FESTIVAL ALES 2018

 
Breweries within in a 50 mile radius - as the crow flies
             
  Brewery Beer Strength Style Location  
  Fat Belly Guzzler 3.7 Bitter Lynton Traditionally British beer made on the North Devon Coast 
  Rhymney Hobby Horse 3.8 Bitter South Wales Hobby Horse is a mid to light-brown coloured beer and has a slight biscuity aroma due to the Marris Otter malt used.
  Bristol Beer Factory Nova 3.8 Hoppy Pale  Bristol A light malt base; Maris Otter, CaraPils and wheat malt allows the bright, fresh and zesty hop aromas to shine - underpinned by herbal and floral notes.
  Quantock Quantock Ale 3.8 Amber Bishops Lydeard A traditional amber bitter full bodied and malty with a dry finish and a fruity aroma with hints of roasted malts.
  Cheddar Ales Gorge Best 4 Bitter Cheddar A distinguished best bitter with warm malt flavours and a clean bitter finish. Brewed using the highest quality Pale ale, Maris Otter, Wheat, Crystal and Roasted malts and hopped with a blend of Challenger, Goldings and East Kent Goldings whole hops.
  Glede Brewing Golden Lion 4 Golden IPA  Clevedon A golden ale brewed exclusively for the Lions Beer Festival. Based on the same recipe as our popular Golden Dawn it is then dry hopped in the cask with a new variety of English hop (jester) to give a cheeky hazy summer fruity freshness.
   Croft Ales BS2 4 Session IPA  Bristol Inspired by our wonderfully diverse community we have created a 4% Session IPA for all to enjoy showcasing hops from around the world blended with English and German-style malts to create a bright, refreshing and citrusy summertime beer
  Great Western Maiden Voyage 4 Bitter Bristol A traditional English bitter, chestnut in colour, first impressions of fresh bitterness are brought upon by the finest Fuggle hops, with slight nutty, caramel undertones followed by a bitter-sweet finish.

  Butcombe El Toro 4 Wheat Ale Wrington, Bristol An English Wheat Ale which uses lashings of Wai-iti and Wakatu hops to drive a big, refreshing citrus and lime zest hop character into the beer whilst maintaining a fairly restrained bitterness.
  New Bristol Little Black Stout 4 Stout Bristol A Lavender and Vanilla Stout. Nice with a touch
of sweetness.
  Kettlesmith Faultline 4.1 Pale Bradford on Avon A hop-driven, quietly refreshing session ale – inspired by America; crafted over here.
  Wickwar Cotswold Way   4.2  Chestnut  Wessex  
The fruity body and flavour is derived from a special range of 3 malts mashed with our own Cotswold water and flavoured with a triple blend of choice hops. Our unique yeast adds the finishing touch
  Moles Best 4.0 Bitter Wickwar Well balanced copper coloured, clean dry and malty and a delicate floral hop flavour from the Fuggles and Goldings hops. 
  Wessex Merrie Mink 4.2 Pale Warminster  A full-flavoured best with a strong hop aroma
  Isle of Avalon Sunrise 4.3 Bitter Ashcott Dark Gold Beer with a fruity sherbet aroma and a hoppy earthy taste
 Hals
Light Gold
4.0
Light
Dursley Refreshing golden ale from English Goldings hops
  Kennet and Avon Rusty Lane 4.4 Ruby Melksham  A rusty coloured Irish style red ale with rounded toffee malt flavour and floral hop finish. 
  Arbor Blue Sky Drinking  4.4 Tawney Bristol A well balanced tawny best bitter. Its full bodied
malty backbone is balanced by delicate citrus notes, not usually associated with English hops, and a clean bitter finish.
  Brancombe Vale Branoc 4.5 Bitter Branscombe Nose is light caramel and fruits. Flavour is of light malts, some
fruits. Slightly bitter finish.

  Gyle 59 Caribbean Cocktail 4.5 Vegan Dorset A smooth and silky mouthfeel with tropical fruit flavours and aromas. A long bitter finish with notes of grapefruit pith and spice. Pale and interesting!
  Yeovil Ruby 4.5 Ruby Yeovil A premium red bitter with rich malt depth. The smooth palate is pronounced by English hops giving the trademark Yeovil Ales aromatic signature.
  Severn Brewing Copper Ale
3.8 Bitter Tortworth With Pilgrim, Cascade and Brambling Cross Hops. A subtle bitterness balanced with smooth malt notes and fruity hops.
  Leveret Twisted Oak 4.6  Bitter Wrington This premium bitter won the Gold Medal at the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2018 in the Premium Bitter category and went on to win the Silver Medal in the Overall Champion Category.
  Baa Two Bridges 4.6 Best Bitter Chepstow Delivers a satisfying taste with a gentle citrus hoppy after palate.
  Three Daggers Daggers Edge 4.7 Best Bitter Westbury Golden amber in colour, brewed with Maris Otter malt, First Gold is used in the bittering and the floral, citrus, Slovenian hop, Celeia is used for the aroma
  Bragdy TWT LOL Crazy Peacock 4.8 US IPA South Wales This hoppy American IPA takes its strong flavour from the North American Cascade and Columbus hops. It’s dry hopped in the with Pacific Gem and Cascade to complement and enhance the taste.
  Cotleigh Buzzard 4.8 Dark Wiveliscombe Buzzard is a traditional dark ale brewed with pale, crystal and chocolate roasted malts and Herefordshire hops. Deep copper red in colour with the roasted chocolate malt giving a dry nutty flavour with hints of amaretto biscuit. The finish in the mouth is a dry smoky smooth finish.
   Clavell & Heart  Blunderbus 4.8   Pale  Gloucester  A hedonistic explosion of citrus and tropical hops
  Isle of Avalon Sunset 5 Gold Ashcott Dark gold, hoppy, premium bitter.
  Palmers 200 5 Premium Bridport Full bodied, rich and malty, with a distinctive hop character. 
 Beers Listed are Provisional, Subject to Availability and May Be Amended at Any Time