This year we are reprising our relationship with Lilley's to bring you a fully stocked (35 different types!) cider bar with the always popular Mango Cider as well as Rum Cask, Lemon and Ginger, and Apple and Pear. There's something for everyone.
Cider is the perfect accompaniment to the delicious hog roast, supplied by Lazy Pig (vegetarian options are also available).
We will also have the largest selection of fruit wines this side of Cardiff featuring flavours such as Nettle, Ginger, Sloe, and Elderberry as well as 4 different types of mead.
If this has got you in the mood to try something new, make your way into Rouge Bar and you will not be disappointed!
One Wednesday last week, we made our way over into Cov for the very exciting task (honour) of brewing our very own festival beer with one of the best breweries around - Twisted Barrel.
In their fabulous brand spanking new tap room and brewery we met the lovely assistant brewer Aran who talked us through the process and taught us several fun words such as 'sparging' and 'wort' (not as gross as you're thinking).
We then spent a relaxing morning-afternoon preparing what will almost certainly be the beer of the festival, and, once the tap room opened, sampling some of Twisted Barrel's brews, including a mango sour and a dry hopped sour.
It turns out a large part of brewing is sitting around waiting for things to cool, which suited us just fine. We eventually tore ourselves away leaving the remaining work in the very trustworthy hands of Aran.
If you want to see what we created, come along to the festival - probably on the Thursday night (15th) if you want to avoid disappointment because it is sure to sell out quickly!
It's finally term 2 and you know what that means? No, not copious deadlines, the Warwick University Real Ale Festival is imminent! Get your drinking shoes on because come Thursday of week 6 the finest event of the university calendar will arrived.
From 6-late on the 15th-17th February in the Copper Rooms we will be toasting away those winter blues with the finest selection of beer in the midlands. Come on down for 120 beers, 50+ fruit wines and ciders, and our wonderful selection of international bottle beers.
We are once again collaborating with the fantastic Twisted Barrel brewery in Coventry to make our very own, very exciting, beer along with some TBA collaborations with other local breweries.
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