45th Cambridge Beer Festival Beer List

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

  • Abstract Jungle Langley Mill, Derbys est. 2015 Easy 4.4% Biscuit caramel and chocolate notes with subtle Cascade, Citra and Centennial flavours. Dispense: cask
  • Sturdy 5.6% A classic style IPA using simply pale malt and lots of big-hitting American hops. Pine, resinous and citrus fruit flavours. Dispense: cask
  • Adnams Southwold, Suffolk est. 1890 Bicycle Kick 5.1% A Kolner with a fresh and lively kick with biscuity malt flavours, good bitterness and delicate aromas of lemongrass with a touch of honey. A collaboration between New Belgium Brewing Company and five other brewers in five countries to develop one recipe to be brewed independently in each country and released at the same time. Dispense: cask
  • Blackshore 4.2% Irish style stout with coffee and chocolate flavours, and hints of liquorice and dark fruits. Dispense: cask
  • Broadside (bottle strength) 6.3% Bottle-strength version of the well-known, dark ruby red beer brewed with Pale Ale malt and First Gold hops. Rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit. Dispense: cask
  • All Day Brewing Company Reepham, Norfolk est. 2014 Norfolk Green Hop — Challenger & Fuggle 3.9% This golden ale, based around pale ale and best ale malts, features two of the hop varieties grown here at the brewery: Challenger and Fuggle. The former's cedary perfume is softened by the latter’s floral aroma. Golden in colour, bold, with a spicy, refined flavour. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Passion Fruit & Guava Hop Festival 6.5% The Norfolk pale and Pilsner malt heart of this golden ale has been married with Mandarina Bavaria and Pacific Northwest hops to elicit a passion fruit aroma alongside a great guava taste — a match made in hoppy heaven. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Angles Ales Orton Southgate, Cambs est. 2017 Doctors Orders 5.9% A very old fashioned German-style premium lager made from Pilsner, Maris Otter and flaked barleys fermented at a low temperature and lagered for six weeks, augmented by Czech Saaz hops. Dispense: cask
  • Newton's Principia 8.4% Imperial stout festival special. Dispense: cask
  • Sawtry Sasquatch 7.4% A strong stout made with pilsner and Maris Otter grains. There are hints of chocolate and vanilla. East Kent hops produce a distinctive flavour Dispense: cask
  • Ashover Ashover, Derbys est. 2007 Littlemoor Citra 4.1% Brewed using the ever-popular Citra hop. Clean, pale, crisp & refreshing. Dispense: cask
  • Pineapple IPA 6.5% A full-bodied red ale with beautifully balanced malt complementing the fruitiness born from an abundance of American hops. Dispense: cask
  • Barsham Fakenham, Norfolk est. 2017 Bitter Old Bustard 4.3% A rich russet coloured ale with warm nutty biscuit flavours coming through a smooth malt body. Dispense: cask
  • Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs est. 1874 Salem Porter 4.7% A porter with a dry roast, nutty palate and rich malty aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • XXXB 4.8% Classic English tawny pale ale, brewed with pale, chocolate, crystal and wheat malts, blended with spicy Challenger, Styrian and Golding hops, to create a fruity beer with peppery aroma and fruity, biscuity flavour. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Triple XB and the gravity is back to the original 4.8%. A malty favourite! Dispense: cask
  • Beach Brewery Waterbeach, Cambs est. 2016 Copacabana 5.0% Special pale ale. Powerfully hoppy golden beer with glorious summer fruit hints. Most refreshing. Dispense: keykeg
  • Bexar County Peterborough, Cambs est. 2012 A Promise Is a Promise 4.1% A cherry pale with three different cherry additions. Fruity all of the way from start to finish. A celebration of summer! Dispense: cask
  • Death of Tomorrow 3.6% Dark beer brewed using a kombucha base, with lime and ginger, and jaggery goor for loads of residual sugar. Collaboration with Abbeydale. Unfined. Dispense: keykeg
  • Death's Door 6.0% A traditional oatmeal stout. Big mouthfeel and nice roasty notes. As the sun goes down and the chill comes out, this beer will keep you warm. Dispense: keykeg · cask
  • Hang On Tight 4.5% Cold and refreshing, a thirst quenching summertime beer. This is a Mexican lager using corn in the brewing process. Dispense: keykeg
  • That's Mintal 8.3% A peppermint stout porter, with heavy mint on the nose yet very subtle on the tongue. Nice minty finish. Collaboration with Pig & Porter. A great nightcap but an even better morning start beer! Dispense: cask
  • The Illusionist 4.5% A hazy pale with a nice burst of citrus and berries finishing with a hint of mint. The perfect refreshing beer for this hot weather. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Bishop Nick Felsted, Essex est. 2011 Divine 5.1% A festival of English flavours featuring spice, nuttiness and caramel, nicely balanced with a mellow hoppiness. Pours dark amber with a deliciously dense creamy head and a warming malt aroma. Dispense: cask
  • Heresy 4.0% We are talking about uncompromising refreshment here. Bishop Nick was executed a heretic because he wouldn't renounce his faith, so we're not compromising either. Heresy is the holy grail of golden ale. Top-notch pale ale malt and Challenger hops commit the brew to spicy bitterness before Goldings set about delivering citrus and florals. This is resolute refreshment. Dispense: cask
