The Campaign for Real Ale - Reading & Mid Berkshire presents:
THE 20th READING
BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL Thursday 1st May to Sunday 4th May 2014
2014 Festival Programme In association with
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n behalf of the many hard working and entirely unpaid volunteers who make this event possible, I would like to welcome you to the 20th Reading Beer and Cider Festival.
Hopefully, as you are reading this, the sun has been shining and it’s a beautiful day. But if not, and it’s raining, then I hope than you can console yourselves by sampling one or more of our many, many real ales, ciders and perries on offer. Or perhaps our massive range of foreign bottled beers or British country wines is more to your taste? Whatever your favourite tipple, the volunteers behind the scenes and behind the bars have scoured the country on your behalf – it’s a hard job but somebody has to do it. We're confident you will find something to your tastes, whether it’s an old favourite, or something new or unusual.
I do have one request though. Our pubs are disappearing at an alarming rate, and without pubs there would be nowhere to enjoy real ale the rest of the year. So can I ask each of you to pop into your local next week, say hello and have a drink. The Community Pub is a unique, valuable and much loved part of our heritage. Do your bit to keep that heritage alive! Cheers Dave Scott Festival Organiser
So sit back, relax in the largest beer garden in Reading, or chat with your friends at the longest bar in Reading; listen to the bands (Friday and Saturday), take part in our Pub Quiz (Thursday), have your face painted (Saturday and Sunday), play our traditional pub games, or try your luck on the tombola; but above all I hope you have a fantastic time.
Photo © Mike Taylor www.catchlight.co.uk
Contents Welcome Entertainment British Beer List Site Plan Cider & Perry Wine and Mead List Food & Stalls Our Sponsors Foreign Beer List Join CAMRA
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Thursday The opening day of the festival sees the return of the popular Pub Quiz. Starting on Thursday and continuing throughout the festival are the Traditional Pub Games. A selection will be available to play every day including long alley skittles, table football, table skittles, shut the box and toad in the hole. A range of prizes including bottled beer and T shirts are on offer for the champions. If you're feeling lucky, visit the Tombola for the opportunity to win a wide range of beer and pub oriented prizes plus some quirky stuff and soft toys. Plus, if you thought balloons were only good for children's parties, just watch Balloon Platoon, the masters of balloon sculpture. They will be making their way around the site producing balloon sculptures on request – perhaps a bracelet, an animal or the tallest piece of headgear you'll ever wear. Not to be missed.
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Music: 11.30am – Damien A Passmore Damien fuses hilarious lyrics, brilliant musicianship, awesome vocals and a whole bunch of energy into the loudest, laughingest country rock you'll hear in a long time. This is country music with its tongue well into its cheek and everything turned way up. 12.15pm - Newtowners An authentic string band flavour of down-home Appalachian music, featuring Colm Daly (fiddle), Terry Pearce (bass), Cathy Marsden (guitar and vocals) and an array of special guests. Well noted for strong vocals in classic covers and Irish traditional. 1pm – Jodie O'Callaghan Jodie's guitar style is diverse, ranging from Leadbelly inspired songs of betrayal to simple love songs with a hint of Dusty Springfield. Together with her brother Ben (bass) they have a connection that is seen and heard in their music, like
Entertainment and Games they can read one another's mind. 1.45pm – Richard Green Richard has been playing for over 15 years. He is an acoustic cover artist playing songs that are easy and enjoyable to listen to. 2.30pm – Chris Beales Song-writer and musician from Reading. Blues-rock is one side to his music, which ranges between the lighter and darker shades of acoustic guitar driven songs. 3.15pm – Paula Curtis Acoustic artist, folk singer and songwriter from Basingstoke. Her repertoire consists of original music combined with heartfelt songs. 4pm – Reading Ukulele Group Brian Waite leads the group with a diverse selection from old classics right through to modern covers, and what's in between. Always raising a smile with a touch of humour and a sprinkling of cleverness in the arrangements. 4.45pm – Dolly and the Clothespegs An eclectic bunch of Reading-based musicians playing a mixture of their own songs, traditional tunes, classic country and reworked pop covers. Armed with an arsenal of instruments, the band create a sound guaranteed to get the party started. 5.45pm – Zarand Schuller (+ members of La Mort Subite) Zaránd is multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and a multiinstrumentalist. He and members of his group La Mort Subite conjure up images of a smoky worker's bar in Paris, a wild night-time gathering around a gypsy camp fire, a drunken Hungarian wedding party in the small hours and a Greek taverna on a hot summer's evening. 6.30pm – Edd Keane, the Green Man A multi-instrumentalist, singer/song writer. When performing live he uses a loop pedal to record and
layer together saxophone, flute, guitar, bass, clarinet, percussion and vocals, all live in front of the audience with no pre recordings. Tracks range from reggae, jazz, dark folk and progressive Middle Eastern styles to trip hop. 7.15pm – Damien A Passmore Damien is your compere for the evening. 7.30pm – 45 rpm A four piece Reading band with a love of the classic seven inch single music format. Their set is culled from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, drawing on both classic and other chart hits from five decades of great music. 8.45pm – Damien A Passmore Damien returns to compere before our final act of the evening. 9pm – Leatherat Group members Pete Bailey (vocal, guitar), Jonno Watts (fiddle), Jeremy Paul Carroll (bass), James Foley (guitar) and Lee smith (drums) deliver the raw adrenalin of rock music, fused with the intricacies of traditional folk tunes. Leatherat have played to over 150,000 people in more than 300 venues.
Saturday Why not visit the very popular face-painting stall for a truly outrageous makeover? Another regular feature of Saturday afternoon is the appearance of the Kennet Morris Men, who will dance between beer breaks at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. They dance traditional Cotswold style Morris dances with sticks and handkerchiefs, their beer pots never being far away. www.kennetmorrismen.co.uk
Music: 11.30am – Raff Achour Raff is the guitarist from Boot Led Zeppelin, and will be playing, acoustically, a variety of tracks from the seventies, including the Led Zeppelin era. 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 5
Entertainment and Games
1pm – Paula Riordan Paula has been involved in the music business since the mid 60's, as a musician, a recording artist and a producer, producing hit records in the UK and internationally. 1.45pm – Ryewolf The band evolved from The Westlanders, (Lance Burns, Ian Freedman and Bogdan Dobrasccyck), originally a three piece named for their fallen comrade John Westland who formed the band then sadly passed away. Now Ryewolf perform a mix of traditional and self-penned songs in true folk style and together produce a mesmeric and original sound. 2.30pm – Tom Attah Tom is the modern, living bluesman. Taking the music from the past and carrying it into the future, Tom has stories to tell and songs to play. A strong and soulful performer of new and original acoustic blues material. 3.15pm – The Small Strings A ukulele band performing quirky cover songs, with a repertoire drawn from a wide range of pop, rock and soul tunes. 6.30pm – Little Twist John Bunton (vocals), Paul Butcher (guitar), Mike Blanchard (keyboards), Gregg Armstrong (bass), John Howells (guitar) and Pete Lockwood (drums) have a huge set list of songs ranging from classic 60s, legendary rock of the 70s, memorable 80s hits through to today’s top numbers. 7.30pm – Robert Sowden Rob is is a Reading based songwriter, performer, recording artist and producer, and your compere for the evening. 7.45pm – 3 Buck Shirt Jason Manners has a mastery of the guitar that spans upbeat electric rock-blues and boogie-woogie to soulful, spiritual country blues standards. 6 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Other band members of are Neil Warren (harmonica), Simon Price (drums), Les Calvert (bass) and Stuart Young (percussion). 8.45pm – Robert Sowden Rob returns to compere before our final act of the evening. 9pm – Swallow A classic rock covers band from Reading, Swallow features Diane Fox on bass, Nick Martin on guitar, Adrian Ogden on drums and Jane Setter on vocals. Expect to hear tracks by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Blondie, UFO and many more.
Sunday Photo © Mike Taylor www.catchlight.co.uk
12.15pm – Rebecca Lambert Singer/songwriter from Reading. Her influences include Carly Simon, The Cranberries, Adele, The Beatles, Oasis and Lily Allen to name but a few.
Sunday at the festival has traditionally been a family friendly day allowing parents with young or teenage children (under legal drinking age) to enjoy the event in a more relaxed, family oriented environment. For the youngsters, there's a whole host of fun, activities and competitions in our special "Halfpints" area (all children must be accompanied by an adult). You can visit the face-painting stall between 12-6pm – also for a truly outrageous makeover (face painting is available in the Saturday daytime session).
Photo ÂŠ Mike Taylor www.catchlight.co.uk
The British Beer List
The British Beer List
& tasting notes
eal Ale has seen a huge growth in recent years. More and more of our local pubs are stocking it and the number of breweries in the UK now numbers well over 1,100.
Weâ€™ve got 550 different beers for you this year from breweries all over the country. Ranging from a ten minute walk from the festival site, to the tip of the Lizard in Cornwall, and all the way up to the Isle of Skye. Our longest established brewery first started brewing in the 15th century, and weâ€™ve a fair few that have opened their doors since last year's festival. All beers will be available from opening, provided the cellar team are satisfied that they are ready to serve. Some may take longer to clear and so will come on later in the festival. Along with the tasting notes in the following pages, we have also done our best to provide an indication of the style of the beers with the help of a handy coloured pint glass next to the beer name.
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Pale = Yellow in the programme and on the cask end label Amber = Orange in the programme and on the cask end label Dark = Brown in the programme and on the cask end label Speciality = Purple in the programme and Blue on the cask end label Although we have done our best with beer details, the programme had to go to print before the beers arrived at the festival so please refer to the cask end labels for updated details on colour and ABV. This year, rather than having a separate LocAle bar for beers brewed within a 30 mile radius of the festival site, we have simply put everything into alphabetical order by brewery. There is still a great selection of LocAle beers that can be identified by the LocAle symbol next to the brewery name in this programme, and on the cask end label.
Beer List CAMRA promotes Mild throughout May and the festival is no exception. Mild is one of, if not the, oldest beer styles in the country, and is enjoying a revival in today's market. Milds are identified next to the beer name. They are black to dark brown to pale amber in colour and come in a variety of styles, from warming roasty ales to light refreshing lunchtime thirst quenchers. Malty and possibly sweet tones dominate the flavour profile but there may be a light hop flavour or aroma. Slight diacetyl (toffee/butterscotch) flavours are not inappropriate. As always, many thanks go to our suppliers, particularly Arthur at Avalon, Stephen at Brighton Bier, Duncan and Buster at Brecon, Mary at Boggart Hole Clough, Josh at Cornish Crown, Nina at Flying Firkin, Allan at Great Heck (though we arenâ€™t absolutely certain that we thank him for stepping down from the beer order role...), Rob at Good Beer, Sanj at Late Knights, Brian Oâ€™Kane and Magpie distribution, Richard at Milton, Andy at Nelson, Paul at Small Beer, Sarah at Red Squirrel, Andy at Redemption, Ben at Twickenham, and the LBA. And to all of our direct delivery breweries. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoyed choosing them. Cheers Katrina Fletcher & Cara Sheldrake Beer orderers and compilers of tasting notes.
1648 East Hoathly, East Sussex 2003 Ruby Mild 3.6% MILD Ruby by nature, smooth and gently hopped with plenty of body.
A Head in a Hat Brixton, London 2012 Gin 4.1% Citrus and juniper dominate the nose. The slightly sweet body of this golden beer is supported by a light-blackcurrant hopping with Bramling cross. Topper 4.8% Export India Porter, extremely hoppy, matured to soften the bitterness.
Abbeydale Sheffield, South Yorkshire 1996 Dr. Morton's Cattle Prod 4.1% Making life easier for Cowboys - brewed with Summer hops from Australia. Expect subtle apricot and melon flavours.
Acorn Barnsley, South Yorkshire 2003 Gorlovka Imperial Stout 6.0% A deep malt and hoppy aroma with liquorice throughout. Roast malt, fruit and hops also carry through this full bodied stout.
Adkin Wantage, Oxon 2000 Alfred's A Conflict of Interest4.6% A spicy strong bitter made using a triple addition of Goldings hops. Alfred's Honey Mild 3.2% MILD A traditional dark mild ale, with added honey. Alfred's Wantaig Ale 4.0% A very pale wheat-based ale, hopped with American Cascade hops.
Alechemy Livingston, West Lothian 2012 (St) Ella Burst 5.3% Punchy resinous IPA from the single-hopped "Burst" series. Smooth and dry rather than agressively bitter. Starlaw Pale 3.5% Session pale ale with plenty of tropical and floral flavours to keep you supping.
Allendale Allendale, Northumberland 2006 Wolf 5.5% A beautiful blood red coloured, full bodied beer. With a medium bitterness and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops.
Amber Ripley, Derbyshire 2006 Dambuster 5.2% Powerfully flavoured golden ale with three hop varieties.
Andwell North Warnborough, Hants 2008 Ginger Muddler 3.9% Light golden bitter. Aroma of hops and malt; characteristics carried into flavour with solid bitterness and dry, biscuity finish and hints of ginger. Pilsner 4.8% Full bodied European-style pilsner with Cascade hops, known for their mellow bittering character. Finish is bitter sweet. Porter No. 2 4.9% A dark oak beer with coffee, liquorice, vanilla and delicate tangerine aromas, a fruity well rounded taste and finish. Red IPA 4.5% Reddy amber and bursting with fresh hop notes. Fuggle and Goldings late hops underpin the string section whilst dry hopping with American Summit and Crystal grabs the limelight with arias of tangerine and pink grapefruit. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 9
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Beer List Andwell North Warnborough, Hants 2008 Resolute 3.8% An easy drinking session bitter. A malty aroma, leads into an initially malty flavour with some bitterness and sweetish finish.
Appleford Appleford-on-Thames, 2006
Atlas (Sinclair) Quoyloo, Orkney 2002/2010 3 Sisters 4.2% A classic Scottish 80/- style beer brewed using Chocolate malt for a rich, dark ruby colour and slightly toasty and fruity flavour.
Aylesbury Brewhouse Co. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 2011
Brightwell Gold 4.0% Made with Maris Otter and Wheat. Hops are Styrian Goldings.
Indian Gold 4.7% Black pepper IPA with a spicy hoppiness.
Power Station 4.2% A copper-coloured, slightly malty bitter.
Pure Gold 3.8% Deep golden colour, fruity citrus aroma, hoppy bite with dry zesty finish.
Arbor Kingswood, Bristol 2007
Ayr Ayr, Ayrshire and Arran 2009
Greenhorn Rising 5.2% Looks malty but the taste is dominated by the hops, of which there are bucket loads. Crisp, fresh and bitter.
HipHopopotamus 4.0% Golden ale with citrus and grassy hop flavours balanced with some malty caramel overtones.
Art Brew North Chideock, Dorset 2008
Backyard Walsall, West Midlands 2008
Bouncy 5.2% Floral then instantly very dry and really hoppy, A mix of five American and New World hops.
May the Fourth be with you 4.0% A cheeky nod to possibly the most iconic space adventure ever. A dry bitter with a resinous pine aroma and character.
Hip Hop Dr Rudi 4.3% Wake up your taste buds with this crisp and punchy golden ale, packed with the New Zealand hop Dr Rudi Super Alpha.
Bad Seed Malton, North Yorkshire 2013
Seville Rye 4.6% A rye beer with roasted seville oranges added in the boil. Spanked Monkey 6.4% Massively hopped proper IPA with root ginger and chilli added to the cask.
