A lot of time and research has gone into choosing the beers for this year’s beer festival and it has been hard work at times in order to bring you a range of the best beers on offer. Whilst the very dedicated cellar team, who will be working hard to ensure that the beer is well looked after.

The tasting notes here have come from various sources – CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, the breweries or our own painstaking research. Unfortunately, for some beers we don’t have notes. This is generally because the brewery or beer is very new: in some cases, the festival is the very first time the beer has been made available.

Not every beer will be available at every session. Some beers take longer to settle – we want the beers to be in the best possible condition when we sell them. Towards the end of the week some of these will no doubt have sold out. Some beers are particularly limited in quantity, either due to the type of beer or the size of the brewery. There may also be beers available that aren’t on this list. The signs behind the bar on the end of the casks show exactly what’s available at any time, along with the prices and strengths

As well as being available on this web site, the beer list is also available in an app for Android, and the iOS app includes the beer, cider and wine lists. All the online versions will be updated throughout the festival as beers come and go. If you need a large print version, please ask at the bar.

Find out more about beer, different British beer styles, what you need to know about allergies, and don’t forget our foreign beer bar too.

44th Cambridge Beer Festival

A provisional list of beers that we are hoping to have available this year will be available shortly.

Brewery Bars

This year there will be brewery bars from Adnams, Bexar County, Grain, Three Blind Mice and Woodfordes. All are to the left as you enter the main tent.


We have a number of beers in KeyKeg. They’re on their own bar to the left of the main tent. A few of the beers on the KeyKeg bar are also available in cask on the main bar so you can try them in both formats.

Main Bar

Most of the beer is arranged alphabetically on the bar by brewery name, starting at the left hand end of the main bar.