2013 Festival Beers

Brewery Name Beer Name ABV Description County
Abbeydale Deception 4.1% A pale beer, made with fabulous Nelson Sauvin hops. Aromas of elderflower and grapes. Strong citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Long lasting bitter finish. Very refreshing and packed full of flavour. Yorkshire
Adnams Southwold Bitter 3.7% A beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Suffolk
Adnams Southwold Bitter 2 3.7% A beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Suffolk
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
Backyard Brewhouse The Hoard 4.1% Citrus and pine nose, with a dry, crisp and hoppy taste. West Midlands
Ballards Midhurst Mild 3.4% Traditional mahogany brown, mild, smokey, roasted nutty aroma with sweet molasses and dark chocolate flavours. Hampshire
Bateman Yella Belly Gold 3.9% A golden colour, refreshing beer brewed with lager malt and Chinook and Cascade hops, giving a lovely citrus flavour and aroma, which is quite dry and very moreish. Lincolnshire
Belhaven Belhaven Back 4.3% Bursting with roast coffee and chocolate flavours, this is a truly genuine and premium pint. Brewed using pure Scottish water and a unique blend of Scottish triple malts sourced from the finest locally grown barley. East Lothian
Belhaven IPA 3.8% Refreshing floral hints and citrus tones combine to produce the unmistakable clean, crisp flavour of this long awaited IPA… Well worth waiting for! East Lothian
Bellingers Summer Ale 3.7% A light refreshing session bitter with soft, nutty, toffee malts with a late bitterness Oxfordshire
Bewdley Worcestershire Way 3.6% A pale straw colour, First Gold, Celeia, and Fuggles hops. A very refreshing session beer with citrus aftertones. Worcestershire
Brains SA Gold 4.3% A full-flavoured, hoppy and refreshing golden ale with a satisfying bitterness, vibrant citrus aromas and complex hop flavours. Glamorgan
Branscombe Vale Branoc 3.8% A bronze amber session beer that is fruity and well balanced.
Braydon Ales Thrudger 3.8% Old Wiltshire term meaning ‘Quaffer’. Smooth on the palate, hints of grapefruit and a pleasing floral citrus hop aroma lead to a balanced bitter finish. Wiltshire
Breconshire Welsh Pale Ale 3.7% A very pale mildly hopped session ale brewed to an old welsh style guide to a pale ale. Fuggle hops give the delicate slightly floral aromas and flavours. Powys
Brough’s Brough’s Blonde 4.6% A pale blonde hoppy ale. Shropshire
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
Buckingham Golden Ale 3.8% A very hoppy golden ale. Created using a generous amount of hops. A light chocolate note from the malt contrasts with soft grapefruit and orange fruitiness from the hops in the aroma and taste of this golden ale, which finishes dry and bitter. Bucks
Burton Bridge Burton Bitter 4.2% A mid amber coloured ale with a big fruity aroma and aftertaste Staffordshire
Butcombe Great Grey Owl 3.6% A subtle biscuit malt background balances the strong hop character. Hugely fruity on the nose, tropical fruit flavours take over on the palate leading to a citrus bitterness in the finish. Avon
Cannon Royall Blonde Bombshell 4.3% Light and zesty with a fresh flavour. Worcestershire
Carlsberg – Tetley TBC TBC TBC South Wales
Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale 3.8% Pale beer with a distinct hop flavour that leads to a crisp finish. Nottinghamshire
Compass West 3.5% Following our move West, a lower strength flavourful beer. Oxfordshire
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 finish. Staffordshire
Coors Sharps Doom Bar 4.0% A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. Staffordshire
Cotswold Brewing Co Cotswold Lager 4.0% Light and refreshing with hints of tropical fruit and elderflower. Gloucestershire
Cumbria Loweswater Gold 4.3% A pale gold beer with a hoppy citrus zesty aroma and a sweet, lemon, fruity taste. Cumbria
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. West Sussex
Donnington Best Bitter 3.5% Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rival. Gloucestershire
Donnington S B A 4.0% A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque brewery. Gloucestershire
Dowbridge Fosse Ale 4.8% Auburn premium beer with caramel and burnt toffee flavours, leading to a hoppy dry finish. Leicestershire
Dowbridge Praetorian Porter 5.8% An award winning brew, dark rich slightly sweet with hoppy undertones. Leicestershire
East London Jamboree 4.8% A golden beer using English hops throughout, giving a smooth but refreshing mouthfeel. London
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 refreshing. West Midlands
Everards Tiger Best 4.2% An award winning best bitter brewed with crystal malt to give it a rounded toffee character. Leicestershire
