Saturday, July 14, 2012

Reasons to be Beerful: Part Two....

I was wondering yesterday evening who would come with me to the mini beer fest in TJ's Rugby club (replacing the cancelled one in the marquee) when in walked my son about 8-30 last night. In a flash it came to me. He's 18 now so about time he was introduced to the delights of a real pint. A quick spruce up, change of shirt and off we went down to the clubhouse walking, obviously, right across Tonbridge in search of hop heaven. Well I'm not sure we found it with our first two choices of Shere Drop, a best bitter by Surrey Hills Brewery, or the very flowery, but lovely, Foundry Man's Gold. We did get pretty close though with our last choice of Hopspur, described in the programme as 4.5% Premium Bitters- Amber ale, citrus fruit, chewy biscuit sticky sweetness. A right treat for your taste buds is how I'd descibe it. The mini festival continues today at the club with a further choice of beers available. Think I might just be stopping off there on my way home this evening!...

2 comments:

Paul Bailey said...

I spent Saturday afternoon at TJ's Rugby Club, and the place was buzzing with people all enjoying some excellent ales in the bright and modern clubhouse.

Best beer I sampled was without doubt Dark Star Revelation, with Sambrooks Porter a respectable second.

More about the event on my own blog, but a grateful thanks to all the volunteers from the rugby club who worked tirelessly to salvage something from the disappointment of the flood, and make this mini-festival such an enjoyable experience.

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