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WELCOME Greetings from the festival organiser

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PUB PROTECTION UPDATE National and local progress

FESTIVAL CHARITY Introducing Stars

MAPS Find the beer

AWARDS Toast the winners

FOREIGN BEER Tips and translations

CHEESE AND BEER Tastebud teamwork

LOCALE Drink local

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BEER LIST Tasting notes

CIDER Pick, press, ferment, enjoy!

MEAD Hooray for bees

WINE Grapes not hops

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BUYING YOUR BEER >OL[OLY`V\ÂťYLHZLHZVULK]PZP[VYVY[OPZPZ`V\YĂ&#x201E;YZ[ time at a beer festival, here are a few tips to help both you and our volunteers have an enjoyable time. GLASSES Q Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need a glass, so if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t brought your own you can purchase one from the glasses stall. Q If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to keep your glass at the end of the session, you can return it to the stall for a refund. Q Glasses are oversized and lined at the third, half and pint measures. This is to ensure you receive a full measure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something CAMRA campaigns for. Q If you take your glass home, handwash it rather than using a dishwasher, to keep it looking great. BARS Q Beers are arranged on the bars in alphabetical order by brewery (with a few exceptions). Q Volunteers will only serve beers from the bar at which they are working, so please check carefully before ordering. Q The beers listed in this programme are those weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ordered from the brewers, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guarantee theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all be available all the time. Q Some beers may be available that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listed. Please refer to the signs on the cask ends to see exactly whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on, and the prices.

Q Cider, perry, mead, wine and foreign beer all have their own bars. BAR ETIQUETTE When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the bar please note the following to ensure we can serve you as quickly as possible. Q Try to make your decision before ordering and have your money ready. Q Stand as close as you can to the right place at the right bar. Q When you have your drinks, move away from the bar as quickly as possible to allow others to be served. Q Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only human, so please be patient! We try to serve everybody in turn, but ZKHQZH UHYHU\EXV\LWFDQEHGLÄ&#x2021;FXOWWR keep track. Note that drawing attention to yourself by banging glasses or money on the bar tends to be counterproductive. UNDECIDED? The festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; real ale enthusiasts who are doing this because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun. Ask us about the beers, ciders and other drinks we have â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we like talking about them and usually know quite a bit. You can even ask for a taste if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure. Finally, enjoy the festival!

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WHAT IS BEER?

WHAT IS BEER The terms beer, lager, ale and bitter are often confused. To understand what they actually mean and how varieties of beer differ from one another, our cellar team describe how beer is produced and the ingredients used.

WATER, GRAIN, YEAST AND HOPS Water is the main component of beer. It naturally contains dissolved VDOWVWKDWFDQDÄ&#x2020;HFWDEHHU VpDYRXU soft London water makes good stouts and the sulphur-rich waters of Burton upon Trent are ideal for bitters. The usual grain for brewing is malted barley. Malting involves allowing the grain to just begin germinating, starting the process of converting the starch into sugar. Heat halts germination, so by changing the temperature and duration of the heat, a maltster can produce light malts, mediumGDUNPDOWVZLWKFDUDPHOpDYRXURUGDUN roasted malts. Other grains can be used, such as wheat, oats, rye or rice. Varying the grains and malts used will alter the FRORXUDQGpDYRXURIWKHoQLVKHGEHHU Yeast is a single-celled organism that converts sugar to ethanol and carbon dioxide gas. In real ale, this fermentation is the only source of gas in the beer. The strain of yeast XVHGFDQDOVRLQpXHQFHWKHEHHU VpDYRXU SURoOHDQGPDQ\EUHZHULHVZLOOJXDUG their particular strain of yeast carefully. +RSVDUHWKHpRZHUVRIDFOLPELQJSODQW and feature in almost all beers made today. They provide both bitterness and pDYRXU7KHUHDUHGR]HQVRIYDULHWLHV of hops and the way they are used FRQWULEXWHVWRWKHEHHU VpDYRXU 8

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALE, BEER AND LAGER? These days, beer is any ale or lager. In the past, ale meant a brew without hops, and beer one with hops. Now that hops are almost universal, ale generally refers to beer produced by top fermentation. This is fermentation with a yeast WKDWpRDWVRQWRSRIWKHOLTXLGDWWHPSHUDWXUHV up to 22°C â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this creates a rich variety of pDYRXUV$IWHUSULPDU\IHUPHQWDWLRQWKHDOH undergoes a slow secondary fermentation in DFDVN$VLWPDWXUHVWKHEHHUGHYHORSVLWV pDYRXUDQGDOLJKWQDWXUDOFDUERQDWLRQ Lager is produced by bottom fermentation at lower temperatures (6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14°C). It is then stored IRUVHYHUDOZHHNVRUPRQWKVDWFORVHWRIUHH]LQJ during which time the lager matures. Most mass-produced UK lagers are matured for very short periods, but many UK producers produce good lager-style beers. Here are some lager-style beers that come closer to the original fashion. Q $QJOHV$OHV'RFWRU V2UGHUV Q 5RFNHW$OHV.RPHW%LHU WHAT IS REAL ALE? Real ale is a beer brewed from traditional ingredients (malted barley, hops, water and yeast), matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide gas. Real ale should be served at cellar temperature q¢& VRWKHpDYRXURIWKHEHHUFDQEHEHVW


WHAT IS BEER? appreciated. You can recognise real ale in a pub as it is usually served using a handpump, although a number of pubs sell the beer straight from the cask using nothing but gravity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as at this festival. Real ale is also known as cask conditioned beer, real cask ale, real beer and naturally conditioned EHHU&$05$FRLQHGWKHWHUPUHDODOHDQG WKHDERYHGHoQLWLRQLQWKHHDUO\V Real ale can also now be served from a KeyKeg. This is a type of keg where the gas XVHGWRGLVSHQVHWKHEHHUGRHVQ WFRPHLQWR contact with the beer. If the beer inside the keg LVXQSDVWHXULVHGDQGXQoOWHUHGWKHQLWLVUHDODOH WHAT IS CRAFT BEER? 7KHUHLVQRGHoQLWLRQRIFUDIWEHHU*HQHUDOO\ it implies a beer from a smaller brewery with HPSKDVLVRQpDYRXUUDWKHUWKDQDEODQGPDVV market product. Craft beer originated in the US microbrewery world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our foreign beer EDUKDVVRPHoQHH[DPSOHVIURPWKDWVLGHRI WKH$WODQWLF0DQ\UHDODOHVDUHFUDIWEHHU WHAT ARE BITTER, MILD, STOUT AND PORTER? $OHVW\OHEHHUVFDQEHEURNHQGRZQIXUWKHU into various styles, although many beers DUHKDUGWRoWLQWRRQHRIWKHVHFDWHJRULHV :H YHFKRVHQVRPHH[DPSOHVIRUHDFKVW\OH MILDS are not very bitter and may be GDUNRUOLJKW$OWKRXJKJHQHUDOO\RID ORZHUVWUHQJWK OHVVWKDQ$%9 WKH\ can also be strong. Flavour comes from the malt so there is often a little sweetness. Q (OJRRG V%ODFN'RJ Q *UHDW+HFN9RRGRR0LOG BITTER is the most common beer style. Usually brown, tawny, copper or amber coloured, with medium to strong bitterness. Light to medium malt character may be SUHVHQW%LWWHUVDUHQRUPDOO\XSWR$%9 ZKHUHDVEHVWELWWHUVDUHDERYH$%9 Q /RUG&RQUDG V6SHFWUXP Q 7\GG6WHDP&RVPLF7ULS

