The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Goldi-hops - 3.9%

Goldi-hops

Bond Brews

3.9% abv

An English style Pale Ale brewed using two blends of malted barley and wheat to provide a light golden hue. While two varieties of hop add a moderate bitterness level and a refreshing hint of citrus on the tongue.

Triple Choc - 4.8%

Triple Choc

Saltaire

4.8% abv

Chocolate malts, real chocolate and chocolate syrups make this stout a real chocolate bomb.

Inntrigue - 4.2%

Inntrigue

Plain

4.2% abv

Light ruby traditional Malty best bitter, slight bitterness at the end. Wonderful to drink but do you know also the best beer you could put in a gravy or a casserole.

Craft Keg available

Export India Porter - 5.8%

Export India Porter

Kernel

5.8% abv

Everything you want from a Porter; Heavy roasted flavours with subtle hints of coffee and a side note of dark fruits such as blackcurrant and prunes. Please note that the ABV varies for this beer but the recipe is the same.

Larapinta Trail - 6%

Larapinta Trail

Elusive

6% abv

Our base West Coast IPA recipe but focusing solely on Australian hops. Enigma and newcomer Eclipse combine to deliver notes of mandarin, zesty citrus peel and pine needles. Expect these flavours to be layered against a balance malt sweetness and firm bitterness, true to the style.

Repetitive Repetitive Beats Beats - 6.2%

Repetitive Repetitive Beats Beats

Double Barrelled

6.2% abv

A remix of one of our favourite recipes, this hazy DDH IPA is all about a 25G/L dry hop of Azacca Cryo, Enigma and Nelson Sauvin bringing low bitterness and notes of sweet tropics.

Hefe-Weissbier - 5.5%

Hefe-Weissbier

Paulaner

5.5% abv

A hazy, glowing deep orange body is topped by a towering white head. The unique Paulaner yeast strain delivers upfront fragrant cloves and citrus notes which refreshingly cut through the satisfying full malt and wheat bready body. A real beauty.

Wit Nail And I - 5.9%

Wit Nail And I

Wild Weather

5.9% abv

A cracking Belgian white ale with wonderful citrus and aromatics bursting out of every sip.This is a massively hopped IPA with Citra, Ekuanot and Jester creating magic with all the Belgian notes.

Pluckin' In The Bushes - 5.7%

Pluckin' In The Bushes

Delphic

5.7% abv

Brewed in collaboration with our local foraging friends, “pluckin’ in the bushes”, is our first fruited sour. Fresh blackberries and raspberries are heavily laden in this beer, hence it’s just a tad purple!

Ciders & Perries available

Sonic Titan - 8.2%

Sonic Titan

Ascension

8.2% abv

Dry, heavy cider. A blend of wild fermented cider and a small amount of juice to round the flavours.

Rhubarb - 4%

Rhubarb

Harry's

4% abv

A medium-sweet delicate and refreshing fruity rhubarb cider, with a hint of nectarine, and vanilla notes coming through at the end. Light pink in colour.

Dabinett 2018 - 7.8%

Dabinett 2018

Ross on Wye

7.8% abv

A keg conditioned cider made from ultra-ripe, late season Dabinett, the king of cider apples, a bittersweet apple that originates in Somerset. This means it has high tannin and high sugar, although in the process of cidermaking, the sugar is converted into alcohol. 2018 was an exceptional year for cider because we had such a hot, sunshine-filled summer. This pushes the sugar levels in the apples up which means we end up with much more alcoholic, much more intensely flavoured cider. Please note abv may vary.

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