Felinfoel Double Dragon 4.20% A full drinking, premium Welsh Ale, which is malty and subtly hopped. Double Dragon has a rich colour and smooth balanced character. This deep copper red ale has a tangy red fruit flavour with nutty, toffee overtones. Carmarthenshire
Flowerpots Flowerpots Bitter 3.8% A dry, hoppy traditional bitter with a light bronze colour. Delicious! Hampshire
Freeminer Back Street Heroes 4.5% Brewed for the bikers magazine, it truly is the “engine oil of life”. Gloucestershire
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
Fuller’s Wild River 4.5% A double-hopped pale ale, inspired by some of the finest craft brewers from the USA, bursting with citrus hop flavours. Middlesex
Goff’s Tournament 4.0% An amber thirst quencher with delicate floral aroma and bitter sweet finish. Gloucestershire
Grainstore Ten Fifty 5.0% A full strength mahogany coloured beer, which has a moreishness typical of a beer possessing the fine balance of pronounced hop bitterness & aroma against a natural malty sweetness, creating a deceivingly drinkable beer. Leicestershire
Greene King Hurdy Gurdy 4.1% A mellow cloudy wheat ale with a zesty fruit notes and a gentle swirling floral aroma. Suffolk
Hall & Woodhouse Hopping Hare 4.5% A refreshing ale with a unique hoppy aroma and well-balanced bitterness that is bound to satisfy! Dorset
Hambleton Hambleton Ale Bitter 3.8% A golden bitter with a good balance of malty and refreshing citrus notes leading to a mellow tangy finish. North Yorkshire
Harveys Best Bitter 4.0% A full, well-hopped bitter with a reputation that exceeds the borders of its native and adjoining counties. Sussex
Harveys Olympia Golden Ale 4.2% A cool golden summer ale. Sussex
Holden’s Bush’s Brew 4.1% Deliciously Hoppy with a long lingering floral finish. West Midlands
Holt Humdinger 4.0% ‘Golden Brown in colour. Brewed with a combination of English malt, Mexican Aroma Honey and Citrus Flavoured hops. Winner of the Tesco Beer Challenge. Greater Manchester
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
Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6% A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt. Oxfordshire
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
Hook Norton Twelve Days 5.5% Dark, strong, sweet – Hooky’s Xmas ale.  ABV “for guidance only”. Oxfordshire
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
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 fruit. Oxfordshire
Hook Norton Hooky Gold 4.1% A very pale, crisp beer confidently displaying its hop character.  The first Hook Norton Beer to feature American hops, a fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste. Oxfordshire
Hopshackle Red Ale 4.3% An amber red well balanced beer.  The taste is initially malt followed by a burst of citrus hop with a dry roasted grain finish. Lincolnshire
Hydes Anvil Winsome Blonde 4.0%   A very pale, hoppy beer benefiting from the plentiful use of Citra hops.The new Winsome barley variety is used exclusively and our brewers have employed special brewing techniques to ensure the palest beer is produced from it. Citra hops impart interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer and so this ale guarantees to be refreshing. A great ale for the summer period. Greater Manchester
Kingstone Kingstone Gold 4.0% A straw-coloured, smooth ale with citrus notes and a lovely balanced hoppy finish Monmouthshire
Kingstone Challenger 4.0% A richly hoppy well-balanced ale with a malted nose and toffee undertones. Monmouthshire
Lees Manchester Pale Ale 3.7% Zesty, fruity beer with characterful flavours that embody the very essence of Manchester – alternative, distinctive and youthful. Greater Manchester
Loddon Hoppit 3.5% A highly hopped session ale with a Seville Orange marmalade flavour, with dark Invert Sugar giving a smooth taste. Oxfordshire
London Fields Hackney Hopster 4.2% A debonair young chap of a pacific pale ale, showing off flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberry. London
Long Itch Fiesta 3.5% Light bodied blond ale, hopped four times giving rich hop aromas of tropical fruits (mango, lychees, grapefruit). Warwickshire
Loose Cannon Blonde Bombshell 4.2% A blonde beer, very refreshing on the palate with great citrus grapefruit flavours to finish Oxfordshire
Loose Cannon Gunners Gold 3.5% This refreshing flavoursome beer offers hints of peach and passion fruit. Oxfordshire
Mighty Oak Kings 4.2% A deep golden beer for hopheads. Brewed with new variety Citra from the USA. Bitter bursts with hoppy fruitiness; passion fruit, nectarine and orange zest, that lasts long into the finish.
