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Thursday 2nd May to Sunday 5th May Kings Meadow, Napier Road, Reading RG1 8BN

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Over 550 Real Ales 150 Ciders & Perries Foreign Beers Great British Wines Live Music


Welcome

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n behalf of the 500ish unpaid volunteers it takes to organise and run this beer festival - welcome to the 19th Reading and Mid Berks CAMRA Real Ale and Cider Festival. We are showcasing a huge range of real ales, ciders and perries, and a choice of foreign beers and British wines - hopefully something to suit every palate. There are live bands throughout Friday and Saturday, Morris dancers, children’s entertainers on Sunday, and traditional pub games keeping you amused while choosing your next drink.

Beer Festival. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy working at it. But it’s not just about this festival. Pubs are shutting at an alarming rate. Please join us in saving these bastions of British culture and community life. It’s easy to do – just visit your local next week, then the week after….. Cheers Dave Scott Festival Organiser

We have had to make changes to the layout for this year. You may have already noticed the change to one big tent. This has been due to a move to (slightly) higher ground. The Thames nearly flooded us out last year; we ordered nicer weather this year but nothing is guaranteed. There is a handy map of the new layout showing the toilets, food etc. in this programme. Please ask our friendly stewards if you need any help. Other major changes this year have been the introduction of advanced tickets and sessions. The biggest complaints we had in the past were the lack of advanced tickets and the long queues, which had routinely reached 3 hours. Hence advanced tickets. So why sessions? Advance tickets guarantee entry so we hold your place open until you arrive – which could be 9 pm. We could then be 1 in 1 out, but with half the site empty which would make the queues worse. So advanced tickets make the introduction of sessions necessary. I realise these will not be universally popular but hope you understand their necessity. The changes won’t solve all the problems in one year, but we are keeping this under review. I also want to take the chance to point out that there is no glasses refund this year. It sounds daft, but to put in the necessary industrial glass washers actually costs us more than just giving the glasses away. So that’s what we have done.

Contents Welcome

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Entertainment

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British Beer List

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Site Plan

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Our Sponsors

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Food & Stalls

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Cider & Perry

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Wine and Mead List

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Foreign Beer List

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Join CAMRA

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So explanations aside, I take great pleasure in my first year as Organiser to welcome you to our 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 3


Every Day A selection of traditional pub games will be available to play including long alley skittles, table football, table skittles, shut the box and toad in the hole. A range of prizes will be available for the champions. If you're feeling lucky, visit the "Lucky Plucker" tombola for the opportunity to win a wide range of beer and pub oriented prizes plus some quirky stuff and soft toys, together with novelty hats. And have you ever wondered just what can you make out of balloons - a bracelet, an animal or the tallest piece of headgear you'll ever wear? Just watch Balloon Platoon, the masters of balloon sculpture, who will be making their way around the site.

1.45pm - Long Walk Home A two piece band based in Aldershot - vocals and guitar. Playing a variety of genres that cover all of your favourite songs, to the weird and wonderful that you will love to sing along to!

2.30pm - Chris Beales Song-writer and musician from Reading. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Static Rain. Blues-rock is one side to his music, which ranges from the light to dark.

Friday – Music (Evening) Your compere for the evening: Damien Passmore

Friday – Music (Daytime) 11.30am - Pedro Ruiz Pedro Ruiz is originally from Gran Canaria (Spain) and studied music in Barcelona (Grades in Classical Music and Modern Jazz Music) on Saxophone, Classical guitar, Double bass and Operatic.

12.15pm - Newtowners An authentic string band flavour of down-home Appalachian music. Well noted for strong vocals in classic covers and Irish traditional.

1pm - Russell Alsop Russell is a producer, musician, singer, songwriter whose musical experiences range for club DJing to running a 32 piece orchestra. 4 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

5.30pm - Retreat Singers The Retreat Singers are a fun loving female band with a strong emphasis on close harmony a cappella singing. Drawing from their individual rich musical traditions of Gospel, Americana, Jazz, Scottish, Irish and English Folk, they create a unique eclectic sound, celebrating their unity and individuality.

6.30pm - Dolly and the Clothes Pegs A range of their own songs, traditional tunes, classic country and reworked pop covers, fronted with gorgeous harmonies and accompanied by a whole lot of whoopin' and hollerin'.


Entertainment and Games 7.45pm - 3 Buck Shirt Jason Manners has been on the local and national blues scene for years. His mastery of the guitar spans upbeat electric rock-blues and boogie–woogie to soulful, spiritual country blues standards.

9pm - Leatherat

the heels of the city, splashes in the pools of streetlamps and worries empty fairground dodgems. 'We won't be playing your music on our show - BBC Radio 3'

Saturday – Music (Evening) Your compere for the evening: Rob Sowden

Delivering the raw adrenalin of rock music, fused with the intricacies of traditional folk tunes, Leatherat have played over 350 concerts around Europe, even supporting the mighty Quo in 2010!

6.30pm - Fruitful Earth A trio based in Deptford, playing British Rock n Roll. Highly acclaimed by the likes of Mojo magazine, The Word and The Observer.

Saturday – Music (Daytime)

7.45pm - Oye Santana

11.30am - Zarand Schuller

The superb guitar wizardry of Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb. The keyboard mastery of Gez Kahan. The astonishing vocals of Hector Gomez. The multi-instrumental talents of Barry Caws plus a rhythm section with more groove than you could shake a pair of maracas at.

Multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and a multi instrumentalist.

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.

1pm - Rob Sowden In addition to writing and performing his "own work", he provides music therapy to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities. He also nurtures the fledging talent of the Reading area through his Bohemian Night "open-mics" at Deja Vu.

1.45pm - Jason Hendrix Reading-based Jason plays Hendrix and other covers in the same vein.

2.30pm - Tom Attah and Katie Bradley 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. Special guest, Katie Bradley has a voice of genuine warmth and personality, which goes beyond simple technical ability.

3.30pm - Andy Raven

9pm - Swallow Our very own Diane "Mistress Mercy" Fox with Jane "Jetblack" Setter. A Reading based covers band that play Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Blondie, UFO and many more, bringing rock classics to life! Their motto? "We just like to ROCK!!!"

Sunday 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 "Half-pints" area (all children must be accompanied by an adult). You can visit the face-painting stall for a truly outrageous makeover (also available Saturday). And, while not confirmed at the time of printing, we hope to have the popular Hook Norton shire horses with us again.

Ragged urban folk blown in from the gutters of the Oxford Road. The Andy Raven Band snaps at 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 5


Beers Of Exceptional Character Visit our Brewery Shop for Bottles and takeaway draught beers in a range of sizes, and other gifts.

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The Flour Barn, Frilsham Home Farm Business Units, Yattendon RG18 0XT Tel: 01635202968 info@wbbrew.co.uk www.wbbrew.com


The British Beer List

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he festival will feature over 550 beers of varying strengths and styles from all over England, Wales and Scotland. All beers will be available from opening time providing the cellar staff are satisfied that they are ready to serve. Some may take longer to clear so will come on later in the festival. The further growth in the cask ale market over the last year has resulted in a significant rise in the number of breweries in the UK and this is reflected in this year’s beer list with beers from around 60 breweries that have opened since the start of 2012. We have not, however, overlooked more established breweries and are featuring a couple dating back to the 18th century! Local breweries within a 30 mile radius of Kings Meadow will all be featured on a separate “LocAle” bar to highlight Reading CAMRA’s LocAle scheme. The tasting notes include a guide to the colour of the beers. Although we have done our best with these the programme had to go to the printers before we had any beer at the festival. As a result there may be mislabelled beers in this list. If you want to check the colour of a beer please look at the cask end labels as these were updated where necessary after the beer arrived. Pale in the programme (or a yellow pint on the cask end labels) means the beer is pale in colour, including golden, straw and blonde beers.

Amber in the programme (or an orange/brown pint on the cask end labels) means the beer is amber in colour, including brown, red and ruby beers.

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Dark in the programme (or a very dark brown pint on the cask end labels) means the beer is very dark, including dark brown, dark ruby and black beers. Speciality in the programme (or a blue pint on the cask end labels) means the beer is made with a significant amount of wheat or contains fruit(s), spice(s) or honey. The beer could be light or dark.

Acknowledgements and thanks Acknowledgements and thanks are due to the following :- Melissa Reed, David Browne and Jody Oates for their assistance in choosing and ordering the beers and obtaining tasting notes. Our wholesalers, Mary Dade at Boggart Hole Clough Distribution in Manchester, Rob Shieldon at Beer My Guest in Burton, Staffordshire, Rob Brady at Good Beer in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Buster Grant and Duncan Ward at Brecon Brewery, Arthur Frampton and Holly at Avalon Wholesale in Somerset, Paul Fletcher at Small Beer in Lincoln, Kerry Hartley at Dark Star Brewery in Sussex, Great Heck Brewery in North Yorkshire and all the other breweries who have delivered their beer themselves. Rick Pickup from Blackpool for his indispensable website www.quaffale.org.uk aka “The Directory of UK Real Ale Breweries”. Most of the brewery start dates have been obtained from Quaffale. Cheers Allan Conner Beer Order co-ordinator


LocAle Draught Beer List

LocAle Beers Adkin Wantage, Oxfordshire 2007 Alfred's Honey Mild 3.2% A traditional dark Mild , with added Brightwell Bees Honey Alfred's Citra 4.0% A single hop ale made with Citra. Alfred's Marianka 4.0% A single hop ale made with Marynka. Alfred's Jaypee's Stout 5.0% Brewed using finest English hops and five different malts Andwell Andwell, Hampshire 2008 Gold Muddler 3.9% Golden blonde ale with fresh taste and citrus aroma. King John 4.2% Rich amber beer with a fruity hoppyness. Andwell Gold 4.4% Golden ale brewed with pale and caramalt malt. Ruddy Darter 4.6% Rich ruby ale with a fruity aroma. Appleford Appleford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire 2006 Brightwell Gold 4.0% A light, refreshing, golden ale made with wheat and Goldings hops, making it easy to drink and thirst quenching. Power Station 4.2% A lighter copper coloured beer with a noticeably malty bitterness. Ascot Ales Camberley, Surrey 2007 Aureole Ale 3.3% Golden in colour with citrusy aromas and flavour from the Summit hops. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's reign. On The Rails 3.8% Caramel and chocolate flavours from the malt and an aroma of pine and citrus from whole hop flowers. Posh Pooch 4.2% A golden ale with a light bitter finish. Alligator 4.6% American pale ale with a hoppy nose from the Cascade hops Anastasia’s Exile Stout 5.0% Rich, dark with hints of chocolate and coffee. Rhino Rye A fruity amber rye ale.

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Red IPA 5.5% Massively hopped IPA, with three times as many hops as any of the other beers from the brewery. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 9


LocAle Draught Beer List Multi Hop 5.5% A beer festival special using 10 different hops. Emperor Porter 7.0% Dark, rich with strong coffee and chocolate flavours. Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout 8.0% This limited edition 'Imperial' version of the stout pours deeply black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Aylesbury Brewhouse Aylesbury, Bucks 2011 Beta 4.0% A golden ale with a refreshing hoppy finish. Spring Heeled Jack 4.2% A chestnut coloured ale - the stuff of legend! Brewed with five grain varieties and hops from around the world. Quark 4.3% Golden ale. Brewed with six hop flavours. Bellinger’s Grove, Oxfordshire 2011 Summer A light refreshing summer ale.

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Original 4.1% A light and refreshing, easy drinking beer. Best Bitter 4.7% Richer tasting, darker colour, longer fermentation, leading to a more complex flavour. Moonlight 5.0% Dark brown with chocolate bitterness giving way to a late sweetness. Binghams Ruscombe, Berkshire 2010 Smiled A dark smokey mild.

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Twyford Tipple 3.7% An easy drinking tawny coloured bitter with a satisfying malty flavour and citrus hop finish. Brickworks Bitter 4.2% A malty bitter with a hint of nuts. Space Hoppy IPA 5.0% Pale golden ale. The hops impart a citrus flavour to make this beer hugely refreshing. Total Eclipse Black IPA 5.0% This black IPA has all the flavour of a dark beer, combined with the hoppiness usually associated with an IPA. Ginger Doodle Stout 5.0% Doodle Stout with root ginger which provides a subtle ginger flavour and tempers the bitterness a little. Honey Bee 5.0% A refreshing golden ale infused with honey. 10 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival


LocAle Draught Beer List Botanist Richmond, Greater London 2011

Flowerpots Cheriton, Hampshire 2006

391 Brown Ale 4.0% Brown ale brewed with a more generous than usual amount of chocolate malt and English hops for bittering.

Perridge Pale 3.6% A light straw colour with a subtle twist of citrus hop. A very refreshing beer with a perfect clean finish.

OK Bitter 4.2% Celebrating the word ‘OK’ which originated in Kew. English style bitter, hints of caramel, smooth tasting with a slight bitterness.

Flowerpots Bitter 3.8% A dry, hoppy traditional bitter with a light bronze colour.

Queen Charlotte 5.2% A Kolsch style ale. The appearance is like a pilsner: pale straw-coloured and clear. Butts Great Shefford, Berkshire 1994 Jester 3.5% A rich golden beer with a hint of fruitiness.

Cheriton Porter 4.2% A creamy coffee aroma, a hint of sweetness in the mouth along with roasted chocolate maltiness, and a dry finish. Goodens Gold 4.8% Golden ale packed full of powerful but fruity North American hops giving a good level of bitterness to perfectly balance the gravity.

Traditional 4.0% A light and refreshing session beer.

Flowerpots IPA 6.0% Brewed with powerful North American Simcoe hops to give a strong fruity hop flavour which balances the weight of malt in a traditional IPA.

Barbus Barbus 4.6% Hoppy and well balanced without being sweet.

Henley Henley, Oxfordshire 2012

Le Butts 5.0% Brewed with lager yeast and hops resulting in a crisp and refreshing European style biere.

Jail House 3.9% Classic best bitter. With an earthy, spicy, biscuity aroma and malty, but fruity finish. A remarkably well balanced, very drinkable ale.

