2019's Beers and Ciders

The ales and ciders will be announced as soon as they are known.

Beers

Amber Session

A delicate platform from the malt bill provides sweetness and richness, which is accompanied with new world hops to give a citrus, piney and spicy aroma. All of this combined provides a beer which is well rounded, drinkable and with enough flavour to keep you interested.

3.9% ABV
Cocksure Brewing Company
Bristol

Apollo Orange Citrus Session

A juicy orange infused Session IPA. The citrus zest used in the brew, and the mandarina hop give a subtle fruitiness to this great beer.

4.2% ABV
Home Ales
Nottingham

Arh Woooooo

Halloween Pumpkin Ale that tastes like a pumpkin pie with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon and a hoppy aftertaste.

4.1% ABV
Ferry Ales Brewery
Lincoln

Baby Faced Assassin

Brewed with 100% Citra hops that create aromas of mango, apricot, grapefruit & mandarin orange, along with a lasting, juicy, tropical fruit bitterness, Baby-Faced Assassin is a deceptively drinkable India Pale Ale that shouldn not be taken lightly.

6.1% ABV
Roosters Brewing Company
Harrogate

Black Dog

An award-winning cask conditioned traditional dark mild. Well balanced malt and hops gives a pleasant aroma and taste, with splendid roasted bitter flavours.Black Dog is a traditional dark mild at 3.6%ABV. It has many CAMRA awards to its name and is a well-known brand in the free-trade. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour. The use of crystal malt and roast barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.

3.6% ABV
Elgoods Brewery
Wisbech

Chummy Bluster Best Bitter

Made with no fewer than 7 malts and 3 different English Hops, "Chummy Bluster" is a gentle, fruity, well rounded ale, with just the right amount of bitterness to keep you coming back for more. Unfined, unfiltered and suitable for vegans.

4.1% ABV
Gun Brewery
Gun Hill

Cosmic Brew

JW Lees and Professor Brian Cox are on a mission. To explore new worlds. To seek out new ideas and new flavours. To boldly go where no one has gone before. It is this thrust of curiosity that has led us to Cosmic Brew: a hoppy and thirst-quenching amber ale.

3.9% ABV
JW Lees
Manchester

Cremated

A fiery chestnut coloured fruity ale with an explosion of glorious hops.

4.7% ABV
Beermats Brewing Company
Newark

Duke IPA

Named after HMS Iron Duke which once served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet based in Scapa Flow. There are six different hops in this beer giving an assertive bitterness.

5.2% ABV
Swannay Brewery
Orkney

Excelsior

Despite its formidable strength, Excelsior is many people's favourite tipple. A classic pale ale, brewed from British pale malt and American Cascade hops this is the perfect drinking experience! Smooth, fruity and full-bodied, but with a deceptive bitterness to complement the high alcohol content this is a deliciously easy-drinking beer Refreshing citrus hop aromas complete the sensory pleasure.

5.2% ABV
Ossett Brewery
Ossett

Falling Star

Brewed for the contemporary taste palate using locally grown and renowned floor malted Maris Otter barley from Warminster Maltings. Distinctive and complex flavours and aromas are delivered through a carefully chosen blend of Cascade, Willamette and Mittlefruh hops. The resulting balanced and refreshing finish is achieved through a combination of our pure Cotswold water and unique strain of yeast. A golden artisan ale.

4.2% ABV
Wickwar Brewing Company
Wickwar

Harvest Pale

Harvest Pale is brewed with a gently-kilned malt, and an aromatic blend of American hops added during the brewing process gives this 3.8% alc pale beer exceptional poise. Its distinct hop flavour leads to a crisp finish. Harvest Pale has firmly established itself as Castle Rock's Flagship Beer. SIBA National Champion Bitter 2004, Champion Bitter of Britain 2007 and Champion Beer of Britain 2010.

3.8% ABV
Castle Rock Brewery
Nottingham

HBA Hoppy Brown Ale

Filled to the top with American hops, slightly toasty with a dark malty sweetness and a delicious creamy head.

4.3% ABV
Pheasantry Brewery
East Markham

Infinity IPA

An infinitely satisfying golden ale brewed with Citra hops from the USA. We brewed this to celebrate the famous Infinite Monkey Theorem. If you don't know what that is, Google it!

4.6% ABV
Blue Monkey Brewery
Giltbrook

Joshua Jane

Everything that is great about traditional Yorkshire bitter, fused with Ilkley Brewery's unique hop character. Named after Mary Jane's suitor, ont Ilkla Moor baht'at.

3.7% ABV
Ilkley Brewery
Ilkley

Lemon Adder

This amber-coloured beer has fine, fresh citrus aromas which develop into a balanced, fruity and refreshing flavour, along with a lingering, dry, bitter finish.

4.0% ABV
Mauldons
Sudbury

Lumford

Pale Ale brewed using New Zealand and US hops creating aromas of pear, peach and pineapples. Flavours are floral, apples, peach and orange peel. Hoppy bitter finish with clean and crisp passionfruit, grapefruit and gooseberry.

