Cheers! Ale fans will have the chance to name new beer at pub’s Easter festival

Beer writer Roger Protz at the opening of the Hop Pole's microbrewery in 2011

Beer writer Roger Protz at the opening of the Hop Pole's microbrewery in 2011

Ale fans will get the chance to name a brand new beer at an Easter beer festival in Aylesbury.

The newly refurbished Hop Pole on Bicester Road will be hosting its annual beer festival over the Easter weekend and punters will have the chance to enter a competition to name a brand new beer.

The best will chosen after the festival, which is free to enter, and the winner will be given the opportunity to help out on a brew day and the see the beer served on the pumps in The Hop Pole.

The boozy fun kicks off at midday on Thursday, April 17, runs through the whole weekend and ends on Easter Monday – or when the beer runs out!

There will be more than 40 different real ales and local ciders on offer for punters to try, and taking centre stage will the beers from the pub’s award-winning in-house microbrewery, Aylesbury Brewhouse.

Drinkers can also sup on guest ales from Vale Brewery, which owns the pub, and other beers from as far afield as Cornwall, Norfolk, and Northumberland as well as craft beers from London.

There is Meet The Brewer session at 3pm on Saturday, April 19, where you can chat to Aylesbury Brewhouse’s head brewer Hayden Overton, and Dave Renton, head brewer at Vale Brewery, about how beer is brewed, why it tastes so great, and what makes their breweries different.

Aylesbury Brewhouse’s sales manager Alex Smith said: “It’s a great way to for real ale drinkers, and those interested in brewing, to find out more about their pint, and try something new from our microbrewery.

“We brew limited edition beers. Apart from our headline beer Pure Gold, we only brew each recipe once, meaning that you’ll be guaranteed to get a brand new beer you’ve never tried at the festival, or have the last chance to try a beer before it runs out!”

Home cooked food will be served throughout the weekend from the Hop Pole kitchen, and families are welcomed as soft drinks will also be available.

For more, visit www.villagepubintown.com, call the pub on 01296 482129 or find both The Hop Pole and Aylesbury Brewhouse on Facebook and Twitter.




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