Chiltern Terrick, Buckinghamshire 1980 Chiltern Ale 3.7% Light amber in colour with a predominantly pale malty character and hints of grape and honey on the nose. Nut Brown Mild 3.9% Luxuriously smooth, dark and subtly sweet with a beautifully balanced hop aroma. Brewed in the style of a classic traditional mild. Beechwood Bitter 4.3% Mid amber in colour, with rich butter-toffee aroma. Fruity & slightly nutty. A hearty and well-rounded beer. Complete Pig Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire 2009 Oxfordshire Black Porter 3.8% A very dark rich beer that has a lot of flavour for the strength. Hallacre Gold A light flavoured golden ale.

4.2%

Red Lion Best 4.5% A full-bodied, bronze coloured best bitter.

Temple Island 4.5% Pale ale featuring a blend of English, European and American hops to give a floral and citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit and spice. Hogs Back Tongham, Surrey 1992 HBB 3.7% A light amber session bitter, biscuity flavour with fragrant hops, malty citrus fruits with an aromatic, hoppy finish and malty aftertaste. Spring 4.0% A light and refreshing, extremely pale and drinkable ale. TEA 4.2% Pale brown with a hoppy, and slightly fruity aroma supported by malt in the taste. A bittersweet beer with a long dry finish. HOP 4.6% A malty pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple, a good balance of aroma and bittering hops and a long dry finish. CONTINUED OVERLEAF >

Farnham Farnham, Surrey 2006 William Cobbett 4.5% Dark amber bitter. Floral hops initially finishing with a citrus sweet aftertaste. Mike Hawthorn Traditional strong golden beer.

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LocAle Draught Beer List A over T 9.0% Very strong, complex flavoured smooth barley wine. Ruby coloured and very full bodied. Itchen Valley Alresford, Hampshire 1997 Fagins Fruity copper coloured ale.

TheRetreat Two Permanent Ales (Loddon Ferryman’s Gold & Sharp’s Cornish Coasting)

5 Ever-changing Guests Selection of Draught and Bottled Cider

Holding our own Beer Festival all week! 15 Real Ales available we’re open between Reading Beer Festival session times. Come and try our ales whle the festival is closed www.retreatpub.co.uk Opening Times Mon - Thurs: 4.30 to 11.00pm Fri - Sat: 12-11.30pm Sun: 12 - 11pm

8 St Johns St, Reading, RG1 4EH Telephone: 01189571593 email: bish.retreat@yahoo.co.uk

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Watercress Best 4.2% Light amber ale with gentle pepperiness. Pure Gold 4.8% Light golden beer. Highly refreshing with amazing hop flavours. Loddon Dunsden Green, Oxfordshire 2003 Fight Of Fancy 4.2% A wonderful thirst quenching wheat beer brewed with 40% wheat malt and First Gold hedgerow hops. Gorgeous George 4.3% The finest English barley malt combines with two English hops: Fuggles and Goldings, to remind you of a traditional, old fashioned bitter. Ferryman’s Gold 4.4% Brewed using Slovenian Stryian Golding hops, which give a zesty lime flavour. Bamboozle 4.8% A strong pale ale heavily hopped with English Goldings. The pale ale malt gives the beer a clean and crisp background. Forbury Lion 5.5% Packed with a full malty flavour and a strong complex hop finish imparted by Styrian Goldings and Fuggles. Longdog Basingstoke, Hampshire 2011 Bunny Chaser 3.6% Dark copper coloured with plenty of malt in the mouth and a good whack of bitterness from traditionally English hops. Special Mild Dark and sweet.

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Chilli Poacher 3.8% A golden bitter with added chilli. Brindle Bitter 4.2% Traditional, English best bitter with Challenger and Goldings hops balanced by a malty, chocolatey sweetness. Tinker's Tipple 4.5% A deep red old ale, malty with hints of spice. Lamplight Porter 5.0% Chocolate and coffee flavours with a robust bitterness from English hops. Loose Cannon Abingdon, Oxfordshire 2010 Gunner's Gold 3.5% This refreshing flavoursome beer offers hints of peach and passion fruit. 12 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival


LocAle Draught Beer List Pale 3.7% Plenty of lemon and malt in the aroma, the taste is of hoppy fruit and a hint of spice with a sweet finish.

Pilgrim Stout 5.0% Brewed with predominantly English hops - mainly Pilgrim; hence the name with paprika added to the boil.

Abingdon Bridge 4.1% Sweetish cereal malt aroma with a pinch of grassy hops. Fruity flavour with a bitter finish.

Pilgrim Stout + Paprika 5.0% Hoppy fruity stout with smoked paprika for a spicy flavour.

Bandwagon 4.2% Amber and fruity using Challenger and Pacific Gem hops. Ramsbury Marlborough, Wiltshire 2004 Marlborough Lite 3.9% Pale session ale using Green Bullet hops, producing a zesty hoppy finish. Black Ram Porter 4.1% Smooth dark porter with roasted malts with a fruity finish. Silver Pig Stout 4.7% Rich, dark and traditional brew, complex in nature and full of flavour. Belapur IPA 5.5% Well hopped ale that boasts a fruity citrus finish. Rebellion Marlow, Buckinghamshire 1993 Smuggler 4.2% Amber ale with a distinctive fruity hop character. Sparko 4.2% Ruby ale made with Fuggles and Cascade hops. Mutiny 4.5% Reddish, full bodied premium ale, with a rich malty flavour and a lasting, hoppy and bittersweet finish. Zebedee 4.7% Spring beer, reflecting the images of the season. It is light in colour, crisp and refreshing with a delicate floral aroma. Sherfield Village Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire 2011 SOLO Wakatu 4.3% Maris Otter pale ale malt and five additions of this aromarich hop, added throughout the boil to get as much out of it as possible. SOLO Wakatu - Dry Hopped 4.3% Maris Otter pale ale malt and five additions of this aromarich hop, added throughout the boil and then dry hopped for luck / fun!

Mellivora 5.4% Dark ruby beer brewed with five hop varieties and honey to produce a smooth and delicious, distinctive beer. IPA 2013 5.6% Indian pale ale brewed with English Pilgrim and Northern Brewer hops, with a few American Galena hops thrown in for good measure. Shotover Horspath, Oxfordshire 2009 Prospect 3.7% Pale copper in colour and well-hopped with a combination of English and New Zealand hops. Trinity 4.4% Pale gold American style pale ale. Massively hopped with UK and American hops. Scholar 4.5% Mid copper in colour and well-hopped with mainly English hops. Smooth malt with a big body and a long bitter finish. Oxford Porter 5.0% Rich, smooth, dark and bursting with complex flavours and hints of chocolate and coffee. Siren Craft Finchampstead, Berkshire 2013 Undercurrent 4.5% Pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot. Soundwave 5.5% A west coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. Liquid Mistress 5.7% A west coast bright red ale: burnt raisins and crackers balanced by citrus. Broken Dream 6.7% Breakfast stout with a gentle touch of smoke, coffee and chocolate.

SOLO Pilgrim 4.3% Single hop golden brew packed with fruity flavours.

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SOLO Pilgrim - Dry Hopped 4.3% Single hop golden brew packed with fruity and resinous flavours, and then dry hopped for luck / fun!

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Hoppy Harrington 4.7% Five-hop special brewed with US, NZ and UK hops for a complex flavour with a sweetish flavour and a satisfying hoppy finish.

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LocAle Draught Beer List Tillingbourne Shere, Hampshire 2011

Twickenham Twickenham, London 2004

The Source 3.3% Refreshing light golden ale with a powerful taste from Citra hops.

Sundancer 3.7% Amber malt provides a pleasant biscuity edge and a blend of English and American hops add a floral and citrus-like long dry finish.

A.O.N.B 4.0% A dry hopped version of Falls Gold which has been fermented over a longer period of time. It has a strong Cascade hop nose and taste. Falls Gold 4.2% Light, golden, slightly hopped session ale. Hop Troll IPA 4.8% This ‘full on seven hop monster’ has a fantastic hop nose and initial taste which leads into a sweet malty finish. Tring Tring, Hertfordshire 1992 Mansion Mild 3.7% A smooth creamy, ruby dark mild with a fruity palate and gentle hop aroma. Peeking Polecat 4.0% Hopped with a single UK variety, Endeavour which imparts citrus and grapefruit characteristics in this light copper ale. Bring Me Sunshine 4.2% If your preferred tipple is hoppy, then this brew will suit. Golden-brown in colour with citrus hops in abundance. Moongazer 4.3% American hopped beer with tastes of mango and grapefruit. Tea Kettle Stout 4.7% Rich and complex traditional stout with hints of liquorice. Death or Glory 7.2% Dark, aromatic and estery strong ale brewed using Maris Otter malt and premium aroma hops. Triple fff Four Marks, Hampshire 1997 Altons Pride 3.8% A traditional amber bitter. Full and clean tasting, initially malty then citrus fruit and resinous hop build to a quenching bitter finish. Pressed Rat & Warthog 3.8% Ruby coloured, chocolate aroma with hints of blackcurrant and plum. Full roast flavour, fruit and malt vying with the hoppy bittersweet finish. Moondance 4.2% Amber coloured best bitter with copious amounts of Cascade hops. Wonderfully aromatic floral nose. Hallelujah 4.5% Full flavoured with a rich fruit nose featuring New Zealand Green Bullet hops to give a pine lemon bitter finish. Gilbert White 6.0% A blend of Maris Otter, Munich and wood cured smoked malt with premium English hops gives an insight to ale of the 18th century. 14 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

Vanguard 4.1% The pale and dark crystal malts and caramalt give maltiness, whilst the English and German hop mix gives a spicy hop character. Spring Ale 4.4% Hoppy ale with a sweetish edge. Golden coloured beer with a big fresh fruity citrus nose and taste. Refreshing hoppy finish. Smiler’s Ale 4.8% Refreshing citrus and pine aroma, dry, hoppy flavour with a slight fruitiness, long hoppy finish with a touch of orange peel. Two Cocks Enborne, Berkshire 2011 Diamond Lil A fresh and citric light ale.

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Roundhead 4.2% A full bodied, smooth best bitter. A blend of Cascade and First Gold hops give it its characteristic complex hoppiness. Puritan 4.5% Its stark black and white appearance conceals luxurious notes of caramel and chocolate. Viscount 5.6% A golden ale made with Nelson Sauvin hops. Vale Brill, Buckinghamshire 1994 Wychert 3.9% A traditional Thames Valley beer. Woody flavours are notable in this strikingly malty beer, with a finish of port and berries on the nose. Black Swan Mild 3.9% Dark and smooth with hints of chocolate and coffee on the nose and a malty dry finish. One Ton Morris 4.1% A traditional English style bitter using the finest British hops. Named with the centenary celebrations of Morris Motors in mind. Black Beauty Porter 4.3% Traditional Thames Valley brown porter. Roasted malt and coffee on the nose, smooth malt with liquorice and chocolate on the palate. Gravitas 4.8% A strong, pale ale packed with hop and citrus flavours, rounded off by a dry malty biscuit finish. A pronounced hop aroma throughout.


LocAle Draught Beer List West Berkshire Yattendon, Berkshire 1995 Maggs’ Mild 3.8% Dark and full of roast malt flavours coupled with a smooth mouth feel and gentle sweetness.

Black Beauty Mild 3.9% Ruby in colour, using fuggles hops and chocolate malts. Giant 4.3% Chestnut in colour, malty and nutty.

Mr Swift's Pale Ale 3.8% A light, straw-coloured bitter, fragrantly hoppy and extremely drinkable.

Wayland Smithy Amber ale with lots of hops.

Good Old Boy 4.0% Rich malts and fruity hops combine to create this classic best bitter.

Porter 5.0% Full bodied in taste, this porter has a balance of roasted grain giving a fruity smooth aftertaste and a slight bitterness of Kent hops.

Dr Hexter's Wedding Ale Pale gold with a crisp, dry finish.

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Gov'ner 6.5% A golden ale, dry with floral sweetness.

Man-Slicer Rye 4.4% A lovely old-gold colour, subtly hopped and with a spicy rye finish. Tamesis Extra Stout 4.9% Brewed with dark malts and oats to give a thick chocolate character and hopped with Fuggles and Goldings. Dr Hexter's Healer 5.0% An amber, highly-hopped and full-bodied strong bitter. White Horse Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire 2004 Bitter 3.7% This golden bitter balances locally grown Challenger hops with Yorkshire malt.

Wild Weather Silchester, Berkshire 2012 Old Muddy 3.8% Tawny session ale where a smooth malty bitterness combines with floral spicy and mild citrus hoppy overtones. Little Wind 4.2% Deep amber ale with a touch of copper where lovely hop flavours dance on the lingering malty base. Storm Bringer 4.5% Premium ale with a smooth, distinctive malty base and a lovely rich balance of well developed hop flavours. CONTINUED OVERLEAF >

CAMRA Mid-Berkshire Pub of the Year 2010

6th May - Family Fun Day & Dog Show in aid of Twyford Charities Together

Hog Roast, BBQ, Beer Tent, side stalls, bouncy castle and lots more. Admission £2 per adult. Children & Dogs free. Dog Show entry £1 per class

A charming 14th Century Country Inn between Maidenhead and Reading. The Inn serves a host of regularly changing Real Ales.

The beautifully refurbished Restaurant overlooks the garden and the Inglenook fire provides a warm and cosy setting.

The Inn’s 15 en-suite bedrooms have been completely refurbished. All have the usual facilities including wifi. One room is adapted for the disabled. The Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Twyford, Berks RG10 9UP

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Draught Beer from Around Britain Windsor and Eton Windsor, Berkshire 2010 Brew 477 3.5% Also called "Bostin Mild", a Midlands style mild brewed in collaboration with Richard from Goddard's Brewery. Windsor Knot 4.0% Pale ale using the much sought after Nelson Sauvin hop with exotic fruit aroma. Kohinoor 4.5% An Indies Pale Ale using Commonwealth sourced ingredients with influences from India and the East Indies. Conqueror 5.0% How can it be an India Pale Ale when it’s black? Tie your brain in knots and enjoy the stout/mild maltiness and IPA summer fruit. XT Thame, Oxfordshire 2011 Pie Dark mild.

3.1%

Festival Special 4.2% A refreshing golden fruit beer made with English pale and Munich malts, combined with Bohemian and Bavarian hops. 13 4.5% Hops from around the Pacific meet on a raft of amber red malts. Eight - Oak casked 4.5% Rich dark porter with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Aged in and served from oak casks. Zero Degrees Reading, Berkshire 2007 Franconia Smokey 4.4% Copper coloured specialist German style smoked beer using a lager yeast. German Kellerbier - style without filtering and without finings. Spring Bock 6.5% Golden slightly sweet German style spring beer with a floral aftertaste. German Kellerbier style without filtering and without finings.

