Festival of Ale - Provisional Beer List
Loddon Loddon Ferryman's Gold Dunsden, Oxon 4.2 Golden
Brewed using Slovenian Stryian Golding hops, (originally an English variety, which have been grown in slovenia for the last 100 years), which impart a zesty Lime flavour. The mix of Cara malt and Wheat malt give a smooth, creamy body to the beer.
Loddon Loddon Hoppit Dunsden, Oxon 3.5 Amber (Std Bitter)
The predominant hops in Hoppit are East Kent Goldings which traditionally have a Seville Orange marmalade flavour. As well as Pale Ale malt, Hoppit also contains dark Invert Sugar which gives the beer its smooth taste. This is an excellent fairly bitter session ale.
Loddon Loddon Hullabaloo Dunsden, Oxon 4.2 Amber (Best Bitter)
"English Fuggles impart a dry, herby bitterness which is balanced by the distinctly biscuity flavour of Crystal and Amber malts."
Love Beer Love Beer Doctor Roo Milton, Oxon 3.7
Golden A hoppy and fresh pale ale.
Ridgeway Ridgeway Bad King John Horsham, W Sussex 5.6
Dark (Stout) A great blend of dark chocolate, liquorice and bitter coffee flavours.
Ridgeway Ridgeway Bitter Horsham, W Sussex 4.0
Amber (Best Bitter) Classic best bitter with plenty of hop flavour.
Ridgeway Ridgeway Imperial Barley Wine Horsham, W Sussex 10.0
Amber (Strong) A strong barley wine style ale. Only available in half pints @ £3.60
West Berks Abor Ales Smokescreen Smoked Porter Bristol 5.5
Dark (Porter) Robust and full flavoured smoked porter with seven different malts. It has delicate flavours of smoke, chocolate and hedgerow fruits.
West Berks Andwell Resolute Bitter Hook, Hampshire 3.8
Amber (Best Bitter) This Best Bitter combines the finest malt and hops to produce a well balanced malty and hoppy flavour with a light amber colour.
West Berks Bell St Brakspear Special Henley, Oxon 4.3
Amber (Best Bitter) Henley brewed, Brakspear Special, brewed to an original recipe! Golden red in colour, well-balanced and full-bodied, with a dry hop bitterness. Limited availability.
West Berks Bingham's Space Hoppy IPA Twyford, Berks 5.0
Golden (Strong) Refreshing golden India Pale Ale with citrus hops. Won SIBA South East Competition 2011 - Strong Bitter category.
West Berks Bingham's Twyford Tipple Twyford, Berks 3.7
Amber (Std Bitter) Twyford Tipple is an easy drinking tawny coloured bitter which has a satisfying malty flavour with a citrus hop finish. Named after the adjacent parish of Twyford, we think that this tipple is deliciously satisfying despite its lower alcoholic strength. The citrus hops give a refreshing, thirst quenching finish.
West Berks Exmoor Beast Wiveliscombe, Somerset 6.6
Dark (Stout) Lush rich aromas of toffee and treacle. Mocha coffee, vinous fruit and chocolate swirl above the glass in this strong ale.
West Berks Exmoor Exmoor Ale Wiveliscombe, Somerset 3.8
Amber (Std Bitter) This light chestnut-brown session beer has a fresh, grainy, biscuity nose with a hint of fresh citrus fruit in the background
West Berks Great Oakley Abbey Stout Tiffield, Northants 5.0
Dark (Stout) A dark rich stout brewed with generous amounts of Roast Barley and German hops.
West Berks Great Oakley Welland Valley Mild Tiffield, Northants 3.6
Dark (Mild) A true mild in every sense of the word. Dark and flavoursome with a slight roast taste.
West Berks Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge Abingdon, Oxon 4.1
Amber (Best Bitter) Copper coloured, traditional ‘bitter’. It kicks off with a good bitter bite, followed by plenty of flavour. A full and satisfying roundness.
