Here is the Beer List for the 2016 festival. Watch this space for the 2017 list.
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[Version 6: 26th July 2016]
8 Sail Brewery
Heckington, Lincolnshire 
- John Barleycorn [5.5%] IPA 
Brewed to recreate the taste of an original English IPA, using English Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Anarchy Brew Co.
Stannington, Northumberland 
- Urban Assault [5.0%] Pale Ale 
Heavy notes of lemon, orange and passion fruit combine to give a huge fruit aroma, bold bitter bite and medium body for maximum drinkability.
- Mistaken Identity [6.0%] Wheat 
A Belgian wheat beer, full of banana and bubble-gum flavours, creamy texture and naturally hazy.
Bristol, Gloucestershire 
- Boomtown Brown [5.3%] Brown Ale 
Hoppy American brown ale, brewed with five “C” hops and a hefty addition of malted rye to deliver a slightly spicy note.
- 456 Black IPA [5.4%] Black IPA 
New beer. Black IPA. Caramel malts with lots of hops.
Aylesbury Brewhouse Co.
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 
- Broom Star [4.2%] Amber 
This copper beer is heavily hopped with the fragrant, punchy, citrus Comet hop, hence the name (translated from the ancient Chinese word for a comet).
- Three Mile Island [4.7%] Golden 
Brewed with Citra, Centennial, Chinook and Cascade hops for a hoppy American IPA.
Dishforth, North Yorkshire 
- Summer Breeze [4.5%] Speciality 
Seasonal Special. A pale ale infused with fresh limes and a touch of mint to produce punchy citrus notes.
Twyford, Berkshire 
- Craft Hop Series, Southern Cross [4.5%] Pale Ale 
Extra pale ale triple hopped with New Zealand Southern Cross hops for a spicy hop character with hints of lemon peel and pine.
- Ganymede [5.0%] Pale Ale 
Very pale ale hopped with Slovenian Dana and Aurora hops.
- Ginger Doodle Stout [5.0%] Speciality 
Dark stout infused with root ginger.
- Vanilla Stout [5.0%] Speciality 
Dark stout infused with vanilla and dark malts.
Blue Monkey Brewery
Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire 
- BG Tips [4.0%] Pale Ale 
20 kg of Brewers Gold hops go into every batch to create a pale and intensely hoppy beer, with enticing tropical fruit aromas and a thirst quenching bitterness.
- Guerrilla [4.9%] Stout 
A pitch black beer full of malty complexity, balanced by a robust bitter bite.
Bristol Beer Factory
Bristol, Gloucestershire 
- Milk Stout [4.5%] Stout 
Smooth chocolatey sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits.
- Twelve Apostles [5.0%] Pale Ale 
Brewed to showcase a trio of Australian hops: Galaxy giving citrus & passion fruit, Ella bringing anise & floral aromas and Enigma redcurrant and melon.
Castle Rock Brewery
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 
- Baptism of Fire [4.8%] Speciality 
Amber ale, infused with ginger for a fiery and warming finish. Part of the Commemoration Collection, brewed to honour the centenary of the Great War.
- Skylarks Reserve [4.5%] Wheat 
Seasonal Special. A German-style wheat beer with hints of white chocolate; naturally cloudy. Vegan friendly.
Loughborough, Leicestershire 
- Hello Sunshine [3.9%] Golden 
Monthly Special. A light golden ale with soft floral, vanilla notes and a tangerine, citrus kick from New Zealand hops.
Crescent Brewing Co.
Maidenhead, Berkshire 
- Maidenhead Gold [4.4%] Golden 
Festival Special. New trial brew. A well hopped golden ale, with citrus fruit flavours.
Crouch Vale Brewery
South Woodham Ferrers, Essex 
- Brewers Gold [4.0%] Pale Ale 
Refreshing and extravagantly hoppy, with aromas of tropical fruits. Brewed with extra-pale English barley malt and flavoured with Brewers Gold hops, sourced from small-scale growers in the Hallertau.
Dancing Duck Brewery
Derby, Derbyshire 
- Sapphire [4.2%] Pale Ale 
Nice fruity aroma with a lot of citrus flavours, orange, lemon and pink grapefruit with a spicy finish.
