2000 Festival Beers

1ArchersH R H4.3%A Tribute to the Queen Mother, from SwindonWiltshire
2Arkell’s3b4.0%Swindon’s finestWiltshire
3Banks & TaylorMidsummer3.5%Befordshire
4BarnsleyBarnsley3.8%eponymous!South Yorkshire
5BatemanSummer Swallow3.9%Lincolnshire
6BeartownWheat Bear5.0%Cheshire
7Black SheepBest Bitter3.8%Rich flavoursome ale from Masham, brewed by the real TheakstonNorth Yorkshire
8Black SheepRiggwelter5.9%Recipe for legless sheep…the new peculierNorth Yorkshire
9Black SheepYorkshire Square Ale5.0%New ale from Paul Theakston’s Masham BreweryNorth Yorkshire
10BrainsReverend James4.5More tea vicar? Or perhaps another hit on the original James Williams IPA?South Glamorgan
11BrakspearPremium4.1%Based on one of the classic ales of England, amber colour, hops and maltOxfordshire
12BurtonwoodTop Hat4.8%Deceptively light, sweet, soft and slightly nutty flavourCheshire
13ButtsJester3.5%to be confirmedBerkshire
14CameronsStrongarm4.0%Creamy headed northen bitter with distinctive ruby hue.Cleveland
15CannonCannon Pride4.2%Resurected brew, using fuggles and cascade hops, dry aftertaste.Northamptonshire
16Clark’sGolden HarvestWest Yorkshire
17Dark HorseWhite Horse4.6%White Horse on a Cloudy Day – Is it a beer, or is it a lager?Neither – it is a totally organic product made with cereals and natural flavourings.No finings are added to clarify the beer. The cloudiness is a suspension of cereal product, and certainHerfordshire
18DonningtonBest Bitter3.5%light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rivalGloucestershire
19DonningtonS B A4.0%A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque breweryGloucestershire
20DonningtonX X X3.6%Rare and flavoursome mild from the most beautiful brewery in the world.Gloucestershire
21Elgood’sGolden Newt4.6Careful, you know what happened to the newt…. a fragrant beer almost orangey in flavourCambridgeshire
22FederationBuchanan’s Best3.6%A rare and well balanced bitter brewed for the clubs up North.Tyne & Wear
23Frog IslandNatterjack4.8%Powerful and flavoursome ale from NorthamptonNorthamptonshire
24Fuller’sSummer Ale3.9%Looks like lager, but doesn’t taste like it, thank God. Not so malty as usual Fuller’sLondon
25GalesButser3.4%Good session bitter, named after a hill! Fuggles and Goldings hops.Hampshire
26Goff’sJouster4.0%Well balanced drinkable tawny aleGloucestershire
27HampshirePride Of Romsey5.0%Award winning strong ale.Hampshire
28HampshirePride Of Romsey #25.0%Two firkins of this fabulous beer on offer!Hampshire
29Hardys & HansonsKimberley Classic4.8%Strong & Fruity, proceed with caution.Nottinghamshire
30HarveysP A3.5%Originally called SUSSEX BITTER, now Pale Ale. A wartime recipeEast Sussex
31HarveysSussex Best Bitter4.0%one of my (Peter Millar) favourites, a beer to sip and savourEast Sussex
32Hogs BackSummer This4.2%Some of that..?Surrey
33Hook Norton13 Days???%Oxfordshire
34Hook NortonBest Bitter3.4%The Best BitterOxfordshire
35Hook NortonBitter # 2Oxfordshire
36Hook NortonGeneration4.0%Dry, tasty, addictive – latest beer in the range in honour of newest member of the familyOxfordshire
37Hook NortonHaymaker5.0%flower, fruity and packs the punch its name promisesOxfordshire
38Hook NortonHaymaker # 2Oxfordshire
39Hook NortonMild3.0%like it used to be, dark, tasty, surprisingly excellent chilled summer drinkOxfordshire
40Hook NortonOld Hooky4.6%subtly sweet old-fashioned autumnal aleOxfordshire
41Hook NortonSteam4.0%Brewed to comemorate the centenary of the steam engine at thhe breweryOxfordshire
42Hook NortonTwelve Days5.5%Dark Strong Sweet, Hooky’s Xmas aleOxfordshire
43HoskinsStumped3.9Like most of the English batting order. A lovely beer to quaff whilst waiting to bat.Leicestershire
44OakhillBest Bitter4.0%A light and flavoursome bitter from near BathAvon
45RidleysRumpass4.5%Well balanced and flavoursomeEssex
46Robinson’sWhistling Will4.0The real pride of ManchesterCheshire
47Shepherd NeameGoldings4.7%hoppy!Kent
48Shepherd NeameSpitfire4.7%Born to commemorate battle of Britain, and may yet win it. Dry, distinctive…Kent
49SkinnersBetty Stogs4.0A pale mid-strength bitter with hoppy overtones.Cornwall
50TaylorLandlord4.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter.West Yorkshire
51UleyOld Spot Prize Ale5.0%Fruity redish coloured ale, strong balaced aftertaste of hops and bitternessGloucestershire
52WellsBombardier4.3%good, old-fashioned ale to chew onBedfordshire
53West BerkshireDr Hexters Wedding4.2%Light coloured beer, produced for the wedding of the landlord of the Royal Oak at Wantage.Berkshire
54WolfIn Sheeps Clothing3.7%Actually Wolf in Sheeps Clothing…. Mild beer, but not a traditional mild…Norfolk
55WoodSummer That3.9%Some of this?Shropshire
56WychwoodShires3.7%Quality local session beer.Oxfordshire
57WychwoodSpecial4.2%Fruity local brew. Good hops and malt in the aftertasteOxfordshire
58Wye ValleyDorothy Goodbody4.2%Actually Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Summertime Ale – a mouthful, and a splendid one too!Worcestershire
59Young’sSpecial4.6%Strong, full flavoured bitter. The name special is well deserved.London