45th Cambridge Beer Festival Beer List

This list is a hopefully accurate record of the beers that were served at the festival.

  • Adnams Southwold, Suffolk est. 1890 Sloe Storm 4.0% Winter ale, strong red fruit and jam notes, caramelised sugar, hints of raisins and dates. Dispense: cask
  • Tally Ho 7.2% Mahogany red, with a rich, fruity aroma. A heart-warming sweet raisin and biscuit palate. Dispense: cask
  • Almasty Shiremoor, Tyne & Wear est. 2014 Blackberry Fresh Hop Saison 5.0% Robust saison with blackberry additions. Jester hops enhance dark fruit tones. Subtle spice, slight tartness. Dispense: cask
  • Simcoe x Mosaic IPA 6.0% Fruity nose, big citrus, mango and tropical fruits on the palate, a touch of pine and gentle earthiness. Dispense: cask
  • Arbor Ales Lawrence Hill, Bristol est. 2007 Breakfast Stout 7.4% A lot of thought has gone into this beer – we've been working on the recipe for well over a year! So, it started out as an Imperial Stout. How about a few oats? How about a hell of a lot of oats?! Some smoked malt maybe – just a little. All good so far. A few specialty German grains should round off the mash quite nicely. Then onto the boil. With our very own coffee roaster here in Bristol, it seemed a shame not to use them. We played around with a few samples from Brian Wogan Coffee and finally settled on some freshly roasted Brazilian Santos beans. Awesome coffee! Just needed something a bit chocolaty to finish it off. How about some chocolate? How about some organic raw cacao nibs?! Job done. Just a long slow fermentation and conditioning period and the result is outstanding. Dispense: cask
  • Single Hop – Mosaic 4.0% Heavily-hopped session pale ale. A super refreshing and easy drinking beer with pungent flavours. Gluten free. Dispense: cask
  • Bexar County Peterborough, Cambs est. 2012 Son of Papa Steve's Son 5.5% Stout brewed using the recipe for Papa Steve, but liquored back to reduce the strength. Dispense: cask
  • Bone Machine Pocklington, East Yorks est. 2017 Dia de Muertos 7.4% Mexican stout with cocoa nibs, coffee and a warming hint of chilli. Dispense: cask
  • Mean Machine 5.2% Mango and orange rye pale ale with Columbus hops. Dispense: cask
  • Brass Castle Malton, N Yorks est. 2011 Black Forest 6.0% Cocoa powder and cherries combine in this weighty stout. A beery reflection on classic Black Forest gateau. Dispense: cask
  • Burnout 5.8% Beech-smoked porter. A complex dark ale with sweet roasted notes alongside coffee and liquorice. Dispense: cask
  • Super Soaker 6.4% A double version of Quench New England pale ale with bigger, juicy hop additions. Dispense: cask
  • Burning Sky Firle, E Sussex est. 2013 Plateau 3.5% Pale gold in colour, with a crisp malt edge and sharp bitterness. Plateau has been hopped at different stages of the brew, with a big mix of US and New Zealand hops to satisfy the discerning drinker. Dispense: cask
  • Porter 4.8% Black ruby in colour, rich chocolate and black malt flavour. Finishes with firm bitterness. Dispense: cask
  • Burwell Burwell, Cambs est. 2019 Judy's Hole 6.5% Initial sweetness and chocolate, smooth and velvety with a gentle bitter finish. Dispense: cask
  • Calverley's Cambridge, Cambs est. 2014 Porter 4.9% Unfined porter with a high final gravity, giving it a malty sweetness with bold coffee and chocolate tones. Vegan. Dispense: cask
  • Cheshire Brewhouse Congleton, Cheshire est. 2012 Iccle 3.0% Pale table beer. Kettle and double dry-hopped to IPA standards with Amarillo, Azzaca and Jester hops. Dispense: cask
  • Smokehouse Porter 8.1% A slightly smoked, salted caramel, chocolate, sticky toffee pudding porter, with a bourbon vanilla flip. Dispense: cask
  • Crafty Beers Stetchworth, Cambs est. 2012 Carpenter's Cask 3.8% A traditional best bitter, made from a blend of four malts, with a smooth malty taste, moderate bitter notes and plenty of East Kent Goldings hops on the nose. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Dispense: cask
  • Imperial Stout 10.0% Imperial stout aged in the cask especially for this festival. Dispense: cask
  • Downham Isle Little Downham, Cambs est. 2016 Slippery Slope 6.0% Copper ale, with a background malt undertone and a dry aromatic finish from Liberty hops. Dispense: cask
  • Elgood's Wisbech, Cambs est. 1795 Blackberry Porter 4.5% Full blackberry flavour, sweetish, well balanced. Dispense: cask
  • Elusive Finchampstead, Berks est. 2016 Old Market Ale 5.0% Oak aged ESB brewed for the festival Dispense: cask
  • Spellbinder 6.0% London porter, late hopped with Bramling Cross. Whole bean Quarter Horse Primavera coffee in cold conditioning for a clean coffee flavour and aroma, with hints of black cherry and cola. Dispense: cask
