Keeping it real … Real Ale
Mostly every other Saturday and a few Tuesday nights per season you will find me in the Leyton Orient Supporters Club. Those who don’t know I am involved with the committee there and I am extremely proud of the achievements for the club and for the hard work my fellow committee members put in to gain the CAMRA awards.
I don’t think there is another football club in the country that can claim to have as much involvement with real ale as us, with most Saturdays easily going through hundreds of pints of anything from 12 to 16 different beers throughout the day!
When we are not open for a football related event then it means it is either one of our beer festivals or it is a special one off beer night. Last season Marble Brewery from Manchester took over our bar with a fine selection of beers, Mighty Oak for our yearly Christmas celebrations and also had a night of some of the smaller London brewers. Our next night is a evening full of Brighton Bier, we first had their beer last season and it was an instant hit!
Brighton Bier was set up when three friends combined their beer passion and ambition to put Brighton back on the brewing map.To achieve this they combined the original Brighton Bier Co with specialist cask and craft ale wholesaler WithSoul to bring a business that not only brews beer but also provides people with other great beers around the country.
The Brighton brewers themselves will also be joining us in East London for an evening sampling the following Brighton Biers Thirty Three 3.3%, West Pier 4%, Underdog 4.2%, South Coast 5%, Dealers Choice # 1 (Black IPA) 5.5%, Dealers Choice # 2 5.5%, (Under the) Table Bier 7%, Fall Guy 4.5% (Collaboration beer with Greene King) and Coffee Racer ?%. Coffe Racer being brewed especially for the night, brewed using coffee from Small Batch Coffee in Hove to make a stout that at the moment doesn’t have a definite % as of yet!
The date to put in your diary is Thursday September 25th, the doors open at 5:00pm and the first talk from the brewers will be 6:45pm and again at 8:00pm but they will also be around all night to chat, have a beer and answer any questions. As usual pints are £3 and there will be snacks on the night.
On top of all this we are delighted to say that we are being presented with two awards from CAMRA, the awards won are the East London and City Club of the Year and Greater London Club of the Year. The presentation will be held around 9pm and we hope you are able to come celebrate with us. Keep an eye on www.orientsupports.org, www.lofcsc.wordpress.com and @LOFCSupporters for any updates and more details.