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
Rolling Stone Best Bitter 8 Sail, Heckington, Lincs A 'Stone-ground' Pale Ale using locally grown barley and hopped with new British hop varieties 4.3%
Singing Windmill Bitter 8 Sail, Heckington, Lincs A pale amber session bitter with a nice blend of malt and hops 4.4%
Aces High Force Golden 8 Sail, Heckington, Lincs A strong blonde beer brewed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force 5.0%
Freewheel Golden Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk A straw coloured summer ale with aromas of citrus and peaches, beautifully balanced by a touch of gooseberry on the finish 3.6%
Fat Spratt Bitter Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk Brewed with Pale Ale malted barley, Munich, Cara and Black Malt, with Columbus, English Goldings, Cascade and Chinook hops 3.8%
Ghost Ship Best Bitter Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk A pale ale with an assertive bitterness, biscuit flavours and fresh citrus aroma 4.5%
Flat Cap Bitter Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester An amber ale with a modest fruit aroma leading to a beer with citrus fruit, malt and hops 4.0%
Gale Brook Bitter Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester No notes available 4.2%
Pavillion Golden Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester A yellow beer with a citrus and hop aroma. Big fruity flavour with a peppery hoppiness. Dry, bitter yet fruity finish 4.5%
Cracker Bitter Barngates, Barngates, Cumbria A full bodied hoppy beer with some balancing sweetness and fruit with a dry finish 3.9%
Tag Lag Best Bitter Barngates, Barngates, Cumbria This traditional bitter is full on, amber gold in colour, with sweet spice and fruit bitterness 4.4%
Seren Pale Ale Golden Big Hand, Wrexham, North-East Wales American pale ale, light and malty. The citrus hop is balanced and mellowed by classical hops 3.7%
Little Monkey Mild Big Hand, Wrexham, North-East Wales A malty mild, with a dry roasty taste, some initial sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness in the finish 4.0%
1555 Best Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A rich tawny beer with a sweet nutty taste 4.3%
Ridleys Rite Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A classic bitter, with a floral aroma and a subtle but long lasting bitter aftertaste 3.6%
Divine Speciality Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex Pours dark amber with a deliciously dense creamy head and a warming malt aroma 5.1%
American Pale Ale Golden Blackedge, Horwich, Greater Manchester A light hoppy beer made using American hops giving intense citrus aromas 4.2%
Dark Rum Porter Porter Blackedge, Horwich, Greater Manchester A dark rich porter with roasted coffee and chocolate flavours, hints of liquorice and finished with sweetness from the dark rum 4.6%
Super Noah Golden Brouwerij T'verzet, Anzegem, Belgium A hoppy blonde ale from the young and experimental Belgium brewery. A Belgium style beer with modern hops 4.9%
Pintle Pale Ale Burnt Mill, Badley, Suffolk Whirlpooled and dry hopped with Australian Cascade and Citra, with a restrained bitterness and dry finish 4.1%
Steel Cut (GF) Pale Ale Burnt Mill, Badley, Suffolk A gluten free pale ale. A blend of oats, buckwheat, maize and sorghum to give the beer a smooth base 4.5%
Colchester No 1 Bitter Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A classic English best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and East Kent Goldings for aroma 4.1%
Brazilian Speciality Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A festival favourite! A beautifully balanced coffee and vanilla porter that is not shy on flavour 4.6%
Bearded Lady Golden Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex The latest addition in the Freak Show theme of beers 4.4%
Trinovantes Gold Golden Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A golden hoppy beer, with light fruit flavour from Aurora hops 4.3%
Double Drop Mild Mild Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A sweet and fruity, dark ruby red mild 4.5%
Old King Coel Porter Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A rich dark ale brewed the original way with brown malt. Very drinkable 5.0%
Centurion Best Bitter Derventio, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire A lovely amber bitter with a hoppy aftertaste 4.3%
Cleopatra Best Bitter Derventio, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire An easy drinking glorious beer with a sharp apricot taste and aroma 5.0%
Theodore Pinchbecks Spurious Stout Stout Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A dark and chocolatey stout 4.2%
Trigger The Bitter Sipper Bitter Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A honey coloured beer 3.7%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A straw coloured beer with a refreshing citrus finish 4.5%
Coppermill Pale Ale Enfield, Enfield, North London No notes available 5.0%
London Porter Porter Enfield, Enfield, North London Roasted malts with chocolate, caramel, coffee and liquorice, dark fruits and berries 5.5%
Orion Bitter G2, Ashford, Kent A chestnut coloured beer with subtle blasts of mint, rustic malty earthy tones and sun quenched floral and lavender scents 3.8%
Southern Cross Best Bitter G2, Ashford, Kent A premium ale brewed with Australian hops with a tropical taste and spicy undertones 4.8%
American Hop Idol Golden Goldmark, Arundel, West Sussex A pale ale using six American hop varieties balanced with roasted malt 4.4%
Moshpit IPA Speciality Goldmark, Arundel, West Sussex A refreshing crisp Indian Pale ale with strong tropical fruits, citrus and cucumber notes 5.6%
