Beers

Selecting our beer list takes time and effort to ensure we locate some of the best real ale and craft beer there is to find, both from these shores and further afield. Well, here it is for your perusal!

Cheers!

ALPHABET BREWING COMPANY – Hoi Polloi 4.8%

Dry hopped with lemons.

ARBOR – Pocket Rocket 3.8%

A naturally hazy session pale ale

ARKELLS – Hoperation 4.2%

A blend of English and American hops brought together to create a powerful hop flavour in this Pale Ale with oats and wheat in the grist to provide a smooth rounded finish

BAD SEED BREWERY – Session IPA 4%

Full on hop flavour.  Passionfruit, pink grapefruit and spices come through on this unfiltered beer.  Naturally hazy.

BEAVERTOWN – Gamma Ray 5.4%

Big, hoppy and fresh.

BRENTWOOD BREWING – Chocwork Orange 6.5%

A deep chocolate, malty beer brewed with oranges to give it that extra pazazz and matured to create a classic ‘old ale’ style.

BRENTWOOD BREWING – Lumberjack 5.2%

A strong, slightly sweet, full-bodied bitter brewed with traditional English Fuggles and EKG hops.  Has a round, hoppy finish.

BRENTWOOD BREWING –  Brentwood Blonde 3.8%

A blonde ale

BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN – Flaming Cow 5%

Chilli Chocolate Milk Stout.  Sweet, Chilli, Chocolate.  A milk stout with a kick! Enjoy the smooth sweetness of a chocolate milk stout with the unexpected bite from Habanero chillies. Unfined.

BROKEN BRIDGE BREWING – It’s 5 O’ Clock Somewhere 5%

A clean, smooth American style pale ale brewed with rye, Vienna and caramel malts. Classic American hops of Cascade, Chinook and Summit are used throughout the boil to bring spiced orange, pink grapefruit, berry and pine hop flavours, backed up in aroma by a very hefty dry hop, with a slightly bitter, peppery rye finish.

BURNING SKY – Arise 4.4%

A bitterness followed by peach, pine & hop flavours.

BY THE HORNS – Hop Air Balloon 4.2%

A light and sessionable IPA

CAMERONS – Motorhead Road Crew 4.5%

Röad Crew is an American session pale ale packed full of hoppy citrus and blackcurrant flavours delivering a crisp, refreshing, superior taste to celebrate the spirit of the song and those who inspired it.

CLOUDED MINDS – 99 Steps 4%

Very drinkable Pale Ale brewed with mild citrus and piney English hops. Refreshing and moreish

DARK REVOLUTION – Velveteen 4.8%

A Chocolate milk stout.

DARK STAR – APA 4.7%

The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops. SERIOUSLY FULL OF HOPS.

DARK STAR – Six Hop Ale 6.5%

A sturdy malt backbone supports the huge weight of hops in this pale ale. Six different varieties are used during several stages, including a big dose of dry hops while the beer conditions after fermentation. Not for the faint hearted!

DARK STAR – Revelation 5.7%

A blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hops by the sack full – then dry hopped during conditioning using our ‘Hoptimizer’ (Industrial sized hookah)

ELEPHANT SCHOOL – Porter In A Storm 4.9%

For a taste that will have you singing in the rain, this rich porter showers your tastebuds with waves of chocolate, fruity and bitter with successive sips. Porter in a storm is one to pour down your throat if your caught in a downpour or any time you want a great beer

ELEPHANT SCHOOL – Sombrero 4.5%

With its burst of passion fruit and hint of mint, Sombrero starts a fiesta in your mouth that you won’t want to stop. Tipping its wide brimmed hat to its European saison roots, its flavour transports you to Mexico for a party that lasts to the bottom of your glass.

FALLEN ACORN – Hole Hearted 4.7%

Cascade hops give this golden ale powerful floral and tropical fruit flavours, with a delicate bitterness. Hole Hearted will surprise with every mouthful.

FALLEN ACORN – Pot Kettle 4.4%

A distinct and powerful porter that delivers delicious notes of richly roasted coffee and chocolate with every sip. Brewed with locally roasted coffee from our friends at Solent Coffee Roasters.

