2012 Festival Beers

1 Adnams Lighthouse 3.4% With its light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and long hoppy
after palate, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another champion beer
from The Coast.
Suffolk
2 Adnams Lighthouse 2 3.4% With its light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and long hoppy
after palate, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another champion beer
from The Coast.
Suffolk
3 Arkell’s Wiltshire Gold 4.0% A light golden coloured Ale brewed using English Maris Otter
malt, which creates a satisfyingly sweet malty flavour. The use of
traditional hops give the beer a mellow floral hop aroma followed by a
distinctive hoppy taste.
Wiltshire
4 Art Brew TBC TBC TBC Dorset
5 Atomic Brewery TBC TBC TBC Warwickshire
6 Backyard Brewhouse Blonde Bitter 4.1% Citrus and pine nose, with a dry, crisp and hoppy taste. West Midlands
7 Badger Firkin Fox 4.3% Bronze coloured seasonal ale with a fruity/hoppy aroma. Dorset
8 Bateman TBC TBC TBC Lincolnshire
9 Bellingers Blenheim 3.9% A clean tasting, dark straw coloured bitter, with balanced
sweetness.
Oxfordshire
10 Bewdley Worcestershire Way 3.6% A pale straw colour, First Gold, Celeia, and Fuggles hops. A
very refreshing session beer with citrus aftertones.
Worcestershire
11 Branscombe Vale Branoc Ale 3.8% A blonde amber session beer. Well balanced bitterness with
fruity notes.
12 Braydon Ales TBC TBC TBC Wiltshire
13 Breconshire TBC TBC TBC Powys
14 Brough’s Brough’s Blonde 4.2% A light blonde beer with a crisp after taste. Shropshire
15 Broughton Clipper IPA 4.2% A light coloured, crisp tasting, well-hopped ale. Clean
refreshing malt flavour overlaid with a strong hop character and a crisp
hop bitter aftertaste.
Peeblesshire
16 Burton Bridge TBC TBC TBC Staffordshire
17 Butcombe Adam Henson’s Rare Breed TBC TBC Avon
18 Cannon Royall TBC TBC TBC Worcestershire
19 Carlsberg – Tetley TBC TBC TBC South Wales
20 Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale 3.8% Pale beer with a distinct hop flavour that leads to a crisp
finish.
Nottinghamshire
21 Compass TBC TBC TBC Oxfordshire
22 Coors Hancocks HB 3.6% Dating from at least 1925, a traditional cask ale with an
aroma full of crystal toffee and pear drops with a hint of liquorice. A
touch drying, its soft and smooth malty palate has a faintly sharp
Staffordshire
23 Coors Sharps Doom Bar 4.0% A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and
delicate roasted notes.
Staffordshire
24 Cotswold Brewing Co TBC TBC TBC Gloucestershire
25 Cotswold Spring Stunner 4.0% A straw coloured ale with mouth-filling malt complemented by a
lovely tropical fruitiness on the nose and palate, and a long
refreshing finish.
Gloucestershire
26 Dark Star Hophead 3.8% An extremely clean drinking pale gold coloured ale with a
strong floral aroma and elderflower notes. This beer is full-bodied
despite its very quaffable strength and dryness.
Sussex
27 Donnington S B A 4.0% A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque brewery. Gloucestershire
28 Donnington Best Bitter 3.5% Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rival. Gloucestershire
29 Dowbridge Fosse 4.8% Well balanced, premium beer with caramel & burnt toffee
flavours leading to a hoppy, dry finish.
Leicestershire
30 Dowbridge Gladiator 4.5% Ruby chestnut, well balanced beer. Smooth and malty, but with
a bitter, dry finish. Some fruit aroma and slight toffee sweetness.
Leicestershire
31 Enville Ginger Beer 4.6% Produced using root extract ginger this ingeniously created
ginger beer has a flavour which is not overpowering and is very
West Midlands
32 Everards Tiger Best 4.2% An award winning best bitter brewed with crystal malt to give
it a rounded toffee character.
Leicestershire
33 Felinfoel Double Dragon 4.2% A full drinking, premium Welsh ale, malty and subtly hopped,
with a rich colour and smooth balanced character. “The National Ale of
Wales”.
