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Back at last after a pandemic hiatus, the finest week in Nottingham beer is upon us! Join Castle Rock pubs in celebrating Nottingham Craft Beer Week 2021.

Nottingham Craft Beer Week is back for 2021, and it is undoubtedly set to be the most exciting yet. We’ve got lost time to make up for, after all.

This year, we have a host of exciting tap takeovers and beery celebration, including visits from our friends at Attic Brew Co. and Wild Card Brewery.

As always, Nottingham Craft Beer Week will culminate in Nottingham Craft Beer Festival, located in the avenues of Sneinton Market. We will of course be there with a host of exciting new beers for you to try. Keep scrolling for all the info!

 

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NOTTINGHAM CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

 

Brain Wave • 5.4% •  Wild Card x Castle Rock •  Keg

Velvety IPA brewed with pilsner malt and a mixture of flaked and malted oats, with a generous addition of Citra leaf in the hotside and dry hopped with Strata amd Bru. Brewed with our friends at Wild Card.

Storming the Emperor’s Castle – Cognac BA over whole cherries • 13.4% • Castle Rock x Emperor’s Brewery • Keg and very limited bottles

The latest iteration of our double mashed Imperial stout brewed with Darth Damian of Emperor’s Brewery. This version is aged in A.O.P. Cognac barrels for 9 months over whole, late season British cherries.

Tuck Shop • 5% •  Attic Brew Co. x Castle Rock

A rhubarb and custard sour brewed with our friends at Attic Brew Co,.

DIPA: Simcoe, Mosaic • 8.5% •  Castle Rock

Double IPA with big, upfront juicy notes of citrus, tropical fruit and berries.

DDH Pale: Citra • 5% •  Castle Rock

A juicy, soft pale with masses of Citra dry hop. Zesty aroma with grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours in abundance.

Session • 4% • Castle Rock

Our easy-drinking Session, hazy and juicy with a soft bitterness.

 

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CASTLE ROCK EVENTS 

ART OF BEER POSTCARD COLLECTON 

All week long

The Art of Beer has brought out a new set of postcards especially for Nottingham Craft Beer Week. In his classic minimalist style, Seth has illustrated some beloved Nottingham-brewed beers. Each postcard is available at a handful of pubs and bars across the city. View all the information on the Nottingham Craft Beer Week website.

Our own Harvest Pale and Sourlero postcards form part of the set. The former is available to collect from the Bread, the Kean’s, the Poppy and the Strat. The latter can be picked up from the Barley Twist, the Canalhouse, the Embankment, Fox & Grapes, and Rough Trade.

BATTLE OF THE BREWERIES CARD GAME LAUNCH – Canalhouse

Sunday 15th August, 3-8pm SOLD OUT

A new international beer-based card game, launching its inaugural tournament during this week’s Nottingham Craft Beer Week.

SOUR BEER TAP TAKEOVER – Vat and Fiddle

All week long

the Vat and Fiddle is showcasing sour beers, with five kegs and plenty of cans and bottles of sours and goses.

LOCAL BREWERIES SHOWCASE – Bread and Bitter

All week long

A celebration of the best of Nottingham beer, with a showcase of kegs and cask from Nottingham based breweries.

300 BEERS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE, ROGER PROTZ – The Embankment

Wednesday 18th August, 8pm 

The one and only Roger Protz will be joining us at the Embankment for an event centering around ‘300 Beers to Try Before you Die’ and ‘300 More Beers to Try Before you Die’.

WILD CARD TAP TAKEOVER AND MEET THE BREWER – Kean’s Head 

Wednesday 18th August, 6.30pm 

Bringing all their latest beers including Brain Wave, our first Wild Card x Castle Rock collab brew. This is the first chance to try the brewery’s series of collabs with Nottingham brewers, before they launch at the festival.

NORTH BREWING CO. TAP TAKEOVER – Stratford Haven

Thursday 19th August, 5pm 

A takeover from Leeds-based North Brewing Co., featuring an array of beers in different styles, from juicy pales to fruity table beers. Plus their collab with Queer Brewing will be available.

ATTIC BREW CO. TAP TAKEOVER  AND MEET THE BREWER – Canalhouse

Thursday 19th August, 5pm 

FULL BAR TAP TAKEOVER from our wonderful friends at Attic Brew Co., who you can meet and have a chat with over a beer. On offer will be a Helles Lager, a gose, a stout, a small handful of juicy NEIPAs and a barrel aged Imperial bitter.

VERDANT TAP TAKEOVER – Fox & Grapes

Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st August

Verdant takeover the taps at the Fox & Grapes, with some exclusive brews and some giveaways too! They will also be serving food until late during the festival – nom.

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