The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Hop Union ((Previously GWB) - Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage - 4%

Maiden Voyage

Hop Union ((Previously GWB)

4% abv

A tasty traditional English amber made with an old London ale yeast strain. Amber in colour, fruity with slightly nutty, caramel undertones followed by a bitter-sweet finish. Our first beer, our maiden voyage.

Craft Keg Available

Wild Weather - A World About To Dawn

A World About To Dawn - 7.8%

A World About To Dawn

Wild Weather

7.8% abv

A light amber version of the traditional German 'Bock' beer with a smooth malt profile and crisp dry finish.

Queer - Fight Like Hell

Fight Like Hell - 8%

Fight Like Hell


8% abv

Fight Like Hell is based on the recipe for Existence As A Radical Act, our core pale. To us, Existence represents that in a hostile society, simply existing as a trans person is a radical act of defiance. In the face of such sustained transphobia throughout the world—and here in the UK—we must all fight like hell for all trans people, in particular trans people of colour. A proportion of profits from this beer will be split between trans-focussed and -led charities.

Siren - Castilian Lemon & Honey Cheescake

Castilian Lemon & Honey Cheescake - 6.2%

Castilian Lemon & Honey Cheescake


6.2% abv

Castilian lemon juice and zest combine with a trio of lemony new world hops in this dessert inspired IPA. Our citrus symphony layers upon a beautiful biscuity base, with drizzles of indulgent honey sweetness and a sprinkling of sea salt. The beer has a refreshing sourness and drinks with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Brewpoint (Wells & Co) - Ink Well

Ink Well - 5.2%

Ink Well

Brewpoint (Wells & Co)

5.2% abv

A full-bodied oatmeal stout showcasing flavours of dark chocolate, rich caramel and fresh espresso. The finish is sweet with low bitterness and a creamy smooth texture. It's almost too good to drink. Hops: Admiral and Fuggles.

Electric Bear - Can We Take A Picture Yet

Can We Take A Picture Yet - 6.8%

Can We Take A Picture Yet

Electric Bear

6.8% abv

This red rye IPA is malty, spicy and, with notes of marmalade, just like Mother used to make. Brewed in collaboration with our Scottish friends, Arran Brewery. Vegan friendly.

Ciders & Perries Available

Harry's - Dirty Harry's

Dirty Harry's - 4%

Dirty Harry's


4% abv

Traditional cider base with the addition of fresh raspberries and blackcurrants. A very refreshing combination, makes it a popular choice whatever the weather.

Coming Soon

Wild Weather - It's Knuckle Puck Time

It's Knuckle Puck Time - 8.2% (keg)

It's Knuckle Puck Time (keg)

Wild Weather

8.2% abv

A Double Dry Hopped Sorachi New England DIPA. Sorachi is one of the most flavour full and aromatic punching hops on the planet. This beer is loaded several times over with Sorachi to the absolute max. Sorachi lovers will say yes please! Others should think carefully as they may well find it is just too hoppy! Don't say you weren't warned! Good luck people!!

Also Available

Foreign Keg

Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Gold 5.5%


Bittersweet German lager

Paulaner Hefe-Weibier 5.5%


German wheat beer

Liefmans Kriek Brut 6.0%


Belgian cherry beer

Paulaner Hefe-Weibier Dunkel 5.3%


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Westmalle Dubbel

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The Castle Tap is in the Reading & Mid-Berks CAMRA branch area.