Jon Edger, Castle Rock’s brewery manager with Rob Appleton, Neon Raptor’s senior brewer
So, you may have seen it sneaking around some local bars already. But, we wanted to officially drop the news about our recent collab with local legends, Neon Raptor.
Hailing from, well, just around the corner, Neon Raptor have been creating some amazingly tasty brews since their humble beginnings in 2015, when they entered, and won, the BrewDog Nottingham homebrew contest. If you tried their collaboration with Vault City ‘Centaur Skies’ at our Yard Party, you’ll know exactly what we’re on about!
For this beer we decided to go for a West Coast pale with bold assertive flavours, packed with Chinook, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. In balance, there’s a sweet backdrop of robust flavours from the Golden Promise and Vienna malts. With the bitterness you’d expect from a West Coast pale, Cabazon also packs subtle notes of gooseberry, grapefruit and pine, with a sweet biscuity finish.
Pouring in our pubs locally and further afield, be sure to catch this beast of a beer before it goes extinct!
Tom Ainsley, Neon Raptor owner and director with Dave Wroe, Neon Raptor Taproom manager
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‘Griff’- Celebrating Graham Griffiths and the Masters Hockey World Cup!
Castle Rock has long enjoyed paying tribute to local and regional legends by brewing a beer in their name. Griff follows a long line of local luminaries including Bendigo, Harry Wheatcroft and Alan Sillitoe. With the Masters Hockey World Cup around the corner, the timing was perfect to honour Nottingham hero, Graham Griffiths.
We’re Pouring at the Festival of Food & Drink
Clumber Park, if you've not been, is an absolute gem of an outdoor space. It sits on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire, near Workshop, and is a picturesque country park spanning over 3800 acres. And now there's a great opportunity to enjoy Clumber Park to the fullest, with their much-loved Food and Drink Festival!
We’re pouring at the Arboretum Beer Festival!
Castle Rock will be pouring their beers at this summer's Arboretum Beer Festival 2022!
Castle Rock 10K Run
Running and beer. Not two things you'd normally put together. Certainly not at the same time! But, when you think about it, what better way to finish a race? At least, we think so. Well, if you agree, you're in luck. Ready from that moment you cross the line, you'll be able to choose a number of favourites from our core beers to quench your thirst! The event is a fun and friendly event, welcoming runners of all abilities to join in: Friday 19th August, 7pm @ University Park, Nottingham Find out more and sign up here.
Three More Wins for Castle Rock at SIBA’s Regional Awards
Castle Rock takes three more wins at the SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards 2022. Oatmeal Stout, new to Castle Rock's permanent range, receives a Bronze in the Cask British Dark Beer category, after winning Gold at the Nationals in can earlier this year. Army of Me also receives a Bronze in the Cask Session Pale Ale, while In Bloom takes a Silver in the Cask Pale Ales.
Nottingham Craft Beer Week
Nottingham Craft Beer Week. For those who love beer and good times, you don’t want to miss this. This week-long celebration is just around the corner, bringing together over 30 of the best breweries and venues from Nottingham and nearby. From Bang the Elephant to Black Iris, Totally Brewed, Magpie and of course, us at Castle Rock Brewery, there’s going to be an amazing selection of beer for all tastes!