2014 Festival Beers

These are the beers that have been promised so far…

6 BellsBig Nev’s3.8%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 BellsSummer Loving3.9%A bright zingy ale with a clean hoppy bitterness which marries well with an abundance of fruit and floral aroma.
AbbeydaleDeception4.1%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.
AdnamsLighthouse3.4%With its light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and long hoppy after palate, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another champion beer from The Coast.
AdnamsSouthwold Bitter3.7%A beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness.
Arkell’sMoonlight4.5%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 BreweryDark Matter4.1%A malty beer, mild and dry in the mouth with hints of fruit and coffee.
Backyard BrewhouseThe Hoard3.9%A golden bitter. Refreshingly dry with a pleasantly balanced biscuity malt flavour.
BallardsMidhurst Mild3.4%Traditional mahogany brown, mild, smokey, roasted nutty aroma with sweet molasses and dark chocolate flavours.
BatemanBlack and White3.6%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!
BelhavenBelhaven Black4.2%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.
BelhavenIPA3.8%Refreshing floral hints and citrus tones combine to produce the unmistakable clean, crisp flavour of this long awaited IPA… Well worth waiting for!
BellingersGallipoli5.3%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.
BewdleyWorcestershire Way3.6%A pale straw colour, First Gold, Celeia, and Fuggles hops. A very refreshing session beer with citrus aftertones.
Box SteamPiston Broke4.5%A golden, hoppy beer.
BrakspearBrakspear Special4.3%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.
BrakspearGolden Bull3.7%Golden in colour, refreshingly moreish and bursting with citrus notes this pale ale is best enjoyed in the summer sunshine.
BrakspearOxford Gold4.0%A golden beer with a zesty aroma and a full fruity flavour.
Branscombe ValeBranscombe Mild3.7%Bitter sweet mild with vanilla flavours.
Brough’sSpringfield4.0%A light easy drinking ale with delicious subtle zesty taste and floral aromas.
Burton BridgeGolden Delicious3.8%A pale, straw-coloured beer with a delicate Styrian hop aroma and a dry bitter finish.
ButcombeYeti4.0%A ‘Glacier Cool’ Blond beer made with a beautiful balance of rugged North American hops.
Cannon RoyallArrowhead3.9%A refreshing straw coloured bitter. A delightful pungent aroma of hops makes this session beer a pleasure to enjoy.
Castle CoombeYertiz4.1%Here is it – a triple hopped, well balanced bitter!
Castle RockHarvest Pale Ale3.8%Pale beer with a distinct hop flavour that leads to a crisp finish.
CatsMog3.8%Absolutely light and crisp.
CatsTabby4.1%A refreshing & fruity reward to help you forget about the rat-race.
CompassWest3.5%Copper coloured with a tropical fruit nose and plenty of baked malt through to the finish, underpinning and good bitterness.
CoorsSharps Doom Bar4.0%A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes.
CoorsSharps Doom Bar 24.0%A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes.
Cotswold Brewing CoCotswold Lager4.0%Light and refreshing with hints of tropical fruit and elderflower.
Cotswold SpringCodger4.2%A dry, crisp, chestnut, perfectly balanced beer with a subtle hoppy finish.
Cross BayDusk4.0%A very Ruby ale with a strong fruity nose. With slight hint of Cocoa followed by a floral/blackcurrant aroma.
Cross BaySunset4.2%A light refreshing thirst quenching ale with a sharp start moving on to leave a smooth orange and lemon rind aftertaste.
CumbriaLoweswater Gold4.3%A pale gold beer with a hoppy citrus zesty aroma and a sweet, lemon, fruity taste.
Dark StarHophead3.8%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.
DonningtonBest Bitter3.5%Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rival.
DowbridgeRatae’d4.3%Tawny coloured, with strong hop aroma and bittersweet finish.
East LondonNightwatchman4.5%A dark, warm, smooth beer with a red tinge and well hopped.
ElgoodBuzz Light Beer4.0%A smooth, golden, slightly malty beer, rounded off with a fresh floral hoppy finish.
EnvilleGinger Beer4.6%Produced using root extract ginger this ingeniously created ginger beer has a flavour which is not overpowering and is very refreshing.
EverardsArtigianale4.5%Golden amber beer with a citrus, peppery aroma and lemon, lime and pepper taste.
FelinfoelDragon IPA3.6%A golden beer with a smooth flavour.
FlowerpotsFlowerpots Bitter3.8%A dry, hoppy traditional bitter with a light bronze colour. Delicious!
FreeminerBack Street Heroes4.8%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’sSummer Ale3.9%Refreshing, light cool golden beer with crisp malts and Czech hops.
