Beers

Thanks to an overwhelming response from our sponsors we are again able to present over 100 real ales.

The list of beers for the 2016 event is starting to grow and more will be added  in the coming days as they are confirmed…watch this space!!

1872 Porter
  • Elland Brewery, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Dark Porter
  • ABV: 6.5%

Supreme Champion Beer, Great British Beer Festival 2013
Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2015

Rich, complex and dark Porter from an original 1872 recipe, with an old port nose, and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate.

1924
  • Mobberley Brewhouse, Cheshire
  • Type: Amber bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%

Light copper coloured ale, with a rich hoppy aroma, full body, fruit and malt notes develop in the finish. Brewed with three different malts and four different varieties of hops.

24 Carat Gold
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: Fruity
  • ABV: 4.2%

Slightly sweet and quite fruity with grassy hop and yeast notes.Generously hopped with a bitterness that builds steadily towards a lingering finish with spicy orangey notes. Contains wheat, malted barley, oats.

4MAN AT’S
  • 4T's Brewery, Warrington
  • Type: Hopped IPA
  • ABV: 4.8%

Collaboration between Manning brothers Congleton and 4T’s Warrington producing a great tasting NewZealand IPA full of hops for a refreshing mounthful.

A55
  • The Old Market Brewery, Caernarfon, N Wales
  • Type: IPA
  • ABV: 4.2%

A favourite the world over, locally known as the Doctors Prescription for its rumoured therapeutic properties!!! This pale IPA gives you the ability to forget the stresses of wife oops life!!!

Amarillo Gold
  • Saltaire, Shipley, W Yorkshire
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

A straw coloured bright wheat beer with a light biscuit base, a distinct orange bouquet and intense citrus flavour.

American 5 Hop Version
  • Blue Bee Brewery, Sheffield
  • Type: American Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.3%

Pale and hoppy combining Simcoe, Columbus, Sorachi Ace, Equinox and Chinook hops with bitter finish

American Woman (Summit)
  • 4 T's Brewery, Warrington
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.4%

American Woman (Summit) – Golden Indian Pale Ale, slender bittering with herbal, citrus and tangerine aromas to finish this outgoing woman!

Barnsley Bitter
  • Acorn, Barnsley
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Brewed using the finest quality Maris Otter malt and English hops. Chestnut in colour, having a well rounded, rich flavour, it retains a lasting bitter finish.
Silver Champion, Bitter, Great British Beer Festival of Britain 2015, 2012

Bête Noire
  • Connoisseur Ales
  • Type: Dry Stout
  • ABV: 5.0%

A dry stout with smokey coffee flavours and a slightly spiced nose from plenty of Columbus hops.

Bier Head
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.2%

Bitter spice with floral notes and a pale malt undertone.Taste: Sharp, hoppy foretaste with complex spice and crisp malt tones, building to a rich, mellow aftertaste.Contains barley, wheat and oats.

Bishops Farewell
  • Oakham Ales, Peterborough
  • Type: Golden Beer
  • ABV: 4.6%

International Beer Challenge Bronze Award 2013

Combining Challenger and Cascade Hops to make a delicious golden beer which will see off any Bishop

Black Pearl
  • Wily Fox Brewery, Wigan
  • Type: Jet Black, Velvety, Smooth, Enigmatic Black IPA
  • ABV: 4.9%

This enigmatic Black IPA is conceived from a fusion of roasted malts, headed by Carafa Special, to deliver a distinctively rich, velvety smooth beer with intense coffee and chocolate flavours, whilst the espresso bouquet gives way to the prominent bitterness and hop aroma of a symphony of American & Slovenian hops.

Blind Tiger
  • Springhead, Retford, Notts
  • Type: Pale golden beer
  • ABV: 4.5%

A refreshing, aromatic pale golden beer, with whole oranges added to the brew to give a delicious citrussy flavour, followed by a satisfying dry finish.