  • Fierce Dyce, Aberdeenshire est. 2015 Split Shift 5.5% East Coast IPA, packed with Summit, Citra, Simcoe and Yellow Sub hops. Bitter, hoppy and light bodied. Gluten free. Dispense: cask
  • Grain Alburgh, Norfolk est. 2006 Oak 3.8% An easy-drinking golden bitter, delicately hopped. Dispense: cask
  • Vienna Red 7.1% Deep red, full bodied beer with smooth flavours of roasted malts and caramel. Brewed with Alan from Old Chimneys. Dispense: cask
  • Great Heck Goole, N Yorks est. 2008 Apocalypse Brau 6.1% Smooth, strong, dark ale. A blend of Yakima IPA and Patrick Irish stout. Rich, satisfying, bold flavours and a potent punch. Dispense: cask
  • Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk est. 2003 Ripper 8.5% Rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity with a robust hop character and warming finish. Dispense: cask
  • Wart Hog 11.0% Complex sweet and vinous. Dispense: cask
  • Harveys Lewes, E Sussex est. 1790 Bonfire Boy 5.8% Dark amber with, malty palate. Smoky, burnt bitterness. A staple of the Lewes bonfire night celebrations. Dispense: cask
  • Old Ale 4.3% Soft, full-bodied, hints of dried fruits and dates. Rich, dark and warming. Dispense: cask
  • Humpty Dumpty Reedham, Norfolk est. 1998 Christmas Crack 7.0% A strong dark brown ale with an American hop profile – a cracker of a beer! Dispense: cask
  • Kirkstall Leeds, W Yorks est. 2011 Salted Caramel Dexter 4.5% The latest variety of Kirkstall's flavoured milk stout Dispense: cask
  • Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk est. 2013 Audit 8.0% NULL Dispense: cask
  • Old Nogg 6.0% A warming mild-bodied ale best enjoyed while there is a chill in the air. With a slightly nutty flavour, this ale is aged for over 3 months for perfect rich taste. Dispense: cask
  • Leigh on Sea Leigh on Sea est. 2017 Crowstone 5.5% Rich malts give this distinctive beer its dark colour while New World hops provide flavour and aroma. Dispense: cask
  • McFadden 3.9% Traditional dark mild, subtly malted, delicately hopped. Dispense: cask
  • Lord Conrad's Dry Drayton, Cambs est. 2010 Conkerwood 4.5% Big hits of coffee and liquorice. Made with Beechwood, Crystal, Chocolate, and Black malts. Dispense: cask
  • Pheasants Rise 5.5% Ruby brown autumn ale, with beechwood smoked malts for a rich meaty chutney flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Magpie Nottingham, Notts Cherry Raven 4.4% Special dark cherry version of the award-winning stout. Dispense: cask
  • Mighty Oak Maldon, Essex est. 1996 Nightwalker 4.2% A full bodied dark porter with hints of cedar and spiced orange. Dispense: cask
  • Sea Dog 5.8% Super hopped vegan friendly craft ale made with UK hops. Dispense: cask
  • Mile Tree Wisbech, Cambs est. 2012 Mosaica 4.2% Pale hoppy ale. Flaked oats and oat malt for a smooth malt base, with tropical fruit from US Mosaic, Citra, Columbus and Ekuanot hops. Dispense: cask
  • Winter 6.0% Dark ruby ale has an intense rich mixed fruit flavour with a warming bitter sweet finish. Dispense: cask
  • Milton Waterbeach, Cambs est. 1999 Colossus 5.6% Pale and hoppy, this well balanced bitter beer belies its powerful strength. Dispense: cask
  • Justinian 3.9% Crisp pale bronze-coloured bitter. Attractive bitter orange flavours persist into a satisfying lasting finish. Dispense: cask
  • Thrax 4.9% A vegan red ale, naturally cloudy, packed with hops from around the world which deliver a delicious punch of flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Moonshine Fulbourn, Cambs est. 2004 Autumn Equinox 5.5% Amber beer with NZ hops Dispense: cask
  • Cascadian Black 7.2% Dark roasted malt flavours of a stout are blended with the bitterness and fresh hoppy aromas of an IPA. Dispense: cask
  • Chocolate and Orange Milk Stout 4.5% A full bodied, rounded soft milk stout. Chocolate and coffee flavours with a good hop balance that has a hint of orange on the nose. Dispense: cask
  • Northern Monk Holbeck, W Yorks est. 2014 Dark and Wild City 7.4% Chocolate brownie fudge stout. Brewed for this year's Dark City festival, in collaboration with Old Chimneys and Wander Beyond. Dispense: cask
  • Oakham Peterborough, Cambs est. 1993 Got Tash? 4.0% Pale gold beer, fresh aromas of blackcurrant, elderflower, tropical fruit and lime, light bitterness showcasing four new Slovenian hop varieties. Dispense: cask
  • Khyber Pass 5.5% Aroma of citrusy marmalade, taste of oranges and soft crystal malt notes, with a long hoppy dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Papworth Papworth Everard, Cambs est. 2014 Red Kite 4.5% Well balanced with four different malts and a long, strong hop finish, bursting with tropical fruit flavours from the gratuitous overuse of hops. Dispense: cask