- 22 [4.3%] Best Bitter 
A wonderfully balanced best bitter with good malty flavour and dark fruit notes, these are offset by a strong hop and a very clean finish.
Dark Star Brewing Co.
Partridge Green, West Sussex 
- Hophead [3.8%] Golden 
An extremely clean-drinking ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured.
- Partridge [4.0%] Best Bitter 
Brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops.
- Seville [4.0%] Speciality 
Monthly Special. A fruit beer brewed using malted wheat and Maris Otter malt with El Dorado hops, before maturing with a hint of pure Spanish bitter oranges.
- Hylder Blond [4.2%] Speciality 
Seasonal Special. A delicate and lightly hopped beer with the fresh fruitiness of South Down’s elderflowers, which are added after the boil to preserve their delicate aroma.
Bowburn, Co. Durham 
- White Amarillo [4.1%] Pale Ale 
Pale bitter with Elderflower aroma from the Amarillo hops. A Pale malt base allows for generous amounts of Amarillo and Goldings hops to shine through. Crisp and clean finish.
- Exalted IPA [5.5%] IPA 
Golden double IPA with heaps of American hops giving it a big tropical fruit hop punch. 70 IBU’s means it’s bitter throughout but balanced with a sweet and complex mash. Dry hopped with Mosaic, so a big floral hop aroma.
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire 
- Black Dog [3.6%] Mild 
Traditional dark mild. Well balanced Crystal malt and Fuggles hops give a pleasant aroma and taste, with splendid roasted bitter flavours.
Finchampstead, Berkshire 
- Starship Fleet [4.2%] Pale Ale 
A traditional English pale ale, brewed with a rotating choice of hops.
- Level Up [5.0%] Red Ale 
American red ale brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops.
Fat Cat Brewery
Norwich, East Anglia 
- Marmalade [5.5%] Red Ale 
Combines English Pale malt, speciality Munich malt and traditional English hops for complexity and a smooth finish.
Flower Pots Brewery
Cheriton, Hampshire 
- Perridge Pale [3.6%] Pale Ale 
A light straw colour, brewed with Barley and Wheat malts. A very refreshing beer with a good smack of citrus hops.
- Elder Ale [3.8%] Speciality 
Brewed with freshly picked elderflowers from neighbouring fields. A dry beer, very light in colour, refreshing and fragrant.
- Goodens Gold [4.8%] Golden 
Lightly caramelised malts, combined with powerful but fruity North American hops, give good, balanced levels of bitterness and flavour.
- Gyle 1500 [5.0%] Red Ale 
Anniversary Special. Brewed with 15 hops. Powerful hop aroma, resin and herbal; slightly sweet to begin, then bitter; flavours of crisp malt, fruit and hop.
Cairndow, Argyle 
- Highlander [4.8%] Best Bitter 
A dark amber, bittersweet ale with an aroma of caramel and a hint of lemon. Taste of rich caramel malts with a touch of toffee and soft citrus flavours leading to a good bitter hoppy finish from the Mount Hood and Celeia hops.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire 
- Captain Gingerbread [4.3%] Speciality 
Seasonal Special. A naturally hazy wheat beer brewed with bags of wheat malt. Fresh root ginger is added at several stages of the brew to create a wonderful aroma and a refreshing, spicy flavour.
- Clear Cut [4.4%] Pale Ale 
Low colour malt for body and bags of American hops for big flavours of pine resin, lemon, and grapefruit.
Swansea, West Glamorgan 
- Black Diamond [4.2%] Porter 
A full bodied Welsh porter, smoky, chocolate and liquorice flavours, with subtle spicy bittering hops.
- Gower Rumour [5.0%] Red Ale 
A strong ruby ale, with rich complex malty tastes and spicy, fruity aromas, produced from a delicate mix of malts and hops.
Grafton Brewing Co.
Worksop, Nottinghamshire 
- Apricot Jungle [4.8%] Golden 
Made with the English Beata hops, this gives this beer it's unique apricot, honey and almond flavours, which then finishes with a pleasant bitterness on the palate.