West Berks Loose Cannon NZ Pale Ale Abingdon, Oxon 4.2
Golden A beer so new, we don't know what it tastes like yet! Bound to be good though.
West Berks Plain Ales Inncognito Sutton Veny, Wilts 4.8
Dark (Stout) This full bodied stout envelopes you in a cloak of darkest-before-dawn blackness holding tight to an array of lavish fulsome flavours: sweet roasted malt, aged port and robustly mature fruits of the vine.
West Berks Rebellion IPA Marlow, Bucks 3.7
Amber (Std Bitter) A copper coloured, easy drinking beer, with considerable depth and complexity. A well balanced malt & fruit flavour continues to a long, refreshing & crisp finish.
West Berks Rebellion Smuggler Marlow, Bucks 4.2
Amber (Best Bitter) An amber coloured, special bitter with a distinctive fruity hop character, and lasting bittersweet finish.
West Berks Siren Craft Undercurrent Finchampstead, Berks 4.5
Golden Pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot.
West Berks Stroud Budding Stroud, Glos 4.5
Golden A pale ale with a grassy bitterness, sweet malt and luscious floral aroma.
West Berks Stroud Organic Pale Ale Stroud, Glos 4.0
Golden Easy drinking, refreshing, golden organic ale with a delicate apple aroma.
West Berks West Berks Good Old Boy Yattendon, Berks 4.0
Amber (Best Bitter) A good balance of malt and hops giving a full-bodied bitter with strong malt flavours, yet retaining a rounded bitterness and a strong hop finish.
West Berks West Berks Magg's Magnificent Mild Yattendon, Berks 3.8
Dark (Mild) A typical dark mild with a slightly higher hop rate than normally used in milds. Not too sweet and very popular.
West Berks West Berks Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter Yattendon, Berks 3.7
Amber (Std Bitter) A silver medal winner at the 2002 SIBA South East Regional Competition. A traditional style beer with all English hops and a good bitterness balanced by Maris Otter malts from Wiltshire and Suffolk. This beer is named in memory of the brewer’s father, who was the lock-keeper at Whitchurch-on-Thames, and sometimes nick-named Mr Chubb.
West Berks West Berks Seasonal Yattendon, Berks 4.5
West Berks White Horse Bitter Stanford in the Vale, Oxon 3.7
Golden "This golden bitter balances locally grown Challenger Hops with Yorkshire’s malt, to offer the discerning drinker a beer that will stop any horse in its tracks."
West Berks White Horse Wayland Smithy Stanford in the Vale, Oxon 4.4
Amber (Best Bitter) "The power of the blacksmith is legendary, and this beer combines the best ingredients money can buy with the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer. Red, like the fire at its heart, and balanced with buckets of aromatic hops, it’s enough to give other brewers the hump."
West BerksWest Berks Saazbrucker PilsnerYattendon, Berks4.9
A hay coloured refreshing Pilsner. Brewed with English malts and Continental hops for a crisp flavour and distinctive woody bitterness.
Tutts Tutt's Clump Royal Berkshire Sweet Tutt's Clump, Berks 6.0
A crisp sweet cider handmade in West Berkshire.
Tutts Tutt's Clump Special Reserve Dry Tutt's Clump, Berks 6.0
A crisp, refreshing, eastern counties style dry cider.
Tutts Tutt's Clump Farmhouse Perry Tutt's Clump, Berks 6.5
A medium dry perry, handmade from a variety of pears, mainly from within West Berkshire.
Tutts Tutt's Clump Blackberry Jazz Tutt's Clump, Berks 4.0
This medium/sweet bottle conditioned Proper Cider is lovingly crafted in West Berkshire from a blend of apples before being infused with real blackberry juice
Red Dog Red Dog Medium-Dry Benson, Oxon
6.5 A medium dry still cider with a clear amber colour. It is made locally at Ashtrees Farm in Benson mainly using unwanted apples from in and around Wallingford. These are blended with dabinett cider apples to give it a distinctive flavour.