GOLDEN ALES are a relative newcomer, KDYLQJoUVWDSSHDUHGLQWKHV7KHVHDUH pale amber, gold, yellow or straw-coloured beers with light to strong bitterness and a strong hop character that creates a refreshing taste. 7KHLUVWUHQJWKLVJHQHUDOO\OHVVWKDQ$%9 Q &DOYHUOH\ V5\H%ORQGH Q &DVWRU5RPDQ*ROG INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) originally appeared LQWKHHDUO\WKFHQWXU\DQGKDVHQMR\HGD resurgence in the past few years. First brewed in London and Burton upon Trent for the colonial PDUNHW,3$VZHUHVWURQJLQDOFRKRODQGKLJKLQ KRSV,3$VZLWKVWUHQJWKVDURXQG$%9DUH QRWWUXH,3$V/RRNIRUMXLF\PDOWFLWUXVIUXLW and a big spicy, peppery bitter hop character, ZLWKVWUHQJWKVRI$%9WRPXFKPRUH7KH UHFHQWDSSHDUDQFHRIEODFN,3$VKDVFRQIXVHG PDQ\VLQFHWKH\DUHGHoQLWHO\QRWSDOH Q 3DSZRUWK5HG.LWH Q 7XUSLQ V1HZWRQ V*ODVV PORTERS AND STOUTS are complex LQpDYRXUDQGW\SLFDOO\EODFNRUGDUNEURZQ The darkness comes from using dark malts. These full-bodied beers generally have a SURQRXQFHGELWWHUoQLVK+LVWRULFDOO\DVWRXW would have been any strong beer, but the term evolved to mean a strong porter beer. In modern usage, the two terms are almost interchangeable, although stouts tend to have a roast character and be less sweet than porters. 7KH\DUHXVXDOO\q$%9LQVWUHQJWK 0LOH7UHH+RQH\3RUWHU Q 0LOWRQ1HUR Q 0RRQVKLQH&KRFRODWH2UDQJH6WRXW BARLEY WINES range in colour from copper to tawny and dark brown. They may be very sweet due to residual sugars, although some barley wines are fermented ULJKWRXWWRJLYHDGU\oQLVK7KH\KDYH an almost vinous appearance in the glass DQGPD\KDYHDVWUHQJWKRIXSWR $%97KHIUXLW\FKDUDFWHULVWLFVDUHEDODQFHG by a medium to assertive bitterness. Q +DUYH\ V(OL]DEHWKDQ 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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CAMRA PROGRESS

CAMRA: SUPPORTING YOUR PUBS, SERVING YOUR BEER Alistair Cook reports on national and local progress on the real ale campaign trail.

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e all enjoy a good beer or cider at our favourite pubs and beer festivals. And in many ways, drinkers have never had it so good: beers have improved greatly in terms of availability, diversity and quality from the days of CAMRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founding. But we FDQ WDÄ&#x2020;RUGWRWDNHWKLVVLWXDWLRQIRUJUDQWHG and there is still much that can be improved.

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CAMRA PROGRESS WUDGHLQVXSHUPDUNHWVRÄ&#x2020;OLFHQVHVDQGRQOLQH UHWDLOHUV ,QIRUWKHoUVWWLPHHYHUWKH DPRXQWRIEHHUVROGLQRÄ&#x2020;WUDGHH[FHHGHG that sold in pubs, clubs and restaurants.) CAMRA campaigned hard to get the government to introduce the Pubs Code in ZKLFKJLYHVDEHWWHUGHDOIRUOLFHQVHHV tied to pubcos and allows them to opt for a rent-only relationship with the pub owner. We continue to press the Pubs Code Adjudicator to give further guidance on the code, speed up the arbitrations and publish data on them. CAMRA also campaigned for pubs in England to have protection in planning law but we still need that enshrined in the upcoming 1DWLRQDO3ODQQLQJ3ROLF\)UDPHZRUN Whatever the merits or otherwise of Brexit, the UK leaving the European Union does give XVWKHFKDQFHWRORRNDWIUHVKRSWLRQV7KH 8.FRXOGKDYHDGLÄ&#x2020;HUHQWLDOUDWHRIGXW\RQ draught beer. We could also have a lower rate RI9$7RQIRRGDQGGULQNVROGLQSXEV:H certainly should retain a duty system that has allowed small cider producers to multiply. LOCALS BACK THEIR LOCALS At a local level we have seen some promising VLJQV7KHOLFHQVHHVRIWKH3DQWRQ$UPV Cambridge and the Barley Mow, Histon, both Greene King owned pubs, now have rentRQO\OHDVHV7KLVKDVJLYHQWKHPWKHIUHHGRP WREX\WKHEHHUVWKH\ZDQWWRRÄ&#x2020;HUWKHLU customers, and to pay the going rate for it. We have also seen local community JURXSVVDYLQJWKHLUSXEV7KHVL[PRQWK moratorium on the sale of pubs listed as Assets of Community Value, which CAMRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaigning helped to secure, allowed the people of Harlton to put together a business SODQUDLVHoQDQFHDQGEX\WKH+DUH  Hounds when it might otherwise have been ORVWWRUHVLGHQWLDOXVH,Q'U\'UD\WRQWKH community got together and organised popup pub events and raised pledges to save the 12

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%ODFN+RUVH,QWKLVFDVHKRZHYHUWKHSXE V owner has since found new tenants and the community is working with them to get the SXEDQGLWVJDUGHQEDFNLQWRVKDSH7KH%ODFN Horse will soon open its doors once more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hopefully theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll toast the occasion with some Lord Conrad beer, brewed in the village. We have also seen one of our local authorities, South Cambridgeshire, take a more proactive approach to safeguarding pubs. When 7KH7UHH6WDSOHIRUGZDVVROGDVDJRLQJ concern, its new owner promptly closed it and attempted to get permission to redevelop WKHVLWH7KHFRPPXQLW\JRWWRJHWKHUDQG convinced the district council that the pub was viable and that the community was ready and willing to buy and run it. South Cambs '&KDVEDFNHGWKHFRPPXQLW\VWDWLQJWKDW if the current owner isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared to sell to the community at the market rate, it will use its compulsory purchase powers to buy the pub and sell it on to the community. COMMUNITY SERVICE People matter and communities matter. CAMRA believes that pubs form part of the IDEULFRIDFRPPXQLW\EHQHoWLQJWKHSHUVRQDO and social wellbeing of their customers. CAMRA has been working locally and nationally to make sure that pubs can continue to perform this vital role in the communities they serve, protecting pubs as well as our QDWLRQ VEHHUDQGFLGHU,QGLYLGXDOO\ZHFDQDOO help our pubs by visiting them regularly, and communities can band together when their local is threatened. Altogether, nationwide, CAMRA ZLOOFDPSDLJQIRUoQDQFLDOEXVLQHVVDQGSODQQLQJ changes to help keep our pubs at the heart of our communities be they rural, town or urban. So raise a glass to a bright future for beer. Note: If your local is under threat, contact CAMRA for support. The Pub is the Hub can also offer help and advice, and the Plunkett Foundation can provide assistance too, including grants and loans, to communities facing the prospect of pub closures.


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work. We help children and young people understand and cope with the confusing thoughts DQGGLÄ&#x2021;FXOWIHHOLQJVWKH\RIWHQ experience at these times. SUPPORT STARS AT THE CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL 2XUVPDOOFKDULW\LVHQWLUHO\UHOLDQWRQJHQHURXV donations from individuals and businesses. If everyone who visits the Cambridge Beer Festival donates just £1 we could support an extra 80 children this year with 1:1 counselling: children in Cambridgeshire who desperately need our help to face their future with hope again. To fundraise or volunteer for Stars, become a counsellor or donate regularly visit: www. talktostars.org.uk or email Anne Streather: anne.streather@talktostars.org.uk

We also support children with a parent in WKHoQDOVWDJHVRILOOQHVV2XUFRXQVHOORUV work with the immediate family, to help them prepare for the events ahead. HOW STARS CAN HELP 2XUFRXQVHOORUVLQ&DPEULGJHVKLUHOLVWHQWR and encourage young people to express their painful emotions through creative play and

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ach year CAMRA Cambridge and District Branch celebrate the best pubs in the area with their annual awards. Pubs are nominated

by branch members and voting takes place at one of the monthly open meetings. Find out more about the pubs listed here at www.whatpub.com.

LOCALE PUB (RURAL) Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham

LOCALE PUB (CITY) Hopbine, Cambridge

YOUNG MEMBERS PUB Mill, Cambridge

COMMUNITY PUB (RURAL) White Lion, Sawston

COMMUNITY PUB (CITY) Champion of the Thames, Cambridge

MOST IMPROVED PUB (RURAL) Hare and Hounds, Harlton

MOST IMPROVED PUB (CITY) Waterman, Cambridge

DARK ALE PUB Red Lion, Histon

CIDER PUB Plough, Shepreth

DOG FRIENDLY PUB Alexandra Arms, Cambridge

REAL ALE CHAMPIONS Bert & Clare Kenward

REAL ALE CHAMPION Lauren Hodges

PUB OF THE YEAR Maypole, Cambridge

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CLUB OF THE YEAR Bottisham Royal British Legion

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FOREIGN BEERS

FOREIGN BEERS Bar managers Toby Darling and Danièle Gibney welcome you to the foreign bar.

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ritish ales are lovely, of course, but there is a whole world out there of wondrous beer variety that is well worth dipping into. Given we have only a small stretch of bar to showcase ‘the rest of the world’, we have to make sure we bring you the best. As always, we’ll have an eclectic mix of new and traditional, ranging from the benign to the bonkers. Please come and say hello.

from them including an accessible 3.5% VHVVLRQ,3$DQGDPDVVLYHFRĆHHYDQLOOD imperial stout. Other Nordic specialties include Cody the Crooked Cop, a barrelaged old ale from Danish micro Amager.

