2002 Festival Beers

1AdnamsRegatta4.3%Light refreshing bitter, lovely chilled on a sunny day.Suffolk
2Arkell’sSummer Ale4.0%Refreshing, and often served chilled!Wiltshire
3ArundelCastle Ale3.8%Celebrating the famous castle, well balanced bitter ale.West Sussex
4BallardsTrotton3.6%A well flavoured pleasantly hoppy light beerHampshire
5BarnsleyBitter3.8%Barnsleys best bitter!South Yorkshire
6BatemanCombined Harvest4.4%Grainy tasting with a delightful floral start and finish. Unique multi-grain blend of malted barley, oats, rye and wheat.Lincolnshire
7BeartownI B A4.8%Powerful pale ale, with no reference to bears in it’s name?Cheshire
8BrainsS A4.2%Known as Skull Attack in South Wales – more dangerous than it’s strength would suggest!South Glamorgan
9BrakspearBest Bitter3.4%Regatta Refresher from Henley, better than Pimms!Oxfordshire
10BrunswickTriple Gold4.5%A refined full-bodied clean drinking well-balanced pale beer, with a long-lasting, satisfying bitter aftertaste.Derbyshire
11Burton BridgeSovreign Gold5.0%Jubilee Celebration AleStaffordshire
12BurtonwoodTop Hat4.8%Deceptively light, sweet, soft and slightly nutty flavourCheshire
13ButtsJester3.5%Light and refreshing session beerBerkshire
14CainsFormidable Ale5.0%Strong, pale English ale, with a distinctive hop aromaMerseyside
15CaledonianGolden Pale4.0%Light and flavoursome ale from north of the borderScotland
16Cannon RoyallArrowhead3.9%A clean tasting straw coloured bitterHereford & Worcs
17Castle EdenStrongarm4.0%Well rounded ruby red ale with a distinctive light creamy head, good balance of malt, hops and moderate bitterness.Co. Durham
18CotleighKiwi3.9%Specially imported New Zealand hops give this pale coloured summer ale a delicate spicy flavourSomerset
19DonningtonBest Bitter3.5%light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rivalGloucestershire
20DonningtonS B A4.0%A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque breweryGloucestershire
21DonningtonX X X3.6%Rare and flavoursome mild from the most beautiful brewery in the world.Gloucestershire
22ElgoodBlack Dog Mild3.6%A traditional dark mild with malt and hops well balanced, giving a pleasant aroma and splendid roasted, bitter flavoursCambridgeshire
23EverardsTiger4.2%A rich amber beer that tastes stronger than it is.Lots of malt and hops.Leicestershire
24FelinfoelDouble Dragon4.2%Fire from WalesDyfed
25FreeminerStrip & At It4.0%A reference to mining practices in the Forest of Dean! Light thirst quenching, very hoppy.Gloucestershire
26Frog IslandGolden Boy4.4%Dark golden brown, easy drinking session beerNorthamptonshire
27Fuller’sE S B5.5%Extra Special Bitter – no exaggerationLondon
28GalesGb4.0%A dry, bitter beer with a long hoppy aftertasteHampshire
29Goff’sJouster4.0%Well balanced drinkable tawny aleGloucestershire
30Greene KingAbbot Ale5.0%Distinctive and strong, well balanced and fuitySuffolk
31Greene KingRuddles County4.7%Classic Rutland ale now made in SuffolkSuffolk
32Highgate & WalsallSaddlers Celebrated4.3%Award winning special bitter from the Black CountryWest Midlands
33Hook NortonBest Bitter3.4%The Best BitterOxfordshire
34Hook NortonBest Mild3.0%like it used to be, dark, tasty, surprisingly excellent chilled summer drinkOxfordshire
35Hook NortonCopper Ale4.8%A premium dark red ale, based on the recipe used for the 150th Celebration brewOxfordshire
36Hook NortonDouble Stout4.8%proof that the Irish don’t have a monopoly; nothing like GuinnessOxfordshire
37Hook NortonFirst Light4.3%First Light is a very pale, light brew with a complex hop aromaOxfordshire
38Hook NortonGeneration4.0%Dry, tasty, addictive – latest beer in the range in honour of newest member of the familyOxfordshire
39Hook NortonHaymaker5.0%flower, fruity and packs the punch its name promisesOxfordshire
40Hook NortonJubilee Gold4.3%Stunning new ale for the Queen’s 50 years, more amber than gold, and certainly nectar.Oxfordshire
41Hook NortonOld Hooky4.6%subtly sweet old-fashioned autumnal aleOxfordshire
42Hook NortonTwelve Days5.5%Dark Strong Sweet, Hooky’s Xmas aleOxfordshire
43Ind CoopeDraught Burton Ale4.8%the classic Burton Union brewed ale is now brewed in Leeds we believe!
44LeesBitter4.0%full bodied and full flavoured bitterManchester
45Marston’sPedigree24.5%Well known quality aleStaffordshire
46NethergateSheeps Eye4.1%Possibly aimed at the Arabic market? Maybe not!Suffolk
47OakhillBest Bitter4.0%A light and flavoursome bitter from near BathAvon
48PottonShannon3.6%Named after a narrow guage locoBedfordshire
49RebellionMutiny4.5%Powerful nautical rebellion.Buckinghamshire
50Robinson’sStadium4.4%Brewed for the Commonwealth GamesCheshire
51Shepherd NeameSpitfire4.5%Born to commemorate battle of Britain, and may yet win it. Dry, distinctive…Kent
52SkinnersCornish Knocker Ale4.5%Golden ale with a fragrant, almost flowery nose…Cornwall
53StanwayCotswold Gold3.9%Local nectarGloucestershire
54SussexPett Progress4.6%A full-bodied best bitter with a good balance of malt & hopsSussex
55TaylorLandlord4.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter.West Yorkshire
56UleyOld Spot Prize Ale5.0%Fruity reddish coloured ale, strong balanced aftertaste of hops and bitternessGloucestershire
57West BerkshireGood Old Boy4.0%Well balanced malty fruity and hoppyBerkshire
58Weston’s CiderOld Rosie7.3%A traditional Scrumpy, naturally cloudy, not too sweet. Named after Weston’s 1921 Aveling Porter Steam Engine
59WhitbreadFlowers Original4.5%Hoppy aroma and very bitter finishBedfordshire
60WychwoodFiddlers Elbow5.2%Powerful Amber AleOxfordshire
61Wye ValleyButty Bach4.5%Burnished gold, premium bitterWorcestershire
62Young’sBitter3.7%Light, well balanced with hoppy aftertasteLondon