Timothy Taylor Landlord Bitter 4.3% ABV and Sambrook's Wandle 3.8% ABV as our two main real ales. Taylor is a great Ale and I think I'm correct in claiming that it has won more awards than any other real ale. Wandle is a locally produced ale. Its brewed in Battersea by Sambrooks Brewery who have have only been brewing for 2yrs now. Both are great ales and will remain remain as our main offering on hand pump.
We are now expanding our Real Ale offering by serving 2 guest ales directly from the cask. We are very keen to support locally produced ales and have been a member of CAMRA's LocAle scheme for well over a year now. So one of these ales will always be sourced from a local supplier - thats a brewer who is based within 30 miles of London. The craft brewing industry is booming in London and the South East with new brewers opening up almost every month or so it seems so there's great variety out there!
Right now we have two local guest beers - Urban Dusk 4.6% ABV which is a lovely deep ruby bitter and Redemption Pale Ale 3.6% which is a great fresh tasting pale ale. Both are from Redemption brewery who are based up in Tottenham, near Ikea in fact!
The second guest spot will go to beers sourced from the rest of the UK. Sometimes it will be a big name like Hob Goblin and sometimes it will be something are bit harder to find in London. Either way they'll be great beers.
So keep an eye on the site to see what we have coming in and even better come on down and try them out!
If you have any suggestion for guest ales we should try out drop us email via the website www.thecharlottedespard.co.uk.
Cheers for now