Archive for March, 2009

The world’s largest toast!!

Posted in Beer Events on March 25, 2009 by RattleNHumBar

camralogoOn April 11th at 2pm over 6,000 venues across the UK will try to smash the World Record for the Largest Toast. The current record stands at 485,000 people.

WE NEED YOU!  Raise a pint of cask ale at Rattle ‘N’ Hum . LETS BREAK THE RECORD!

Casks available that day are: Westerham ‘Grasshopper Bitter’, Hook Norton ‘Hooky Gold’ & Ridgeway ‘Foreign Export Stout’

We will also have a special release from Sixpoint on cask. 

The landmark event is part of a week long festival, National Cask Ale Week, which takes place from April 6-13 across the pond. Here at Rattle ‘N’ Hum we a celebrating the event for the whole month of April with four casks on at all times from England.


April is English Cask Ale Appreciation Month

Posted in Beer Events on March 21, 2009 by RattleNHumBar

british-caskHere are most of the brews that will be at the cask bar over the month:

  1. Westerham brewery ‘Finchcocks Original’
  2. Westerham brewery ‘Grasshopper Kentish Bitter’
  3. Westerham brewery ‘British Bulldog’ 
  4. Westerham brewery ‘Black Eagle Special Ale’
  5. Hook Noton brewery ‘Hooky Gold’
  6. Hook Norton brewery ‘Old Hooky’
  7. Hook Norton brewery ‘Hooky Bitter’
  8. Hook Norton brewery ‘First Light’
  9. Ridgeway brewery ‘Foreign export stout’
  10. Ridgeway brewery ‘Ivanhoe pale ale’
  11. Ridgeway brewery ‘Organic’
  12. Wye Valley ‘Dorothy Goodbody’s Stout’
  13. Thornbridge ‘Jaipur IPA’
  14. Westerham ‘Freedom Ale’
  15. Ridgeway  ‘Oxfordshire Blue’

‘Who’s the best fest’ USA v Belgium

Posted in Beer Events on March 20, 2009 by RattleNHumBar

whosthebestfestWell its coming close to this great event, the 1st annual ‘Who’s the best fest’

It is simply some of the best Belgian beers available in NYC against some  of American – Belgian style brews. The list is so far at 48 different brews:

Belgium :

  1. Pico Brouerij —Alvinne kerasus, Gaspar, Melchoir, Balthazaar. (1st time together)
  2. Brouerij De Regenboog — Wostyntje, ‘tSmisje Catherine The Great’
  3. Brouerij Strubbe Double Triple, Grand Cru
  4. Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles — La Rulles
  5. Brasserie Lefebvre SA — Blanche de Bruxelles
  6. Brouwerij Huyghe — Delirium Nocturnum, Tremens
  7. Brouerij de Bosteels — Kwak, Triple Karmeliet
  8. Brouwerij Het Anker — Gouden Carolous Ambrio, Classic, Emperor and Triple
  9. Brouerij Van Honsebrouck — Brigand, Kasteel Dark, Triple
  10. Gruut — Amber & Wit
  11. St. Feuillien — Brune, Triple and Saison
  12. Urthel — Hop It, Samaranth
  13. Brouerij de Glazen Toren — Ondineke
  14. Brouerij Van Steenberge — Gulden Draak, Piraat
  15. Palm — Steenbrugge Blanche
  16. Bavik — Petrus Pilsner
  17. Lindemans – Framboise

USA Belgian Style so far:

  1. Ommegang: Rare Vos, Abbey, 3 Philosophers, Hennipen
  2. The Bruery: Black Orchard, White Orchard, Saison De Lente
  3. Green Flash: Grand Cru, Tripple, Le Freak
  4. Allagash: Black, White, Four, Triple, Curieux, Dubbel, Fedelta
  5. Smuttynose: Gravitation, Farmhouse
  6. Troegs: Mad Elf
  7. Weyerbacher: Muse
  8. Sixpoint: Belgian Rye IPA, Express
  9. North Coast: Brother Thelonious
  10. Harpoon: Quad
  11. Sly Fox: Saison Vos, Incubus, Renard D’or
  12. Legacy: Euphoria
  13. Kelso: St. Gowanas
  14. Captain Lawrence: Liquid Gold
  15. RR ‘Damnation’ 
  16. Surprise……..

All beers will be available in 3.5 oz pours, pricing will be between $3 – $5

All beers will be rotated, in no particular order. Score, note and tasting sheets will be available everyday.

Beer Stlyes Session 3: Stouts. 3/23

Posted in Beer Events on March 11, 2009 by RattleNHumBar


beermenuslogoStouts. Often falsely thought to be heavier, more filling, and stronger in alcohol than other beers. We encourage you to get over your fear of dark beer and try our 8 favorite stouts that represent the full spectrum of stouts available. From Milk Stout to Chocolate Stout, Russian Imperial Stout to Belgian-style Stout, Oatmeal Stout to Oaked-Stout, and maybe a Coffee Stout.

The selection of stouts will introduce you to the wide variety of stouts available.

For this event we will also be privileged to have Chris Sheehan, brewmaster of Chelsea Brewing Company, on hand to discuss in further detail what makes stouts so great.


Join Will Stephens, co-founder of and Maggie Fuller, graduate of the UC Davis Master Brewers program and founder of Beer Ethos for a discussion of stouts and drink their eight favorite examples of the style.

English Cask Ale Appreciation Month

Posted in Beer Events on March 4, 2009 by RattleNHumBar

Alex Hall & Rattle ‘N’ Hum team up again to present: Cask appreciation month!

April is Cask Ale appreciation month at Rattle ‘N’ Hum featuring cask brews from Westerham, Hook Norton, Ridgeway, Oakham, Thornbridge, Burton Bridge, Wye Valley and many more English Casks. 
There will also be an impressive line up from breweries from the US of A!