roots’ of the new Royal Oak ‘Elizabeth’ and I’m genuinely delighted that Nettlebed Parish Council have chosen to use our beer. It will be wonderful to watch the tree grow over the next few years as I will pass it every day on my way to work”.
Photos of the event will be posted on here next Monday!
John, 'Dracula' Brown, our brewery Drayman!
Our Autumn open evening was a Halloween fright fest! Covered in cobwebs, spiders, bats and skeletons, the brewery was transformed; but it was the staff that were unrecognisable! We welcomed 85 visitors to the brewery for a night of great beer and lovely home cooked food.
Chris 'Skeleton' Hearn, Brewery MD.
There was a 50 prize for the best fancy dress and the best carved pumpkin. We also held a game of ‘Heads and Tails’ which raised £145 for Antony Nolan with the same amount going to the winner.
It was a fantastic night, everybody got in the spirit and there were some fantastic fancy dress costumes. This was our 3rd and final open night of 2013 with the next scheduled for March 2014.
Super Ted- Fancy dress winner!
Heads and Tails
Halloween Fancy Dress
Scott 'Zombie' Fenner, our Brewer's assistant!
Our Head's and Tails winner!