We had a great bicycle ride and pub crawl around Hitchin last night.

We started off at The Three Moorhens in Hitchin, over to The Red Lion in Hitchin, then to The Strathmore Arms in Saint Paul’s Walden, looped around Whitwell and Preston to finish at The Millstream in Hitchin.

Beautiful weather and a good turnup!

We joined up with Letchwort Round Table for a few pints and pizza at the Garden City Brewery in Letchworth.

We also had the opportunity to get a tour of the facilities and check out their equipment and discuss their process.

About Garden City Brewery:

”We are a very small team and are extremely grateful to friends and family for pitching up with paintbrushes and power tools to help us make our dream of bringing Letchworth breweed-ales to the masses a reality.

We’ve still got a few jobs to do around the place but have been overwhelmed with local support from the outset from our fabulous customers many of whom visit us very regularly to see what’s on offer, have a chat and enjoy a pint of  their favourite new local beer. It’s been a great journey so far and a big thank you to all of them!’

We are at “RAW” (Round Table Away), visiting Tallinn, Estonia for the weekend. A beautiful medieval old city filled with good bars and night clubs. Today, we are all full of bruises after this mornings paintball session.

RAW is now on its third year and we’re hoping to keep up this new tradition. If you’re interested in joining us for our bi-weekly events then drop us a message. Round Table is open for men between 18-45.

We had a cracking Beer Tasting event on the 7th of November at the Hitchin Priory.

We were 21 participants from both Round Table as well as XRT and 41 club. The evening was focused on new beer styles and discussions on how these were made, debunking old beer myths and the dos and donts of beer serving.

The (excellent) beer list was as follows:

Brew by Numbers: Saison 18/07
Origin: London, England
Style: Saison
ABV: 3.5

Cloudwater/Dry & Bitter: Mobile Speaker
Origin: Manchester, England
Style: DIPA
ABV: 8%
Ratebeer: 98%

Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
ABV: 4.5%
RateBeer: 97%

Chorlton: Galaxy Double Sour
Location: Manchester, England
ABV: 7ish
Style: Sour / wild

Wild Beer: Modus Operandi
Location: Westcombe, Somerset, England
Ratebeer: 92%
ABV: 7
Style: Wild Ale or sour brown

Aecht Schlenkerla: Märzen
Origin: Bamberg, Germany
Ratebeer: 96%
ABV 5.1
Style: Smoked beer, Rauchbier

HaandBryggeriet: Batch #1000
Origin: Drammen, Norway
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 10.4%
RateBeer 79%

Siren: Broken Dream Rum & Coffee
Origin: Berkshire, England
RB: 92%
ABV 6.5
Style: Stout

To Øl: Pineapple Express Barrel Aged
Origin: Denmark, Copenhangen
RB 94%
ABV 10%

Alesmith: Speedway Stout
Origin: San Diego, US
RB: 100% (#7 of all beers in the world)
ABV 12%
Style: Stout

41 club trounced Round Table in the 2017 bowls event held at Riverain Bowls club in Hitchin.

The competition started well, but it was clear that 41 club members had been practising since their defeat last year, and took a strong lead after the first few ends.

The event was completed with a meal at the club.