pale ale/IPA/gold


Merrie City, Wakefield, Crystal Gold, 4.2%
indly sponsored by Mr. Chris Smaile
A single hop ale, using the reliable Crystal hop from the USA, It is a deep golden ale that has a tangy, orange aroma with a full bodied, warming, fruity taste.

Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Cumbria, American Invasion, 5%
indly sponsored by Washdown Supplies
A powerful I.P.A. brewed with American hops, commemorating the failed attack on Whitehaven harbour in 1778 by John Paul Jones, head of the American navy.

Ossett Brewery, Osset, Excelsior 5.2% Abv
indly sponsored by A.J. & D. Chapelhow Doors and Windows
A classic pale ale, brewed from British pale malt and American Cascade hops, this is the perfect drinking experience! Smooth fruity and full-bodied, but with a deceptive bitterness to complement the high alcohol content, this is a deliciously easy-drinking beer. Refreshing citrus hop aromas complete the sensory pleasure.

Hopback Brewery, Salisbury, Taiphoon, 4.2%
indly sponsored by Arragon’s Cycle Centre
Something a little different to try. A fantastic pale gold beer with hints of Lemongrass and coriander.

Downton brewery, Wiltshire, Elderquad, 4.0%
indly sponsored by R & R Catering, The Filling Station

A pale generously hopped session beer. Hints of sweetness, and a subtle elderflower aroma, provide a terrific balance to the hops. A real thirstquencher!

Conwy Ales, Colwyn Bay, Honey Fayre, 4.5%
indly sponsored by Sticky Folks
Honey aroma’s, soft bitterness and a clean tasting finish make this golden ale refreshingly more-ish.

Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Cumbria, Loweswater Gold, 4.3%
Kindly sponsored by Mr. Henry Pitt
A golden ale at 4.3% producing a tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Mild bitterness combines beautifully with juicy malt. 

Oakham Ales, Peterborough, Scarlet Macaw, 4.4%
indly sponsored by Driftwood Recording Studios
Tart gooseberry and soft fruit on the nose. Gooseberries and fruit to taste before an intense bitterness as sharp as a Macaw’s screech.

Castle Rock, Nottingham, Screech Owl, 5.5%
indly sponsored by Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors
screech owl
A strong IPA brewed to export strength, this strong well hopped India Pale Ale has become a firm favourite with followers of the style.

Tiny Rebel Brewery, Newport, Fugg Life, 4.2%
indly sponsored by Brian Whittaker Felt Roofing
British hops like Fuggles may not be trendy like their American cousins, but they live the Fugg Life. This British Pale Ale is wholly hopped using British hops. Rather than the fruity, citrussy flavours imparted by American and Pacific hops, their British cousins give an earthy, woody flavour that makes for perfect bittering. An easy drinking 4.2% pale ale, Fugg Life delivers a rich bitterness before a clean, dry finish.

Hadrian Border Brewery, Newcastle, Reiver’s Ipa, 4.4%
indly sponsored by N & S Moore Stonework
Reivers ipa2
Light golden bitter with a clean citrus palate and aroma with subtle malt flavours breaking through at the end.

This year, we have added 2 “craft” beers to the festival,
Hope you like them

Tiny Rebel Brewery, Newport, The Full Nelson, 4.8%
indly sponsored by 2030 Architects
After months of experimentation with a unique hop, we sampled a beer so extraordinarily refreshing that it transported us to the other side of the world. The sweet, musty flavour of Nelson Sauvin is similar to the Sauvignon grape – and both grow in the same region of New Zealand. Sweet Munich malt compliments the fruity hop flavours in this Maori-inspired ale. As bright and summery as Christmas in Wellington!

Oakham Ales, Peterborough, American Pale Ale, 4.2%
indly sponsored by Atkinson Building Contractors
An American Pale Ale style beer, brewed with Chinook, Summit, Apollo and Columbus hops, golden coloured and bursting intense aroma’s and flavours.


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