This December, we’re hosting our first ever beer festival, and what a time to have chosen to do it.

2020 has been such a difficult year for the brewing, hospitality and event industry, so as it finally draws to a close, we wanted to try and do something positive.


That brings us to what is probably the UK’s first takeaway specific real ale festival, The ‘I Saved A Brewery’ Festival.

The ‘I Saved A Brewery’ Festival is about two things in particular.

1. Drinking local, award-winning beer over Christmas instead of  cheap global brand lager.

2. Supporting small independant breweries who have had a demoralising year and who desperately need you to keep buying local.

Together we can keep them brewing. Together we can help to not loose them forever.

Together, we can save a brewery.

We hope the festival goes further than just these three days. We want to help continue and encourage people buying locally. It may not the biggest and it may not the most diverse, but if people choose to replicate this all over the UK then collectively we can make a huge difference to what otherwise has been an incredibly tough year.


With over 2,000 pints of award-winning, local real-ale from some of our favourite local breweries including Black Iris, Magpie, Oakham, Castle Rock, Thornbridge, Brewsters and more, we’ll be opening up for 3 days for you to come and get some of the Midlands best beer for Christmas.

After almost a year without seeing our family and friends, what better time to buy locally made, award-winning ale to share and enjoy than Christmas.

Starting December 22nd, chose from over 30 of the best local ales straight from the barrel to enjoy at home during the festive season in one, two or four pint containers.

All real ale is available for takeaway from The Garage in a well ventilated and safe environment, with each pint only £3

Beer selection and tasting notes available to print or see below!


See below our range of breweries for this years festival. Many have options for click and collect and home delivery so please start to order from them directly, or ask them about any real ale takeaway venues they supply (like us!). You can click on their logo to reach their online shops and websites.

Fine Food & Craft Market


Black Iris Brewery

1. Endless Summer – Session IPA – 4.5%


Endless Summer is a Black Iris Brewery stalwart. Hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe to bring you flavours of pineapple and grapefruit, this beer does what it can to trick you into thinking it’s still warm outside…

2. Snake Eyes – Session Pale Ale – 3.8%

Crisp US session pale, citrus bitterness & tropical fruit aroma.

Brewsters Brewery

3. Hophead – Session Pale Bitter – 3.6%

Hophead is a pale, aromatic and hoppy session bitter. Brewster’s have brewed Hophead for over twenty years. In this time this pale, full on hop, low gravity style of beer has become a modern classic.

4. Marquis- 3.8% – Classic English Bitter – 3.8%

Easy drinking and sessionable, this is a well balanced beer with subtle character to keep interest through several pints.

Castle Rock Brewery

5. Echoes – Dry Hop Pale – 4.3%

6. Sound & Vision – Pale Ale – 4.3%

7. SIPA – IDAHO 7, SABRO – Session IPA – 4%

A session beer; designed as a toast to the last of Summer’s warm rays, it pours a hazy sunset yellow-orange colour.

The blend of Sabro and Idaho 7 bring about upfront aromas of grapefruit and tangerine as well as underlying tropical fruit. Smooth, citrusy and juicy with a lovely easy-going finish and the subtle sparkling condition you only get with cask.

Dancing Duck Brewery

8. DCUK – Hoppy Pale – 4.3%

A great aroma and powerful upfront hoppy bitterness give way to an explosion of citrus and pine fl avours. A full on hop attack!

9. 22 – Bitter – 4.3%

A wonderfully balanced best bitter with good malty flavour and dark fruit notes, these are offset by a strong hop with a very clean finish. A great thirst quenching beer for any time of the day.

Grasshopper Brewery

10. Cricket – US Pale – 4.8%

A premium U.S. pale/amber ale featuring Mosaic & Centennial aroma hops. This popular style of American Ale whilst being moderately hopped is not overwhelming. Its suibtle sweetness carries the taste experience through to allow for the appreciateion of the five types of specialty and pale malts. Again a very easy drinking well balanced brew with a clean finish.

11. Devil’s Horse – Creamy Irish Stout – 4.3%

Our full bodied sumptuously creamy Irish Stout. The grain bill for this traditional style includes flasked and roasted barley, crushed oats, chocolate and crystal malts combined with two well known popular hops. Guinness wishes.

 Lenton Lane Brewery

12. 200 Not Out – IPA – 6%

Champion Beer of Nottingham 2020, this juicy, hop monster has all the stone fruit flavours with an incredibly soft award winning finish.

13. Gold Rush – Golden – 4.2%

 Cascade hops provide the superb flavour for this easy drinking golden ale.

14. Atlas – Stout – 4.2%

Oakham Ales

15. Citra – Session IPA – 4.2%

Light gold in colour, bursting with citrus and tropical hope flavours and sensationally refreshing. The original UK Citra! Champion Golden Beer of Great Britain 2019.

16. Bishops Farewell – Golden Ale – 4.6%

A golden, premium beer with a smooth, malty background, rich and fruity hop flavours and a refreshing finish.