  • Paradigm Sarratt, Herts est. 2015 Black Friday 6.0% Smooth, sweet, smoky strong dark mild. Dispense: cask
  • Heads Up 4.1% All Mosaic hoppy beer. Dispense: cask
  • Pastore Waterbeach est. 2019 Reality Brettpoint 4.9% A 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer. Fruity brett character (pineapple, clove) finishing dry. Dispense: keykeg
  • Pope's Yard Hemel Hempstead, Herts est. 2012 Never Surrender 6.8% The strength and colour reflect the characteristics of several early classic milds. Dispense: cask
  • Red Fox Coggeshall, Essex est. 2008 Marmalade Stout 5.0% Chocolate stout with orange notes from rough cut marmalade and a warming shot of single malt. Dispense: cask
  • Ruby Red Mild 6.9% Low hoppiness and malt are supplemented by rich caramel flavour to give a rich, red mild. Dispense: cask
  • Rocket Ales Great Staughton, Cambs est. 2016 Black Knight 4.0% Rich, dark and creamy traditional London Porter. Five dark malts give a smooth chocolate aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Space Shuttle Brown Ale 3.6% English brown ale with a light head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is sweet and light bitter Dispense: cask
  • Roughacre Castle Camps, Cambs est. 2018 Camps Comfort 5.0% Dark chestnut festive ale. Christmas spices. Barley and wheat malts. English hops and local honey give subtly sweet, dried fruits flavour and a distinctive nose of sherry and cinnamon. Dispense: cask
  • Nighthawker 4.6% Coffee porter. An intense and complex porter brewed with roasted barley, dark crystal and chocolate malts and sustainably sourced freshly ground coffee. East Kent Golding and WGV hops deliver a well-balanced bitterness and late addition Williamette and Belma hops a complementing hint of red berries. Vegan. Dispense: cask
  • Son of Sid Little Gransden, Cambs est. 2007 Fine Ale Furlong 4.0% Gentle amber bitter with smooth taste and texture Dispense: cask
  • Lunchtime Lager 4.3% Light and fruity refreshing lager. Dispense: cask
  • St. Peter's St. Peter South Elmham, Suffolk est. 1996 Gatekeeper Golden Ale 4.7% English pale malts coupled with Challenger and Goldings hops provide the bitterness and aroma. Dispense: cask
  • Winter Ale 6.5% Deep mahogany ale, a classic winter warmer. High in alcohol, rich in taste. Malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness, aromas of Christmas cake, black treacle and vine fruits. Dispense: cask
  • Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbys est. 2004 Astryd 3.8% Juicy pale. Dispense: cask
  • Cortado 4.9% Flat white pale. Dispense: cask
  • Three Blind Mice Little Downham, Cambs est. 2014 Banoffee Pie 5.0% Banoffee wheat. Dispense: cask
  • Juicy Boi V2 5.7% Hopped with Amarillo, Ekuanot and Simcoe. Dispense: cask
  • Turpin's Cambridge, Cambs est. 2015 Green Buddha 5.0% Jester hop delivered straight from the farm. Slightly hazy and usually brewed once a year. Intense, punchy aroma, flavour of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Dispense: cask
  • Obsidian 5.0% Balanced malt flavour profile with a hint of dark malt, powerfully hopped with Jester, Mosaic and Admiral. Dispense: cask
  • Twisted Barrel Coventry, Warks est. 2013 Detroit Sour City 4.0% A Mosaic dry hopped Berliner Weisse. Tart, dry and refreshing. Dispense: cask
  • Easy to Love 4.5% A rich, decadent creamy porter, brewed with oats, vanilla pods and oat milk for a thick, creamy texture. Dispense: cask
  • Tydd Steam Tydd St. Giles, Cambs est. 2007 Cock 4.2% Premium dark mild. Dispense: cask
  • Stjarnskadare (Stargazer) 4.2% Deep golden best bitter. A combination of light toffee, marmalade and orange fruit flavours. Dispense: cask
  • Woodforde's Woodbastwick, Norfolk est. 1981 Headcracker 7.0% Easy drinking, strong Norfolk ale. A moderate bitterness and sweetness from the fruit and malt for a full bodied finish. Dispense: cask
  • Nog 4.6% Deep, ruby-red ale. A rich, chocolatey taste, tucked away with liquorice and treacle Dispense: cask
  • Wylam Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear est. 2000 Cascade 4.1% A single malt, triple hopped American pale ale with masses of new season USA Cascade. Huge notes of pink grapefruit and sherbet lemon. Dispense: cask
  • ImpEx 8.7% An Imperial best bitter. Brewed for De Molen's Borefts 2019 festival who requested a regional traditional style. Dispense: cask
  • Wylde Sky Linton, Cambs est. 2018 Coffee Stout 5.0% Rewarding coffee presence, medium light-bodied stout, smooth and easy drinking. Malty sweetness balances with delicious roast and subtle toasty finish. Dispense: keykeg