  • Blackened Sun Milton Keynes, Bucks est. 2017 Coven 3.5% A little hoppy Saison brewed with American hops. Light with citrus notes and a spicy yeast character. This beer is the same recipe as Supercoven but with half the amount of malt and hops. Dispense: keykeg
  • Crossover 4.2% A combination of a fruity modern pale ale and a Belgian style single beer. British malt, American and new world hops and a traditional Belgian ale yeast Dispense: keykeg
  • Hédoné Saison 3.6% A sessionable beer made with British malt and hops and traditional saison yeast. Light and refreshing with a spicy, fruity yeast character and notes of citrus and berries from the hops. Dispense: cask · keykeg
  • Luna 5.2% A dark, brooding Saison with a roasted, malty flavour and distinct coffee overtones. This clandestine saison is like no other you will have ever tasted. It is a seasonal brew that is only available for a limited period so make sure you find the time to experience its dark side. Dispense: keykeg
  • Nebula Stout 6.8% Rich, dark and bold, this stout features deep malt flavours including molasses and toffee combined with a fruity yeast character. Dispense: cask
  • Supercoven 7.0% A little hoppy Saison brewed with American hops. Light with citrus notes and a spicy yeast character. This beer is the same recipe as Coven but with twice the amount of malt and hops. Dispense: keykeg
  • Brass Castle Malton, N Yorks est. 2011 Bad Kitty 5.5% A chewy chocolate-vanilla dream of a porter. Brewed using a gluten-free recipe. Dispense: cask
  • Hazelnut Mild XXXX 10.0% Homage to one of our crowd pleasers, but dialed up to a more traditional mild strength, and then some. Chestnut in colour, with a complex malt build offering raisin, coffee, and chocolate, and hazelnut aroma. Dispense: keykeg
  • Helles Lager 4.4% Light, refreshing, Munich-style helles lager. Brewed using a gluten-free recipe. Dispense: keykeg
  • Rhubarb & Custard Mild 4.4% A tribute to a childhood favourite. Fusion of once-popular light mild with rhubarb & custard sweets for nostalgic fun in a glass. Sweet and easy drinking. Dispense: cask
  • Brewboard Harston, Cambs est. 2017 Fathergrime 5.3% Modern stout with nutty and coffee flavours from Munich and roasted barley, and a biscuity whiff from Cara Clair. Magnum, Mosaic, and Falconer's Flight hops add orange and herbal flavours and a fruity and floral finish. Dispense: keykeg
  • Handroid 6.4% A rich malty and caramel take on a traditional English IPA, combining flavours from crystal dark and Cara malts, and five hop varieties. Dispense: keykeg
  • Burnt Mill Badley, Suffolk est. 2017 Solar Light 8.2% Citra & Eukanot DIPA with bright citrus, pine & pepper aromas. Collaboration with Furst Wiacek. Dispense: keykeg
  • Cairngorm Aviemore, Highland est. 1997 Nessie's Monster Mash 4.1% A predominantly malty, lightly hopped beer giving a satisfying fullness of flavour with a warm finish. Dispense: cask
  • Trade Winds 4.3% A massive citrus fruit, hop and elderflower nose leads to hints of grapefruit in the mouth. The exceptional bitter sweetness in the taste lasts through the long, lingering aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Calverley's Cambridge, Cambs est. 2014 A Pale Ale 4.9% Fruity pale ale made with Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Imperial Porter 9.5% Liquid cake batter with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Rye Blonde 3.9% Rye session blonde, gently dry hopped with Citra. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Cambridge Brewing Company Cambridge, Cambs est. 2013 Honey Bee-R 5.0% Golden ale made with honey. The honey has fully fermented, giving a dryer result than some honeyed beers. East Kent Golding hops provide flavour and aroma. Dispense: cask
  • IPA 4.3% Crazily fresh nettley hop aroma, like fresh cones rubbed between the fingers. Lovely sweet bready malts, great fresh bitter hops. Drinkability great. Fruity esters. Smooth palate, carbonation low. Black tea tannins in the finish. Smooth and yummy. Great sessionable IPA. Dispense: cask
  • Spica 5.0% Genuine Hefeweisen yeast and the noble Tettnang hop are used to produce this cask ale version of a Hefeweizen. Subtle cloves and banana flavours are present in this refreshing, naturally cloudy wheat beer. Dispense: cask
  • Castor Castor, Cambs est. 2009 Old Scarlett 4.3% A dark bitter with a fresh fruity taste. Dispense: cask
  • Principia Porter 5.0% A porter style beer, the grain bill balanced by Mosiac hops giving way to smoky, fruity tones with a dry finish. Festival special. Dispense: cask
  • Roman Gold 3.7% A refreshing summer bitter, well hopped, with a light nutty aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Cattle Shed Cranbrook, Kent est. 2015 Working Class Hero 4.5% An English spin on a continental farmhouse saison, crafted with English malts and hops. Buttery characteristics combine with a classic hint of Bell Saison yeast to create a Belgium-style aroma full of peardrop, apples and bubblegum. Dispense: keykeg
  • Cloudwater Manchester est. 2015 DIPA 8.5% Double IPA (hop profile to be confirmed). Dispense: keykeg
  • Helles Mandarina 4.8% This Helles features Schill Pils malt for a smooth and traditional flavour, and a light aroma addition of Mandarina Bavaria. Fermented with WLP833 for delicate flavour profile. Dispense: keykeg
  • Session Pale Loral 4.5% Flavoured with Loral and El Dorado hops on a malt base of Golden Promise, naked oats, wheat and Heritage Crystal. Dispense: keykeg