Ascot Camberley, Surrey 2007 Alley Cat 3.8% A pale brown session bitter with malt flavours present throughout. Dry with a lasting sharp and bitter finish. Anastasia's Exile Stout 5.0% Stout packed with chocolate and roasted coffee flavours, with a slight sherry-like aroma. Further bittered to balance the sweetness of the malts, the beer has a unique hoppy aroma with orange, pine and resin flavours.
Espresso Stout 7.0% A bewitching blend of two rich, roasted flavours. Dark and complex with Columbus hops. South Pacific Pale 5.8% Extremely pale with New Zeland Green Bullet, Pacifica, and Pacific Gem hops.
Beartown Congleton, Cheshire 1995 Peach Melbear 4.4% This unusual and distinctive beer has a sweet aroma of peaches and elderflower, perfectly balanced by a hoppy bitterness in both the flavour and finish.
Bedlam Hassocks, Sussex 2012 Hoppy Golden 4.2% American Summit and Cluster hops gently added late in the boil, and a touch of roasted barley to give a copper colour.
Aureole 4.0% Low strength golden ale, lots of citrus flavour from the amount of Summit hops used. On the Rails 3.8% MILD Chocolatey mild with a notable hop character throughout, bittersweet in the taste and aftertaste, with a dry finish. Rhino Rye 5.0% An American syle Rye ale, brewed with rye malts to give a slightly spicy note plus clean bitterness from the Magnum hops.
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Beer List Beer Engine Newton St Cyres, Exeter 1983 Sleeper Heavy 5.4% A red-coloured beer with a fruity, sweet taste and a bitter finish, caramel, burnt sugar, bitter and dried fruit peel characters coming from the malts.
Beerd Warmley, Bristol 2013 Silver Tip 4.6% A refreshing pale ale using popular New Zealand hops to give it a fruity aroma and a flavour that has hints of white wine. Easy to drink with a fresh quick bitter finish.
Belleville Wandsworth, London 2013 Tie-Dye Rye 5.8% Spicy strong amber ale showcasing its rye flavours.
Bellingers Grove, Oxon 2011 Gallipoli 5.6% Full bodied stout brewed to mark the First World War centenary. Rich chocolate malt with roasted notes. Smooth finish. Original 4.1% Pale amber colour, full bodied ale with a citrusy bitterness from Perle and Cascade hops. Summer 3.7% A light refreshing session bitter with soft nutty, toffee malts with a late bitterness.
Beowulf Walsall, West Midlands 1997 Dragon Smoke Stout 4.7% Dark malts and roasted barley combine to produce a smouldering chocolate flavour, followed by a mouth embracing bitterness.
Bespoke Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire 2012 Saved by the Bell 3.8% A light refreshing beer with a spicy hop bite and and a light floral aroma from the late hop addition.
Big Hand Wrexham, Wales 2013 Artamensus 4.9% Dark stout with toffee, mellow chocolate and liquorice characteristics. Havok 5.0% Pale gold in colour with hoppy citrus flavours and spice aroma. Zeta 3.6% American Pale Ale. Using only American flavour and aroma hops. Zesty orange flavours.
Big Lamp Newburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1982 Buy direct on 01672 541407 ramsburybrewery.com
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Summerhill Stout 4.4% Dark roast malt flavour, with a hint of chocolate and dry bitter finish.
Beer List Binghamâ€™s Ruscombe, Berkshire 2010 Bee 5.0% Golden beer with a hint of honey. A blend of American hops give this brew a pleasant citrus hop finish. Bricks & Mortar Porter 5.0% Smooth porter brewed with dark and brown malts. Ginger Doodle Stout 5.0% A dark stout with a subtle hint of ginger which rounds off the bitterness. Twyford Tipple 3.7% Tawny coloured bitter which has a good balance of malt and hops in the flavour and a citrus hop finish. Vanilla Stout 5.0% Dark stout infused with vanilla and dark malts.
Black Flag Goonhavern, Truro 2013 Blonde 4.2% An unhealthy amount of New Zealand and American hops take this beyond the usual. Light and fruity but still with plenty of body. Naughty Pilchard 4.0% Brewed with a mix of four different malts and plenty of late New World hops - this is no ordinary sardine. White Cross IPA New hoppy, American-style IPA.
Aussie IPA 5.2% New Australian hop varieties, Galaxy and Stella, are combined in this golden, 100% Maris Otter IPA to produce strong bitterness coupled with a sweet aroma reminiscent of apricots. Big fruit flavours lead to a strong warming finish.
Black Iris Derby, Derbyshire 2011 Jasmine IPA 4.8% A hoppy IPA using Celestial Jasmine Tea. Stout No.3 5.2% Very dry stout full of New Zealand hops and delicious dark malts. Intergalactic IPA 5.2% New Australian hop varieties, Galaxy and Stella, are combined in this golden, 100% Maris Otter IPA to produce strong bitterness coupled with a sweet aroma reminiscent of apricots. Big fruit flavours lead to a strong warming finish.
Black Paw Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham 2011 Dark Seam 5.0% A deliciously dark and full flavoured traditional porter. Overtones of chocolate mixed with a hint of coffee alongside a pleasing aroma of hops.
Black Rock Falmouth, Cornwall 2013 Black Rock Pale 4.2% An iconic golden ale with a clean, crisp palate balanced by a fruity citrus hop character.
BlackBar Harston, Cambridgeshire 2011 Bitter 3.6% A malty tawny brown bitter with a noble hop finish. Blacklight 4.0% A great transatlantic hop mix - rich evening sun gold in colour with Casade hops on the nose, Progress on the bitterness and a touch of Pioneer in the middle.
Blackbeck Egremont, Cumbria 2009 Belle 3.8% Deviously dark and chocolatey with a kick, brewed by the girls of Blackbeck brewery to a secret recipe.
Blackedge Horwich, Greater Manchester 2011 Black Port 4.9% Deliciously complex, roasted coffee and chocolate flavours with a hint of liquorice and sweet port finish. HoP 3.8% Clean, dry and refreshing session beer with spicy floral aromas.
Blackjack Manchester, Greater Manchester 2012 Black IPA 5.7% Combining dark roasted malts with fresh pine hops for a full flavour. Red Rye Saison 7.2% Strong amber beer with characteristic malt and banana sweetness followed by dry bitterness.
Blue Anchor Helston, Cornwall 1400 Bragget 6.0% Deep gold beer with a sweet taste from apple and honey.
Boggarts Manchester, Greater Manchester 2001 Pale Ale Classic pale ale.
Vanilla Porter 4.4% Smooth dark beer with addition of vanilla for sweetness.
Bournemouth Brew Co Poole, Dorset 2013 Bournemouth Battleaxe 5.5% A dark and twisted stout. Full of attitude, full of dark and dangerous malts rounded off with powerful hops. Pesky Pirates 4.2% Rich porter, initial chocolate nose.
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Beer List Bowness Bay Winster, Cumbria 2012 Waterbird Wheat 4.5% This zingy wheat beer has gentle orange peel, coriander and ginger flavours, for the ultimate silky taste.
Box Clever Trowbridge, Wiltshire 2012 Temple Mead 4.0% New beer from an off-shoot of Box Steam Brewery. A rich golden ale with hints of honey and a lasting finish.
Box Steam Trowbridge, Wiltshire 2004 Funnel Blower 4.5% Dark brown in colour, with a subtle vanilla aroma. The vanilla sweetness contrasts nicely with the slight bitterness from the roasted barley and chocolate malts.
Brass Castle Malton, North Yorkshire 2011 Bad Kitty 5.5% A chewy chocolate vanilla dream of a porter. Cave Ungues Felis. Cliffhanger 3.8% A refreshing hop-laden golden ale infused with citrus notes. Sunshine 5.7% Bitterness is balanced by malt sweetness in this IPA and dryhopping rounds out the aroma.
Brecon Brecon, Powys 2011 Bright Beacons 4.5% A straw coloured best bitter, packed with a multitude of hops for full, satisfying drinking experience. Copper Beacons 4.1% A copper coloured session ale with a full character and plenty of body. Slightly fruity yet refreshing. Dark Beacons 3.8% A refreshing traditional Welsh Dark Ale‚ hints of roast coffee and caramel with a gentle hop character. Ysbrid y Banneau 6.0% Oak aged deep golden ale. (Translates from the welsh to Spirit of the Mountains).
Brewshed Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2011 CoCo Porter 4.7% Traditional brown/black smooth dry porter with some cocoa flavour. Seven different malts give a complex, layered malt character balanced with traditional Fuggles hops. Yellow 3.7% A pale, dry, light ale with clean crisp bitterness and a very light malt flavour. Amarillo hops give this beer a lovely fruitdriven, fragrant nose.
Archway Steam 4.8% Glorious amber beer with toasted bready flavours and balanced bitter fruits. Kinsale Bitter 4.0% A hoppy brown bitter with noticeable citrus and marmalade notes. Finish is fruity, hoppy, bitter and dry.
Briggs Signature Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 2013 Folk 3.7% Extra pale ale with a clean citrus fruit aroma, refreshing hop flavour and a crisp, dry bitter finish. (Cuckoo brew at Mallinson's)
Brighton Bier Brighton, East Sussex 2013 Grand Porter 5.0% A rich, satisfying, robust porter packed with flavours of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Underdog 4.2% 100% English hops set against a complex malt bill of 6 different grains including Rye and Munich malt. A crisp hop bitterness and a rich satisfying malt flavour.
Brown Ales Chesterfield, Derbyshire 2013 The Usual Suspects 4.3% Amarillo and Chinook hops in a beer "where nothing is what it seems".
Brunswick Derby, Derbyshire 1991 Rocket 4.7% A pale IPA style beer, heavily dry-hopped with a multitude of New World hops to give pleasant citrus and apricot flavours.
BrynCelyn Ystradgynlais, Powys 1999 Buddy Marvellous 4.0% MILD Dark Mild. Aroma and flavour showcase caramel and mild crystal malts with some nuttiness as well as toasted and wooden notes.
Buffys Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk 1993 Anni-weiss-ary Ale 3.8% Wheat Beer - No tasting notes available. Polly’s Folly 4.3% Well-balanced with a definitive malty spine. Elderberry notes and a long dry bittersweet finale.
Burning Sky Melksham, Wiltshire 2013
Brick Peckham, London 2013
Aurora 5.6% An expansive blend of US hops give a resinous mouthfeel ‚ big citrus and tropical fruit flavours, which are prominent, yet well balanced.
American IPA 5.9% Medium bodied strong beer with plenty of bitterness and orange flavours.
Devil's Rest 7.0% Burnt orange colour and full flavour in the mouth. Huge amounts of Simcoe and Centennial hops.
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Beer List Butts Great Shefford, Berkshire 1994 Barbus Barbus 4.6% Golden ale with a fruity hoppy aroma and a hint of malt. Hops dominate taste and aftertaste, accompanied by fruitiness and bitterness, with a hint of balancing sweetness. Jester 3.5% A pale brown session bitter with a hoppy aroma and a hint of fruit. The taste balances malt, hops, fruit and bitterness.
Buxton Buxton, Derbyshire 2010 Jacob's Ladder 2.8% Hoppy little session beer brewed in support of the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.
Buzzard Llandyrnog, Denbigh 2012 Pale of Clwyd 4.2% Well hopped with Cascade, Fuggle and Golding hops to produce a crisp and fresh ale. Village Bitter 3.9% Well rounded session bitter of great character. Some initial maltiness melts into a hoppy finish.
By the Horns Merton, London 2011 Morning Glory Breakfast Stout 5.4% Maris Otter Pale malt, Crystal, roasted barley, Chocolate
malt and oats; and hopped with the British hop First Gold. A wonderful full-bodied dark and deep stout. Whisky Vanilla Lambeth Walk 5.2% This dark porter has a dominant nose with aromas of toasted cocoa and dark malts. In the mouth initial hints of dark berry give way to the smooth caramel and finish with a toasted dryness. Wimbledon Blonde 3.9% Blonde ale, dry-hopped with Cascade.
Caffle Llawhaden, Narberth 2013 Drop Squint 5.2% Classic Pale Ale using All-British hops and malts.
Cairngorm Aviemore, Inverness 2001 Wild Cat 5.1% A smooth, dark auburn coloured ale with hints of wine on the nose and a complex hop and berry flavour.
Calvors Ipswich, Suffolk 2008 Fourrunner 3.8% A golden ale with a rich golden straw colour. Smooth Hoperator 4.0% A pale ale which combines four different malts to give a lovely copper colour and a background sweetness. CONTINUED OVERLEAF >
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Beer List Canterbury Ales Canterbury, Kent 2011
Caveman Swanscombe, Kent 2012
Reeve's Ale 4.2% Traditional chestnut ale, slightly darker and a little bitter. Roast and nutty malts with berry hops and a bitter finish.
Clovis Point Brown 5.2% US style brown ale. Caramel and roast malt flavours with juicy hops provide a complex yet well balanced beer.
Wife of Bath 3.9% Blonde golden ale. Full bodied, spice and citrus hops with a long dry finish.
Neanderthal 4.6% A better best bitter, full of roast and caramel malt flavours and traditional Kent hops.
Carlisle Carlisle, Cumbria 2013
Celt Experience Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan 2007
Magic Number 4.5% Nice sweet caramel and crystal malt flavours, lightly hopped.
Native Storm 4.4% Robust mid brown ale full of spicy and biscuit flavours, refreshing mouthfeel complemented by a powerful presence of fresh hoppy aromas.
Castle Rock Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 1997 George Africanus 4.2% Refreshing pale ale, named in honour of a former slave who became one of Nottingham's first recorded black entrepreneurs.
CATS Shennington, Oxon 2014 Mog Pale Ale. Light and crisp.
Tabby 4.1% Amber ale. Refreshing and fruity.
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Cerddin Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan 2010 Cascade 4.8% Light grapefruit aroma. Medium sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Notes of ripe fruits. Welsh Pale 4.0% Based on a 19th century recipe, uses traditional ingredients to deliver a fruity finish with lots of hops.
Chantry Rotherham, South Yorkshire 2012 Diamond Black Stout 4.5% Full bodied dry stout with a bitter finish, spicy with hints of liquorice and dark berries.
Beer List Chiltern Terrick, Bucks 1980
Pirate Fairy 6.4% American IPA, strong golden ale packed with hops.
Beechwood Bitter 4.3% Pale brown beer with a balanced butterscotch/toffee aroma and a slight hop note.
Coquetdale Rothbury, Northumberland 2012
Cobblestones 3.5% Golden, light, refreshing and fruity beer with a hint of bitterness. Nut Brown Mild 3.9% MILD Luxuriously smooth and dark with a subtle sweet note, a beautifully balanced hop aroma and a satisfying, rounded finish.
Clarence & Fredericks Croydon, Greater London 2012 Best 4.1% Traditional best bitter with marmalade, spiced hops and a little dried apricot fading in the finish as the bitterness develops. Spring Ale 5.0% Very pale spritzy little number with a bit of torrified wheat for paleness and head retention and new world hops for a stronger but refreshing citrus/stone fruit burst. Strong Mild 4.8% MILD A very drinkable malty black beer with blackberry notes and bitterness. A satisfying slightly warming, moreish finish.
Clarkshaws East Dulwich, London 2013 Gorgon's Alive 4.0% Honey and spice, with a pleasant bitter finish. Hellhound IPA 5.5% Deeply fruity and spicy with plenty of bite and body.
Simonside Blonde 4.0% Golden summer ale with Marynka hops.
Corinium Cirencester, Gloucestershire 2012 Centurion Light toasted stout.
Pliny the Elderflower 3.8% Gloucester CAMRA beer of the festival 2014 - golden with plenty of elderflower.
