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Welcome to the Fifteenth Worcester CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festival. For those of you that have been before you will notice a few changes to our normal festival format. You will have already noticed one main change which is the strike card rather than the raffle ticket style tokens, which we have used for 13 years! Hopefully, you will find these easier to use and it will avoid you finding tokens in your pockets for several days after the festival. We have listened to comments made last year regarding the food court and we have reverted back to our old format of individual food concessions. With the wide variety of food options available we hope you find something to your taste and don’t have to queue too long. Sadly, Grahame McGrath, who has arranged the bands for the last six years and also acted as our sound engineer, passed away just before Christmas. At his request, a couple of years ago we supported Cancer Research UK. In his memory we will be supporting this charity once again. If there is such a thing as life after death I’m sure Grahame will have met up with some legendary rockers and he will be having a blast. All of the Worcester CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festivals have been able to make large donations to charities, thanks to the generosity of you, the drinking public. This year you can put your unfinished strike cards in the charity box on the way out to help support Midlands Air Ambulance, the Royal British Legion and Cancer Research UK. Last year we were able to give £2,500, which was divided between the Midlands Air Ambulance, Kidney Research UK and Worcester Snoezelen.

On behalf of these charities we thank you for your generosity. The festival is run totally by unpaid volunteers who give up huge amounts of time to put on this magnificent event. We do try our best – but if we sometimes fail to meet professional standards, it’s because we’re not professionals! Please bear this in mind, especially during busy periods at the bar. We always need more helpers, so if you’re inspired to come along and help out next year please contact us through the web site. We always like to hear your views, good or bad, to help us plan future festivals. Comments can be left on the festival web site: . Above all, we hope you have a great time at the festival! Enjoy the drinks, try something new, enjoy the food, watch the bands, relax with your friends and take care on the way home! Cheers! Steve Chase and William Ottaway 2014 Festival Organisers Special thanks go to: Mike Langhorne, Worcester Event House (DPS), Green King Brewery (Festival meeting support), The Friday Beer Company (Beer prize), Barbourne Cider (Cider prize), Worcester Racecourse (Venue), BBC Hereford and Worcester, Worcester News, Worcester Observer (Media and Publicity). Most of all thanks to all of the unpaid volunteers who work so tirelessly to make this festival the roaring success that it is!

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Turn your take-out into a take-in! We’ll provide plates and Cutlery, and even do the washing up for you afterwards. What better way to enjoy your meal than with a pint of our finest ale?

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.

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.

Mild Bitter (up to 5%) Strong (over 5%) Stout/Porter Golden ales & Lager

belled 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.

Strike Card Getting Low? Additional strike cards can be obtained 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 organisation in the country with over 100,000 members and helping to protect breweries, pubs and drinkers rights you will receive a £2 token 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 consider supporting this year’s charities (The Royal British Legion, The Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK) 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.

Speciality (unusual ingredients e.g. fruit) All beers from within 30 miles of the racecourse are identified by For the first time the festival will have about a dozen beers 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.

Ale Cask Labels In addition to the colour coding the casks are la-

Carrier bags, containing vouchers, pens, car fresheners and bottle openers, 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.

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Thursday from 5.30pm The Haunted Souls 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.

Retrophonics A recently formed Worcester based covers band with a few years under the belt, delivering high-quality, well-crafted entertainment perfectly suited to any audience. The band tailors their set to the audience and mixes ‘bop til you drop’ 50’s dance music with classic ‘pub’ 6

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anthems alongside a host of ‘feel good’ tracks and a few that you might just want to sip your beer and listen to.

Come Together Closing Thursday 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.

FRIDAY from 6.30pm Mike Skilbeck 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!

ENTERTAINMENT music is exemplified by quirky songs, feel-good vibes and catchy melodies, backed by a simple acoustic rhythm.

Lazlo A five piece rock band based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire UK. Formed in 2011and releasing their debut ep this summer.

The Conmittments The Friday night and festival headliners are The Conmitments who are a tribute to the film and to soul music, playing the classic hits from the film and many more great soul tracks. Entertainment Bible ‘The Stage’ rated them as the best show of its type in Europe. Since forming, the band have played more than 4,000 shows to over 3 million people in countries such as Belgium, Holland, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Dubai, as well as touring all over the UK.

Davey Rocks Davey Rocks is a musician from Nottingham and frequently performs live music solo in bars and clubs around the UK. At 15 Davey was asked to join his guitar teacher's band One O' Many, and performed on their 2005 Charity single Educate Every Man released to raise money for the Make Poverty History Campaign. 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, on the songs "Dead Flowers, Surrender, Novocaine, and Cooper classic Poison.

Saturday afternoon The Band A three piece group offering a unique twist on classic songs, with two vocalists, keys, drum machine and a bass player. With over 50 years gigging experience between them.

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

SATURDAY from 6.30pm Paul Winstanley 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.

The Trevor Burton Band

Done By Sunrise An acoustic indie-pop band from Worcester. The self-styled family band bring together a rich history of music, theatre and performance. Their

Our final band for 2014. Trevor Burton has been playing music for many, many years. From the mid ‘60s in small–time local bands like “Danny King & The Mayfair Set” to “The Move” a million selling chart topping band. This will be a great set to bring the festival to a finish. Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2014 7




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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. Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Topaz Gold 4.0% Pale golden ale with soft apricot and lychee notes, medium body and bitterness but with a crisp finish. Ghost Ship 4.5% Pale ale with good assertive bitternes and a malty backbone. Broadside 4.7% SAT ONLY Dark ruby red beer, rish in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit. Allendale Allendale, Northumberland Curlew’s Return 4.2% Refreshing bitterness and exciting citrus floral hop character from a late hopping of Cascade. Export Stout 7.1% Based on a historic recipe this rich, complex and fruity stout features English malts and hops. (The cask of beer supplied to Worcester was apparently brewed in November 2013. So it should be extra tasty.) Angel Ales Halesowen, W. Mids Angel Ale 4.1% Ultra pale made with Citra hops and organic malt. Intensely hopped with citrus nose.