Rest of the Country 4T’S Warrington, Cheshire 2010 Keep Calm 3.8% Refreshing beer brewed with traditional hops throught the process, smooth tasting and quaffable. Hole In One 4.0% Brewed with Warrior hops for a good bittering plus American Cascade and Apollo for aroma. Abbeydale Sheffield, South Yorkshire 1996 Devotion 4.4% A pale beer with floral aromas and distinctive lychee flavours. 16 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival


Draught Beer from Around Britain Faith Book 4.7% Punchy beer, golden in colour. Tropical fruit aroma coming from the large addition of Galaxy hops. Adventure Chessington, Greater London 2012 South 5.0% Adapted from a London brewery in 1880, bringing together a balance of English malt and the new world zing of Australian hops. West 5.8% Rich porter from an 1834 Norfolk brewery brings together deeply roasted malts balanced with sharp American hops. East 6.6% A unique blend of pale malts and exotically fruity New Zealand hops, East India pale ale originally from an 1860's London brewery. Alfreds Winchester, Hampshire 2012 Saxon Bronze 3.8% A gentle pale ale with a biscuit finish. Wessex Legend 4.8% A new porter brewed for the Reading Beer Festival. Arbor Bristol 2007 Mild West 3.6% Munich, wheat, chocolate, black and crystal malts. Hints of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Hoptical Delusion No.7 Heavily hopped pale ale.

3.8%

Blue Sky Drinking 4.4% Best bitter brewed with all English ingredients. Oyster Stout 4.6% Brewed with seven different grains. Fuggles, East Kent Golding and Bramling Cross hops are added during the boil along with fresh oysters, shells and all. Black Eyed PA Heavily hopped dark ale.

6.5%

Arkells Swindon, Wiltshire2008 Cherry Black 3.6% Easy drinking beer with a chocolaty base amid light coffee notes. Whole cherries highlight the fruity side of this smooth mild. Wiltshire Gold 4.0% Light coloured, brewed with Maris Otter malt which creates a sweet malty flavour. Moonlight 4.5% Golden auburn colour with awarm toasty aroma and dsitinctive citrus hoppy flavour from the Celeia hops. Art Brew North Chideock, Dorset 1843 Hip Hop - Dana 4.3% Clean, crisp single hopped golden ale.

Hip Hop - Dr. Rudi's 4.3% Clean, crisp single hopped golden ale. Tempest 4.6% Dark ale with classic chocolate, roasted malt flavours and tart hop notes associated with stout. Hip Hop Extra - Citra 6.0% Clean, crisp single hopped ale brewed to a higher strength. Monkey IPA 6.4% Golden ale, so stuffed with hops, it will make your tongue tingle. This beer is dangerously drinkable. Spanked Monkey 6.4% Monkey IPA with added root ginger and chilli. Orange Monkey 6.4% Rich orange peel overtones, a good balance of malt and three hop varieties. Anarchist Party Bitter 7.2% Strong bitter massively hopped with Nelson Sauvin. Atom Scarborough, North Yorkshire 2013 Atom Blonde 4.5% Pale ale, test brew at North Riding Brewery, Scarborough. Brewery will be opening in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Attwood Hartlebury, Worcestershire 2011 Attwood's Pale Ale 4.0% Crisp, light and refreshing, brewed with a blend of English hops and American Cascade. Nectar 4.2% Light golden bitter, well balanced with a gentle sweetness throughout that counters the Northdown and Fuggles hops. Farmers Dark Ale 4.2% Smooth dark session ale brewed with Fuggles and Progress hops. Slightly smoky with a caramel finish. Axholme Luddington, Lincolnshire 2012 Best Bitter 3.8% Traditional English bitter, malty fruitcake flavours dominate with a peppery hop finish. Isle Pale Ale 4.1% Powerfully hopped with English hops, with grassy and herbal flavours dominating and a rounded bitter finish.

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Draught Beer from Around Britain Baldy Parham, West Sussex 2012

A dark beer for the long nights. Keep warm and drink on.

Southwater Gold Golden ale.

4.5%

Commonside Pale Ale 5.0% Pale and interesting but a little on the wild side.

Smokin’ Barrel Dark whisky porter.

5.0%

Thames Surfer 5.7% Radical hop waves. Wipe-outs a distinct possibility.

Bartrams Rougham, Suffolk 1999

Bespoke Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire 2012

Green Man 4.0% A full bodied golden bitter, peaches and oranges on the nose and on the palate with a fruity spicy finish.

Money for Old Rope 4.8% Stout with classic rich dry flavours of malt and grain plus deep hop bitterness.

Egalitarian Anti Imperialist Russian Stout 6.9% A bold and tasty Russian stout with a mouthfilling, airy, texture and a lot of enjoyable, bitter chocolate flavours.

Over a Barrel 5.0% Richly coloured fruity strong ale with generous peppery finish of Goldings hops.

Bedlam Winchester, Hampshire 2012 Best Bitter 4.0% Made with Goldings hops, to give a sweet fruity ale with a hint of chocolate. Golden Ale 4.2% American hops used to impart a bright bitterness and a touch of roasted barley. Belleville London 2013 Battersea Brownstone 4.8% Built like the proverbial: solid, sturdy and reliable. Chestnut Porter

4.9%

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Bird Brain Howden, East Yorkshire 2009 Superb Starling Golden bitter.

4.3%

Condor Dark bitter.

4.6%

Black Jack Manchester 2012 Shuffled Deck 3.8% Aromas are marmalade with pine and grapefruit. Flavours are woody with sweet citrus and bitter grapefruit. First Deal 4.4% A ruby ale with a dried fruit aroma with flavour of berries, earthy malts and a spicy, bitter finish.


Draught Beer from Around Britain Blacker & Son Saltney, Cheshire 2013 Eclipse 4.1% Light and quaffable, this pale blond ale is easy drinking with a crisp taste and lingering hop finish. Chester Best 4.3% A stunning best bitter, mid-brown in colour and packed with English hops.

hopped a beer that truly defies its strength. Welsh Beacons 3.7% Golden traditional Welsh Ale brewed with pale, gold, oat and wheat malts for a full flavour and a refreshing blend of British hops.

Blue Monkey Ilkeston, Derbyshire 2008

Gold Beacons 4.2% Deep golden ale brewed with Progress and Pioneer hops for a well defined bitterness which balances the blend of malts.

BG Sips 4.0% Enticing tropical fruit aromas, finished with a good level of thirst quenching, almost peppery bitterness.

Imperious Beacons 7.5% Velvety smooth, deep black and with hints of smoky coffee, toffee and luscious Black Forest gateau.

Infinity 4.6% An infinitely satisfying pale ale, brewed with Citra hops from the USA for a punchy hop presence.

Brew Co Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2008 El Dorado 3.8% Pale ale single hopped with new variety, El Dorado.

Guerilla 4.9% A hearty beer full of malty complexity balanced by a robust bitter bite.

Topaz 3.8% Pale ale single hopped with Topaz.

Boggart Manchester 2001

Treacle Stout Rich stout with added treacle.

Mud Brawler Rich, dark vanilla porter.

4.4%

Botley Botley, Hampshire 2010 Botley Mill 3.8% Copper coloured, slightly sweet with fruity notes.

5.0%

Brewsters Grantham, Lincolnshire 1998 Hopadoodledoo 4.3% Brewed with four malts and three hops. It has a full bodied feel and a delicious fruity hop character.

Botleys Best 4.2% A distinctive hop aroma. Three hop, amber coloured bitter.

Sexy Sadie 4.8% A buzz’n hoppy fruit citrus aroma that leads all the way into the flavour.

Gringo's Gold 4.5% Glorious fruity golden ale with a clean bitter finish.

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol 2004

Bowman Droxford, Hampshire 2006 Elderado 3.5% A subtle injection of elder flowers defines this beer, which has plenty of character and a lovely bitter finish. Quiver 4.5% Gloriously rich golden in colour, this premium bitter is full of complex flavours including a tiny amount of caramel. Braydon Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire 2009 Mooned Up 3.6% Spring and autumn dark mild that’s malty, gently hoppy, and toasty in taste. Thrudger 3.8% A light summer session ale brewed using cascade hops. YerTiz 4.1% A triple hopped well balanced bitter. PotWalloper 4.4% A ruby coloured beer with rich malty undertones. Brecon Brecon, Powys 2011 Three Beacons 3.0% Pale golden APA remarkably full flavoured and extensively

Acer 3.8% Golden ale with Columbus hops for bitterness, and a big late addition of Sorachi Ace to give an intriguing aroma. Bristol Hefe 4.8% A German-style wheat beer, with a rich banana and clove aroma. With banana, bubble gum and hints of grapefruit. Bitter Kiwi 5.0% American Pale Ale aged in white wine barrels with gooseberries. A tropical fruit aroma with notes of gooseberry and grassy hops. Southville Hop 6.5% American inspired IPA, powerfully hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops packing it with tropical fruit CONTINUED OVERLEAF >

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Draught Beer from Around Britain aromas and flavours. Brodie’s Leyton, Greater London 2008 Citra 3.1% Pale session beer with lashings of Citra hops. Kiwi 3.8% Galaxy hops from Australia, blended with NZ Nelson and Motueka provide an extreme passion fruit aroma. Bethnal Green Bitter 4.0% Maris Otter and crystal malt in the mash tun. Bramling Cross and Styrian Goldings in the copper . The quintessential English bitter. Old Street Pale Ale 5.0% Simcoe and Citra all the way in this showboat American Pale Ale. Broughton Broughton, Scottish Borders 1980 Spring Ale 3.5% A light, dry, but refreshing summer pint. Brewed to give a crisp hop flavour and aftertaste and a light golden colour. Dark Dunter 5.0% Bursting with oatmeal and chocolate aromas, complemented by dark roasted malts and a rich aftertaste. 6.2 IPA 6.2% Loaded with Chinook, Cascade and Columbus hops. Brewed with quadruple the hops in a typical IPA. Brown Cow Barlow, North Yorkshire 1997 Roof Raiser 4.3% Pale with a strong hint of fruit in the aftertaste. Mrs. Simpson's Thriller in Vanilla 5.1% A scrumptious rich porter brewed with fresh vanilla pods complementing the complex dark malts. Brownshill Valley Stroud, Gloucestershire 2013 Amarillo 4.0% New beer - no tasting notes available. Bravo 4.5% New beer - no tasting notes available. Brupond Leyton, Greater London 2013 Ain’cho Mum's Porter 4.2% Traditionally made porter with aromas of dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee and a hint of burnt caramel. Sweet Bee Honey’d Wheat 4.5% Tasty west coast-style wheat beer. The combination of honey and hops creates a lovely floral aroma. Tip Top Hop 6.0% Continuously hopped which diminishes some of the hoppy bitterness while imparting the unique attributes of the kazbek hops. Bumpmill Alfreton, Derbyshire 2012 20 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

Moonraker Quaffable blonde ale.

3.8%

Drops of Jupiter 4.0% Pale ale with citrus grapefruit notes leading to a slightly bitter finish. Thunder Road 4.4% Copper premium bitter. Full bodied chocolate and roast malt with a smooth finish. Bushy's Braddan, Isle of Man 1986 Ruby 1874 Mild 3.5% A fine aroma of crystal malt and Fuggles and Challenger hops with a well balanced flavour. Old Bushy Tail 4.5% Pronounced hop and malt aroma, slightly sweet and malty on the palate, with distinct orangey tones. Buxton Buxton, Derbyshire 2010 Moor Top 3.6% Hopped with armfuls of US Chinook, this beer oozes citrus flavour and aroma. It has a lovely sweetness with a lingering bitter finish. Rednik Stout 4.1% Aromas of burnt roast coffee, malty molasses, prunes, and a hint of smoke. It is gently sweet and sour, with a moderate bitterness. American Rye 4.3% A hoppy amber ale, brewed with a complex mash of Maris Otter pale malt, rye, caramalt and wheat. Dark Nights 4.6% Chestnut brown, with cappucino head. It has aromas of forest fruits and a biscuity, malty body. Generously hopped with US varieties. By The Horns Merton, London 2011 Stiff Upper Lip 3.8% A well balanced mellow malt gives the beer a rich body whilst a myriad of hops leaves the beer with a crisp late bitter finish. Whiskey Vanilla Lambeth Walk Porter 5.4% Porter with added whiskey and vanilla. Hopslinger 5.7% Brewed with Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops create a tropical citrus and pine full bodied IPA. Clarence and Fredericks Croydon, Greater London 2012

Golden Ale 3.8% A citrus aroma with an initial refreshing bitterness of grapefruit hoppiness gives way to a dry bitter aftertaste. Smoked Red

5.1%


Draught Beer from Around Britain Moderately hopped to allow the rich full smoky flavour to shine through, the colour is achieved with a delicate blend of three malts. IPA 5.2% Authentic IPA with a fruity aroma, full of robust warming malt and solid English bitterness. Coastal Redruth, Cornwall 2006 Poseidon 4.0% Golden ale brewed with Citra hops. Springfire Blonde Golden ale.

4.2%

West Coast IPA Strong hoppy IPA.

7.5%

Kernow Imperial Stout Russian imperial stout.

9.0%

Compass Carterton, Oxfordshire 2009 West 3.5% Copper coloured ale with Maris Otter, Munich and Carared malts. English and Polish hops. Isis Pale 4.1% A malty, slighty hoppy ale with a woody finish. Baltic Night 4.8% A sharp bitterness with hints of coffee that gives way to a long dry cocoa finish. The King's Shipment 6.0% A bittersweet strong pale ale dry hopped in oak casks.

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Crate Hackney Wick, London 2012 Stout 5.7% A black velvety stout, with deep roast coffee and dark fruit flavours. India Pale Ale 5.8% A deep, rich, well-balanced IPA, packing a load of Summit and Chinook hops. Cronx New Addington, Greater London 2012 Standard 3.8% Traditional bitter, well balanced traditional ale. Anything but standard on taste. Kotchin 3.9% Blonde ale brewed with Cascade hops to give a passion fruit CONTINUED OVERLEAF >

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Draught Beer from Around Britain and peach aroma.

