Broad Face 1st Beer Festival Preview

The Broad Face Pub sign
The 1st Broad Face Beer festival starts today and continues over the weekend. There is a good range of beers, many from local breweries including Old Bog‘s Monstrous Mild which was recently awarded ‘beer of The Wantage Beer Festival.

Beer List

Brewery Beer ABV Taste Notes
Vale Brewery Gravitas 4.8% A strong, pale ale packed with hop and citrus flavours, rounded off by a dry malty biscuit finish. A pronounced hop aroma throughout.
North Costwold Shag Weaver 4.5% Pale coloured cask conditioned lager made with New Zealand Hops.
Old Bog Brewery Monstrous Mild 5.6% Malty, slightly perfumed nose with a thick, stout like body. A strong, velvety smooth mild with a distinctive fruity and malty taste.
Shotover Brewery Prospect 3.7% packed with a combination of English and new world hops to give a surprisingly big mouthfeel and a striking dry hoppiness that is very moreish. A classic pale copper English bitter colour.
Loddon Brewery Ferryman’s Gold 4.4% using Slovenian Stryian Golding hops, (originally an English variety, which have been grown in slovenia for the last 100 years), which impart a zesty Lime flavour. The mix of Cara malt and Wheat malt give a smooth, creamy body to the beer.
White Horse Wayland Smithy 4.4% combines the best ingredients money canbuy and the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer. Red like the fire at it’s heart and balanced with buckets of aromatic hops, it’s enough to give other brewers the hump
Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge 4.1% Abingdon Bridge is the first beer released by the newly established Loose Cannon Brewery (Abingdon). Mid brown in colour with a well rounded bitterness. Full flavoured with a floral aftertaste.
Rebellion X9 GAL IPA 3.7% A copper coloured, easy drinking beer with considerable depth and complexity and a well balanced malt & fruit flavour continues to long, refreshing & crisp finish.
Leeds Yorkshire Gold 4.0% Full golden ale specially selected for this brew made of English north down hop gives this well balanced bitter rich satisfying finish.
Hawkshead Hawkshead Red 4.2% A Red Ale. Bitter-sweet. First comes the sweetness of the Dark Crystal malt, which gives it the red colour, and then the long dry finish. A beer for those who like their ale to have some colour and taste of malt.
Okells Brewery Olde Skipper 4.5% A light coloured beer with hop and fruit aroma, An initial sweetness bitter dry finish.
Thwaites Wainwright’s 4.1% golden ale, refreshing with a delicate citrus fruit flavour and subtle sweetness.

There is live music on Friday (TC Band) and Saturday (Full Circle)

They will also serve local cheeses and homemade chutneys and few ale dishes and a’la carte menu:

  • Beef and Ale Stew with Black Olive Mash £8.95
  • Real Ale Batted Fish of the Day with Hand Cut Chips and Homemade Tatare Sauce £9.25
  • Selection of Locally Sourced Sausages with Ale Braised Shallots and Red Wine Jus £8.95
  • Real ale Beef Chilli with Aromatic Basmati Rice £8.95
  • Ale and Onion Soup with Real Ale Bread £4.60

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