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Festival Information A very warm welcome to the Sixteenth Worcester CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festival, brought to you by the Worcester branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. If you’ve been to the festival before you’ll be familiar with the site layout and the strike-off card with which to pay for your drinks. If this is your first visit it’s worth taking a few minutes to look through the “Festival Information” section of the programme to acquaint yourself with what’s where and how it all works. As usual we’ve got a wonderful array of beer, cider and perry from near and far, with old favourites, brand new brews and some you’ve almost certainly never heard of. Make a plan, try something different, you may just like it ! For the non-beer, cider and perry drinkers amongst you we’ve also got a range of fruit and grape wines, both still and sparkling, and fresh apple juice. Soft drinks are available from the food concessions, and there’s drinking water at the far end of the beer tent. You’ll see from your glass that Ticker, our favourite beer drinking horse, has donned his rugby kit this year, anticipating the rugby World Cup next month, and, more importantly, celebrating the return of Worcester Warriors to the Premiership! At the end of your day please think about putting some or all of your unused strike cards into the charity box. Our nominated charities this year are the Midlands Air Ambulance, the male cancer charity GYSO, and WARS, the Worcester Animal Rescue Centre. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the drinking public we raised more than £2,700 to split between our three charities. Please try to remember that this festival is organised and run wholly by unpaid volunteers who devote huge amounts of their own time to put on what has become probably Worcester’s most eagerly anticipated social event. If we sometimes

don’t reach the highest levels of professionalism it’s because we’re not professionals. We always need more help, so if you would like to get involved or just have a point you would like to make then we would love to hear from you. Contact us through the website, email me at organiser@worcesterbeerfest.org.uk, or just come and find me at the festival. Most importantly we hope the sun shines, and you have a great day. Have a few drinks, listen to some music, enjoy the range of food we have for you and make a date to come back next year. Steve Chase Festival Organiser

At the Bar The ales, ciders and perries on the bars will be arranged in alphabetical order of the maker’s name. You will have to hand over your strike card(s) to the bar person who will strike out the appropriate cost amount (shown on the cask/tub label). Please make sure you have enough on your card prior to ordering your drink. More cards can be purchased, and cards with an amount remaining on them can be cashed in or donated to charity, by the entrance desk.

Choosing your Beverage You may be overwhelmed with the options and unsure what to have. To help you out you can either use this programme, the information on the casks/tubs or if it’s not busy, ask one of the bar staff for advice, who will be more than happy to help. Continued overleaf...

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Festival Info - continued The Programme Descriptions of the ales can be found in the programme. The ales are also colour coded both in the programme and on the front of the casks to show the style. All beers from within 30 miles of the racecourse are identified by

Mild Bitter (up to 5%) Strong (over 5%) Stout/Porter Golden ales & Lager Speciality (unusual ingredients e.g. fruit) There will be about a dozen that will only be available on the Saturday. The Saturday only beers are clearly identified, ‘Sat Only’, in this programme and on the cask label.

organisation in the country with over 100,000 members and helping to protect breweries, pubs and drinkers rights you will receive a token for a free half pint to use at the festival bars, £20’s worth of Wetherspoons vouchers (sent in the post), a monthly newsletter, reduced admission charges to most CAMRA festivals, up to 52% off Merlin attractions and 10% off National Express amongst a good deal of other offers and access to many social trips to pubs and breweries around the country.

Leaving the Festival When leaving please support this year’s charities (see page 32) by putting unfinished strike cards into the charity box by the exit. Alternatively, you can cash your strike cards in at the strike card point by the entrance desk. Carrier bags will be available at the exit for you to put your souvenir glass in to take home. Please respect the local residents by leaving quietly and in an orderly manner.

Ale Cask Labels In addition to the colour coding the casks are labelled with a description of the ale and its ABV percentage. There will also be some cask labels with a ‘LOCALe’ logo identifying those ales that have come from local breweries.

Allergens Allergen information for the beers, ciders and perries is available at the CAMRA Membership stand. Please enquire there if you have any specific request about allergens. The food vendors will each display their own allergen information.

Strike Card Getting Low? Additional strike cards can be purchased at the strike card point near the marquee entrance.

Joining CAMRA If you are not already a CAMRA member please consider joining at the Fullers CAMRA membership stand. Not only will you be joining the largest independent voluntary consumer campaigning Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 5


Festival Entertainment Thursday from 5.30pm Daddie’s Girls 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Music sponsored by Nicol & Co Estate Agents

Underground Ocean 6.15pm to 7.15pm

Best described as a ‘Foot Stomping, Folk and Country’ band, The Haunted Souls have been wowing audiences across the UK since they formed in 2013! The band is made up of long term friends which can easily be seen by their onstage chemistry and banter.

Laura McPhee 6.45pm to 7.30pm The 22 year old landlady of The Bell Inn who likes to sing through the years from Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Allannah Myles up to Jessie j, Kings of Leon and train.

The Haunted Souls 7.30pm to 8.30pm Best described as a ‘Foot Stomping, Folk and Country’ band, The Haunted Souls having been wowing audiences across the UK since they formed in 2013! The band is made up of long term friends which can easily be seen by their onstage chemistry and banter.

Friday from 5.00pm Davey Rocks 5pm to 6pm Davey started performing live at 15 at various open mics and music nights, writing the songs that would eventually form the demos on Stripped, released in 2012. His live highlight came in 2011 when he shared a stage with Ryan Roxie of Alice Cooper on his 2011 UK tour. 6

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Underground Ocean is one band that hope for a big future in rock. Their sound has been described as “Manics merged with Foo Fighters” and are known for creating a huge impact and atmosphere with their driving wall of sound. The band are from Worcester and were formed early part of 2014. They are a four piece consisting of members Stuart McDonnell, Matt Beddoes, Lee Evans and George Parker. Influences include, Foo Fighters, Police Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Fleetwood Mac and many more.

Two Men & a Piano 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Loretta Hale 8.30pm to 9.30pm This act is back again with us, when one thinks of all the great performers of soul and rhythm & blues music, one doesn’t usually associate it with a young man from Northern Ontario – until they meet Andre Bisson. The award winning composer, arranger, guitar player and vocalist is one of the hardest working musicians around. Soulful, talented and sharp Bisson was clearly born with a passion for music and per-


ENTERTAINMENT forming, as well as the smarts and talent to pull it all together and build a large following in Southern Ontario and beyond.

Rewind 80’s 9.45pm to 11pm A meeting up amongst friends of Steve Bennett, meant he got the bug and needed to get back in to the music scene in 2015...added some old friends, some new friends, and good friends and Rewind 80's was born...to play festivals, clubs, parties, hotels, corporate venues, with over 30 years tribute band history amongst them... this is something to behold!

Saturday Afternoon from 12.30pm Black Tie 12.30pm to 1.30pm A new pop punk band consisting of 4 members, Drummer (Sam Hennerly), Guitarist (Frazer Cassling), Bassist (Luke Rhodes) and a singer (Ben Taylor). We're all 17 so quite young.

