2014 Festival Beers

These are the beers that have been promised so far…

Brewery Beer ABV Description
6 Bells Big Nev’s 3.8% A pleasing, faintly grassy aroma leads to a dry, fruity hop flavour and a refreshing dry finish. Big Nev’s has consistently been our best selling brew for more than twelve years.
6 Bells Summer Loving 3.9% A bright zingy ale with a clean hoppy bitterness which marries well with an abundance of fruit and floral aroma.
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.
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.
Adnams Southwold Bitter 3.7% A beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness.
Arkell’s Moonlight 4.5% First brewed in 2003 to celebrate the 80th birthday of Peter Arkell OBE, father of present Chairman James. The name portrays Peter’s missions flying low-level sorties over France in 1943, picking up agents in occupied territory using the moon to land. The label on the bottle has a Lysander plane on it, which Peter Arkell actually flew in. A golden auburn ale with a warm toasty aroma and distinctive citrus hoppy flavour.
Atomic Brewery Dark Matter 4.1% A malty beer, mild and dry in the mouth with hints of fruit and coffee.
Backyard Brewhouse The Hoard 3.9% A golden bitter. Refreshingly dry with a pleasantly balanced biscuity malt flavour.
Ballards Midhurst Mild 3.4% Traditional mahogany brown, mild, smokey, roasted nutty aroma with sweet molasses and dark chocolate flavours.
Bateman Black and White 3.6% An unbelievably full bodied beer which is dark, rich and creamy, brimming with fruity flavours and nutty overtones from the charred black Yorkshire malt creating a beer with a crunchy biscuit character and larger than life personality!
Belhaven Belhaven Black 4.2% 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.
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!
Bellingers Gallipoli 5.3% One of our First World War Centennial Ales. Full bodied stout. Rich chocolate malt with roasted notes. Smooth finish. Using English Pioneer and Goldings Hops.
Bewdley Worcestershire Way 3.6% A pale straw colour, First Gold, Celeia, and Fuggles hops. A very refreshing session beer with citrus aftertones.
Box Steam Piston Broke 4.5% A golden, hoppy beer.
Brakspear Brakspear Special 4.3% Golden red colour with a well balanced aroma and a hint of sweetness. Full bodied, the taste is initially sweet giving way to a dry hop bitterness, finishing with a slightly sweet fruitiness.
Brakspear Golden Bull 3.7% Golden in colour, refreshingly moreish and bursting with citrus notes this pale ale is best enjoyed in the summer sunshine.
Brakspear Oxford Gold 4.0% A golden beer with a zesty aroma and a full fruity flavour.
Branscombe Vale Branscombe Mild 3.7% Bitter sweet mild with vanilla flavours.
Brough’s Springfield 4.0% A light easy drinking ale with delicious subtle zesty taste and floral aromas.
Burton Bridge Golden Delicious 3.8% A pale, straw-coloured beer with a delicate Styrian hop aroma and a dry bitter finish.
Butcombe Yeti 4.0% A ‘Glacier Cool’ Blond beer made with a beautiful balance of rugged North American hops.
Cannon Royall Arrowhead 3.9% A refreshing straw coloured bitter. A delightful pungent aroma of hops makes this session beer a pleasure to enjoy.
Castle Coombe Yertiz 4.1% Here is it – a triple hopped, well balanced bitter!
Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale 3.8% Pale beer with a distinct hop flavour that leads to a crisp finish.
Cats Mog 3.8% Absolutely light and crisp.
Cats Tabby 4.1% A refreshing & fruity reward to help you forget about the rat-race.
Compass West 3.5% Copper coloured with a tropical fruit nose and plenty of baked malt through to the finish, underpinning and good bitterness.
Coors Sharps Doom Bar 4.0% A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes.
Coors Sharps Doom Bar 2 4.0% A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes.
Cotswold Brewing Co Cotswold Lager 4.0% Light and refreshing with hints of tropical fruit and elderflower.
Cotswold Spring Codger 4.2% A dry, crisp, chestnut, perfectly balanced beer with a subtle hoppy finish.
Cross Bay Dusk 4.0% A very Ruby ale with a strong fruity nose. With slight hint of Cocoa followed by a floral/blackcurrant aroma.
