What’s on in the Reading area beer scene between Friday 1st October 2021 and Thursday 7th October. That’s right – it’s October, the weather is turning, and you really want to be finding somewhere nice and warm to have a few beers (in a COVID safe way of course). If you have updates or want your nice warm COVID safe event be added, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Double Barrelled Taproom
This week’s new beer – Index & Match, an American Pale Ale
Friday: 5pm – 8:30 pm. Chilli by Spotty Badger. Walk in only
Saturday: 12pm – 8:30 pm. Chicken and Cauliflower wings by Wings N Tingz. Walk in only.
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Chicken and Cauliflower wings by Wings N Tingz. Walk in only.
Sunday: 6pm Mates Rates Comedy at the taproom. Tickets here
Thursday: 7pm – Beer and Yoga
Friday: 12pm-6pm. Reservations advised
Saturday 12pm – 6pm. Reservations advised
Loddon Tap Yard
Friday: 9am-11pm. Reservations possible
Saturday: 10am-11pm. Reservations possible
Sunday: 10am-6pm. Reservations possible
Tuesday 9am-7pm. Reservations possible
Wednesday 9am-7pm. Reservations possible
Thursday 9am-7pm. Reservations possible
Siren Tap Yard
Friday: noon-10pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Saturday noon-10pm. Artisan Kebabs by Brink & Babs. Reservations possible
Sunday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Wednesday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk in only
Thursday noon-11pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk in only
The Haunt at Phantom
Lager fans can rejoice as Phantom release their latest Feistbier.
Friday: 3pm-10pm. Walk in only
Saturday 1pm-10pm Rocktober fest in the Neon Bar (tickets only). Walk in to the Haunt bar
Sunday 1pm-6pm. Walk in only. Featuring Games by Reading Board Gamers
West Berkshire Brewery
Friday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-9. Reservations possible
Saturday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Sunday: noon – 9pm. Food by WBB 12-7. Reservations possible
Monday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Tuesday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Wednesday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Thursday noon – 11pm. Good Old Boys Club meeting from 6:30pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Pub special events
The Castle Tap
Saturday: 7pm – Live music from Alder Skanker, Plonk, Indigo Child and Personal Issue
The Fox & Hounds
Wednesday: 7:30pm – Pub quiz
Thursday – Tap takeover by Turning Point
The Nags Head
The Nags Head are back with their charity pub quiz on Sunday night, in aid of the amazing Launchpad.
Sunday: 3pm – 6pm. Bloody Mary Contest. All entries welcome
Other events in the local beer scene
Ascot Beer Festival
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October, 160 different beers, ciders and perries, including some festival specials. Dress smart apparently!
Darlings of the local beer scene, Dolphin Brewery are releasing two new beers at Reading Farmers Market on Saturday morning from 8:30am with a coffee stout and a blackcurrant sour/saison blend
Oktoberfest in a car park
Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th October: Once again Hills Meadow car park is turned into something that almost resembles a Bavarian beer tent. Tickets here
A preview of some future events you’ll want to get tickets for before they all go
Are you listening? Festival
Not strictly a beer event, but it does take place in Face Bar, Milk, The Oakford, Purple Turtle (as well as some non-pubs), and it’s all in aid of charity. The best music festival in Reading is on the 9th October, and tickets are still available.
Siren Book Signing
Saturday 9th Oct: 2pm – Jonny Garrett signs his new book, and get a free sample of 8.6% Barley Wine – Light In The Dark. Free tickets here.
Phantom Beer Run
Saturday 17th October: If you like both running and drinking beer, there are limited tickets left for the Phantom Beer Run.
Phantom 2nd Birthday
Saturday 30th October: Phantom 2nd birthday party. Tickets available now.