Great Heck Brewing Co.
Great Heck, North Yorkshire 
- Mount Hood [4.5%] Golden 
Golden ale brewed with the spicy, floral US Mount Hood hop.
Great Newsome Brewery
Winestead, East Yorkshire 
- Golden Pair [3.7%] Pale Ale 
Seasonal Special. Subtle citrus hop aroma provided by new British varieties add an edge to this moderately bitter summer ale.
- Holderness Dark [4.3%] Mild 
A strong dark mild ale. Aroma of sweet toffee and grassy hops. Sweet chocolate malt and hazelnut on the mouth with a long satisfying finish.
Hadrian Border Brewery
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 
- Grainger Ale [4.6%] Pale Ale 
Brewed using a single Pale Ale malt and hopped with a selection of three varieties giving a well-balanced finish.
- Ouseburn Porter [5.2%] Porter 
Seasonal Special. A traditional, robust and satisfying porter.
Hart of Preston
Preston, Lancashire 
- Ice Maiden [4.2%] Golden 
A very light, fruity session beer, dry with floral hints.
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 
- California Gold [4.3%] Golden 
Well balanced single hop golden beer with subtle citrus and resin notes, with hints of biscuity malt.
- Nighthawk [5.0%] Stout 
An American style stout with dark roasted malt and a distinctive hop character.
Birling, Kent 
- Pale [4.0%] Pale Ale 
Full flavoured and aromatic.
- Black Gold [4.0%] Black IPA 
Dark, hoppy ale.
- Saison [4.9%] Saison 
Belgian farmhouse ale, with complex, spicy, earthy flavours from the unique Belgian yeast strain.
- Sacred Grounds [5.1%] Speciality 
Café mocha stout brewed with a blend of fresh roast coffee and a shot of chocolate.
The Little Beer Corporation
Guildford, Surrey 
- Little Kahuna (Kaffir) [4.2%] APA 
American pale ale, an easy drinking beer with grapefruit aromas and conditioned on Kaffir lime leaves.
- Running of the Bulls [4.5%] Wheat 
A Blood Orange wheat beer that is zesty and light.
- Little Vienna [5.0%] Lager 
A biscuit-coloured Vienna lager, that has all the depth of an ale, but breaks the Vienna style rulebook by using Nelson Sauvin hops.
Little Valley Brewery
Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire 
- Tod’s Blonde [5.0%] Golden 
A bright yellow blonde ale with a pleasant malty taste and a smooth bitter finish. The ideal alternative to lager.
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 
- Flyer [4.1%] Golden 
Golden, fruity ale with solid English hop character from the British Flyer, Jester and Pioneer hops.
Manchester, Greater Manchester 
- Built to Fall [5.6%] APA 
American pale ale, ripe white flesh nectarines, floral-tropical notes and a hint of tangelo, resinous pine sap and ripe Seville oranges lead to a thirst quenching and super zesty grapefruit finish.
Taplow, Buckinghamshire 
- Royal Standard Pale [3.8%] Pale Ale 
Easy drinking pale ale.
- Selina Saison [5.4%] Saison 
Summer seasonal farmhouse ale, with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops, providing a refreshing fruity twist.
Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire 
- Norwegian Blue [4.0%] Pale Ale 
Deep golden modern pale ale, with grapefruit and orange citrus notes. A lemon, malty and floral palate provide a fabulous balance and long bitter sweet finish.
- Summer Gold [4.5%] Golden 
A bright, light and refreshing beer with a sweet herbal flavour and crisp lime citrus and spice notes.
Pontypridd, Glamorgan 
- Otley 01 Original [4.0%] Pale Ale 
Pale golden ale, with fresh hop presence and a balanced malty body.
Sarratt, Hertfordshire 
- Sarratt Watercress Ale [3.5%] Speciality 
A peppery amber coloured bitter, made with local watercress.
- Low Hanging Fruit [3.7%] Pale Ale 
A hoppy pale bitter.