Underclass 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Jennifer Ludlow 4.15pm to 5pm A musician and songwriter from Pershore, Worcestershire who will be performing covers and original material.

Tinks 5.15pm to 5.45pm

Saturday Evening from 6:00pm Paul Winstanley 6pm to 7pm Paul has been singing since 2009, first appearing in ‘Worcester’s Got Talent’ at the Sin Bar. He regularly appeared in singing competitions in the following years. His influences vary from Robbie Williams to Prince, whose songs, amongst others, he will be performing today.

Mike Skilbeck 7.15pm to 8.15pm Mike has been a solo artist for seven years. He has a soulful voice and showcases songs from all era’s and genre including soul, motown, pop, rock, swing and much more!

They are from Birmingham and formed in 2011. They playa fusion of Ska, Reggae and Indie and are influenced by Radiohead, The Specials, Pink Floyd, The Beat, The Police, Burning Spear, Easy Star All Stars, Muse, The Jam and Paul Weller.

Chicago Bytes 3pm to 4pm

Come Together

Get the night afternoon moving with the 'hypnotic' Rhythm and Blues grooves of Chicago Bytes Blues Band. 'Slidin' Steve' on guitars, mandolin and vocals, the legendary Steve James on roving "harp", Terry (the) Common bass man and the (Mersey) beat of Mike 'The Don' on drums. Music from Rory Gallagher, Dr Feelgood, Springsteen, Muddy Waters and the Stones.

8.30pm to 10pm Closing Friday night is the band Come Together who are apparently Worcester’s second oldest boy band, a band formed in 2000 that perform hits from the 60’s to the current day.This will be a great set to bring the festival to a finish.

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The Beer List The ales are colour coded both in the programme and on the front of the casks to show the type of beer.

Mild Bitter (up to 5%) Strong (over 5%) Stout/Porter Golden ales & Lager Speciality (unusual ingredients e.g. fruit) All beers with SAT ONLY will only be available on...yep you guessed it...saturday.

ALLERGY WARNING Allergen information for the beers is available at the CAMRA Membership stand. Please enquire there if you have any specific request about allergens. 360 degree Sheffield Park, E. Sussex Sussex 4.2% Traditional, copper-coloured best bitter. Brewed with Kentish hops to produce an aromatic ale with a clean bitterness. Pacific Pale 4.9% Full of hops from the USA and Australia. Chestnut-coloured, modern pale ale with fruit and floral flavours and crisp bitterness. Abbeydale Sheffield, S. Yorks Summit 4.1% Wonderfully crisp and refreshing this dry-hopped pale ale. Subtle fruit flavours coupled with a pleasant bitter finish from the American hops Comet and (obviously) Summit. Acorn Wombwell, S. Yorks Belma IPA 5.0% Rich golden coloured beer. Flavours of juicy strawberry, melon and peach with an aroma to match. Old Moor Porter 6.0% Victorian style porter with hints of liquorice. Initial bitterness gives way to a smooth, mellow finish.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Lighthouse 3.4% Golden beer with a light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and a long hoppy finish. Brewed with Pale Ale and Crystal malt, it has a hint of caramel and toffee. Mosaic 4.1% Single hop beer made with Mosaic hops at each of the four stages of the brew process, imparting bold hop characteristics, including peach, mango, lemon and pine flavours and aromas. Explorer 4.8% Fruity bitter taste with very delicate sweet aftertaste. Amber Ales Ripley, Derbys Imperial IPA 6.5% Substantial malty base but triple hopped using a unique blend of four different hop profiles: Nugget, Syrian Goldings, Cascade and Goldings. Ambridge Inkberrow, Worcs Sticky Dog 4.0% Cricket inspired pale ale. Very smooth and easy drinking, citrus hop aroma with a refreshing not to bitter finish. Jester 4.8% Single hop beer using a brand new British hop. Punchy aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruits. B&T Shefford, Beds Shefford Mild 3.8% Dark beer. Sweetish, roast malt aftertaste. Bad Seed Malton, N. Yorks Summer Pale 3.8% Pale hopped and dry hopped with Summer (a cracking hop from Australia). Bespoke Mitcheldean, Glos Going Off Half Cocked 4.6% Generously hopped golden pale ale, with spice flavours and bitterness provided by Challenger and Golding hops, and fresh citrus aromas and finish provided by Cascade. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 9


THE BEER LIST Big Hand Wrexham, Clywd King’s Bane (Sat only) 3.9% Clean-tasting malty bitter with a fruity aroma and peppery hops evident in the full, smooth mouthfeel. Binghams Ruscombe, Berks Pacific Jade 4.1% Extra pale ale. Triple hopped with Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand for a herbal hop character with hints of lemon zest and black pepper. Birds Bromsgrove, Worcs Burlesque 5.9% Tawny ale brewed with Worcestershire First Gold hops augmented with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand to give a dry citrus undertone to balance the maltiness from the floor malted Warminster Maris Otter Pale Malt. Black Hole Burton-on-Trent, Staffs Supa Nova 4.8% Golden beer, brewed with Pilsner and Crystal malts and Styrian, Goldings, Bobek and Cascade hops which infuse subtle passion fruit and citrus flavours, whilst retaining a wonderful malty balance. Blackedge Horwich, Lancs Black Port 4.9% Full bodied stout, roasted coffee, chocolate and liquorice dominate with a dry port finish. Bluestone Newport, Pembroke Elderflower Blonde 4.0% Straw coloured, delicately hopped with Czech and German varieties, and finished with a delicate hint of elderflower. Brewsters Grantham, Lincs Artemis 4.8% Part of the Wicked Women series of beers. Copper coloured ale brewed with four malts and three hops. Full bodied and fruity hop character. Bridestones Hebden Bridge, W. Yorks Kazbek 4.2% Latest in the Bridestones single hop series. Spicy lemon aroma. Kazbek is the highest peak within the middle Caucasus mountain range in the Czech Republic. Bridgehouse Oxenhope, W. Yorks Porter 4.5% Strong toffee and malt flavours, dark ruby coloured with a very smooth and pleasant aftertaste. 10

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Bridgnorth Bridgnorth, Shrops Monarch’s Way Smooth amber ale.

4.5%

Brunswick Derby Railway Porter 4.3% Black and lightly hopped old style English porter, very easy drinking with coffee notes and slight spices flavours at the finish. Rocket 4.7% Pale IPA style beer, heavily dry hopped with a multitude of new world hops to give pleasant citrus and apricot flavours. Burning Sky Firle, E. Sussex Aurora 5.6% Premium strength pale ale, with a blend of malts to provide a juicy backbone and a pale amber colour. An expansive blend of US hops give a resinous mouthfeel, big citrus & tropical fruit flavours, which are prominent, yet well balanced. Burton Bridge Burton-on-Trent, Staffs Bramble Stout 5.0% Strong chocolatey aroma with a hint of fruit, smooth bitterness. Cannon Royall Uphampton, Worcs Comfortingly Stout 4.0% A stout like you've never had before. It's fruity for a start. Arrowhead Extra 4.3% Fuggles hop punch leads to a smooth palate and pleasant finish with a good malt balance. Castle Rock Nottingham Sherwood Reserve Coffee Stout 4.5% English stout brewed with fresh coffee beans. Smooth, balanced and decadent, with notes of chocolate and coffee. Charnwood Loughbrough, Leics Vixen 4.0% Copper-coloured best bitter with subtle hints of honey, spice and hedgerow fruits. Late added Pacific Gem hops deliver a fruity nose and finish. White Fox 4.4% Light clear English style wheat beer with pine, lemon, coconut and floral notes. Coach House Warrington, Cheshire Pink Grapefruit Beer 5.0% Pale beer, tasting of, surprisingly... grapefruit.