Chinook 5.0% SAT ONLY Very pale, extremely hoppy, brewed with Chinook hops. Axholme Luddington, Lincs Blackcurrant Wit 4.6% Fruity wheat beer with blackcurrant sweetness running through crisp hop flavours. Special Reserve 7.2% Rich and decadent brew with flavours of orange peel and brandy. B&T Shefford, Beds Fruit Bat 4.5% Straw coloured beer, malty and fruity, lightly hopped and tasting of raspberries. Bank Top Bolton, Lancs Port O Call 5.0% Dark and mysterious easy drinking ale with masses of character. Ruby port is added to provide unusual depth of flavour. Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs Barley Biscuit Beer 3.7% Light barley beer brewed with crunchy English malts and infused with raw cane sugar giving rise to a grainy and gristy, biscuity ale. Coffee Stout 5.0% Coffee complements the dark malts and strangely mellows the flavours to provide a smooth drinking stout which smells as good as it tastes. Birds Bromsgrove, Worcs Natural Blonde 4.0% Refreshing pale blonde beer. Floral on the nose, plenty of fruit and hops in the mouth with just the right amount of malt to balance. Black Widow Stout 4.5% Dark and dangerous. Roasted malt flavour with overtones of blackcurrant, raisins and liquorice. Black Edge Horwich, Lancs Black Port Porter 4.9% Deliciously complex, coffee and chocolate flavours with a hint of liquorice and sweet port finish. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2014 9

THE BEER LIST Black Iris Ilkeston, Derbys IPA No 4 5.5% Amber coloured, some red fruit and citrus to taste, biscuity malts.

Burning Sky

Black Wolf Throsk, Stirling Rok IPA 4.0% Modern twist on an IPA, jammed with fruity flavour and tantalising bitterness.

Bushys Douglas, Isle of Man Star of India 4.5% Light golden hoppy ale with floral yet not overpowering aromas and a smooth mouthfeel.

Gold Digger 5.0% Citra hopped blonde beer bursting with grapefruit and peach flavours. Bootleg Manchester Metro Pilot 3.8% Pale coloured, fermented at a higher temperature to give sweeter taste. Brampton Chesterfield, Derbys Impy Dark 4.3% Packed the gunwales with roasted coffee and chocolate and aroma flavours, yet delicately hopped, just how a mild should be. Brentwood Brentwood, Essex Chockwork Orange 6.2% Deep chocolate, malty beer brewed with oranges to give it that extra pizzazz and matured to create a classic ‘old ale’ style. Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Nova 3.8% Maris Otter, CaraPils and wheat malt allow the bright, fresh and zesty hop aromas to shine underpinned by herbal and floral notes. No. 7 4.2% SAT ONLY Best bitter with toffee malt flavours. Milk Stout ?% Creamy stout, the likes of which were brewed nearly a century ago on the very site of the brewery. Buffys Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk Vicenniale 3.8% Pale amber, heavily hopped. Buntingford Royston, Herts Single Hop seasonal 4.0% This one is, err, made with a single type of hop. No idea what one. But beer can be largely assumed to be golden or pale in colour. That’s usually the way!


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Firle, E. Sussex

Plateau 3.5% Pale gold, crisp malt edge and sharp bitterness with a big mix of US and NZ hops.

Cairngorm Aviemore, Highlands Highland IPA 5.0% Powerful Amarillo bitterness exploding with late citrus flavours from Centennial hops and grapefruit from Perle hops. Calvors Ipswich, Suffolk Smooth Hoperator 4.0% All English hops and malt. Lovely rich golden colour and background sweetness. Brewed with top fermenting yeast to carry through the full flavour of a pale ale. Canterbury Canterbury, Kent Topaz 4.7% Belgian style treble hopped pale ale. Dry hopped with Summer and Topaz hops. Huge aroma and delicious tropical and passion fruit flavours. Cannon Royall Uphampton, Worcs Fair Maiden 4.1% Pale in colour with fruity overtones. Blonde Bombshell 4.3% Easy drinking summer ale. Castle Rock Nottingham Black Gold 3.8% Dark mild ale with some bitterness, full bodied, but not overly sweet. Crayfish 6.0% Strong golden coloured IPA, citrus nose, massive herbal bitterness. Caveman Dartford, Kent Citra 4.3% Hoppy pale ale with straightforward malt character that really lets the citrus flavours through from the Citra hops. Caythorpe Caythorpe, Notts Outlaw 3.8% Pale beer with real character. A fresh, smooth bitterness with a light orangey, citrus hop finish

THE BEER LIST Stout Fellow 4.2% Inspired by ‘Arnie’ a local farmers’ ‘well-proportioned’ bull. Threatens and delivers a smooth, full roast malt flavour. Celt Experience Caerphilly, Glamorgan Silures 4.6% Powerfully hopped with sweet malt and a depth of tropical fruit. Bleddyn 5.6% Commanding IPA balancing bitterness, sweetness and a grapefruit finish. A 2014 Suggestabeer from James Cooper of Cardiff, well, somewhere near there! Coach House Warrington, Cheshire Apricot Fruit Beer 5.0% Pale beer, tasting of... surprisingly apricots. Concertina Mexborough, S. Yorks Bengal Tiger 4.6% Light amber ale with aromatic hoppy nose followed by a combination of fruit and bitterness. Cotswold Spring Chipping Sodbury, Glos Bard 4.6% Crisp, dry and nutty with a poetic fruitiness. Aviator 5.0% Cool, crisp and refreshing Kolsch-style lager. Cumberland Carlisle, Cumbria Corby Noir 4.5% Dark Irish style stout with thick creamy head. Dancing Duck Derby Ay Up 3.9% Pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes, matched with citrus hop, slightly dry finish. Dark Star Haywards Heath, W. Sussex Partridge 4.0% Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Hylder Blonde 4.2% SAT ONLY Delicate, lightly hopped with fresh fruitiness of South Down elderflowers added after the boil. American Pale Ale 4.7% Made with yeast imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. Perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste. Seriously full of hops. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2014 11