Cross Bay Sunset 4.2% A light refreshing thirst quenching ale with a sharp start moving on to leave a smooth orange and lemon rind aftertaste.
Cumbria Loweswater Gold 4.3% A pale gold beer with a hoppy citrus zesty aroma and a sweet, lemon, fruity taste.
Dark Star Hophead 3.8% A blend of two great aroma hops, Simcoe, the darling of the craft brewer and Ahtanum, the new kid on the block, to produce a zesty hop blend and brings a new take on this popular beer.
Donnington Best Bitter 3.5% Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rival.
Dowbridge Ratae’d 4.3% Tawny coloured, with strong hop aroma and bittersweet finish.
East London Nightwatchman 4.5% A dark, warm, smooth beer with a red tinge and well hopped.
Elgood Buzz Light Beer 4.0% A smooth, golden, slightly malty beer, rounded off with a fresh floral hoppy finish.
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.
Everards Artigianale 4.5% Golden amber beer with a citrus, peppery aroma and lemon, lime and pepper taste.
Felinfoel Dragon IPA 3.6% A golden beer with a smooth flavour.
Flowerpots Flowerpots Bitter 3.8% A dry, hoppy traditional bitter with a light bronze colour. Delicious!
Freeminer Back Street Heroes 4.8% A brown ale absolutely packed with malt flavour. Back Street Heroes has a characterful finish of Worcestershire grown English hops.   Brewed for the bikers magazine, it truly is the “engine oil of life”.
Fuller’s Summer Ale 3.9% Refreshing, light cool golden beer with crisp malts and Czech hops.
Goff’s Tournament 4.0% An amber thirst quencher with delicate floral aroma and bitter sweet finish.
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.
Greene King Carnival Golden Ale 4.0% A well balanced, full bodied golden ale with an underlying herbal hop and bitter linger ,tropical fruit and citrus notes.
Grey Trees JPR Pale Ale 4.7% A Traditional British Pale Ale, well balanced beer brewed with Crystal and Marris otter pale malts, infused with US chinook, cascade and sincoe hops, this imparts both a citrus aroma and citrus taste.
Grey Trees Valley Porter 4.6% Tasting notes not available – please make up your own!
Hall & Woodhouse Badger First Call 4.0% A clean, fresh, distinctive beer with hints of orange and spice from the First Gold hop.
Hambleton Best Bitter 3.8% Golden bitter with citrus notes leading to a mellow tangy finish.
Harveys Best Bitter 4.0% A full, well-hopped bitter with a reputation that exceeds the borders of its native and adjoining counties.
Harveys Copperwheat 4.8% It has been described as “wheat and sweet” but it still retains the typical dry palate and is extremely moreish.
Holden’s Golden Glow 4.4% An 18ct gold ale with subtle yet fragrant hop aromas, a moreish gentle sweetness and an almost citrus like bitter finish.
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.
Hook Norton Cascade Red 4.9% Fresh as a daisy, with a delicate grassy nose, and full coloured but finely tuned palate. One to drink as the sun goes down.
Hook Norton Centennial IPA 5.4% A robust fully hopped IPA, packing a bold punch of hop.
Hook Norton Centennial Red 4.7% A red beer with pleasant sweetness and a full, Demerara sugar fruitiness.
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.
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.
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.
Hook Norton Hooky 3.5% A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate. The classic session beer, eminently drinkable.
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.
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.
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.
Hook Norton Special Dark Mild 4.6% Dark and rich, with a blackcurrant fruitiness form the Bramling Cross hops.
Hook Norton Tew Drop 5.1% Packed full of the hop trio fuggles, goldings and challenger and accompanied by the aromatic Cascade and Amarillo hops – a dancing beer not a talking one.
Hop Back Summer Lightning 5.0% An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish.
Hopshackle Hopnosis 5.2% An amber coloured beer which tastes of intense fruit with background malt and a bitter dry finish.
Hydes Anvil Sharp Motueka 4.7% Delightful citrus and tropical flavours provided by the New Zealand Motueka hop.
Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0% A superb golden coloured, full flavoured ale with a delicate hop character
Kingstone Challenger 4.0% A smooth and richly hoppy well-balanced ale with a malted nose and toffee undertones.