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Fans of smoked beer who want to branch out from the German rauchbier can try Smokey the Barracuda, a Dutch smoked imperial porter, or Bravoure, a smoked amber from Belgium.

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FOREIGN BEERS We love a refreshing saison on a warm day, and are hoping that the pepper saison from French brewers Thiriez will add a welcome spicy note. Alvinne do fantastic sour ales, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to trying CuvĂŠe Freddy, a strong sour brown aged in wine barrels. A range of geuzes, krieks and framboises will also be available, as usual. If you time it right, you might even get something tart on tap! Draught beers will rotate throughout the week and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be something good on whenever you show up. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re particularly looking forward to the Emelisse Black IPA, Kees Caramel Fudge Stout and Frontaal Juice Punch v5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all superb Dutch beers. And as always, there will be an excellent range of German lagers and wheat beers, Belgian abbeys and trappists, and fruit beers. Oh, and probably more IPAs than you can shake a stick at. On a slightly sadder note, this will be our oQDO\HDUDVPDQDJHUVRIWKHIRUHLJQEDU Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had an absolute blast bringing you some of our favourite beers, and discovering some new favourites along the way. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made a lot of friends both behind and in front of the bar, and hope weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to shake hands with all our regular

visitors at some point in the week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; do try to catch our eye when you stop by. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget, you can get many of our beers from the Bacchanalia shops in Cambridge, or from Beers of Europe in Setchey, Norfolk. Prost! Proost! SantĂŠ! FOREIGN BAR GLOSSARY 7RKHOSoQG\RXUZD\DURXQGRXU menus, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a handy list of foreign beer terms, and what they might tell you about the nature of the beer. ABDIJBIER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Belgian appellation meaning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;abbey beerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; beer brewed in the monastic tradition on behalf of a particular abbey. ALT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; German for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;oldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Altbier is a style of ale that originated in the Dusseldorf area. These beers are generally a dark copper FRORXUDQGKDYHDUHIUHVKLQJpDYRXUZLWK DPLOGIUXLWLQHVVDQGDGU\oQLVK7KHWHUP indicates that this style of beer was around before the lagering process was invented. DUBBEL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A style of Belgian abbey beer. Mid-strength (5.5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8%), rich and dark with a noticeable sweetness. DUNKEL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; German for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;darkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. A lager or pilsner described as dunkel is dark brown,

FOREIGN BAR RULES Q No drinking from the bottle! Our volunteers will pour beer from the bottle into your glass. No glass, no service. Q Bottles do not leave the bar. This is a safety measure designed to protect you, as well as the bottle costing us a deposit. Q We have signs hanging up showing you what is available on draught. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t PDNHRXUIXOOGUDXJKWRÄ&#x2020;HUDYDLODEOHDW

once. The menus on the bar will give you tasting notes, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get too focused on them or you might end up asking for a whole range of things we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t serve you. Q Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers are only too happy to help \RXoQGVRPHWKLQJWRVXLW\RXUWDVWH but please try to visit us at a quiet time if you think you need some guidance. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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Bacchanalia is the best beer shop in Cambridge specialising in the best of British, European and U.S craft beers. We have a huge range, over 300 beers in stock, with 1000s available to order. We also sell draught British beer (concentrating on local breweries) to take away, either for a quality sup at home, or in larger quantities for parties. We have a specialist craft beer wholesale arm & are proud to be the UK representatives for Brouwerij De Molen, Brouwerij Kees & Brouwerij Het Uiltje. 90 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BD tel/fax 01223 315034 ed@winegod.co.uk 79 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3BS te/fax 01223 576292 paul@winegod.co.uk (smaller but perfectly formed range)

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FOREIGN BEERS and generally less bitter and hoppy than the blond versions. They are still light and UHIUHVKLQJWKRXJKDQGTXLWHGLÄ&#x2020;HUHQWLQ character from British dark ales. A similar principle applies to dunkel weissbier. FRAMBOISE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; French for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;raspberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and may technically signify any beer that tastes of raspberry. At our bar, this will be a beer produced by steeping raspberries in casks of fermenting lambics (see below). These beautifully coloured beers can range from quite sweet to very tart and refreshing, and are consistently popular. GEUZE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A blend of lambic beers (see EHORZ RIGLÄ&#x2020;HUHQWDJHV7KHEOHQGJHQHUDOO\ JLYHVWKHEHHUDPRUHURXQGHGpDYRXU though still crisp, tart and refreshing. HEFE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; German for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;yeastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hefeweizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LVDQXQoOWHUHGZKHDWEHHUWKDWWKHUHIRUH still contains the yeast, which gives the beer its naturally cloudy appearance. HELL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; German for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, referring to the colour of the beer, which will be straw-coloured. KELLERBIER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; German for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cellar EHHU $QXQoOWHUHGODJHUWKDWLV usually quite hoppy and aromatic. KÃ&#x2013;LSCH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A variety of beer from Köln (Cologne), where this style of beer originates. %ORQGo]]\HDV\GULQNLQJDQGHYHU popular. Though remarkably lagerish, it is top fermented so technically a pale ale. KRIEK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Indicates a beer produced by steeping sour cherries in casks of fermenting lambic (see below). May range from fairly mellow to quite tart, and can often have notes of almond. LAMBIC/LAMBIEK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belgian wild beer, fermented using yeast present in the air, rather than added by the brewer. Brewers

use old hops that still have their antiseptic qualities, but have lost much of their bitterness. The beer may be left to age for up to four \HDUVWRDOORZWKHFRPSOH[LW\RIpDYRXUVWR develop. The result is a sour beer that you should drink more like a wine than a beer. RAUCHBIER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smoked beer, made with barley malt that has been dried over an open oUH6RPHRIWKHVHEHHUVKDYHDYHU\VWURQJ pDYRXUUHPLQLVFHQWRIEDUEHFXHGEXUJHUV or sausages. These beers have a dedicated and very enthusiastic group of fans. SAISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A style of beer that originates from the south of Belgium, and refers to a light, refreshing beer to be drunk in the summer. Saisons are pale in colour and JHQHUDOO\TXLWHOLYHO\7KHpDYRXUVKRXOG always be crisp, but may range from dry and hoppy to sweet or even slightly sour. TRAPPIST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Belgian appellation, indicating that Trappist monks brew the beer. Trappist breweries such as Rochefort and Orval provide some of Belgiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous traditional beers. TRIPEL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A style of Belgian abbey beer. High in strength (8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9.5%) and blond in colour, with DGHHSpDYRXUUDQJLQJIURPVZHHWWRGU\DQG hoppy, often featuring spicy or fruity notes. WEISSBIER/WEIZENBIER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weizenbierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; translates from German as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wheat beerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. German weizenbier is made with at least 50% wheat. The term weissbier means â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;white beerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which refers to the familiar pale yellow colour of wheat beers. However, there are also dunkelweizen, or dark wheat beers. WITBIER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Flandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; answer to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;weissbierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (see above), the Walloon equivalent being â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blancheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; both names mean â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, referring to the universally pale colour of Belgian wheats. They are typically citrusy and may have hints of coriander. This is a very accessible, deliciously refreshing style of beer. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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know people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink much (or at all), but who come to the festival for the cheese counter. No wonder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as carefully selected and interesting as the beer. But if you are drinking beer, here are a few complimentary cheese suggestions. :<44,9@.63+,5(3,: The simple creaminess of brie (and similar gooey, but mild, cheeses) should stand on its own. So a golden ale with a little fruit (maybe Moonshineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heavenly Matter, or Crafty Beerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever-popular Sauvignon Blonde) would go beautifully. You also wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go far wrong with a white stilton. )0./67:!07(:30./;(5++(92 Get your goat. To be honest, goatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheese will go with anything hefty and complex: a big dry stout or a black IPA. Try one with toasty malts like Cloudwaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DIPA or BrewBoardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Handroid. %XWKRSVFDQEODVWWKURXJKVXEWOHpDYRXUVVR this might be the place for cheeses with washed rinds. Stinking Bishop is a classic. Or you could double down on bitter: Hereford Hop is a semihard cheese with hops packed into the rind. )0;;,9:),:;:(5+:,::065(3,: A well-made bitter is what many think of ZKHQ\RXVD\kDOHyDQGFKHGGDULVQ WIDURÄ&#x2020; the same for cheese. They work together, too. With both, there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any overpowering pDYRXUVWKHUHLVDOLWWOHVKDUSQHVVDQG the craftsmanship is front and centre. Try a pint of Grainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Redwood or New Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riverbed Red with Wensleydale, or even a crumbly eweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheese. Y Fenni is a classic Welsh cheese, made with beer and mustard, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great with a robust bitter. Perhaps Abstract Jungleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Easy, at the fruitier end.