Cornish Chough The Lizard, Cornwall 2000 Cadgwith Crabber 4.3% A beautifully balanced golden premium beer with citrusy undertone and a clean refreshing finish. Fire Raven 4.7% Pours a deep brown with a very nice tan coloured head. Aromas are nutty, with notes of heavily roasted malts, some light dark fruits, cocoa and mineral hops. Lizard Storm 4.8% A rich malt and hop aroma with an underlying spice and fruit flavour, darker ruby in colour.
Cornish Crown Penzance, Cornwall 2011 Honeyfuggle 4.5% Made with a bucket of Cornish honey.
Cliff Quay Ipswich, Suffolk 2009
Madagascan Vanilla Porter 5.2% A rich dark porter made with Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla. Too good to just be the christmas special.
Bitter 3.4% Glorious fragrant honey-sweet aroma with hints of citrus fruits. Deep malty depths of flavour and hints of marmalade and toffee balanced with a refreshing bitterness combine to produce a satisfying drinkable beer.
SPA 4.8% Pale gold, strong yet easy drinking with medium to strong bitterness. Made with pale malt, a Summit bittering hop and New Zealand and Pilgrim aroma hop giving a strong citrus finish.
Sea Dog 5.5% Brewed with lashings of hops to produce a balanced but drinkable strong pale ale, with a prominent floral fruity aroma, a clean malty palate and a crisp bitter finish.
St Michael's 4.0% A blend of pale and crystal malts. Pilgrim bittering hops with a strong hop finish from Summit and Goldings.
Coach House Howley, Warrington 1991 Blueberry Beer 5.0% Pale in colour with a light delicate bitterness and the natural flavour of blueberry.
Coastal Redruth, Cornwall 2006 Magnum 4.2% This gold citrus single hopped beer is refreshing and hoppy. Pier Porter 4.3% Full bodied porter with good hop and malt character.
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Beer List Cronx Croydon, Greater London 2012
Cumberland Great Corby, Carlisle 2009
Chilli Porter 5.2% Porter beer with a smoked chilli pepper flavour from MadAss Chilli Sauce Company.
Corby Blonde 4.2% Hop character with clean hop flavours and aromas. It has a balanced flavour derived from Maris otter malt and English aroma hops.
Kotchin 3.9% To Kotch: London slang; To chill out, relax, enjoy doing nothing in particular. A hoppy blonde ale beer for doing just that, brewed with Cascade hops to give it a citrus aroma.
Dancing Duck Derby, Derbyshire 2010 Dark Drake 4.5% Smooth drinking velvety, oatmeal stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.
Single Hop IPA Pale, strong single hop beer.
Dancing Man Southampton, Hampshire 2012
Crystalbrew Brough, East Yorkshire 2014 Crystal Blond 4.5% Amarillo, Summit and Chinook hops were added liberally to this highly quaffable real ale. These hops give the beer its characteristic taste with hints of grapefruit, orange and other citrus fruits. Crystal Jade 4.0% The Maris Otter extra pale malt is responsible for its colour and subtle maltiness. Chinook hops give the beer a pleasant dry and bitter feel on the palate. An abundance of Amarillo and Summit hops provide the aroma.
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Dark Nomadic Ale 4.7% Breakfast beer? A sweet fruity malty beer with hints of roast. Brewed with oats and marmalade. Troubadour 4.1% Cascade hops give floral notes to this warm, copper coloured ale with a soft, clean finish.
Dark Star Partridge Green, West Sussex 1994 Espresso Stout 4.2% Freshly ground Arabica coffee beans are added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil of this rich black beer. Original 5.0% Dark, strong and bitter beer that defies classification. It has a complex malt flavour with a hint of burnt flavour from the mixture of Crystal and Chocolate grist.
Beer List Seville 4.0% Dark Starâ€™s first fruit beer. A complex recipe using malted wheat in addition to Maris Otter barley malt with the new El Dorado hops for the primary fermentation before maturing with a hint of pure Spanish bitter oranges.
Dent Dent, Cumbria 1990 Aviator 4.0% This amber-coloured ale with strong hints of citrus and a hoppy full flavour develops into an enjoyable bitter finish.
Derventio Trusley, Debyshire 2006 Barbarian Stout 5.5% A smooth easy-drinking stout with strong aromas and cocoa and roast malts on the palate. Cleopatra 5.0% A complex beer, rounded off with First Gold hops and a generous hint of apricot.
Dorset Dorchester, Dorset 1996 Mutiny Dark Lager 4.4% A very distinctive dark lager with a lightly toasted, biscuity flavour and a herbal, blackberry aroma.
Dow Bridge Catthorpe, Leicestershire 2001 Gladiator 4.5% Ruby chestnut, well balanced beer. Smooth and malty, but with a bitter, dry finish. Some fruit aroma and slight toffee sweetness.
Downton Downton, Wiltshire 2003 Chimera I.P.A. 6.8% A traditional IPA with intense floral aromas and a powerful bitterness. Dark Delight 5.5% A strong dark brown best bitter, malt and roast in the aroma and on the palette initially, giving way to a balanced lingering aftertaste with noticeable hoppiness. Forest Dark 3.8% MILD Rich coffee flavours and a smooth body are combined with a dark chocolate aroma in this dark mild. Challenger hops provide a delicate hop flavour and add body to the beer.
Bolsters Blood Porter 4.8% Rich, dark, chocolaty, malty with a slight bitter finish. Bolster was the tyrannical giant of the parish; he was slain by St Agnes.
Dunham Massey Altrincham, Greater Manchester 2007 Porter 5.2% Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2014 - classic old-style English porter; creamy, full-bodied and packed with flavour.
Earl Soham Debenham, Suffolk 1984 Brandeston Gold 4.5% Lovely sharp clean flavour, malty/hoppy and heavily laden with citrus fruit. Malty finish. Porter 4.0% Roast/coffee aroma and berry fruit introduce a full-bodied porter with roast/coffee flavours. Dry roast finish.
Eden Penrith, Cumbria 2012 First Emperor 4.4% A full-bodied individual ale achieved with an extended maturing period using Maris Otter barley and traditional English aroma hops.
ELB E10, London 2011 Cowcatcher APA 4.8% American Pale Ale generously hopped with Citra, Chinook, Simcoe and Amarillo. Nightwatchman 4.5% Sweet caramelised fruit diminishes in this brown beer's aftertaste, which is complex with a hint of treacle and some dryness. Wheat Porter 5.0% Soft fruity porter brewed with wheat.
Elland Elland, West Yorkshire 2002 1872 Porter 6.5% Creamy, full-flavoured porter. Rich liquorice flavours with a hint of chocolate from roast malt.
Emsworth Emsworth, Hampshire 2011 Slipper 3.8% Crisp and clean, possessing a distinct malty flavour.
Slovenian Dream 4.5% An extremely flavoursome pale ale brewed with Slovenian Celeia and Dana hops which impart uniquely floral nose and light sweetness.
Exe Valley Silverton, Exeter 1984
Driftwood Spars St Agnes, Cornwall 2000
Fell Flookburgh, Cumbria 2013
Alfie's Revenge 6.5% A big malt flavour with chocolate and biscuit notes. The sweetness of the alcohol is balanced by a hop bite giving hints of resin, grass and herb with a touch of spice.
Robust Porter 4.8% Roasted flavours including chocolate malt with sympathetic hop additions contribute to a pronounced yet elegant London Porter. CONTINUED OVERLEAF >
Darkest Devon 3.9% MILD Dark mild brewed with 6 malts, Progress and Bobek hops, easy drinking with a hint of chocolate.
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Beer List Fernandes Wakefield, West Yorkshire 1997
Foundry Canterbury, Kent 2011
Black Voodoo 5.1% A black moreish beer with a chocolate, orangey, vanilla flavour coming through.
Topaz 4.7% A Belgian style treble hopped pale ale. Dry hopped with Summer and Topaz hops. Full bodied and complex for a beer of this strength, tropical and passion fruit flavours.
Firebrick Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2012 Tyne 9 3.9% Background pilsner maltiness and a hint of coffee are balanced by restrained resinous hopping.
Five Points Hackney, London 2013 Pale Ale 4.4% Strong fruity bitter golden coloured ale with citrus and tropical fruit fading in the aftertaste where the bitterness lingers. Porter 4.2% Aromas of chocolate and caramel are present in this black beer. Caramelised fruit with hint of liquorice in the flavour.
Flowerpots Cheriton, Hampshire 2006 Edge of Darkness 4.8% US style Porter Dark, full bodied and dry hopped with US Columbus. Flowerpots Bitter 3.8% Dry, earthy hop flavours balanced by malt. Good bitterness with some hop in aroma and sharp, bitter finish. Hoptonâ€™s Pale 4.6% A modern style light IPA, with a real mouthful of fruity North American hops, a lingering bitter finish, and a superb gold/amber colour.
Fullers Chiswick, West London 1845 London Porter 5.4% Rich, dark and complex, brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts balanced by traditional Fuggles hops.
Fuzzy Duck Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire 2006 Thumb Ducker 3.9% Aromas are malts with earthy hops and citrus. Flavours are malty but soon followed by grapefruit bitterness. Herbal with hints of liquorice.
Fyne Cairndow, Argyll 2001 Hurricane Jack 4.4% Light bodied golden ale with dry citrus aroma. Slightly malty with lemon notes and a bitter finish.
Geeves Barnsley, South Yorkshire 2011 Captain Gingerbread 4.3% A naturally hazy pale wheat beer infused with ginger. Spicy, refreshing and with a hint of citrus, this is a quirky take on a classic.
Geltsdale Brampton, Cumbria 2006 Lenz A German Lager style pale ale.
Flying Monk Hullavington, Wiltshire 2014
Glastonbury Somerton, Somerset 2002
Elmer's Bitter 3.8% New pale bitter made with EKG and Nelson Sauvin.
Hedge Monkey 4.6% Devilishly malty, rich, and very hoppy. Aroma of toffee and fruit.
Fool Hardy Stockport, Greater Manchester 2013 Risky 4.4% An easy-drinking pale ale with a good balance of Cascade, Slavinski Goldings and Elderado hops.
Force Cirencester, Gloucestershire 2013
Gloucester Gloucester, Gloucestershire 2011 Galaxy 5.2% Single hopped Pale Ale. Expect the citrus and fruit flavours characteristic of Pacific and antipodean hops.
Thunderball Stout 5.0% Deep, roasty flavours, enriched by the chocolate malt, are met with a gentle smoothness from the aroma of the Phoenix hop.
Goldmark Arundel, West Sussex 2013
Yankee Zulu 4.0% Subtle, spicy bitterness and mellow, floral aromas make up this invigorating golden bitter.
Goody Ales Herne, Kent 2012
Ebony Mild 3.5% MILD An inspired black mild. Spicy hints counter the dark malt flavours and a light crisp taste makes this a real surprise.
Foundry Canterbury, Kent 2011
Good Life 3.9% Fresh tasting pale ale, bursting with citrus flavours, a host of golden hops.
Foundry Man's Gold 4.0% A golden ale with strong aromas of citrus and elderflower with a subtle, lingering bitterness.
Good Shepherd 4.5% A deep amber coloured ale with a vanilla twist on the palate and a soft feel on the tongue.
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Beer List Granite Rock Penryn, Cornwall 2013 Glasney College Porter 5.4% An intense, lingering, ruby-black porter with aromas of coffee, it has a smoky, gently bittersweet finish. Penryn Company 4.0% An aromatically hoppy, fruity session beer, with a pleasant biscuity, bitter finish. Versatile and easy-drinking.
Great Heck Great Heck, North Yorkshire 2008 Amish Mash 4.7% German style Weizen with the hops of an American IPA. Light, refreshing and extemely fruity as the hops balance the banana and clove notes from the German yeast. This beer is naturally cloudy because it is unfined and thus suitable for vegans. Black Jesus 6.5% Black IPA brewed with biblical quantities of premium American hops and special dehusked German roasted malt. Shankar IPA 5.9% Pale IPA with good bitterness using lots of American Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Citra for flavour and aroma and dry hopped during fermentation with Columbus, Willamette and Cascade. Simcoe 4.5% Very pale session beer brewed with a unique blend of 7 German, Polish and American hop varieties.
Great Newsome South Frodingham, East Yorks 2007 Marvellously Poetic Porter 4.9% Rich roast malt flavours and a light grass hop aroma.
Great Oakley Tiffield, Northamptonshire 2005 Delapre Dark 4.6% A dark, full-bodied ale made from five different malts.
Great Western Hambrook, Bristol 2007 Moose River 5.0% First Gold hops give refreshing bitterness and Willamette add a tempting nose to this very palatable golden brew whilst Maris Otter provides the backbone.
Great Yorkshire Cropton, North Yorkshire 1984 Chocolate Orange 6.0% Rich chocolate stout with orange. Two Chefs 4.0% Golden beer brewed with local Yorkshire honey and seasoned with a pinch of lemon thyme.
Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk 2003 Ripper Tripel 8.5% Inspired by Belgian tripel ales. Rich amber, strong, sweet and fruity with a warming finish. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 21
Beer List Grey Trees Aberdare, Glamorgan 2011
Harviestoun Alva, Clackmannanshire 1985
Caradog 3.9% Copper coloured traditional bitter style, tasty balance of malt and hops.
Bitter & Twisted 3.8% Refreshingly hoppy beer with fruit throughout. A bittersweet taste with a long bitter finish. A golden session beer.
Gyle 59 Thorncombe, Dorset 2014
Schiehallion 4.8% Classic cask lager, crisp on the palate with a lingering grapefruit finish.
Dorset GIPA 5.4% The beer has a subtle infusion of root ginger giving the IPA a refreshing and spicy addition to the citrus and floral taste and aroma provided by the hops. Pale & Bitter 5.0% A Pale Ale with a dry bitter finish. Pacific Gem and Centennial hops give a refreshing lemon citrus flavour and aroma. Starstruck 6.6% A robust and fruity porter. Heavily hopped with Bramling Cross and Brewers Gold.
Hackney Hackney, London 2012 Golden Ale 4.0% A light fruity ale with a malty biscuit quality. A touch of dryness and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Nelson Sauvin Pale 5.0% All the Nelson Sauvin! Loads of hops, loads of flavour. New Zealand Pale 4.5% A balanced, fruity pale ale brewed using a blend of all New Zealand hops including Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin, and Motueka.
Hafod Mold, Flintshire 2011 Moel Femlli 4.4% A speciality dark ale brewed using local heather giving a dry, roasty taste with an underlying sweet malt flavours.
Half Moon Ellerton, East Yorkshire 2014
Healey Ulverston, Cumbria 2012 Golden 3.6% Light, golden ale with smooth finish.
Heavy Industry Henllan, Denbigh 2012 Electric Mountain 3.8% Hoppy golden beer with a crisp dry finish. Nos Smoked Porter 5.5% Dark ruby, smoky malt flavours and a bitter finish.
Henley Henley, Oxon 2012 Blades of Glory 4.9% American Pale Ale hopped with Summit, Chinook and Cascade. Henley Porter 4.5% Classic porter with a light sweetness on the nose and a lingering bitter finish. Marketplace Mild 3.9% MILD A dark refreshing mild with plenty of malt flavour and notes of coffee and chocolate.
Highland Swannay, Orkney 2006 Orkney Blast 6.0% Generously malty with balanced spicy hop and honeyed fruit.
F'Hops Sake 3.9% A bright, golden ale with a refreshing hit of grapefruit.
Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout 4.2% Dark brown stout with good roast, malt and fruit flavours.