Blonde
  • The Old Market Brewery, Caernarfon, N Wales
  • Type: Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 5.2%%

A funky modern twist, a new direction on a real blonde ale for the millennial generation

Blonde Beauty
  • Dark Horse, Skipton
  • Type: Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 3.9%

A soft and refreshing session blonde ale brewed with traditional English Bramling Cross hops.

Blonde Moment
  • George Wright Brewery, Rainford
  • Type: Light
  • ABV: 4.0%

Very light in colour with a herbal nose and a sweet aftertaste

Blonde Star
  • Anarchy Brewery, Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Type: Golden / Blonde
  • ABV: 4.1%

Crisp and fresh, Blonde Star is light in body but certainly not in flavour. Brim-full of lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit and pale malt. Refreshing and satisfying.

Blonde Vixen
  • Wily Fox Brewery, Wigan
  • Type: A Sassy, Hand Crafted blonde Ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

This hand-crafted Blonde session ale, is light, refreshing and straw coloured. Brewed with the finest Maris Otter malt and hopped with American Cascade & Chinook hops to give a spicy, citrus character with grapefruit overtones.

Bloody Mild
  • Connoisseur Ales
  • Type: Dark Mild
  • ABV: 3.7%

A well balanced, traditional dark mild with aromatic Soverign and East Kent Goldings hops.

Blue Moon
  • George Wright Brewery, Rainford
  • Type: Strong ale, light amber
  • ABV: 4.9%

Strong Amber coloured ale with a strong malty taste.

Bluebird XB
  • Coniston Brewery, Cumbria
  • Type: Smooth golden ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

A smooth golden ale with floral hints, light malt tones and a hoppy freshness. A strong Rainhill favourite
Winner of many Festivals

Boltmaker
  • Timothy Taylor's - Keighley, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%
Champion Bitter AND Supreme Champion Beer of Great Britain 2014.

A well-balanced, copper coloured, genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma.

Bombers Blonde
  • Martland Mill, Wigan
  • Type: Pale blonde ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

A pale blonde ale with an intense hoppy aroma and a crisp refreshing citrus taste, leading to a slightly dry finish.

Boom Juice
  • Mobberley Brewhouse, Cheshire
  • Type: Bitter, Tropical Pale
  • ABV: 3.6%

A deliciously fruity pale packed with Juicy Rakau and Waimea and dry hopped with Cascade. 

Brother Rabbit
  • Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell
  • Type: A crisp golden ale
  • ABV: 4.0%

A crisp golden ale. Lemon zest in colour with a clean, hoppy aroma. A resinous finish and some bitterness.

Butcombe Gold
  • Butcombe, Wrington,Somerset
  • Type: Golden bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%

A refreshing golden bitter brimming with character…not to mention citrus hops and fruit. Made with 100% Maris Otter malt, and English Fuggles. A malty fresh vitality gives way to a full bitter sweet finish…pure Gold!

Castle Gold
  • Tintagel, Cornwall
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%

A golden, light and hoppy beer with a slightly fruity taste
Silver medal Bitter of Great Britain 2012

Cheeky Pheasant
  • George Wright Brewery, Rainford
  • Type: Light amber
  • ABV: 4.7%

Light Amber Ale with a distinctive fruity / malty taste and a sweet finish

Chocolate Orange Delight
  • Downton Brewery, Downton, Wiltshire
  • Type: Chocolate flavoured
  • ABV: 5.8%

Winner: Salisbury Winterfest 2010

Distinctive chocolate and orange flavour notes work excellently against a rich, hoppy background to produce this notable Stout

Chocolate Vanilla Moose
  • Purple Moose Brewery, Porthmadog, North Wales
  • Type: Stout
  • ABV: 4.5%

A rich stout with lingering chocolate and vanilla flavours and subtle bitterness.

Chonkin Fettle
  • Martland Mill, Wigan
  • Type: A golden yellow ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

A golden yellow ale with citrus hop aroma, floral notes and a pine finish.