Stronger bitters, bests, and old ales will complement the smoked versions of similar cheese. Try a Swannay Orkney Best, or a beer thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smoked itself. 90*/(5++(92!769;,9: :;6<;:(5+)(93,@>05, A stout with a bit of sweetness just belongs with a nice salty blue. Something creamy like a Cambridge Blue, or a Dolcelatte will have the body to go with a big, hefty porter, or a sweeter stout. A really mature, crumbly stilton could overshoot here, but try something like Nene Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big, rich Bible Black with the creamy blues. For more resinous beers like imperial stouts (hello, Calverleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Imperial Porter), maybe go sharp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lincolnshire Poacher will cut right through it 403+: Milds are dark but easy-drinking, often with a touch of nut and caramel. Alpinestyle semi-hard cheeses have softness and nuttiness to match. Both are subtle. The UK makes gruyere in Cheshire, or you really canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat a Cornish Yarg. I like every mild on the list this year, but try Great Heckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voodoo Mild. 40?(5+4(;*/ Obviously we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cover everything. What about wheat beers (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go brie), or cheeses with fruit in (Moorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hoppiness)? We have around 200 beers from the UK alone, and well over 50 cheeses. New cheeses will be available each day, and we do our best to keep as many of the beers on at once as possible, so there are plenty of chances to discover an exciting new pairing. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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Available at Cambridge Beer Festival, another quality beer from

TYDD STEAM BREWERY

Manor Barn, Kirkgate, Tydd St Giles, Cambs PE13 5NE For orders and information contact Will Neaverson Tel: 01945 871020, Mob: 07932 726552 Email: info@tyddsteam.co.uk

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LOCALE

WHAT IS LOCALE? Helge Nareid explains.

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AMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increasing awareness of green issues. LocAle supports local brewers and local identity and pride – letting us celebrate what PDNHVHDFKORFDOLW\GLĆHUHQW$V\RXWUDYHO across the country, you can appreciate beers IURPORFDOEUHZHULHVLQGLĆHUHQWUHJLRQV There are now more breweries than ever in modern times, so drinkers in any region have a wonderful diversity to choose from. 7KHGHoQLWLRQRIZKDWFRQVWLWXWHVD/RF$OHLV determined by the local CAMRA branch, and

may vary according to local conditions (what suits Cambridgeshire may not suit the Scottish Highlands). For our branch – Cambridge and district – the LocAle criteria includes any brewery within our branch area, as well as small and medium-sized breweries within 20 PLOHV DVWKHFURZpLHV IURPWKHYHQXH At this festival, we showcase 47 beers from 13 breweries that qualify as LocAle. They are all marked by signage above the stillage. For the 359 days of the year outside this festival, please look for the LocAle symbol in the Good Beer Guide and on the WhatPub website. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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THE BEER LIST

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ost of the beer is arranged alphabetically by brewery name, starting at the left hand end of the main bar. There are some exceptions: the brewery bars from Bexar County, Grain, Green Jack, Greene King and Three Blind Mice are all to the left of the main tent. We also have a number of beers in KeyKeg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on their own bar as well, also on the left.

to the type of beer or the size of the brewery. There may also be beers available that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on this list. The signs behind the bar on the end of the casks show exactly whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available at any time, along with the prices and strengths.

The tasting notes here have come from various sources â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAMRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Beer Guide, the breweries or our own painstaking research.

As well as this printed beer list, the list is also available at www.cambridgebeerfestival.com, and through smartphone apps for both iOS and Android. All the online versions will be updated throughout the festival as beers come and go. If you need a large print version, please ask at the bar.

Not every beer will be available at every session. Some beers take longer to settle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we want the beers to be in the best possible condition when we sell them. Towards the end of the week some of these will no doubt have sold out. Some beers are particularly limited in quantity, either due

2QFHDJDLQSOHDVHUHPHPEHUWKHVWDÄ&#x2020;VHUYLQJ you and looking after the beer are all unpaid volunteers.

BREWERY BARS BEXAR COUNTY Peterborough, Cambs Est. 2012 A Promise is a Promise 4.1% &KHUU\SDOHZLWKWKUHHGLÄ&#x2020;HUHQWFKHUU\ DGGLWLRQV)UXLW\IURPVWDUWWRoQLVK8QoQHG Death of Tomorrow 3.8% Dark beer brewed with kombucha. Flavoured with lime, ginger, and jaggery goor for loads of residual sugar. Collaboration with $EEH\GDOH8QoQHG Deathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Door 6% Traditional oatmeal stout. Big mouthfeel and URDVW\QRWHV8QoQHG Hang On Tight 4.5% Mexican lager using corn in the brew. This beer is served from a KeyKeg. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mintal 8.3% Peppermint stout porter. Heavy mint aroma EXWVXEWOHpDYRXU&ROODERUDWLRQZLWK3LJ  3RUWHU8QoQHG The Illusionist 4.5% Hazy pale with a burst of citrus and berries, oQLVKLQJZLWKDKLQWRIPLQW8QoQHG





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GRAIN Alburgh, Norfolk Est. 2006 Hubbleicious



4.5%

  

6.5%

8QoOWHUHGSDOHDOHZLWKWURSLFDOIUXLWKRSSLQHVV and a subtle aroma of bubblegum. This beer is served from a KeyKeg.

Lignum Vitae

Traditional strong and hoppy India pale ale, brewed with English Maris Otter pale ale malt.

Pilsener

4%

Czech style pils with Saaz hops. This beer is served from a KeyKeg.

Redwood

4.3%

Rich red bitter that balances roasted malts with sherbet grapefruit hoppiness.

S.M.A.S.H

3.8%

Single malt Golden Promise and single hop Rakau. Malty sweetness with peach and passionfruit character.



Slate

6%

Dark and rich smoked porter, brewed with a complex blend of malts.

ThreeOneSix

3.9%

Brewed with lager malt. Very light with a hoppy nose and taste.


THE BEER LIST

KEY TO SYMBOLS

    

Bitter Old Ale IPA Lager Mild

   

3.8%

10.5%

4.4%

LGM-1

4%

Pale ale with citrus and grapefruit notes from Comet hops.

5.8%

Strong, bitter and hoppy India Pale Ale. Brewed with English bittering hops and American aroma hops.

Orange Wheat Beer

4.2%

Bright golden colour, brewed with 40% wheat malt and fresh and dry orange peels for a zesty citrus pDYRXU

GREENE KING Abbot Reserve

6.5%

Full-bodied, smooth and mature beer, with fruit FDNHDQGWRÄ&#x2020;HHpDYRXUV

Black IPA

4%



4%

4%

Starry Night Light amber ale with Galaxy hops.

XX Mild

4.5%

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3%

Cask mild, traditionally brewed using dark malt IRUDVZHHWDQGURDVWHGpDYRXU

Yardbird

Bright, hoppy American style IPA. Named after jazz legend Charlie Parker.

THREE BLIND MICE Little Downham, Cambs Est. 2014

 

6.2%

 



Breathe Easy

Pineapple IPA. This beer is served from a KeyKeg.

DIPA Lo Docus

8.8%

Double IPA. Collaboration with Wild Weather. This beer is served from a KeyKeg.

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Juice Rocket

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Est. 1799



American pale ale brewed with American and English hops to celebrate the royal wedding.

Hoppy pale ale with aromas of citrus and tropical IUXLWVDQGDGU\ELWWHUoQLVK

Mahseer IPA

Wheat Beer

Celebration Ale

Rich and fruity export stout with plenty of hop character.

Jester

Gluten Free

Barley Wine

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Baltic Trader

Vegan Friendly

Golden

Lowestoft, Suffolk Est. 2003 Albion Mild

Fruit Beer

Speciality

GREEN JACK

    

  

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4.5%

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Lonely Snake Mosaic Simcoe

3.5%

+RSS\SDOHZLWKpDYRXUVRISDVVLRQIUXLWDQG mango.



Nothing Rhymes With Orange

4%

Orange and lemon wheat beer, brewed using classic Belgian witbier yeast. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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KEYKEG BAR BEACH BREWERY Waterbeach, Cambs Est. 2016 Copacabana

 5% Fantasma



Special pale ale. Powerfully hoppy golden beer with summer fruit hints.

BRASS CASTLE Malton, N Yorks Est. 2011 Hazelnut Mild XXXX

 

10%

Light Munich-style helles lager.

