Festival Beer List

Not every beer is available at all times. Some beers will already have been drunk and others may not be ready yet. Look for the cask cards which indicate which beers are 'on'.

As well as beer and cider we also have a wide range of Belgian beers, English wines from Mersea Island Vineyard and soft drinks.

Beer Style Brewersort descending Description ABV
Special English Ale Best Bitter 3 Brewers of St Albans, Hatfield, Herts A robust and full bodied premium ale that is well balanced, smooth and moreish 4.8%
Golden English Ale Golden 3 Brewers of St Albans, Hatfield, Herts A refreshing light golden ale, with subtle citrus flavours and a hint of sweetness 3.8%
Ruby English Ale Bitter 3 Brewers of St Albans, Hatfield, Herts Ruby coloured with a fruity malt aroma, and flavour is caramel malts with some fruity & biscuit notes 4.3%
Longboat Best Bitter Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk A Nordic red ale. A collaberation brew between Adnams & Egir brewery in Norway 4.6%
Tally Ho Speciality Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk The head brewer describes this beer as a strong old ale/barley wine 7.0%
Old Ale Old Ale Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk Aromas of malt and soft cheese, leading into fruit berries and vanilla 4.1%
Southwold Bitter Bitter Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk A copper coloured beer, late and dry-hopped which gives a distinctive, lingering hoppiness 3.7%
Ash Golden Ash Valley, Green Tye, Herts Very pale ale brewed with lager malt & a small amount of wheat & American hops & local honey 4.0%
Prince of Wales IPA Bitter Ash Valley, Green Tye, Herts An easy drinking, well balanced traditional bitter 3.9%
Shefford Old Strong (SOS) Best Bitter B&T, Shefford, Beds A rich taste of fruit, hops and malt with a predominantly hoppy aroma 5.0%
Shefford Bitter Bitter B&T, Shefford, Beds A pleasant and well hopped session beer 3.8%
Edwin taylors Extra Stout Stout B&T, Shefford, Beds A pleasant bitter beer with a strong roast malt flavour 4.5%
1555 Best Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A rich tawny beer with a sweet nutty taste 4.3%
Heresy Golden Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A very refreshing and easy drinking golden beer 4.0%
Arise Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A dark amber ale, which is smooth and subtly sweet 3.9%
Three Tails Bitter Bitter Boudicca, Fakenham, Norfolk A classic English bitter, amber in colour, with sweet fruit, malt & tangy hops and a lasting finish 3.8%
Spiral Stout Stout Boudicca, Fakenham, Norfolk Traditional stout with aromas of dark autumnal berries, undertones of coffee & dark chocolate 4.6%
Golden Torc Golden Boudicca, Fakenham, Norfolk Hoppy golden ale with a steady base of malt & bitterness & a hint of grapefruit leading to a lasting finish 4.3%
Rusty Bucket Best Bitter Brandon, Brandon, Suffolk A copper coloured premium bitter with a distinctive balance of hops and malt 4.4%
Brewers Droop Best Bitter Brandon, Brandon, Suffolk No notes available 5.0%
Saxon Gold Golden Brandon, Brandon, Suffolk Pale in colour, crisp and refreshing with a surprisingly full bodied taste 4.0%
Brentwood Gold Golden Brentwood, Brentwood, Essex A heavily hopped golden beer with a fruity taste 4.3%
Brentwood Best Bitter Brentwood, Brentwood, Essex A light copper in colour ale, that has a well rounded flavour and aroma 4.2%
Golden Wolf Golden Brewshed, Ingham, Suffolk Brewed with cocoa pulp fruit, that gives a fresh, clean beer with more then a hint of tropical fruit 4.9%
American Blonde Golden Brewshed, Ingham, Suffolk This beer has crisp bitterness but balanced with a rich malt character & a citrus fruit nose 5.5%
Vanilla Porter Porter Brewshed, Ingham, Suffolk A traditional brown/black smooth porter with a soft vanilla finish 4.7%
Kings Parade Bitter Cambridge Brewhouse, Cambridge, Cambs A good traditional English bitter, with moderate biscuity malt & resiny hop throughout 3.6%
Misty River Golden Cambridge Brewhouse, Cambridge, Cambs A golden beer dominated by grapefruit on the nose, palate and a lingering dry aftertaste 4.2%
Night Porter Porter Cambridge Brewhouse, Cambridge, Cambs A rich complex dark stout porter with delicious chocolate and coffee character 5.0%
Colchester No 1 Bitter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A classic English beer that is copper in colour 4.1%
Old Mortality Bitter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A dark bitter with balanced malt and hop and packed with American aroma 4.3%
Red Diesel Best Bitter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A dark ruby colour ale that is well balanced with a long rich finish 4.2%
Brass Monkey Golden Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex Light and refreshing golden ale. English Pilgrim hops for bittering & Tettnang hops for flavour 3.8%
Metropolis Golden Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A superb golden hoppy beer, with enormous depth of flavour and a long spicy finish 3.9%
AK Pale Mild Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A 1900s pale ale, mildly hopped. Fresh and fruity 3.7%
Jack Spitty Golden Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex Pale honey coloured beer with floral citrus notes 4.0%
Brazilian Porter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A beautifully balanced coffee and vanilla porter 4.6%
Cat's Whiskers Cream Stout Stout Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A very smooth, easy drinking cream stout, full bodied and a slight sweetness 4.8%
Old King Cole London Porter Porter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A traditional porter brewed the original way with brown malt 5.0%
Nobby's Stout Stout Compasses, Stansfield, Suffolk A great traditional strong stout 6.0%
Anchor Street Porter Porter Crouch Vale, S. Woodham Ferrers, Essex Dark, rich and full bodied, made with a blend of two different dark malts 4.9%
Eldorado Bitter Crouch Vale, S. Woodham Ferrers, Essex A cracking session ale for the discerning palate. Soft bitterness and high aroma 3.9%
Brewers Gold Golden Crouch Vale, S. Woodham Ferrers, Essex A pale golden ale with a striking citrus nose. Sweet fruit and bitter hops are well matched 4.0%
Yukon Gold Dominion, Epping, Essex Aged in cognac casks with Bramling Cross hops (V) 9.7%
Stout Stout Dove Street, Ipswich, Suffolk A traditional stout 4.5%
Good Hops & Dreadlocks Golden Dove Street, Ipswich, Suffolk A pale, not to hoppy but with a good selection of American hops 4.4%
Dove Elder Speciality Dove Street, Ipswich, Suffolk Traditional brewed speciality beer. Late hopped with Brewers Gold& the wort percolated over elderflower 4.1%
Porter in a Storm Porter Elephant School, Brentwood, Essex A rich porter that showers your taste buds with waves of chocolate, fruity & bitter with successive sips 4.9%
Ploughboys Stout Farmers, Maldon, Essex A good, robust winter stout fortified with port 5.0%
A Drop of Nelson's Blood Bitter Farmers, Maldon, Essex An easy drinking but flavourful bitter, made with brandy 3.8%
Puck's Folly Golden Farmers, Maldon, Essex Ever-popular golden ale with grapefruit citrus notes 4.2%
Trawler Boys Best Bitter Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A tawney beer with aroma of apple, sultana and malt plus hints of caramel and hops 4.6%
Ripper Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk Rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity with a warming finish and dangerously drinkable 8.5%
Orange Wheat Beer Speciality Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A marmalade aroma with a hint of hops, leading to a well-balanced blend f sweetness, hops & citrus 4.2%
Redoubt Stout Stout Harwich Town, Harwich, Essex A jet black beer, that is rich, dark and silky smooth 4.2%
Great Walk Bitter Harwich Town, Harwich, Essex A bronze coloured beer, that is super hoppy. Harwich brewery donate 10p from each pint to Global Make some Noise 4.0%
Illuminate 16 Speciality Harwich Town, Harwich, Essex A strong pale ale 6.2%
Phoenix APA Golden Harwich Town, Harwich, Essex Lingering malt sweetness is balanced with smooth bitterness throughout 5.0%
SX Pale Bitter Hope, Stanford Le Hope, Essex A classic session pale ale brewed with Pale & Crystal malts & hopped with Perle & Marynka hops 3.9%
SX Dark Best Bitter Hope, Stanford Le Hope, Essex A darker ale, brewed with Marris Otter Pale malt, Crystal malt & Chocolate malt 4.2%
SX Gold Golden Hope, Stanford Le Hope, Essex A pleasant and very easy drinking golden ale 4.2%
Humpty Dumpty Bitter Bitter Humpty Dumpty, Reedham, Norfolk A new session ale, a classic chestnut coloured bitter with a full malt flavour & English hop aroma 3.9%
Christmas Crack Humpty Dumpty, Reedham, Norfolk A strong dark brown ale with an American hop profile 7.0%
Railway Sleeper Old Ale Humpty Dumpty, Reedham, Norfolk Full bodied brown/reddish in colour strong ale with a fruity nose and a malty dry taste 5.0%
Fine Soft Day Bitter Iceni, Ickburgh, Norfolk Golden hued with toffee notes throughout. A creamy, lightly-hopped backdrop softly sinks into sweetness 4.0%
Boadicea Strong Ale Best Bitter Iceni, Ickburgh, Norfolk Light brown, aroma is hoppy with apple grass. Taste of grapefruit, peach wood and caramel 5.2%
Porter Porter Kings Head, Bildeston, Suffolk A porter with a rich complex maltiness and smooth finish 4.6%
Brettside Best Bitter Kings Head, Bildeston, Suffolk A premium amber ale with a great hop/malt balance 4.5%
Hop Baby Golden Kings Head, Bildeston, Suffolk Golden ale with a refreshing subtle citrus orange favour and aroma 4.4%
Affinity Best Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Full bodied ale, with a complex passion fruit and lychee tartness that leaps out 4.8%
Audit Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A dark copper barley wine with flavours of berry fruit with spice and a smooth sweet finish 8.0%
Legacy Golden Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A light blonde ale, deep with flavour. Lemon and lime bates the palate to a mellow finish 4.4%
Dry January Bitter Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Beds No notes available 4.2%
Restoration Ale Best Bitter Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Beds A mid brown beer, with generous use of Cascade and Perle hops that deliver a fruity & refreshing beer 4.6%
Narrow Gauge Golden Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Beds A light refreshing beer with a dry bitter taste and crisp citrus finish 3.9%
Slap N Tickle Bitter Lord Conrad's, Cambridge, Cambs A big slap of bitterness and just a tickle of hops 4.3%
Zulu Dawn Mild Lord Conrad's, Cambridge, Cambs A dark mild with a modern twist 3.5%
Blackberry Porter Porter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk Full bodied, with a balanced hop aroma and rich blend of chocolate and roast flavours 4.8%
Mid Winter Gold Best Bitter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk An amber coloured beer with a fine balance of malt and hops for a full bodied flavour 4.5%
White Adder Golden Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A golden strong ale with a warming fruity flavour that dominates & lingers into a dry hoppy finish 5.3%
Oyster Stout Stout Mersea Island, East Mersea, Essex A festival favourite, dark and delicious, with possible aphrodisiac qualities! 5.0%
Yo Boy Bitter Mersea Island, East Mersea, Essex A session bitter with balanced malt and a long lasting bitterness on the finish 3.7%
Skippers Best Bitter Mersea Island, East Mersea, Essex Dark amber with a smooth, malty, bitter finish 4.8%
Maldon Gold Golden Mighty Oak, Maldon, Essex Light golden colour with biscuity malt flavours and a distinctive citrus character 3.8%
Oscar Wilde Mild Mighty Oak, Maldon, Essex A wonderfully mellows, nutty moreish dark mild 3.7%
Saxon Strong Mighty Oak, Maldon, Essex An amber ale with malt flavours balanced by a strong hop finish 6.5%
Minerva Golden Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A powerful hop punch and a satisfying bitterness in this blonde ale 4.6%
Marcus Aurelius Stout Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs An enormous, luscious and velvety stout, bursting with dark, roasty flavour & underlying vanilla richness 7.5%
Iris Speciality Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A strong hoppy pale ale that is beautifully balanced and has a powerful hop punch 6.0%
Mystery Mild Mild Moody Goose - Brewed at King William IV, Braintree, Essex An exellent dark mild full of flavour 3.5%
Heavenly Matter Golden Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs A huge hoppy citrus flavoured straw coloured beer, tropical fruits with a generous bitter finish 4.1%
Trouble Maker Speciality Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs Belgian Abbey Duddard style beer, with spicy sweet alcoholic character 6.5%
Chocolate Orange Stout Speciality Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs Full bodied, rounded soft stout with chocolate and coffee flavours and a hint of orange on the nose 6.7%
Old Growler Porter Nethergate, Pentlow, Essex Well balanced porter in which roast grain is complemented by fruit and bubble-gum 5.0%
Absolutely Brassic Bitter Nethergate, Pentlow, Essex An amber coloured bitter that Is smooth and well balanced 3.4%
Umbel Ale Bitter Nethergate, Pentlow, Essex A pleasant, easy drinking bitter, infused with coriander which dominates throughout 3.8%
Blind Poet Porter New River, Hoddesdon, Herts A dark porter, with a lightly smoked aroma and a smooth chocolate malt flavour 4.5%
