23rd-27th August – Real British Cider Festival 2012 (London) Preview

Address: The Alma, 59 Newington Green Rd, Newington Green, London, N1 4QU (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 23rd August: 4:30pm-11pm (Free)
Fri 24th August: 4:30pm-12am (Free)
Sat 25th August: 12pm-12am (Free)
Sun 26th August: 12pm-10:30pm (Free)
Mon 27th August: 4:30pm-11pm (Free)

Tickets: N/A

Ciders/Perries: 20 different ciders/perries will be available

Blaengawney Farm Cider – Wales
1 .Blaengawney Limited edition – Whisky cask – Med Dry – 7%
A medium dry cider fermented in whisky barrels. Great cider for the connoisseur.
2. Blaengawney Limited edition – Rum cask – Med Sweet – 6%
A medium sweet cider aged in Rum casks and blended with this year’s new juice.
3. Blindfold- Medium – 6%
Our most popular draught cider, medium with full fruit flavour and a citrus finish.

Palmers Upland Cider – Wales
4. Rubber Chicken – Dry- 7.5%
Crisp dry cider
5. Cheecky Jackdaw – Dry- 7.2%
Double award winning full bodied dry.
6. Ty Du- Sweet – 7.2%
Well balanced sweet cider

Hecks Traditional Farmhouse Cider – Somerset
7. Kingston Black – Medium – 7%
A medium single variety cider made from Kingston Black apples grown in the Glastonbury area. One of our best sellers. Clear still cider.
8. Blakeney Red Perry – Medium Sweet – 6%
Perry made from Blakeney Red Perry pears.
9.Port Wine of Glastonbury – Medium Sweet – 6.5%
A medium, single variety cider made from Port of Wine Glastonbury apples, grown in the shadow of Glastonbury Tor. Matured in red wine oak cask giving a distinctive red colour. Hecks are the only cider producer using this apple in England.
10. Vintage Cider- Sweet – 6.5%
A sweet blend of 5 varieties of vintage apples.

Springfield Cider – Wales
11. Wobbly Monk – Medium – 7.1%
A fruity medium cider with a strong finish. It includes a higher percentage of Dabinett.

Mr Whitehead’s Cider – Hampshire
12. Newton’s Discovery – Dry – 3.8%
A cloudy dry cider with good flavour despite being of a lower strength.
13. Heart of Hampshire – Med/ Dry – 6%
Multi award winning cider. Can be favourably compared to a light, dry white wine. Easy drinking.
14. Equinox – Medium – 4.5%
Light and easy drinking, Equinox is a thirst quenching summer tipple with both dry and sweet qualities, and a strength that makes it an excellent session cider.
15. Cirrus Minor – Sweet – 5%
A blend of 3 varieties: Spartan, Bramley and Yarlington Mill. This blend has a deeper colour and complex flavours.
16. Midnight Special – Med/ Dry – 5%
A natural Perry made with a blend of pears. This “pear cider” has a pleasant pear aroma and subtle but full bodied taste, with a deep straw colour.

Weston’s Cider- Herefordshire
17. Bounds Brand Scrumpy – Dry – 4.8%
A crisp, dry, fruity, traditional, cloudy Scrumpy cider.
18. Traditional Scrumpy – Med/ Dry – 6%
A hearty and wholesome cloudy cider. Sufficiently strong to satisfy but not too sweet to smother the mature flavour of traditional bittersweet apples.
19. First Quality Draught – Med/ Dry – 5%
A clear bright still cider with a smooth, well-balanced fruity flavour and clean apple finish.
20. Country Perry – Medium – 4.5%
Made from Perry pears and fully matured in old oak vats to develop its strength and traditional character.

Pint £3.70 Half £1.85 Discount for CAMRA Members.

Food: Food Matching all weekend

Entertainment: Traditional Irish (Acoustic) Music session 8pm on Saturday 25th


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