ALE No. 306: 29th Cambridge Beer Festival : The Foreign Beer Bar

ALE No. 306: 29th Cambridge Beer Festival

[Barrel men rowing]

The Foreign Beer Bar

Welcome to this, our fourth Foreign Bar at the Cambridge Beer Festival. There have been quite a few changes in the beer range this year, in particular we have more draught beer than last year.

As well as the old favourites, such as Orval, Rochefort, Schnieder Weisse and Augustiner Helles, some other beers new to the bar are well worth trying. We have two Kolsch beers (from Cologne in Germany) - although they look and taste like a lagered beer, they are in fact ales, being top-fermented.

We are also featuring two German Alt beers for the first time, as well as a couple of Northern French beers and our first ever Czech beer.

Also this year, a little bar within a bar - Lambic Monster's Gueuze Bar - features the best Gueuze beers available.

Please do experiment by trying different beers, and feel free to ask for a copy of the Foreign Beer Bar Programme.

Now for the bad bit, the Bar Rules to be obeyed please.

  1. No drinking from the bottle.
  2. Bottles do not leave the bar opened.
  3. Enjoy yourselves!
If you have any questions, and we are not busy, then please ask. The staff like talking about beer!

On Friday lunchtime there is an Introduction to Belgian Beer tasting session. For tickets and information, please ask at the Foreign Beer bar.

If you find some beers you like, you can get them in Cambridge. Just visit the Jug and Firkin (Bacchanalia) in Mill Road. If he doesn't have what you want in stock, he might be able to get it for you.

Also, if you are visiting the Low Countries or Amsterdam in the near future, please check out the Products stand for Tim Webb's Guide to Belgium and Holland, and Hugh Shipman's Serious Drinkers Guide to Amsterdam. There is also a CAMRA guide to Northern France.

Happy drinking!
Lambic Monster

Further reading: Lambic Monster in the Low Countries and the follow-up info there.

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