Hand Drawn Monkey Huddersfield, West Yorks 2010
Hogs Back Tongham, Surrey 1992
Monkeys Love Hops #16 4.2% Part of an evolving series; same malts, same IBUs, different hop forward taste each month.
Englands Glory 4.4% Strong robust malty tones with slight citrus hints â€š often described as â€˜caramel orange'.
What Would Jephers Do? 4.5% Massively hopped rye ale, rich scarlet colour, a heady mix of US and European hops. Dry with notes of pineapple.
HBB 3.7% Biscuity aroma with some hops and lemon notes. Well-balanced with plenty of hops in the mouth.
Handmade Capel Dewi, Carmarthenshire 2013
HOP 4.4% A malty, pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple, with a good balance of aroma and bittering hops.
Special Bitter A deep chestnut coloured bitter.
Harveys Lewes, East Sussex c.1820 Sussex XX Mild 3.0% MILD A dark copper-brown colour. Roast malt dominates the aroma and palate leading to a sweet, caramel finish. 22 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
TEA 4.2% A tawny-coloured best bitter with toffee and malt present in the nose. CONTINUED OVERLEAF >
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Hop Fuzz Hythe, Kent 2011 Martello 3.8% A light American ale, brewed with the fruitiest Cascade hops and rich Caramel malts. Yellow Zinger 3.7% Summer session ale, made using three of the most citrusy hops around.
Hop Kettle Cricklade, Wiltshire 2012 Tricerahops 4.3% Very fruity triple hopped golden ale combining the best hops available from the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
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Blonde 3.5% Light, crisp and hoppy ale with a hint of Sauvignon. Maris Otter Pale malt and Carapils provide a light malty base for intensely aromatic floral, citrus and gooseberry flavours. Obsidian 5.0% A well-structured black IPA with notes of treacle and coffee, balanced by powerful hops that make it rich and palatable.
Hopback Downton, Wiltshire 1987 Dragon’s Breath 4.0% A pale ruby bitter with a hint of chilli. Heracles 2.8% A refreshing pale yellow lower alcohol bitter, good hop taste right through and lasting bitterness. Red Admiral 4.3% Copper coloured single varietal hop beer, refreshing citrus, peppery hop flavours underpinned with a strong biscuit finish.
Hopcraft Pontyclun, Wales 2013 Naughty Boy 4.2% Oat pale ale with with Summit, Magnum, Citra and Mosaic hops. Steady as she Goes 5.0% Citrussy with Czech Kazbek hops.
Hopdaemon Newnham, Kent 2000 Green Daemon 5.0% Golden 'Helles' beer with lucious tropical fruit aromas and a crisp clean finish.
Hopstar Darwen, Lancashire 2004 Lush 4.0% Copper coloured ale, full bodied fruity with a bitter finish.
Hopstuff Woolwich, London 2013 Renegade IPA 5.6% Made with the finest Maris Otter malt, blended with Citra, Cascade and a little ‘Summit’ else on the hop front. 24 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Beer List Saisonniers 4.5% This Belgian/Northern French style beer uses rosemary and thyme so it becomes herbal, citrusy and sour all in one.
Hornbeam Denton, Manchester 2007 Dusseldorf Altbier 4.6% Made in the style of a North German top fermented ale with continental malts. Fruity, rich and dark, with nutty caramel flavours. Orange Blossom 3.8% Zesty golden pale ale. Light citrus fruits, pronounced orange and peach flavours.
Humpty Dumpty Reedham, Norfolk 1998 Little Sharpie 3.8% Golden session bitter - a delicate hoppy aroma leading to a light clean tasting pleasant finish. Red Mill 4.3% This red ale has a crisp hoppy bitterness on top of a caramel and fruit malt background.
Isle of Skye Uig, Isle of Skye 1995 Hebridean Gold 4.3% Light malty aroma with honey and fruity notes to the flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste.
Itchen Valley New Alresford, Hamps 1997 Belgarum 3.9% A hoppy bitter sweetened with Hampshire honey and offset by the addition of elderflower. Watercress Best 4.2% A hint of locally produced watercress gives this light brown, smooth drinking bitter a unique and attractive flavour. Named after the local railway. Winchester 4.5% Traditional English bitter, nut brown with a sweet, malty flavour and a good hoppy nose.
Just a Minute Spennymoor, County Durham 2010 Stroppy 4.2% Easy drinking golden ale, hopped to give a fruity finish.
Hunters Ipplepen, Devon 2008
Kelham Island Sheffield, South Yorkshire 1990
Half Bore 4.0% Light hop fruity smell, malt flavours with a light hop floral finish.
Gentleman Death 6.0% A devilishly, delicious, dark Baltic Porter brewed with roasted malts and Polish hops. The aroma is sweet, toasted and seductive, the malty body is dangerously smooth and the after flavour is silky, satisfying and luscious.
Ilkley Ilkley, West Yorkshire 2009 American Smooth 4.3% Cream ale, similar to a lager in style, but softer and a little more refined. Pata Negra 6.2% Black IPA with hoppy, roast flavours. The Mayan 6.5% Velvety smooth stout. Bittersweet, and has a subtle smoky fire in its belly.
Imperial Mexborough, South Yorkshire 2011 Hop Bomb 4.2% Blonde ale generously dry hopped to give a distinct hop flavour and aroma.
Inveralmond Perth, Scotland 1997 Duncan's IPA 4.4% Pale golden ale with fruity spicy aromas leading to an initial malty sweetness and a lasting bitter finish.
Isca Dawlish, Devon 2009 Devon Blonde 4.2% A golden bitter with hoppy aroma. Dry Stout 4.9% Dark stout with dark cocoa aroma and a dry bitter finish.
Keltek Redruth, Cornwall 1997 Magik 4.0% A traditional bitter full of hops and malt flavours with gentle bitterness. Beheaded 7.5% Dark and deceptive with a smooth, slightly sweet initial taste. Complex and indulgent. Even Keel 3.4% A refreshing pale ale; fruity yet malty first impression followed by a hint of tangerine and gentle bitterness.
Kent Birling, Kent 2010 Black Gold 4.0% Sweetish, earthy malt aroma with some berry fruits and grassy hops. Flavour is similar with a bitter finish.
Keswick Keswick, Cumbria 2006 Thirst Blossom 4.1% A golden bitter that uses Crystal malt and New Zealand hops to give its depth of flavour and a beautiful exotic fruit aroma.
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Beer List Tiffin Gold 3.6% Intense fruity smell and taste with a lasting bitter finish with citrus and grapefruit present.
Kissingate Horsham, West Sussex 2009 Storyteller 3.5% A Chardonnay coloured light and simple session beer. Crisp, sherbet bitterness, lemon and sweet pine finish. Gardenia Mild 4.5% A refreshing amber mild with a light floral bitterness and subtle herbal fragrances of bay, rosemary and thyme. Won best beer at the Orpington Beer Festival 2013.
A rich dark and decadent stout with intense notes of molasses, bourbon, oak and wood smoke. Toffee Cog 5.0% A light amber beer infused with pomegranate. Crisp toffee apple mouth feel balanced with the sherbet bitterness of Pacific Jade and Summit hops.
Kite Gorslas, Carmarthenshire 2011 Cwrw Gorslas 4.0% Spicy resinous hop aroma. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruit notes. Dragons Revenge 4.5% Floral and berry hop aromas followed by a smooth mouthfeel with subtle hints of bitterness.
Late Knights Penge, London 2012 Hairy Dog A single hop, Apollo, black IPA.
Hop o the Morning Well hopped stout.
Old Red Eyes 4.5% Malty caramelly goodness, double hopped. Polish IPA 5.4% Made by their Polish brewer with three types of Polish hop.
Leamside Leamside, Tyne and Wear 2012 Alexandrina 4.1% Pale gold in colour. Initial bitterness gives way to delightful citrus fruit flavours. Named after Alexandrina Pit at Rainton Colliery.
Leyden Nangreaves, Greater Manchester 1999 Oyster Stout 4.2% The aromas of chocolate, liquorice, nuts and bran flakes lead into the flavour with the addition of smooth milk chocolate and nutty notes.
Lincoln Green Hucknall, Nottinghamshire 2012 Hood Best 4.2% A classic English style best bitter, giving a full-rounded flavour with a gentle floral aroma.
Beer List Little Valley Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 2005 Ginger Pale 4.0% Light and refreshing, the initial citrus taste gives way to lingering ginger spiciness.
Longdog Basingstoke, Hampshire 2011 Kismet 4.5% Flavoured with fruity Nelson Sauvin hops.
Liverpool Organic Liverpool, Merseyside 2009
Loose Cannon Abingdon Oxfordshire 2010
Josephine Butler 4.5% Citrus hops with elderflower notes, biscuity malt and a refreshing sharp finish.
Abingdon 251 4.3% MILD Dark brown with hints of plum flavour from the UK-sourced Phoenix hops and US-sourced Columbus and Bravo hops.
Loch Lomond Alexandria, Dumbartonshire 2011
Abingdon Bridge 4.1% Full flavoured and smooth, with well rounded bitterness from Fuggle hops. Amarillo hops give the beer a light citrus and floral finish.
Brave Hop Dark IPA 6.0% Black IPA with American Hops. Raisin aroma and dark chocolate flavours.
Loddon Dunsden Green, Oxfordshire 2003 Flight of Fancy 4.2% Wheat beer brewed with 40% Wheat malt and First Gold hedgerow hops. Forbury Lion 5.5% A malty IPA with a strong complex hop finish. Hoppit 3.5% Hops dominate the aroma of this drinkable, light-coloured session beer. Malt and hops create a balanced taste and a pleasant bitterness carries through to the aftertaste.
Painters Mate 4.3% Generous amounts of bitterness, a delicate floral nose and subtle tropical fruit hints all finished off crisp and clean. Porter 5.0% Rich roasted malt aroma, moderately sweet with hints of dark chocolate and smooth espresso finish. A nourishing pint for the porter connoisseur.
Lymestone Stone, Staffordshire 2008 Stone the Crows 5.4% Clear dark brown beer; burnt sugar, caramel and chocolate flavours.
Hullaballo 4.2% A hint of fruit in the initial taste develops into a balance of hops and malt in this well-rounded, medium-bodied bitter with a bitter aftertaste.
Mad Cat Faversham, Kent 2012
Mild Disobedience Dark mild.
London Fields Hackney, London 2011
Magic Rock Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 2011
Black Path Porter 4.2% Creamy black porter with blackcurrant fruit on nose and palate where sweet mocha roast notes are present. Bitter dark-roast aftertaste.
Carnival 4.3% Aroma is orange peel, light pine and freshly cut grass. Flavours are similar with an underlying breadiness. Finish is grapefruit bitter.
Bootlegger Double IPA 7.0% A light malty body with notes of apricot and peach, hints of plack pepper and pine.
Rapture 4.6% A hoppy red beer with complex fruit flavours and citrus tones.
Love Not War 4.2% Peppery hop character and some citrus is present throughout this copper beer with a dry finish and increasing bitterness.
Longdog Basingstoke, Hampshire 2011 Golden Poacher 3.9% A fruity nose with plenty of hops, balanced by a malty sweetness in the flavour. The hops build to a faint astringent finish. Hare of the Dog 3.6% MILD Mild with a sweet, dark roast aroma. Dark and malty with a chocolate sweetness and a soft roast finish.
Magpie Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2006 Flyer 4.1% Single hopped with the British hop variety "Flyer" giving a fruity and slightly spicy flavour to this light golden ale. Thieving Rogue 4.5% Straw coloured, thirst-quenching fruity and floral ale.
Mallinsonâ€™s Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 2008 Chocolate Stout 4.0% Deep dark colour with dark cream head, dark chocolate, fruit and roast malt aroma and taste, finish slightly dry. Indulgence 3.7% Pale blonde with grapefruit and tropical aroma, a bitter tart citrus zest taste and long citrus hop finish. 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 27
Beer List Malmesbury Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire 2013 Burnivale Hop 3.8% A lovely light ale with perfectly timed late hop additions to create a crisp and aromatic easy-drinking pint.
Malt the BreweryPrestwood, Bucks 2012
Minotaur 3.3% MILD A rich dark mild with bags of character from the lavish use of chocolate malt.
Moncada Notting Hill, London 2011
Dark Ale 3.9% MILD Dark mild, full of smooth malt tones, low on bitterness and very easy drinking.
Notting Hill Amber 4.7% Full bodied creamy amber coloured beer with the peely citrus aroma and flavour well balanced by the sweet biscuit character.
IPA 5.0% Aromatic, not overly powerful on the palate with a slight sweetness on the finish.
Notting Hill Porter 5.0% Rich black porter with dark roast bitterness and black treacle, which linger in the finish. Some faint hoppy notes.
Prestwood's Best Dark amber.
Notting Hill Ruby Rye 5.2% Sweetish ruby red beer with a full fruity aroma, a creamy mouthfeel and a little roast throughout.
SpringBoard 3.9% Wheat beer brewed with zest and cardamom.
Montyâ€™s Montgomery, Powys 2009
Dark Heart 5.2% A deep ruby red ale with soft fruits, roasted, fruit cake in the aroma with rich, smooth cinnamon characters in the flavour.
Masquerade (Gluten free) 4.6% Officially certified by Coeliac UK as a gluten free product. A golden ale with tropical fruit flavours and the distinctive aroma that only comes from Citra hops. Brewed with barley, the gluten is subsequently removed with no compromise to the taste.
Mantle Cardigan, Wales 2011
Musket Maidstone, Kent 2013
Mantle Cardigan, Wales 2011
Rock Steady Golden session bitter.
Muzzleloader 5.0% The faint spicy aroma of orange and cedar.
Mighty Oak Maldon, Essex 1996
Nelson Chatham, Kent 1995
Kings 4.2% A deep golden beer for hopheads, brewed using Citra hops from the United States. Bursting with hoppy fruitiness the orange, nectarine and passion fruit flavours last long into the finish.
Buccaneer Bunny Amber ale, hoppy and smooth.
Millis Dartford, Kent 2002
New Lion Totnes, Devon 2013
Dartford Wobbler 4.3% Woody malts on the nose with hints of nuts. Flavour at first is marked by the nuttiness, but also has notes of dark sawdust and faint sugar.
Mane Event 3.8% A modern session bitter underpinned by a complex malt profile and a fruity hop finish.
Milton Milton, Cambridgeshire 1999 Hera 4.9% A brand new blend from the Landlord of the Devonshire Arms, Cambs. (and former Reading Hobgobliner) to commemorate the arrival of his firstborn. Commissioned by Reading Beer Festival. Justinian 3.9% Crisp pale bronze-coloured bitter. Attractive bitter orange flavours persist into a satisfying lasting finish. Minerva 4.6% Brewed with US, NZ and British hops for a powerful hop punch and satisfying bitterness. First brewed in collaboration with Prof. Mary Beard. 28 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Midshipman Mild 4.0% MILD A dark mild brewed with mild malt and Kentish hops leaving a roasted coffee and dark fruit aftertaste on the palate.
Nook Holmfirth, West Yorkshire 2009 Elderflower 4.5% A sweet pale ale, refreshing, light and floral flavour. Rescue Red 3.8% Subtle hoppy aftertaste complementing the flowery aroma.
North Cotswold Stretton-on-Fosse, Warwickshire 1999 Hung, Drawn & Porter 5.0% Treacle coloured porter - Bramling Cross hops and a chocolate and dried fruit malt finish without being too heavy. Shagweaver 4.5% A golden bitter brewed with a blend of three New Zealand hops; fresh, easy and juicy.
Beer List North Curry North Curry, Somerset 2006 Withyman 4.6% Made from English pale and amber malt. The malty flavour has a bitterness and punch from the fruity Pacific Gem hops.