BREWBOARD Harston, Cambs Est. 2017 Fathergrime



Handroid



5.3%

6.4%

 

4.5%

8.5% 4.8%

Helles brewed with Schill pilsner malt, Mandarina Bavaria hops and WLP833 Bock lager yeast for delicate pDYRXUSURoOH



Session Pale Loral



6.2%

3.1%

REDEMPTION Tottenham, London Est. 2010 Big Chief

5.5%

Full of New Zealand hops with aromas of honey DQGQHFWDUDQGWURSLFDOFLWUXVDQGpRUDOQRWHV

TWISTED BARREL Coventry, Warks Est. 2013 The Blue Rose

2.7%

)UXLW\NHWWOHVRXUpDYRXUHGZLWKEOXHEHUULHV rosehip and hibiscus. Deep red with a fruity aroma and WDUWEOXHEHUU\pDYRXU

WILD WEATHER Silchester, Hants Est. 2012 Ask Me About Loom

 4.5% Pirate Captain

Flavoured with Loral and El Dorado hops over Golden Promise, oats, wheat and Heritage Crystal malts.

5.5%

Hazy fruit beer with strawberry aroma and pDYRXUDQGDKLQWRIZKLWHSHSSHU8QoOWHUHGDQG unpasteurised.



Double IPA brewed with fresh seasonal hops.

Helles Mandarina

PANTHER Reepham, Norfolk Est. 2010 Berry Bite



English spin on a farmhouse saison, combining English malts and hops with Belle Saison yeast.

CLOUDWATER Manchester Est. 2015 DIPA

MARBLE Manchester Est. 1997 Peaches and Beaches

Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops bring kiwi, papaya and tangerine notes, with Vienna malt and oats for texture.

Rich, malty and caramel take on an English IPA, FRPELQLQJFU\VWDOGDUNDQG&DUDPDOWVZLWKoYHKRS varieties.

CATTLE SHED Cranbrook, Kent Est. 2015 Working Class Hero



Fruited sour IPA. Collaboration with Slim Pickens &LGHU 0HDGRI7DPSD)ORULGD

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6.5%

Dank and juicy IPA with a sweetly smooth body, hopped with Magnum and Citra.

 4.4% Table Beer

&KHVWQXWFRORXUHGEHHUZLWKUDLVLQFRÄ&#x2020;HH chocolate, and hazelnut aromas.

Helles Lager

4.5%

Munich and Golden Promise malts, with Magnum, Saphir Whole Leaf and Hallertau hops.

5%

Sour wheat with passion fruit and satsuma pDYRXUV

6.5%

Hazy oatmeal and wheat IPA, dry-hopped with Jester. Flavours of pink grapefruit and satsuma. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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THE EMPRESS PUB 72 THODAY STREET, ROMSEY TOWN, CAMBRIDGE • 01223 247236

next beer festival is on. They cater for private functions like weddings, wakes, birthday and staff parties.

Find us on facebook: The Empress, or pop in and see us at 72 Thoday Street. WE ARE HERE

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The Empress is not a pub to skimp on entertainment either. Quiz night is on Tuesday evening and is all year round; it starts at 8.30 sharp and if you want a seat it pays to be early. Big money quizzes are held regularly and a host of amazing prizes can be won. Other events throughout the year are Arabian food nights, Over 30s night, Play Your Cards Right, Fancy Dress Party, Bingo, Hog Roast and live music to name but a few. Also check out when the

day

The atmosphere is relaxed, warm and welcoming. The clientele here are refreshingly mixed, from Cambridge students through to older real-ale drinkers. Their relaxed attitude also means that both pets and children are welcome. It can get very busy on weekends, when last orders are called at 12.50 on Friday and

Saturday evenings. The pub is open all day on Saturday and Sunday from midday and 4pm during the rest of the week.

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Its small external area complete with handy rings for bikes, belies the large interior area, which boasts three welcoming rooms, a large beer garden complete with outside bar, sheltered smoking area and log fire, making it a fantastic pub all year round.

If you’re feeling hungry and the space can’t be filled with the usual fare of peanuts, crisps, pork scratchings or poppadums then the Empress offers a selection of 18 different wood fired pizzas made with fresh dough daily. We run a fantastic promotion every Sunday and Monday when it’s two for one on all pizzas. If you’re feeling brave there is a Man verses Pizza challenge - if you dare to take it on!

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Tucked away on Thoday Street, a quiet residential area at the Romsey Town end of Mill Road, The Empress is a popular unassuming pub where it pays to be in the know. You could live in Cambridge for a long time before discovering it exists. It might be a little hard to find but it’s well worth the search. The key thing with The Empress is ‘word of mouth’. The pub mostly advertises its events on the chalkboards outside the pub, on Facebook and nowhere else, because it doesn’t need to. It’s a lovely friendly pub with a good community feel which won the coveted CAMRA Pub of the Year Award.

This is a pub primarily for drinking, socializing and playing games. The Empress offers pool, darts, bar billiards, table football, a digital jukebox and a wide selection of board games. The pub offers one of the best varieties of real ales to be found anywhere in Cambridge, including Timothy Taylor, Doom Bar, Oakham, Bombardier, Tribute, Proper Job, Wainwright, London Pride, Citra, JHB, Adnams, Summer Lightning, and Purity Gold, to name but a few. We also have a range of ciders including Old Rosie,

Stowford Press, Rekorderlig and Bulmers. Well known to have the best selection of whiskies, with over 60 different brands available even the connoisseurs amongst us will be impressed.


THE BEER LIST ASHOVER Ashover, Derbys Est. 2007 Littlemoor Citra

MAIN BAR ABSTRACT JUNGLE Langley Mill, Derbys Est. 2015 Easy

 Sturdy

 4.4% Pineapple IPA  5.6%

Biscuit caramel and chocolate notes with subtle &DVFDGH&LWUDDQG&HQWHQQLDOKRSpDYRXUV

Classic style IPA using pale malt and lots of $PHULFDQKRSV3LQHUHVLQRXVDQGFLWUXVIUXLWpDYRXUV

ADNAMS Southwold, Suffolk Est. 1890 Bicycle Kick

 Blackshore Broadside (bottle strength)

4.2%

,ULVKVW\OHVWRXWZLWKFRÄ&#x2020;HHDQGFKRFRODWHpDYRXUV hints of liquorice and dark fruits.

ALL DAY BREWING COMPANY Reepham, Norfolk Est. 2014 Norfolk Green Hop â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Challenger & Fuggle 3.9%



Golden ale featuring Challenger and Fuggle hops. Bold DQGVSLF\8QoQHG

6.5%

Norfolk pale and Pilsner malt married with Mandarina %DYDULDDQG3DFLoF1RUWKZHVWKRSV3DVVLRQIUXLW DURPDDORQJVLGHDJXDYDWDVWH8QoQHG

ANGLES ALES Orton Southgate, Cambs Est. 2017 Doctors Orders 5.9%



German-style premium lager made from Pilsner, 0DULV2WWHUDQGpDNHGEDUOH\VDXJPHQWHGE\&]HFK Saaz hops.

 Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Principia

5%

Dark ruby strong bitter with subtle caramel notes mellowed by East Kent old English hops. Imperial stout festival special.

BARSHAM Fakenham, Norfolk Est. 2017 Bitter Old Bustard

4.3%

Rich russet-coloured ale with warm nutty biscuit pDYRXUVDQGDVPRRWKPDOWERG\

BATEMANS >HPUÃ&#x2026;LL[3PUJZ,Z[ Salem Porter

 6.3% XXXB

Dark ruby red beer brewed with Pale Ale malt and First Gold hops. Aromas of fruitcake, almonds and conserved fruit.

Feral Nun

6.5%

Full-bodied red ale with balanced malt and fruitiness from American hops.

 5.1%

.Ã&#x2122;OQHUZLWKDNLFN%LVFXLW\PDOWpDYRXUVJRRG bitterness and aromas of lemongrass and honey.

Fruit & Guava Hop Festival Passion

4.1%

Brewed with Citra hops. Clean, pale, crisp and refreshing.

8.4%

4.7%

Porter with a dry roast, nutty palate and rich malty aftertaste.

4.8%

Classic English tawny pale ale. Peppery aroma and IUXLW\ELVFXLW\pDYRXU

BEXAR COUNTY Peterborough, Cambs Est. 2012 Please see the listing in the Brewery Bar section on p32.

BISHOP NICK Felsted, Essex Est. 2011 Divine

 Heresy

5.1%

Dark amber with a dense creamy head. Spice, nuttiness and caramel balance mellow hoppiness.

4%

Golden ale with pale ale malt. Challenger hops for VSLF\ELWWHUQHVVDQG*ROGLQJIRUpRUDOFLWUXVDURPD

BLACKENED SUN Milton Keynes, Bucks Est. 2017 Hédoné Saison 3.6%



British malt and hops brewed with traditional saison yeast. Light, with a spicy, fruity yeast character and notes of citrus and berries.