FALLEN ACORN – Hoptimus Prime 6.5%

A transformation of Expedition IPA, this pale ale lives up to it’s name. Packed full of a trifecta of crunchy new world hops, dry hopped to the max and ready to roll out.

FALLEN ACORN – Black Hearted 4.7%

A dark version of Hole Hearted, although a dark beer, the 100% Cascade hop tropical flavour shoots through making this beer an interesting choice for both pale ale and dark beer drinkers.

GREAT HECK BREWERY – Dave 3.8%

Dark, red bitter brewed with chocolate and Crystal malts and English hops. Nicely balanced, smooth quaffing bitter.

HIVER – Honey IPA 5.4%

An IPA that has a honey sweetness that leads to almost instantaneous hit of lingering bitterness

HOWLING HOPS – Pale XX No.1 5.1%

A delightfully fruity pale ale Ft. citra, columbus, centennial, cascade and simcoe

INTREPID – Porter 5.1%

A Rich full bodied Porter with a bitter finish

ILKLEY BREWERY – Westwood 6.5%

This extraordinary White Chocolate Stout looks pale but tastes dark. Milky Bars in a glass. Conceived with Brewdog for Collabfest 2014

IRVING & CO. BREWERS – Captain B 5.3%

A festival special Spiced Rum Ale. Flavours of Cinnamon and Vanilla dominate with dark sugar notes.

IRVING & CO. BREWERS – Iron Duke 5.3%

A luscious golden modern style IPA. The nose is dominated by the aromas of sherbet and lemon from the Liberty and Columbus hops added late in the hopback. The palate is soft fruits and pineapple balanced with a subtle toffee sweetness, finishing with a pleasant citrus bitterness.

IRVING & CO. BREWERS – Totally Tropical 5.7%

Winner of the prestigious Strong Island Home Brew Competition 2017.  Juicy, fruity, pale, strong and powerfully hopped.

JENNINGS – Cocker Hoop 4.6%

An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma.

JENNINGS – Red Skins 3.9%

All malt flavour skillfully blended with Raspberry and Strawberry to give a delightfully refreshing taste sensation

LANGHAM – Hip Hop 4%

A classic blonde beer — clean and crisp. The nose is loaded with floral hop aroma while the pale malt flavour is overtaken by a pleasing dry and bitter finish.

LANGHAM – Flor-Ale 3.8%

Light blonde with delicate floral hop notes using only Maris Otter low colour malt. Pleasant sweet finish. Perfect springtime refreshment.

LINCOLN GREEN – Archer 4%

In hops we trust. Blonde and packed with three of the biggest hitting USA hops, this one punches above it’s ABV with a surprising amount of body

LINCOLN GREEN – Spring Green 4.3%

Brewed to encourage a few lager lovers to give real ale a try. This seasonal offering is pale, light in hops and bitterness and is undoubtedly refreshing. Using lager hops and malt, it has a dry finish.

LONGDOG – Kismet 4.5%

Golden Ale with Chinook and Pacific Jade hops giving a lovely bitterness to quench a Summer thirst. Citrus and spicy noted from the hop balance the sweetness from the malts

LONGDOG – Lamplight porter 5%

Made in the style of the London Porters of the 19th century with plenty of brown malt adding complexity of flavour. Chocolate and coffee flavours come through together with a robust bitterness from English hops.

MAGIC ROCK – Zirkus 5.4%

Tropical Lager. Featuring Oat and Wheat Malt in addition to our house Golden Promise for a pale and smooth malty base; the beer uses Eureka, Citra and Simcoe hops in both whirlpool and dry-hopping for a juicy-fruit like flavour.

MAGIC ROCK – Inhaler 4.5%

Super fruity, super ripe, super juicy and super drinkable.

MARBLE – Pint 3.9%

This dry session bitter has a light malt base carrying a wonderful display of New Zealand hops, notes of citrus and grapefruit. Brewed to have plenty of character for an everyday bitter.