North Star Ilkeston, Derbyshire 2012 Sentinel 3.8% Very pale, West Coast style bitter with 3 malts for depth.
Nutbrook West Hallam, Derbyshire 2007 Perfect 5th 5.0% Pale ale with beautiful honey tones; a bitter start and sweet finish.
Offbeat Crewe, Cheshire 2010 Unite Pale 4.0% Brewed to celebrate International Women's Day by Project Venus brewsters to be a twist on a pale session beer using Cascade hops.
Old Dairy Rolvenden, Kent 2009 Silver Top Cream Stout 4.5% Milder stout with flavours of chocolate, coffee, liquorice and a fruity aroma.
Old School Warton, Lancashire 2012 Detention 4.2% This is a fully flavoured beer with floral aromas and a slightly dry finish.
Ordnance City Ashcott, Bridgewater 2012 Cluster 7.0% MILD Rich ruby, lightly hopped with strong malty overtones. Storm Shadow 4.7% Porter with subtle liquorice and a leafy bitterness.
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Dark Island 4.6% Iconic Scottish ale; chocolate and crystal malts combined with wheat offer a silky smoothness with chocolate, coffee and dried fruit flavours.
Ossett Ossett, West Yorkshire 1998 Majestic Mild 3.5% MILD A dark brown, velvety smooth mild ale. Chocolate and coffee flavours from a blend of five different malts are complemented by a very low level of bitterness.
Otley Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan 2005 09 Blonde 5.0% A clear wheat beer spiced with roasted orange peels, coriander and cloves. Good hop aromas with a subtle bitterness.
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Beer List Hop Angeles 4.8% An amber coloured American Pale Ale with a citric fruit and cereal malt aroma and flavour plus a dry finish. O-Mai 4.3% A pale summer ale bittered with Pilgrim hops and generous lashings of fresh raspberries added to the brew.
Penpont Altarnun, Cornwall 2008 An Howl 5.6% Powerfully hopped with citrus and fruity flavours. Gold winner at the Taste of the West Awards. Shipwreck Coast 4.4% A mid-strength, deep golden ale. Full bodied and fruity with tangerine citrus hop flavours.
Oxymoron 5.5% Black IPA heavily hopped with American Chinook and Columbus hops. Pine hops on the nose with a little liquorice and treacle in the mouth.
St Nonna's 3.7% A dark and malty session beer, easy to drink with a moderate bitter finish.
Out There Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear 2012
Penzance Crowlas, Cornwall 2008
Space is the Place 3.5% A space race between Hersbrucker, Columbus and Challenger hops, and Munich and Melanoidin malts to the light side of the moon.
Potion No.9 4.0% A light, golden, hoppy session bitter. Fuggles and Pilgrim go into the boil with pale ale malt, with Perle and Amarillo hops added later.
Padstow Padstow, Cornwall 2013
Trink 5.2% A strong golden bitter showcasing the Citra hop. Crisp and refreshing, there's lots of tropical fruit flavour and aroma from the Citra, but the beer has plenty of body with good juicy malt character.
May Day Extra pale summer ale.
Pale 3.8% Noticeably hopped with a good balanced bitterness. A whack of US hops at the steeping to give an aromatic pint. Pilot 4.0% An amber ale brewed with Maris Otter pale malt, a touch of darker malts, and four different types of hop. English hops are favoured for this brew with a touch of Slovenian hops for a distinctive aroma and long finish.
Panther Reepham, Norwich 2010 Black Panther 4.5% A dark rich smooth stout with a complex full flavour and a bittersweet balance which leads to a dry finish, a mysterious ale with bite.
Pig & Porter Ashburnham, East Sussex 2012 Oatmeal Stout % Rich creamy stout brewed with oats and de-husked malts for smoothness. Unfined and therefore suitable for vegetarians. Red Spider Rye 5.5% A red rye ale featuring and an American clean tasting yeast to showcase the Centennial and Columbus hops. Each cask is dry hopped with both of them to enhance the aroma.
Pilot Leith, Edinburgh 2013 Iced Tea 5.0% Brewed with a unique tea blend and Citra and Amarillo hops.
Ginger Panther 3.7% Refreshingly clean ginger wheat beer with a distinctively fiery kick.
Moccachino 5.6% Sweet indulgent milk stout with an exclusive coffee roast, organic cocoa nibs, vanilla and lactose.
Honey Panther 4.0% A gentle flowing brew with honey and malt throughout. Malt, caramel and hop. Amber coloured with a tapering bittersweet finale.
Portobello North Kensington, London 2012
Peerless Birkenhead, Merseyside 2009 Bunny Hop Blonde 4.0% A triple hopped blonde ale produced for the spring - pale in colour, with zesty fruit flavours. Jinja Ninja 4.0% Refreshing golden ale with lashings of ginger. Made with fresh root ginger, chilli and lemons.
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London Pilsner 4.6% An unashamedly traditional Pilsner style lager that cannot be rushed. Long cold fermentation and maturation achieves a fully rounded continental flavour. VPA 4.0% Lightly kilned Maris Otter pale ale malt gives this its white gold colour. A delightful blend of citrus and spice it satisfies whilst leaving you wanting more.
Potbelly Kettering, Northants 2005 Pigs do Fly 4.4% An easy drinking light golden ale, single hopped with Styrian Golding.
Beer List Purple Moose Porthmadog, Gwynedd 2005 Ysgawen 4.0% Refreshing pale ale brewed using Cascade hops with the added indulgence of elderflowers.
Rebellion Marlow, Buckinghamshire 1993
Ramsbury Marlborough, Wiltshire 2004
Blonde 4.3% Brewed using only pale and lager malts, giving the beer a very light golden colour. A thirst quenching alternative to lager, whilst maintaining the quality of real ale.
Hells Highway 3.8% MILD Old fashioned mild-styled ale, easy to drink with a smooth malty finish and a floral hop prickle with spicy flavours.
IPA 3.7% Copper-coloured bitter, sweet and malty, with resinous and red apple flavours.
Hop Inn Bitter 4.0% An amber coloured beer using traditionally malted optic spring barley from the Marlborough downs in Wiltshire. In addition Golding hops are used to give a smooth delicate aroma and flavour.
Mutiny 4.5% This full-bodied best bitter is predominantly fruity and moderately bitter with crystal malt continuing to a dry finish.
Sunsplash 4.0% Pale summer ale, full of citrus flavours, fruity on the nose with a bitter finish.
Drift Wood 4.3% Amber and pale malts combine with Cascade, Goldings and Bobek hops to produce a dry, nutty beer.
Rat Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 2011
Red Squirrel Potten End, Hertfordshire 2004
Mutant Rat 5.0% Heavily hopped with a hoppy aroma and an initially sweet flavour developing to full on maltiness. Dry, citric finish.
Conservation 3.7% A chestnut brown traditional bitter with a hoppy, fruity bitterness and biscuit flavours with a hint of spice and chocolate.
RAW Staveley, Chesterfield 2010
Jack Black 4.8% The dark colour of porter, but with lemon and orange notes, showing hints of coffee and bitter chocolate.
Grey Ghost IPA 5.9% Powerful American hopped IPA with citrus and grapefruit flavours. Smooth and deceptively easy to drink. Maximus Debate 5.0% A strong dark brown bitter slightly sweet malty flavour with a hint of roast. Finished with Delta and Cascade then dry hopped with Cascade to give an interesting hop finish.
RCH Weston Super Mare, North Somerset 1984 East St Cream 5.0% Traditional porter with a full bodied taste of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and black cherry with a good aroma. Old Slug Porter 4.5% Enigmatic full bodied beer with malty hoppy fruit bitter with a sweet taste which all vie for dominance in this complex and well crafted premium chestnut coloured ale.
Rebel Penryn, Cornwall 2011 Bal Maiden 4.0% Copper coloured session bitter with a malty flavour and sweet finish. Bal is the Cornish word for a mine. Bullhorn Black Lager 4.9% A clean, crisp and refreshing black lager. It makes use of six different British malts, three hop varieties and a genuine lager yeast. Eighty Shilling 5.0% This typically Scottish ale has a roasted malt flavour balanced by a slight bitterness and a mild hop aroma.
Red Rock Bishopsteignton, Devon 2006
Redwood Colorado 5.4% Golden orange in colour, with complex hoppy aromas, floral/citrus tones and a long lingering finish.
Red Willow Macclesfield, Cheshire 2010 Faithless 32 6.0% The second Faithless to utilise the citrusy Experimental 366 hop, this time big and bold, combining it with Chinook to produce a big flavourful IPA.
Redemption Tottenham, London 2010 Big Chief 5.5% IPA style beer, packed full of Kiwi hops with hints of honey and nectar and plenty of tropical citrus and floral notes. Fellowship Porter 5.1% Deceptively drinkable, SIBA gold medal winning London Porter. Generous late hopping adds some zest and the initial sweetness fades into a restrained bitter finish. Kazbek 4.0% Blonde ale single hopped with Czech Kazbek hop for refreshing zesty lemon, lime and grapefruit flavours. Trinity 3.0% An award-winning light ale brewed with three malts and three hops. Generous late hopping provides Seville orange aromas and plenty of malt. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 31
Beer List Urban Dusk 4.6% Chestnut coloured premium bitter with malts providing coffee aromas and some hazelnut and caramel on the palate.
Redstone Llangors, Powys 2012 Gorsey 4.2% A striking light blonde colour, Gorsey immerses you in citrus aromas. A vigorous grapefruit flavour.
Revolutions Whitwood, West Yorkshire 2010 Go Go American Pale 4.5% US influenced pale ale, 3 classic "C" hops for a citrus finish.
Ripple Steam Sutton-by-Dover, Kent 2011 Classic IPA 4.5% Full-bodied beer that mellows to a savoury sweetness with a hint of grapefruit.
Rockin' Robin Maidstone, Kent 2012 RPA 3.9% A light but refreshing pale ale, with an excellent combination of English Golding and American Cascade hops that together create a very quaffable pint.
Rotters Talgarth, Powys 2010 Grounds for Divorce 4.7% A darker, stronger bitter with spicy bitterness and a butterscotch finish.
Ryedale York, North Yorkshire 2014 Pale 3.8% Smooth golden ale with Galaxy hops. Stout 4.3% Full body, full flavour‚ made with Goldings hops.
Saltaire Shipley, West Yorkshire 2006 Dark Matter 3.8% MILD A classic dark mild with a hint of sweetness, moderately hopped with Fuggle hops. Dockfield Porter 5.0% Classic reddish black porter, roast malt aroma, chocolate and nut flavours, spicy bitterness from Bramling Cross hops. Hopfen IPA 5.7% A pale gold IPA with spicy rye malt and a big blend of three spicy German hops. Juniper Rye 4.2% Citrus aroma and the spicy fruit flavour of whole juniper berries.
Scarborough Scarborough, North Yorkshire 2010 Blonde 3.9% An easy going pale session beer with Cascade and Amarillo hops giving subtle citrus flavours and a hoppy aroma. 32 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Seren Rosebush, Clynderwen 2013 Factory Steam 4.5% This beer is ‘steam brewed’ using a lager yeast at ale temperatures. A firm bitterness, with fruity, woody notes. Indian Ink 6.5% A full-flavoured Black IPA with an assertive bitterness and a pronounced citrus and pine aroma and flavour, with some light roast notes playing underneath.
Shamblemoose Penge, London 2013 American Brown 5.3% Hoppy, mahogany-coloured beer which blends smooth caramel malts with American citrus flavours.
The Shed Hockley Heath, West Midlands 2013 Archers 4.0% Brewed with Citra hops. Blonde in colour, creamy malt taste with a burst of hops in the mouth, followed by a long hoppy finish. Vegan.
Sherfield Village Sherfield on Loddon, Hants. 2011 Amarillo 4.3% Exponentially hopped golden beer with 5 additions of American Amarillo hops. Vegan. Black Hoppy Bitter 5.0% Brewed with Pilgrim, Galena, Admiral, Green Bullet and Wakatu hops for a complex flavour. A touch of chocolate at first, with black malt used at the end. Vegan. IPA5 5.0% Fruity aromas, rich complex taste and a gentle but lingering bitterness. Vegan. Mellivora 5.0% Dark ruby beer brewed with five hop varieties and honey. Vegetarian but not Vegan. Threesome 3.0% A surprisingly tasty session beer, light amber in colour with toffee malt nose and plenty of hop. Vegan.
Shortts Farm Thorndon, North Suffolk 2012 Skiffle 4.5% Caramel and toasted nuts in the aroma. Full bodied with complex, rich malty flavours and a clean dry bitter finish. Strummer 3.8% Fresh grass and tropical fruit aroma. A light, hoppy and easy drinking bitter with a good moreish malty character.
Shotover Horspath, Oxfordshire 2009 Oxford Porter 5.0% Dark, rich and smooth with hints of coffee and chocolate.
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Beer List Shotover Prospect 3.7% A pale copper, hoppy session bitter with a big mouthfeel and striking dry hoppiness. Shotover Scholar 4.5% A copper-coloured bitter combining a silky malt base with a mixture of oranges, grapefruit and spiciness.
Signature Hackney, London 2011 Black Vinyl Stout Dry stout.
Candela Gold 5.0% Golden beer brewed with passion fruit.
Son of Sidâ€™s Little Gransden, Bedfordshire 2007 Golden Shower 4.1% Full bodied golden beer with a light hop character and a defined maltiness. Rides Again 4.7% Flavours of gentle maltiness and sprightly floral, citrusy fresh hop fruitiness. The finish is bittersweet.
Sonnet 43 Coxhoe, Co. Durham 2012 APA 5.4% A malty, spicy fruit flavour made using premium Cascade, Centennial and Mount Hood hops.
Red Wedge 4.7% Amber-red beer with floral bitter notes and a dry finish.
Bourbon Milk Stout 4.3% Bourbon, cocoa and oats give this dark sweet stout a rich, full-bodied, chocolate and coffee bitterness.
Silver Street Bury, Manchester. 2013
Squawk Ardwick, Manchester 2013
Session Brand new session bitter.
Porter 5.5% Full-bodied porter, smooth and creamy with a hint of chocolate caramel sweetness, resinous finish.
Siren Craft Finchampstead, Berkshire 2013 7 Seas 6% A Black Wheat IPA crammed with seven different ultra hops. Dark and malty with a resinous pine finish. Broken Dream 6.0% A breakfast stout with a gentle touch of smoke, coffee and chocolate. Deep and complex.
St Austell St Austell, Cornwall 1860 Proper Job 4.5% This popular, fresh, hoppy golden ale includes Cornish Maris Otter barley and finishes with both biscuit and citrus fruit. Proper Job is dedicated to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment. Spring Brew 4.3% Full and malty with a clean bitter finish and hints of peach and apricot.
Caribbean Chocolate Cake 7.4% Tropical stout packed with experimental hop varieties, specially imported Dominican Cacao nibs and about a forest worth of Cyprus wood.
St George's Callow End, Worcestershire 1998
Liquid Mistress 5.8% An American-style west coast bright red ale: burnt raisins and crackers balanced by a citrus grapefruit and peach spark.
Stancill Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2014
Soundwave 5.6% An American-style west coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours.
Stod Fold Halifax, West Yorkshire 2013
Undercurrent 4.5% A pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot. White Tips 4.0% Wit IPA with grapefruit, orange and lemon zest with pink peppercorns.
Skinners Truro, Cornwall 1997 Heligan Honey 4.0% Pale amber in colour with distinct hoppy overtones and the subtle addition of real Cornish honey. River Cottage EPA 4.0% Finest west-country ingredients are used in this light summery collaboration for an aromatic bittersweet brew.