Derby Derby Buzzin 4.4% Golden ale infused with English mead, resulting in a full bodied honey flavour. Derventio Darley Abbey, Derby Barbarian Stout 5.5% Ominously dark; smooth with a lingering finish of a subtle hop character. Downton Downton, Wilts Chimera IPA 6.8% Classic IPA bursting with resinous hoppy flavours, packing a punch. Strong floral aroma and powerful bitter taste. Dunham Massey Altrincham, Cheshire Duerr’s Blossom Honey Beer 5.0% Light, refreshing and bittersweet, made with lashings of Duerr’s Blossom Honey. Dunscar Bridge Bolton, Lancs True North 4.1% Golden, citrusy and zesty. Hints of pine and grapefruit, also tangerine and lemon. Elgoods Wisbech, Cambs Buzz Light Beer 4.0% 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 2013. Rich, complex and dark porter, with an old port nose and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate. A 2013 Suggestabeer from Daryl Jenkins. Enville Stourbridge, W. Mids Cherry Blonde 4.2% Light blonde Belgian style fruit beer with essence of cherries. Dry, hoppy and refreshing. Exmoor Wiveliscombe, Somerset Gold 4.5% Best bitter with a good balance of malt and fruity hop on the nose and the palate. Flipside Colwick, Notts Dark Denomination 4.0% Mildly hopped beer. Chocolate and caramel malt combine with blackcurrant hop flavours. Franc in Stein 4.3% Golden yellow ale; peaches and melon on the nose, sweet citrus dry finish. 12

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THE BEER LIST Flying Monk Hullavington, Wilts Elmer’s Ale 3.8% Golden bitter brewed with New Zealand hops. Force Cirencester, Wilts Yankee Zulu 4.0% Invigorating golden bitter, subtle, spicy and mellow. Friday Beer Co Malvern, Worcs Summer Hill Blonde 4.3% Vibrant blend of malted barley, oats and wheat gives this pale ale a higher malt profile than expected from its colour and strength. Hints of pineapple or blackcurrant. Pinnacle 4.5% Based on a traditional British bitter with a small twist. Variety of hops with grain produce first class ale but a touch of rye gives it a taste like no other. Fullers London 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. Fyne Cairndow, Argyll Vital Spark 4.4% Dark ruby coloured with an aroma and flavour of berries and roasted malts. Long dry finish. Gloucester Gloucester Galaxy 5.2% Bursting with Australian Galaxy hop character. Aromas of passion fruit, peaches and citrus.. SIBA Regional gold winner 2014 in the strong bitters category. Goodys Dartford, Kent Good Life 3.9% Fresh tasting pale ale, bursting with citrus flavours, a host of golden hops. Grafters Willingham-by-Stow, Lincs Moonlight 3.6% Very light citrus beer, a thirst-quencher! Made from pale malt and torrefied wheat. Bobek and Progress hops give this beer its citrus taste. Latehopped with Bobek for aroma. Grafton Worksop, Notts Dark Lady Aniseed Beer 5.0% Smooth dark porter with aniseed flavours and aroma.

Grainstore Oakham, Rutland Rutland Beast 5.3% SAT ONLY Dark earthy brown in colour, its fantastic flavours blend together to produce a mind blowing great beer. Great Orme Colwyn Bay, Conwy Celtica 4.5% Golden ale full of citrus taste and aroma. Often enjoyed as a more flavoursome alternative to lager. Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Orange Wheat Beer 4.2% Light golden wheat beer with grainy citrus and marmalade flavours. Mahseer IPA 5.8% Extra strong export stout. Smooth, rich and fruity with roasted coffee and vanilla flavours. Greene King Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk XX Mild 3.0% Dark mild traditionally brewed using dark malt to give a sweet and roasted flavour. Old Golden Hen 4.1% This ale combines the rare Australian galaxy hop with the finest pale malts, has subtle tropical fruit notes and delivers a deliciously smooth finish. Belhaven IPA 3.8% SAT ONLY Golden ale, brewed using Scottish grown malted barley and hopped using a unique triple blend of hops, which combine to produce its characteristic floral aroma and clean crisp citrus flavour. Morland Original 4.0% Moreish and refreshing beer with a subtle malt and fruit character and a pronounced, bitter finish. Hammerpot Poling, W. Sussex Summer Ale 3.7% Fresh golden ale brewed with Australian ‘Summer’ hops to give a burst of sunshine and a hint of exotic fruit. Hart Preston, Lancs Temptress 3.6% Bronze almost orange coloured beer packed with fruity flavours from the use of three dwarf hops. Harviestoun Alva, Clacks Schiehallion 4.8% A Scottish cask lager, brewed using a lager yeast and Hersbrucker hops. A hoppy aroma, with fruit and malt, leads to a malty, bitter taste. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2014 13


Swanney, Orkney

SWO (Sneaky Wee Orkney) Stout 4.2% Very dark brown to black. Plenty of chocolate in aroma and taste. Medium to dry finish. Hobsons Cleobury Mortimer, Worcs Old Prickly 4.2% Crisp, pale ale. Brewed in support of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Pale Rider 5.2% Full-bodied, straw pale ale, with a fruity aroma and a strong fruit and hop taste. Its well-balanced sweetness and bitterness continue in the finish. Kent Birling, Kent Cobnut 4.1% Fresh ruby ale, generously hopped; dark and nutty.

Best Bitter 3.8% Pale brown to amber medium bodied beer with strong hop character.

Kingstone Tintern, Monmouth Humptys Fuddle IPA 5.8% Warming, oaky-smoky tipple. Sweet floral nose, balanced level of malt, subtle but slightly citrus finish.

Holdens Dudley, W. Mids The Greatest Escape 4.5% Golden. And that’s all I’ve got! But it’s from Holdens so it will be nice!

Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancs Stanley’s Pale Ale 3.8% A trio of pale malts plus a trio of hops give a session pale ale with balanced malt and hop notes.

Hop Back Salisbury, Wilts Citra 4.0% Brewed with English Pioneer and American Citra hops, this golden thirst-quenching ale has a lemony, grape-fruity aftertaste with a crisp dry bitterness, making your taste buds yearn for more.