MARSTONS – Power of 3 3.9%

Three hops. Golding, Challenger & Pioneer.  Three aromas, malt, grapefruit and pine.  Three distinct tastes, malty, light & refreshing

MILESTONE BREWERY- Honey Porter 4.9%

A smooth dark porter infused with honey for a sweet finish

MILESTONE BREWERY – Azacca Gold 4.2%

Single hop brew crisp and refreshing with a wonderful aroma & citrus notes

MILESTONE BREWERY – Black Pearl 4.3%

Authentic Irish stout

MILESTONE BREWERY – Pekko 3.9%

Single hopped citrus ale, excellent bittering and smooth finish

NETHERGATE – Old Growler 5%

A complex, satisfying Porter, smooth and distinctive. Roast malt and fruit feature on the palate and the finish is powerfully hoppy.

NETHERGATE – Umbel Ale 3.8%

The coriander in our multi-award winning Umbel Ale gives a floral aroma, fruity tang and a well-rounded finish.

OAKHAM ALES – Scarlet Macaw 4.4%

A blend of 2 hops from the Yakima Valley. Amarillo for its spicy fruity character and Summit which us the most pugnacious of all American hops!

OAKHAM ALES – Green Devil 6%

An amazing hop harvest aroma with tropical fruit bursting through. Smooth and fruity starting with passion fruit, pineapple, and mango developing into lemon, limes and a citrusy bitterness. Finishes with a crisp refreshing dry aftertaste

PRAVHA – Czech Pilsner 4%

An authentic Czech Lager. A crisp, light & refreshing pilsner made from two specially selected malts and three Czech hops offering a twist on the classic pilsner. A very drinkable brew with personality.

RINGWOOD – 49er 4.9%

Fortyniner is named after the 1849 gold rush. Golden in colour and brewed to 4.9%, Ringwood has been brewing this classic beer since 1978

RINGWOOD – Boondoggle 4.2%

A blonde and luscious ale – the perfect excuse. Brewed with the finest English Pale Malt, Goldings, Hercules, Cascade and Styrian Bobek hops.

RINGWOOD – Razor Back 3.8%

A delicious, well rounded, easy drinking pale bitter

RINGWOOD – Old Thumper 5.1%

Warm, rounded yet surprisingly delicate pale strong beer

ROBINSONS – Pint of Thrones 4%

A traditional amber ale, full blooded, reliable & down to earth with a warm heart of spicy cedar.

SHIPYARD – Summer Ale 4.7%

A traditional American wheat beer with an inviting golden colour and mellow malted wheat flavour.

SIREN CRAFT BREW – Calypso 4%

A Berliner-style sour beer.

SIREN CRAFT BREW – Yu Lu 3.6%

A loose leaf pale ale brewed with Earl Grey Tea

SLAGHMUYLDER – Slag Lager 5%

A smooth, hoppy, unpasteurised pilsner.

SOUTHSEA BREWING CO. – Casemate IPA 5.4%

Our flagship beer and a rm favourite. Brewed with over a kilo of hops per barrel, this bold IPA is loaded with flavour.

SOUTHSEA BREWING CO. – Lights Out 5.2%

A best-of-both brew: all the juicy hops of an IPA, with the dark roasted malts of a porter.

SOUTHSEA BREWING CO.  – Hot Walls 4.1%

Brewed using maris otter malt and a blend of English hops, this beer is designed to showcase the new varieties of hops being grown in the UK.

SQUWARK – Saison 4.9%

A long floral finish, with a slight tartness from the Saison yeast.

STAGGERINGLY GOOD – Staggersaurus IPA 4%

Packed to the cap with American hops, this ale is a delectable beast with a big bite! A rich golden colour carries with it strong aromas of summer fruits. The first taste to hit the palate is grapefruit then an unapologetic bitterness which softens quickly for a refreshing finish!

STAGGERINGLY GOOD – Dawn Stealer 5.2%

Very smooth mouth feel with a deep hop aroma and flavours of cherry and dark fruits.

STAGGERINGLY GOOD – Velocirapture 6.5%

The VelociRapture cometh! Againeth! His return Marks an end for all those who denounce the Holy Trinity of Hops, Barley & Yeast Reject him and face the Apocalypse of taste! Embrace him & be baptised by his DIVINE nectar. so All hail the flavour & Savour our Saviour!

STAGGERINGLY GOOD – Hop Rod 5.8%

Hoppy refreshing beer, that’s got a keen bitterness at the back.

SUTHWYK ALES – Skew Sunshine Ale 4.6%

Brewed using a combination of lightly malted SUTHWYK barley and ‘Challenger’ hops to create a fresh, straw coloured ale with a citrus flavour and a light bitterness.