David Hopper Field 4.0% Bursting with hoppy flavours, clean as a whistle. A fruity beauty that smells great and leaves you with a bit of a kick.

Entire 5.2% A dark, robust porter with hints of coffee and bitter chocolate.

Great Fermentations 4.6% Traditional cloudy Belgian recipe that's plump, sweet and deceptively strong.

Cumbrian Legendary Hawkshead, Cumbria 2006

Doncaster Doncaster, South Yorkshire 2012

Esthwaite Bitter 3.9% Made with five different malts and Cascade hops.

Sand House Blonde 3.8% Blonde ale, named after dwellings in Doncaster carved from sandstone in the 1850s.

Loweswater Gold 4.3% Made with mainly lager malt and German hops producing a tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Grassmoor Dark 4.3% Made with chocolate, crystal and Maris Otter malts together with all English hops. Dark Star Partridge Green, West Sussex 1994 The Art of Darkness 3.5% Warrior bittering hops, along with a blend of aroma hops to add fruit and spice. American Pale Ale 4.7% The yeast strain used for the brewing is imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. Carafa Jade 5.0% German Carafa barley malt gives a warm bronze colour with a full spiciness from the versatile New Zealand Pacific Jade hops. Revelation 5.7% A blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hop - then dry hopped during conditioning using their ‘Hoptimizer’. Deeply Vale Bury, Greater Manchester 2012 Still Walking 3.8% Light, well balanced easy drinking session ale with a fruity aroma and a velvety smooth finish. Golden Vale 4.2% Deep golden colour, refreshing, robust and malty. A complex bitterness with a smooth caramel finish. DV8 4.8% Moreishly delicious breakfast stout.Thick and creamy, like silk in a glass.

Town Crier Stout 4.0% Deep brown to dark in colour, mildly hopped with East Kent Goldings. Burnt coffee aroma with a smooth light chocolate finish. Mucky Bucket 5.0% Black IPA named to commemmorate the coal mining industry in the Doncaster area. Downlands Henfield, West Sussex 2011 Truleigh Gold 3.7% A crisp refreshing pale ale packed full of citrus, orange and apricot flavours combined with a gentle sweetness. Ruskin's Ram 4.0% Traditional bitter with a balance between malty base notes and strong hoppy flavours that giving hints of vanilla and elderflower. Devils Dyke Honey Porter 5.0% Dark soft porter full of chocolate, toffee, smokey flavours with a subtle hint of marmalade from the Challenger hops. Now with added honey. Downton Downton, Wiltshire 2003 Japanese Pale Ale 3.6% 100% Sorachi Ace hops from Japan are used to flavour this pale session bitter with a sharp lemon and lime bitterness. Forest Dark 3.8% Rich coffee flavours and a smooth body are combined with a dark chocolate aroma in this well crafted offering. Quadhop 3.9% Four varieties of hops (Challenger, East Kent Goldings, Pioneer, and Styrian Goldings) provide a full range of floral and citrus aromas.

Derventio Trusley, Derbyshire 2006 Cleopatra 5.0% Pale and caragold malts are infused to produce a complex beer. Rounded off with First Gold hops and a hint of apricot.

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Draught Beer from Around Britain Nelsons Delight 4.5% A well hopped, yet mellow amber bitter. The subtle aroma and flavour of dark rum adds sweetness to this well balanced premium brew. Chocolate Orange Delight 5.8% This old ale has distinctive chocolate and orange flavours which work excellently against a rich, hoppy background.

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Live Music • Poker nights • Comedy Karaoke • DJ’s and more! See our website for up and coming events

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Chimera IPA 6.8% A true traditional IPA. Strong, hoppy and refreshing. Bursting with hoppy resin flavours and citrus, this is an IPA with a bite. East London E10, London 2011 Orchid Dark mild, spiced with vanilla.

3.6%

Jamboree 4.8% Made with English hops, in particular Bramling Cross and lager, pale and wheat malt, giving a smooth but refreshing mouthfeel. Quadrant 5.8% A smooth stout with a silky mouthfeel, rich dark fruit flavour and hints of coffee. Eden Brougham, Cumbria 2012 Dark Knight 3.8% Dark chestnut ale, brewed using four varieties of malt with traditional English aroma hops. Eden Gold 4.2% Light golden colour, with a distinctive hop character and a very pleasant citrus aroma. Fell Flookburgh, Cumbria 2013 Porter 4.8% New beer - no tasting notes available.

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Pale 5.1% New beer - no tasting notes available. Five Points Hackney, London 2013 Porter London Porter.

4.2%

Pale Ale American style pale ale..

4.4%

Five Towns Wakefield, West Yorkshire 2008 Davy Jones Locker 3.9% Dark session beer with a fruity aroma, a little dryness and a bitter, lasting malt finish. Three Hop Hare 4.5% A pale ale with hints of grapefruit before a dry bitter finish. Flipside Nottingham 2010 Sterling Pale 3.9% Easy drinking with a bitter, spicy hop flavour.


Draught Beer from Around Britain Dark Denomination 4.0% A well rounded mildly hopped beer. Chocolate and caramel malt flavours combine delicately with blackcurrant hop flavours. Copper Penny 4.2% Light brown, moderately bitter but with good hop flavours, ending with a hint of tangerine. Clippings IPA 6.5% A traditional strong IPA at 6.5% golden in colour with crushed gooseberry and bitter white wine hop flavours. Forge Hartland, Devon 2008

Traditional golden ale, using all English Hops. LFB is a light fresh ale with slight citrus after taste. Lunny's No.8 4.8% Extra American hops are used to provide long lasting flavour for this golden ale. Extra smooth and bitter tasting. Nosey Parker 5.0% Premium strength IPA made with English hops. Smooth and deceptively strong with slight citrus overtones. Great Heck Great Heck, North Yorkshire 2008 Powermouse 3.6% Pale, hoppy session ale with delicate bitterness and fruity hop flavour and aromas from a blend of eight varieties of European and US hops.

Dark Horse 4.1% A rich oat, dark copper coloured beer with a fruity aroma. Full of zingy hop flavours with biscuity undertones and a smooth finish.

Voodoo Mild 4.3% Brewed with addition of chocolate and black malt.

Forged Porter 4.2% A dark ale with a fruity nose, very well balanced and full bodied with a silky smooth texture, very easy drinking for a porter.

Brunette 4.3% Deep golden coloured ale with delicious fruity hop notes. English, Slovenian, American and Australian hops.

Handsome 5.1% SIBA Supreme Champion Beer of the South West 2012. A well balanced, light brown bitter, has malty hints with a nice hoppy finish.

Yakima IPA 7.4% Strong IPA with a blend of US hops - Citra, Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook and Amarillo.

Franklins Bexhill, East Sussex 2011

Golden Ale 4.0% Refreshing and complex, with deep flavour characteristics but light and high in aroma hops.

English Garden 3.8% A rich hop aroma is balanced by biscuity malt with a slight sweetness and is wrapped up in a wave bright golden colour. Citra IPA 5.5% As the name suggests this ale is bursting with citrus flavours and aroma, with tropical notes of mango, lime, pineapple and orange. Front Row Congleton, Cheshire 2012 Sin Bin Sinfully hoppy beer!

4.2%

Collapsed 5.6% An IPA packed with the finest English hops. Fuller’s Chiswick, London 1842 Brit Hop 4.1% A blend of eight different hops gives a citrusy, spicy nose with grassy, earthy floral undertones. London Porter 5.4% Rich, dark and complex, brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts balanced by Fuggles hops. Gates Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire 2011 Damm Dark ale.

American Pale Ale 4.5% A rich malt base gives a delicious body of flavour. Brewed with American aroma hops that make it refreshing and hoppy. New Zealand Pale Ale 4.5% Brand new beer brewed with New Zealand hops. Hamelsworde Hemsworth, West Yorkshire 2013 Spanish Stout 4.2% Traditional stout with a strong roasted flavours and a sweet liquorice taste complemented by aniseed. Haley’s Comet 4.5% A fresh summery ale which is light and easily quaffed, Amarillo, Cascade and Fuggles give this beer a citrus aroma and taste. Harbour Bodmin, Cornwall 2012 tbc

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Golden Duck Appleby Magna, Leicestershire 2012 LFB (Lunns First Brew)

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Hopdaemon Newnham, Kent 2001

Hardknott Millom, Cumbria 2005

Golden Braid 3.7% Refreshing golden session bitter, wickedly hopped with East Kent Goldings and Challenger.

Lux Borealis 3.8% Pale ale brewed with Aurora hops then dry hopped. Cool Fusion 4.4% Very pale straw, grassy nose with a hint of sweet ginger, refreshing mild spicy flavour and a gentle thirst quenchingly mild finish. Dark Energy 4.8% Inter-galactic stout. Rich dark berries, bitter chocolate, espresso coffee. Harveys Lewes, East Sussex 1790 Sussex Mild Dark malty mild.

3.0%

Harthill Harthill, South Yorkshire 2013 Ace of Harts 3.9% Pale ale malt, caramalt and a hint of black malt for a malty sweetness . Bramling Cross and Sovereign hops. Hart’s Desire 4.4% A slightly darker golden premium ale brewed with a special blend of Slovenian Styrian Goldings and American Cascade hops. Dark Hart 4.8% A rich, smooth, full bodied dark ale brewed with a trio of dark malts. Spicy, blackcurrant aromatic notes of British Bramling Cross hops. Hay Rake Littleborough, Greater Manchester 2012 Early Dawn Light, fresh golden ale.

4.1%

Incubus 4.0% Bronze coloured special bitter brewed with Challenger and Kentish Cascade hops. Green Daemon 5.0% Golden 'Helles' beer with luscious tropical fruit aromas and a crisp clean finish. Hornbeam Denton, Manchester 2007 Galaxy Pale Ale 4.1% Galaxy hops blended with Mount Hood to achieve a simple pale ale which is dominated by the distinctive citrus of the Galaxy hops. Dusseldorf Altbier 4.6% Made with pale, Munich, melanoidin, amber and chocolate malts. A hoppier version of the North German Altbier style. Hurst Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex 2012 Hurst 700 Summer Ale 3.9% Marks the 700th anniversary of the charter for the village's St. Lawrence fair and the 150th anniversary of Hurstpierpoint Brewery. Founder's Best Bitter 4.2% Named after the founder of the original Hurst Brewery, George Saltmarsh. Rounded malty taste and subtle caramel flavours. Ilkley Ilkley, West Yorkshire 2009

Hop Back Downton, Wiltshire 1987

Mary Jane 3.5% Made with high quantities of Amarillo hops, this pale crisp beer has refreshing citrus aromas and flavours.

Citra 4.4% Single hop variety blonde ale with a refreshing, lemony grapefruit aftertaste, and a light crisp bitterness.

Wit Marie 4.7% A full-bodied and yet subtly spiced and fruity Wit Beer. Unfiltered and naturally hazy.

Summer Lightning 5.0% Straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish.

The Norseman 5.0% Celebrating English hops and with the addition of locally foraged spruce. Soft bitterness, sweet resin, aroma of pine and herbs.

Hop Kettle Cricklade, Wiltshire 2012

Imperial Mexborough, South Yorkshire 2011

Pacific Jade 4.0% Pale ale single hopped with Pacific Jade.

Imperial Bees Knees 4.0% Blonde beer made with honey from Mexborough.

Tricerahops 4.1% Very fruity triple hopped golden ale combining the best hops available from the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Imperial Stout 4.6% A black beer with a good mouth feel and finishing with a slight sweetness.

Adders Tongue 5.3% Ruby malt backbone, gentle floral and fruity new season New Zealand hops.

Inveralmond Inveralmond, Perth 1997

Snake Head IPA 6.2% Well balanced IPA, heavily hopped with all American hops. 26 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

Thrappledouser 4.3% A marriage of Pilgrim, East Kent Goldings and Cascade hops presents a delicate citrus aroma and a unique spicy floral taste.


Draught Beer from Around Britain Duncan’s IPA 4.4% Lower in ABV than a traditional IPA, but still reflects this traditional style in a contemporary way.

Langhams Best Fruity and malty best bitter.

4.5%

Jolly Sailor Riccall, North Yorkshire 2012

Black Swallow IPA Dark, refreshing black IPA.

6.0%

Bullseye Bitter Malty, dark amber bitter.

3.8%

Leeds Leeds, West Yorkshire 2007

Jolly Scotsman's Bitter 3.8% Fruity, slightly malty amber bitter. Yellow Jersey Slightly nutty blonde bitter.

3.8%

Cue Brew 4.0% Dark mild brewed with roasted barley. Kelham Island Sheffield, South Yorkshire 1990 20th Century Boy 4.8% Pale, well hopped ale brewed with Australian hops skilfully blended for an aroma of apricot, lychee, passion fruit and lemon. Gentleman Death 6.0% Baltic porter brewed with the darkest of roast malts and Polish hop. Smooth malty body and a silky after flavour.

Leeds Pale 3.8% Easy drinking pale ale. Light and hoppy with delicate floral notes and a well balanced finish. Vienna 4.0% Smooth malty mild. Smooth and dark, this beer uses a complex blend of roasted malts to deliver a perfectly balanced finish. London Fields Hackney, London 2011 Hackney Hopster 4.2% Dressed in Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand, the Hopster shows off flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberry.

Kent Birling, Kent 2011

Love Not War 4.2% First brewed during the London riots. Soft caramel flavours with a rich pear and summer fruit character.

Pale 4.0% A rich blend of hops with Maris Otter pale malt. A full flavoured, aromatic and satisfying pale ale.

Single Hop IPA 6.0% A different hop is used each month - check the cask end label to see which this one is.

Mauri 4.5% Spring special, full of New Zealand hops.

Mallinsons Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 2008

Altered States 4.7% Highly hopped with a sweet malt background, distinctive and flavourful brown ale.. Brewers Reserve 5.0% A strong citrus hop flavour balanced with delicate malt to enhance the depth of the aroma.

Nelson Sauvin 3.8% Golden coloured ale, with a lovely grapefruit nose, a hoppy citrus taste followed by a similar finish. Anna Perenna 4.0% A celebration of the Roman goddess and the return of spring. Saaz 4.5% Pale gold with a fruity nose and a lightly bitter fruity taste.

Twelfth Night 7.4% Dark ruby barley wine using a blend of dark malts and English hops to give a complex, layered flavour.

