First up, I’m sure the Beer Matters team were suitably red-faced when they realised they forgot our submission from last months issue! I’m sure we won’t remind you of it (much!) ;). You may have missed the news that Rob and Julie are to retire very shortly from The Rising Sun. We would once again like to place on record our thanks for all the hard work they have both done over the last eight years to make both the pub and SunFest what they are today. Due to the print deadline, we aren’t able to announce just yet who is taking over, but keep your eyes peeled for the news! More news on the pub, following the refurbishment of the side room, work will begin shortly on the planned expansion on the main room and beer garden. This is going to be a very large job, so we apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to keep disruption to a minimum. We are creating a larger drinking area, putting in new toilets and a proper sized kitchen, as well as developing the beer garden area too. Don’t worry though folks, SunFest will still be going ahead as normal! Talking of SunFest, this year’s dates will be July 9th-12th 2015, get it in the diary NOW! Onto the beer (finally!), by the time you are reading this, our Easter specials, Dr Morton’s Rabbit Punch 4.1% and Chocolate Stout 4.5% should be on the bar. The Rabbit punch is a golden ale with a good biscuit malt base and European hops for a balanced bitter finish. Look out for sumptuous dark chocolate, raisin and cherry flavours leading to a long rich cocoa finish in the stout. Our final Easter/egg themed beer is the return of Exodus 4.3%, a well hopped golden beer, with hops from around the globe to give lemon, lime and tropical fruit flavours with subtle malt to balance. Dr Morton’s Safety Beer 4.1% will be available towards the middle of the month and as the name suggests, we’ve played it safe. It’s our bread and butter, 4.1%, pale and hoppy. But to further protect to public, we won’t even allow you to know which hops have gone into it, just in case it blows your mind! The end of the month will see the release of the latest beer in our Albion series of British hopped beers. Boadicea will be a 4.0% pale session beer featuring the Boadicea hop. Expect a light floral aroma and a spicy feel on the palate. Until next time, mine’s a pint!