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Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover
Tap takeovers at The Lion are back! What better way to follow up the hugely succesful Traffic Street Tap Takeover back in January with one of the best breweries in the land and brewer’s of Britain’s best beer 2015, Tiny Rebel.
Since their launch in 2012 they have been a prominent force in the brewing scene and show no signs of slowing down in the years to come. So what better way to showcase their beers than turning more than half of our handpulls over to them for an entire weekend.
As well as a selection of cask and keg beers below we're lucky enough to get hold of Tiny Rebel’s brand new White Label to coincide with CAMRA's Mild in May! The full range of cask that'll be available can be found on the official Facebook event on our page. Come join us for a weeked of great beers!
Backyard Beer Festival 2016
Every year we have a mini beer and music festival in the back garden and have done for at least five years. This year we're doing it bigger and better! Backyard Beer Festival will see a large beer tent outside from Friday 27th to Monday 30th May. All of the beers will be from some of the most innovative and new breweries in the UK such as Black Iris, Pentrich, Magic Rock, Northern Monk and Atom. The beer tent will feature a range of 20 cask and 10 keg craft beers as well as a range of real ciders with a create-your-own fruit cider facility.
All of this drinking would not be sensible without some sustenance so we're providing a barbecue all afternoon on Saturday and Sunday- expect chicken, burgers, ribs and dogs. The music tent is all day Saturday will ten hours of live music to accompany the drinking and eating and we have an afternoon of live jazz on Sunday and blues Monday afternoon. There's nowhere else to be for the late May bank holiday weekend!
Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog
The 3rd version of the Rock 'n Roll Burger Co. menu launched on Monday 2nd March 2015. It's only been one year since the Rock 'n Roll Burger Co. concept was first launched but it's evolved so much since then. In the third incarnation we say hello to a brand new selection of hot dogs, Hound Dogs to be precise.
All of the eight Hound Dogs have been carefully put together to reflect the Spring and Summer weather, a different selection will be launched after the summer to reflect the colder and cosier seasons. This choice of eight hit dogs includes 12 inch Cumberland sausages, Vegetarian Quorn® sausages and Vegan Linda McCartney® sausages. the idea being that everyone will find one they like!
Nottingham's Longest-Running Open Mic
Presented by The Boothill Toe-Tappers. All performers receive a free pint of Lincoln Green brewing Co, or any draught product.
Nottingham's longest-running open mic night has been running for nearly fifteen years and it goes from strength to strength! Now supported by one of our favourite local breweries, it has been given a whole new lease of life which could take it anywhere!
The Big Wednesday Quiz
Join Mark, your quizmaster, at The Lion every Wednesday night from 9pm for the definitive general knowledge quiz. Questions vary from current affairs to sci-fi movies and everything inbetween. The quiz is sponsored by Oakham Ales and the top prize every week is £50 cash. There are occasionally other minor prizes which can vary between t-shirts and cases of cider.
For only £1 entry (per person) not only do you play for £50 cash but everyone playing gets entered into a weekly prize draw to be called up to play open-the-box. We start with 11 keys and each week if the box doesn;t get opened the keys go down and down to just 2. In the box is £100 and it can rollover and accumulate! See you Wednesday!