Langham Lodsworth, W. Sussex Halfway to Heaven 3.5% Auburn/chestnut colour. Balance of crisp biscuity malt and citrus and fruit hops. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

Challenger 4.1% Brewed with finest English pale matls and hopped with Challenger, Fuggles and East Kent Goldings. Full flavoured golden thirst quencher. Summer Lightning 5.0% SAT ONLY Pleasurable pale bitter with a good, fresh, hoppy aroma and a malty, hoppy flavour. Finely balanced, it has an intense bitterness leading to a long, dry finish. Hop Studio Elvington, York Vindhya 6.0% Strong IPA, full of powerful hops with bitter sweet finish. Almost too easy to drink! Idle Stockwith, S. Yorks Black Abbot 4.5% Strong, robust and hefty dark ale with deep roasted notes. Kelham Island Sheffield Cabbychino 4.0% Lavish porter brewed with black, crystal and chocolate malts pepped up with coffee. Roasted notes, caramel sweetness to support the coffee and cocoa flavours.

Arapaho 5.2% Super hopped deep, deep gold American pale ale. Ledbury Ledbury, Herefs Dark 3.5% Chocolate and coffee start, smooth mellow finish. Notes of spice, marmalade and honey. A 2014 Suggestabeer from Toby Lunn. Pauite IPA 6.0% US West Coast IPA with a Herefordshire twist. Based on three US hops all grown on land once settled by the Paiute tribe. Fruity and rich ale with dry bitter finish. Lincoln Green Hucknall, Notts Marion Pale Ale 4.7% Full bodied pale ale with citrus aroma and hint of grapefruit. Little Ale Cart Sheffield Stars and Stripes 4.0% Pale and hoppy. Pacific Breeze 4.0% Pale and hoppy, brewed with Chinook and NZ hops. Loddon Dunsden, Oxon Forbury Lion 5.5% Packed with full malty flavour, strong complex hop


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THE BEER LIST finish from Styrian Goldings and Fuggles. Long Man Littington, E.Sussex American Pale Ale 4.8% Made with choice US hops, this triple hopped APA has a pleasant citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust bitterness. Lymestone Stone, Staffs Seven Stone Weakling 4.7% Copper coloured. Lightly tanned with a perfect body. Nugget and Hersbrucker hops flex their muscles. Malvern Hills Malvern, Worcs Beacon Gold 3.8% Light golden in colour. Considerable hop levels but also with moderate sweetness in the taste and aftertaste. Dr Gullys IPA 5.2% No description available. Marble Manchester Summer Ale 4.5% Summer ale, brewed to a different recipe each year with the best of that year's hops. Maxim Houghton-le-Spring, T&W Maximus 6.0%

Dark ruby in colour, smooth, sweet with a hint of liquorice. Beware of hidden strength. Mayfields Leominster, Herefs Anti Gravity 3.6% Golden amber ale with reddish tint. BV Stout 4.5% Delicious smooth black stout brewed with lovely chocolate and dark malts and the careful addition of Herefordshire Challenger Hops. Normally available only in bottles, this is a special treat for Worcester Beer Festival. Milestone Newark, Notts Black Pearl 4.3% Authentic Irish stout with notes of burnt toast and coffee. Raspberry Wheat Beer 5.6% Continental style fruit beer, Mouth filling fruit, with zingy finish. Moncada London Notting Hill Blonde 4.2% Continental style yellow beer. Flavour explodes on the tongue, mix of hops, bitterness and sweetness. Dry bitter aftertaste with some spice. Continued overleaf...

THE BEER LIST Montys Montgomery, Powys Desert Rats 3.9% Blonde ale. Very dry with lovely citrus notes. Mordue North Shields, T&W Dartfrog 48 4.7% German style dark Dunkel wheat beer with rye and New Zealand hops. Mr Grundys Derby Pip, Squeak and Wilfred 4.4% Golden pale ale with strong American hops and a pleasant grapefruit aroma. 1914 5.0% Dark stout with hint of blackcurrant and some sweetness. Navigation Nottingham Three Sheets 4.2% Light golden beer. Spicy citrus hop and short burst of fruit with bittersweet dryness to finish. Naylors Crosshills, W. Yorks Old Ale 5.9% Very smooth beer with sweet maltiness, balanced by subtle bitterness. Strong but easy drinking.

Oakham Peterborough, Cambs JHB 3.8% Golden beer, aroma dominated by hops that give citrus notes. Hops and fruit on the palate balanced by malt and bitter base. Dry hoppy finish. Inferno 4.0% SAT ONLY Complex fruits across the tongue; dry, fruity finish. Summerillo 4.1% Amber in colour with a dry strong bitter taste, hints of spice and an array of tropical fruit. Oakleaf Gosport, Hants Texas Red 4.7% Complex red ale brewed with Citra hops. Intense grapefruit flavour balanced by sweetness of crystal malts. Lingering grapefruit/marmalade notes add to toffee. Off Beat Crewe, Cheshire Kooky Gold 4.1% Light golden session ale, low bitterness, easy drinking. Out of Step IPA 5.8% American style IPA, generously hopped with abundant citrus flavours.

THE BEER LIST Old Dairy Cranbrook, Kent Sun Top Pale Ale 3.6% Very pale, brewed with extra pale Maris Otter malt and Amarillo hops. Refreshing citrus taste. Old Mill Goole, E. Yorks Summer Sunshine 4.0% Smooth and refreshing pale golden summer ale with mellow hoppy finish. Old School Warton, Lancs Hopscotch 3.7% Sunshine coloured pale ale. Balances crisp taste with delicate lasting hoppiness of citrus fruits. Oldershaws Grantham, Lincs Blonde Volupta 5.0% Straw-gold premium ale; complex and intense tropical fruit, more sweet than bitter. Outstanding Bury, Lancs 3.9 3.9% America’s finest hops, fashion a smooth mellow bitterness whilst their southern hemisphere cousins provide a fresh passion fruit aroma in this pale session beer. Red 4.4% Traditional reddish bitter; light malt body finely balanced with delicate hop bitterness, providing a modern take on a classic British ale style. Partners Dewsbury, W. Yorks Working Class Hero 3.8% Bitter tasting session beer with strong hoppy aftertaste. Peerless Birkenhead, Wirral Jinja Ninja 4.6% Fiery ginger beer made with fresh root ginger, chilli and lemon. Pennine Beedale, N. Yorks Amber Necker 4.4% Amber session ale brewed with both English and US hops to give a smooth and creamy texture, fantastic hoppy aftertaste. Phoenix Heywood, Lancs Black Bee Porter 4.5% Brewed with honey. Rich and creamy. Popes Worcester Elderflower 4.0% SAT ONLY Pale and floral. New season elderflowers added just after the boil to infuse their delicate flavour.