Midas New golden session bitter.
Porter Easy drinking porter.
Gold 3.8% Golden in colour with a light bitter finish. Pils 4.8% Lager malts and Hersbrucker hops combine to create the perfect crossover pint for both lager lovers and ale aficionados.
Stroud Thrupp, Gloucestershire 2006 Gold 3.8% Golden in colour with a light bitter finish.
Surrey Hills Dorking, Surrey 2005 Shere Drop 4.2% A subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 35
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Beer List Swan on the Green West Peckham, Kent 2000
Time & Tide Deal, Kent 2013
Bewick 5.3% A heavyweight premium bitter hopped with Target hops for bite and softened with Kentish Goldings for aroma.
Smuggler's Stout 5.2% A clean dry stout, the yeast attenuates dry while character malts such as chocolate, crystal and roasted barley add balance and body.
Tatton Knutsford, Cheshire 2010 Blonde 4.1% Golden ale, with fruity notes on the palate and in the aroma. Crowning Glory 4.2% Brewed to celebrate Knutsford's Royal May Day 150th anniversary. It has a well-rounded malt base, with a hint of biscuit and fruitness. The hop aroma blends spicy and vine on the earthy base.
Thirstin Holmfirth, West Yorkshire 2012 Fruity Mick 3.7% This spring ale has a subtle fruity aroma, provided by chinook, cascade and amarillo hops.
Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbyshire 2004 Jaipur 5.9% Flavoursome IPA packed with citrus hoppiness that is nicely counterbalanced by malt and underlying sweetness and robust fruit flavours.
Spratwaffler 3.7% Cuckoo brewed at Ripple Steam. A pale beer with a touch of character malt lending body to compliment the high hop content. Pleasant aroma of a tropical fruit salad.
Tiny Rebel Newport, Gwent 2012 Dirty Stop Out 5.0% Smoked oat stout - complex, dark, with hints of smokiness and perfume aromas. A blend of 9 malts matched up with a firmly hopped back bone. Hank 4.0% Light, hoppy one-off brew with floral, grassy notes. The Full Nelson 4.8% Strong grape flavours complemented by the sweet Munich malt makes this a crisp beer.
Tir dha ghlas Dover, Kent 2012
Three Blind Mice Ely, Cambridgeshire 2014
Jolly Roger 3.7% Impressively full-bodied and malty for its strength. Fruity with a long finish.
Lazy Snake 6.2% Strong amber ale made using Cluster hops.
Tirril Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria 1999
Red Fred 5.0% Dark ruby coloured and hoppy. Brewed with Galaxy hops.
Three Castles Pewsey, Wiltshire 2006 Tornado Amber. Fruity and hoppy.
Wilder & Milder Sweet mild.
Tillingbourne Shere, Hampshire 2011 Evolution No.4 4.3% Tillingbourne messed up their brew of The Source, and so let it sit on a bed of Amarillo for a week or two which resulted in this little gem! Aromatic hoppy ale. Falls Gold 4.2% Light hoppy golden session ale that takes its name from the waterfall on the Tillingbourne river near Wotton. Hop Troll IPA 4.8% A full on 7 hop IPA style monster with a citrusy rich sweetness followed by a powerful hoppy bitterness - all perfectly balanced and extremely drinkable. The Source 3.3% A golden light beer infused with a combination of hops giving it a refreshing floral taste.
Graduate 4.6% Easy drinking, malty with soft fruit flavours.
Titanic Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 1985 Cherry Dark 4.4% A black bitter that is infused with cherries that subtly come through on the aftertaste.
Tonbridge Tonbridge, Kent 2010 Blonde Ambition 4.2% Crisp and refreshing beer with a generous amount of locally-grown Kent hops to give it a spicy citrus bite.
Totally Brewed Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2013 4 Hopmen of the Apocalypse 5.2% IPA. Full-on orange and floral flavour and aroma with a slight caramel note. Dangerously easy to drink. Captain Hopbeard 5.5% Pacific pale ale, very hoppy, Tropical fruit flavours including pineapple and passionfruit with subtle notes of molasses.
Tring Tring, Hertfordshire 1992 Blue Jay Brown Ale 4.3% Centennial hops pack a bit citrus hit, and paired with a traditional UK brown ale malt base. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 37
Beer List Chestnut Hare 3.9% Dry biscuity characteristics paired with spicy flavours and the classic aroma of Brewers Gold hops. Colleyâ€™s Dog 5.2% Dark but not over-rich, strong yet drinkable, this premium ale has a long dry finish with overtones of malt and walnuts. Death or Glory 7.2% A strong, dark, aromatic barley wine. Side Pocket for a Toad 3.6% A straw coloured ale with citrus notes and floral aroma with a crisp dry finish.
Triple fff Four Marks, Hampshire 1997 Apache Rose Peacock 4.2% A light brown very fruity beer. A pale amber quaffing spring ale, full flavoured, hits of lemon in the finish. Gold Finger 5.5% Cask conditioned real lager. Brewed with lager malt and traditional lager yeast. Crisp, dry with a hint of sweetness. Pressed Rat & Warthog 3.8% Toffee aroma with hints of blackcurrant and chocolate lead to a well-balanced flavour with roast, fruit and malt vying with the hoppy bitterness. Ramble Tamble 5.0% An immensely hoppy, golden ale. Bitter and dry with a balancing fruitiness, long dry finish and a biscuity aroma.
Tryst Larbert, Stirlingshire 2003 Transatlantic Hop Trials 3.9% Lager malt with a dominant hop profile.
Twickenham Twickenham, Middlesex 2004 Grandstand 3.8% A well-hopped and well balanced, brownish amber refreshing session beer. Refreshing, with light citrus hoppy notes. Naked Ladies 4.4% Outstanding hoppy beer using Pilgrim, Celeia and Chinook hops for full-flavoured satisfaction. Good body and luscious aroma. Inspired by the statues of water nymphs in York House gardens in Twickenham. Redhead 4.1% Roasted barley, along with a blend of pale/dark crystal malts and caramalt give this red hued beer a soft maltiness with roasted notes. Wolf in the Woods 4.7% Clean, cutting and robust strong bitter. Using all British hops, an initial chocolate malty character leads to a grassy lemon hop bite.
Two Cocks Enborne, Berkshire 2011 1643 Cavalier 3.8% A light, refreshing, thirst-quenching golden ale with a combination of hops including Styrian Golding. 1643 Leveller 3.8% A malty session bitter brewed with a single variety of Old English hop. 1643 Puritan 4.5% A dark stout with notes of caramel and chocolate. 1643 Roundhead 4.2% Copper brown in colour. Soft toffee notes, juicy sweet nose and soft malts.
Uley Uley, Gloucestershire 1985 Laurie Lee 4.5% A full-flavoured, hoppy bitter with some fruitiness and a smooth, long, balanced finish. Distinctly copper coloured. Pigs Ear 5.0% CAMRA's Champion Beer of Gloucestershire 2007. Deceptively quaffable pale ale with a light hop balance.
Unsworth Yard Cartmel, Cumbria 2012 The Cromwell Door 3.9% A mildly bitter but full flavoured amber ale.
Upham Upham, Hampshire 2009 Punter 4.0% An earthy richness with hints of syrup and toasted grain. Sprinter 3.8% A citrus, floral hop aroma, notes of lychee and grapefruit, balanced by subtle, smooth flavours of cedar and spice. Stakes 4.8% Named after the farm where the brewery is based, its robust bitterness has hints of grapefruit and toffee. Tipster 3.6% Golden and light with refreshing citrus notes that complement the smooth bitterness.
Vale Brill, Buckinghamshire 1994 Grumpling Premium 4.6% A rich, warming traditional English bitter with mellow fruity malt flavours accompanied by a subtle dry, hoppy finish. Red Kite 4.0% Refreshing, chestnut beer with a bitter finish. Synchronicity 4.1% Traditional deep golden ale, brewed with Vienna Malt and European hops. Subtle hop and malt taste, followed by a truly bitter finish. CONTINUED OVERLEAF >
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Beer List Vale Pale Ale V.P.A 4.2% An assertive, dry, hoppy ale with a citrus nose, combined with a pronounced malt background.
Waen Penstrowed, Powys 2009 Blackberry Stout 3.8% Coffee and toast stout with subtle tartness of dark fruit in the finish. Chilli Plum Porter 6.0% Dark and velvety smooth with luscious fruity plum flavours and chilli warmth. Newtons Law Fruity and spicy red ale.
Wantsum Hersden, Kent 2009 Black Prince 3.9% MILD A rich full-bodied Kent mild; smooth on the palate with subtle hop notes. Ravening Wolf 5.9% Golden brown strong ale with plenty of malt body; caramel and fruit flavours dominate without being overbearing. Turbulent Priest 4.4% Full-bodied bitter with chocolate and coffee notes that are supported by a firm malt base and fruity new world hops.
Weird Beard Hanwell, London 2013 K*ntish Town Beard 5.2% Vegan - Hoppy American Wheat Beer, originally designed in collaboration with Brewdog bar Camden. Boring Brown Beer 8.2% Vegan - An Imperial Best Bitter and a homage to the great British pint. Made with Chinook hops, Belgian Special B crystal malt and English yeast. 100+ IBU. Hit the Lights 5.8% Vegan - A mixed-up IPA. English malt back bone, bittered with Anglo/Euro hops in the shape of Target and Aurora, then dry hopped with the same again. Little Things That Kill 3.5% Vegan - A violently hoppy little beer. Part of a series showcasing different hop hits at the brewer's whim!
West Berkshire Frilsham, Berkshire 1995 Dr Hexters Healer 5.0% An amber strong bitter with malt, caramel and hops in the aroma. Taste is a balance of malt, caramel, fruit, hops and bittersweetness. Full Circle 4.5% A golden ale with a pleasing aroma and taste of bitter hops with a hint of malt. Good Old Boy 4.0% Well-rounded, tawny bitter with malt and hops dominating throughout. 40 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Jargogle Espresso porter.
Maggs Magnificent Mild 3.8% MILD Silky, full-bodied, dark mild with a creamy head. Roast malt aroma is joined in the taste by caramel, sweetness and mild, fruity hoppiness. Swift Pale Ale 3.8% Straw coloured with fruity aroma and taste. Bitter finish.
Westerham Edenbridge, Kent 2004 Gold Rush 4.0% American Pale Ale, bursting with grapefruit, lemon citrus and floral hop notes. It is quadruple hopped including dryhopping in maturation tank.
Whale Ale Lower Brailes, Warwickshire 2013 Pale Whale 3.6% Very pale with hints of lemongrass and honey and a dry citrus hoppy flavour.
Wharfebank Pool in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire 2010 Golden Ticket 4.5% A chocolate beer for Easter time. Printer's Ink New dark mild.
White Horse Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire 2004 Black Beauty 3.9% MILD Rich deep ruby mild, Chocolate malts and English Fuggle hops. Roast, fruity and somewhat smoky flavour. Lippizanner 4.4% Rich in flavour from the Vienna and Pearl malts and well hopped from the Austrian Aurora hops. Village Idiot 4.1% Wheaty aroma. A pale malt base leading to a citric fruit note of tart grapefruit. Finish has a slightly malty edge with tart fruit.
Whitstable Maidstone, Kent 2003 Amarillo 4.4% Golden ale with spice and floral aroma and orange flavour.
Wild Weather Silchester, Berkshire 2012 Big Muddy 3.8% Tawny session beer where smooth malty bitterness combines with floral spicy and mild citrus hoppy overtones. Howlin' Gale 3.9% MILD A dark mild, with a light taste that rapidly develops into a complex blend of rich malt and hop flavours and a hint of caramel. The aftertaste is long, dry, hoppy and toasty.
Beer List Shepherds Warning 5.6% A smooth, rich IPA with a wonderful hit of hoppy grapefruit, peach and mango flavours.
One 4.2% Citrus and fruity hops flirt with reserved English barley and Bohemian malts to make a characterful blonde ale.
Williams Bros Kelliebank, Alloa 1993
Six - Oak Cask 4.5% Ruby red beer, malty and smooth with a cascade hop finish.
Fraoch 4.1% This is a heather ale, light amber with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish.
Woof 4.6% A leg humping, barking mad bundle of hoppy, roasty rye ale.
Willy Good Ales Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire 2010
Yubberton Chipping Campden, North Cotswolds 2013
Beerier Beer 4.0% A light single hop English amber ale using Challenger hops. Medium body with vanilla overtones.
Yawnie 4.4% A smooth, full bodied brown ale, with a deep rich toffee notes and complex hop finish. Yawnie is affectionate slang for the Village Idiot (Cuckoo brewed at North Cotswold brewery).
Wheat a Second 5.0% A clear and refreshing wheat beer, blending hints of marmalade and coriander with the fresh flavours of American hops.
Windsor & Eton Windsor, Berkshire 2010 Conqueror 5.0% The blackness of this beer is produced using a blend of 5 malts including Chocolate, dark Crystal, Carafa and Smoked malt. Unlike a stout though, this beer also packs a mighty punch of hop flavour. Kohinoor 4.5% A pale ale made with Imperial malt and a blend of Chinook, Simcoe and Pacific Jade Hops. The twist comes from the addition of cardamom, coriander and jasmine petals. Parklife Light easy drinking pale ale.
Zerodegrees Reading, Berkshire 2000 Pilsner 4.8% Continental style golden lager, unfiltered to retain freshness. The pleasing malt character is balanced by 100% Czech Saaz - highly prized for their delicate bitterness and fresh lime-fruit flavour. Spring Bock 6.7% Strong lager, well matured, balanced hops and malts.
Windy Brewery Seavington St Michael, Somerset 2011 Easterly Brand new IPA.
WJ King & Co. Horsham, West Sussex 2001 Poacher's Moon 4.1% Copper beech red in colour with leafy hop aromas, sweet toffee notes and a lingering dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Working Class Hero 3.6% MILD An amber mild. Using Pacifica, Calypso and Summit hops this session ale is twisted with camomile to give a distinct grape and lychee flavour with a malty aftertaste.
