Went into Oxford on Saturday (23rd) mostly to see the new Michel Gondry film ‘Be Kind Rewind’ which is not the screwball comedy implied by the trailer as much as it’s a soft-hearted romantic look at the strength of communities and the power of something personal over something polished and professional and mass produced.
Anyway, ducked into the Madding Crowd while waiting for movie to start and tried another four new ales:
By far the best was Oakham’s Inferno a beautifuly pale beer with a light crisp fruit flavour and dry finish.
North Cotswold Brewery Cockles of Your Heart
Vale Brewery Hadda’s Winter Solstice
Frog Island Shoemaker (This brewery has one of the worst websites I’ve seen for a long time, wonder if they’d give me free beer for help improving it?!)