  • Crafty Beers Stetchworth, Cambs est. 2012 Barley Wine 11.0% Plenty of smooth malty sweetness with balancing bitterness. Relatively light in colour and body. Dispense: cask
  • Hop Parade 4.5% Abundantly hopped, fruity pale ale showcasing Simcoe and Ekuanot. Dispense: cask
  • Mild Mannered 3.5% A dark mild with a pleasant balance of sweet malt and tempered bitterness. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Dispense: cask
  • Sauvignon Blonde 4.4% Sauvignon Blonde is an exciting, aromatic, golden ale. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, from New Zealand, which create characteristics reminiscent of the Kiwis' most famous wine. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Dispense: cask
  • Crouch Vale South Woodham Ferrers, Essex est. 1987 Blackwater Mild 3.7% Smooth and malty dark mild. Fruity and full; roast barley provides not only deep-ruby colour, but also a subtle, clean and dry flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Brewers Gold 4.0% Pale, refreshing and extravagantly hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits. Brewed with 100% extra-pale English barley malt and flavoured with heaps of choicest Brewers Gold hops, sourced with care from small-scale growers in the Hallertau. Dispense: cask
  • Digfield Barnwell, Northants est. 2006 Fool's Nook 3.8% Golden summer bitter, well hopped with a refreshing citrus aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Shacklebush 4.5% A mid-brown beer with a hoppy bitterness and a malty balanced finish. Dispense: cask
  • Elephant School Brentwood, Essex est. 2006 Hefelump 4.5% Apricot wheat. Smooth and creamy with hints of apricot. Dispense: cask
  • SIPL 4.2% Session India Pale Lager. Easy drinking session lager with a hit of American hops. Dispense: cask
  • Elgood's Wisbech, Cambs est. 1795 Black Dog 3.6% Dryish, complex dark mild. Caramel binds a good cross-section of malt, roast and dark berry fruit flavours and there is a hint of sweetness. Dispense: cask
  • Cherry Wheat Beer 3.6% Our Belgian style wheat beer has been blended with cherry and raspberry to create our uniquely refreshing, slightly carbonated cherry beer. Finest pale Maris Otter malt has been blended with wheat malt and rye crystal to provide a full flavoured beer. The lavish use of late hop dominates the malt flavour and results in a satisfying pint. One of our 'Quintessentially English' range. Dispense: cask
  • Coolship Mango 5.0% Unique English style sour beer, brewed in the artisanal manner using spontaneous fermentation, blended with mango for a tropical touch. The beer is bright golden in colour with a sparkling finish. The tropical fruit flavour is offset by the smooth sourness of Coolship Ale, resulting in a refreshing and satisfying drink. Dispense: cask
  • Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk est. 2007 Nightlight Mild 5.7% An old style mild, strong but carefully hopped to allow the malts to flourish. Liquorice hints balance the lasting nutty finish. Dispense: cask
  • Snetterton Scary Tree 4.5% Complex bitterness combined with generous hop aromas; a quality tan-hued beer. Dispense: cask
  • Enville Stourbridge, W Mids est. 1993 Ginger 4.6% Made using ginger root extract for a refreshing flavour that is not overpowering. Dispense: cask
  • Old Porter 4.5% A traditional style porter, dark in appearance and offering a complex mix of roast malt and fruit flavours with a degree of sweetness giving way to a dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk est. 2005 Black Elder Stout 4.6% The full-bodied Stout Cat forms the perfect base for an infusion of blackcurrant and elderberry flavours. Dispense: cask
  • Milk Stout Cat 4.6% Scrumptious, creamy, milk stout. Not too sweet. Dispense: cask
  • Fellows Cottenham, Cambs est. 2009 Old Fellow Double Stout 7.4% Rich black stout. Smooth chocolate leads to a bitterness in the finish. Well balanced. Dispense: cask
  • iSpy 5.0% Smooth, rich, malty taste, bursting with character and aroma. Malt loaf and toffee flavours combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give a beautifully balanced sweetness of biscuity malt. Dispense: cask
  • Five Points London est. 2013 Five Points Pale 4.4% A fresh, zesty, aromatic pale ale brewed with malted barley, a little wheat, and Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops from the West Coast of the USA. The British ale tradition collides head first with the best of the US craft beer movement, resulting in an incredibly drinkable Pale Ale with tonnes of US hop aroma and flavour. Dispense: cask
  • XPA 4.0% A light and tropical extra pale ale with assertive hop bitterness and aromas of mango and passionfruit. Dispense: cask
  • Framework Brewery Leicester est. 2016 Friday Street IPA 4.9% A classic grain bill creates a sessionable platform from which the American hops can bring the citrus hit. Dispense: cask
  • Winder Wheat Beer 4.6% The interplay between floral and citrus aromas develops on the palate to leave a subtle pine and mint characteristic of Northern Brewer hops. Liquid sunshine. Dispense: cask
  • Fyne Ales Cairndow, Argyll est. 2001 Jarl 3.8% A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day. Dispense: cask
  • Superior IPA 7.1% Deep amber colours with aromas of apricot and peach. Flavours of tropical and stone fruits with a smooth balanced hoppiness leading to a long bittersweet finish. Dispense: cask
  • Grain Alburgh, Norfolk est. 2006 Hubbleicious 4.5% An unfiltered pale ale, with a juicy tropical fruit hoppiness, and a subtle aroma of bubblegum. Not chewy. Festival special. Dispense: keykeg