XT Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire 2011 Doodledo 4.6% Brand new seasonal, light and hoppy. Eight 4.5% A smooth rich dark beer brewed with a careful blend of four malts along with a cocktail of hops for a bit of zing. Elephant 4.2% Collaboration brew with Elephant School Brewing Co / Brentwood Brewery. A Black Saison with Wakatu and Pacific Gem Hops. 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 41
nce again Reading Beer Festival cider and perry bar has one of the largest ranges in the country. Over 150 different options will be available over the course of the festival, with a small number being held back until Saturday to maintain the variety in the later days. These are marked prominently in the list below with SAT. Despite our best efforts, some things will change after the programme goes to press. For the most up to date information please refer to the cask end labels on the bar, or ask a member of our volunteer bar staff. Cider is fermented apple juice and perry is fermented pear juice. Depending on the style, cider can be made from a mixture of dessert apple varieties and cooking apple varieties, or from specialist cider apples. Cider apples are smaller and harder than cookers or eaters, but produce excellent juice for cidermaking. Perry is often made from specialist perry pear varieties - unsuitable for eating - but eating varieties have been known to be included. Most ciders and perries are a careful blend of several varieties, but some use just one single variety. These are noted as “SV” after their name in the list. For the twelfth year the festival will host CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships, a prestigious award judged by members of the public. As before, we are also running the South of England regional cider competition, covering the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. For 42 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
the first time we are also conducting a regional perry competition covering the same area. The regional winners will be announced on Friday afternoon and will go through into the national championship judging. The national champion ciders and perries will be announced at about 3.30pm on Saturday. If you are at the festival on Friday afternoon then you can volunteer to take part in a judging panel. The only qualification is liking cider or perry, as you will be guided through the whole process by an experienced CAMRA volunteer. If you want to join in, go to the cider and perry bar and you’ll be allocated to a panel and given a time for judging. Each panel takes about 45 minutes. Once again we are lucky to have a number of local producers, who are all making their ciders and perries within 30 miles of Reading. New additions this year include Long Crendon cider from Buckinghamshire and Orchard Cottage Cider from Chalgrove in Oxfordshire. Local producers are indicated with green highlighting in the list below, and on the bar with special cask end labels. Perries are highlighted with a yellow background to help you spot them. The cask end labels also distinguish between cider and perry - green for cider and yellow for perry. As always, if you’re not sure where to start with such a range and choice, talk to the volunteer bar staff, who'll be happy to advise you. Paul Scrivens Cider Orderer
Cider & Perry List 146 Cider Hampshire
Eastern Delight 7.1% Hampshire Heritage 6.5% Classic Perry 7.5%
Blakeney Red SV
Adcocks Somerset Cider
Ampleforth Abbey Yorkshire Cider
Charnwood Cider Company
Bottle Kicking Leicestershire Scrambler Perry
Burrow Hill Somerset
Butford Organics Herefordshire
Barkers Worcestershire BBC Perry
Batcheldors West Sussex JB
Cider Cider Perry
6.0% SAT 6.0%
Combe Raider Dab Hand Kingston Black Ten Years After
6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5%
Cotswold Cider Oxfordshire No Brainer Sideburn Yellowhammer Carnival
6.0% 6.0% 6.0%
Countryman Devon Cider
Chafford Kent Hellishly Strong
Berry Farm Devon
Cassels Cambridgeshire Summer Season
Broadoak Somerset Perry
Apple Av Another
Bridge Farm Somerset Perry
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A charming country pub. The friendly & relaxed atmosphere welcomes locals, families, walkers, dogs & cyclists alike
Elephant & Castle
• Cosy seating area with wood burner
• Ideal for walks & to hack to, very near the Knowl Hill bridle path
Completely refurbished inside and out.
• Home-made food served Mon - Fri 12-3pm & 6 - 9pm, Sat - Sun 12-9pm • Sunday Roast from 12 noon to 3pm • Beer garden overlooking fields
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Serving two permanent ales alongside two changing guests on handpull. Freshly prepared home made meals served all week. See our website for serving times Family friendly with patio, decked area and children’s garden Dogs welcome in the bar and gardens
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Three Real Ales ~ Large Car Park ~ Food served Mon - Fri 12-2pm ~ Beer Garden with covered decking area
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Award-winning, family Cider makers since 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tuttsclumpcider.co.uk Tel: 0118 974 4649 or 07836 296996
Cider & Perry List Dee Cider Flintshire Richard's Medium
Hecks Somerset 6.4%
Dorset Nectar Dorset Cider
Port Wine of Glastonbury Perry
Cider Impeared Vision
Kent Cider Company Kent
Dove Syke Lancashire Ribble Valley Gold
Apples & Pears
Lambourn Valley Berkshire
East Stour Kent Perry
Lawrence’s Dorset 6.0% SAT
Nooks Yard Cheshire
Ermie & Gertie’s Somerset Cider
Evershed Bedfordshire Rectory
Farmer Jim’s Devon Cider
Gillows Herefordshire Knicker Dropper
Grays Devon Cider
Green Valley Devon Cider
Gwatkins Herefordshire Stoke Red SV Malvern Hills SV
O Sir Radnorshire Betws
Late Summer Harvest 5.5% Mid Autumn Harvest 5.5%
Oakwood East Sussex
Lulworth Skipper Dorset Cider
Marcherman Herefordshire 7.5% SAT
Olivers Herefordshire Cider Perry
Orchard Cottage Oxfordshire Hitchcox Cider Hitchcox Cider
Marshwood Vale Dorset 7.2% SAT 5.3%
Dorset Tit Tom Putt SV Jackdaw Skylark Red Leg
Organic Cider Organic Perry
Mark Rogers Dorset
Black Dragon Two Trees
?% ?% SAT
Mates Cider Wiltshire
Cider Cheshire Perry
Long Crendon Cider
Gwynt Y Ddraig Glamorgan
Little Red Rooster East Sussex London Glider Greater London
6.4% 5.0% 4.5% 7.0% 5.0%
Golden Squirrel Wasps Blood Cider
Medium Sweet Cirrus Minor Equinox Rum Cask Midnight Special
Moorlands Farm Yorkshire Mr Whitehead’s Hampshire
Dreymans West Sussex 6.4% 5.9% SAT
Moores Gloucestershire Perry
Double Vision Kent 7.4% 7.4%
Perry 6.5% 6.5%
5.6% 5.2% 5.4%
Parsons Choice Somerset Cider
Pete’s Pollock’s Surrey ?%
Perrys Somerset Vintage
Merry Moon Kent Lunatickle
Orchards of Husthwaite
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A charming 14th Century Country Inn between Maidenhead and Reading. The Inn serves a host of regularly changing Real Ales.
Charity Dog Show & Family Fun Day
The beautifully refurbished Restaurant overlooks the garden and the Inglenook fire provides a warm and cosy setting.
Monday 5th May Great dayâ€™s entertainment with BBQ, Beer Tent, Face Painting, Bouncy castle and loads of fun attractions for children & adults. Entrance ÂŁ2 per adult. Children & Dogs free.
The Inn has 22 en-suite bedrooms - standard, superior and suites. One room is adapted for the disabled. Free wifi available throughout.
The Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Twyford, Berks RG10 9UP
Call: 01628 826622 / 2781 Email: email@example.com Visit: www.birdinhand.co.uk
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Cider & Perry List Pine Trees Farm Kent
Shiny Barrel Hampshire
Special Reserve Standard
Pookhill East Sussex Irish Whiskey Cask 2012
Springfield Monmouthshire 8.0%
Potton Press Bedfordshire Perry
Pure North Yorkshire Valley Gold
Radnage Cider Company Buckinghamshire
2013 Cider 2012 Oak Aged
Raglan Cider Mill Monmouthshire Boris Brainbender Snowy Owl
?% SAT ?% SAT
Red Dog Oxfordshire Cider
Tardebigge Worcestershire Cider
Tutts Clump Berkshire Berkshire Diamond 4.5% Royal Berkshire 7.0% Rum Cask 7.5% Special Reserve 6.0% Traditional Farmhouse 6.0% Farmhouse Perry 6.0%
7.2% 6.0% 6.0%
5.0% SAT 6.5% 6.5% ?% SAT ?% ?%
Severn Sider Gloucestershire ?%
Sheppys Somerset Cider Cider
Woodley Sider Berkshire Roundabout Reserva WBC Export Wibbly Wobbly Spider
6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 7.4%
Wyatts Berkshire Abbey Gold
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Virtual Orchard Buckinghamshire All About Eve Hogshead Saxon Aelle
5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
West Milton Dorset Cider
Westcroft Somerset 6.0%
Westlake Devon Cider
Whin Hill Norfolk 6.0% SAT
Wilce’s Herefordshire Cider
Wild Thing East Sussex
Sherston Wiltshire Truly Scrumptious
WM Watkins Monmouthshire
Janets Jungle Juice
Stoke Red SV
Scropton Derbyshire Doris Stokes It's Cider not Cidre Nutcracker
Salthill Berkshire Autumn Gold Merry England Urban Fox
Stiles Cider Kent
Ross on Wye Herefordshire Cider Alpaca
Uncle Stoat’s East Sussex
Rosie’s Clwyd Black Bart's
Richs Somerset Farmhouse
6.0% SAT 5.4%
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t the Reading Beer Festival we have a selection of award-winning Wines; fantastic grape wines from Berkshire and Sussex as well as a wide variety of Country wines (wine made from other fruits; sugar-rich vegetables and even leaves/bark from trees!) from Devon, Perthshire and Worcestershire. These tend to be a bit sweeter, ranging from medium dry all the way to dessert wines, bringing us nicely to the ever popular mead… This honey-based wine is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages and had recently seen a resurgence in popularity. It is a popular belief that the term “honeymoon” came from the tradition following weddings that the bride and groom would drink mead for a month! Well we don’t have a whole month, but four days of tasting is a good start and, like all of our wines, bottles are available to take home.
Wines local producer. It is a short walk from Twyford station, in the grounds of a beautiful manor house. Well worth a visit! I hope that you enjoy our wine and if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to let me know.
I am pleased to announce that this year the wine bar is sponsored by Stanlake Park, our most GRAPE WINES
Bolney, Sussex Lychgate White White Medium dry. Grapefruit tones.
Stanlake Park, Berkshire Hinton Grove White Off-dry. Aromatic white wine. Kings Fume White Off-dry. Soft and oaky with a smooth buttery finish. Madeleine White Medium dry. Floral notes with hints of apricot and lime. Bacchus White Dry. Rich and zesty with delicate fruit and subtle complexity. Regatta White Dry, crisp and fresh. Perfect with seafood.
Bolney, Sussex Blanc de Blanc Sparkling White Dry with yeasty undertones.
Dan Cane-Honeysett Wine Bar Manager and Orderer Rose Superior Sparkling Rose Medium dry. Sparkling rose with a superb fruity flavour.
Bolney, Sussex Bolney Rose Rose Medium dry. Light with strawberry and rose petal aromas.
Stanlake Park, Berkshire
English Rose Rose Medium dry. With sweet berry aftertaste.
Lychgate Red Red Medium bodied. Berry fruit flavours. COUNTRY WINES
Cairn O'Mohr, Perthshire
Bramble Country Medium dry. Dry and spicy. Cheery Currant Country Medium sweet. A blend of raspberries and redcurrant, delicious.
Stanlake Park, Berkshire
Elderflower Country Medium sweet. Light and fragrant.
Heritage Brut Sparkling White Dry sparkling wine. Crisp and refreshing.
Raspberry Country Medium sweet. Fruity raspberry with bite.
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Wines Spring Oak Country Medium sweet. Lemons, bananas, melons, grapes, apples, rhubarb.
Sloe Country Medium dry. Real cherry aroma and full black fruit flavour.
Strawberry Country Medium sweet. Strawberry, apricot, gingery, rich and full.
Strawberry Country Deliciously sweet. Lovely with ice-cream or as a spritzer.
Strawberry (sparkling) Country Medium sweet. Sparkling strawberry and elderflower, bottled sunshine.
Callow Hill, Worcestershire
Apple Country Medium dry. Invigorating and refreshing. Autumn Fruit Country Medium dry. A blended mix of fruit with a hint of spice. Crabapple & Whisky Country Medium dry. Tangy but beware - it's strong. Damson Country Medium dry. Full-bodied red wine.
Lyme Bay, Devon Christmas Mead Medium sweet A rich, smooth honey mead blended with festive spices. Traditional Mead Sweet Perfect with dessert. Westcountry Mead Medium sweet Honey but with a dry, tangy, finish.
Damson Port Country Medium dry. Elegant and refined. Elderflower Country Medium dry. Tangy citrus flavour, lovely on a hot summer's day. Mirabelle Plum Country Medium sweet. Golden hued wine made from a French variety of plum. Plum & Brandy Country Medium dry. Rich and sumptuous. Quince Country Sweet. Lovely dessert wine. Pass the pudding. Rhubarb Country Medium dry. A sharp tingle followed by a sweet, smooth aftertaste.
Lyme Bay, Devon
Birch Country Dry. Light, dry and delicate. Blackcurrant Country Medium sweet. A sweet, scented wine with the full fruity flavour of dark berries. Ginger Country Medium sweet. Initial sugary sweetness followed by subtle, but fiery, ginger. Raspberry Country Medium dry. Crisp but full of flavour. 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 49
Food and Stalls Proper Cornish Pasties Pasties made to time-honoured recipes, plus pies and Scotch eggs Martin's Jerked Meats Creative, preservative-free, air-dried jerky. Merry Berry Truffles Home made chocolates.
e have an excellent line-up of food traders as always, with some newcomers and some returning favourites, along with a range of other stalls.
Pipers Crisps Britain’s tastiest crisps using real flavours sourced from people passionate about quality. Made from Lincolnshire potatoes, with flavours sourced from different regions across the country. Suppliers to the independent trade only. The Grumpy Goat Cheese platters and rolls from Reading's beer and cheese shop.
Food Traders Other Stalls Yuley’s Bratwurst Traditional 9½" or 20" German Bratwurst cooked over a charcoal BBQ. Also exotic burgers including kangaroo and wild boar. New for this year is a wood fired pizza oven serving freshly prepared pizzas. Olives & Things Freshly prepared olives in homemade marinades, along with pickled garlic and other delights. Freshly stuffed pitta breads with a choice of fillings. Food Yule Love Hog roast and jacket potatoes. Sukanya Thai Cuisine An exotic combination and blending of spices and herbs, offering the magic of Thailand to the festival. Curry King Authentic, freshly cooked curries and curry feasts, made in a rich and wholesome masala sauce. Also Mediterranean kebabs, served either on a warm soft naan, or with chips.
Smart Ts Official supplier of T shirts to the festival, showing their own extensive range. Home of the famous Oliver Reed drinking shirts among many more; humorous designs from the “ready-to-wear” collection. T shirts and 4 or 8 pint carry kegs also available to the trade. CAMRA Products A full range of clothing, books, bar towels, playing cards, key rings and even cuddly toys. CAMRA Membership CAMRA has over 150,000 members and has been described as Europe's most successful consumer group. Benefits include Wetherspoon vouchers and cut-price admission to beer festivals across the country, plus a range of other advantages exclusive to members. Pewterscribe Engravers – get your personalised tankard here.
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Our Sponsors Many thanks go to all our sponsors. CAMRA is a not for profit organisation for the promotion of real ale, breweries and pubs, and the festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers. It's a very expensive venture and we do rely on sponsorship to ensure the viability and continuation of the festival for future years.
T-Shirts Gyle 59 Brewery - Thorncombe, Dorset Hogsback Brewery - Tongham, Surrey Siren Craft Brewery - Finchampstead, Berkshire Binghams Brewery - Twyford, Berkshire West Berkshire Brewery Â - Yattendon, Berkshire The Nags Head, Russell Street, Reading The Alehouse, Broad Street, Reading
Entrance Tent Upham Brewery - Upham, Hampshire
The Stage Hogsback Brewery - Tongham, Surrey
Trade Session The Malting Box Craft Maltings
Cider Bar Tutts Clump Cider - Bradfield, West Berkshire
Virtual Orchard Cider - Milton Keynes, Bucks The Alehouse, Broad Street, Reading
Beer Bays Aylesbury Brewing Co. - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Binghams Brewery - Twyford, Berkshire Chiltern Brewery - Terrick, Buckinghamshire Gyle 59 Brewery - Thorncombe, Dorset Hogsback Brewery - Tongham, Surrey Malt the Brewery - Prestwood, Buckinghamshire Panther Brewery - Reepham, Norwich Ramsbury Brewery - Malborough, Wiltshire Siren Craft Brewery - Finchampstead, Berkshire Three Castles Brewery - Pewsey, Wiltshire Tring Brewery - Tring, Hertfordshire Two Cocks Brewery Enfield, Berkshire Upham Brewery - Upham, Hampshire Vale Brewery - Brill, Buckinghamshire West Berks Brewery - Yattendon, Berkshire White Horse Brewery - Farringdon, Oxfordshire XT Brewery - Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire
Wine Bar Stanlake Park - Ruscombe, Berkshire
Meeting point Ascot Ales - Camberley, Surrey
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Foreign Draught and Bottled Beers nce again our friend Olaf Schellenberg has trawled around his native land to bring you an excellent selection of German brews. This year, in addition to many favourites from Belgium and the Netherlands, we have a number of beers which are new to this festival and a range from various newly- formed Dutch breweries enthusiastically sourced by JosĂŠ at Bierlijn in Rotterdam.
ommend beers to suit your taste. Please remember that all bottled beers are available for you to take home to drink. There is a deposit of 20p on the bottles, as this is a cost we incur if we do not return them to the suppliers. Please do not open bottles at the festival which have been purchased for take-away, as this infringes the terms of our licence.