Nelson Sauvin and Calypso hops add tropical fruit notes. Joint winner of Beer of the Festival at Bromsgrove 2014. Worcester Gold 4.0% Fruity and refreshing golden ale with a twist. Late addition of Nelson Sauvin and Elderado hops give stone fruit, watermelon and tropical aromas. Festival Pale Ale 4.4% No description available. Portobello London Star 4.0% Floral and berry hop characters tickle the nose, followed by gentle coffee and roast hazelnut aromas. Market Porter 4.6% Unique use of malts, roasted barley and hops. Aromas of cappuccino, chocolate and dark fruits. Purity Great Alne, Warwicks Pure Gold 3.8% Easy drinking beer with dry, bitter finish. Purity Mad Goose 4.2% Light copper in colour, smooth and dry with Cascade and Willamette hops. Purple Moose Porthmadog, Gwent Ysgawen 4.0% Refreshing pale ale brewed using Cascade hops with the added indulgence of elderflowers. Quantock Wellington, Somerset Ginger Cockney 4.3% Classic copper ale with a hint of fresh ginger. Roosters Knaresborough, N. Yorks Londinium Porter 5.5% Dark porter brewed with Taylors of Harrogate After Dark coffee, English hops and four malts. A nod to the style of beer made popular by London’s 18th century street and river porters. Rudgate Tockwith, N. Yorks Brew 8 Cherry Pale 3.9% Pale and caramalt gives a fine base for this fruity ale. Whole English cherries are infused into the copper and then macerated to give a subtle flavour. Ruby Mild 4.4% SAT ONLY Ruby red mild. Sweet smell with smoky strawberries, rich taste. Continued overleaf... Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2014 17


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THE BEER LIST Salopian Shrewsbury, Shrops Kinetic 6.5% Refreshing IPA with swathes of lemon and lime. Crisp tart backbone that delves into a zesty finish.

Summerskills Plymouth First Light 5.5% Bright amber coloured strong summer ale. Initial toffee taste followed by orange and sherbet finish.

Saltaire Shipley, W. Yorks Blackberry Cascade 4.8% American style pale ale hopped with Cascade and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberries. A 2014 Suggestabeer from Paul Mills.

Sunny Republic Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset Beach Blonde Pacific Pale Ale 4.4% Tropical aroma of mangoes, grapefruit and lychees from NZ, US and Australian hops. Upfront bitterness yields to light malt body.

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. Sonnet 43 Coxhoe, Durham Summer Pale Ale 4.2% A one-off, five hop extravaganza. Bourbon Milk Stout 4.3% SAT ONLY Dark malts give an almost black body. Aromas of bitter chocolate and oak carry through into the taste, added to with flavours of bourbon. Southbourne Bournemouth, Dorset Late Swimmer 4.0% Old ale. St Austell St Austell, Cornwall Black Prince 4.0% Deep, dark and intriguing mild, full bodied fruity flavour. A 2014 Suggestabeer from Martyn Clarke of Worcester. St Georges By George Light golden.

Hop Dog 5.5% Citrus dominated IPA. Back end taste and aromas of tropical fruits from NZ Kohatu hops giving the sensation of being smacked in the mouth with a jar of marmalade. Teme Valley Knightwick, Worcs Gargayle 3.9% Dark chestnut, with Northdown, Sovereign and Bramling Cross hops from Worcestershire Saint of Ales 4.3% Dark coloured refreshing summer beer. Tewkesbury Tewkesbury, Glos Arrivall 4.2% Named after Tewkesbury’s new battlefield structures. Pale gold summer quencher brewed with a single variety of new local hops and a twist of wheat. Yorkist 5.3% Winning mixture of six different malts and four classic English hops, creating a rich and multi layered porter where tones of roasted chocolate lead to a satisfying traditional finish.

Callow End, Worcs


Worcester Sauce 4.3% Resurrection of an old brew. Amber/copper in colour. Indecision 4.5% SAT ONLY Might be a light golden ale, might be ruby red. The brewer hasn’t decided yet! Stod Fold Halifax, W. Yorks Gold 3.9% Golden in colour. Styrian Goldings and Willamette for aroma, Challenger for bittering. Amber 4.2% Amber brown in colour, packed with flavour.

Thirsty Brewers Unknown something ?% No description available. Thornbridge Thornbridge, Derbys 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. A 2014 Suggestabeer from David Pugh. Three B’s Blackburn, Lancs Bee Happy 4.3% Amber coloured; light refreshing taste; dry hop finish. Ideal for long summer evenings.

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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 Tiny Rebel Newport, S. Wales XLPA 4.2% Experimental beer brewed with newly developed extra light pale malt giving the beer its amazing colour. Fubar 4.4% SAT ONLY Champion Beer of Wales 2014. Schizophrenic beer where floral hoppy flavours up front lead to a dry, spicy bitterness on the back. Cwtch 4.6% Untraditional red ale, Citrus and tropical fruit dominate the taste, backed up with caramel malts, balancing the moderate bitterness. Tirril Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria Pennine Pilsner 4.0% Top fermented lager flavoured with Czech Saaz hops.

