Real Ale Weekend 2019
Welcome to ORFC’s (semi) annual
Real Ale Weekend
It’s been a couple of years since the Club has run this popular event. In celebration of its resurgence we have some quality ales on offer, including several award-winning ones. Check out Dark Island Reserve, Boltmaker and Cwtch - all recent CAMRA winners. I wonder if you will agree?
Atlas Brewery’s 3 Sisters is the only returning cask, all the others are new to the Rugby Club’s RAW - some may be available locally in bottles or cans, but there is always something different and special about ale from a cask.
We have a new format for this years RAW, with all 16 cask ales available (until they are finished at least) all the time. We also have a RAW glass with a pint and half-pint line - the idea is that you buy a glass, complete with two tokens. Each token can be traded in for a half-pint of beer.
All casks are set up with its own ancillary bar in the hall end. Tokens and glasses should be purchased through the ‘treasurer’ (not the bar).
Once you have sampled all the casks, never fear the bar also stocks a range of bottled ales, wines and spirits!
Once again Orkney Brewery has agreed to be the main sponsor of the event, a special thanks to Norman. Not forgetting those who have agreed to sponsor the individual ales and help ensure this event is a successful fundraiser for the Club.
There is lots on this weekend with the on-field friendly for the Dragons, and the return leg of the Currie Cup for the guys, both on Saturday. The quiz on Friday night, never mind round three of the 6 nations!
Being a success socially is the other side of the event, which is up to you as players, former players, social members and guests. Get stuck in to the beers and have a good blether to those standing next to you (introduce yourself if you don’t know them!).
Make it a weekend to remember, or maybe it’s a sign of a better weekend if you can’t!
Beer, Sponsors List & Tasting notes - RAW 2019
Directions to our clubhouse