As you can guess, a beer festival isn’t the kind of place where you can make a lot of notes on the beers you have tried so there isn’t a lot of descriptions for these.
First up was me mis-reading a sign and asking for a Blue Monkey (the first drink choice is always done by a name that gets my attention). This happened to be the brewers name and made me look rather silly. After re-reading the signs I went for 99 Red Baboons. Next was a trip over to the Strong Beers table and a taste of Skullsplitter. At 8.5% its not silly strong but tasted a lot better than some other drinks I’ve had at that percentage (yes Kestral, i’m looking at you, you foul tasting bastard). A quick fire alarm evacuation later and it was back to the Strong Beer table for a Doppelbock. I didn’t get which brewery it was from but it tastes like the Smoked German beer we discovered at Ealing but without the smoked element. From here I can’t remember the order (can’t think why) so it just a list. Given my fondness for porters, Devil’s Dyke Honey Porter was particularly nice. Dave was had purely because of the name. I tried Summer Lightning due to a recommendation by the landlord of The Royal George. XP was nice and refreshing and bought due to its namesake. Pump House Pale Ale’s description said a hint of citrus aroma, thats enough to get me to try it. Same goes for Black Troll. And then we have Rat of Kahn.