- Summer Hazy Pale [3.6%] Pale Ale 
Summer Special. Made with Extra-Pale malt to give a distinctive light appearance. Triple fermented. Late hopped using Australian hops and dry-hopped using Summit and Mosaic hops.
Hightown, West Yorkshire 
- Blond [3.9%] Blonde 
A crisp aromatic session beer brewed using layered malts and finished with Gem and Challenger hops.
- Tabatha [6.0%] Golden 
A very pale Belgian style triple beer with a strong, fruity, hoppy character and a subtle hint of coriander.
East Markham, Nottinghamshire 
- Best Bitter [3.8%] Bitter 
A copper coloured beer with medium bitterness and low to medium sweetness, with a light and spicy aroma.
- American IPA [4.3%] IPA 
Monthly Special. Powerful American hops give this pale ale floral and citrus notes.
Purple Moose Brewery
Porthmadog, Gwynedd 
- Whakari [4.3%] Pale Ale 
Monthly Special. A deep golden best bitter, brewed exclusively with New Zealand hops to give a distinctive citrus hop aroma and finish.
- Dark Side of the Moose [4.6%] Dark Ale 
A delicious dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.
Broadstairs, Kent 
- Summer’s Day [4.3%] Amber 
Brewed with Munich malt for a full body, a little aromatic malt, and a combination of spicy Kent, and fruity west coast hops.
Raw Brewing Co.
Staveley, Derbyshire 
- Solidernosc [6.0%] IPA 
Polish IPA (Solidarność is Polish for the Solidarity trade union). New beer, brewed with the earthy and herbal Polish Marynka hop, giving lemony, blackcurrant aromas.
Rebellion Beer Co.
Marlow, Buckinghamshire 
- Mild [3.5%] Mild 
Not often seen in public. Easy drinking dark beer, with plenty of chocolate malts.
- Evolution [4.2%] Bitter 
Monthly Special. Double roasted crystal malt gives rich colour and subtle notes of stewed fruit and caramel. A liberal dose of Azacca hops imparts plenty of pine, grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas.
- Blonde [4.3%] Blonde 
Summer Special. A light golden blend of Maris Otter Pale and Extra Pale Ale malts, with a citrusy character from the First Gold hops.
- Mutiny [4.5%] Best Bitter 
A full bodied, ruby ale with a rich, complex malt character and well balanced hop bitterness and flavour.
Redemption Brewing Co.
Tottenham, London 
- Rock the Kazbek [4.0%] Blonde 
Single hopped with Czech Kazbek hop for refreshing zesty lemon, lime and grapefruit flavours with delicate lemon aroma.
- Fellowship Porter [5.1%] Porter 
London porter with chocolate, coffee, liquorice and dry roasted malt flavours complimented with hints of dark fruit.
- Big Chief [5.5%] IPA 
Big hoppy IPA style beer, packed full of Kiwi hops with hints of honey and nectar, and plenty of tropical citrus and floral notes.
Red Squirrel Brewing Co.
Potten End, Hertfordshire 
- Super Session Pale Ale [3.8%] Pale Ale 
One of the experimental Seasonales range. Flavours are a big juicy hit of lemon and lime zest, underlined with hints of pine.
- Mr Squirrel [4.0%] Bitter 
A traditional copper bitter with a pleasant flavour spectrum of plum, toffee and mixed dried fruit.
- Mad Squirrels IPA [5.2%] IPA 
Deep amber in colour and made exclusively with European hops, which create aromas of maple syrup, marmalade and grapes. The flavour is a marriage of hedgerow fruits and marmalade.
Feltham, London 
- Opening Gambit [3.8%] Bitter 
A hoppy nose is followed by a smooth, malty, big mouthfeel which plays very nicely alongside the hop aromatics.
- Talwar [4.5%] Lager 
New beer. Larger style but brewed with ale yeast and secret ingredients.
- Incredible Pale Ale [5.0%] Pale Ale 
Hoppy, zesty pale ale.
Hadnall, Shropshire 
- Lemon Dream [4.5%] Speciality 
A golden ale that is brewed using organic lemons, which add beautifully subtle zesty aromas and a citrus filled fruity finish.
