Spalding pub staging 17-day real ale festival

The Ivy Wall beer festival ANL-160803-174523001
The Ivy Wall beer festival ANL-160803-174523001

Award-winning beers from the 2015 Great British Beer Festival together with beers from Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, the USA and the Republic of Ireland will be available at The Ivy Wall in Spalding during its beer festival.

In addition the pub in New Road will be serving a host of beers from brewers across the UK, during the festival, which runs from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 27 inclusive.

The pub will be serving up to 25 beers. All the beers will be priced at £2.29 a pint.

The award-winning beers are; Barnsley Bitter (Acorn), Best Bitter (Pheasantry), Boltmaker (Timothy Taylor), Black (Williams), Explorer (Adnams), Darwin’s Origin (Salopian), Ruby Mild (Rudgate), Port Stout (Hanlons), Triple Chocoholic (Saltaire), Revelation (Dark Star) and Plum Porter (Titanic).

The overseas beers are; Bravo Four Point (Devils Backbone, USA), Pacific (Thunder Road, Australia), O’Hara’s JDW Irish Red (Carlow, Republic of Ireland), Amsterdam Blonde (Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Netherlands) and Bibock (Birrifico Italiano, Italy).

Amongst the other beers are; Crafty Fox (Hook Norton), Punk is Dead (Vale), Lazy Dog (Elgoods) and Crimson Rambler (Wharfebank).

The festival will feature new, seasonal and speciality beers, including a chocolate beer, wheat beer, cask lager, fruit porter, rye beer and spiced beer as well as a beer brewed with peated malt.

In addition, many of the beers are available in the pub for the first time, having been brewed exclusively for the festival.

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.

Pub manager, Charlotte Mason, said: “We are promising our customers a superb range of award-winning ales, together with some great beers from overseas and many others from brewers across the UK.

“The festival will be the perfect way for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy a range of excellent beers over 17 days.”

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub.