Abingdon Beer Festivals – March/April

There’s quite a few real ale related events going on in Abingdon over the next few weeks, coinciding with the Abingdon Arts Festival.

This weekend (Friday 25th to Sunday 27th March) sees the Brewery Tap‘s Beer, Cider, Music & Sausage festival. This features 12 beers in the beer tent, 6 at the bar, and 6 more in the cellar to replace the ones at the bar when they run out. As well as 11 real ciders and perrys.

WB-40 Ale
WB-40 ale
One of the beers is WB-40 from the West Berkshire Brewery which is a specially brewed ruby ale brewed with locally grown hops from Kingston Bagpuize. It is to celebrate 40 years of campaigning by the West Berkshire branch of CAMRA.

More details including tasting notes of all the beers and ciders can be downloaded here:
Brewery Tap, Spring beer festival tasting Notes

There will be live music each day, as well as the now traditional selection of interestingly flavoured sausages.

Next weekend (1st-3rd April), the Broad Face will be having its first beer festival, combined with several live music events.

Then later on in April, the Kings Head & Bell is holding a Best of British Week, which encompasses St. George’s Day, Easter and the royal wedding, and hopefully some good british ale.

Don’t forget to keep visiting the other pubs in town that serve good pints of real ale including The White Horse, Cross Keys, Punch Bowl, Spread Eagle and Stocks Bar. Remember if we don’t use our local pubs they may close forever. We’ve lost 3 pubs already in the last 3 months and don’t want to lose any more!

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