First brewed in 1996 in honour of William John “Bishop Bill” Westwood on his retirement as Bishop of Peterborough. Bishops Farewell pioneered the use of the USA sourced Cascade hop – the variety that launched the craft beer revolution. 

17. Green Devil – IPA – 6%

Twice World Champion Cask Beer at the prestigious International Brewing Awards, this contemporary IPA explodes with amazing hop harvest aromas, packs in big tropical and citrus hop flavours before a crisp, refreshing finish.

Double hopped with 100% USA sourced Citra hops. Green Devil is the big brother of our best selling Oakham Citra and very much the beer (a big, high ABV contemporary IPA) that our Brewing Director John Bryan envisaged brewing when he first discovered the Citra hop variety back in 2009.

Magpie Brewery

18. Hoppily Ever After – Blonde/Golden Ale – 3.8%

Pale session ale hopped with British endeavour for a light aromatic and very drinkable flavour. Brewed on a green energy powered brew kit.

19. Raven – Stout – 4.4%

Rich, smooth and packed full of roasted malt flavours and a little sweet smokiness

Shiny Brewery

20. Disco Balls – IPA – 5.3%

(Vegan/Gluten Free)

A big hitting hop-loaded IPA

21. 4 Wood – Best Bitter – 4.5%

(Vegan/Gluten Free)

Our full-bodied English Best Bitter

Shipstones Ales

22. Shipstones Original – Bitter – 3.8%

Shipstone’s Original is brewed from a blend of Fuggles and Goldings hops and tastes better than ever. It is dry, clean and has a wonderful malty body with a traditional bitterness.

23. Shipstones IPA – 5.5%

A true English IPA, more golden than its counterparts, full bodied and well balanced.

24. Gold Star – Pale – 4.2%

A lovey light pale ale, very smooth and easy drinking, hints of citrus but very subtle.


25. Jaipur – IPA – 5.9%

With over 100 worldwide awards, this American style IPA has a complexity of flavours created by a six-dimensional hop experience. Jaipur’s hoppiness builds in the mouth and bursts with powerful citrus fruit flavours, culminating in a remarkably smooth finish and making it a deliciously drinkable IPA.

26. Brother Rabbit – Golden Ale – 4%

Brother Rabbit pours lemon zest in colour with a clean, hoppy aroma. A dry palate, resinous finish and some bitterness make it a great session beer.

27. Crackendale -Citra Pale Ale – 5.2%

Crackendale explodes with a fantastic tropical fruit aroma, giving way to guava and ripe citrus which burst through on the palate with a beautiful sweet and bitter balance.

28. Green Mountain -Hazy Session IPA – 4.3%

A beautiful hazy Vermont session IPA. We generously dry hop with Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops, creating a hugely aromatic and juicy fruit bomb. This product is vegan friendly.

Totally Brewed

29. Slap in the Face – Blonde Ale – 4%

Hoppy blonde ale. Generously hopped with summit and chinook. Refreshing grapefruit and tangerine flavours.

30. Guardians of the Forest – Pale Ale – 3.8%

If you like Citra and Mosaic, you’ll love this beer. Refreshing and fruity with a slight bitterness. It’s an easy drinking session beer, but has the satisfying hop hit of a much stronger ale.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery

31. Cavendish – Blonde Ale – 5%

Cavendish, our signature blonde ale, plays tribute to the House of Cavendish, a family lineage which spans from the 1300’s through to the current family at Welbeck.

Our Cavendish is a beautifully balanced blonde with crisp, zingy grapefruit flavours powering through.

32. Kaiser – Extra Pale – 4.1%

Kaiser Wilhelm kick started The Great War following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, however the archduke was almost killed in a shooting accident at Welbeck in 1913. Could it have altered the course of history?

Our Kaiser uses premium German lager hops which give this extra pale beer it’s biscuity-sweet but refreshingly herbaceous flavour.

33. Cocoa Noel – Chocolate Stout – 5.5%

Roasted cacao shells are a waste product generated from the artisan chocolate making process. These crisp and delicate shells hold fragments of flavoursome cocoa nibs which we include in the mashing process.

This festive stout has an unctuous velvety-smooth mouthfeel, balanced with the subtle aftertaste of bittersweet dark chocolate.

Whim Ales

34. Hartington IPA – IPA – 4.5%

Malty Nose Combined With Delicate Hop Aroma. Very Smooth On The Palate, Maltiness Dominates Joined With Subtle Pear Notes From The Hop. Lightly Sweetish But Unmistakable Finish.

35. Hartington Bitter – Bitter – 4%

A Classic Well Hoped Session Beer. Deep Malt And Hop Aroma Slightly Floral With Spicy Notes. Bitterness And Lovely Liquid Malt Combine In Perfect Balance Followed By A Satisfying Dry Finish. Fantastic For A Big Session Or Just A Pint.


December 22nd-24th

12pm-6pm Each Day

Free Entry – Car Parking and Public Transport Details Here

Location – The Garage Chilwell,

63 High Road, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