Citra
  • Blackedge, Horwich
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.2%

A light coloured refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish

Cocker
  • Revolutions, Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.9%%

Pale brown/golden English hopped ale – fruity with moderate levels of bitterness

Colchester No 1
  • Colchester Brewery, Essex
  • Type: Classic english best bitter, copper in colour
  • ABV: 4.1%

Bronze Medal, Best Bitter category, Great British Beer Festival 2016

A classic english best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and the definitive aroma of East Kent Goldings. Still the same recipe as our first ever brew.

Crafty Fox
  • Wily Fox Brewery, Wigan
  • Type: Traditionally Crafted Lancashire Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%

An amber-coloured, traditionally crafted Lancashire Ale, brewed with Maris Otter & Crystal Malts, triple-hopped with classic English varieties Northdown, Fuggles & East Kent Goldings to create a quaffable, full bodied bitter ale with a spicy, earthy aroma

Damson Porter
  • Burton Bridge Brewery, Burton, Staffs
  • Type: Very dark brown porter
  • ABV: 4.5%

A unique Britsh porter using Target and Challenger hops

Dark Mild
  • Bank Top
  • Type: Mild
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Champion Mild of Great Britain 2014

A full bodied dark mild with malt and roast aroma, rich mouthfeel and a complex taste including roast malt and liquorice

Darwin’s Origin
  • Salopian Brewery, Shrewsbury
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.3%%

Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain 2014,  Silver Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain 2016

Brewed to celebrate Shrewsbury’s famous son, Charles Darwin it is an eclectic mix of hops from across the world but this blend produces a golden beer that offers something to everyone. Crisp, tart, fruity and refreshing but also with a juicy malt background

Dazzle
  • Rock the Boat Brewery, Crosby
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.6%%

Who needs New Zealand hops? This pale golden all UK brew is bursting with hop character, smooth in the mouth with a very long bitter finish.
Named after the WW1 Dazzle Warships, a donation to an Armed Forces Charity is made for each barrel sold

Deception
  • Abbeydale Sheffield
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.1%

SIBA Regional Gold 2012

A pale beer, made with fabulous Nelson Sauvin hops. Aromas of elderflower and grapes. Strong citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Long lasting bitter finish.

 

Ell & Back
  • Elland Brewery, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Pale Premim Bitter
  • ABV: 4.6%

Pale premium bitter with grapefruit and citrus aroma and a dry fruity taste.

Elsie Mo
  • Castle Rock. Nottingham
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.7%%

A blend of hops – Challenger predominating – tempts you with its aroma and leaves a pleasantly crisp aftertaste in this golden beer

Elysium
  • Mobberley, Cheshire
  • Type: IPA Bitter
  • ABV: 4.7%%

Easy drinking IPA with a grapefruit flavour.

Empire Ale
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Type: Dark Ruby
  • ABV: 5.3%

Malty with notes of biscuity sweetness. A traditional dark ruby brew with toffee and bready malt flavours andwell balanced bitterness utilising the English hops Fuggles and Goldings. Contains barley, wheat and oats.

Excelsior
  • Ossett West Yorkshire
  • Type: Strong Bitter
  • ABV: 5.2%

SIBA National Champion Beer 2003

A mellow pale ale yet full flavour that develops into a fruity dryness on the palate. A fresh hoppy aroma with citrus and floral characteristics.

Fellowship
  • Redemption Brewing Co, Tottenham, London
  • Type: London Porter
  • ABV: 5.1%

Our dark brown coloured London Porter with chocolate, coffee, liquorice and dry roasted malt flavours complimented with hints of dark fruit. Generous late hopping adds some zest and the initial sweetness fades into a restrained bitter finish.

Deceptively drinkable and a SIBA Gold medal winner.