London Tap Bitter New River, Hoddesdon, Herts A refreshing pale ale, with hints of toffee, light citrus and hoppy 3.8%
Riverbed Red Bitter New River, Hoddesdon, Herts A copper coloured ale, with rich complex caramel flavours 4.2%
New World Order Golden Oakham, Peterborough, Cambs Pale gold with a delicate malt base and bursting with tropical and citrus fruit aromas 4.0%
Citra Golden Oakham, Peterborough, Cambs A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas 4.2%
Bishops Farewell Golden Oakham, Peterborough, Cambs Powerfully citrusy, the hops and fruit on the aroma become bittersweet on the palate 4.6%
Good King Henry (Imperial Stout) Stout Old Chimneys, Market Weston, Suffolk A classic Imperial stout that is multi award winning 9.2%
White Admiral Wheat Ale Speciality Old Chimneys, Market Weston, Suffolk A great tasting wheat beer 8.3%
Golden Panther Golden Panther, Reepham, Norfolk Well rounded & refreshing with a fresh & aromatic hop kick, with a citrus flavour & floral aroma 3.7%
Honey Panther Speciality Panther, Reepham, Norfolk A light & refreshing golden ale with a bite of honey. Carefully balanced, full bodied with a florl honey aroma & tatse 4.0%
Crystal Ship Best Bitter Papworth, Cambridge, Cambs An amber coloured ale with a light body and a strong citrus finish (V) 4.2%
Mad Jack Bitter Papworth, Cambridge, Cambs A perfectly balanced session bitter with a light copper colour and gentle citrus aroma and Carmel overtones (V) 3.8%
Papillion IPA Bitter Papworth, Cambridge, Cambs A classic example of an easy drinking IPA (V) 4.1%
Cascade Best Bitter People's, Thurlton, Norfolk Brewed with a variety of malts, including Rye and hopped with Cascade 4.5%
Red Ale Best Bitter Pitfield, Epping, Essex A complex beer with a full, malty body and strong hop character 4.8%
Ginger Beer Best Bitter Pitfield, Epping, Essex Sweet, malty beer with a good hit of ginger 5.0%
Gold Golden Pumphouse, Toppesfield, Essex Deep golden colour with a biscuit like maltiness offset by the rounded citrus & lychee aroma 4.2%
Pale Oktober Bitter Pumphouse, Toppesfield, Essex No notes available 3.8%
Plough Dog Bitter Pumphouse, Toppesfield, Essex Dark amber in colour. Warm caramel notes are complemented by fruity hop aromas 4.0%
Bladderwrack Stout Railway Tavern, Brightlingsea, Essex An exellent stout with some juicy fruit and some liquorice 5.2%
Coggeshall Gold Golden Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A very light golden beer, with an intense aroma and flavour of lemons, grapefruit and lychee 4.0%
Marmalade Stout Stout Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A good honest stout 5.0%
Fire Fox Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A red beer with a complex fruity flavour 4.2%
Ruby Red Mild Mild Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A full mash mild with a range of complex malted barleys and good old-fashioned fuggle hops. 6.9%
Wily Ol Fox Best Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A very aromatic amber traditional IPA made from Boadicea hops and Pale Maris Otter malt 5.2%
IPA Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex An East Anglian style copper coloured beer with a delicate flavour 3.7%
Northern Lights Golden Round Tower, Chelmsford, Essex A wintery golden ale, predominantly hopped with Auora hops 4.4%
Boreas Bitter Round Tower, Chelmsford, Essex A pale ale brewed with Dana, Columbus and Summit hops 4.0%
Lingwood Bitter Round Tower, Chelmsford, Essex An easy drinking winter session beer, with a smooth, slightly fruity finish 4.1%
Levelly Black Stout Shalford, Shalford, Essex A dark heavy well hopped ale with grainy toffee taste topped with a thick creamy head 4.8%
Winter Ale Best Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A ruby coloured ale with good flavour 4.5%
Braintree Market Ale Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A traditional easy drinking session beer with a hoppy, lingering, dry bitter finish 4.0%
Blondie Golden Shortts Farm, Thornden, Suffolk A beautifully balanced blonde beer with refreshing fruity hops & morish biscuity malt flavours 4.0%
Two Tone Mild Shortts Farm, Thornden, Suffolk A satisfying dark mild with dark chocolate and sweet biscuity malt flavours 3.8%
Rockabilly Bitter Shortts Farm, Thornden, Suffolk An American pale ale. Amber in colour, moreish malt with refreshing fruity hops and a hint of citrus 4.3%
