Our new GUV ale is now on, dedicated to Al Murray who popped in to see us recently on his "Vote GUV for Guv'norment tour". Produced by Jenny Faulkner this ale is triple hopped at a healthy 4.8%ABV.
Our latest brew is now on tap featuring the very hoppy "Target" hops
Target Hops are widely used for both its bittering and aromatic qualities. The alpha acid content ranges from 8.0%-12.5% and imparts a clean bitterness. Target is commonly used for kettle additions in the brewing process for its smooth bite, and also for early aroma contributions. Target has created a following in breweries for its aroma that comes from the oil composition. Myrcene oil content is high in Target, while the other oils are in moderate range. Farnesene is only present in trace amounts.
The latest brew from Britain's smallest brewpub (Yes that's us!) will be available today (16th Jan 2015) at 5pm. This will be the 3rd brew to come from The Four Candles!
OK, so I might have had a few sips before the photo but this was the first official pint (not half pint) to come from the new Four Candles AFT cask...and it was extremely good! Easy to drink with a slight bitter edge, this 4.5% ale made from "Chinook Single Hops" is the first of many brews to come from the Four Candles Ales house, the smallest brewpub in Britain! Janice officially tapped the first cask soon followed by Mike on the second to ensure there was no delay in serving you tonight, as we expect this ale to go quickly!
Starting from today it's the long awaited start of the Green Hop fortnight! Get yourselves down later today and enjoy a brew made by our own Mike Beaumont and Paul Wenham-Jones under the guidance of expert Martin Guy from Canterbury Ales brewery! Todays first green hop is Canterbury Ales Auburn Green.
As of today we are pleased to announce that the Four Candles has been included in "The Good Beer Guide 2015". The guide is produced by the Campaign For Real Ale (Camra) once a year. CAMRA was founded in 1971 and has been campaigning for real ale, pubs & drinkers' rights ever since!
Great entertainment from the ukulele players Gaddzukes. Come on down for a good singalong and great beer as always.
After the showers of last night we're looking forward to a drier day today. Open again from midday why not come down and enjoy the sun with some of the best real ales around!
Open from 12 Midday The Four Candles is the nearest Ale House to the Folk Week campsite! Pop in for a few on your way down to the festivities, and perhaps a night cap on your way back? We are located at the lower end of Upton Road which has a footpath just opposite the Broadstairs end of the campsite. For further directions please use our online map. We look forward to seeing you soon!