Gadds’ No 3 Premium Ale
  • Gadds' The Ramsgate Brewery, Kent
  • Type: Sparkling bright Pale Ale
  • ABV: 5.0%

This Kentish Pale Ale is brewed simply with pale malt and Goldings Hops grown on Humphreys Farm just down the road from the Brewery

GB
  • Nethergate Pentlow, Essex
  • Type: Amber bitter
  • ABV: 3.9%

Delicately smooth and well balanced; an amber coloured bitter, fruity and light on the palate, with a hint of earthy spice and a delicious hoppy finish.

Genius
  • The Old Market Brewery, Caernarfon, N Wales
  • Type: Dark Porter
  • ABV: 5.2%%

A traditional stout, created from using soft Welsh water, with a hoppy aromatic New Zealand hop.

German Pale Ale
  • Downton Wiltshire
  • Type: Lager type ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

This golden bitter has a rich hoppy aroma, subtle fruit flavours and well crafted, clean bitter finish imparted by four varieties of German hops

Gold Digger
  • Bank Top Brewery, Bolton
  • Type: Golden / Blonde
  • ABV: 4.0%

Golden coloured with a citrus aroma. Grapefruit and a touch of spiciness on the palate lady to a fresh hoppy citrus finish

Gorlovka Stout
  • Acorn Brewery, Barnsley
  • Type: Full bodied stout
  • ABV: 6.0%

A deep malt and hoppy aroma with liquorice throughout.  Roast malt, fruit and hops also carry through this full bodied stout

Green Goldings
  • Durham Brewery, Bowburn, Co. Durham
  • Type: Authentic IPA without the alcoholic strength.
  • ABV: 4.5%

A sharp, spicey bitterness with a hint of orange peel comes from generous quantities of goldings throughout the boil. A massive English aroma is the result of fresh-from-the-harvest green goldings.

There is nothing like the aroma of a Goldings Green Hopped beer. This the flavour and aroma of an authentic IPA without the alcoholic strength.

Haka
  • Butcombe, Wrington, Bristol
  • Type: A Light Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.5%

A light gold bitter, packed full of fruity New-Zealand hops, including Nelson Sauvin. Wonderful aromas of tropical fruits make it full-flavoured and invigorating yet well-balanced and subtle. A dangerously drinkable, unique light golden ale.

Harbour
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

A hoppy pale ale made using admiral hops.

Harvest Pale
  • Castle Rock, Nottingham
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Champion Beer of Britain 2007 and 2010

Brewed with a gently-kilned malt, and an aromatic blend of American hops added during the brewing process gives this pale beer exceptional poise.

Hebden’s Wheat Beer
  • Little Valley Brewery, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Fresh, Fruity and Naturally Hazy
  • ABV: 4.5%

A Belgian style, naturally hazy Wheat Beer. Fruity and refreshing. Light in colour with hints of coriander and lemon

Helter Skelter
  • Oakham Ales, Peterborough
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 5.0%

Strong golden ale. Intense hop aroma and character. A special ale which is rarely brewed

Hetton Pale
  • Dark Horse, Skipton, N Yorkshire
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

A creamy and silky smooth golden pale ale. Clean malt aftertaste with a fruity hop character and mild bitterness.

Hop Monster
  • Coastal, Redruth, Cornwall
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 3.7%%

A thirst quenching session golden bitter with excellent flavours. A strikingly hoppy beer with a finish of citrus fruit on the palate.

Hop Schism
  • Sandiway Ales, Blakemere Village, Cheshire
  • Type: Artisan Hop-Infused Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.1%

A Golden Ale with a Hint of Orange Peel.Delicious and quite refreshing. A fruity, delectable real ale that’s perfect on a warm and relaxing sunny day

Hop Secret
  • Sandiway Ales, Blakemere Village, Cheshire
  • Type: Dark Porter
  • ABV: 4.5%

A Dark Porter with Coffee Notes Rich, dark and delicious. A proper full bodied dark ale with a bold flavour.

Hop Smash
  • Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: American style IPA
  • ABV: 7.4%

Collaboration with Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Michigan. Big American style IPA with hops and more hops! Hops even went into the mash!