THE BEER LIST Conwy Woodlands, Conwy Honey Fayre 4.5% Honey aromas, soft bitterness and clean tasting finish. Surfin IPA (Sat only) 4.8% Golden American Pale Ale. Fruity hops on the nose with full flavoured bitterness. Cotswold Spring Chipping Sodbury, Glos Ambler 3.8% Session beer with a lovely long palate. Aviator 5.0% Cool, crisp and refreshing Kolsch-style lager. Craddocks Stourbridge, W. Mids Saxon Gold Golden ale.

4.0%

Crouch Vale South Woodham Ferrers, Essex Yakima Gold 4.2% Very pale with delicious Amarillo hops, therefore earthily aromatic and highly drinkable. Cullercoats Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear Dry Hop Project Series 4.8% No description available. Dark Star Haywards Heath, W. Sussex Hophead 3.8% Pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. Revelation 5.7% Delicate, lightly hopped with fresh fruitiness of South Down elderflowers added after the boil. Drygate Glasgow Reflex Red Ale 4.2% Red ale with a dry malty backbone giving way to hints of treacle and resinous pine flavours. Aromas of toast and tropical fruit entice the nose. Seven Peaks IPA 5.0% Mosaic hop IPA with bold and incredibly complex hop aromatics and a crisp dry malt backbone. Elgoods Wisbech, Cambs Golden Shuck 3.8% Maris Otter, Pale Ale malt and Sovereign hops. Honey flavour used in the recipe to prime the beer for sweetness. Elland Elland, W. Yorks 1872 Porter 6.5% Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2015. Rich, complex and dark porter, with an old port nose and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate. Continued overleaf...

Walter de Cantelupe Inn

34 Main Road, Kempsey, Worcestershire

Tel: 01905 820572 Currently serving Wye Valley Bitter, Timothy Taylor’s Landlord and changing guest ales Hidden Walled Garden • Open Log Fire for Winter • Serving local produce cooked in our own kitchen. Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 5.30pm - 11pm Friday - Saturday 12noon - 2.30pm Sunday All day, from 12noon until 9pm - or later

www.walterdecantelupe.co.uk

The Bell -A proper pub with real foodWorcester County and Wyre Forest CAMRA

Pub of the Year 2015

27 consecutive years in the Good Beer Guide!

A warm welcome and six superbly kept real ales plus Robinsons, Old Rosie and Oldfields ciders.

Tel. 01299 896677 Group bookings & functions welcome • Local Produce • • Home-made Food • • Sunday Lunch £9.50 • • Sandwiches from £4.50 • • Tues - Sat Lunch Specials £6.50 • Closed Monday lunch (except Bank Holidays)

Daily blackboard menu! John & Trudy Greaves and Ian welcome you to The Bell at Pensax, Abberley, Worcs WR6 6AE On the B4202 between Clows Top and Abberley Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 11


Enville Stourbridge, W. Mids Cherry Blonde 4.2% Light blonde Belgian style fruit beer with essence of cherries. Dry, hoppy and refreshing at the finish. Everards Narborough, Leics Stateside Rye Pale Ale 4.5% Bold beer, packed with hops and speciality malts giving a mouthful of flavour. The substitution of rye in the brew gives this russet brown ale a spicy flavour with a smooth caramel flavour and honey aroma. Exmoor Wiveliscombe, Somerset Gold 4.5% Yellow/golden best bitter with a good balance of malt and fruity hop on the nose and the palate. The sweetness follows through an ultimately more bitter finish. Franklins Manchester Smoked Porter 5.0% Rich, intense, satisfying porter made using a combination of beech smoked malts, melanoidin and oatmeal giving it a smooth mouth feel and subtle chocolate notes. We also added 1kg of chipotle chillies to accentuate the smokiness and provide a touch of heat on the after taste. Friday Beer Co Malvern, Worcs Pinnacle 4.5% Based on a traditional British bitter this ale is delicious as we have given it a small twist. Our recipe combines a variety of hops with grain to produce first class ale but a touch of Rye gives it a taste like no other. Gold 5.6% Golden ale with a rich malty flavours that are supported by the earthy English Fuggles hops. The addition of American hops blended with the malted wheat produces a citrus note. Fullers London Gales Beachcomber 3.7% Light, golden ale that brings cool refreshment to a warm summer’s day. London Pride 4.1% Malt is complemented by the citrus hop character in this well-balanced best bitter with a dry, bitter aftertaste that grows on drinking. Develops pleasant caramelised peel notes as beer ages. Special TBC No description available.

8.0%

Geeves Cudworth, S. Yorks Rococo 3.6% Who says mild can’t be tasty? This multi award-winning beer belies its low strength and packs loads of 12

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THE BEER LIST flavour. Expect cocoa and dark chocolate with dark, autumn fruits. Fully Laden 6.0% Deep golden coloured IPA with a rich and warming body. On top of this, a blend of hops from around the world creates flavours of sweet, juicy fruits and tart citrus. George Wright Rainford, Merseyside George Wrights Mild 4.0% Dark creamy mild. Goldmark Arundel, W. Sussex Ebony Mild 3.5% Inspired black mild. Spicy hints counter the dark malt flavours and a light crisp taste makes this a real surprise.

Harviestoun Alva, Clacks Afterglow 3.5% Light, refreshing Summer ale. Grassy and tropical fruit tones on the nose with the same tropical fruit on the palate with a nice hint of citrus. Schiehallion 4.8% Scottish cask lager, brewed using a lager yeast and Hersbrucker hops. A hoppy aroma, with fruit and malt, leads to a malty, bitter taste with floral hoppiness and a bitter finish. Hastings Hastings, E. Sussex Mosaic Pale 4.8% A beer created from the ground up to showcase the Mosaic hop. Everything else takes a back-seat to its abundant citrus, peach, melon, and blueberry flavours.

Vertigo Craft Lager 4.8% Authentic German pilsner using the best German malt and hops.

Highland Swanney, Orkney The Standard 3.0% Punching way above its low strength. Full of wellutilised hops that give flavour without the alcohol.

Grafton Worksop, Notts Framboise Raspberry Beer 4.0% Pale yellow coloured ale brewed with the Polish Marykna hop. The beer is then infused with fresh raspberries to give a gentle flavour.