Shipley, West Yorkshire 
- Raspberry Blond [4.0%] Speciality 
Refreshing blonde ale, delicately infused with the flavour of raspberries.
Windsor, Berkshire 
- Saison [5.0%] Saison 
Festival Special, not usually available in cask. Yeast spices and fresh lemongrass dominate the aroma whilst the traditional amber colour and slight sweetness coming from the Crystal malt is balanced by the rounded hop bitterness.
- Dubbel [7.0%] Speciality 
Festival Special, not usually available in cask. French style farmhouse ale, this beer is brewed using five specialty malts and just enough hops for balance. Burnt caramel and dark fruits on the nose give way to a rich and slightly dry malt finish.
Seven Bro7hers Brewery
Manchester, Greater Manchester 
- Session [3.8%] Pale Ale 
Massive citrus aromas and tropical fruit flavours.
Stafford, Staffordshire 
- Queen Bee [4.2%] Speciality 
A golden beer that is brewed using local Staffordshire honey. The sweet taste is balanced by an abundance of hops to give a spicy hoppy aroma.
Sonnet 43 Brew House
Coxhoe, Co. Durham 
- Bourbon Milk Stout [4.3%] Stout 
Oats and a multitude of malts give this dark beer a rich, full-bodied, chocolatey bitterness. Aged in oak, bourbon liquor and coca nibs give smoky sweetness.
Thames Side Brewery
Staines upon Thames, Surrey 
- Heron Bitter [3.7%] Bitter 
Easy drinking ale.
- Egyptian Goose IPA [4.8%] IPA 
A traditional English IPA, with Fuggle, East Kent Goldings and Cascade hops.
Bakewell, Derbyshire 
- Lord Marples [4.0%] Bitter 
Surprisingly smooth with light toffee and caramel characters, a mixture of floral and spicy hop notes and a pleasing bitter finish.
- Jaipur [5.9%] IPA 
A citrus dominated IPA, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness, accentuated by honey, with an enduring, bitter finish.
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester 
- Munchner [4.3%] Bitter 
Mixing malty caramel sweetness with distinctive German hops; a traditional beer is given a new lease of life with the spicy flavours of the Belgian yeast.
- Stout [5.2%] Stout 
This is all about the smoky, roasty flavours, balanced by a touch of treacle and a good dose of spice, thanks to the Belgian yeast.
Newport, Gwent 
- One Inch Punch [3.9%] Tiny IPA 
Packed full of American hops to smack you in the face with flavour, Mosaic provides a big whack of tropical notes to make this tasty.
- Dirty Stop Out [5.0%] Stout 
9 malts give this a rich, complex body, with smoked oats for something different. To balance all that it’s packed with Slovenian hops, to provide an equalising bitterness and another layer of depth.
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire 
- Chocolate & Vanilla Stout [4.5%] Speciality 
Brewed using Roast Barley and Maris Otter Pale malt, which give a rich body; and a generous amount of English North Down hops, to create a bitter edge. The sweetness comes from the addition of chocolate and Madagascan vanilla.
Twickenham Fine Ales
Twickenham, London 
- Mosaic Pale [3.2%] Pale Ale 
Monthly Special. A light session American Pale Ale, heavily hopped with Mosaic hops providing strong tropical fruit and citrus aromas. A late dry hopping with Amarillo adds a burst of flavour.
- Sundancer [3.7%] Golden 
Amber malt provides a pleasant biscuity edge to this ale, with a blend of English and American hops adding a wonderfully floral and citrus-like, long dry finish.
- Naked Ladies [4.4%] Golden 
Hoppy beer using Pilgrim, Celeia and Chinook hops for full-flavoured satisfaction.
Windsor, Berkshire 
- White Riot [5.3%] Wheat IPA 
Festival Special, not usually available in cask. With New World hops and a handful of orange zest, it's not a pure IPA and it’s not a pure wheat beer. Go figure.
- Treason [5.8%] IPA 
Festival Special, not usually available in cask. A West Coast IPA, bronze in colour and with a big hop aroma that gives way to a lingering spicy bitterness.