Fresh Grapefruit juice and zest added at the end of fermentation for a lovely citrus bite that builds to a dry fruity finish.

Due to the rarity and strength of this beer it is served in 1/3 pint measures

Hop Vine Bitter
  • Burscough Brewery
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

A golden session ale with a light body and moderate bitterness. The initial sweet, hoppy finish gives way to a fragrant citrus aroma with hints of pine and lemon.

Hophead
  • Dark Star, Partridge Green, West Sussex
  • Type: Pale golden ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

Silver Champion Beer of Britain 2012/13

An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.

Infinity IPA
  • Coniston, Cumbria
  • Type: IPA
  • ABV: 6.0%%

Pale Maris Otter malts combine with healthy quantities of Mount Hood, Challenger, Golding and Amarillo hops to make for an infinitely hoppy Imperial Pale Ale

IPA
  • Hawkshead Brewery, Cumbria
  • Type: Modern amber IPA
  • ABV: 7.0%

Gold SIBA NW 2015, Premium Strong Beers

Traditionally brewed strong and well-hopped to survive the voyage to India. This IPA takes well-hopped to a new level by using some of the finest, most flavoursome New World hops now available.

Due to the rarity and strength of this beer it is served in 1/3 pint measures

Jack Spitty’s Smuggler’s Ale
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

You don’t have to be a smuggler to enjoy this hoppy, golden ale

Jaipur IPA
  • Thornbridge Brewery, Blakewell,Derbyshire
  • Type: India Pale Ale,
  • ABV: 5.9%

Bronze medal, Strong Bitters, SIBA Midlands 2012

A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

JHB
  • Oakham, Peterborough
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Supreme Champion Beer of Great Britain 2001

Imagine you are Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”, take a pint of JHB, pour it on Kelly’s taut body and lick it off. Better still kick her out of bed and enjoy your beer in peace!!

 

Kipling
  • Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell
  • Type: Golden Blonde beer
  • ABV: 5.2%

Golden blonde beer with an exquisite passionfruit, gooseberry and mango aroma. An initial sweetness and full body are balanced by a lasting grapefruit-like bitter finish.

Knowsley Blonde
  • Melwood Beer, Knowsley
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%

Crisp, refreshing pale using only Atlas hops – a hybrid of Brewers Gold and a Slovenian Wild Hop. This beer has a fresh hoppy aroma with a pleasant bitter taste.

Lakeland Gold
  • Hawkshead, Staveley, Cumbria
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

CAMRA Champion Best Bitter of Cumbria 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009

Golden Ale. Hoppy and uncompromisingly bitter with complex fruit flavours from the blending of a modern English hop, First Gold, with the American hop, Cascade.

Langdale
  • cumbrianlegendaryales, Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Type: golden best bitter using crystal, Maris Otter and lager malts
  • ABV: 4.0%

Silver Champion, Golden Ale of Britain 2012

A refreshing golden beer with the flavour of English fruit and marmalade and a long bitter finish.

Limestone Cowboy
  • Cwrw Ial, Mold, Denbighshire
  • Type: Deep copper ale
  • ABV: 4.5%

A robust dark copper ale, using roasted malts, big tasting American hops and West Coast yeast, for a hop forward style ale.

Loweswater Gold
  • cumbrianlegendaryales, Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Type: Golden ale
  • ABV: 4.3%

Champion, Golden Ale of Britain 2011

A golden ale producing a tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Mild bitterness combines beautifully with juicy malt.

Mandarin Claw of Death
  • Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Pale Beer
  • ABV: 4.1%

Deliciously fruity pale beer. The tangerine, fruity, sweet flavours of the new German Mandarina Bavaria hops balanced nicely by the floral citrus notes of the Amarillo.

Moose Juice Abuse
  • Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Pale Beer
  • ABV: 3.8%

Pale beer made with a mix of Summit, Columbus and New Zealand Southern Cross hops, giving depth with an underlying earthiness which complements the citrus. Finished dry with a lingering bitterness which mellows encouraging another sip.