Hogs Back Salisbury, Wilts Surrey Nirvana 4.0% Golden brew with Cascade, Centennial and locally grown Fuggles hops.

Great Yorkshire Pickering, N. Yorks Pale Ale 3.8% New World Pale. Light and smooth with the juicy, tropical fruit flavours of mango & pineapple. An exotic beer to tantalise your taste buds - the gaffer's favourite. Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Orange Wheat Beer 4.2% Light golden wheat beer with grainy citrus and marmalade flavours. Pickup 7.5% Golden strong ale. Orange, tangerine and clementine from the hops, lemon and lime in bittersweet finish. Greyhawk Skipton, N. Yorks 1492 New World 4.2% Golden blonde with citrus notes from US hops. Hadrian and Border Newcastle-upon-Tyne Ginger Beer 4.0% Amber coloured beer, slightly sweet with refreshing ginger tones.

TEA 4.2% Pale brown with a hoppy, and slightly fruity aroma supported by malt in the taste. Bittersweet with a long dry finish. Holdens Dudley, W. Mids Shag Boss 4.2% Bling in colour with a positive aromatic nose, the combination of Wye Northdown hops and Maris Otter malt gives a dominant fruity sweetness. Hop Studio Elvington, York Obsidian 5.0% Black IPA with notes of grapefruit, dark but unexpectedly refreshing. Hop Stuff London Renegade IPA 5.6% Named after the Feeders song ‘Renegades’ having brewed the first batch in the same location as the music video was filmed this is a bold, hoppy IPA. Inveralmond Perth Fair Maid 3.6% Pale straw. Citrus and spicy go hand in glove with fruity pears and currants in the mouth. The finish is silky smooth yet eminently thirst-quenching. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 13


THE BEER LIST Rascal London Porter (Sat only) 5.6% Piquant with spicy aroma and sumptuous mocha flavours silky on the palate with a complex, mellow finish. Itchen Valley Alresford, Hants Belgarum 3.8% The hop’s flavours are full and juicy but the key to Belgarum is the sweetest of Hampshire honey, offset by elderflower. Kelburn Glasgow Regnitz 4.4% Subtle blend of German malts, infused with a mighty whack of US whole hops which combine to produce a red tinted beer. Dark Moor (Sat only) 4.5% Dark and robust, the aftertones of liquorice and blackcurrant make this an ale of complex character. Champion Beer of Scotland 2014. Kelham Island Sheffield Atomic Blondie 6.0% Strong full flavoured IPA brewed with a renegade blend of hops from the UK, USA, Germany and New Zealand for a massive, explosive hop aroma. Wickedly juicy, mouth watering and satisfyingly aromatic.

Little Valley Hebden Bridge, W. Yorks Vanilla Porter 4.5% Dark coloured but lightly roasted with subtle hints of vanilla. Python IPA 6.0% Light brown IPA. Powerful floral, minty and grassy aroma with a straw like latter and long bitter finish. Loch Ness Drumnadrochit, Inverness Caith Ness (Sat only) 4.0% Golden ale brewed with porridge oats and Caithness honey. Made with maris otter pale malt, crystal malt and malted wheat and hopped with Admiral and Fuggles. Lytham Lytham, Lancs Ginger Nut 4.2% Golden ale combined with subtle hints of ginger and hazelnut. Golden Mild 4.3% Golden ale brewed with a pinch of dark chocolate ale to impart a sweet chocolate and caramel undertone to the beer, lightly hopped to give a spicy hop finish. Malvern Hills Malvern, Worcs Arty Pharty 4.1% Exceptionally pale. The light aroma doesn’t prepare you for the smack of Nelson Sauvin hops to follow. Dry aftertaste.

Kings Horsham, W. Sussex Northern Lights No description available.

4.2%

Priessnitz Plsen 4.3% Mix of soft fruit and citrus give this strawcoloured brew its quaffability, making it ideal for quenching summer thirsts.

Kinver Kinver, Staffs Graduation Ale No description available.

4.2%

Milestone Newark, Notts Raspberry Wheat Beer 5.6% Continental style fruit beer, Mouth filling fruit, with zingy finish.

Maybug 4.8% German style cask conditioned lager style beer brewed with Tettnang hops.

Moorhouses Burnley, Lancs Bohemia Pilsner 4.8% Based on Czech style lagers. Crisp clean taste with aromas of spice and citrus.

Langham Lodsworth, W. Sussex Saison 3.9% Auburn/chestnut colour. Balance of crisp biscuity malt and citrus and fruit hops. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

Mordue North Shields, Tyne and Wear Summer Tyne 4.6% Very pale, lager style beer, to be drunk on hot nights. Complex hop aroma. Be warned, easy to drink!

Leyden Bury, Lancs Black Pudding Mild 4.0% Dark brown, creamy mild with a malty flavour, followed by a balanced finish.

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Newark Newark, Notts BLH 4.4% Palest of malts, oodles of Amarillo & Willamette hops. Phoenix 4.8% Amber/russet. Mountains of hops lift this deep malt sweetness without being overly bitter.


THE BEER LIST Newby Wyke Grantham, Lincs Orsino 4.0% Pale in colour. Made with eight varieties of American hops giving a tasty complex beer.

Oates Halifax, W. Yorks Wild Oates 4.3% Rich malty beer with complex fruit and bitter notes followed by a clean light satisfying finish.

Nine Standards Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria No1 Golden Ale 4.1% Flavoursome golden ale with a hint of blackcurrant. Crisp, fruity, fresh finish.

Old School Warton, Lancs Truant APA 6.2% Easy drinking American Pale Ale with sweet start and dry citrus finish created by its combination of Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook Hops.

Nottingham Nottingham Bullion 4.7% Light coloured, exceptionally well balanced smooth ale with a light fragrant hop finish. Oakham Peterborough, Cambs Green Devil IPA 6.0% Amazing hop harvest aroma with tropical fruit bursting through. Smooth and fruity starting with passion fruit, pineapple, and mango developing into lemon, limes and a citrusy bitterness. Finishes with a crisp refreshing dry aftertaste. Tranquility 6.5% Golden beer which blasts off with powerful grapefruit/citrus aromas and flavours, touching down with an intense and satisfying bitter finish.

Ossett Ossett, W. Yorks Rai 4.3% Easy drinking mellow pale ale is full bodied and with low bitterness. Wakatu hops impart floral and citrus aromas. Otley Pontypridd, S. Wales Thai-Bo 4.6% Clear wheat beer flavoured with Sorachi Ace hops, lime peel, lime leaf, lemongrass and galangal. Beer of the Festival at Worcester 2012. Pheasantry Newark, Notts Single Hop No description available.

4.4%

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THE BEER LIST Phipps NBC Northampton Midsummer Meadow 3.9% Fresh interpretation of the classic Phipps style of sweet, amber-gold ales but using modern aromatic Amarillo hops.

Poachers Hykeham, Lincs Trembling Rabbit (mild) 3.4% Rich dark mild, smooth malty flavour with a slightly bitter finish. Local honey is used.