  • Lignum Vitae 6.5% A traditional strong and hoppy India pale ale, brewed with the finest English Maris Otter pale ale malt to give a full-bodied malty chracter. Dispense: cask
  • Pilsener 4.0% Czech style pils with Saaz hops. Crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. Dispense: keykeg
  • Redwood 4.3% A rich red premium bitter that beautifully balances roasted malts with sherbet grapefruit hoppiness. Dispense: cask
  • S.M.A.S.H 4.0% Single malt Golden Promise and single hop Rakau. A clean, malty sweetness combines with the New Zealand hops to give a peach and passionfruit character. Dispense: cask
  • Slate 6.0% A deep, dark and rich smoked porter, brewed with a complex blend of malts. Dispense: cask
  • ThreeOneSix 3.9% Brewed with lager malt and ludicrously light, this beer has a glorious hoppy nose and taste. Dispense: cask
  • Weizen 5.0% Unfiltered cloudy wheat beer, sharp and refreshing, with flavours of orange, clove and citrus. Dispense: keykeg
  • Great Heck Goole, N Yorks est. 2008 Dave 3.8% Dark, silky smooth session bitter brewed with copious quantities of finest English chocolate and crystal malts whose richness is balanced to perfection by the subtle bitterness and hints of berries from the addition of whole English hop flowers. Dispense: cask
  • Voodoo Mild 4.3% Very flavourful dark mild brewed with lots of roasted malts balanced perfectly with finest English hops. Dispense: cask
  • Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk est. 2003 Albion Mild 3.8% Fruity light mild with hints of toffee and a little toasted bread. Lingering, dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Baltic Trader 10.5% A rich and fruity export stout with plenty of hop character. Dispense: cask
  • Jester 4.4% Hoppy pale ale with aromas of citrus and tropical fruits and a dry bitter finish. Dispense: cask
  • LGM-1 4.0% A pale ale with citrus and grapefruit hop notes, brewed with 70's hop Comet, dubbed "Citra's little sister". Festival special, after the first known pulsar's temporary name, from "Little Green Men". Dispense: cask
  • Mahseer IPA 5.8% India Pale Ale as it was always intended to be: strong, bitter and very hoppy! Brewed with English bittering hops and American aroma hops, a winning combination. Dispense: cask
  • Orange Wheat Beer 4.2% A bright golden beer, brewed with 40% wheat malt and a combination of fresh and dry orange peels. Orange Wheat has a restrained zesty citrus flavours from the hops and the peels, balanced with soft sweetness from the wheat malt. Dispense: cask
  • Greene King Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk est. 1887 Black IPA 4.5% A refreshing, delicious and fruity beer packed full of flavour using Citra and Simcoe hops to produce a mouthwatering citrus and pine finish. Brewed with de-husked roasted barley that gives this black IPA its distinct colour and subtle roasted bitterness. Dispense: cask
  • Celebration Ale 4.0% American Pale ale brewed with a fusion of American and English hops to celebrate the royal wedding. Dispense: cask
  • Starry Night 4.0% Light amber ale with Galaxy hops. Dispense: cask
  • The Abbot's Confession 8.5% Rich and warming, with floral notes supplied by late hopping, leading to a full flavour, completed by a superb balance of bitter and sweet notes in the finish. Dispense: cask
  • XX Mild 3.0% A cask mild traditionally brewed using dark malt to give a sweet and roasted flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Yardbird 4.0% Bright, hoppy American style IPA. Named after jazz legend Charlie Parker. Masses of hop. Tettnang and Willamette give tropical fruit, mango and floral notes with some spicy character. Cascade adds fresh pink grapefruit and Challenger and Pilgrim provide the underlying herbal hop with a touch of orange peel. Dispense: cask
  • Hardknott Millom, Cumbria est. 2005 Neutron Olicana 4.0% Amber beer, single hopped with Olicana. Dispense: cask
  • Ragnarøkkr 7.3% Double IPA features pineapple aroma with guava and mango on the tongue. Ragnarøkkr is Norse, meaning the Fate of the Gods. This is Hardknott's final brew. Dispense: keykeg · cask
  • Harveys Lewes, E Sussex est. 1790 Elizabethan 7.5% This strong barley wine is reminiscent of the "October Ales" which were brewed in domestic brewhouses during the sixteenth century. Dispense: cask
  • Prince of Denmark 7.5% A strong, dark beer of great complexity and depth. Dispense: cask
  • Sussex Best Bitter 4.0% Full-bodied brown bitter. A hoppy aroma leads to a good malt and hop balance, and a dry aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Hopshackle Market Deeping, Lincs est. 2006 Black Ice 5.8% A black IPA with intense hop resins and aromatics with roasted grain flavours in the background. Dispense: cask
  • Optical Diffusion 4.3% A golden beer with intense flavours of spice, tropical and citrus fruits. Festival special. Dispense: cask
  • Hornes Bow Brickhill, Bucks est. 2015 Dark Fox 3.8% A blend of four malts delivering a rich malty brown brew with burnt notes and a lasting dry bitter finish, whilst three varieties of English hops combine to contribute characteristics of cedar, pine and light floral notes. Dispense: cask
  • Summer Swallows 4.5% Light, thirst-quenching golden ale with big hop character. Dispense: cask
  • Kissingate Lower Beeding, W Sussex est. 2010 Blackeyed Susan 6.8% Utterly indulgent strong dark mild with raisin and berry notes and gentle closing bitterness. Dispense: cask