White Goddess 4.7% Saison ale, so expect lots of fruit and spice. White Park Cranfield, Beds Kellyhopter 4.8% Light yellow, spring malt based ale with four traditional hop varieties. Williams Bros Kelliebank, Alloa Midnight Sun Porter 5.6% Rich, black, smooth porter with a wee bit of fresh root ginger. Winning Post Worcester KP Premium Mild 3.7% No description available. Tick Tack Tommy Moore No description available.


Titanic Burslem, Staffs Plum Porter 4.9% Strong and well rounded. Richness is brought to an even keel by late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring.

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.

Totally Brewed Nottingham SAT ONLY Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout 4.2% Lightly smoked stout with a coffee kick.

Worcester Beer Co Worcester Bramble On 3.9% Pale golden refreshing ale brewed as part of the ‘Hopshires’ promotion.

Tring Tring, Herts Kiwi 4.1% Refreshingly hoppy beer with clean bitterness. Brewed with Imperial malt to give depth of flavour.

Holly Ground 4.2% Light brown, pleasantly hopped session ale. Named to commemorate the importance of Fort Royal Hill in Worcester during the Civil War.

Tynebank Newcastle-upon-Tyne Pacifica 4.0% Hopped using four different varieties of hops from countries bordering the Pacific ocean. Excellent citrus character, supported by quality English malt.

Worcestershire Brewing Co

Walls Northallerton, N. Yorks Northallerton Dark 4.4% Brewed using chocolate malt and a combination of First Gold and Admiral hops to give orangey aroma and taste. WharfeBank Wharfedale, W. Yorks Printers Ink 3.7% Deep dark brown Yorkshire mild. Subtle fruit aroma, some sweetness to finish.


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Hartlebury, Worcs

Farmers Dark 4.2% Named after our head brewer - John Farmer, Progress and Fuggles hops are used to create this smooth dark session ale which is slightly smoky with a caramel finish. Special 5.0% Refreshing golden beer that uses the dried fruit aromas, rich and warming on the palate with a bite. Wye Valley Stoke Lacy, Herefs HPA 4.0% No description available. Butty Bach 4.5% Burnished gold full-bodied premium ale.


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This years sponsors: Day sponsors: Thursday: DJD Architects, Friday: Hallmark Hulme Solicitors Saturday: Wye Valley Brewery Glass Sponsor: King Charles II Pub, Worcester Music Tent: Nicol & Co Estate Agents

THANK YOU Beermat Sponsor: Abbey Butchers, Pershore

Entrance Sponsor: The Friday Beer Company

CAMRA Membership Stand: Fullers Brewery

eTickets: Pasha Restaurant and The Cardinals Hat Pub, Worcester Strike Cards: Brooklyn Toyota Hyundai Carrier Bags: Eebria

Bar Sponsors: Andrew Grant Estate Agents, Adnams Brewery, Barbourne Cider, Bearsgreateescapes Ltd, Bedwardine Pub, Birds Brewery, Brooks Osteopath Clinic, Chris Jones Leisure Ltd, Green King Brewery, Hobsons Brewery, J Underwood Electrical Services, Kitchen World Worcester, Mayfields Brewery, Olivers Cider, Popes Brewery, Premier Letting, Purity Brewery, Roots at Rushwick, Sadlers Brewery, Stock and Lock Self Storage, Sutcliffe & co Insurance Brokers, Teme Valley Brewery, Three Kings Pub, Vape Sense Worcester, Wheatsheaf Pub, Whitehouse Hotel, Worcester Phone Zone 24

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Come and visit our cosy pub to the north of the city centre, close to the racecourse and with our own brewery just across the street. Opening Times Friday - Sun Open All Day Mon - Thurs 3.30 to 11.30pm Pope Iron Road Worcester WR1 3HB Tel: 01905 21178

Try our award

winning cider Knee Knocker at this festival. For orders or further information on our cider please call 01386 860017. Boston Farm, Boston Lane, Evesham WR11 2RD

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Cider & Perry Bar Welcome to the 15th Worcester CAMRA Festival, the Cider and Perry Bar has by popular demand grown again this year with over 100 ciders from 52 producers and 27 Perries. There is also a large selection of Fruit wines and Apple juices available at the bar. Britain drinks more Cider than the rest of the world combined. One of the earliest references to it was by Charlemagne at the beginning of the 9th century. Centuries ago Cider was known “English champagne”. A couple of decades ago it was better known as the stuff drunk on park benches. Today, Cider is a star on the rise - sales are booming. And while most supermarkets and pubs doggedly push major brands to the fore, the real boom is among smaller producers using traditional methods and a higher apple juice content. Cider tends to come in pint glasses in pubs, so we think of it as a substitute for beer. But it’s acidic and fruit-based, with a flavour ranging from dry to sweet like wine. There are at least as many different apples as grape varieties, and as with wine, cider can be blended or made with single varieties. Even the so-called method champenoise was perfected by English perry makers almost a century before it was appropriated by the French. So next time you see a traditional cider at a hefty 7% ABV, don't think of it as super-strength beer, but rather more akin to a low strength wine.


Although apple orchards were established in England by the Romans there is no evidence of cider making until the Norman Conquest. Cider making was certainly established in Europe before then. One of the earliest references to it was by Charlemagne at the beginning of the 9th century. After the Norman Conquest there are definite records of cider production in the monasteries of England. In the main apple growing counties, including Kent, Somerset and Hampshire, most manors had their own cider presses and made their own cider. Monasteries regularly sold cider to the public. At Battle Abbey in Sussex records show that in 1369, 3 tuns of cider were sold for 55 shillings. In medieval times, cider making was an important industry in Kent, and in the time of Henry II, Kentish cider mills were noted for their strong spiced cider. Workers in the monastery orchards in the 13th century received a daily allowance of cider as part of their wages, a practice continued until very recently in the west of England. Cider and apples were widely regarded as having health giving properties. In his herbal, John Gerard advises there is an ointment made with the pulp of apples and swine’s grease and rose water, which is used to beautify the face, and to take away the roughness of the skin, called in shops pomatum of the apples whereof it is made. The ointment was used to soften the skin and fade freckles. Cider drinking was widely supposed to promote longevity as this chorus from a Devonshire cider drinking song states:I were brought up on cider And I be a hundred and two But still that be ‘nuthin when you come to think Me father and mother be still in the pink And they were brought up on cider Of the rare old Tavistock brew And me Granfer drinks quarts For he’s one of the sports That were brought up on cider too!