Nebula Stout

6.8%

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THE BEER LIST BRASS CASTLE Malton, N Yorks Est. 2011 Bad Kitty

 Rhubarb & Custard Mild Chocolate-vanilla porter.

CASTOR Castor, Cambs Est. 2009 Old Scarlett

 4.4% Principia Roman Gold

5.5%

4.6%

Dark bitter with a fresh fruity taste.

5%

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Porter-style beer, the grains are balanced by 0RVLDFKRSVZLWKVPRN\IUXLW\WRQHVDQGDGU\oQLVK

CAIRNGORM Aviemore, Highland Est. 1997 Nessieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monster Mash

Summer bitter. Well hopped with a light nutty aftertaste.

 Trade Winds

4.1%

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CRAFTY BEERS Stetchworth, Cambs Est. 2012 Barley Wine

 Hop Parade 4.9% Mild Mannered 9.5% Sauvignon Blonde 4.3%

3.7%

10%

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Smooth, malty sweetness with balancing bitterness. Light in colour and body.

CALVERLEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Cambridge, Cambs Est. 2014 A Pale Ale

Abundantly hopped, fruity pale ale with Simcoe and Ekuanot hops.

 Imperial Porter Organic Cherry Sour Rye Blonde

4.3% 3.5%

Fruity pale ale made with Mosaic and Amarillo KRSV8QoQHG

Dark mild with a balance of sweet malt and tempered bitterness.

Liquid cake batter with notes of chocolate and FRÄ&#x2020;HH8QoQHG

Aromatic golden ale brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.

5.4%

Cherry kettle sour brewed with organic LQJUHGLHQWV8QoQHG

3.9%

CROUCH VALE South Woodham Ferrers, Essex Est. 1987 Blackwater Mild 3.7%

Rye session blonde, dry-hopped with Citra. 8QoQHG



CAMBRIDGE BREWING COMPANY Cambridge, Cambs Est. 2013 Honey Bee-R 5%

Brewers Gold



Golden ale made with honey that is fully fermented for a drier taste. East Kent Golding hops SURYLGHpDYRXUDQGDURPD



IPA

4.3%

Nettle and pine hop aroma, with sweet bready malts, hop bitterness, fruity esters and black tea tannins LQWKHoQLVK

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Smooth and malty dark mild. Fruity and full, with roast barley for deep-ruby colour and a clean, dry pDYRXU

4%

Pale, hoppy beer with tropical fruit aromas. Brewed with extra-pale English barley malt and Brewers Gold hops.

DIGFIELD Barnwell, Northants Est. 2006 Foolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nook

 5% Shacklebush

Hefeweizen yeast and Tettnang hops give clove DQGEDQDQDpDYRXUVWRWKLVQDWXUDOO\FORXG\ZKHDW beer.

4.4%

3.8%

Golden summer bitter, well-hopped with a citrus aftertaste.

4.5%

Mid-brown beer with hoppy bitterness and a PDOW\EDODQFHGoQLVK


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THE BEER LIST ELEPHANT SCHOOL Brentwood, Essex Est. 2006 Hefelump



Milk Stout Cat 4.5%

Apricot wheat. Smooth and creamy with hints of apricot.



SIPL

4.2%

Session India Pale Lager. Easy-drinking with a hit of American hops.

ELGOODâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Wisbech, Cambs Est. 1795 Black Dog



3.6%

Spontaneously fermented English-style sour beer, blended with mango.

ELMTREE Snetterton, Norfolk Est. 2007 Nightlight Mild



4.5%

4.6%



4.5%

Made using ginger root extract for a refreshing pDYRXUWKDWLVQRWRYHUSRZHULQJ Traditional style porter: dark with mix of roast PDOWDQGIUXLWpDYRXUV6RPHVZHHWQHVVEXWDGU\ oQLVK

FAT CAT Norwich, Norfolk Est. 2005 Black Elder Stout



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4.9%

Classic grains with a citrus hit from American hops.

4.6%

Floral and citrus aromas with a subtle pine and mint aftertaste from Northern Brewer hops.

FYNE ALES Cairndow, Argyll Est. 2001 Jarl

3.8% 7.1%

Deep amber with aromas of apricot and peach. Flavours of tropical and stone fruits and a long ELWWHUVZHHWoQLVK

GRAIN Alburgh, Norfolk Est. 2006 GREAT HECK Goole, N Yorks Est. 2008 Dave



3.8%

Voodoo Mild

4.3%

Dark, smooth session bitter. Brewed with English chocolate and crystal malts, balanced with whole (QJOLVKKRSpRZHUV Dark mild brewed with lots of roasted malts, balanced with English hops.

4.6%

Stout Cat with an infusion of blackcurrant and HOGHUEHUU\pDYRXUV 40

FRAMEWORK BREWERY Leicester Est. 2016 Friday Street IPA

Please see the listing in the Brewery Bar section on p32.



Old Porter

7.4%

/LJKWDQGJROGHQIXOORIFLWUXVpDYRXUDQGDURPD

Tan-hued beer combining complex bitterness with generous hop aromas.

ENVILLE Stourbridge, W Mids Est. 1993 Ginger

5%

6PRRWKULFKPDOWORDIDQGWRÄ&#x2020;HHpDYRXUV Balanced bitterness and sweetness.

 5.7% Superior IPA

Old style mild. Strong with balanced hops and PDOWV/LTXRULFHDURPDDQGDODVWLQJQXWW\oQLVK

Snetterton Scary Tree

 Old Fellow Double Stout

3.6%  Winder Wheat Beer  5%

Belgian-style wheat beer blended with cherry and raspberry.

Coolship Mango

FELLOWS Cottenham, Cambs Est. 2009 iSpy

Rich, black stout. Smooth chocolate with a bitter oQLVK

Dryish dark mild. Caramel malt, roast and dark EHUU\IUXLWpDYRXUVZLWKDKLQWRIVZHHWQHVV

Cherry Wheat Beer

4.6%

Creamy milk stout. Not too sweet.

GREEN JACK Lowestoft, Suffolk Est. 2003 Please see the listing in the Brewery Bar section on p33.


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BLACKSHORE STOUT, 4.2% ABV

Dark, smooth and brimming with coffee and chocolate flavours.

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Chennai IPA

GREENE KING Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Est. 1887

5%

Pale and amber malts balance resinous bitterness DQGKHUEDOpDYRXURI3DFLoF*HPDQG&DVFDGHKRSV

Please see the listing in the Brewery Bar section on p33.

HARDKNOTT Millom, Cumbria Est. 2005 Neutron Olicana

 Ragnarøkkr

Amber beer, single hopped with Olicana.

 7.3% Charter Thinker 4%

'RXEOH,3$ZLWKSLQHDSSOHDURPDDQGpDYRXUVRI guava and mango.

HARVEYS Lewes, E Sussex Est. 1790 Elizabethan

 Prince of Denmark Sussex Best Bitter

LACONS Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Est. 2013 $Ä&#x201A;QLW\  Passion fruit and lychee tartness. Balanced fruit and PDOWpDYRXUV

3.6%

Fresh and moreish copper best bitter. Well balanced with soft fruit and berries.

5%

Aroma of fresh pine and blood orange.

7.5%

Reminiscent of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;October Alesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brewed in domestic brewhouses during the sixteenth century.

 4% Cuckoo

7.5%

Strong, dark beer with complexity and depth.

LEIGHTON BUZZARD Leighton Buzzard, Beds Est. 2014 Black Buzzard 5.8% 6L[GLÄ&#x2020;HUHQWPDOWVFRPELQHIRUDUREXVWSRUWHU ZLWKKLQWVRIFRÄ&#x2020;HHDQGFKRFRODWH

3.8%

Full-bodied brown bitter. Hoppy aroma with EDODQFHGPDOWDQGKRSpDYRXUVDQGDGU\DIWHUWDVWH

Classic British bitter. Malts balanced with four GLÄ&#x2020;HUHQW(QJOLVKKRSYDULHWLHV

HOPSHACKLE Market Deeping, Lincs Est. 2006 Black Ice

LINCOLN GREEN Hucknall, Notts Est. 2012 Big Ben

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5.8%

  Hood

6%

Black IPA with intense hop resins and aromas and URDVWHGJUDLQpDYRXUV

Named after Hucknall-born boxing legend Ben &DXQW7UDGLWLRQDOO\VWURQJPLOGIXOORIPDOWpDYRXU

6SLF\JROGHQEHHUZLWKpDYRXUVRIWURSLFDODQG citrus fruits.

Best bitter brewed with Maris Otter malt and choice hops.

