27th Old Ale Festival

What: Beer Festival

When: Saturday - November 28, 2009 @ 12:00PM to Saturday - November 28, 2009 @ Midnight

Where: White Horse, The, London, England, United Kingdom
Great historic-styles celebrated at 27th Old Ale Festival

For the 27th time the White Horse in London's Parson's Green is holding an
Old Ale Festival to celebrate some of the world's greatest beer styles.

The beers on offer at the White Horse's traditional Old Ale Festival during November will be some of the very best examples of historic British beer styles like barley wine, old ale, mild, porter, stout and strong ale.

The event starts on November 27, at 12pm, and runs over three days until the evening of Sunday November 29, with at least 70 beers representing these historic styles from around the world.

Large and small family, regional and microbrewers alike will feature in the White Horse's festival line-up - with such names as Harveys, Fullers, Brew Dog, Goachers, Crown, Nethergate, Ossett and Ascot all being represented.

A special one off brew will make an appearance at this year's festival, after a calibration between the Otley Brewery in Pontypridd and managers Dan Fox and Ben Lockwood. Otley 'Not So', is an old ale in style, without some of the traditional conditioning time, but with a huge hop aroma and a substantial enough 5.5%abv.

Always looking for 'firsts', The White Horse will be featuring cask ale from Italy for the very first time at a pub beer festival, with beers from renowned Italian microbreweries Baladin and Birra del Brogo. This will involve a 'meet the brewer' event from 5pm on the Friday featuring Leonardo Di Vincenzo, and including beers such as Baladin Noel and Birra del Borgo Imperial Pilsner.

Not to be out done by Italy, the USA and Belgium are also adding to the line up with the beers from the Sierra Nevada and Verhaeghe breweries. Sierra Nevada will be serving up delights such as their Imperial Smoked Porter and Celebration, while Verhaeghe will be offering the splendid Duchesse de Bourgogne in cask, as well as their famous Echt Kriekenbier in cask.

Other events are planned throughout the weekend with Morris Dancing from the Hammersmith Morris on Saturday, and live music on the Friday and Saturday nights. The BBQ will be running all weekend - featuring a hog roast - alongside The White Horse's ever popular, traditional daily menu.

Commenting on the event, manager Dan Fox says: "Going in to our 27th Old Ale Festival we hope we've created a beer spectacle with plenty of interest points for beer lovers, and beer novices alike, that will enable everybody to have a thoroughly enjoyable weekend"

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