Goff’sTournament4.0%An amber thirst quencher with delicate floral aroma and bitter sweet finish.
GrainstoreTen Fifty5.0%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 KingCarnival Golden Ale4.0%A well balanced, full bodied golden ale with an underlying herbal hop and bitter linger ,tropical fruit and citrus notes.
Grey TreesJPR Pale Ale4.7%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 TreesValley Porter4.6%Tasting notes not available – please make up your own!
Hall & WoodhouseBadger First Call4.0%A clean, fresh, distinctive beer with hints of orange and spice from the First Gold hop.
HambletonBest Bitter3.8%Golden bitter with citrus notes leading to a mellow tangy finish.
HarveysBest Bitter4.0%A full, well-hopped bitter with a reputation that exceeds the borders of its native and adjoining counties.
HarveysCopperwheat4.8%It has been described as “wheat and sweet” but it still retains the typical dry palate and is extremely moreish.
Holden’sGolden Glow4.4%An 18ct gold ale with subtle yet fragrant hop aromas, a moreish gentle sweetness and an almost citrus like bitter finish.
HoltHumdinger4.0%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 NortonCascade Red4.9%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 NortonCentennial IPA5.4%A robust fully hopped IPA, packing a bold punch of hop.
Hook NortonCentennial Red4.7%A red beer with pleasant sweetness and a full, Demerara sugar fruitiness.
Hook NortonCotswold Lion4.0%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 NortonDouble Stout4.8%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 NortonHaymaker5.0%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 NortonHooky3.5%A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate. The classic session beer, eminently drinkable.
Hook NortonHooky Gold4.1%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 NortonHooky Mild2.8%A dark chestnut coloured ale, full of roast malt flavours, and complemented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings.
Hook NortonOld Hooky4.6%A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.
Hook NortonSpecial Dark Mild4.6%Dark and rich, with a blackcurrant fruitiness form the Bramling Cross hops.
Hook NortonTew Drop5.1%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 BackSummer Lightning5.0%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.
HopshackleHopnosis5.2%An amber coloured beer which tastes of intense fruit with background malt and a bitter dry finish.
Hydes AnvilSharp Motueka4.7%Delightful citrus and tropical flavours provided by the New Zealand Motueka hop.
JenningsCumberland Ale4.0%A superb golden coloured, full flavoured ale with a delicate hop character
KingstoneChallenger4.0%A smooth and richly hoppy well-balanced ale with a malted nose and toffee undertones.
KingstoneHumpty’s Fuddle5.8%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.
LeesManchester Pale Ale3.7%Zesty, fruity beer with characterful flavours that embody the very essence of Manchester – alternative, distinctive and youthful.
LoddonHullabaloo4.2%Rich, nutty and malty with a dry hop finish.
London FieldsHackney Hopster4.2%A debonair young chap of a pacific pale ale, showing off flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberry.
Long ItchLight Relief3.8%A refreshingly drinkable pale ale, using several quality hops which give delicate floral and grassy aromas, summer in a glass!
Loose CannonAbingdon Bridge4.1%Copper coloured, traditional ‘bitter’. It kicks off with a good bitter bite, followed by plenty of flavour. A full and satisfying roundness.
Loose CannonBlonde Bombshell4.2%A blonde beer, very refreshing on the palate with great citrus grapefruit flavours to finish
Mighty OakCaptain Bob3.7%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.
MoncadaNotting Hill Blonde4.2%Continental style yellow beer, a mix of hops, bitterness and sweetness. The flavour explodes on the tongue.
MordueNorthumbrian Blonde4.0%Fresh and zesty with a hoppy lemon/grapefruit aroma.
Mulberry DuckCopper Bottom4.6%Strong malty ale with just a hint of chocolate. Hopped with Goldings and Bramling Cross.
Mulberry DuckGold Sparkle3.8%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 CotswoldShagweaver4.5%A pale hoppy bitter brewed with New Zealand Hops.
OakhamScarlet Macaw4.4%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 CannonBest3.8%An excellent session beer brewed using Bobeck hops giving a nice crisp taste. Very refreshing, absolutely full of flavour and extremely moreish.
Olde SwanOriginal3.5%A straw coloured light mild, smooth but tangy, and sweetly refreshing with a faint hoppiness.
Oxfordshire AlesPride of Oxfordshire4.2%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.
PatriotNelson4.0%A light well balanced hop-driven beer.
Pot BellyWelland Truly4.9%A light coloured beer brewed using only Lager Malt together with German Select Spalt Hops.