  • Chennai IPA 5.0% Background flavours of pale and amber malts are balanced with the resinous bitterness and herbal characteristics of Pacific Gem and Cascade hops. Dispense: cask
  • Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk est. 2013 Affinity 4.8% Robustly full bodied with a glistening chestnut tint, the ale’s complex passion fruit and lychee tartness leaps forward, closely followed by a perfectly charming balance of fruit and malt on the finish. Dispense: cask
  • Charter 3.6% A pleasing fresh and moreish copper best bitter. Soft fruit and berries lace the glass. Well balanced with charming malty undertones and a long dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Thinker 5.0% Your senses will be pleasantly deceived by bold American hops that create aromas of fresh pine and blood orange. An immense IPA that masquerades behind a black cloak. The palate is enjoyably baffled by the fruity complexity of valiant hoppy flavour and dry lingering finish. Dispense: cask
  • Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Beds est. 2014 Black Buzzard 5.8% A crazy marriage of six different malts delivers a wonderful, complex, robust porter with hints of coffee and chocolate. Dispense: cask
  • Cuckoo 3.8% The classic traditional British bitter. The perfect balance between malt and four different varieties of English hops. Deceptively tasty for the ABV. Dispense: cask
  • Lincoln Green Hucknall, Notts est. 2012 Big Ben 6.0% Named after Hucknall-born boxing legend Ben Caunt, this is a traditionally strong mild full of malt flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Hood 4.2% A heroic premium best bitter packed with premium Maris Otter malt and choice hops. Dispense: cask
  • Little Critters Sheffield, S. Yorks est. 2016 Malty Python 4.5% A modern take on an English classic, with malty sweetness balanced with some bite from quality whole hops, and a hint of caramel and aroma of hedgerow fruits. Dispense: cask
  • Nutty Ambassador 6.0% Hazelnut milk stout. With hazelnut aromatics, coffee and chocolate notes, this is a great marriage of flavours. Unfiltered to retain the luscious taste, this product contains lactose (milk sugar) and oats which combine to give a slightly sweet but smooth body. Dispense: cask
  • Lord Conrad's Dry Drayton, Cambs est. 2010 His Majestea 3.8% A light and refreshing pale ale infused with green tea and subtle citrus notes, fit for a royal tea party! Dispense: cask
  • Spectrum 4.0% This ale gives you a little bit of both, a brown bitter and a pale with hint of chocolate bitterness and a hoppy nose. Festival special. Unfined. Dispense: cask
  • Spiffing Wheeze 3.9% Refreshing lemongrass pale with a peppery bitterness. Dispense: cask
  • Mad Squirrel Potten End, Herts est. 2016 High Score 4.8% India pale lager. This power move brew is a double whammy of lager balance and old school IPA impact. Early pilsner malt slams make way for resinous hop blows to the taste buds and a clean K.O. finish. Press LEFT+Δ+LAGER+DRY HOP to win an unbeatable IPL High Score every time. Dispense: cask
  • Koha 4.6% Brewed with hops from the land of the long white cloud, this beer is a Koha (gift) of fruity refreshment. Rakau, Wai-iti, Dr Rudi, and Motueka hops give lemon and stone fruit notes that lead to a bitter citrus finish. Flavours grown in New Zealand and gifted from our brewery to your palate. Dispense: cask
  • Magic Rock Huddersfield, W Yorks est. 2011 Dancing Bear 4.5% Munich and Golden Promise malts create the pale colour and classic backbone, while a concoction of Germany's finest Magnum, Saphir Whole Leaf and Hallertau hops deliver a refined bitterness and characteristic herbal hit. True to style, brewed using soft water, a bottom fermenting yeast strain and extended cold maturation to deliver the style's distinctive subtle depth. A lightness of body and spritzy carbonation will make the beer dance on your palate while a big whack of aromatic dry hopping give this Bavarian bear its 'claws' … PROST! Dispense: keykeg
  • The Fabulist 6.2% A dank and juicy IPA using Golden Promise, wheat and Cara Munich malts in the mash for a sweetly smooth and hazy body. Bittered lightly with Magnum in the kettle followed by Citra T90 in both the whirlpool and in dry-hopping. We also added T90 Simcoe, Ekuanot, and Mosaic in dry hopping. The aroma/flavour is fruit-filled, dank and resinous, with plenty of tropical mango, passion fruit and pine. Dispense: keykeg
  • Marble Manchester est. 1997 Peaches and Beaches 6.2% A refreshing take on a fruited sour IPA. Collaboration with Slim Pickens Cider & Mead Co. of Tampa, Florida. Dispense: keykeg
  • Table Beer 3.1% This low-ABV pale ale is the ultimate session beer – Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Citra provide a bold hop profile with notes of kiwi, papaya and tangerine, whilst Vienna malt and oats balance biscuit character and silky texture against a dry finish. Dispense: cask · keykeg
  • Uppe Hela Natten 5.1% A macchiato porter using Takk NorthProjekt v.7 coffee and a dash of lactose. The espresso profile beans lend a subtle hit of sweet caramel and honeydew on the nose whilst adding a rich depth to the complex cacao malt base. Dispense: keykeg · cask
  • Mighty Oak Maldon, Essex est. 1996 Contra Rotating Nissen Hut 4.1% A deep dark, reddish mild, with a smooth, rich biscuity, roasted palate and a subtle spicy, blackcurrant hop aroma. Dispense: cask
  • Maldon Gold 3.8% Pale golden ale with a sharp citrus note moderated by honey and biscuity malt. Dispense: cask