May Hill Longhope, Gloucestershire 2011

Kissingate Lower Beeding, West Sussex 2010

Admiral May 3.8% Flavoursome amber ale with a fruity late hop bitterness.

Black Cherry Mild 4.2% Subtle additions of real black cherries in Muscavado with light Amarillo hopping.

Legend 4.5% Rich, clear, pale ale with a strong hop finish.

First Kiss 5.1% Challenger hops and bay produce a citrus aroma, deep and complex malt flavours and a lasting biscuit aftertaste.

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Stout Extreme 6.0% Intense liquorice, coffee and molasses flavours balanced with fruit bitterness derived from Pacific Jade hops.

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Flor-ale Golden floral ale.

3.8%

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Draught Beer from Around Britain Funky Monkey 4.0% Summer ale boasting fruity flavours and aromas. Dry finish with develoing bitterness and an undertone of citrus fruit. Usual 4.4% With a full bodied mouth feel, this is smooth and complex with a malty base and full bitterness. Gulp IPA 4.8% Pale bronze traditional English IPA brewed with Fuggles and Goldings hops. Beer Bitter sweet blonde beer.

5.0%

Milton Milton, Cambridgeshire 1999 Minotaur Mild 3.3% A rich dark mild with bags of character from the lavish use of chocolate malt. Prometheus 6.0% A true IPA. Strong, hoppy, bitter and delicious. A blend of five hops gives this pale ale a proper punch. Moncada Notting Hill, London 2011 Notting Hill Blonde 4.3% A continental style yellow beer with flavour that explodes on the tongue, a mix of hops, bitterness and sweetness. Notting Hill Stout 5.0% Based on stout's history of being a 'strong' beer. The oatmeal stout's taste itself is dark and velvety with a defined roasted flavour. Notting Hill Ruby Rye 5.2% A robust ruby ale made with rye complimented by a fruity hop aroma. Monty’s Hen-Domen, Montgomery 2009 Mojo Toasty / marmalade.

3.8%

Sunshine 4.2% Multi award winning golden, hoppy, floral ale. Mischief 5.0% A golden strong bitter, refreshing and easily quaffable.

Nethergate (Growler) Pentlow, Essex 1986 Mary's Ruby Mild 4.5% The aroma is chocolate, smoke and malty with a hint of hop and sweetness permeates through the roast and fruity overtones . Umbel Magna Porter with added coriander.

5.0%

New Plassey Wrexham, Clwyd 2012 Midnight Mild 3.7% A medium strength mild with a real fullness of character and flavour. New World Pale 3.9% Very pale beer brewed with Cascade Hops. Well balanced and a delicious hoppy bite. Cherry Diva 4.7% Pale beer with a subtle flavour of Maraschino cherry. North Riding Scarborough, North Yorkshire 2011 Ass-piration Nation Pale ale.

3.8%

NRB MCC 4.6% Pale ale brewed with Magnum, Chinook and Citra hops. Oh! Mr. Porter Coffee porter.

6.1%

North Star Ilkeston, Derbyshire 2012 Sentinel 3.8% Very pale, well-hopped ale with citrus undertones. Brewed with three different malts and American hops. Polaris 5.0% Dark ruby porter with chocolate, coffee and liquorice aromas. Hoppy and bitter finish. Pathfinder 5.4% Special bitter with full roast malt and rich orange overtones.The malt is balanced by four hop varieties. Noss Beer Works Noss Mayo, Devon 2012

Mr.Grundy’s Derby 2010 Bullet 4.3% Devilish dark ale with a treacle aroma and a smooth rounded taste. Pip, Squeek & Wilfred 4.4% A golden pale ale with strong American hops and a pleasant grapefruit aroma. Muirhouse Ilkeston, Derbyshire 2009 Summit Hoppy 4.0% Golden bitter brewed with Summit hops. Hat Trick IPA

Citrusy bitterness with a fruity aroma.

5.2%

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Church Ledge 4.0% Named after a reef that lies below Wembury church, at the mouth of the river Yealm. Light, hoppy, zesty ale. Mew Stone 4.3% Named after the small island guarding the mouth of the river Yealm. A copper coloured well balanced and refreshing ale. Ebb Rock 4.9% Named after a notorious navigation hazard lying just beyond the mouth of the river Yealm. It’s a dark copper full bodied ale.


Draught Beer from Around Britain Oakham Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 1993 The Hare & Hedgehog 3.9% An intensely dry and bitter beer loaded with citrus hops. Inferno 4.0% Complex fruits across your tongue, leaving a dry, fruity, bitter finish, smothering your thirst. Citra 4.2% A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish. Oates Halifax, West Yorkshire 2012 Liquid Equinox 3.8% Light, quaffable ale with a rounded maltness but a sweet, uplifting hop finish. O.M.T. 3.8% Light, straw coloured bitter with a unique fresh bitterness derived from the English and Slovenian hops. Summit IPA Amber, hoppy IPA.

4.2%

Old Dairy Rolvenden, Kent 2010 Spring Top 4.0% This Kentish bitter has floral notes which combine well with a light caramel malt body and has a spicy, bitter finish. Red Top 4.1% A rich tan coloured beer, that is balanced on the palate,with a hint of citrus aroma. Blue Top 4.3% A hoppy pale ale with hints of lemon. Silver Top 5.0% A sweet toffee body carries notes of liquorice balanced by the bitterness of plain chocolate and a hint of coffee. Ordnance City Ashcott, Somerset 2012 Mild 3.7% New beer - no tasting notes available. Detonator 3.8% Thirst quenching with a smooth flavour and slightly bitter finish. Sidewinder Hoppy, American style ale.

4.7%

J-Dam 5.0% Double dry hopped, very dark gold, very hoppy ale. Otley Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan 2005 O2 Croeso 4.2% Light golden ale full of citrus hop aromas. Dry hopped with American hops. Oxymoron 5.5% Black IPA style bitter using German Carafa malt and 5 differCONTINUED OVERLEAF >

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Draught Beer from Around Britain ent hops. Dry hopped ‘because we could’! Motley Brew 7.5% Big hop aromas and bitterness giving a classic IPA mouth feel.

4.8%

Celestial Love American style amber.

5.1%

Prescott Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 2009 Spring 3.8% Malty mild with a delicate hop background and just a hint of chocolate.

Out There Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2012 Laika Cloudy wheat beer.

Lots of flavour in this pale ale, hints of orange, butterscotch and grass.

Grand Prix 5.2% Pale, crystal, roasted and chocolate malts with Fuggles, Northdown and Goldings hops.

Palmers Bridport, Dorset 1794 Dorset Gold 4.6% A refreshing, zesty and thirst-quenching beer, from the heart of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Tally Ho 5.5% Strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours. A rich fruit cake flavour from roasted malt.

Privateer Manchester 2012 Roebuck 3.8% Amber brew, nicely hopped with Centennial. Dark Revenge Strong mild.

4.5%

Portobello London W10 2012

Red Duke 4.8% Red beer with complex flavours of toffee and caramel, offset with the American (Centennial and Amarillo) hops.

Pale 4.0% Golden ale, light and hoppy with a fruity finish.

Purple Moose Porthmadog, Gwynedd 2005

Star 4.3% Well balanced hoppy session ale with hints of caramel.

Snowdonian Ale 3.6% Delightfully refreshing pale ale brewed with a delicate combination of aromatic hops.

Market Porter 4.6% Dark smooth porter, with strong chocolate notes.

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Ysgawen 4.0% Refreshing pale ale brewed using Casade hops with the added indulgence of elderflower. Radnorshire New Radnor, Powys 2012 Whimble Gold Light and hoppy pale ale.

3.8%

Smatcher Tawny Mellow, malty amber ale.

4.2%

Ramsgate Broadstairs, Kent 2002 No. 7 3.8% Brewed with Goldings hops for a little bitterness, Fuggles hops for flavour and some crystal malt for colour and body. Dragon's Blood 5.2% Extra Special Bitter, traditional brown, balanced malt sweetness with tangy hoppy bitterness. Black Pearl Oyster Stout 6.2% Roasty aroma, creamy roasty/chocco/mocco fruitless flavour and rich mouthfeel. Bitterness lasts and lasts. Red Squirrel Potten End, Hertfordshire 2004 Hopfest 3.8% Light golden ale with a floral/citrus aroma. Full-bodied and full flavoured.. Mister Squirrel A chestnut red premium bitter.

4.3%

Jack Black 4.8% Dark colour of porter, but with lemon and orange notes,


Draught Beer from Around Britain showing hints of coffee and bitter chocolate. Roosters Knaresborough, North Yorks 1992 English IPA 5.0% Golden coloured, full flavoured, fresh hoppy aromas. London Porter 5.0% Dark brown, roasted barley, rich chocolate, with a lovely creaminess. American Redwood IPA 5.4% Golden orange, complex hoppy aromas, floral notes, long finish. Redemption London 2010

Rude Boy 5.0% A single-hopped pale ale brewed using Dr. Rudi hops from New Zealand. Fort Smith 5.0% Big and bold IPA, brewed using Citra and Chinook hops from the USA to create tropical and passion fruit aromas. Saltaire Shipley, West Yorkshire 2006 South Island Pale 3.5% A clean beer with cool, crisp, fruitiness from New Zealand hops grown at Tasman Bay.

Trinity 3.0% Brewed with three malts and three hops. Late hopping provides Seville orange aromas, initial malt sweetness, dominated by citrus flavours.

Raspberry Blonde 3.8% Refreshing blonde ale, delicately infused with the flavour of raspberries.

Rock the Kazbek 4.0% Single hopped with Czech Kazbek hop for refreshing zesty lemon, lime and grapefruit flavours with delicate lemon aroma.

Cascadian Black 4.8% A black IPA with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine and citrus grapefruit flavours of the Cascade hop.

Fellowship Porter 5.1% Chocolate, coffee, liquorice and dry roasted malt flavours complemented with hints of dark fruit. Late hopping adds a hint of zest.

Salisbury Dinton, Wiltshire, 2012

Big Chief 5.5% Big hoppy IPA style beer, packed full of Kiwi hops with hints of honey and nectar and tropical citrus and floral notes. Redstone Llangors, Powys 2012 Clipper 4.0% Wheaty pale ale with a taste of Elderflower/Cherry/ Coriander depending on who you talk to! Gorsey 4.2% The beer immerses you in citrus aromas and vigorous grapefruit flavour delivers a medium bitterness with very little aftertaste. Revolutions Castleford, West Yorkshire 2010 E.P. 3.9% A very pale ale with balanced levels of sweetness and bitterness. Crisp, lemony hop finish. Uprising 4.5% Stout brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops

Sandstone Edge 3.8% Golden session ale with a light bitterness and citrus taste. Traditional Fuggles and Goldings hops with a large hit of Cascade hops. English Ale 4.1% Traditional best bitter with delicious malt notes and a subtle depth of hop character making it the perfectly balanced beer. Sandstone Dinton, Wiltshire 2012 Somer 3.9% Light golden, fruity beer complimented by a smooth finish. Onyx 4.0% Full bodied beer with tastes of dark fruits and caramels. It’s not a stout, it’s not a porter, it’s a Welsh Black Ale. Postmistress 4.8% Slightly hoppier traditional best bitter, a dark chestnut red colour, with a medium body. Sarah Hughes Sedgley, West Midlands 1987 Brambling Cross 4.6% A single hop beer using the English Bramling Cross hop. Light in colour, soft sweet fruit on the nose and a dry finish.

Identity XSB 6.0% Strong ale full of English hops with a subtle spicy finish. Ringway Reddish, Greater Manchester 2012 Session 3.8% Pale ale packed with hops to give a citrus punch. Best 4.2% Classic English bitter brewed with all English hops to give good bitterness with a delicate aroma.

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Draught Beer from Around Britain bitterness. Dark Ruby 6.0% A dark ruby strong ale, with a gravity of the milds of yesteryear. A good balance of fruit and hops, leading to a pleasant lingering finish.

Sunny Republic Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset 2012

Settle Settle, North Yorkshire 2013 Signal Light 3.4% Pale and delicate, zingy and spicy. Signal Main Line Fruity, subtly sweet session ale.

Black Smock 5.2% Dark beer with a strong rich taste of chocolate liquorish and coffee with a hint of blackcurrant.

3.6%

Beach Blonde 3.7% Refreshing and hoppy Pacific pale ale with aromas of grapefruit and lychees.

Shed Pewsey, Wiltshire 2012

Huna Red 4.2% New age red ale brewed with five malt, citrus hops and hibiscus flowers.

Forking Ale 4.2% American style pale ale brewed with lightly roasted malts and Citra hops giving a light citrus and tropical fruit nose to this refreshing ale.

Hop Dog 5.5% Citrus dominated IPA with a slight astringency in the first sip that warns you of what’s about to come and an enduring bitter finish.

Before The Storm 4.3% Dark ale with malt, fruit and chocolate in the aroma. Complex mixture of toffee, fruit and roasted barley with a smooth bitter-sweet finish.

Shark Head 5.0% Well hopped Friesian pilsner brewed with German Spalt hops, Cascade and Citra. Lagered for three weeks.

Sinclair Stromness, Orkney 2002

Shere Drop 4.2% Pale in colour, with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The beer has a long moderately dry finish.