Moncada Notting Hill Blonde 4.2% Continental style yellow beer, a mix of hops, bitterness and sweetness. The flavour explodes on the tongue. London
Mordue Five Bridges 3.6% A fruity amber beer with more than a hint of hops. The bitterness carries on in the after taste. A superb session beer. Tyne & Wear
Nethergate Gladness 4.2% Brewed for the rock band Madness. Suffolk
North Cotswold Shagweaver 4.5% A pale hoppy bitter brewed with New Zealand Hops Warwickshire
North Cotswold Windrush Ale 3.6% A thirst quenching amber session bitter brewed with English Challenger and First Gold hops, for a traditional taste. Warwickshire
Oakham JHB 3.8% Dry hoppy finish with soft fruit flavours. Cambridgeshire
Old Swan Ma Pardoes Original 3.5% A very light mild West Midlands
Oxfordshire Ales Pride of Oxford 4.2% To quench a real thirst, we traditionally brew our golden ale to give a biscuity, fruity character and vibrant juicy refreshment. Pride of Oxford is also brewed to appeal to the younger ale drinker, making a real transition from lager. Oxfordshire
Patriot TBC TBC TBC Warwickshire
Pot Belly Welland Owd 4.5% Highly refreshing golden ale, both crisp and dry on the palate with a citrus hop aroma. Northants
Potton Potton Gold 4.1% Golden colour with a floral hop character. Bedfordshire
Purity Brewing Co Pure Gold 3.8% A refreshing golden ale.  An easy drinking beer with a lovely dry and bitter finish. Warwickshire
R C H PG Steam 3.9% This complex multi layered ale has a floral hop aroma with medium bodied hop, bitter taste with some fruit and sweetness. Somerset
Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde 3.8% Straw coloured summer ale with distinctive herbal perfume-like hop aroma, and crisp zesty palate. Cheshire
Roosters YPA 4.1% A two-time gold medal winner at the prestigious World Beer Cup, YPA® (Yorkshire Pale Ale) is a pale, aromatic, summer ale that offers up delicate peachy and berry fruit flavours for your taste buds to feast on. Yorkshire
Rudgate Jorvik Blonde 3.8% Flaxen Blonde Ale. Balanced hoppy bitterness and a crisp, fruity finish. Yorkshire
Severn Vale Luverly Jub’lee 4.2% Originally brewed to celebrate the Queen’s sixty years on the throne. A golden ale with bright and zingy flavours. Gloucestershire
Shepherd Neame Spitfire 4.5% Born to commemorate the Battle of Britain, and may yet win it. Dry and distinctive.
