This week sees the return of the Leyton Orient supporters association’s Piglet beer festival, a 30 beer and 4 cider/perry affair. As they have helpfully sent me their beer menu in advance, it can be found here. The festival opens at 5pm on Thursday 8th November.
The Leyton Technical is one of Antic Pub Co‘s latest ventures in East London. A “pop up” pub in a disused corner of Leyton’s municipal offices, it opened just in time for the opening ceremony. With a brief gap between the games letting me off the shift working, I managed to nip in an Friday 17th and take a look.
Yes! The Piglet beer festival is back at Leyton Orient – until 11pm tomorrow that is. Many beers, seemingly mostly from smaller breweries such as Atomic (Rugby), Brodies (Leyton), and Marble (Manchester).
It was much busier tonight than previous – sounds like the news of the Orient is starting to spread!
This weekend saw Brodies bring out a Ginger Beer at the William IV. As I happened to need to pass though, I thought it was worth popping in and giving it a go.
Verdict – you could very much taste root ginger. It’s quite a light drink with the bitterness being noticably ‘hoppy’, not really knowing, I’d guess towards the Amerilla variety. Very fresh and tasty – I’d say probably more of a spring / summer drink actually, I think it could be a great refresher for a hot summers day!
As the cask went on today (05/02/2011), I’d say it will still be around tomorrow and maybe Monday. £2/pint.
This week I’ve had this message through the ELAC mailing list…
At present the Club at the Leyton Orient opens on Thursday nights, the Club opening at 6pm, when there is a home game on the following Saturday.
The Club has Thursday ale nights coming up as follows:
- 18th November
- 2nd December
- 16th December
- 23rd December – this one opens at 5pm, and features the Mighty Oak Xmas selection of beers
I look forward to seeing you there!