Atlas Latitude 3.6% A straw coloured session beer made from Maris Otter and Lager malts with Styrian Golding hops for aroma. Atlas Nimbus 5.0% A soft, delicate pale coloured beer inspired by the Kölsch beers of Cologne with the addition of 5% Malted Wheat to the grist. Steel City Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2009 Alestorm 4.5% Brewed with Columbus, Warrior, Galaxy and Riwaka hops for a massive tropical fruit flavour. Metal Fatigue 4.6% Dark wheat beer with Columbus and Galaxy hops. Stewart Loanhead, Midloathian 2004 Copper Cascade 4.2% Deep red, full bodied beer made with North West American Cascade hops, a hop with a spicy, floral, blackcurrant character. Ka Pai 5.2% Four types of New Zealand hops give passion fruit, mango and cinnamon aroma, initially sweet with long lasting citrus bitterness. Stocklinch Stocklinch, Somerset 2012 Ramblers Gold 3.8% Very refreshing light golden beer, with a slight aftertaste of grapefruit. Scallions Ketch 4.2% Mid brown best bitter, hint of chocolate, with a lingering 32 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

Surrey Hills Dorking, Surrey 2005

Greensands IPA 4.6% A hop monster. Despite a relatively modest ABV for an IPA, this beer delivers an explosion of hops in every sense. Talke o‘Th’ Hill Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 2011 Pithead 3.4% This is a traditional bitter brewed with only British ingredients. First Porter Call 4.6% Porter hopped three times for bitterness, flavour and aroma with traditional English Fuggles and Bramling Cross. Tavy Ales Roborough, Plymouth, Devon 2012 Best Bitter 4.3% Full-bodied chestnut brown beer with a well-rounded complex malt flavour and early bitterness. Ideal Pale Ale 4.8% Pale golden beer loaded with citrus flavour, balanced bitterness and body. Tavy Porter 5.2% Dark stout beer with a roasted, bittersweet flavour and an intense chocolate finish. Long Man Litlington, East Sussex 2012 Long Blonde 3.8% Distinctive hoppy aroma and crisp clean bitterness on the finish. Smooth light and refreshing. American Pale Ale 4.8% Made using US hops, this triple-hopped APA has a pleasant


Welcome citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust bitterness.

IPA, hopped with a combo of three American varieties.

Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbyshire 2004

Toolmakers Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2012

Wild Swan 3.5% White gold in colour with aromas of light bitter lemon, a hint of herbs and a subtle spiciness. A great refreshing beer.

Toffee Hammer 4.1% Bronze, well-balanced bitter with caramel and chocolate notes.

Black Harry 3.9% Fruity aroma with notes of raspberry, a light creamy body and a long nutty finish. Dark, refreshing and very drinkable.

Biscuit Joiner 4.3% Light, hoppy beer with a clean dry finish.

Lumford 3.9% Golden beer brewed using a wealth of New World hops, giving aromas of tropical fruits and berries, a clean and crisp flavour.

2004

Jaipur 5.9% A citrus dominated IPA, first impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. Seaforth 5.9% This English IPA is named after the second ship that took the original IPA to India. A nose of fruit and berries. Three Castles Pewsey, Wiltshire 2006 Turret 3.7% A brown session ale, initially quite sweet and fruity with a moreish aftertaste. Wilder & Milder 3.8% Brown colour, well balanced mild with sweet liquorice and caramel flavours in the taste. Spring Daze 4.1% A blonde beer with stacks of ripe juicy flavours, releasing a vibrant fruity aroma, giving a dry finish. Three Kings North Shields, Tyne & Wear 2012 Billy Mill Ale 4.0% New beer - no tasting notes available.

Traditional Scottish Ales Throsk, Stirlingshire Ben Nevis 80/- Ale 4.0% Traditional Scottish ruby red IPA brewed to produce a full bodied rich malty flavour and has a lightly hopped aftertaste. Glencoe Wild Oat Stout 4.5% Traditional Scottish stout with a toasted oatmeal flavour. Lightly hopped with a complex roast malt aroma and a smooth aftertaste. Tryst Larbert, Stirlingshire 2003 Brockville Pale 3.8% Three British hop varieties balance with pale malts to be smooth and easy on the palate, with a mix of fruit and malt. Raj IPA 5.5% A full-strength traditional India Pale Ale. Twisted Oak Wrington, Somerset 2012 Fallen Tree 3.8% Light fruit notes and a notably bitter finish. Spun Gold 4.5% Golden ale with a medium bitterness. Plenty of late hops have been added to give a floral and fruity finish. Old Barn 4.5% Ruby ale made with four different malts. English Fuggles and Bramling Cross hops provide a distinctive fruit and spice flavour.

Shy Bairns 4.4% A bitter with clean bitterness from Magnum hops with mild spicy aroma from two late additions of Williamette hops.

Tyne Bank Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2011

Tiny Rebel Newport, Gwent 2012

Jamaica Mild Rum and raisin mild.

Cwtch 4.6% Welsh red ale, brewed with six malts and two US hop varieties. The Full Nelson 4.8% Pale beer brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Strong grape flavours are complemented by the sweet Munich malt. Dirty Stop Out 5.0% Smoked oat stout, complex, dark with hints of smokiness. Nine malts with a firmly hopped back bone make this a very self assured stout. Hadouken

7.4%

3.8%

Pacifica Pale 4.0% A blend of Galaxy, Cascade, Summit and Pacifica hops give light fruit characteristic to this pale ale. Upham Upham, Hampshire 2009 Punter 4.0% Rich ochre in colour, with hints of syrup and toasted grain. The earthy richness on the palate brings a hoppy, dry finish. Stakes 4.5% A beer with a kick. Strong, rich and smoky flavour with aromas of caramel. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 33


Draught Beer from Around Britain William Worthington Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire Tipster tbc% New beer - no tasting notes available. Wadworth Devizes, Wiltshire 1837 Horizon Golden ale, hoppy and citric.

4.0%

Red, White & Brew 4.0% Well balanced golden ale with fruity undertones. 6X 4.3% Mid-brown in colour, malty and fruity with balancing hop character. Bishops Tipple 5.0% A golden brew with an intriguing aroma from the delicate Saaz and spicy Styrian Goldings hops. Swordfish 5.0% With a gentle rum aroma, this is a full-bodied ale with a base of crystal malt and Fuggles and Goldings hops. Waen Penstrowed, Powys 2009

1994

Red Shield 4.2% Light golden ale, floral/citrus aroma, zesty flavour. Refreshing but not too bitter with subtle malted wheat biscuit taste. Spring Shield 4.2% Light golden, citrusy aroma and taste with a small amount of wheat malt to lighten the taste and give a subtle biscuity taste. White Shield 5.6% Fruity aroma with malt touches. Fruity start with hops but the fruit lasts to a classsic bitter finish. Williams Bros. Kelliebank, Alloa 2003 Fraoch Heather Ale 4.1% A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish. Brewed with heather and bogmyrtle. Wold Top Driffield, East Yorkshire 2003

Sick and Twisted 6.0% A collaboration with Downlands Brewery, containing cocoa and coconut. Chilli Plum Porter 6.1% Dark velvety smooth porter with luscious plum flavours and a chilli warmth. Weighbridge Swindon, Wiltshire 2012 Best Bitter 4.3% An aroma of malts and a touch of damson fruit. Flavour is sweetish tangerine hops with a hint of lime. Aunt Sally’s Old Ale 4.5% Mahogany coloured with a light roastiness in the aroma and a hint of tart fruits. Flavour with some caramel, more fruit and a bitter finish. Weird Beard West London 2013 Black Pearl 4.5% This milk stout is chock full of roasty malts, milk sugar, Perle hops and aged on Zamorana coffee beans. Fade to Black 7.4% Darker than a Metallica album cover and hoppier than a box of frogs on pogo sticks! Holy Hoppin' Hell 9.4% Double IPA brewed with the same grain each time, but the late hops will be whatever they think will wreak most havoc on your palates. White Dog Eastwood, Nottinghamshire 2012 Growler Special pale ale.

4.2%

Scooby Brew American pale ale.

4.2%

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Spring Fling 4.3% Wold grown malts and Willamette hops give this straw coloured beer a crisp bitterness with a hint of citrus aroma. Wold Gold 4.8% Continental style beer, with a heady mix of Wold grown barley, wheat and caramalt hopped with Goldings and Styrian hops.. Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk 1996 Wolf In Sheeps Clothing 3.7% Traditional Norfolk mild has a malty aroma with fruity undertones. Lightly hopped with Fuggles and Goldings. Wolf Ale 3.9% Goldings and Challenger hops combined with locally grown malt make this a glorious full bodied brew. Sirius Dog Star Fruity red ale.

4.4%

Tazmanian 5.0% Strong IPA brewed with Australian hops. Yorkshire Hull, East Yorkshire 2012 Mutiny 3.6% Based on a 1750 London porter recipe, soft on the palate, providing a chocolate taste and subtle coffee aroma. Supernatural Blonde 4.1% Citrusy pale ale brewed with a blend of Chinook, Cascade and Cascade hops from the USA plus added fruit.


Site Plan


rst v A charming family run pub on the edge of Hu Serving two permanent ales alongside two changing guests on handpull. Cask Marque accredited. A pub that is at the heart of village life, The Elephant & Castle has two bars, The Fireside bar is warm and welcoming with old beams, sofas and an open fire, where one can enjoy a traditional bar meal or just sit comfortably with a pint of local ale. For families we have the Garden bar which is ideal for sports and a game of pool, or for the visiting family, as it leads out to the beautiful patio and decked area. There’s even a separate Children’s Garden so bring the children. Dogs are welcome in the bar and gardens.

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Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors Many thanks to all those who have sponsored aspects of this year's festival. T shirt sponsors Breweries – West Berkshire Brewery, Andwell Brewery, Binghams Brewery, Sherfield Village Brewery, Milk Street Brewery Pubs – The Alehouse Reading, The Nags Head Reading, The Bird in Hand Knowl Hill

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Other sponsors Festival Glass Sponsor – Wadworth Brewery

We are proud to publish this programme on behalf of Reading and Berkshire CAMRA Branches.

Stage Sponsor – Red Squirrel Brewery Meeting point – Ascot Ales Volunteer Staff Sponsor – Ascot Racecourse Tombola – Londis, Zerodegrees Beer bays – West Berkshire Brewery, Real Ale Database, Two Bridges Brewery, The Fox & Hounds Caversham, The Retreat Reading, Art Brew Brewery, Hogs Back Brewery, Wild Weather Brewery, Braydon Ales, Loddon Brewery, Chiltern Brewery, Two Cocks Brewery, Longdog Brewery, White Horse Brewery, Downland Brewerys, Ascot Ales, Downton Brewery and XT Brewery. Media partner – Reading Post Games – Vale Brewery & West Berkshire Brewery Membership Stand – Butts Brewery, Hogsback Brewery Wine Bar – Stanlake Park Vineyard Cider Bar – The Alehouse Reading, Tutts Clump Cider Meeting Point – Ascot Ales

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GREAT OFFERS FROM THE CAMRA PRODUCTS STAND If you are looking for some book bargains then pop along to the Stand. Amongst those on offer are: Save £3 on the 2013 Good Beer Guide: £12.99; cover price: £15.99 (members: £11) Save £15 on Appetite for Ale: £4.99; Cover price: 19.99 (members: £4) And of course, there are some great tee shirts to chose from including the 2013 souvenir Festival tee shirts (pink, charcoal, maroon & blue) - and there are shirts from breweries too.

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Food and Stalls Pipers Crisps Britain’s tastiest crisps using real flavours sourced from people passionate about quality. Tutti Frutti Delicious hand made gelato, cakes, chocolates, soup and sandwiches.

Other Stalls

W

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.

Food Traders Yuley's Bratwurst Traditional 9½" or 20" German Bratwurst cooked over a charcoal BBQ. Also exotic burgers including kangaroo and wild boar. Sukanya Thai Cuisine An exotic combination and blending of spices and herbs, offering the magic of Thailand to the festival. Crusty Pies Serving British pork pies, pasties and sausage rolls. Also traditional pork scratchings, samosas, Scotch eggs and onion bhajis. 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 CAfe2U Fresh Espresso Gourmet Coffee.

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CAMRA Products Official festival T shirts plus a full range of other clothing, books, bar towels, playing cards, key rings and even cuddly toys. CAMRA Membership CAMRA has almost 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 festival glass hand engraved with your name.” Smart Ts Official supplier of T shirts to the festival, showing their own extensive range.


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Every Autumn we press individual varieties of traditional cider apples such as Knotted Kernel and Sweet Coppin. They are grown to Soil Association Organic Standards on Herefordshire Farms like Hays Head and Gattertop. We blend throughout the year. Enjoy Dunkertons Cider after the festival too!! Look out for our Black Fox Cider, medium dry lightly sparkling 500ml. It retains the flavour and finish of the original draught and is equally delicious.

Award-winning, family Cider makers since 2006 sales@tuttsclumpcider.co.uk www.tuttsclumpcider.co.uk

DUNKERTONS CIDER COMPANY Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9ED

Tel: 01544 388653 email: enquiries@dunkertons.co.uk www.dunkertons.co.uk

Tel: 0118 974 4649 or 07836 296996

Langham Brewery is excited to launch its brand new 6% Black IPA ,

Black Swallow, at this year’s 19th Reading Beer Festival!!!

Visitors always welcome to the brewery for tour and taste. Shop open Monday to Saturday!!

01798 860 861 • www.langhambrewery.co.uk The Old Granary, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, West Sussex GU27 9BU 40 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival


Cider and Perry nce again Reading Beer Festival has one of the largest ranges of real cider and perry in the country. Over 160 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.

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The poor weather in 2012 had a profound effect on apple and pear crops, with many producers struggling to maintain production quantities. Coupled with the cold winter, and many producers are either finding that they have no stock available, or that fermentation has not completed yet. Please bear in mind that the details in this programme are subject to change. 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.

running the South of England regional cider competition, covering the area from the east coast of Kent to Dorset, up to Buckinghamshire and everything in between. The regional winner 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 free during the Friday afternoon session then you can volunteer to take part in a judging panel. The only qualification is liking cider or perry.  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. There have been a number of changes since last year, with Upton cider ceasing production, and Wyatt’s being unable to source sufficient fruit. However, these losses have been compensated by some new entries. Local producers are indicated with green highlighting in the list below. 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. Paul Scrivens Cider Orderer

For the eleventh year the festival will host CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships. We are also 146 Cider Hampshire Hampshire Heritage Mild West The Medium One

Batcheldors West Sussex 6.5% SAT 6.0% 6.6%

5.2%

Ampleforth Abbey

6.5%

Barbourne Worcestershire Perry

6.0%

Barkers Worcestershire Cider Perry

6.0%

Biddenden Kent Bushels Strong

Ampleforth Yorkshire

Unknown Unknown

7.5%

Berry Farm Devon Cider

Abrahalls Worcestershire Thundering Molly

'J.B.' Cider

6.0% 8.0%

Bottle Kicking Cider Leicestershire Scrambler Unknown Bridge Farm Somerset Medium Perry

6.5% 6.5%

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Cider & Perry List Broadoak Somerset Perry

ers and eaters, but Dab Hand uses Dabinett cider apples. 7.5%

Broomfield Kent Medium

Unknown

4.6% 6.0%

6.0%

Butford Organics Herefordshire Perry

6.0% Unknown

Chants Somerset Badgers Spit

No Brainer Yellowhammer Carnival

6.0% 6.0%

Medium Sweet

6.0% 6.0%

Perry

Unknown

Sweet

6.0%

Dabinett SV

Unknown

Double Vision Kent 7.0%

Cider by Rosie Dorset Cider

Cotswold Cider Oxfordshire

Dorset Nectar Dorset 7.5%

Chucklehead Devon Medium

4.8%

Crossmans Somerset Unknown

Chiddingstone Kent Medium Sweet

Cornish Orchards Cornwall

Cromwell Cambridgeshire 6.0%

Charnwood Leicestershire Appley ‘Av Another

Unknown

Countryman Devon

Chafford Kent Hellishly Strong

Surprise

Cider

Burrow Hill Somerset Medium

6.5% 6.5% 6.5%

CJ’s Gwent

Burnards Cider Norfolk Monty’s Double Three Sheets t’ Wind

Combe Raider Dab Hand Kingston Black SV

Unknown

Ciderniks Berkshire Producing in Berkshire since 2003. Primarily uses local coo

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Medium

7.4% SAT

Impeared Vision

7.4%

Dove Syke Lancashire Ribble Valley Gold

6.2%


Cider & Perry List Dunkertons Herefordshire

Kingswood Kent

Medium

7.0%

Sweet

7.0%

Perry

Unknown

East Stour Kent Perry

5.8%

Grays Devon

Brain Bitter Unknown Lambourn Valley Berkshire Roy Bailey continues to make small quantities of cider in West Berkshire, having largely given up commercial pr duction.