TINY REBEL – Cwtch 4.6%

A Welsh Red Ale. 6 malts, 2 US hops and weeks of Tiny Rebel love and attention go into making this unique beer

TINY REBEL – Clwb Tropicana 5.5%

Peach, Passionfruit, Pineapple and Mango flavours!

TITANIC BREWERY – Plum Porter 4.9% 

This beer is dark strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring. Take the opportunity and go for the low hanging fruit, this sumptuous beer really is a plum!

THORNBRIDGE – Jaipur 5.9%

 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.

ACHEL TRAPPIST – Tripel 8%

Belgian Trappist beer.

VALE – Gravitas 4.8%

A STRONG, PALE ALE PACKED WITH HOP AND CITRUS FLAVOURS, ROUNDED OFF BY A DRY, BISCUIT FINISH. A PRONOUNCED HOP AROMA THROUGHOUT.

VALE – Fork Handles 4.2%

Seasonal special blonde beer

VIBRANT FOREST – Flying Saucer 4.3%

A fine golden ale similar in style to American Pale Ale. Brewed using three different aromatic American hop varieties which give fruity, floral and citrus-like flavours. Fresh and hoppy with a long bitter finish

VIBRANT FOREST – Mosaic 5%

A glorious pale ale dry hopped into a myriad of colourful tropical fruity tones.

WEIRD BEARD – Mariana Trench 5.3%

The best of American and New Zealand hops meld together with just enough malt backbone. A riot of mango and passion fruit on the nose but balanced enough to drink by the bucketful.

WEST BERKSHIRE BREWERY – Good Old Boy 4%

A multi-award winning classic bitter. Good Old Boy is brewed with a blend of rich Maris Otter malted barley and fruity Bramling Cross and Northdown hops to produce an exceptionally well-balanced and full-flavoured beer

WHITE PARK BREWERY – Oast House 4.8%

Light yellow malty beer using four types of hops

WHITE PARK BREWERY – White Gold 3.8%

Aromatic hop aroma, light bitterness, grassy and fresh

WIPER & TRUE – In The Pines 5.3%

Nectarous rich malts play host to the famously complex Simcoe and Mosaic hops in this Amber Ale. With warm stone fruit, citrus and distinctly piney flavours, there’s a lot to enjoy.

WIPER & TRUE – Milkshake 5.6%

Milk stout with chocolate malts & vanilla pods.

WILD BEER CO. – Sleeping Lemons 3.6%

We have been preserving lemons in salt and lemon juice throughout the winter, ready to brew this refreshing, zesty summer special. A traditional German-style sour wheat beer, usually brewed with coriander and salt.

WILD WEATHER ALES – Go Man Go Mango Pale 5.1%

Blonde IPA, generous floral hop character in the aroma and flavour, enhanced by the addition of a big punch of mango to impart an additional refreshing character.

WINDSOR & ETON – Conqueror 5%

Conqueror is a rich, complex and very distinctive ale. It is brewed with a careful blend of 5 speciality malts along with Summit and Cascade hops to produce an intense combination of roasted flavours balanced with full fresh pine hop aroma.

WOODFORDE’S – Bure Gold 4.3%

A classic aromatic golden ale.

XT BREWING – 3 (Indian Pale) 4.2%

An IPA style beer made with lots of Celeia, Columbus and Cluster Hops, on Vienna malts

XT BREWING – 4 (Amber) 3.8%

An amber beer with a special Belgian malt and a fruity mix of American and European hops. Very addictive, and our flagship beer

YEASTIE BOYS – Bigmouth 4.4%

Bigmouth is an extra pale, unfiltered, hoppy session ale with a bold tropical and white wine notes from the Nelson- grown New Zealand hops. Session IPA? Pacific Ale? Extra Pale Ale? Call it whatever you like!

YEASTIE BOYS – Pot Kettle Black 6%

A near black and malty rich porter.

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6 thoughts on “Beers

  1. Can the organisers confirm that this will be a 100 per cent real ale festival, please? I’ve heard that some of the beers will be keg.

  2. Hello! We are mainly a cask ale festival featuring over 120 casks. There will be a very small keg offering this year as well as some ciders and bottled beers. Hope this clears things up?

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