Purity Brewing CoPure Gold3.8%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 HPG Steam3.9%This complex multi layered ale has a floral hop aroma with medium bodied hop, bitter taste with some fruit and sweetness.
RamsburyGolden Ale4.5%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’sDizzy Blonde3.8%Straw coloured summer ale with distinctive herbal perfume-like hop aroma, and crisp zesty palate.
RoostersItalian Job4.7%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.
RudgateJorvik Blonde3.8%Flaxen Blonde Ale. Balanced hoppy bitterness and a crisp, fruity finish.
SalamanderGolden Salamander4.5%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.
SalamanderMud Puppy4.2%A bittersweet copper-coloured bitter with a distinctive hop character derived from Progress and East Kent Goldings hops.
SambrooksPumphouse Pale4.2%A light, zesty beer with a wonderful citrus aroma.
Severn ValeNibley Ale3.8%A light and refreshing golden ale with lively citrusy hops.
Sherfield VillagePilgrim Stout5.0%Slightly sweet with chocolatey notes and a good hoppy base.Slightly sweet with chocolatey notes and a good hoppy base.
SkinnersBetty Stogs4.0%Easy drinking copper ale with a superb balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness. Bitter finish is slow to develop but long to fade.
SlaughterhouseSaddleback3.8%An amber colour conversational bitter with a distinctive Challenger hop flavour.
St AustellLiquid Sunshine3.9%Reach out and drink in the Summer with our Liquid Sunshine brew; a distinct, easy drinking golden honey coloured ale.
St AustellProper Job4.5%Mutiple award-winning beer. A powerfully hopped golden bitter that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours,
St GeorgesWorcester Sauce4.3%A Saucy little number with a mid-amber colour and a large amount of hops to give a fruity finish.
StroudBudding Pale Ale4.5%Champion Beer of Gloucestershire 2006 and 2008. Very popular pale ale with a grassy bitterness, sweet malt and luscious floral aroma.
SummerskillsDevon Dew4.5%Honey, yellow with a floral, clean malty aroma. Sweet lemon upfront with a long grapefruit finish, mildly hoppy.
TeignworthyStrawberries & Cream4.6%An ideal summer pint. Bright and golden with a creamy finish.
Teme ValleyT’Other3.5%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 CastlesSaxon Archer4.0%A light brown coloured ale with a wonderful aroma and a hoppy fruity palate.
Three CastlesSummer Daze3.8%A light blonde crisp bitter, full of body, rich in citrus & grapefruit aroma with a dry finish.
Timothy TaylorLandlord4.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
Timothy TaylorLandlord 24.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
TitanicLifeboat4.0%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.
TringMoongazer4.2%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.
TurpinElder Flower Power3.2%A refreshing aromatic hoppy blonde bohemian beer infused with freshly picked elderflowers. Perfect for a summers day!
TurpinGolden Citrus4.2%Award winning golden ale steeped with Yakima Valley American hops for a powerful citrus flavour.
UleyUley Bitter4.0%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.
WadworthIpanema3.8%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.
WarwickshireChurchyard Bob4.9%A sweet, dark, ruby porter made with chocolate malt. Method ringers used the term ‘Churchyard Bob’ to signal the crossover of bell ringers.
WentworthPale Ale4.0%Flagship multi award winning hoppy ale, light in colour with wonderful bursts of citrus with an unforgettable hoppy finish.
WessexWhite Dwarf4.0%Very pale bitter.
Weston’s CiderOld Rosie7.3%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 CiderPerry4.5%Light and fruity with a well-balanced sweetness. A perfect drink for all occasions.
WhaleWhale Pale Ale3.6%A pale golden ale, lemongrass and honey on the nose with hoppy and citrus flavours and a dry finish.
White HorseWhite Horse Bitter3.7%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.
WickwarBankers Draft4.0%Amber coloured beer with a fruity citrus aroma. A biscuit malt leads to a floral, crisp and clean finish.
Windsor and EtonKohinoor4.5%A pale, smooth, full IPA with a distinct bitterness and with a hop aroma that is enhanced by a touch of the exotic.
WoodParish Bitter4.0%A light coloured beer, hopped in the cask for a hoppy refreshing flavour.
Wood FarmScrum4.0%Deep ruby red full bodied beer. Crystal malt gives a malty nutty flavour. Long dry finish with a hint of berries.
WychwoodWychwood Goddess4.1%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 ValleyBitter3.7%A delicate hoppy aroma leading to a full malty flavour ending in a crisp, clean bitter finish.
YorkGuzzler3.8%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.
YubbertonYawnie4.3%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.