Little Orchard Company Oxfordshire

Medium Sweet

6.5%

Kentish West Country

6.8%

Little Red Rooster East Sussex

Green Valley Devon Medium

Blakeney Red SV

6.0%

Thorn SV

6.0%

Gwatkins Herefordshire Stoke Red SV Yarlington Mill SV

7.5% 7.5%

Perry

7.0%

Gwynt Y Ddraig Glamorgan Black Dragon Celtic Warrior Welsh Warrior Perry Pyder

Medium

6.0% 6.0%

Medium Dry Perry

6.5% 6.5%

Hogans Warwickshire Pickers Passion Vintage Perry

5.3% 5.8%

Hunts Devon Medium Sweet

6.0%

Jonty’s Norfolk Early Night

6.5%

Jollydale Lincolnshire Dry

Unknown

Unknown Unknown

Marshwood Vale Dorset Unknown

Merrymoon Kent Lunatickle

Unknown

Minchews Gloucestershire Unknown Unknown

Moores Gloucestershire Perry

Hecks Somerset

Unknown

London Glider Greater London

Cider Perry

Hancocks Devon

8.4% 8.4%

Lulworth Skipper Dorset

Dry 7.3% 5.5% 6.0% SAT 4.5% 6.0%

Sweet Medium

Unknown Unknown

Medium Sweet

Greggs Pit Herefordshire

Port Wine Perry

Unknown SAT Unknown

Vintage 2011 Vintage 2012

6.0%

Moorlands Farm East Yorkshire Medium Sweet

6.4%

Mr Whitehead’s Hampshire A founding member of Swamp Donkey Cider, Angus Whit head decided to expand and set up on his own in 2003. Cirrus Minor Heart of Hampshire Devil's Device Russet SV Pear Light Midnight Special Novo Pyrus Rum Cask

5.0% 6.0% 8.4% Unknown 3.8% SAT 5.0% 7.0% 7.0%

Kent Cider Company Kent Experimental Blend No 23

Unknown

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Cider & Perry List New Forest Hampshire Medium Sweet Kingston Black SV

7.0% SAT 7.0% 8.0%

Radnage Cider Buckinghamshire Introducing the first commercial cider from John Scales, publican at the Crown, Radnage. It is a blend of locally sourced apples.

Newton Court Herefordshire

Cider

Perry

5.6%

Oakwood East Sussex Organic Cider Organic Perry

Red Dog Oxfordshire Mark Powell makes Red Dog cider in Benson, South Oxford shire, starting with a commercial production of 1500 litres.

6.0% SAT 5.0%

Cider

Olivers Herefordshire Perry

Orchards of Husthwaite North Yorkshire Gold Unknown

Richs Somerset Legbender

6.0% SAT

Black Bart's

7.2%

5.0% Ross On Wye Herefordshire

Parsons Choice Somerset Sweet

6.0%

Perry Bros. Somerset Vintage Medium Vintage Sweet

6.0% 6.0%

Pete’s Pollock’s Surrey Pete Connor and Martin Pollock have been making cider in Guildford from local apples since 2009 Surrey Cider

Unknown

Pine Trees Farm Kent Dudda's Tun Pear O'Dudda's

7.5% 5.5%

Pookhill East Sussex New Season 2012 Rum Reserve

Unknown

Rosie’s Clwyd

Orgasmic Herefordshire Parton Perry

Unknown

Rogers Dorset Farm Hand’s Reward

6.0%

5.5%

Dry Medium Perry

Salthill Cider Berkshire Greg Davies makes Salthill cider in Slough using 100% juice from unwanted apples in the local area. Dry Medium

Unknown Unknown

Sandford Orchards Devon Old Kitten

6.0%

Seidr O Sir Radnorshire Medium

6.0% 8.0%

6.0% 6.0% 6.0%

Unknown

Severnsider Gloucestershire Perry

Unknown

Portslade East Sussex Wild Thing

7.5%

Potton Press Bedfordshire Cox SV Happy Medium Sweet Spot Perry

Medium Sweet

Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown SAT

Shiny Barrel Radnorshire Dave and Kay are based in Aldershot, and mature their ciders in oak barrels

Pure North Huddersfield Fusion Valley Gold

6.5% 6.0%

Sheppys Somerset

Raglan Cider Mill Monmouthshire Medium Unknown Perry Unknown 44 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

Cider

6.0% SAT 6.0%

6.4%

Skidbrooke Cyder Hampshire Farmhouse Sweet

5.5%

Springfield Monmouthshire Red Dragon

7.1%


Cider & Perry List Swallowfield Herefordshire Perry

Unknown

Tardebigge Worcestershire Cider

Unknown

Thatchers Somerset Cheddar Valley

6.0%

Troggi Monmouthshire Cider Perry

Unknown 6.4%

Tutts Clump Berkshire Tim Wale makes cider in Tutts Clump using eating and cooking apples from within West Berkshire, and cider apples from Somerset and Gloucestershire Berkshire Diamond Five Counties Repress Royal Berkshire Rum Cask Scrumpy Traditional Farmhouse Farmhouse Perry

4.5% 6.5% 3.5% 7.0% 7.5% 5.5% 6.0% SAT 6.0% CONTINUED OVERLEAF >

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Cider & Perry List Twisted Cider Dorset Misty Medium

5.5%

Medium Sweet

Misty Sweet

5.5%

Winkleigh Devon

Virtual Orchard Buckinghamshire Hard Core Single Varietal

Unknown Unknown

W M Watkins Monmouthshire Perry

Unknown

7.5% 7.5%

Unknown

Woughton Orchard Buckinghamshire 7

7%

Yellowcoate East Sussex

West Milton Dorset Cider

7.5% SAT 6.0% 6.0%

Woodley Sider Berkshire Simon Vaughan started making small-scale cider in 2007, using apples from his own garden in Woodley. Cider

Welsh Mountain Powys Bittersweet New Season

Autumn Scrumpy Sams Medium Sams Sweet

6.0% SAT 6.0%

Unknown

Cider

5.5% SAT

Whin Hill Norfolk Standard Perry

6.4% 6.0%

Wilkins Somerset

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GRAPE WINES Bolney, Sussex

Lychgate White White Medium dry. Grapefruit tones Chiltern Valley, Oxfordshire

Special Cuvee White Dry. Oak aged white Stanlake Park, Berkshire

Hinton Grove White Off-dry. Aromatic white wine Kings Fume White Off-dry. Soft and oaky with a smooth buttery finish

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t the Reading Beer Festival we have a selection of award-winning wines from Berkshire, Oxford, Shropshire 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!). 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. A honey wine that has been produced since the dawn of time‌ Poor harvests have meant that many of the smaller vineyards and wineries have suffered which has somewhat limited the range we have on offer this year. Happily though the quality of the wines we have is still excellent and I am confident that you will find something to tickle your taste-buds! I am pleased to announce that, once again, the wine bar is sponsored by Stanlake Park, our most 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.

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 Wroxeter, Shropshire

Roman Villa White Medium dry. Hints of melon and orange peel Phoenix White Dry. Floral aromas with a crisp, dry finish Noble Roman White Medium dry. Fruity and delicious Shropshire Gold White Medium sweet. Floral notes and an initial gooseberry taste followed by apricots and melon Bolney, Sussex

Cheers! Dan Cane-Honeysett Wine Bar Manager and Orderer

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Blanc de Blanc Sparkling White Dry with yeasty undertones


Wines Stanlake Park, Berkshire

Wroxeter, Shropshire

Heritage Brut Sparkling White Dry sparkling wine. Crisp and refreshing

Roman Red Red Medium bodied. Redcurrant and raspberry flavours

Wroxeter, Shropshire

Sparkling White Sparkling White Medium dry. Zesty with a smooth, fruity aftertaste

Rondo Red Red Light purpley hue with hints of blackcurrant COUNTRY WINES

Stanlake Park, Berkshire

Rose Superior Sparkling Rose Medium dry. Sparkling rose with a superb fruity flavour

Cairn O'Mohr, Perthshire

Bolney, Sussex

Anniversary Citrus Country Medium sweet. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the winery a mixture of oranges, lemons and grapefruit

Bolney Rose Rose Medium dry. Light with strawberry and rose petal aromas

Raspberry Country Medium sweet. Fruity raspberry with bite

Chiltern Valley, Oxfordshire

Blush Rose Dry with a long fruity finish, created especially for the discerning Rose Rose Off-dry. Crisp and fresh Stanlake Park, Berkshire

English Rose Rose Medium dry. With sweet berry aftertaste

Rhubarb Country Medium dry. New for this year! Spring Oak Country Medium sweet. Lemons, bananas, melons, grapes, apples, rhubarb Strawberry Country Medium sweet. Strawberry, apricot, gingery, rich and full Callow Hill, Worcestershire

Pinot Blush Rose Medium dry. Crisp and fresh with an intense rose petal aroma

Apple & Brandy Country Medium dry. Invigorating and refreshing

Wroxeter, Shropshire

Apricot Country Medium sweet. Intense apricot sweetness

Roman Rose Rose Medium dry. Floral and raspberry aroma with a dry finish

Blackberry & Elderberry Country Medium dry. Tangy with berry aftertaste

Bolney, Sussex

Lychgate Red Red Medium bodied. Berry fruit flavours Stanlake Park, Berkshire

Ruscombe Red Medium bodied. Hints of blueberry and redcurrant

Crabapple & Whisky Country Medium dry. Tangy but beware - it's strong Blackberry & Damson Country Medium dry. Full-bodied with hints of vanilla. New for this year! CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 49


Wines continued Callow Hill, Worcestershire

Damson & Brandy Country Medium dry. Wolf in sheep's clothing Damson Port Country Medium dry. Elegant and refined Elderflower Country Medium dry. Tangy citrus flavour, lovely on a hot summers day Mirabelle Plum Country Medium sweet. Golden hued wine made from a French variety of plum Plum Country Medium sweet. Fruity plum but still quite light Plum & Brandy Country Medium dry. Rich and sumptuous Mirabelle & Damson Country Medium sweet. Sweet initial taste balanced with a rich, buttery aftertaste Strawberry Country Sweet. Succulent strawberry aroma and taste, delicious 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

Sloe Country Medium dry. Real cherry aroma and full black fruit flavour Strawberry Country Deliciously sweet. Lovely with ice-cream or as a spritzer MEAD Christmas Mead Medium sweet Medium sweet. A rich, smooth honey mead blended with festive spices Traditional Mead Sweet Sweet. Perfect with dessert Westcountry Mead Medium sweet Medium sweet. Honey but with a dry, tangy, finish

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Foreign Draught and Bottled Beers

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nce again we are showcasing a range of beers from the United States of America sourced via Vale Brewery and as always, we have many favourites from Belgium and The Netherlands alongside a number of newer and rarer brews enthusiastically hunted down by Graham at Bierlijn in Amsterdam. Additionally, our friend Olaf Schellenberg has trawled around his native land to bring you an excellent selection of German brews. The beers have been ordered to offer a good representation across the various styles and provide a range of strengths. Not all German beer is lager, Belgium has a lot more to offer than fruit beers and Trappist brews, and the Americans are not all about hops. 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

Bottled Beers from the USA Anchor Brekles Brown Anchor Brewing Co Flavoursome brown ale with hints of citrus

6.0%

Anchor Porter 5.6% Anchor Brewing Co Highly hopped, with rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavours Brooklyn East India Pale Ale 6.9% Brooklyn Brewery An aroma of hops, lemongrass, pine and citrus fruit; robustly bitter with a warming malt palate and clean hoppy finish Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 10% Brooklyn Brewery Imperial stout with a deep, dark chocolate flavour Flying Dog Doggie Style 5.5% Flying Dog Brewery A pale ale, with a citrus hop character balanced with malty undertones Flying Dog Doggie Style 5.5% Flying Dog A pale ale, with a citrus hop character balanced with malty undertones

incur if we do not return the bottles 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. As always, the beer list is subject to change as it is unrealistic to expect that all 150 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. Our team of volunteers, many of whom return year after year, are knowledgeable and friendly and will be only too happy to explain the various styles and suggest beers to suit your taste. We sincerely hope you enjoy sampling the beers as much as we did selecting the range.