Mutiny IPA
  • Wily Fox Brewery, Wigan
  • Type: India Pale Ale
  • ABV: 5.0%

A pale coloured IPA, brewed with only the very best Maris Otter and Amber malts, and characterised by a riot of American and English Hops to tantalise the taste buds and leading to a pronounced and lingering dry finish. One for the aficionado

Navvy Bitter
  • Phoenix Brewery, Heywood
  • Type: Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

A well balanced, full bodied golden bitter with plenty of muscle

NZPA (New Zealand Pale Ale)
  • Hawkshead Brewery, Cumbria
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 6.0%

CAMRA Cumbria Beer of the Year 2014, Gold medal, Strong Bitters

Brewed with several varieties of New Zealand hops and created by a Kiwi, Head Brewer Matt Clarke. Passionfruit, mango and apricot aromas and a citrus bitterness are balanced by the sweetness of English Maris Otter barley to produce an extraordinary beer which showcases the unique hops of New Zealand.

Outlawed
  • Springhead, Retford, Notts
  • Type: Blonde Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

A distinctly citrusy lemon flavour blonde beer balanced with floral overtones. Outlawed is beautifully light, clean, crisp and thoroughly quaffable. Dangerously drinkable, the perfect session beer!

Pipe Dream
  • George Wright Brewery, Rainford
  • Type: Bitter, straw
  • ABV: 4.3%

Best bitter, straw coloured, citrus nose with a taste of grapefruit and a dry after taste

Porkies
  • Melwood Beer, Knowsley
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%

A pale, hoppy beer brewed with lots of late summit hops giving it a full flavour with great mouthfeel and long hoppy aftertaste.

Pot Hole Porter
  • Cwrw Lal, Mold, Denbighshire
  • Type: Black IPA
  • ABV: 5.1%%

Porter in its true classic style, black and roasted, bursting with British Golding Hops

Potion No. 9
  • Penzance, Crowlas Cornwall
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

A smooth drinking golden session beer with a citrus, grapefruit, finish that really refreshes. Well balanced with a hoppy finish

Providence Pale
  • Connoisseur Ales
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 3.6%

An easy-drinking ale beer with citrus hop Palisade atop a crisp biscuity malt base.

Pump House Pale Ale
  • Sambrook's Brewery, Battersea, London
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

Packed full of hops, our pale ale is a nod to overseas pale ale styles but keeps true to our British roots.

Reet Pale
  • Blue Bee Brewery, Sheffield
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%

Pale and hoppy beer with a citrus and floral taste leading to a dry finish

Revelation
  • Dark Star, Partridge Green, West Sussex
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 5.7%%

Champion Strong Bitter, Great British Beer Festival 2015

A blend of Warrior, Cascade, Columbus, Crystal and Chinook by the sack full – then dry hopped during conditioning using our ‘Hoptimizer’ (Industrial sized hookah).

 

Ripper
  • Deeply Vale, Bury
  • Type: Pale Beer
  • ABV: 4.0%

A pale beer, well hopped using New Zealands Rakau hop. Hints of Peaches and apricots

Rock the Kasbeck
  • Redemption Brewing Co, Tottenham, London
  • Type: Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%

Blonde ale single hopped with Czech Kazbek hop for refreshing zesty lemon, lime and grapefruit flavours with delicate lemon aroma.

Ruby Mild
  • Rudgate, Tockwith, North Yorkshire
  • Type: Mild
  • ABV: 4.4%%

Supreme Champion Beer, Great British Beer Festival 2009, Silver Champion Mild, Great British Beer Festival 2015

Rich ruby mild beer with a sweet smokey aroma and a soft rich complex taste

Shropshire Gold
  • Salopian Brewery, Shrewsbury
  • Type: Light copper bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%

Bronze Champion Bitter of Great Britain 2016

Golden, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.

