I made it to Redoak the other night and I got to have a good long chat with the master brewer, Dave, if I remember correctly (I was 11 beers into their menu when he came out to meet this beer swilling bandit :chug: ).
He brought me out a beer "Christmas Cheer" which he advised will be removed from their menu very shortly. Now I dont profess to be a conusor by any standard. If I like it Ill drink it, if I dont like it Ill usually drink it anyway. But this one I liked! Ive never had a beer remotely like it before. Dave said it was based on his grandmothers Christmas pudding recipe, and bugger me if it didnt smell and taste of a rich, dark, chrissy pudding
(maybe someone who knows what they are talking about can expand on this description
I was too smashed to take down any notes but he didnt seem adverse to revealing ingredients, pen and paper at the ready next time. As they are taking this off the menu Id advise anyone who can to get down there and give it a go.
Sorry if this sounds like an ad for Redoak. I assue you I have no affilation with them.