  • Mile Tree Wisbech, Cambs est. 2012 Citra Blonde 3.7% Gold/blonde fruity ale brewed with Golden Naked oats and Vienna malts giving a good body balanced with bitterness and aroma from Citra and Simcoe hops. Dispense: cask
  • Honey Porter 5.2% Dark, complex and full-bodied with caramel and roast flavours. This porter has a unique character thanks to the late addition of honey in the copper. Dispense: cask
  • Milton Waterbeach, Cambs est. 1999 Cerealia 4.2% A festschriftbier to commemorate the career of Prof MK Jones. Brewed with the "5 grains" of Chinese ritual. Bronze. Dispense: cask
  • Justinian 3.9% Crisp pale gold-coloured bitter. Attractive bitter orange flavours persist into a satisfying lasting finish. Dispense: cask
  • Minerva 4.6% Golden ale. Brewed with US, New Zealand and British hops for a powerful hop punch and satisfying bitterness. Dispense: cask
  • Nero 5.0% A satisfying, full-flavoured black brew with a good balance of malt, roast and fruit. Bittersweet flavours carry through to a dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Pegasus 4.1% Fruit and some hops on the nose lead through into a fine balance of malt, fruit and hops on a bittersweet base. Malt is also present in the long, dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Syntaxis 5.7% Strong golden ale. Hops dominate over a biscuit malt background. Citrus aromas belie a powerful hoppy punch. Uses UK, US and New Zealand hops and local malt. Dispense: cask
  • Moonshine Fulbourn, Cambs est. 2004 Chocolate Orange Stout 6.7% A full-bodied, rounded soft stout. Loaded with chocolate and coffee flavours with a good hop balance that has a hint of orange on the nose. Dispense: cask
  • Heavenly Matter 4.1% A crisp, clean, straw-coloured light-bodied beer. Citra hops are prominent throughout, with a huge hoppy citrus, tropical fruit aroma and taste which leads to a generous bitterness in the finish. Dispense: cask
  • Shelford Crier 3.8% A thirst quenching light-bodied amber beer, with a citrus fruit bouquet and taste that continues through to a pleasantly clean and dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Single Hop Mandarina 4.8% The latest addition to a series of single-hopped beers. No further details available at press time. Dispense: cask
  • Moor Bristol est. 1996 Hoppiness 6.5% Rich caramel malts with a burst of tropically fresh and fruity hops. Dispense: cask
  • Old Freddy Walker 7.3% A rich, dark, full-bodied old ale. Bramling Cross hops are added to provide a hint of orange and a balancing dose of bitterness. Dispense: cask
  • Nene Valley Brewery Oundle, Northants est. 2011 Bible Black 6.5% Lavish chocolate porter. Rich and dark with sweet cocoa and dark malt aromas. Gives way to roasted grains and chocolate with coffee. Dispense: cask
  • Pulping On Your Stereo 4.5% Packed full of Mandarina and Citra hops plus hundreds of fresh oranges. Dispense: cask
  • Release The Chimps 4.4% An IPA for everyday drinking. A pale malt base gives a crisp mouthfeel that allows late addition and dry hops to come through with a punchy bitterness and a good deal of hop flavour in such a light beer. Dispense: cask
  • New River Hoddesdon, Herts est. 2015 Blind Poet 4.5% Rich, biscuity malt and a dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Riverbed Red 4.2% A full-flavoured amber ale made with speciality malts from Germany, balanced by a rich mix of international hops. Dispense: cask
  • Norfolk Brewhouse Hindringham, Norfolk est. 2012 Moon Gazer Golden Ale 4.0% This golden ale has a fresh citrus aroma and well-hopped character, with fruit and hop flavours carrying through to the refreshing, crisp, dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Moon Gazer Nelson's Orange 4.3% Amber ale with gentle fruit overtones from blood orange tea infusion. Dispense: cask
  • Oakham Peterborough, Cambs est. 1993 Attila 7.5% Fruit notes and elderflower in the aroma. Taste of ripe red berries and citrus fruit, with a long, bitter, fruity finish. Dispense: cask
  • Bishop's Farewell 4.6% A strong premium beer of structured quality, dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes, with a grainy background and dry finish. Dispense: cask
  • Citra 4.2% A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish. Dispense: cask
  • Old Dairy Cranbrook, Kent est. 2010 Spring Top 4.0% Perfectly balanced with a firm bitterness from locally grown Fuggle and Golding hops with a smooth, malty base. Dispense: cask
  • Panther Reepham, Norfolk est. 2010 Berry Bite 5.5% A hazy fruit beer featuring a strawberry aroma and flavour rounded off with a hint of white pepper. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Dispense: keykeg
  • Mild Panther 3.3% A smooth malty character and notes of chocolate give this beer plenty of flavour and aroma. Dispense: cask
  • Red Panther 4.1% A beer with roasted nutty flavour and bitter spicy malts. Dispense: cask
  • Papworth Papworth Everard, Cambs est. 2014 Koura 5.7% A deliciously hoppy wheat beer with a crisp light body, finishing with hints of bananas and tropical fruits. Dispense: cask
  • Red Kite 4.7% A sweet full-bodied ruby IPA with a long and strong hop finish bursting with tropical fruit flavours from a gratuitous over-use of hops. Dispense: cask
  • Phipps NBC Northampton, Northants est. 2014 Double Century 7.1% Strong old oak aged ale; dark, fruity and warming. Dispense: cask
  • Golden Mild 3.5% Brewed with 19th century malt variety Chevallier. Dispense: cask
  • Poppyland Cromer, Norfolk est. 2012 Black Cutch 3.5% A dark low-gravity sour ale with flavours of molasses and apple. Dispense: cask