Ratliffe’s Celebrated Stout 4.3% Satisfyingly rich with distinct caramel and coffee notes. A combination of crystal and roasted malts give the stout its deep, dark flavour topped of with a creamy, thick tan head.

Popes Worcester Hop of the Morning 3.8% Light and fruity. Brewed in collaboration with Elliot and Toni from BBC Hereford & Worcester, this breakfast pale ale boasts orange and oats in the recipe to start the day right, all balanced with the newest hop on the market Olicana.

Pictish Rochdale, Lancs Single Hop - Admiral 4.2% Pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Admiral hops. Pin Up Brighton, E. Sussex Summer Pale 4.1% Fresh and light summer pale ale. Citra and centennial hops enhance the aroma, to give a perfectly balanced finish. Plassey Wrexham, Clywd Midnight Mild 4.2% Medium strength mild with a real fullness of character and flavour. Dark and subtle.

Hop Market 3.8% Light and hoppy. Hops take centre stage with big additions of Cascade and Dana, all contributing to pine, lemon and grapefruit notes. A simple malt bill makes this a clean drinking crisp session ale. Summer Holiday (Sat only) 4.5% Fruity and golden. This summer ale combines Calypso and Simcoe hops to add a super fruity flavour and subtle bitterness. We add Simcoe hops into the barrels to give a delicious tropical nose worthy of Sir Cliff himself!


THE BEER LIST Prescott Cheltenham, Glos Grand Prix 5.2% Dark strong ale, brewed with pale and crystal malts, together with Fuggles, Goldings and Northdown hops to produce an intense sweet, malty flavour with a hoppy aftertaste. Suggestabeer 2015 from Russel Price. Privateer Manchester Roebuck 3.8% Amber ale with a hint of citrus in the aroma from American hops. Dainty Blonde 4.2% Delicate blonde ale with floral notes, tempered with a refreshing spicy finish. Prospect Standish, Lancs Ore-some 3.8% Pale golden yellow bitter made with real lemons. Purity Great Alne, Warwicks Pure Ubu 4.5% Amber coloured, brewed with Challenger and Cascade hops, giving sweet and dry flavours. Revolutions Castleford, W. Yorks Pretender Blonde 4.5% Blonde ale with medium levels of bitterness and with pine, lemon & lime hop notes. 6.0% Debaser (Sat only) Pale and full of fruity American and Australian hops. Roosters Knaresborough, N. Yorks High Tea 6.5% Brewed in collaboration with Taylors of Harrogate. Simpson’s Golden Promise pale malt plus a blend of four hops, jasmine flowers and Taylors’ Green Tea with Jasmine, creates a mixed-fruit and floral aroma, with a balanced bitterness and green tea finish. Rudgate Tockwith, N. Yorks Kafir Lime Wheat Beer 3.8% Citrus hopped cloudy wheat beer infused with Kafir lime leaves. Saltaire Shipley, W. Yorks Citra Pale 4.2% Single hopped pale ale showcasing the mango and rich tropical fruit flavours of the Citra hop balanced against a sweet malt base enhanced with Munich malt.

Blackberry Cascade 4.8% American style pale ale hopped with Cascade and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberries. Sarah Hughes Dudley, W. Mids Dark Ruby 6.0% Dark ruby strong ale with a good balance of fruit and hops, leading to a pleasant, lingering hops and malt finish. Six Bells Bishops Castle, Shrops Noggin 3.8% Pleasing, faintly grassy aroma leads to a dry, fruity hop flavour and a refreshing dry finish. Spikey Blonde 4.0% Lush, spicy, tropical fruit flavours combined with subtle malt characteristics and a citrus finish. Skinners Truro, Cornwall River Cottage EPA (Sat only) 4.0% English Pale Ale made with the exceptional Cascade hop, produced for the first time by UK growers - and combined with the finest Cornish malted barley. High in complex aromatics with floral, cedar and citrus notes. Long, bitter-sweet finish. Heligan Honey 4.0% Slightly sweet amber bitter, brewed with West Country malt and Heligan Garden honey. Skye Uig, Skye Young Pretender (Sat only) 4.0% Dry, hoppy ale. Shimmering gold and refreshingly full-flavoured. Slaters Stafford Queen Bee 4.0% Golden beer brewed using local Staffordshire honey, the sweet taste is balanced by an abundance of English Challenger, WGV and Cascade hops to give a spicy hoppy aroma leading to a gentle bitter finish on the tongue. Western 4.9% American hops and Californian ale yeast gives heady hop aroma. Chewy aromatic finish. Slightly Foxed Sowerby Bridge, W. Yorks Prairie Fox 5.2% Blend of part lager malt for extra pale colour, with Columbus, Summitt and Cascade hops from USA to give a mildly spicy, fruity and predominantly citrus palate and a dry finish. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 17


THE BEER LIST Sonnet 43 Coxhoe, Durham Moments Around You 4.0% Gold in colour, bursting with citrus aromas and tastes. Mix of premium hops contribute a palatable bittering and powerful punch of aroma and hoppy flavour, with subtle background notes of floral spice and grapefruit. St Georges Callow End, Worcs Lazy Days 4.1% Light golden coloured ale brewed using English malt. The use of traditional hops give the beer a mellow floral hop aroma followed by a distinctive hoppy taste. Worcester Wobbler 5.0% Light golden in colour, brewed using a large amount of American hops for a bitter start and a fruity finish. Stewart Edinburgh Pentland IPA 3.9% Golden dry ale, with slight fruit tones and a moderate bitterness. Suggestabeer 2015 from Martyn Clarke. Teme Valley Knightwick, Worcs T’Other 3.5% Pale beer brewed using only Mathon Goldings hops to give a delicate aroma and a gentle bitterness. Amber malt contributes a light biscuit flavour. Martley Rock 3.9% Light golden with Cascade hops. Tewkesbury Tewkesbury, Glos Yorkist 5.3% Six different malts and four classic English hops create a rich and multi-layered porter. Tones of roasted chocolate lead to a satisfying traditional finish. 5.8% The Fool (Sat only) Smooth body of créme brulee, clean floral aroma pf spiced fruit and green hops. Dry finish and quaffable character conceal a strength that makes a fool of the unwary drinker. Thornbridge Thornbridge, Derbys Brock 4.1% Velvety dark, exceptionally smooth and creamy stout. With a soft treacle, smokey flavour and a full body. Jaipur IPA 5.9% Complex, well-balanced IPA with a lovely blend of citrus and fruit flavours mixed with a slight sweetness and ending with a lingering, bitter finish.