CIDER AND PERRY The following list represents the cider and perries that we are hoping to have available. We cannot guarantee that all of the ciders and perry listed will be on the bar nor can we provide tasting notes.

PERRIES Barbourne (Worcester) Blakenley Red 5.8% Worcestershire medium 6.0% Doverdale Sweet 6.0% Painted Lady 5.0% Barkers (Worcester) Upsidaisy Perry 6.0% Broadoak (Worcester) Perry 7.5% Chiblers (Gloucestershire) Oldfield Sweet Perry 6.0% Thorn Dry Perry 6.0%

Gwatkins (Herefordshire) Farmhouse Perry 7.0% Squeally Pig Perry 4.5%

Mr Whitehead (Hampshire) Pear Light 3.8% Midnight Special ?%

Gwent-y Ddraig (Wales) Two Trees Perry 4.5% Pyder 6.0%

Newton Court Perry 5.0%


Hartlands (Gloucester) Medium Sweet 6.8%

Olivers (Hereford) SV Thorn Perry 7.0% Herefordshire Perry 6.7%

Hecks (Somerset) Medium Perry 6.5%

Ross on Wye(Hereford) Perry 6.0%

Hogans (Worcestershire) Vintage Perry 5.8%

Westons (Hereford) Country Perry 4.5%

Cornish Orchards Perry 5.0%

Marches (Hereford) Sweet Fany Adams 4.5% Marcher 6.0%

Double Vision (Kent) Impeared Vision Perry 7.4%

Moles (Wiltshire) Black Rat Perry 7.5%

Gregs (Herefordshire) Pit Perry 6.0%

Moores (Gloucester) Perry 6.0%

CIDERS Ashover (Derbyshire) Poets Pipin 6.0% Barbourne (Worcester) Rum Cask 7.0% Continued overleaf...

Craft Cider means cider that’s pressed at our farm by a master cider brewer. 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 NEWTON COURT CIDER

tel. 07971 88613 Newton Court Cider

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CIDER AND PERRY Barbourne (Worcester) Crimson King 6.0% Golden Nugget 6.0% Sweet Kernal 5.5% Barkers (Worcester) Barkers Best Cyder (BBC) 6.0%

Green Valley (Devon) Vintage 8.3% Dry 6.0% Medium 6.0% Sweet 6.0%

Ben Crossman (Somerset) Medium Sweet 6.0%

Gwatkins (Hereford) Silly Ewe Medium cider 4.5% No Bull Dry Cider 4.5% Gamecock Sweet 4.5% Stoke Red 7.5%

Biddenden (Kent) Bushels 6.0% Strong 8.0%

Gwynt-Y-Ddraig (Wales) Celtic Warrior Sweet 5.5% Black Dragon 7.3%

Border Orchards Cider 6.5%

Handley (Worcestershire) Cider 5.5%

Boston Farm (Worcestershire) Knee Knocker 6.0%

Hairy Ferret Traditional 6.0%

Broadoak (Somerset) Bristol Port 6.0% Scrumpy 6.0% Moonshine 7.5% Kington Black 7.5%

Hecks (Somerset) Kingston Black 6.5% Port Wine 6.5%

Burnards Cider (Norfolk) Montys Double 4.6% Oaky Doky 5.5% Three sheets to wind 6.6% Celtic Marches (Worcester) Thurndering Molly 6.5% Chants Naish’s (Somerset) Singing Cider 7.5% Badger Spit 7.5% Chiblers (Gloucestershire) Rock Kernal & Dabinett 6.0% Clives (Worcestershire) Wobbley Wheel 6.0% Crossman (Somerset) Dry 6.0% Medium 6.0% Sweet 6.0% Dove Syke (Lancashire) Ribble Valley 6.2% Dunkertons (Hereford) Dry 7.0% Medium 7.0% Sweet 7.0% 28

Hurst View (Staffordshire) Cider 6.0% Jibber Jabber 5.5% Lilleys (Somerset) Merry Monkey 6.0% Lyme Bay (Devon) Jack Rat Scrumpy 6.0% Jack Rat Vintage 7.4% Marches (Hereford) Marcher Man 7.5% Big Colin 6.0% Kingston Black 4.0% Mays (Hereford) Cider 5.5%

Moorlands Farm (East Yorks) Medium Sweet 6.4% (Gloucestershire)

Mr Whiteheads (Hampshire) Heart of Hampshire 6.0% Boxing Dog 7.5% The Devil's Device 8.4%

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Olivers (Hereford) Kingston Black 7.0% Herefordshire Cider 6.7% Yarlington Mill 6.5% Once upon a tree (Hereford) Tumpy Ground 7.2% Orchard Pig (Somerset) Explorer 4.5% Parsons Choice Dry 6.0% Medium 6.0% Sweet 6.0%


Perry’s (Somerset) Vintage Sweet 6.0% Cider 6.0% Rich’s (Somerset) Legbender Dry 6.0% Legbender Medium 6.0% Roger Wilkins Medium 6.0%


Rosie’s (Denbeighshire) Black Bart 7.2% Triple D 7.2% Wicked wasp 7.2% Ross On Wye Dry 6.0% Medium 6.0%


Sandfords Orchard (Devon)

Devon Scrumpy 6.0% Sara’s (Hereford) Cider 6.0%

Mols (Wiltshire) Black Rat 6.0%

Mr Crindels Cider 6.0%

Newton Court (Hereford) Autumn Harvest 5.5%

Sheppy (Somerset) Dry 6.0% Medium 6.0% sweet 6.0% Skidbrook Cyder (Lincolnshire)

Farmhouse Medium 5.5% Twisted Cider (Dorset) Misty Cider 6.0%

CIDER AND PERRY Ty Gwyn ( Wales) Cider 6.0% W M Watkins Sunset 7.5%


West Croft (Somerset) Janets Jungle Juice 6.0% Westons (Hereford) Rosie’s Pig 4.8% Old Rosie’s 7.3% Family Reserve 5.0% Wilkins (Somerset) Dry 6.0% Medium 6.0% Sweet 6.0%