  • East Beach IPA 6.5% An American IPA with Columbus, Centennial and Summit hops, late hopped with Cascade; malt loaf grain note balanced with earthy and spicy hops and a bitter orange fruit. Dispense: cask
  • Goiaba IPA 6.0% Pale ale with Motueka hops and Brazilian goiaba (guava) juice. Dispense: cask
  • Red Cat Winchester, Hants est. 2014 Mr. M's Porter 4.5% With four traditional English roasted malts, this complex beer gives aromas of chocolate, vanilla and mellow coffee. Full in the mouth and surprisingly easy to drink. Dispense: cask
  • Tellicherry 5.4% A deliciously fruity, naturally hazy peppercorn witbier brewed with a traditional wit yeast. The German Huell Melon hops used have a luscious strawberry, apricot and honeydew melon profile, and to add a delicate spice we've infused the beer with Tellicherry peppercorns. Dispense: cask
  • Redemption Tottenham, London est. 2010 46° North 6.0% Special IPA. New seasonal brewed with a pale malt base for a rich golden colour but still retaining a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel. The generous use of Mosaic, Azacca and Centennial give the beer top notes of perfumed, tropical fruits with a sweet honey middle notes and bready base notes. The taste is reminiscent of mangoes, lychee and a veritable fruit salad of tropical fruit rounded out by a long-lasting bitterness. Dispense: keykeg · cask
  • Big Chief 5.5% Big hoppy IPA style beer, packed full of Kiwi hops with hints of honey and nectar and plenty of tropical citrus and floral notes. Dispense: keykeg
  • Rock the Kazbek 4.0% Blonde ale single hopped with Czech Kazbek hop for refreshing zesty lemon, lime and grapefruit flavours with delicate lemon aroma. Dispense: cask
  • Redwillow Macclesfield, Cheshire est. 2010 Feckless 4.1% A classic British bitter, rich toffee and malt balanced with the subtle flavours of Challenger, First Gold and Target hops. Dispense: cask
  • Smokeless 5.7% A surprisingly approachable smoked porter, velvet smooth with a robust malt backbone. This is infused with Chipotles to give even more smokiness and a subtle hint of heat. Dispense: cask
  • Rocket Ales Great Staughton, Cambs est. 2016 Black Arrow 4.0% Traditional London porter brewed using pale, smoked, and chocolate malts, with Admiral hops, yielding a dark robust body and pronounced smoky flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Komet Bier 3.8% German style session IPA with a backbone of very light-coloured malted barley and bitterness, flavour and aroma of a secret blend of German noble hops. Dispense: cask
  • Maverick Ale 4.0% Maris Otter malt, Target hops, Scottish heather honey, and a bit of ginger product a smooth, refreshing golden ale with a hint of ginger in the aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Rockhopper Luton, Beds est. 2016 B-Pale 4.8% A yeast-driven pale ale made with Belgian yeast and southern hemisphere hops. Expect a bold mix of banana, cloves, and tropical fruits with a gentle maltiness. Unfined; suitable for vegans. Dispense: cask
  • Telescope 4.3% A festival special pale ale, showcasing a blend of new world style hops bringing citrus fruits, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, melon and mango, all sitting on top of a light but well-bodied malt base. Dispense: cask
  • Son of Sid Little Gransden, Cambs est. 2007 Hopticks 4.4% Festival Special. A fine, and Newtonian, fluid inspired by alchemy and cat flaps. This beer has been brewed as an equal and opposite reaction to outrageous beer tasting notes. It differentiates itself by an inverse square original gravity and has notes from a Trinity of Grantham hops. Dispense: cask
  • Peach Wheat 4.6% Peach-flavoured wheat beer with marzipan and estery notes balanced by the peach, giving a smooth slightly sweet taste. Dispense: cask
  • Ragwort 4.1% Satisfying German-style lager with floral notes from Mosaic hops. Dispense: cask
  • Raspberry Wheat 4.6% The Raspberry Pi is the computing phenomenon of Cambridge and this wheat beer is the raspberry phenomenon of Cambridgeshire. The sourness of the wheat is balanced by the raspberries, leading to a refreshing beer. At 4.8%, excess consumption will reduce your computing power, however. Dispense: cask
  • St. Peter's St. Peter South Elmham, Suffolk est. 1996 Bloomin' Marvellous 4.1% A blend of Challenger, Cascade, Celeia, and Hallertau hops give this pale amber beer floral and herbal taste and aroma with a touch of lychee. Dispense: cask
  • G-Free 4.2% A clean, crisp gluten free ale with a pilsner style lager finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops. Dispense: cask
  • Swannay Swannay by Evie, Orkney est. 2006 Dark Munro 4.0% Dark chocolate brown mild in which soft chocolate malt "coffee" notes are evident with a mere hint of hop. Dispense: cask
  • Old Norway 8.0% Golden in colour with loads of chewy American hops to balance out the sweet British malt. Dispense: cask
  • The 3 Brewers of St. Albans Hatfield, Herts est. 2013 Golden English Ale 3.8% Brewed using Cascade hops which give a subtle citrus flavour, coupled with Cara malt to give a light golden colour and a hint of sweetness. Dispense: cask
  • Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbys est. 2004 California Sun 4.5% West coast session IPA. Dispense: cask
  • Coco Cocoa 5.5% Coconut chocolate porter. Dispense: cask
  • Three Blind Mice Little Downham, Cambs est. 2014 Breathe Easy 6.2% Pineapple IPA. Dispense: keykeg