Carmarthenshire
34 Freeminer TBC TBC TBC Gloucestershire
35 Frog Island TBC TBC TBC Northamptonshire
36 Fuller’s London Pride 4.1% Rich and smooth, with a good malty base – an a easy drinking
beer with great body and a fruity, satisfying finish.
Middlesex
37 Fuller’s TBC TBC TBC Middlesex
38 Goff’s Jouster 4.0% A tawny coloured ale with a good balance of malt and
bitterness and a clean hoppy aftertaste.
Gloucestershire
39 Grainstore TBC TBC TBC Leicestershire
40 Hambleton TBC TBC TBC North Yorkshire
41 Hook Norton Cotswold Lion 4.0% Perfectly balanced, fresh and fruity. A blend of four malts
and four hops gives a slightly sweet taste and a wonderful aroma of dark
Oxfordshire
42 Hook Norton Diamond Reserve 6.0% In celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond
Jubilee, the strongest ale we have brewed at Hook Norton for over 100
years. A vintage version of Old Hooky.
Oxfordshire
43 Hook Norton Double Stout 4.8% Smooth and full-bodied with a refreshing hoppy aftertaste. A
blend of dark malts give it a character all of its own. Black malt
enriches the colour and teases the palate, and brown malt gives it the
dryness.
Oxfordshire
44 Hook Norton Haymaker 5.0% A strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings
hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra – like
sunshine dancing on the tongue.
Oxfordshire
45 Hook Norton Hooky 3.5% A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on
the palate. The classic session beer, eminently drinkable.
Oxfordshire
46 Hook Norton Hooky Gold 4.1% A pale, crisp beer; the Maris Otter malt gives it a bold,
clear, confidence, while the traditional English Fuggles and Goldings
and American Willamette hops give it the best of the old and the new
Oxfordshire
47 Hook Norton Hooky Mild 2.8% A dark chestnut coloured ale, full of roast malt flavours, and
complemented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings.
Oxfordshire
48 Hydes Anvil Manchester’s Finest 4.5% The choicest English pale ale malt and English fuggle hops
gives this traditionally fermented premium beer its distinctive and
satisfying flavour.
Greater Manchester
49 Keltek Keltek King 2 5.1% King is paler than many bitters whilst remaining exceptionally
well balanced and long lasting on the palate.
Cornwall
50 Keltek Keltek King 5.1% King is paler than many bitters whilst remaining exceptionally
well balanced and long lasting on the palate.
Cornwall
51 Lees Bitter 4.0% A copper coloured beer with a malty, hoppy aroma. You are left
with a distinctive malty aftertaste. One pint is never enough!
Greater Manchester
52 Loddon Ferryman’s Gold 4.4% Brewed using Slovenian hops which impart a zesty lime flavour. Oxfordshire
53 Loose Cannon TBC TBC TBC Oxfordshire
54 Marston’s Cumberland Ale 4.0% A superb golden coloured, full flavoured ale with a delicate
hop character
55 Moorhouse’s TBC TBC TBC
56 Mordue Summer Tyne 3.6% A very pale lager style beer to be drunk on hot nights.
Complex hop aroma. Be warned – easy to drink!
Tyne & Wear
57 Nailsworth Alestock 3.6% Light in colour and more hoppy than a caffeine fuelled bunny
on a bouncy castle. Full of Elderflower notes. Lager drinkers, you might
like this one.
Gloucestershire
58 Nethergate Lemon Head 4.0% Hints of lemon and ginger. Suffolk
59 North Cotswold Cotswold Best 4.0% An easy drinking chestnut colour best bitter made with the
finest english hops.
Warwickshire
60 Oakham Scarlet Macaw 4.4% Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and
fruit to taste, before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a
macaw’s screech!
Cambridgeshire
61 Abbeydale TBC TBC TBC Yorkshire
62 Old Swan Entire 4.4% TBC West Midlands
63 Oxfordshire Ales Churchill HPA 4.5% Brewed to give a citrus-fruit malt, spicy hops and a moreish
thirst-quenching edge. Brewed in association with Churchill Heritage the
ale is a tribute to one of the World’s greatest statesmen, political
thinkers and orators.
