|CAMRA awards on display inside the Nag's Head, Reading|
|L to R: Ted, Jody (Nag's Head), Gazza, Tom (Hopcraft Brewing)|
|Gazza can be spotted in the background with a glass!|
|Sucker Punch pumpclip and a pint of Hop Secret 4|
Other beers on handpump (above) included Simcoe Plus (5.4% ABV) very pale with clementine marmalade flavours, Cruxshadow (4.9% ABV), a dark and smoky winter brew and The Boss a golden ale featuring multi-layered hops and bitterness. The pumpclip for (Spring - Steel's) The Boss shows the Pixie Spring logo at the top and 'A collaboration with Steel City Brewing' at the base. The post for 31 October 2013 on the Hopcraft Brewing blog mentions that The Boss was a collab between Tom and Gazza in the Wheatsheaf cellar and started off this whole brewery business!
Gazza's posts in the Hopcraft Brewing blog are well worth reading as they give the full story of the initial set up of the brewery as well as details of the beers that have been brewed. Navigate using the 'Older Posts' at the bottom of each page to find the earliest post 'Welcome to our World' on 27 October 2012, if you are interested in the full story of constructing a brewery from scratch.
|Hopcraft Gazza (front left), Nag's Head Jody (back centre) and staff|
A map and details of the beers and ciders currently available at the pub: www.nagsheadreading.co.uk