Snowdonia Ale
  • Purple Moose Brewery, Porthmadog
  • Type: Pale ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

Champion Bitter, Great British Beer Festival 2012

A delightfully refreshing pale ale brewed with Pale and Crystal malts combined with a delicate combination of Pioneer, Styrian Goldings and Lubelski hops. Another beer back by popular request

Special Oatmeal Stout
  • Coniston Brewery
  • Type: A Rich Dark stout
  • ABV: 5.0%

Cumbrian Micro-Challenge 2009 Gold Medal Winner

Oats are used in the grist of this stout to give body and smoothness,enhancing the roasted barley, giving it complex flavours reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffe. This is balanced by a fresh hop bitterness and dry finish.

Spinners Gold
  • Martland Mill, Wigan
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 3.8%

An enjoyable, easily quaffable golden ale. Created with a well balanced hoppiness, a pleasant citrus taste with a hint of spiciness.

Tectonic
  • Peerless Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 6.2%

Tectonic is a deep honey coloured ale bursting with hop aroma and flavour. This is achieved by ‘dry-hopping’ the beer with a blend of Amarillo, Chinook and Galaxy hops

The Fox Hat
  • Wily Fox Brewery, Wigan
  • Type: Artisan Hop-Infused Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

This artisan hop-infused Golden Ale, is brewed using only the finest Maris Otter malt and complemented by the addition of American Cascade & Chinook hops to create a bitter, zesty, but well-balanced, moreish ale with distinctively spicy, citrus and grapefruit notes.

Tod’s Blonde
  • Little Valley Brewery, Hebden
  • Type: Bright yellow blonde ale
  • ABV: 5.0%

A bright yellow blonde ale with a pleasant malty taste and a smooth bitter finish.

Triple Chocoholic
  • Saltaire, Shipley, W Yorkshire
  • Type: Porter
  • ABV: 4.6%%

Champion Speciality Beer of Great Britain 2014 and Silver Champion 2015

Chocolate malts, cocoa, chocolate essence combines to provide a strong chocolate bouquet and a rich chocolate flavour. Good hopping provides a balancing bitterness to this porter

 

Tropical
  • Penzance Brewing, Crowlas Cornwall
  • Type: Fruity Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.7%

A rich fruity golden ale with a smooth finish that makes you think of a faraway sunny beach with the warm sea lapping at your feet

True Brit
  • Peerless Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: English IPA
  • ABV: 5.0%

A hoppy pale ale made using admiral hops.

Vanilla Stout
  • Binghams Brewery, Ruscombe, Berkshire
  • Type: Dark Stout
  • ABV: 5.0%

Supreme Champion Beer Great British Beer Festival 2016

Dark stout brewed using dark malts and infused with vanilla pods.

Due to the rarity of this beer it is served in 1/3 pint measures

Waterloo Sunset
  • Rock the Boat Brewery, Crosby
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.2%

A golden ale with orange marmalade hops rounded wth malt and rye. Brewed to commemorate Anthony Gormley’s “Another Place” statues on Crosby Beach

White Gold
  • Durham, Bowburn, Co. Durham
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

A pale hoppy light bitter . Cascade hops give a citrus flavour and grassy aroma to a crisp, refreshing full bodied quaffing beer.

Why not Give More of a Toss
  • Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%

Session pale ale brewed with Motueka, Cascade and Pacific Jade hops for a well-rounded, eminently quaffable brew with floral and spicy notes

Windermere Pale
  • Hawkshead, Staveley, Cumbria
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 3.5%%

SIBA National Silver Champion 2012

Maris Otter Pale Ale malt with a bit of wheat. Loads of fruity hop flavours from a medley of traditional and modern hops. The signature aroma hop is Citra.

Wobbly Bob
  • Phoenix Brewery, Heywood, Greater Manchester
  • Type: Mid Brown
  • ABV: 6.0%

Amber beer, with a malty, fruity aroma. Strongly malty and fruity flavour. A slight sweetness yields to a dry finish. We couldn’t possibly have a Festival without this strong favourite.