Three B’s Blackburn, Lancs Honey Bee 3.7% Golden honey beer. Honey is apparent in both aroma and taste but does not overwhelm. Three Shires Worcester Hafren 4.0% Roasted chestnut coloured traditional bitter. Floral earthy notes on the nose, initial taste of thick creamy caramel leading to a bitter but smooth aftertaste, Three Tuns Bishop's Castle, Shrops Rantipole 3.6% Light and hoppy. Steampunk (Sat only) 6.5% Blackstrap molasses with ginger. Timothy Taylor Keighley, W. Yorks Boltmaker (Sat only) 4.0% Genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma - Boltmaker is first choice for the discerning drinker - on both sides of the Pennines. Tiny Rebel Newport, S. Wales Cereal Killer 3.0% Light, hoppy, golden beer retaining malty balance through careful brewing techniques with heaps of rolled oats. With a trio of hops, including the super floral Mosaic for that juicy hit, this is what refreshment is all about. Tring Tring, Herts Death or Glory 7.2% Dark aromatic and estery strong ale. Triple FFF Alton, Hants Citra Sonic 4.1% Copper coloured and single hopped with Citra hops. Super aromatic grapefruit and pine aroma with some sweet malt followed by the flavour of pineapple more grapefruit and tropical fruits. Big and pungent with a robust bitterness. Turners Ringmer, E. Sussex Ruby Mild 4.6% Stunning fruity body with smooth and subtle chocolaty finish. Wheat and Munich Malt provide a full depth of body and flavour. White Park Cranfield, Beds Moonshine 5.2% Strong pale ale, slightly peppery continental lager style beer. Continued on page 22... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 19


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If you’re visiting Worcester for the festival, make sure you come again to try the many great pubs in the City Centre, some of which are shown on this map.

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THE BEER LIST Winning Post Worcester Tully Bitter No description available.

4.2%

Wold Top Driffield, E. Yorks Anglers Reward 4.0% Golden pale ale with a fruity bitterness and lingering aftertaste. Certainly a beer to help create those ‘one that got away‘ stories! Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Lavender Honey 3.7% Honey from The Norfolk Lavender Company is added during the brewing process to give this beer a delicate yet moreish flavour. Woild Moild 4.8% Rich and fruity traditional Norfolk mild. Good balance of malt with liquorice bitterness and lots of chocolate malt. Dark ruby-red with a long lasting finish. Woodfordes Norwich Bure Gold 4.3% Classic aromatic golden ale brewed using carefully selected pale and lightly roasted malts, in combination with American and Slovenian aroma hops to tantalise the palate. Worcester Brewing Co. Worcs

1651 5.1% Strong light amber ale with a subtle fruity malt backbone, crisp bitterness and a hoppy sweet finish. Named after the date of the last Civil war. Worcestershire Brewing Co. Hartlebury, Worcs

Nectar Bitter 4.2% Light golden bitter with a gentle sweetness that balances the North Down and Fuggles hops. Wye Valley Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire Vibe of 85 4.5% Burnished copper coloured ale featuring Jester hops (one of the latest varieties to be grown in Herefordshire). Wylam Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland Jakehead IPA 6.3% Amber/bronze with lots of American hop aroma. Distinctly bittersweet on the palate with a massive hop complexity fashioned deep within the IPA tradition. 22

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XT Thame, Oxon Two 4.2% Golden ale made with English Pale and Munich Malts, combined with Bohemian and American hops to give a real international flavour. Suggestabeer 2015 from Neil Young. XT 14 Saison 4.5% Golden Pale Ale, brewed with a semi-wild Belgian Saison yeast. Zesty fruity refreshing ale with a natural haze. Yates Wigton, Cumbria Solway Gold 4.4% Pale gold, perhaps resembling a lager with light fruit in the taste. Yorkshire Heart Nun Monkton, N. Yorks Lightheart Pale Ale 3.3% Wonderful golden pale ale that really punches above its weight when it comes to flavours Rhu Bar Beer 3.7% Dark in colour with deliciously fruity rhubarb flavours complete with a crisp aroma and refreshing tartness aftertaste.

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SITE MAP AND SPONSORS

This years sponsors: Day Sponsors & Staff T-shirts: Thursday: DJD Architects, Friday: HallmarkHulme Solicitors, Saturday: Westlands Hyundai & Toyota Glass Sponsor: Popes Brewing Company Music Tent: Nicol & Co Estate Agents

THANK YOU Beermat Sponsor: Stock N Lock Self Storage

CAMRA Membership Stand: Fullers Brewery

eTickets: Stock N Lock Self Storage & King Charles II Strike Cards: Wye Valley

Bar Sponsors: A44 Tyres, Adnams, BGe Ltd, Barbourne Cider, Birds, Bury Associates ltd , Cardinals Hat, Cricketers, Chris Jones, Eagle Vaults, Farriers Arms, Fire Fly, Fullers, Hand in Glove, Kitchen World, Tom Oilver, Premier Lets, Roots, Purity, Phonezone, Paul Pry, Plough, Sutcliffe, Talbot Barbourne, Three Kings, Teme Valley Brewery, Three Kings Pub, Whitehouse Hotel.

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The Hop Pole Friar Street, Droitwich Open 12noon - 11pm Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm

Great Value Lunches - ÂŁ3.75

Wye Valley HPA and Butty Bach plus guest ales. A traditional pub that offers a friendly atmosphere and staff who are always pleased to see you. Enjoy the rustic oak beams and the charm that comes with a building that is over 300 years old.

01905 770155

Award winning community pub and Pieminister Pie and Ale House, winner of CAMRA pub of the season Spring 2015 for Redditch & Bromsgrove region. Food Service Times Monday & Sunday: No food served Tuesday to Saturday: 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm Rear Garden Drinking Area Function and Event Rooms Open Fires (November - March) CAMRA members Traditional Bar • Dog Friendly Snug Seating areas (Membership cards must be shown)

10% OFF our real ales for

77 Friar Street, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8EQ 01905 770754 www.oldcockinn.co.uk Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 25


CIDER AND PERRY This list of cider & perry was accurate at the time of going to press. Any changes from the programme will be displayed on the bar.

Perry Barbourne Worcs Worcestershire 6.0% Med Painted Lady 5.0% Med Barkers Worcs Up-Sy-Daisy 6.0% Med/dry Broadoak Somerset Perry 7.5% Med Buttford Hereford Perry 0.0% Med Chiblers Gloucs. Oldfields 6.0% Sweet Thorn 6.0% Dry

Moores Gloucs. Perry Med

Ampleforth Yorkshire Ampleforth Abbey 6.5% Dry

Mr Whiteheads Hampshire Pear Light 3.8% Sweet Midnight Special 5.0% Med Novo Pyrus 7.0% Med

Ashover Derbyshire Poets Pippin 6.0% Med

Olivers Hereford SV Thorn 6.0% Med Traditional 6.0% Dry Classic 6.0% Med Ross-on-Wye Hereford Alpaca 6.5% Med Stockmoor Farm Hereford Perry 5.5% Med

Double Vision Kent Impeared Vision perry 7.4% Med

Watkins Wales Lazy Daze 5.6% Sweet

Farmer Jim’s Devon Perry 4.5% Sweet

Westons Hereford Country Perry 4.5% Sweet

Gwatkins Hereford Farmhouse 7.0% Med Squeally Pig 4.5% Med

Cider

Gwynt y Ddraig Wales Two Trees 4.5% Med Pyder 6.0% Med

Abrahalls Worcs Lily The Pink 4.5% Med Slack Alice 4.6% Med Thurndering Molly 5.2% Med

Hecks Somerset Medium 6.5% Med

Barbourne Worcs Rum Cask 7.0% Dry Crimson King 6.0% Med Golden Drop 5.0% Med Sweet Kernal 4.5% Sweet Hopped Cider 4.0% Sweet Barkers Worcs BBC 6.0% Sweet BBC 6.0% Med Biddenden Kent Strong Cider 7.0% Med Bushels 6.0% Med Boston Farm Worcs Knee Knocker 6.0% Med Knee Knocker 6.0% Sweet Broadoak Somerset Bristol port 6.0% Med Scrumpy 6.0% Dry Moonshine 7.5% Med Kingston Black 7.5% Med Continued overleaf...