  • D.I.P.A Lo Docus 8.8% Double IPA. Collaboration with Wild Weather. Dispense: keykeg
  • Fags & Coffee 8.0% Smoked coffee Stout. Dispense: cask
  • Juice Rocket 4.5% The latest version of our session IPA. Hopped with Columbus, Mosaic and Citra. Unfined. Dispense: cask · keykeg
  • Lonely Snake Mosaic Simcoe 3.5% A super hoppy session pale delivering loads of passion fruit and mango. Dispense: cask
  • Nothing Rhymes With Orange 4.0% Orange and lemon witbeir. A Belgian style wheat beer using orange and lemon combined with classic witbier yeast. Subtle citrus flavours, medium body and classic yeast, making for an easy drinking beer. Dispense: cask
  • Totally Brewed Nottingham est. 2014 Crazy like a Fox! 4.5% A traditional style English bitter but with Continental malts and a citrus hoppy twist. Dispense: cask
  • Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout 4.5% A dark, rich stout with a complex malt profile and notes of coffee and raisin. Dispense: cask
  • Très Bien Tur Langton, Leics est. 2014 Airmail 4.2% Malty, dark ruby bitter with hints of caramel and dark fruits. Dispense: cask
  • My Name Is Earl 3.3% Dark mild with tea. Roasty, sweet malt with floral bergamot finish. Dispense: cask
  • Turpin's Cambridge, Cambs est. 2015 Cambridge Black 4.6% A smooth, full-bodied stout with rich coffee and dark chocolate notes. The robust flavour is also complex, exhibiting subtle hints of fruit, smoke and spice. A must for lovers of dark beer and full flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Newton's Glass 5.6% Heavily hopped IPA developed for festival. Brewed using the legendary heritage barley variety Chevallier, with Bramling Cross and two other British hops, to give a malt biscuity aroma, full flavour and body, and spice notes, followed by blackcurrant and grapefruit aromas. Dispense: cask
  • Strawberry Haze 3.9% Golden, fruity, hoppy beer with a hint of strawberries. Dispense: cask
  • Twisted Barrel Coventry, Warks est. 2013 God's Twisted Sister 4.5% A classic stout with a deep full bodied malty flavour and long, smooth finish. Expect waves of liquorice, chocolate and coffee notes subtly supported by a floral citrus hop background. Dispense: cask
  • Inspired 4.0% A smooth, juicy pale ale, brewed with a body full of oats and wheat and hopped with a blend of US hops for a tropical citrus flavour. Dispense: cask
  • The Blue Rose 2.7% A light, fruity kettle sour, flavoured with 40kg of blueberries and a rosehip/hibiscus blend. Deep red in colour with a fruity aroma and tart, blueberry flavour. Dispense: keykeg
  • Tydd Steam Tydd St. Giles, Cambs est. 2007 American Eagle 4.5% Golden American pale ale with a strong crisp bitterness and an intense fruit/citrus finish. Dispense: cask
  • Cosmic Trip 4.6% Premium deep golden bitter, heavily hopped with rare Galaxy hops. Cosmic! Festival special. Dispense: cask
  • Ratcatcher 4.3% Amber bitter with a refreshing clean bitterness balanced with citrus New Zealand hops. Dispense: cask
  • Vibrant Forest Pennington, Hants est. 2011 Amarillo 5.0% One of a range of beers brewed using a single hop to showcase the flavour profile of each flower. Unfined; suitable for vegans. Dispense: keykeg · cask
  • Black Forest 4.9% A fervent mix of rich coffee, bittersweet chocolate and the darkest of Black Forest berries. Unfined; suitable for vegans. Dispense: cask
  • Wild Weather Silchester, Hants est. 2012 Ask Me About Loom 5.0% A forward-thinking tart colossus of a beer. An undercurrent of rich passion fruit gives way to the satsuma umbrella wrapped around a lip-puckering sour wheat base. Dispense: keykeg
  • Colour of Desire 5.6% A smooth and full-bodied oatmeal pale ale with a zing of Simcoe dry hops. Dispense: cask
  • Colour of Despair 5.6% A rich Cascadian dark ale, drawing dank hop aromas from Cascade on a lingering dark malt base, all balanced out with a rich sour cherry backbone. Dispense: cask
  • Pirate Captain 6.5% A smooth and hazy IPA with an entire Pirate Ship's worth of Jester dry hops crammed into every corner of the glass. Pink grapefruit and satsuma sail side by side supported on a wave of oatmeal and wheat. Dispense: keykeg
  • Wiper and True Bristol est. 2015 Doves and Ravens 3.8% Sweet malt base with orchard fruit flavours from the hops and a gentle rye finish. Dispense: cask
  • Wolf Besthorpe, Norfolk est. 1996 Lavender Honey 3.7% Honey from The Norfolk Lavender Company is added during the brewing process to give this beer a delicate yet more-ish flavour. Dispense: cask
  • Newton's Telescope 5.0% Golden festival special. Dispense: cask
  • Woodforde's Woodbastwick, Norfolk est. 1981 Norfolk Nog 4.6% Smooth, rich and rounded old ale with velvety texture and hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice. Dispense: cask
  • Red Admiral 4.0% Malty, dark ruby bitter with hints of caramel and dark fruits. Dispense: cask
  • West Coast Wherry 4.2% A fresh take on Wherry with hop varieties from the US west coast. Dispense: cask
  • York York, N Yorks est. 1986 Centurion's Ghost 5.4% Dark ruby in colour, full tasting with a mellow roast flavour balanced by light bitterness and autumn fruit flavours that linger into the aftertaste. Dispense: cask
  • Raspberry Ripple 4.3% This American cream ale is incredibly pale in colour with a touch of oat and lactose added to create a light, yet luxuriously creamy mouthfeel. Additions of raspberry and vanilla give the classic raspberry ripple flavour, whilst Huell Melon and Columbus hops add sharpness and bitterness for balance. Dispense: cask