- Caramel Macchiato [6.4%] Speciality 
Festival Special, not usually available in cask. A very powerful stout, full of coffee and caramel. Collaboration brew with Wild Weather.
Brill, Buckinghamshire 
- High Flyer [4.0%] Red Ale 
Monthly Special. A hoppy American ale full of El Dorado, Mosaic and Citra hops.
- Black Beauty Porter [4.4%] Porter 
A wholesome, full bodied porter, with intense roasted flavours giving way to a wonderful hop flavoured finish.
- Gravitas [4.8%] Pale Ale 
A strong pale ale packed with hop and citrus flavours, rounded off by a dry, biscuit finish, with a pronounced hop aroma throughout.
Weird Beard Brew Co.
Hanwell, London 
- Little Things That Kill [3.9%] Pale Ale 
Part of a series where the grain bill is the same but the hops differ in each batch to make a hoppy session beer. Always low ABV but still full-bodied because of additions of lactose and oats.
- Mariana Trench [5.3%] Pale Ale 
A Transpacific Pale Ale with New Zealand Pacific Gem and American Citra hops that give tropical fruit nose. Mango, peach and passion-fruit flavours carry into the taste and are balanced with light malt sweetness.
- Attack of the Ryeclops [5.5%] Rye Pale Ale 
A true rye beer with bold spice character and chewy body. Peppery Columbus, fruity Equinox and herbal Chinook make up the spicy bouquet; ginger and pine notes linger reinforcing flavours from the malt backbone.
Welbeck Abbey Brewery
Worksop, Nottinghamshire 
- Red Feather [3.9%] Amber 
An English ale that blends a bitterness with the caramel notes from the Crystal malts to create a moreish, malty amber beer.
- Portland Black [4.5%] Black Beer 
A rich, smooth black beer with all the flavour of a porter but without the weight. Dark malts create a very smooth drink with smoke, liquorice and burnt toffee flavours, topped off with a distinct vanilla nose.
Windsor & Eton
Windsor, Berkshire 
- Parklife [3.2%] Bitter 
New World hops, including whole leaf Ella, give a full, clean flavour, beautiful colour and a wonderful aroma.
- Pepper Tree [4.0%] Saison 
Brewed in the classic style of a French farmhouse beer, with a classic banana and yeasty aroma., the flavour is sharp and slightly sour with distinct lemon notes and a peppery finish and Belgian beer “funkiness”.
- FireFly [4.0%] Pale Ale 
New beer. Super pale ale with a hoppy aroma.
- 90 Glorious Years [4.0%] Pale Ale 
Celebration Special. Brewed with traditional Maris Otter barley, grown on the Royal Farms in Windsor, and with Olicana, a new English hop variety grown at Townend Farm in Herefordshire.
- Guardsman [4.2%] Best Bitter 
Brewed with Maris Otter malt and traditional whole leaf hops, including Fuggles and Goldings. The result is a lovely copper coloured ale with a tangy taste and a distinctive hop aroma.
- Eton Boatman [4.3%] Golden 
Seasonal Special. Made with a combination of American Citra hops producing citrus flavours and Australian Galaxy hops giving hints of exotic fruit.
- Magna Carta [7.2%] Barley Wine 
Festival Special. Pale, Crystal and Black malts, along with dark caramelised sugar; two English hops, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles; and fresh herbs Yarrow and Green Ivy, all add depth and complexity.
- Conqueror 1075 [7.4%] Black IPA 
Festival Special. Brewed from a unique blend of five speciality malts, along with Cascade and Pacific Jade whole leaf hops.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 
- Gold Tankard [4.0%] Golden 
Made with all gold ingredients, Golden Promise pale malt, golden naked oats, First Gold hops, with a Willamette hop finish. Fresh, clean flavour with a hint of grapefruit citrus.
York, North Yorkshire 
- Thai Hard [4.3%] Speciality 
Monthly Special. Pilsner malt and New Zealand Dr Rudi hops give a light malty, lemongrass and pine notes alongside a citrus bitterness. A Thai flavour trio of root ginger, lemongrass and lime are infused into the brew.