Hogans Worcs Vintage 6.0% Med Hurst Veiw Staffs Puckerd Pear 0.0%Med Lilleys Cider Barn Somerset Bee Sting Still 6.6% Dry Malvern Magic Hereford Blakney Red 6.0% Med Old Field 6.0% Med Hendree Hufflap 6.0% Med Marches Hereford Sweet Fanny Adams 6.5% Med Marcher 6.0% Med

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CIDER AND PERRY Celtic Marches Wales Thundering Molly 5.2% Dry Chants Somerset Badger Spit 7.5% Med Singing Cider 7.5% Med Chiblers Gloucs. Rock Kernal 6.0% Med Circle Cider Wiltshire Butchersboy 6.5% Sweet Roundabout 6.5% Med Cats Tongue 6.0% Dry Crossman Somerset Dry 6.0% Dry Medium 6.0% Med Sweet 6.0% Sweet Dunkertons Hereford Dry 7.0% Dry Medium 6.0% Med Sweet 6.2% Sweet Farmer Jim’s Devon Apple Sweet 5.0% Sweet Copper Top 7.4% Dry Gwatkins Hereford Old Rats Tail 6.0% Med Kingstone Black 4.5% Med No Bull 4.5% Dry Gamecock 4.5% Sweet Stoke Red 7.5% Sweet Gwynt y Ddraig Wales Celtic Warrior sweet 5.5% Sweet

Black Dragon 7.3% Med

Lyme Bay Devon Jack Rat Scrumpy 6.0% Med Jack Rat Vintage 7.4% Dry Malvern Magic Hereford Eary Norman 6.0% Med Harry Masters Jersey 6.0% Medium

Kingstone Black 6.0% Med Marches Hereford Kinston Black 4.0% Sweet Marcher Man 7.5% Med Big Colin 6.0% Med Mays Hereford Cider 5.5% Sweet Mr Whiteheads Hampshire Heart of Hampshire 6.0% Med Cirrus minor 5.0% Med Boxing Dog 7.5% Med The Devil’s Device 8.4% Med Equinox 4.5% Med Newtons Hereford Newtons cider 6.0% Med Olivers Hereford Traditional 6.0% Med Making Hay 6.0% Med Yarlington Mill 6.0% Sweet Shezam 6.0% Med Orchard Pig Somerset Hogfather 7.4% Med Explorer 4.5% Med Marmalade 3.9% Sweet

Hecks Somerset Kingston Black 6.5% Med Port Wine 6.5% Med

Parsons Choice Somerset Dry 6.0% Dry Medium 6.0% Med Sweet 6.0% Sweet

Hurst View Staffs Jibber Jabber 7.5% Med / Dry Cider 5.5% Med

Perrys Somerset Vintage sweet 6.0% Sweet Cider 6% Med

Lilleys Devon Crazy Goat 6.5% Sweet Pigswill 7.5% Med

Purenorth Yorkshire Valley Gold 6.0% Med Sweet Union 5.5% Sweet Real Cider Yorkshire Bramley Swiggins 5.5% Med

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Richs Somerset Legbender Dry 6.0% Dry Farmhouse 6.0% Med Legbender 6.0% Med Roger Wilkins Somerset Medium 6.0% Med Rosies Denbeighshire Black Rat 6.0% Dry Triple D 7.2% Med Wicked Wasp 6.0% Med Ross On Wye Hereford Oakcast Dry 6.0% Dry Oakcast Medium 6.0% Med Oakcast Sweet 6.0% Sweet Sandford Orchard Devon Scrumpy 6.0% Dry Pearshaped 7.5% Dry Sarahs Hereford Cider 6.0% Sweet Sheppy Somerset Dry 6.0% Dry Medium 6.0% Med Sweet 6.0% Sweet Snailsbank Hereford Tumbledown 5.2% Sweet Stockmoor Farm Hereford Gilly 5.0% Med Early Bird 5.0% Med Late Drop 5.5% Med Stoke Red 4.0% Sweet Three Cats Derbyshire Cider 6.0% Med Tricky Devon Traditional Sweet 5.6% Sweet Traditional Dry 6.0% Sweet Watkins Wales Twisted Oak 7.5% Dry Sunset 7.5% Med West Croft Somerset Janets Jungle Juice 6.0% Sweet Westons Hereford Rosies Pig 4.8% Med Family Reserve 5.0% Med Old Rosie 7.3% Med


CIDER, PERRY & COUNTRY WINES Wilkins Somerset Dry 6.0% Dry Medium 6.0% Med Sweet 6.0% Sweet Winkleigh Devon Medium/Dry Autumn Scrumpy 7.4% Med sweet Medium/Sweet Autumn Scrumpy 7.4% Sweet Sams dry 6.0% Dry Sams med 6.0% Med Sams sweet 6.0% Sweet

Alcholic Apple Juice Barbourne Worcs Strawberry Cup 4.0% Sweet Tumbledown Summer Fruits 4.0% Sweet Westons Twist Raspberry 4.0% Sweet

Apricot Blackberry Blackcurrant Cherry Cranberry Damson Dandelion Elderflower Gooseberry Nettle Peach West Country Mead Traditional Mead

Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Crisp and refreshing, this wine offers an abundance of grapefruit and lemon fruit flavours, delivered in a softer, more tropical fruit texture.

Red Wine

Sparkling Wine Prosecco Soffio no.3 Apple and pear flavours predominate, while subtle notes of freshly cut flowers lift the nose. Soffio no.3 Rosé A gentle rose colour with salmon pink hues.

Garganega Pinot Grigio 2013 Albinoni Light in colour, refreshing, and crisp and with aromas of limes,

farm by a master cider maker. It means making cider out of proper apples. It means a cidery surrounded by orchards, not industrial equipment. It means people covered in mud and apple peels, not people in suits. Buying craft cider supports local business, the heritage of brewing and the countryside.

But most of all, craft cider tastes much, much better. For more information and stockists please visit

newtoncourtcider.com tel. 07971 88613 paul.newtonscider@gmail.com Newton Court Cider

Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 A medium-bodied, fruit-driven style of Cabernet that offers rounded, ripe red berry fruit with a plummy and easy-going feel. Hints of green pepper and subtle oak notes on the nose.