HORNES Bow Brickhill, Bucks Est. 2015 Dark Fox 3.8%

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 Nutty Ambassador 4.5% 

Four malts and three varieties of English hops combine in a brown beer with cedar, pine and light pRUDOQRWHV



Summer Swallows Light golden ale with big hop character.

KISSINGATE Lower Beeding, W Sussex Est. 2010 Blackeyed Susan 4.2%



Strong dark mild with raisin and berry notes and gentle bitterness.

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4.2%

4.5%

Malty sweetness balanced with whole hops. Hints of caramel and aroma of hedgerow fruits.

6%

Hazelnut milk stout. With hazelnut aromatics, FRÄ&#x2020;HHDQGFKRFRODWHQRWHV8QoOWHUHGDQGFRQWDLQV lactose and oats.

LORD CONRADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Dry Drayton, Cambs Est. 2010 His Majestea



3.8%

Pale ale infused with green tea and tangerine.


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Spectrum 6SLÄ&#x201A;QJ:KHH]H

3.5%

Dark session ale loaded with citrus hops.



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MAD SQUIRREL Potten End, Herts Est. 2016 High Score

 Koha

5%

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Pegasus 4.8% Syntaxis

4.1%

Fruit and hop aromas with bittersweet malt, fruit DQGKRSpDYRXUVDQGDORQJGU\oQLVK

India pale lager. Pilsner malt and resinous hop pDYRXUV

4.6%

Rakau, Wai-iti, Dr Rudi, and Motueka hops give OHPRQDQGVWRQHIUXLWQRWHVDQGDELWWHUFLWUXVoQLVK

MARBLE Manchester Est. 1997 Table Beer



Uppe Hela Natten  Maldon Gold

5.1%

3.8%

3.7%

5.2%

Dark and full-bodied with caramel and roast pDYRXUV+RQH\LVDGGHGODWHLQWKHERLO



4.1%

MOOR Bristol Est. 1996 Hoppiness

 Old Freddy Walker

6.5%

Rich caramel malts with tropical fruit from hops.

NENE VALLEY BREWERY Oundle, Northants Est. 2011 Bible Black



7.3%

6.5%



Chocolate porter. Rich and dark with sweet cocoa and dark malt aromas. Flavours of roasted grains, FKRFRODWHDQGFRÄ&#x2020;HH

Pulping On Your Stereo 4.2% Release The Chimps

A bronze festschriftbier to commemorate the career of Cambridge professor Martin Jones. Brewed ZLWKWKHoYHJUDLQVRI&KLQHVHULWXDO 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

3.8%

Light-bodied amber beer with citrus fruit aroma DQGWDVWH&OHDQGU\oQLVK

Dark, full-bodied old ale. Bramling Cross hops provide a hint of orange and a dose of bitterness.

Blonde fruity ale brewed with Golden Naked oats and Vienna malts and Citra and Simcoe hops.

MILTON Waterbeach, Cambs Est. 1999 Cerealia

4.1%

Straw-coloured light-bodied beer made with Citra hops. Hoppy citrus, tropical fruit aroma and taste with DELWWHUoQLVK

The latest in a series of single-hopped beers.

Pale golden ale with sharp citrus moderated by honey and biscuity malt.

 Honey Porter

6.7%

Shelford Crier Single Hop  4.1%

Dark, reddish mild with smooth, biscuity, roasted PDOWpDYRXUDQGVSLF\EODFNFXUUDQWKRSDURPD

MILE TREE Peterborough, Cambs Est. 2012 Citra Blonde

MOONSHINE Fulbourn, Cambs Est. 2004 Chocolate Orange Stout

)XOOERGLHGVWRXW&KRFRODWHDQGFRÄ&#x2020;HHpDYRXUV with a hint of orange from the hops.

0DFFKLDWRSRUWHUXVLQJ7DNN1RUWK3URMHNWFRÄ&#x2020;HH and a dash of lactose.

MIGHTY OAK Maldon, Essex Est. 1996 Contra Rotating Nissen Hut

5.7%

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 3.1% Heavenly Matter

Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops bring kiwi, papaya and tangerine notes, with Vienna malt and oats for texture.

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Nero

4.5%

Full of Mandarina and Citra hops and fresh oranges.

4.4%

 

Pale malt with hops added late, and dry-hopped IRUSRZHUIXOKRSpDYRXU


THE BEER LIST NEW RIVER Hoddesdon, Herts Est. 2015 Blind Poet

 Riverbed Red



Red Kite

4.5%

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PHIPPS NBC 4.2%

Amber ale made with speciality malts from Germany, balanced by a mix of international hops.

3.9%

7.5%

4.6%

4.2%

4%

3.3%

Smooth malty character and notes of chocolate.

4.1%

5RDVWHGQXWW\pDYRXUDQGELWWHUVSLF\PDOWV

PAPWORTH Papworth Everard, Cambs Est. 2014 Koura 5.7%





3.5%



6.5%



6%

East Beach IPA

Hoppy wheat beer with a crisp light body, with hints of banana and tropical fruit.

 

American IPA with Columbus, Centennial and Summit hops, late-hopped with Cascade. Earthy and spicy hops and bitter orange fruit.

Goiaba IPA



Pale ale with Motueka hops and Brazilian guava juice.

RED CAT Winchester, Hants Est. 2014



Mr. Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Porter

Bitterness from locally grown Fuggle and Golding hops with a smooth, malty base.

 Red Panther

Cromer, Norfolk Est. 2012 'DUNORZJUDYLW\VRXUDOHZLWKpDYRXUVRI molasses and apple.

Light beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and JRRVHEHUU\DURPDVDQGDGU\ELWWHUoQLVK

PANTHER Reepham, Norfolk Est. 2010 Mild Panther

3.5%

Brewed with 19th century malt variety Chevallier.

Cutch

Fruity hop notes dominate, with a grainy EDFNJURXQGDQGGU\oQLVK





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OLD DAIRY Cranbrook, Kent Est. 2010 Spring Top

7.1%

Golden Mild

4%

Amber ale with blood orange tea infusion.

 Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farewell Citra



Double Century

Fresh citrus aroma and well-hopped character ZLWKDFULVSGU\oQLVK

OAKHAM Peterborough, Cambs Est. 1993 Attila

Northampton, Northants Est. 2014 Strong, oak-aged old ale. Dark, fruity and warming.

NORFOLK BREWHOUSE Hindringham, Norfolk Est. 2012 Moon Gazer Golden Ale

 Moon Gazer Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orange

4.7%

Sweet, full-bodied ruby IPA with strong hop and WURSLFDOIUXLWpDYRXUV

4.5%

Four English roasted malts give aromas of FKRFRODWHYDQLOODDQGPHOORZFRÄ&#x2020;HH



Tellicherry

5.4%

Naturally hazy peppercorn witbier brewed with wit yeast and German Hüll Melon hops, and infused with Tellicherry peppercorns.

REDEMPTION Tottenham, London Est. 2010



6%



4%

46° North

Mosaic, Azacca and Centennial hops give tropical IUXLWDQGKRQH\DURPDZLWKpDYRXUVRIPDQJRO\FKHH and more tropical fruit.

Rock the Kazbek

Blonde ale, single-hopped with Czech Kazbek for ]HVW\OHPRQOLPHDQGJUDSHIUXLWpDYRXUV 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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Wednesday 13th June to Sunday 17th June Inclusive 30+ Real Ales 20+ Real Ciders and Perries 6 Craft Kegs Wednesday 6 - 11pm opening evening and paella night Thursday 6 - 11pm quiz and curry evening Friday 12 - 3, 5 - 11pm BBQ and live music with the wonderful Max Bianco and friends in the evening. Saturday 12 - 11pm BBQ and live music in the evening from the amazing Supersub Sunday 12 - 10pm fathers day, Sunday roasts available Only ÂŁ5 for first entry to include glass, programme and first pint.


THE BEER LIST REDWILLOW 4HJJSLZÃ&#x201E;LSK*OLZOPYL,Z[ Feckless

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4.1%

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5.7%

Smoked porter. Smooth with robust malt, infused with Chipotle chilis for extra smokiness and a hint of heat.

ROCKET ALES Great Staughton, Cambs Est. 2016 Black Arrow



4%

London porter brewed using pale, smoked, and chocolate malts, with Admiral hops. Dark body and VPRN\pDYRXU

 Maverick Ale Komet Bier

3.8%

*HUPDQVW\OHVHVVLRQ,3$3DOHZLWKpDYRXUDQG aroma from blend of German noble hops.

4%

Maris Otter malt, Target hops, Scottish heather honey and a bit of ginger.

