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12th November 2014

32nd Old Ale Festival Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd November


Now in its fourth decade of beer-based festivals, The White Horse on Parson’s Green will lend its experience and hop know how (not to mention live music and over 50 real ales), to its 32nd annual Old Ale Festival.
Balancing a delicious blend of traditional brews and old ales from breweries small and large, the Old Ale Festival might be in its 32nd year, but remains at the cutting edge of today’s craft beer movement. Beer boffs can expect everything from barley wine, mild, stout, porter, old ale, strong ale, scotch ale and, new for this year, the inclusion of Sambrook’s Russian Imperial Stout, with the brew team on hand to answer all questions from 8.30pm on Friday 21st November.
Highlights such as Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1997, Harvey’s Prince of Denmark, a five year aged cask of O’Hanlons Brewers Reserve and Sambrook’s one year aged No. 5 Barley Wine are sure to keep everyone ‘hoppy’, whilst other breweries including Thornbridge, Siren, Kissingate, Copper Dragon, Adnams, Titanic, Old Dairy and Binghams will represent the best of British brewing.
As well as a bevvy of beer and ale, there will be live music across the three days and The White Horse will be firing up its famous BBQ (weather dependent!), as well as serving its menu of traditional pub classics with a twist.
General Manager, Jez Manterfield says: “I look forward to showcasing some a wealth of breweries and beer styles. This promises to be another weekend to enjoy with live music every day of the festival and some tempting surprises over the three days. We have brought original, never-tried-before brews from all parts of Great Britain togetherwith rarities, bespoke collaborations and some old classics to make what I believe will be out most exciting line up of ales yet.”
The White Horse, 1-3 Parson’s Green, London, SW6  4UL
T: 020 7736 2115 W:
For more information or to arrange a visit over the weekend, please contact Lucy Self at Roche Communications on
Notes to Editors
·      The 32nd Annual Old Ale Festival will take place at The White Horse from Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd November.
·      Guests will have an opportunity to meet the Sambrook’s brewers on Friday 21st November and can enjoy live music throughout the weekend.

·      Justifiably famous for its beer, The White Horse offers an unrivalled range of cask ales and over 100 bottled beers including six of the seven varieties brewed in the monastery of the Trappists; ales such as Pala Santo Marron and Traquair House Ale; stouts including Abstrakt AB:08 and unique blends such as Cantillon St. Lamvinus and Old Crustacean Barley Wine. Also known for its beer and food matching, each dish on the menu has a recommended beer alongside it, and there are regular beer and food matching dinners held in the upstairs dining rooms.

5th Floor (North)
Tennyson House
159-165 Great Portland Street