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Autumn Ale Festival

Posted on Fri 18 Sep 2015
Ale pumps on bar

To coincide with the start of Bristol Beer Week (19-26 Sept), our Autumn Ale Festival gets underway so why not join us in our Café/Bar to celebrate a wealth of real ales and craft beers from the South West and across the world?

Over the next couple of months we'll have at least eight cask or keg real ales on at any one time for you to try. And don't worry, they'll be changing regularly so you'll have ample opportunity to experiment and broaden your ale horizons.

James Taljaard, General Manager of Watershed says:

With the growing popularity of ales and an appreciation of the craftsmanship involved in the art of brewing this is a great opportunity to explore and celebrate the wonderful world of real ale and showcase our local suppliers best brews.

The festival will feature some of the finest tipples from a whole host of local brewers including Gem and Dark side (Bath Ales); Hakka, Zeus and Rare Breed (Butcombe Brewery); Tribute and Big Job (St Austell); Flame (New Bristol Brewery); Milk Stout (Bristol Beer Factory) as well as Blue Sky Drinking (Arbor Ales). 

No pint of ale is complete without an array of traditional bar snacks to accompany them and our chefs will be cooking up a special range of tasty snacks to complement the ales on offer. Ranging from such delicacies as freshly made sausage rolls and scotch eggs to snacking beef and chorizo bombs courtesy of our friends at The MEAT Merchants.

Also, on Wed 23 Sept from 19:00 we'll be hosting a Meet the Brewer event with Stuart Howe, master brewer at Butcombe Brewery. Stuart is one of the leading brewers and innovators in the industry (he's the man behind the original Doombar recipe that saw the beer surge to become the country's best-selling ale) and at this special event you'll be able to sample Stuart's lovely ale as well as learn some of the secrets of the brewing trade.

With a 10% discount available on all of the ales throughout the festival for CAMRA members and students (Plus 10% discount for Bristol Beer Week T-shirt wearers during Bristol Beer Week), why not join us and embrace the onset of Autumn with a good brew and a snack to warm the cockles as the colder nights begin to set in?