3.9% ABV
Thornbridge Brewery
Bakewell

Misty Morning Dew

A copper coloured traditional ale with caramel & orange tones. Hopped with Admiral and Perle and using Chocolate and Cara malts.

Nine for a Kiss

Nottingham home grown hops create a fresh tasting full flavoured pale.

4.0% ABV
Magpie Brewery
Nottingham

NZ IPA

A delicate pale ale brewed with Golden Promise malt and 3 NZ hops. Notes of citrus, pine and apricot.

5.0% ABV
Higsons
Liverpool

Post Code Envy

A naturally hazy session pale, hopped to the high heavens with Mosaic. This beer is full of bold citrus & blueberry flavours with subtle pine notes, with a moderate bitterness in the finish.

4.6% ABV
Pentrich Brewing Company
Ripley

Stud Blonde

Easy drinking golden blonde. It's gluten free but don't let that put you off. It's a beer for all drinkers.

4.3% ABV
Hambleton Brewery
Ripon

Vampyr

Dark, red rye ale slightly hopped, with notes of fruit and malt.

4.4% ABV
Mr Grundys Brewery
Derby

Wherry

A Supreme Champion Beer of Britain! Mighty fresh and zesty, our award-winning, rich amber ale enjoys floods of flavours, as sweet malts clash with grapefruit hops and big floral aromas in a sensory strike. Set sail on an epic taste adventure.

3.8% ABV
Woodforde's Brewery
Woodbastwick

Ciders

Apple Slayer

Light, easy drinking cider, made with a delicate blend of bittersweet Dabinette cider apples and sweet, hand-picked dessert Galas.

5.7% ABV
Cornwall Cider Company
cornwall

Blood Orange

Made with real blood oranges and blended with SeaCider Medium, this craft cider is refreshing and packed with flavour.

4.0% ABV
Seacider
Ditchling Common

Dandy Dab

Each pressing season the pile of Dabinett apple pulp mysteriously attracts the ducks from a nearby pond. So we gave our feathered friend a distinguished dress sense to match a distinguished sense of taste. As a result the full bodied juice produced from Dabinett apples creates a well-balanced single variety cider with an unmistakable depth of flavour.

5.0% ABV
Purbeck Cider Company
Wareham

Dog Dancer

This smooth crisp cider is in admiration to all those friends out there. It is a light straw coloured cider with a medium dry, slightly sharp characteristic.

6.5% ABV
Gwynt Y Ddraig
Pontypridd

Katy and Perry

Packs bags of character yet remains delicately poised; much the same as the field mice scurrying around in the woodland on the edges of our orchard. The refreshingly clean and crisp taste of Katy apples married with the citrus tones and floral aroma of Perry pears produces a distinctively quaffable flavour combination.

5.5% ABV
Purbeck Cider Company
Wareham

Mad Jack

Dry clear cider with a refreshing crisp taste.

5.0% ABV
Cockeyed Cider
Cullompton

Marmalade

Made with Seville oranges and freshly pressed dessert fruit. Sweet, refreshing and bursting with flavour.

4.0% ABV
Seacider
Ditchling Common

Pickled Parrot

This traditional perry is naturally cloudy and full of flavour. It is of medium sweetness with just a hint of acidity making it a gloriously smooth and well balanced perry.

6.0% ABV
Lilleys Cider
Frome

Red Love

Made from an apple variety called Red Love, the special edition apple juice and cider are a vibrant red colour, clear not cloudy and contain no added colourants.

5.0% ABV
Biddenden Vineyards
Biddenden

Scrummage

Scrummage has a sharpness that lingers at the back of the palate, reflecting east midlands apple varieties. This medium dry, traditional cider has a slight sharpness. Zesty apple with good body.

Sonic Titan

Dry, Heavy Cider. A blend of wild fermented cider and a small amount of juice to round the flavours.

8.2% ABV
Ascension Cider Company
Polegate

Toffy Dora

New for 2019 and is sure to hit the sweet spot. Herefordshire cider has been carefully blended with toffee to create this 4% light bodied quaffable cider. It is truly a sweet sensation.

4.0% ABV
Celtic Marches
Malvern

Tumpy Ground

Clear & golden in colour, medium in style and made from a blend of cider varieties, (Somerset Redstreak, Dabinett, Ellis Bitter & Browns Apple). Aromas of blackberry leaf, melon and pineapple following onto the palate with rich, mouth-filling apple, a hint of tropical fruits and a full body. Plentiful soft tannins and a gentle sweetness to the finish. An unusual and distinctive cider.

7.0% ABV
Once Upon A Tree
Putley

Two Trees Perry

A pale, fruity perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate.

4.5% ABV
Gwynt Y Ddraig
Pontypridd

Vintage Cyder

Pure craft cider aged for three years in oak casks to provide a strong still cider with many wine like qualities.

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