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Great range of ale in the Hamlet bar on Saturday

Great range of ale in the Hamlet bar on Saturday

Mishi Morath7 Aug 2014 - 12:44
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Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust board members Jack Bagnall & Duncan Hart have been liasing with Bar Manager Stephan Robinson to widen our beer range

Local beer and local football at Dulwich Hamlet

Here Duncan Hart tells us what beers will be available behind the bar for the Harrow Borough match on Saturday, and the about the growth of local ales in the area:

Brewing in London has been through a renaissance in the last few years. The departure of Young’s of Wandsworth in 2006 was a nadir for real ale in the Capital, but the revival since then has exceeded all but the most enthusiastic CAMRA member’s dreams.

A short walk from Champion Hill will take you to several excellent new breweries in Peckham, Dulwich, Herne Hill and Brixton. This has not gone unnoticed by Dulwich Hamlet’s new bar manager - Stephan Robinson. He has worked with the fans to ensure that our supporters during the pre-season games have enjoyed real ale from Peckham’s Brick Brewery and East Dulwich’s Clarkshaws. The beer has been served from on top of the bar by gravity, with no interference from other chemicals or carbon dioxide. It is just freshly brewed beer, which has travelled no more than a few miles from being made to being consumed by our enthusiastic fans.

The Clarkshaws beer was so popular during our game on Tuesday night that it sold out by half time. Edgar K’Ale would have been proud of all your efforts! We have taken this into account, and will be doubling our order for Saturday’s opening home game versus Harrow Borough. We will be serving Clarkshaw’s ‘Gorgon’s Alive’ again, and we will also have ‘Dawns Early Light’ from Late Knights Brewery in Penge. In fact with the Edgar reference...wouldn't it be great if one of the local breweries decided to make a special 'Kail Ale' to be sold at Champion Hill? Who knows...if any of them read this....

Several other breweries have taken off just three train stops from Champion Hill, on what has become known as the Bermondsey mile. We hope to announce soon an exciting innovation featuring one of these breweries, which will partly address the long bar queues that some fans had to endure during our popular pre-season game versus Crystal Palace.

So get down to your club bar early and enjoy some of the excellent locally sourced real ale – a snip at £3.20 a pint (prices may vary depending on the ale sourced). You can also nip down to the tea bar and get a traditional pie or perhaps upgrade to a confit duck brioche!? An improved wine selection, Spitfire, Hamlet lager, Guinness, spirits and soft drinks are also available. Remember, all profits from the food and drink go directly to support the football club, so why would you want to drink anywhere else?

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