Kingstone Humpty’s Fuddle 5.8% Dangerously smooth, a warming, oaky-smoky tipple. Humpty has a slightly sweet floral nose, a balanced level of malt supporting the hops and finally a subtle but slightly citrusy finish.
Lees Manchester Pale Ale 3.7% Zesty, fruity beer with characterful flavours that embody the very essence of Manchester – alternative, distinctive and youthful.
Loddon Hullabaloo 4.2% Rich, nutty and malty with a dry hop finish.
London Fields Hackney Hopster 4.2% A debonair young chap of a pacific pale ale, showing off flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberry.
Long Itch Light Relief 3.8% A refreshingly drinkable pale ale, using several quality hops which give delicate floral and grassy aromas, summer in a glass!
Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge 4.1% Copper coloured, traditional ‘bitter’. It kicks off with a good bitter bite, followed by plenty of flavour. A full and satisfying roundness.
Loose Cannon Blonde Bombshell 4.2% A blonde beer, very refreshing on the palate with great citrus grapefruit flavours to finish
Mighty Oak Captain Bob 3.7% Fruity and hoppy and on the palate; there is a slightly sweet maltiness that balances an easy going bitterness that is followed by hints of gooseberry, elderflower and grape in 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.
Mordue Northumbrian Blonde 4.0% Fresh and zesty with a hoppy lemon/grapefruit aroma.
Mulberry Duck Copper Bottom 4.6% Strong malty ale with just a hint of chocolate. Hopped with Goldings and Bramling Cross.
Mulberry Duck Gold Sparkle 3.8% A light and mellow golden ale. Maris Otter and Caragold malts combine with Fuggles and Brewers Gold hops to produce this most refreshing beer with a pleasing finish.
North Cotswold Shagweaver 4.5% A pale hoppy bitter brewed with New Zealand Hops.
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!
Old Cannon Best 3.8% An excellent session beer brewed using Bobeck hops giving a nice crisp taste. Very refreshing, absolutely full of flavour and extremely moreish.
Olde Swan Original 3.5% A straw coloured light mild, smooth but tangy, and sweetly refreshing with a faint hoppiness.
Oxfordshire Ales Pride of Oxfordshire 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.
Patriot Nelson 4.0% A light well balanced hop-driven beer.
Pot Belly Welland Truly 4.9% A light coloured beer brewed using only Lager Malt together with German Select Spalt Hops.
Purity Brewing Co Pure Gold 3.8% A refreshing golden ale. An easy drinking beer with a lovely dry and bitter finish. CAMRA West Mid’s Beers of the Year 2013!
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.
Ramsbury Golden Ale 4.5% Our very first ale – pale ale malt, crystal malt and a small amount of torrified wheat, plus Golding and Celeia hops, produce a distinctly light hoppy aroma and taste.
Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde 3.8% Straw coloured summer ale with distinctive herbal perfume-like hop aroma, and crisp zesty palate.
Roosters Italian Job 4.7% A collaborative pale ale originally brewed with Birrificio Italiano. The addition of black pepper and lemongrass to the brew create delicate citrus and spicy aromas, which lead to a moderate level of bitterness.
Rudgate Jorvik Blonde 3.8% Flaxen Blonde Ale. Balanced hoppy bitterness and a crisp, fruity finish.
Salamander Golden Salamander 4.5% Silver Medal Winner at the Great British Beer Festival. A golden premium ale brewed with Challenger and Styrian hops. This beer has a refreshing citrus hop flavour.
Salamander Mud Puppy 4.2% A bittersweet copper-coloured bitter with a distinctive hop character derived from Progress and East Kent Goldings hops.
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale 4.2% A light, zesty beer with a wonderful citrus aroma.
Severn Vale Nibley Ale 3.8% A light and refreshing golden ale with lively citrusy hops.
Sherfield Village Pilgrim Stout 5.0% Slightly sweet with chocolatey notes and a good hoppy base.Slightly sweet with chocolatey notes and a good hoppy base.
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.
Slaughterhouse Saddleback 3.8% An amber colour conversational bitter with a distinctive Challenger hop flavour.