Oxfordshire
64 Patriot Kiwi 4.1% TBC Warwickshire
65 Patriot TBC TBC TBC Warwickshire
66 Potton Village Bike 4.3% A complex hop character imparted by a blend of four hop
varieties, producing a beer of exceptional character. Multi award
Bedfordshire
67 Purity Brewing Co Pure Gold 3.8% A refreshing golden ale. An easy drinking beer with a lovely
dry and bitter finish.
Warwickshire
68 R C H Pitchfork 4.3% A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. A hoppy
predominate taste, slightly sweet and fruity, leaves you wanting more
Somerset
69 Robinson’s TBC TBC TBC Cheshire
70 Rudgate TBC TBC TBC Yorkshire
71 Sarah Hughes TBC TBC TBC
72 Severn Vale Luvely Jub-lee 4.2% TBC Gloucestershire
73 Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger 5.0% Mouth-filling fruit (prunes, plums and dried apricot) spiked
with palate-prickling pepper, cinnamon and a soft bitter blood-orange
finish.
74 Skinners Betty Stogs 4.0% Easy drinking copper ale with a superb balance of citrus hops,
malt and bitterness. Bitter finish is slow to develop but long to
Cornwall
75 Slaughterhouse Saddleback 3.8% An amber colour conversational bitter with a distinctive
Challenger hop flavour.
Warwickshire
76 St Austell Proper Job 4.5% Mutiple award-winning beer. A powerfully hopped golden bitter
that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours,
Cornwall
77 St Austell Tribute 4.2% Hoppy flavour and fresh citrus nose are good enough to rival
any fine white wine.
Cornwall
78 St Georges Premium Bitter 4.2% Traditional amber ale characterised by its smooth fruity start
and giving way to a resinous hop finish. One to truly tempt the taste
Worcestershire
79 St Peters TBC TBC TBC Suffolk
80 Summerskills TBC TBC TBC
81 Teignworthy TBC TBC TBC Devon
82 Teme Valley This 3.7% All the easy drinking virtues of a light ale with a vivid hop
aroma. Challenger and Fuggle hops with a hint of chocolate malt make a
memorable session beer.
Worcestershire
83 Three Castles TBC TBC TBC Wiltshire
84 Timothy Taylor Landlord 4.3% Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity,
almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
Yorkshire
85 Timothy Taylor Landlord 2 4.3% Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity,
almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
Yorkshire
86 Tring Fanny Ebbs 3.9% Highly refreshing blonde coloured ale both crisp and dry on
the palate with a citrus hop aroma imparted by Cascade and Saaz.
Hertfordshire
87 Uley Hogshead 3.7% A cotswold pale ale Gloucestershire
88 Wadworth Farmers Glory 4.7% A classic English ale to celebrate the hard work and fruits of
our agricultural industry. A rewarding beer after a hard day’s work.
89 Wadworth Red White and Brew 4.0% Brewed in celebration of all things British; a powerfully
hopped golden ale with a zesty hoppy nose. The initial fresh, cleansing
palate develops into a strong powerful bitterness, a sorbet of beers and
a real thirst quencher.
90 Warwickshire Shakespeares County 3.4% Refreshing lower gravity golden ale. Warwickshire
91 Wells and Youngs London Gold 4.8% This combination of English malted barley and Syrian hops
provides a well rounded floral and citrus flavour with hints of fruit,
finished off with a dry, hoppy bitterness.
Bedfordshire
92 Wentworth WPA 4.0% Award winning hoppy ale. Golden in colour with a sharp, bitter
taste.
South Yorkshire
93 Wessex Warminster Warrior 4.5% Reddish brown and beer flavoured. Wiltshire
94 Wood Farm 1823 3.5% A full bodied Dark mild with hints of caramel finishing with a
smooth malty palate.
Warwickshire
95 Woodforde Wherry 3.8% Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of
sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this
champion bitter.
96 Wychwood Hobgoblin 4.5% Full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate
toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an
overall fruity, mischievous character.
Oxfordshire
97 Wyre Piddle Summer Splash TBC TBC Worcestershire