At last – a normal weekend. Except not completely normal, because it’s Eurovision weekend with special Eurovision events at Phantom, The Greyfriar, and Grumpy Goat. If you have updates or want your event to be added, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This week Double Barrelled have released a 5% West Coast IPA, What’s Your 20? Head along to the taproom to try it out
Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm. Loaded fries by Dirty Snax
Saturday: 1 pm – 10 pm. Pizza by the Cheesiest Pizza Co
Sunday: 1 pm -9 pm Florist Workshop (£12, call 07501 659 675 to book)
Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm: Drag Bingo with Big Jay and Grace Anatomy
It’s getting closer to Elusive’s actual 7th birthday, and as part of that celebration they have released Moonrise cold IPS, brewed in collaboration with Snowmoon Brewing Co. They’ve also just re-released Microball, their Dark Mild. You can book a seat at the taproom if you are going along to try it by calling 0118 9732153 or emailing email@example.com. Or buy it online with a 7% discount with the code SEVEN4SEVEN.
If you are a home brewer, Elusive have also launched their 7th birthday home brewing competition. There’s a £500 prize to be won, but more importantly, the chance to brew a beer in collaboration with the folks at Elusive.
Friday: noon-6 pm
Saturday noon – 8 pm
Loddon Tap Yard
If you want to book a table at Loddon, you can book here if you want to be sure of getting a seat, but in general it’s not needed.
Friday: 9 am-10 pm – Fish and Chips from Proper Takeout
Saturday: 10 am-10 pm. – Street food from Tacito
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm. – Indian street food from Bombayish
Tuesday 9 am-7 pm
Wednesday 9 am-7 pm
Thursday 9 am-7 pm
Siren Tap Yard
If you want to book a table at Siren, contact them here.
Friday: 10 am – 10 pm. Street food by Crumpy’s Smoke Shack
Saturday noon – 10 pm. Food by Demaine Artisan
Sunday noon – 7 pm. Pizza by Siren, and dog walk Sunday at 11 am with 10% off in the tapyard afterwards
Monday noon – 7 pm. Pizza by Siren
Tuesday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren
Wednesday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren.
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren
The Haunt at Phantom
Phantom have a Eurovision party on Saturday, featuring special flights to go with it. They’ve also got a few new beers too – Burried Alive Inside My Dreams, a 5.6% fruity IPA, and Sidewalk Surfing, a 6% fruity IPA.
Friday: 3 pm-10:30 pm. Food by Demaine Artisan
Saturday 1 pm-10:30 pm. Street food by Street Fed and the Eurovision Beer Contest
Sunday 1 pm- 6 pm.
Thursday 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Here’s a selection of interesting things happening in the local pubs this week
The Fox and Hounds
Saturday 4 pm to 6 pm – Take part in Reading Rum Week at the Fox. Tickets here.
Saturday 7 pm – Eurovision song contest event with 2 for 1 cocktails
The Grumpy Goat
Saturday 8 pm to 12:30 am – Eurovision Party. Wear fancy dress for a free 2/3 pint
Sunday noon – Rude Dogs walking group, with 10% off hot drinks and sandwiches on return
Wednesday 7 pm – Meet the brewer with Wilderness and Dolphin breweries
Thursday 7 pm – Wine tasting with the Modest Merchant. Tickets here.
Saturday 8:30 pm – Johnny Marvel’s Acoustic Groove (old school rhythm ‘n’ blues)
A preview of some future events you’ll want to get tickets for before they all go.
Loddon Beer and Beard Festival
Visit the Opies Beard and Moustache Championship at Loddon on the 20th May. Tickets are £6.50 with all profits going to local charity Daisy’s Dream.
Park House Local Drinks Festival
The University are running a festival celebrating local wine, beer, cider, and gin producers. Come along and meet the people behind the drinks and have some food too. Tickets here.
Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival
Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival is back again on the 28th May at Bracknell Rugby Club. Tickets at bracknellalefestival.co.uk.
Twyford Beer Festival
Twyford Beer Festival has been the go-to beer festival in past years with the sad absence of the Reading Beer Festival. It’s sure to be popular again this year, so get your tickets for 8th to 10th June here.
Craft Theory Festival
Craft Theory returns to South Street Arts Center again on the 28th and 29th July, bringing you the beers and the brewers from local, national and international breweries. Tickets here.
Loddon Brewery Oktoberfest
30th September – it’s a long way out, but tickets can go fast, so grab them here.