Running until 16 November, the festival will include a rotating range of 13 tasty ales from some of the UK’s most exciting breweries including Red Squirrel’s London Porter, Itchen Valley’s Dark Solstice and Wild Beer Co.’s Scarlet Fever. There will also be a trio of specialist beers created through an experimental ‘Whose Beer Is It Anyway?’ brewing process.
Charged with concocting a trio of ‘improvised brews’, the head brewers from Purity, Brains and Adnam’s drew from three pots, World Cup style, to determine the characteristics of their beers. The pots were marked Style, ABV Range and Hop Region, with each brewery set to unveil their unique creations at the beginning of the festival.
Drinkers and festival-goers will be encouraged to vote for their favourite brew online, with the winner to be announced at the end of the festival and made available for the rest of the winter. The Mitre has also recently launched a new Hop Circle app, offering cask ale fans tasting notes and a variety of rewards and promotions throughout the year.