ROCKHOPPER Luton, Beds Est. 2016 B-Pale



4.8%

Made with Belgian yeast and southern hemisphere hops. Banana, cloves, and tropical fruit with gentle PDOWLQHVV8QoQHG

Telescope

4.3%

Made with new-world style German hops. Light FLWUXVpDYRXUVRIWDQJHULQHDQGPHORQ8QoQHG

4%

4.7%

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 Raspberry Wheat

Challenger, Cascade, Celeia, and Hallertau hops JLYHWKLVSDOHDPEHUEHHUpRUDODQGKHUEDOWDVWHDQG aroma with a touch of lychee.



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4.2%



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SWANNAY Swannay by Evie, Orkney Est. 2006 Dark Munro 4%

 

'DUNFKRFRODWHEURZQPLOGZLWKFRÄ&#x2020;HHQRWHVDQG a hint of hop.

Old Norway

8%

Golden colour with chewy American hops to balance the sweet British malt.

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THORNBRIDGE Bakewell, Derbys Est. 2004 California Sun

 

4.5%

West coast session IPA.

5.5%

Coconut chocolate porter.

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SON OF SID Little Gransden, Cambs Est. 2007 Hopticks

 Peach Wheat

ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S St. Peter South Elmham, Suffolk Est. 1996 Bloominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marvellous 4.1%

4%

*HUPDQVW\OHODJHUZLWKpRUDOQRWHVIURP0RVDLF hops.

4.7%

Sourness from wheat and ester notes, balanced by raspberries.

THREE BLIND MICE Little Downham, Cambs Est. 2014 Please see the listing in the Brewery Bar section on p33.

TOTALLY BREWED Nottingham Est. 2014 Crazy like a Fox!

 

4.5%

English style bitter but with continental malts and a citrus hoppy twist.

Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout

4.5%

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THE BEER LIST

Black Forest

TRÃ&#x2C6;S BIEN Tur Langton, Leics Est. 2014 Airmail

 My Name Is Earl

5%

Malty, dark ruby bitter with hints of caramel and dark fruits.

4.3%

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TURPINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Cambridge, Cambs Est. 2015 Cambridge Black

4.6%

Strawberry Haze

3.9%

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5.6%

Heavily hopped IPA with a malt biscuit, EODFNFXUUDQWDQGJUDSHIUXLWDURPDIXOOpDYRXUDQG body, and spice notes.

TWISTED BARREL Coventry, Warks Est. 2013 Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twisted Sister

 Inspired

4%

3.8%

WOLF Besthorpe, Norfolk Est. 1996 Lavender Honey

3.7%

5%

WOODFORDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Woodbastwick, Norfolk Est. 1981 Norfolk Nog 4.6%

Smooth, rich old ale with hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice.

4%

Malty, dark ruby bitter with hints of caramel and dark fruits.

4.3%

4.2%

A fresh take on Wherry with hop varieties from WKH86ZHVWFRDVW

YORK York, N Yorks Est. 1986 Centurionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ghost

 Raspberry Ripple 5% 

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 Red Admiral  4.5% West Coast Wherry  4.6%

Amber bitter with bitterness balanced with citrus from New Zealand hops.

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WIPER AND TRUE Bristol Est. 2015 Doves and Ravens

Golden festival special.

Deep golden bitter, heavily hopped with Galaxy.



5.6%

Honey from Norfolk Lavender is added during WKHEUHZLQJSURFHVVIRUDGHOLFDWHPRUHLVKpDYRXU

Golden American pale ale with crisp bitterness and DIUXLW\FLWUXVoQLVK

VIBRANT FOREST Pennington, Hants Est. 2011 Amarillo

5.6%

Smooth and full-bodied oatmeal pale ale, dryhopped with Simcoe.

 Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Telescope 4.5% 

Pale ale, brewed with oats, wheat and a blend of 86KRSVIRUWURSLFDOFLWUXVpDYRXU

 Cosmic Trip Ratcatcher

 Colour of Despair

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TYDD STEAM Tydd St. Giles, Cambs Est. 2007 American Eagle

WILD WEATHER Silchester, Hants Est. 2012 Colour of Desire

Dark ale, with dank Cascade hop aromas balanced by sour cherries.

 Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glass

Golden, fruity, hoppy beer with a hint of strawberries.

4.9%

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5.4%

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4.3%

Pale American cream ale with raspberry and vanilla. Hüll Melon and Columbus hops add sharpness and bitterness.


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WISHING CAMBRIDGE CAMRA LUCK WITH WHAT IS ALWAYS A GREAT EVENT! The Cambridge Cider Company make hand crafted Cider and Perries from locally sourced, hand picked and unsprayed fruit. We believe in letting our exceptional Cambridgeshire (and some neighbouring counties) apples speak for themselves.

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CIDER AND PERRY

CIDER & PERRY Chris Rouse introduces you to the cider bar

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ELY F 33 LK FESTIVAL 13-15 JULY 2018 · ELY OUTDOOR CENTRE

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening · Lindisfarne Steve Knightley · Ezio Sam Kelly Trio · Skipinnish Johnny Dickinson · The Willows The Black Feathers · Tim Edey Jamie Smith’s Mabon ...and many more MORRIS DISPLAYS, REAL ALE BAR, TRADE STALLS, WORKSHOPS, DANCES, CHILDRENS’ ENTERTAINMENT * All Artists booked subject to contract • Season tickets £75 (£85 after 31 May) • Concessions available • Children under 12 yrs free • Day Tickets available

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MEAD

MEAD Forget hops and grapes; letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk honey, says Joanne Fried. ead is a simple but unique drink, made by fermenting honey with ZDWHUDQGYDULRXVIUXLWVpDYRXUV and spices. Its taste and consistency ranges IURPpRUDODQGOLJKWWRULFKDQGV\UXS\

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Pink Mead

Brewed by the Vikings and druids, mead has long been linked with rituals, feasts and wedding celebrations. But this age-old beverage is at risk of being resigned to the history books LIEHHFRORQLHVFRQWLQXHWRVXÄ&#x2020;HUIURPKDELWDW loss, pollution, climate change and pesticides.

Christmas pudding spices in a glass.

12%

Pink-coloured mead with orange zest.

LYME BAY Devon Christmas Mead

13%

Tournament Mead

11%

Dark and sweet with a hint of ginger.

Traditional Mead

14.5%

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West Country Mead

14.5%

Medium sweet with a slightly drier spiced edge.

All of the mead at this festival was made in the UK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I hope you enjoy this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection. Whilst you do, raise a glass to the lovely bees, who make all this possible.

Yore Sparkling Mead

AVALON VINEYARD Shepton Mallet Organic Mead

Dark, rich and peaty.

MONIACK Inverness Moniack Mead

12%

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FRIARY LIQUEURS Frome Spiced Mead Warm, sweet and rich.

4%

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THE ROOKERY Blairgowrie Midsummer Mead

14.6%

17%

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Mint Mead 13%

17%

Refreshing with a gentle spearmint aftertaste.

Mountain Ash Mead

17%

Dry and tart without being sour.

LINDISFARNE Northumberland Lindisfarne Mead

Plum Mead

17%

Sweet and rich with a full body.

14.5%

/LJKWFRORXUHGZLWKDFOHDQOLJKWpRUDOKRQH\pDYRXU

Raspberry Mead

17%

Crisp, sharp and slightly acidic. 45th CAMBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL

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THE SIX BELLS â&#x20AC;˘ FULBOURNâ&#x20AC;˘ The White Family welcome you to their warm and friendly pub dating back to the 15th century, nestled in the heart of Fulbourn. A proper local with a love of real ale complemented by good old fashioned home cooked food. As well as the bar areas we have a lovely light dining area, a large function room for parties and not forgetting the large garden for the summer.

Six real ales at all times, two constantly

changing guests plus a real cider 9 High Street, Fulbourn CB21 5DH Telephone: (01223) 880244 www.thesixbellsfulbourn.co.uk

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WINE

WINE This year we are delighted to offer a selection of English wines from seven different vineyards.

12%

12.5%

10% 11%

Wild strawberry and rose with distinctive cherry notes.

12%

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From behind the bar to backstage, there are several ways you can contribute to the festival. Danièle Gibney explains.

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MARK OSTROWSKI I used to go to beer festivals and think, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;you know, these things wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen if there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t volunteers.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I got chatting to someone and they said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you do it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good laugh!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So I did, and it is good fun! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the camaraderie, and we all have something in common â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we like EHHU:H UHORRNHGDIWHUZHOOWKHIRRGDW the Cambridge festival is especially good. I volunteer at most of the beer festivals I go to, about 12 each year. I work on the bar here in Cambridge as I do most festivals. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I enjoy doing. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re closer to the beer, and when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too busy you get to chat with the customers as well. I live in St Albans, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of a trek, but I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep doing the travelling if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy it. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impose myself on friends in Cambridge for the whole week,

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