Sherfield Village Wisty 5.0% Copper coloured beer with a malty flavour, balanced with predominantly English hops. Hampshire
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 fade. Cornwall
Slaughterhouse Saddleback 3.8% An amber colour conversational bitter with a distinctive Challenger hop flavour. Warwickshire
St Austell Gold Rush 4.0% A golden hoppy number in the IPA style and a refreshing citrus beer ideal to quench the thirst on a hot summer’s day! Cornwall
St Georges Crusade 3.8% TBC Worcestershire
St Peters Best Bitter 3.7% A traditional best bitter brewed with pale and crystal malts and goldings aroma hops resulting in a full bodied ale with distinctive fruity caramel notes. Suffolk
Stroud Budding 4.5% Pale ale with a grassy bitterness, sweet malt and luscious floral aroma. Gloucestershire
Summerskills Hopscotch 4.1% Golden amber ale with light fruit, hoppy, citrus aroma and a zesty, fruity, refreshing taste.
Teignworthy Neap Tide 3.8% A fruity beer. Tastes stronger than it is. Devon
Teme Valley Summer Nights 3.7% A thirst quenching summer ale that is dark in colour. Worcestershire
Thornbridge Brother Rabbit 4.0% Lemon zest in colour with a clean, hoppy aroma. A resinous finish and some bitterness. Derbyshire
Three Castles Saxon Archer 4.0% A light brown hoppy ale. Wiltshire
Three Castles Summer Daze 3.6% A crisp refreshing blonde ale. Wiltshire
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
Timothy Taylor Boltmaker 4.0% Genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma. Yorkshire
Tring Moongazer 4.3% All American hopped. This amber/ruby hued ale has a well rounded bitterness with grapefruit, mango and peach hop characteristics imparted by Chinook and Citra. Hertfordshire
Turpin Romers Return 3.8% Pale golden citrus hoppy ale packed full of citrus punch with transatlantic hops. Oxfordshire
Turpin Elder Flower Power 3.6% A refreshing aromatic hoppy blonde bohemian beer infused with freshly picked elderflowers.  Perfect for a summers day! Oxfordshire
Uley Uley Bitter 4.0% A copper coloured beer with hops and fruit in the aroma, and a malty, fruity taste underscored by a hoppy bitterness with a hint of fruit in the taste. The finish is dry, with a balance of hops and malt. Gloucestershire
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.
Warwickshire Bumblebee TBC TBC Warwickshire
Watermill Inn Isle of Dogs 4.5% Golden Bitter with a fresh malty aroma and a distinctive citrus fruit flavour with an intense dry after taste. Cumbria
Wentworth WPA 4.0% Award winning hoppy ale. Golden in colour with a sharp, bitter taste. South Yorkshire
Wessex Merry Minx 4.2% Coppery well hopped swilling beer. Wiltshire
Weston’s Cider Old Rosie 7.3% The colour palate of burnt orange, sunset yellow and deep red invokes a time for relaxation and divulgence as well as underpinning the rual Herefordshire provenance of our fantastic cloudy cider. Herefordshire
Weston’s Cider Wyldwood Organic Still Cider 4.8% Produced using organic cider apples and matured in old oak vats which results in an easy to drink cider with a ripe apple aroma and a refreshing well balanced taste. Herefordshire
Whale Whale Pale Ale 3.6% A pale golden ale, lemongrass and honey on the nose with hoppy and citrus flavours and a dry finish. Oxfordshire
White Horse Village Idiot 4.1% A beer well hopped with Challenger/Bramling cross hops with a base of fine pale malt and wheat gives a light straw coloured beer with a lasting fruity aftertaste. Oxfordshire
Wickwar BOB 4.0% A distinct blend of hops, malt and citrus fruits. The slightly sweet taste turns into a fine, dry bitterness with a lasting finish. Gloucestershire
Windsor and Eton Eton Boatman 4.3% A very hoppy golden ale. Berkshire
Wood Farm 1823 3.5% A full bodied Dark mild with hints of caramel finishing with a smooth malty palate. Warwickshire
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
Wye Valley Bitter 3.7% A delicate hoppy aroma leading to a full malty flavour ending in a crisp, clean bitter finish. Herefordshire