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.
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”
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 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
It’s early autumn, the days are short and the weather is, or course, terrible- BUT fear not! Our deliciously rich, winter warmer, Hocus Pocus is now available on draught! For the past 9 years we’ve bought out this ‘old ale’ over the winter months and this year we are making it available for Holloween. Remember the bottled version is available all year round so you will never be without!!!
It’ll be available in all of our regular stockists and also directly from the brewery in the usual, 9, 18 and 36 pint containers. It’ll be available to the public until the end of march or until stocks last.
Tasting notes: ”Brewed using the ever popular English Goldings with the addition of Fuggle Hops, pale and dark malts, with a small amount of invert sugar, combine to form a rich, smooth traditional dark ale”
Russet, often talked about as our best monthly special, is back for yet another year and will be available throughout October. The fantastic depth to the beer, produced by no less than 4 cereals in the mash plus invert sugar, make this a hugely popular beer year after year.
Tasting Notes: “A multi-grain red beer brewed with Barley, Wheat, Oats and Crystal Rye and hopped with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings from Slovenia to produce a beer packed with flavour and aroma.”
The date for our next open evening has been confirmed as Friday 31st October,
Like the previous open nights, the evening will run from 7-11pm and will cost £22.50 per person. As the event will be predominantly inside due to the weather, they’ll be a limit of 100 tickets.
Included in the price of your ticket will be hot food, so come hungry! They’ll be the usual games and entertainment on the night.
Tickets are available directly from the brewery; you can reserve tickets by calling 01189 481111 and making a card payment over the phone. (Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer refunds on any tickets purchased) Equally, you can just call into the brewery next time your passing and buy a ticket. Our previous open nights have sold out so we’d suggest getting your ticket ASAP to ensure you don’t miss out. We can’t wait to welcome you all to the brewery again!!
Another of our popular beers, Boozy Floozy, is our monthly special for September. Brewery director Vanessa came up with the name a few years ago and along with the lovely illustration on the pump clip by Cherry Burns-Salmond, it makes for a really fun, enjoyable beer.
Tasting notes: “Pale gold in colour with a smooth body and gentle spicy bitterness from challenger hops”
Our monthly beer for August is Check Mate an authentically brewed golden Pilsner style lager beer. Fermented at a lower temperature for a clean fresh taste. Brewed with Lager Malt and Saaz hops.
Tasting Notes: Full flavoured and refreshing with a gentle hop bite.
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.”