Rosé Wine

White Wine

Craft Cider means cider that’s pressed at our

NEWTON COURT CIDER

grapefruits and lemons making this well balanced wine very easy to drink.

Country Wines

Pied Tanqué Rosé A pale and delicate rosé, offering a straightforward nose of ripe red berry aromas and a light, gently off-dry palate that is rounded and soft in texture.

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 in Herefordshire. Enjoy Dunkertons Cider after the festival too!! Look out for our Black Fox Cider, medium dry, lightly sparkling 500ml bottles available nationally and locally through andy@cyderstore.com

CAMRA TOP CIDER CAMPAIGNERS 2013

Come to our Shop!

Open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm, well signposted just 1 mile from centre of Pembridge (do not follow postcode for SatNav!)

DUNKERTONS CIDER COMPANY Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9ED

Tel: 01544 388653 www.dunkertons.co.uk email: enquiries@dunkertons.co.uk Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2015 29


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Local Cider Producer National award from CAMRA and several other high recommendations he is happy it’s going the right way. Go to any local Beer and Cider Festival and you are sure to see Barkers, Best Cider and Upsy Daisy Perry on the shelf. Johns family have been at the Green Street farm since 1919 and it is still in the family to this present day. John has documentation that dates back to 1850 when the orchards were planted John has states that he is related to the Sheppy’s Cider maker through his Grandmother whose surname was Sheppy. In the restored orchard of 6 acres John has 20 Perry pear trees and 24 cider apple trees, with names like Blakeney Red Gin Pear, Butt Pear Huffcap, Kingstone Black, Red streak, and Downton Pippin and many others unidentified.There are 13 perry trees on the farm planted in 1850 which are still producing most of the perry pears In 1990 John started a programme to restore one of the orchards in the traditional manner with 6ftl standard trees 13 yards apart so that livestock can graze under them. Since than he and his cousin Henry have planted another 26 trees and grafted 15 from old trees with names like Fill Barrel, Harry Masters, Jersey and Hangy Down. He puts his unique flavour down to the local micro climate and the clay soil. In late February each year John and cousin Henry are tasked with the pruning of the trees. John Started to produce his own cider in 1996 due to difficulties over delivery of small loads to the Hereford Cider maker who he had supplied for many years. Worcester college of Agriculture were running a cider making course so he decided to have a go and start producing his own. He admits it was a slow start but has not looked back and is still learning the art .With a bronze

John produces up to 4000 litres a year. The cider and perry is from his own fruit (having had no sprays or artificial fertilizer). 100% pure fresh pressed juice fermented and matured in the large cool 17th century farmhouse cellar our secret weapon. Fruit is washed, crushed and pressed then allowed to ferment with only its own natural yeast over the winter as it has always been done in Worcestershire. Having spent the morning with John his friends then turned up for a wassail planning meeting ( I think an excuse to taste John’s cider) bearing cheese, bread and pickles to assist in the tasting. Most are CAMRA members and enjoy helping out in the autumn. In January John has a wassail around his orchard and has Morris men dancing and raises money for a local charity. Last year he raised over £500 which went to the McMillan Cancer Trust. John sells his Cider and Perry wholesale to many local pubs and suppliers for more information contact John on 01905 640697 or ciderjohnb@gmail.com Thanks John and all the best for this year.


17th Annual Bewdley Beer Festival 27th – 30th August St. Georges Hall, Bewdley (in small car park off Load St) www.bewdleybeerfestival.co.uk

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Festival Charities This year we are raising more for the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Royal British Legion and Cancer Research UK. Please help us by putting your unfinished strike cards into the charity box on the festival entrance desk when you leave the festival.

Midlands Air Ambulance The Worcester festival has been helping raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance for several years and once again we are please to have the Air Ambulance merchandise store on site. From just one helicopter flying out of a temporary air base to three helicopters serving a population of over 5.5 million people, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has come a long way in since 1991. The dedicated flight crews have responded to over 38,000 incidents, saving countless lives, making them the busiest air ambulance organisation in the UK. What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. ÂŁ6 million is needed each year to keep its three Air Ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

GYSO March 2014 saw the revolutionary craze of the 'no make up selfie' swarm our social media outlets as a way for women to raise both awareness and funds for breast cancer research. This led to what has now become an international campaign founded by James Brown, named Cock in a Sock. With two people close to him fighting the battle of both testicular and prostate cancer, James saw the opportunity to create a unique way for funds to be raised to research the diseases, as well as awareness and education to be brought to men regarding this very serious subject. He did this by uploading a photograph of his naked self, with only his prized male possession covered by a sock! At the time of uploading, he hashtagged 'Cock in a Sock' and uploaded a side photo of the screen shot where he donated to cancer research. What happened next was an international phenomenon. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the world reached out to James and followed suit by uploading their own photos and donations. National and international press contacted him to write articles in support of the campaign, as well as celebrities showing support with uploads and hash tags. Facebook HQ reached out to show their support, and Cancer Research UK thanked James's campaign for helping raise ÂŁ8 million in conjunction with the separate campaign of the no make up selfies. James is now in the process of registering an official charity 'Get Your Sock Out. The charity intends to now create an ongoing way for funds to be raised to help both medical professionals researching ways to prevent/treat the disease of testicular and prostate cancer, awareness to be brought to the subject, and education given regarding ways for men to check their bodies regularly. gyso.org.

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FESTIVAL CHARITIES

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter The shelter, with beautiful views of the Malvern Hills, is now home to about twenty seven dogs in a purpose-built kennel block and has now completed a cattery unit with 12 pens. The dedicated staff and their team of enthusiastic volunteers ensure that all the dogs and cats are given individual attention with lots of exercise and love.  The Shelter officially opened its doors to abandoned and stray animals on 9 April 2001, 18 years after the Charity was set up. Their task is enormous - now they are operational it is essential they sustain their income to meet running costs and, most importantly, the welfare of the animals in their care. They need to continue with the building programme for housing the animals.  Their last project was the completion of a cattery. This has 10 cat pens and 2 isolation pens to house cats and kittens from the local area. The Shelter is run by dedicated people wanting to ease the distress of animals who through no fault of their own have been left abandoned or suffering.

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Other Local Festivals Some other festivals in the area to enjoy in the next few months: 8 - 9 August Summer Ale and Steam, Winchcombe www.northcotswoldcamra.org.uk 27 - 30 August Bewdley www.bewdleybeerfestival.co.uk 4 - 5 September Bridgenorth www.bridgnorthcamra.org.uk 3 - 5 September Tamworth www.lstcamra.org.uk 11 - 12 September Moreton-in-Marsh Festival www.northcotswoldcamra.org.uk 11 - 12 September Weighbridge, Alvechurch www.the-weighbridge.co.uk/events.html 9 - 11 October Talbot, Green Hop Festival www.temevalleybrewery.co.uk 7 - 10 October Nottingham www.beerfestival.nottinghamcamra.org 28 October – 31 October Birmingham www.birminghambeerfestival.org.uk Three Kings, Hanley Castle – Unknown at time of going to print.

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