Molly's Jolly Mild Mild Silks, Sible Hedingham, Essex A dark, delicious mild with rich malts, smooth roast chocolate and coffee for moreish mellow flavour 4.0%
Old Man Shirv Best Bitter Silks, Sible Hedingham, Essex A copper coloured ale that is full of character, that is smooth and fruity and a rich malt flavour 4.5%
Ryeteous Ale Bitter Silks, Sible Hedingham, Essex No notes available 4.2%
Muck Cart Mild Mild Son of Sid, Little Gransden, Beds A smooth dark mild with a long liquorice finish. Roast & fruit aroma, with chocolate & coffee taste 3.5%
English Ale Bitter Son of Sid, Little Gransden, Beds A traditional English ale with a clean, malty taste and a good hop character 3.7%
Ragwort Bitter Son of Sid, Little Gransden, Beds No notes available 4.0%
Mild Mild St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk A classic example of a beer mild in hops but not in flavour 3.7%
G-Free Speciality St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk A clean, crisp, gluten free ale with Pilsner style finish. (GF) 4.2%
Grapefruit Beer Speciality St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk Based on the St Peter's wheat beer. The zesty/pithy grapefruit is in complete harmony with the hops and malt 4.7%
Lone Rider Best Bitter Tombstone, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A lovely deep ruby hoppy ale 4.8%
Big Nose Kate Speciality Tombstone, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A ruby coloured ale, that is malty, fruity and a subtle passionfruit taste 5.2%
Cherokee Best Bitter Tombstone, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Amber coloured best bitter with fruity overtones and aroma 4.5%
Swift Golden Truman's, Hackney Wick, Gtr. London Lip-smackingly drinkable. Juicy, gently hoppy and mellow 3.9%
Lazarus Golden Truman's, Hackney Wick, Gtr. London Light malts and fruity notes an very easy drinking 4.2%
Runner Bitter Truman's, Hackney Wick, Gtr. London Chestnut brown and full of flavour and remains unashamedly easy drinking 4.0%
Happy Hopper Best Bitter Two Rivers, Downham Market, Norfolk Straw coloured bitter with fresh green hop aroma and a fresh green Golding finish 4.5%
Miners Mild Mild Two Rivers, Downham Market, Norfolk Easy drinking tawny mild, with good malt character, light finish and chocolate notes 3.6%
Hares Hopping Bitter Two Rivers, Downham Market, Norfolk Refreshing clean flavoured bitter with a distinctive late bitterness and a dry finish 4.3%
Black Otter Speciality Watson's, Colchester, Essex A black IPA from Colchester's newest brewery 5.7%
Suffolk Pale Bitter Watts & Co, Debenham, Suffolk Proper English pale ale. Crisp, dry hopped with fruity Bramling Cross hops 4.0%
American Pale Bitter Watts & Co, Debenham, Suffolk Experimental hops are fun hops. Big dry hop means this beer is JUICY 4.0%
Mild Brown Porter Porter Watts & Co, Debenham, Suffolk Last years beer of the festival. The perfect winter pint 3.0%
Slightly Stout Porter Porter Watts & Co, Debenham, Suffolk Roast digestive biscuits, but in beer form 4.0%
Unknown at time of press Bitter Watts & Co, Colchester, Essex Another beer from Watts & Co. following up on his award winning debut at our Summer festival.
Raging Bullace Best Bitter Waveney, Earsham, Norfolk No notes available 5.1%
Light Weight Bitter Waveney, Earsham, Norfolk A gentle beer with a light well-balanced hop and malt character 3.9%
Apprentice Bitter Wibblers, Southminster, Essex A amber session beer with a hoppy aroma and light malty taste 3.9%
Dengie Porter Porter Wibblers, Southminster, Essex A good honest well balanced porter full of flavour 4.5%
Oatmeal Stoat Stout Wibblers, Southminster, Essex A traditional oatmeal stout 4.0%
Cloudburst Bitter Winter's, Norwich, Norfolk A bitter beginning with malt and hop notes and ends in a long dry finale 3.7%
Genius Stout Winter's, Norwich, Norfolk Roast dominates throughout but is balanced by a mix of malt, a bittersweet fruitiness & nutty finish 4.1%
Mild Mild Winter's, Norwich, Norfolk A biscuity roast backbone with caramel notes give depth as a growing hoppy bitterness at the finish 3.6%
No Name Best Bitter Witham, Coggeshall, Essex A traditionally brewed best bitter 4.3%
Scruffy Mild Mild Witham, Coggeshall, Essex A superb dark mild with fruity flavours 3.9%
Citrus Gold Golden Yaarbrew, Hickling, Norfolk A rich golden beer with a good citrusy balance complemented with aroma of Citra hops 4.5%
Smoked Chilli IPA Speciality Yaarbrew, Hickling, Norfolk Roasted chillies give a unique smooth flavour with a touch of heat 5.4%
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