Flavoured Alcoholic Apple Juice


Juicy Fruits Strawberry Cup 4.0% Westons Cider Twist Rasbury 4.5% Snailbrook Tumbledown Summer fruits 4.0%

Winkleigh (Devon) Med/Dry Autumn Scrumpy 7.5% Med/swe Autumn Scrumpy 7.5% Sam’s Sweet 6.0% Sam’s Dry 6.0% Sam’s Medium 6.0%

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


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

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BEER FLAVOUR WHEEL You will see from the beer descriptions in this programme that a lot of different tastes can be detected in the many different brews available. But what sort of tastes can there be? In the 1970’s Dr Morton Meilgaard, a brewing chemist, developed a Beer flavour wheel to help present some of the multitude of beer tastes and defects. There have

been several variations on the original flavour wheel, such as the one shown here. Why don’t you give it a go? Try a beer without looking at the beers description and use the wheel to help you identify what you can taste. Then see how you did compared to the beers description.

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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. £6 million is needed each year to keep its three Air Ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK is leading pioneering, life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Every step towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. From their volunteers and supporters to scientists, doctors and nurses, they are all there to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers. Public generosity has enabled the charity to lead the world in discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments and get closer to cures. As a result they have helped double survival rates in just 40 years. Their vital work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people survive.

The Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921 bringing together four National Organisations of ex-Service men that had established themselves after the Great War of 1914-1918. The main purpose of the Legion was straightforward: to care for those who had suffered as a result of service in the Armed Forces in the Great War, whether through their own service or 32

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FESTIVAL CHARITIES through that of a husband, father or son. The suffering took many forms: the effect of a war wound on a man's ability to earn a living and support his family; or a war widow's struggle to give her children an education. But even those who had come through the war relatively unscathed struggled with employment. As a result of the war, Britain's economy plummeted and in 1921 there were 2 million unemployed. Over six million men had served in the war - 725,000 never returned. Of those who came back, 1.75 million had suffered some kind of disability and half of these were permanently disabled. To this figure then had to be added those who depended on those who had gone to war - the wives and children, widows and orphans as well as the parents who had lost sons in the war, on whom they were often financially dependent. The situation so moved Lance Bombadier Tom Lister, a Lancastrian, that he decided that if the Government was either unable or unwilling to do anything to improve the lives of ex-Service men, he would do something about it himself. This eventually led to the formation of The Royal British Legion. By the time of the Legion's formation in 1921, the tradition of an annual Two Minute Silence in memory of the dead had been established. The first ever Poppy Appeal was held that year with the first Poppy Day on 11 November 1921. The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity. They provide practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. They actively campaign to improve their lives and safeguard the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. Their mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.

Now offering a new concept menu featuring ‘Pieminister’ meat and vegetarian pies with a choice of mash. Food Service Times Monday & Sunday: No food served Tuesday to Saturday: 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm

10% OFF our real ales for CAMRA members (Membership cards must be shown)

Opening Times Mon - Sat 11am - 11pm Sun 11.30am - 10.30pm

Serving Times Mon - Sat 12 - 1opm Sun 12 - 9pm

Droitwich Road,Worcester, WR3 7JU Tel: 01905 451 311 34

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Rear Garden Drinking Area Function and Event Rooms Open Fires (November - March) Traditional Bar • Dog Friendly Snug Seating areas

77 Friar Street, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8EQ 01905 770754

GOODBYE GRAHAME In Memory of Grahame McGrath (1945-2013) Grahame McGrath organised the bands for the last six festivals as well as carried out the sound engineer role. Grahame loved music and he had been in some way involved in music for most of his adult life, first in a band then as an audio electronics designer / builder and a musician / songwriter. His passion led to him building his own music studio called Babydragon in his home in St Johns. You can see Grahame sat at his mixing desk in his studio in the photograph to the right. Grahame was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago but he wouldn’t let this stop him from being involved with the festival and he continued to attend meetings in between treatments as well as booking the bands. Sadly, after

getting a blood clot on his lung he died just before Christmas 2013 at the age of 68. Grahame’s perfectionism, professionalism and dedication lifted the quality of the entertainment at the festival to a new level. This year, I hope that we can do him proud. Rock on!

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

Great Value Lunches - £3.75 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 Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival Programme 2014 35

16th Annual Bewdley Beer Festival 21st – 24th August St. Georges Hall, Bewdley (in small car park off Load St)

Search: Bewdley Beer Festival

Other Local Festivals Some other festivals in the area to enjoy in the next few months: 16 – 17 August Summer Ale and Steam, Winchcombe 21-24 August Bewdley 29 - 30 August Harbury 4 – 6 September Bridgenorth 4 – 6 September Tamworth 11 – 13 September Hinkley and Bosworth 12 – 13 September Moreton-in-Marsh Festival 19 – 22 September Weighbridge, Alvechurch 10 – 12 October Talbot, Green Hop Festival 8 – 11 October Nottingham 29 October – 1 November Birmingham 7-9 November Three Kings, Hanley Castle 36

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Located in the heart of St. Johns, Worcester, Pasha is a most unique dining experience. Our menu has something for all tastes including many favourite Indian and Bengali dishes. We also oer a range of vegetarian dishes and healthy eating options available. We also oer a delivery and takeaway service

(01905) 426 327 To order or reserve a table telephone: 56 St.Johns,Worcester WR2 5AJ

Vegan Palm Oil Free Organic Against Animal Testing Unique formulations for all skin types including dry skin conditions, mature skin &sensitive complexions troubled by spots and acne.

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The Direct Debit Guarantee This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay by Direct Debits. If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit The Campaign for Real Ale Ltd will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request The Campaign for Real Ale Ltd to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by The Campaign for Real Ale Ltd or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society - If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when The Campaign For Real Ale Ltd asks you to You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society.Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.

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