Sue and John Thirlaway Foreign Beer Orderers Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.2% Flying Dog Roasted chocolate, coffee and vanilla malt flavours balanced with a unique hop bite Flying Dog K9 Cruiser 7.4% Flying Dog An warming English-style strong ale with roasted, nutty and spicy flavours Flying Dog Raging Bitch 8.3% Flying Dog Sweet malt-bodied Belgian-style IPA with pine and grapefruit hop notes Flying Dog Wildeman 7.5% Flying Dog Saison with citrus and spice aromas, followed by a sharp hop bitterness Goose Island Pepe Nero 6.0% Goose Island Beer Co A dark Belgian-style saison, brewed with black peppercorns Goose Island Honkers Ale 4.3% Goose Island Beer Co English-style bitter with a fruity hop aroma and a rich malt middle Goose Island IPA 5.9% Goose Island Beer Co A hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish. CONTINUED OVERLEAF > 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 55


Foreign Beers Hop Ottin’ 7.0% Anderson Valley A citrusy IPA with grapefrut and pine flavours Milk Stout Left Hand Sweet and well-rounded

DUNKLES (DARK)

Draught Beers From Germany HELLES (BLOND) Andechs Spezial Hell 5.0% Andechs Pale beer, lightly flavoured, from a monastery south of Munich 4.9%

Augustiner Edelstoff 5.6% Augustiner Sparkling golden beer, hoppy with a touch of maltiness Augustiner Helles Lagerbier Augustiner A sweetish taste with hoppy aromas

5.7%

6.0%

#9 5.1% Magic Hat Dry, crisp and refreshining, with a flavour of apricots

Andechser Hell Andechs Mildly malty with a light bitterness

Tegernsee Spezial Hell Tegernsee Very pale, lightly malty with a dry finish

5.2%

Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest 5.8% Hacker Pschorr Brewed using caramelised barley and Hallertau Hops Herren Pils Keesmann Classic German Pils

4.6%

Hofbrau Oktoberfest Hofbrau Rich, full-bodied and bitter

6.3%

Andechser Dunkel Andechs Roasted malts with a touch of caramel

5.0%

Klosterbrau Bamberg Bock Klosterbrau Bamberg Light and sweet

7.0%

Klosterbrau Bamberg Braun Klosterbrau Bamberg Light malty brown beer

5.7%

Klosterbrau Bamberg Schwarzla 4.9% Klosterbrau Bamberg Black lager with lightly malty aroma Quirinus Doppelbock Tegernsee Sweet, rich and malty

7.0%

Trunk Export Dunkel Trunk (Kloster Vierzehn Heiligen) Malty dark lager from Munich area

5.3%

RAUCHBIER (SMOKED) Rauchbier Marzen 5.2% Aecht Schlenkerla Contains malt which has been smoked over beechwood Rauchbier Urbock Aecht Schlenkerla A stronger version of the Marzen

6.5%

WEISSBIER (CLOUDY WHEAT BEER)

Keesman Heller Bock 6.2% Keesmann A very nice hoppy heller bock with plenty of character

Andechser Dunkles Weissbier 5.0% Andechser Dark and delicious with a wheat and barley character

Paulaner Oktoberfest Paulaner Full-bodied with a hint of malty sweetness

5.8%

Andechser Helles Weissbier Andechs Cloudy wheat with citrus notes

Silberbock Trunk (Kloster Vierzehn Heiligen) Blond bock bier

7.0%

Greif Weisse 5.4% Greif Aroma of bananas; sweetish flavour with a light fruitiness

Spaten Oktoberfest 5.9% Spaten Roasted malt flavour, balanced with the perfect amount of hops 56 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival

Karg Weissbier Hell Karg Pale, fruity wheat beer

5.5%

5.1%


Foreign Beers BOTTLED BEERS FROM GERMANY HELLES (BLOND) Augustiner Edelstoff 5.6% Augustiner Sparkling golden beer, hoppy with a touch of maltiness Augustiner Helles Lagerbier Augustiner A sweetish taste with hoppy aromas

5.2%

Brotzeit Seidla Göller A breakfast beer! Malty with citrus notes

4.2%

Edel Pils Kneitinger Classic German Pils

5.2%

Früh Kölsch Fröh Classic thirst-quencher from Cologne

4.8%

Reissdorf Kölsch 4.8% Reissdorf Refreshing; an excellent example of the Cologne beer style Schlöberla Greif New amber-coloured Landbier

5.2%

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest 5.8% Hacker-Pschorr Brewed using caramelised Barley and Hallertau Hops Tegernsee Spezial 5.7% Tegernsee Very pale, with light delicate malt flavours and a dry finish

Rauchbier Urbock Aecht Schlenkerla A stronger version of the Marzen

6.5%

Rauchbier Weisse Aecht Schlenkerla Lightly smoked wheat beer

5.2%

Spezial Rauchbier Lagerbier 4.6% Spezial Very lightly smoked - more delicate than the Schlenkerla beers

WEISSBIER HELL (CLOUDY BLOND WHEAT BEER) Andechser Helles Weissbier Andechs Cloudy wheat with citrus notes

5.5%

Augustiner Weissbier Augustiner Delicately spicy taste

5.4%

Göller Weisse 5.3% Göller Sweet and golden with an aroma of bananas and cloves CONTINUED OVERLEAF >

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Foreign Beers Greif Weisse 5.4% Greif Aroma of bananas; sweetish flavour with a light fruitiness Gutmann Weissbier 5.2% Gutmann Pale, highly-yeasted, with a fruity spicy aroma and flavour

BOCK BIER (STRONG BEERS) Karg Dunkles Weissbier Karg Dark, chocolately and very more-ish

5.0%

Karg Weissbier Hell Karg Pale, fruity wheat beer

5.1%

Aventinus Tap 6 8.0% Schneider Dark, creamy wheat doppelbock with a rich spicy flavour

Schneider Weisse Hell Tap 1 Schneider With aromas of bananas and cloves

5.3%

Maximator Augustiner Warming, dark doppelbock

7.5%

Schneider Hopfenweisse Tap 5 8.2% Schneider A hoppy collaboration with Brooklyn brewery

WEISSBIER DUNKEL (CLOUDY DARK WHEAT BEER)) Andechser Dunkles Weissbier 5.0% Andechser Dark and delicious with a wheat and barley character

BOTTLED BEERS FROM BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS DARK / DARK AMBER

Greif Dunkles Weissbier Greif Spicy with a moderate sweetness

5.4%

Black IPA 8.0% Emelisse Aromatic, complex and very hoppy yet well-balanced

Gutmann Dunkles Weissbier Gutmann Hints of banana and spices

5.2%

Bravoure Dochter van de Korenaar An amber beer with a slightly smoked taste

6.5%

Columbus 9.0% 't Ij Hoppy spicy amber, sweet with a bitter aftertaste Embrasse 9.0% Dochter van de Korenaar Falling somewhere between the triple and stout categories, this is a very malty, brown brew Emelisse Dubbel 6.5% Emelise A typical Belgian dubbel, malty and sweetish with caramel notes Emelisse Rauchbier 7.0% Emelise A smoked beer, malty sweet, with hints of ham in the flavour and nose Gouden Carolus Classic Het Anker Dark, complex and fruity with a burnt taste

8.5%

McChouffe 8.0% Duvel Moortgat Dark and fruity Scotch Ale brewed in the Ardennes

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Foreign Beers Petrus Dubbel Bruin 6.5% Bavik Malt and caramel in the flavour, with some sweetness

Cazeau Saison 5.0% Cazeau Refreshing, hoppy and bitter, with added elderflowers

Red IPA Emelisse Fruity, hoppy copper-coloured IPA

Chica Americana IPA 7.1% Rooie Dop Orange and lemon flavours, with a massive foaming head

6.5%

Reinaert Amber 7.0% Proefbrouwerij Slightly spicy, fruity, with notes of caramel, malt and butterscotch Reinaert Grand Cru Proefbrouwerij Dark amber ale, very spicy and aromatic

9.5%

Roste Jeanne Struise Red beer with malty, spicy flavours

7.0%

CuvĂŠe Des Trolls Dubuisson Hazy blond with a hint of orange peel

7.0%

Duvel Triple Hop 9.5% Duvel Moortgat An extra hoppy version of this well-known strong blond Eem Bitter 6.8% Eem Citrus notes, a slight sweetness followed by bitterness in the aftertaste

Ryck Special 5.5% De Ryck Slightly cloudy, malty, with a fruity and hoppy aroma

Eem Blond 6.2% Eem Top-fermented, with three sorts of malt and various hops

Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel 11.0% Halve Maan A pure dryness combined with a rich and complex fulness, flavoured with just a hint of fruit

Emelisse Blond 6.5% Emelisse IPA brewed with American Cascade hops, producing a herbal flavour

Troubadour Magma 9.0% Proefbrouwerij An award-winning cross between a triple and an IPA

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 8.0% Het Anker Five kinds of hops are used, giving spicy notes and a slightly bitter aftertaste

Vicaris Generaal 8.8% Proefbrouwerij Roasted malt flavour, suggestive of a Christmas beer Willem Bever 7.0% Ramses Spicy and malty, this chestnut brown dubbel has notes of blackberries

Hopus Lefebvre Hoppy and bitter with a white, creamy head

8.3%

Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel Duvel Moortgat Bitter and fruity unfiltered IPA

9.0%

7.0%

Arend Blond De Ryck Rich, spicy, smooth and slighly sweet

6.5%

Ignis et Flamma Struise Dry-hopped, citrusy IPA

Belle Fleur IPA Dochter van de Korenaar Delicately hopped with a lovely fruity body

6.0%

Jopen Hoppenbier 6.8% Jopen Brewed to a recipe from 1501, a spicy hoppy blond

Bink Blond Kerkom Lots of malt and hops and a bitter finish

5.5%

Klein Duimpje American Pale Ale 6.5% Klein Duimpje Fruity, hoppy IPA with an aroma of pine trees and grapefruit

Blikken & Blozen Molen Refreshing hoppy Saison

8.5%

BLOND / LIGHT AMBER

La Chouffe Duvel Moortgat Excellent fruity blond

8.0%

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Foreign Beers Razende Swaen Triple 8.0% Leckere Dark blond triple with predominantly malty taste Saison Voisin 5.0% Brasserie des GĂŠants An amber coloured beer, refreshing, with fruit and citrus aromas

Bacchus Framboos 5.0% Van Honsebrouck Raspberry beer based on Bacchus Old Flemish Brown, sweet/sour and thirst-quenching Bananatana 7.0% Drie Horne Whole bananas and sultanas fermented in amber ale

Saxo 8.0% Caracole Belgian Strong Pale Ale with light citrus notes

Besselaer Drie Horne With various red and black berries

Shark Pants 8.7% Struise / Three Floyds Collaboration Belgian / US collaboration IPA with lots of hops!

Du Cassis 3.0% Brasserie des GĂŠants Unsweetened, with real blackcurrants added

Smiske Smisje Refreshing, hoppy blond

Echte Kriek 6.8% Verhaeghe Flemish red-brown ale with real cherries added

7.0%

7.0%

Steenuilke 6.5% De Ryck Slightly cloudy, flavoured with herbs from the Flemish Ardennes

Kasteel Rouge 8.0% Van Honsebrouck Kasteel bruin with cherries added. A fully flavoured beer which is neither sweet nor sour. Highly recommended.

Stille Nacht 12.0% De Dolle Brouwers Dry-hopped, dark and sweet, with a bitter finish

Kerselaere Drie Horne Hazy red fruit beer with real cherries

6.5%

Straffe Hendrik 9.0% Halve Maan Dry triple, with a delightfully complex flavour, from the Halve Maan brewery in Bruges

Mashing Pumpkins SNAB / Jopen collaboration Spicy orange-coloured pumpkin beer

9.0%

Mangootje Drie Horne A mango beer, slightly sweet

7.0%

Vicardin Tripel Geuze 7.0% Proefbrouwerij Fruity, refreshing Summer beer with added geuze

HONEY

Vuur & Vlam Molen Dry-hopped IPA with a deep, rich flavour

6.2%

Westoek XX Struise Medium sweet, spicy with hints of citrus

8.0%

Xtreem Centennial Eem Hoppy, fruity IPA

6.7%

6.2%

Boon Geuze Boon Clean refreshing geuze, not as sour as some

6.5%

XX Bitter De Ranke Famous for its bitter, strong flavour

Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait Boon Mildly sour with hints of vanilla and cloves

8.0%

5.6%

Boon Kriek

4.5%

FRUIT Appelke vur d'n Dorst Sint Servattumus Brewed with 13.8% fresh apple juice

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Bieken 8.5% Boelens Blond honey beer, malty with a floral aftertaste

LAMBIC (Spontaneously fermented beers, often sour. Our volunteer bar staff will be delighted to advise you)


Foreign Beers

Girardin Framboise Girardin Sweet and sour, with real raspberries

5.0%

Dolle Extra Export Stout 9.0% De Dolle Brouwers Chocolate and coffee notes; slightly tart on the tongue

Girardin Geuze Girardin A traditional filtered geuze, not too sour

5.0%

Hercule Stout 9.0% Ellezelloise Black, creamy smooth stout - highly recommended

Boon A sweet and sour blend of lambics fermented with real cherries

Girardin Geuze Fond 5.0% Girardin Refermented in the bottle; has a citrusy tang Girardin Kriek Girardin Sour, with real cherries

5.0%

Lindemans Apple Lindemans Not sour, but with a slight tartness

3.5%

Lindemans Cassis Lindemans Richly fruity and refreshing

4.0%

Lindemans Framboise 2.5% Lindemans A clean natural brew with undertones of raspberries and a wonderful aroma Lindemans Pecheresse 2.5% Lindemans Low gravity, thirst-quenching sweetish lambic containing 30% peach juice

PILS Ij Plzen 5.0% 't Ij Hoppy, fruity aroma. An aromatic beer with a refreshing bitter finish Leckere Pilsener De Leckere Slightly citrussy Dutch Pils

Klein Duimpje Smokey Porter 7.0% Klein Duimpje Fully-flavoured, with smoky roasted malt

TRAPPIST Orval 6.2% Orval Golden-coloured Trappist beer with a unique flavour. In short supply but we hope to have some. Rochefort 8 Rochefort Dark, fruity, sweet and complex

9.2%

Rochefort 10 11.3% Rochefort Fantastic dark and complex nightcap with hints of banana and chocolate

WHEAT Emelisse Witbier 5.0% Emelisse German-style wheat beer from a Dutch brewery Witte Vrouwen 5.0% Leckere Slightly sweet wheat beer, Belgian-style, brewed in the Netherlands

5.0%

STOUTS AND PORTERS Black Albert 13% Struise Amazingly complex Imperial Stout. An excellent beer!

Bronckhorster Nightporter 8.0% Rodenburg Brewed with peated malt; distinct chocolate and coffee flavours 19th Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 61


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The Guide to the Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival held in Reading UK during early May 2013

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