The selection offers a good representation across the various styles and strengths. Not all German beer is lager, and Belgium has a lot more to offer than fruit beers and Trappist brews. We have smoked beers; hoppy IPAs; dark and complex stouts; honey beers; beers brewed with wheat, and lambics. These are beers spontaneously fermented with wild yeast and are often sour. If you are not familiar with this or any other style you are welcome to come and chat to our team of volunteers, many of whom return year after year. They are knowledgeable and friendly and will be only too happy to answer your questions and rec-
As always, the beer list is subject to change as it is unrealistic to expect that all 140 ordered will arrive. Not all draught beers will be available at any one time owing to space restrictions: cask end labels will clearly indicate what is currently being served.
Dutch and Belgian Bottled Beers Alvinne, Moen
Belgian Strong Black and spicy
Bitter A collaboration with Twickenham brewery; this version of Naked Ladies is brewed with Alvinne's Morpheus yeast
Foreign Beer Orderers 8.0%
Tripel Fresh, golden beer with a fruity and lightly bitter aftertaste
* New Dutch Brewery, founded 2013, brewing on Sallands Landbier's plant
Ut Bittere Eind
IPA A malty IPA
De Bie, Wakken (Dentergem) 5.0%
Blond Cloudy, hoppy and spicy
Sour Wild Ale Dark, sour Flemish beer
Tripel Hoppy, a little sweet, with a hint of herbs
Sour Wild Ale Golden blond Flemish sour beer
Sue Thirlaway, John Thirlaway and Stephen Jackson
Bad Hair Brewing, Kapelle
Belgian Strong Very hoppy; complex hop aroma and a long lasting sparkling hop bitter finish
We sincerely hope you enjoy sampling the beers as much as we did selecting the range.
Belgian Strong Brown ale with notes of honey; sweet and fruity
De Arn, Rijswick * New Dutch Brewery, started 2013, currently brewing on other brewers' plants
Iris Pale Arn
Dubbel Double well-hopped beer, with the addition of caramel malt.
IPA Pleasantly bitter and aromatic IPA
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Foreign Beers Tripel Klok
Currently brewing on Brouwerij Anders' plant.
Fruit Hazy red fruit beer with real cherries.
IPA Exotic fruity notes followed by a lingering bitterness.
Fruit A mango beer, slightly sweet.
Geuze Clean, refreshing geuze, not as sour as some.
Dupont, Tourpes Bière de Miel Bio
Fruit With various red and black berries.
Black IPA Fruity and chocolatey flavours
Fruit Whole bananas and sultanas fermented in amber ale.
Brussels Bier Project, Brussels Dark Sister
Drie Horne, Kaatsheuvel Bananatana
Tripel Spicy blonde tripel with a soft hoppy flavour.
Honey An organic honey beer, complex but not sweet.
Kriek A sweet and sour blend of lambics fermented with real cherries.
Duvel Moortgat, Breendonk-Puurs
Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam
Blond Excellent fruity blond.
* New Dutch Brewery, founded 2012.
Blond Refreshing yet flavourful blond ale, with the emphasis on aromatic hops from Eastern Europe.
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014
Tripel Bitter and fruity unfiltered IPA.
Saison Refreshing, hoppy and bitter with added elderflowers.
De Dolle Brouwers, Esen Arabier
Tripel Blond, spicy and dry-hopped.
Dochter van de Korenaar, Baarle-Hertog Bravoure
Belgian Ale An amber beer with a slightly smoked taste.
Blond This unfiltered blond has been described as a cross between a German Kölsch and a Pale Ale
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Black IPA Aromatic, complex and very hoppy yet well-balanced
Belgian Strong Copper coloured, with a fruity aroma; sweet with a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste.
Tripel This year's brew uses Mosaic as the third hop; with the sweetness of mandarin and hints of tropical fruit.
Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Double/Imperial IPA IPA with fruitiness and bitterness in perfect balance
Smoked A smoked beer, malty sweet, with hints of ham in the flavour and nose
Smoked Rye IPA
Smoked A well-balanced IPA brewed with 20% rye and 10% smoked malt
Girardin, Sint-Ulriks-Capelle Kriek Kriek Sour with real cherries
Foreign Beers Geuze Fond (Black Label)
Geuze Refermented in the bottle. Has a citrusy tang
* New Dutch Trappist Brewery, Founded 2013
Framboise Sweet and sour with real raspberries
Du Cassis 7.5%
Tripel Slightly sourish with a sweet touch of wheat malt
Belgian Ale Refreshing hoppy, bitter amber beer with a slight sourness owing to the special yeast used
Hof Ten Dormaal, Tildonk 7.5%
Saison Floral and fruity aroma, with sweet and sour in perfect balance
Fruit Raspberry beer based on Bacchus Old Flemish Brown, sweet/sour and thirst-quenching
Kasteelbier CuvĂ¨e du Chateau
Malheur, Buggenhout Malheur 100
Belgian Strong Floral blond with citrus notes, hints of bitter and sourness, followed by a warm aftertaste
Belgian Strong Dark and fully-flavoured beer award winning beer, with a very hoppy nose. Dangerously drinkable!
De Molen, Bodegraven Alive & Kicking
Van Honsebrouck, Ingelmunster Bacchus Framboos
Fruit Unsweetened, with real blackcurrants added
Farmhouse Brewery Growing its own Barley and Hops
Trappist Tripel style amber beer, with herbs and spices in the flavour
Hofbrouwerijke, Beerzel Hofelf Tarwetripel
Kievit Trappist, Zundert
IPA Golden beer with citrus notes in the aroma and flavour
Imperial IPA Very hoppy with citrus notes, dry-hopped with Amarillo hops
Quadrupel Excellent dark, velvety beer matured for ten years
Bloed, Zweet & Tranen
Kasteelbier Tripel Blonde
Smoked Stout Superb black beer with a flavour of smoked peat
Tripel Fully-flavoured and fruity with smooth aftertaste
Fruit Kasteel bruin with cherries added. A fully flavoured beer which is neither sweet nor sour. Highly recommended.
*New Dutch Brewery Founded 2013
Imperial Stout Black, brewed with oatmeal, to give a creamy bitterness with a coffee and caramel nose
Smoked This amber beer is brewed with Lapsang Souchong tea, giving a smoky taste
Spanning & Sensatie
Russian Imperial Stout Brewed with cocoa, chilli peppers and sea salt. Highly recommended!
Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam Kaapse Gozer
Ale Amber ale with ginseng and ginger added
Saison Citrussy golden beer with spicy notes and hints of pepper
Brewed at Proefbrouwerij, Lochristi
IPA Mild IPA, not as bitter as some
Red Ale Brewed with American hops; has a sweet citrus aroma and a touch of caramel in the taste
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Foreign Beers Zuster Agatha
Quadruple This dark beer has a complex aroma with fruit, raisins and roasted malts; full and solid with a surprisingly dry finish
Rooie Dop, Utrecht * New Dutch Brewery, founded 2012, currently brewing on Molen's plant
Chica Americana IPA
Naeckte Brouwers, Amstelveen FEEKS
IPA Orange and lemon flavours, with a massive foamy head
Blond A herby blond, with a gentle aftertaste
Coffee Porter Infused with Guatemala Antigua coffee, and brewed using brown malts and Saaz hops.
Pale Ale Previously known as Hocus Hoppus; the addition of hop flowers makes it less bitter than the American IPAs
Saison Notes of wood and ripe red fruit
* New Dutch Brewery, founded 2011, currently brewing on Molen's plant
De La Senne, Brussels
Belgian Ale Pleasant, hoppy golden beer
Saison Dry, refreshing, spicy and aromatic thanks to the szechuan pepper, lemon grass and sorachi ace hops.
Oersoep, Nijmegen * New Dutch Brewery, founded 2013
Wheat Citrussy wheat beer from this brewery which loves to experiment.
Tripel Claimed to be the most bitter tripel in Belgium, with 49 EBU
St Servattummus, Schijndel Meibock
Bock Sweet and spicy reddish-brown beer.
Blond Slightly cloudy, flavoured with herbs from the Flemish Ardennes
American Pale Ale A blond hoppy beer with Centennial and Motueka hops. Refreshing and dry, with tones of citrus and grapefruit.
Double IPA Dry hopped twice, a stunning Double IPA
De Ryck, Herzele
Oedipus, Amsterdam Mama
Ot The Explorer DIPA
Trappist Golden coloured bitter Trappist beer with a unique flavour
Tripel Sweetish golden beer brewed with liquorice root, with a distinct taste of alcohol
Fruit Light and fruity beer brewed with real cherries.
De Ranke, Wevelgem XX Bitter
Koning Honing 6.2%
Ale Hoppy, and famous for its bitter, strong flavour
Saison De Dottignies
Saison Slightly floral, with a thirst-quenching touch of sourness
Rochefort, Rochefort Rochefort 10
Brewed at Proefbrouwerij, Lochristi, for a Dutch beer firm
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Barley Wine Liquid gingerbread! 75 cl bottle - take home or share.
Struise Brouwers, Oostvleteren Pannepeut
Honey Less sweet than most honey beers; with Sicilian Orange Blossom & Canadian Clover Honey
Belgian Strong Ale Hazy brown beer with aromas of dried fruit and spice. It reveals liquorice, nutmeg, fruit, and caramel on the palate.
Foreign Beers Sint Amatus 12
Brauerei Josef Greif, Forchheim
Quadrupel Excellent complex, dark brown abbey-style quadrupel. Highly recommended!
Greif Bräu Weisse
XXX Rye Triple Reserva
Brauerei Karg, Murnau
Rye Tripel A rye triple aged in bourbon barrels.
Karg Helles Hefe-Weißübier
Hobby Brewer, Brewing at Proefbrouwerij Lochristi
Brauerei Keesmann, Bamberg
Keesmann Bamberger Herren Pils
Stout A hoppy stout / tripel cross. Chocolate, coffee and notes of liquorice root, followed by a bitter aftertaste.
Blond Typical, refreshing, German pils
Het Uiltje, Haarlem
Wheat Cloudy wheat beer with spicy banana flavours
* New Dutch Brewery, founded 2013, currently brewing on Jopen's plant
Black IPA Fruity, with a shed load of hops
Dwerguil - Glaucidium Passerinum
Imperial Stout Black, smoky and very hoppy
Steenuil - Athene Noctua
Double/Imperial IPA Very hoppy, very fruity IPA
Due to space limitations, not all draught beers will be on sale at any one time.
Brauerei Trunk (Alte Klosterbrauerei Vierzehnheiligen), Vierzehnheiligen 5.3%
Wheat Cloudy, blond, wheat beer. Banana and clove aromas
Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Silberbock Hell
Blond Blond bock bier
Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Urdunkel Export
Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh, Cologne Früh Kölsch
Blond Refreshing blonde beer, a speciality of Köln
Blond A sweetish taste with hoppy aromas
Augustiner Oktoberfest Bier
Dark Traditional German dark beer
Augustiner Lagerbier Hell
Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Bio-Weisse
Pilsener A dry-hopped lager
Ransuil - Asio Otus
Wheat Unfiltered pale, fruity, wheat beer
De Kale Ridders, Landen
Bosuil - Strix Aluco
Wheat Aroma of bananas; sweetish flavour with a light fruitiness
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee, Tegernsee 6.0%
Blond Traditional pale festival beer
Blond Typical German blond beer
Brauerei Heller, Bamberg
Tegernseer Quirinus Dunkler Doppelbock
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 8.0% Smoked Strong Bock beer brewed using oak smoked malt
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen 5.1% Smoked Contains malt which has been smoked over beechwood
Dark Sweet, rich and malty
Klosterbrauerei Andechs, Andechs Andechser Dunkles Weissbier
Wheat Dark and delicious with a wheat and barley character CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 59
Foreign Beers Andechser Spezial Hell
Blond Pale beer, lightly flavoured, from a monastery south of München
Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb
Wheat Cloudy wheat with citrus notes
Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber), Munich 5.8%
Blond Brewed using caramelised Barley and Hallertau Hops
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, Munich 5.9%
Blond Roasted malt flavour, balanced with the perfect amount of hops
German Bottles Augustiner-Bräu, Munich Augustiner Edelstoff
Blond A sweetish taste with hoppy aromas
Stronger Clear golden bock beer
Blond Clear golden helles beer
Pale Wheat Cloudy blond wheat beer
Brauerei Kneitinger, Regensburg Kneitinger Bock
Stronger Strong, dark bock beer
Dark Standard German dunkel, very typical of the style
Kneitinger Edel Pils
Blond Typical German lager
Brauerei Trunk (Alte Klosterbrauerei Vierzehnheiligen), Vierzehnheiligen
Bergquell Brauerei, Löbau Lausitzer Schwarzes Porter
Brauerei Keesmann, Bamberg
Blond Sparkling golden beer, hoppy with a touch of maltiness
Augustiner Lagerbier Hell
Pale Wheat Pale yeasty wheat beer
Blond Full-bodied with a hint of malty sweetness
Karg Helles Hefe-Weißbier
Karg Staffelsee Gold 6.1%
Blond Traditional golden festival beer
Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier
Brauerei Karg, Murnau
Pale Wheat Unfiltered pale, fruity, wheat beer
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen
Strong Pale, sweet bock beer
Dark Wheat Unfiltered dark, fruity, wheat beer
Blond Pale beer in the stronger bock beer style
Greif Bräu Bock
Karg Dunkles Hefe-Weissbier
Löwenbräu, Buttenheim Löwenbräu Buttenheim Bockbier
Brauerei Josef Greif, Forchheim
Dark Sweet, dark beer
Brauerei Heller, Bamberg
Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Bio-Weisse
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen 5.1%
Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Urdunkel Export
Smoked Contains malt which has been smoked over beechwood
Dark Traditional German dark beer
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen 5.2% Smoked Lightly smoked wheat beer 60 20th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Pale Wheat Cloudy, blond, wheat beer. Banana and clove aromas
Foreign Beers Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh, Cologne Früh Kölsch
Blond Refreshing blonde beer, a speciality of Köln
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee, Tegernsee Tegernseer Hell
Blond Typical German blond beer
Blond Very pale, with light delicate malt flavours and a dry finish
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Klosterbrauerei Andechs, Andechs 7.1%
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Strong Dark bock beer, from a monastery south of München
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
Andechser Dunkles Weissbier
Dark Wheat Dark and delicious with a wheat and barley character
Andechser Spezial Hell
Blond Pale beer, lightly flavoured, from a monastery south of München
Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb
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Pale Wheat Cloudy wheat with citrus notes
Löwenbräu, Buttenheim Löwenbräu Buttenheim Bartholomäus Festmärzen 5.0% Blond Golden, malty festival beer
Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber), Munich Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfestbier
Blond Clear golden festival beer
Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn, Kelheim Schneider Aventinus
Strong Dark wheat bock with hints of licorice
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes 6.2% Pale Wheat Spicy pale wheat beer
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfen-Weisse
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