St Austell Liquid Sunshine 3.9% Reach out and drink in the Summer with our Liquid Sunshine brew; a distinct, easy drinking golden honey coloured ale.
St Austell Proper Job 4.5% Mutiple award-winning beer. A powerfully hopped golden bitter that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours,
St Georges Worcester Sauce 4.3% A Saucy little number with a mid-amber colour and a large amount of hops to give a fruity finish.
Stroud Budding Pale Ale 4.5% Champion Beer of Gloucestershire 2006 and 2008. Very popular pale ale with a grassy bitterness, sweet malt and luscious floral aroma.
Summerskills Devon Dew 4.5% Honey, yellow with a floral, clean malty aroma. Sweet lemon upfront with a long grapefruit finish, mildly hoppy.
Teignworthy Strawberries & Cream 4.6% An ideal summer pint. Bright and golden with a creamy finish.
Teme Valley T’Other 3.5% A pale beer brewed using Challenger and Goldings hops to give a delicate aroma and a gentle bitterness. Amber malt contributes a light biscuit flavour.
Three Castles Saxon Archer 4.0% A light brown coloured ale with a wonderful aroma and a hoppy fruity palate.
Three Castles Summer Daze 3.8% A light blonde crisp bitter, full of body, rich in citrus & grapefruit aroma with a dry finish.
Timothy Taylor Landlord 4.3% Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
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!
Titanic Lifeboat 4.0% Cast yourself adrift with this fruity and malty,red brown bittersweet beer. It has a serene caramel character and the finish is dry and fruity.
Tring Moongazer 4.2% 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.
Turpin Elder Flower Power 3.2% A refreshing aromatic hoppy blonde bohemian beer infused with freshly picked elderflowers. Perfect for a summers day!
Turpin Golden Citrus 4.2% Award winning golden ale steeped with Yakima Valley American hops for a powerful citrus flavour.
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.
Wadworth Ipanema 3.8% A flamboyant IPA style beer with excellent drinkability named after the famous Brazilian beach! A blend of four different malts and two American hops that party together in the spirit of Carnival to deliver this zingy, citrus, hoppy pale golden ale.
Warwickshire Churchyard Bob 4.9% A sweet, dark, ruby porter made with chocolate malt. Method ringers used the term ‘Churchyard Bob’ to signal the crossover of bell ringers.
Wentworth Pale Ale 4.0% Flagship multi award winning hoppy ale, light in colour with wonderful bursts of citrus with an unforgettable hoppy finish.
Wessex White Dwarf 4.0% Very pale bitter.
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.
Weston’s Cider Perry 4.5% Light and fruity with a well-balanced sweetness. A perfect drink for all occasions.
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.
White Horse White Horse Bitter 3.7% Using only the finest ingredients this golden bitter balances locally grown Challenge Hops with Yorkshires malt, to offer the discerning drinker a beer that will stop any horse in its tracks.
Wickwar Bankers Draft 4.0% Amber coloured beer with a fruity citrus aroma. A biscuit malt leads to a floral, crisp and clean finish.
Windsor and Eton Kohinoor 4.5% A pale, smooth, full IPA with a distinct bitterness and with a hop aroma that is enhanced by a touch of the exotic.
Wood Parish Bitter 4.0% A light coloured beer, hopped in the cask for a hoppy refreshing flavour.
Wood Farm Scrum 4.0% Deep ruby red full bodied beer. Crystal malt gives a malty nutty flavour. Long dry finish with a hint of berries.
Wychwood Wychwood Goddess 4.1% Watch the morning sun rise, dance around the maypole and abandon yourself with the Goddess Dana. The great mother hop is powerful – providing fresh lemon and floral notes for a refreshing beer bringing light where there was once dark.
Wye Valley Bitter 3.7% A delicate hoppy aroma leading to a full malty flavour ending in a crisp, clean bitter finish.
York Guzzler 3.8% A light golden beer with well balanced hops and malt against a background of fruitiness. Crisp, dry, and refreshing, Guzzler is a perfect beer for drinking all year round.
Yubberton Yawnie 4.3% A full bodied chestnut coloured ale with a creamy head. Well balanced with toffee malt notes persisting through a complex hop character and a satisfying bitter finish.