Oak Golden Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A balanced mix of malt and hops with marmalade overtones and a hint of molasses in the short sharp ending 3.8%
Best Bitter Best Bitter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk An amber coloured, malt driven bitter with a smooth and full flavour 4.2%
Redwood Best Bitter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A malty traditional ale, richly red in colour, well balanced with a light bitterness 4.3%
Clasper's Citra Blonde Golden Great North Eastern, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Brewed in honour of Henry “Harry” Clasper, this is a refreshing, ruity pale ale which is bursting with grapefruit and mango citra hops 3.8%
Westoe IPA Golden Great North Eastern, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear An easy drinking pale golden ale, with a soft malt character and refreshingly complex hop aroma 4.6%
Red Herring Best Bitter Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A rich, fruity red ale with a subtle smokey flavour and dry smokey finish. Brewed with inspiration from German ‘rauch’ beers 5.0%
Trawler Boys Best Bitter Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A tawney coloured beer with aroma of apple, sultana and malt plus hints of caramel and hops 4.6%
Ripper Barley Wine Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk Rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity with a warming finish and dangerously drinkable 8.5%
Scaramanga Extra Pale (V) Golden Gun, Heathfield, East Sussex A hazy refreshing pale ale, brewed using pale malts with a hoppy finish 3.9%
Parabellum Milk Stout (Hazy) Stout Gun, Heathfield, East Sussex A rich jet black milk stout, that has a satisfying balance of coffee, vanilla and chocolate notes with a full malt base 4.1%
EPA 100 Golden Harwich, Coggeshall, Essex A classic pale, hoppy premium ale, full of character but with a smooth finish 3.8%
Ganges Bitter Harwich, Coggeshall, Essex A lovely rounded, well balanced amber beer with malt notes to accompany the orangey hops 4.0%
Redoubt Stout Stout Harwich, Coggeshall, Essex Rich, dark and silky smooth, this jet black beer with a tan head is an absolute delight 4.2%
Nel's Best Bitter High House Farm, Matfen, Northumberland A golden coloured bitter that is pleasant to drink, not overly bitter and easy on the pallet 4.2%
Black Moss Porter High House Farm, Matfen, Northumberland A robust full bodied porter with a lightly roasted aroma and a smooth bitter chocolate finish 4.3%
Amber Ram Best Bitter Hooded Ram, Douglas, Isle of Man A well balanced session ale, made with Bramling Cross, Cascade and Country Gold hops 4.3%
Jack the Ram Stout Stout Hooded Ram, Douglas, Isle of Man This stout has a rich chocolate coffee aroma and is silky smooth to taste 4.7%
Citra Golden Hop Back, Downton, Wiltshire Pale yellow almost straw coloured with lemon and grapefruit aroma and taste, with balanced hoppy aftertaste 4.0%
Crop Circle Golden Hop Back, Downton, Wiltshire A pale yellow best bitter with a fragrant hop aroma with fruit and citrus flavours and a balanced bittersweet aftertaste 4.2%
Cobnut Bitter Kent, Birling, Kent Generously hopped, dark and nutty, with no nuts involved 4.1%
Brewer's Reserve Golden Kent, Birling, Kent A strong hop flavour of citrus and resin with a delicate malt background 5.0%
Tipsy Crow Stout Keppels, Rochford, Essex A dark strong stout with a smokey flavour. Thin liquorice taste with a mild bitterness 5.0%
Crows on the Crouch Bitter Keppels, Rochford, Essex A hoppy golden coloured ale 3.8%
Golden Crow Golden Keppels, Rochford, Essex A light hoppy beer full of character 4.0%
Crafty Mild Mild Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria A typical mild with powerful malty aromas and some caramel, which follows through in the taste and finish 3.6%
Ruskin's Bitter Bitter Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria The clean hoppy flavour is well-balanced with fruity sweetness leading to a sustained bittersweet finish 3.9%
Affinity Best Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A full bodied ale, with a complex passion fruit and lychee tartness that leaps out 4.8%
Legacy Best Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A light blonde ale, deep with flavour. Lemon and lime bates the palate to a mellow finish 4.4%
Falcon Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk This modern expression of a 1926 recipe. An auburn coloured, balanced ale with charming lightly spiced flavours with a fruity finish 4.2%
Lucky Jack Extra Hard IPA Lervig, Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway The big brother of their popular beer Lucky Jack. The Extra Hard is stronger in strength and has extra hops 6.0%
Farmhouse Mosaic Saison Little Earth Project, Mill Green, Suffolk An aged saison with mixed culture and a large quantity of Mosaic hops 5.6%
Withens Pale Ale (V) Bitter Little Valley, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Fruity hop aroma, flavoured with hints of lemon and grapefruit and a clean bitter after taste 3.9%
Vanilla Porter Porter Little Valley, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Dark roast and fruit blend successfully with flavours of vanilla to create a smooth mellow porter 4.5%
Tip Top Citra (V) Pale Ale London Beer Lab, Brixton, London Citrusy with light malt sweetness. A big enough hop schedule to appease the hop head but a malt sweetness for the man on the street 5.0%
Atlas Won't Put Me Down DIPA Lost & Grounded, Bristol A collaboration brew with Lervig. This DIPA is fruity and punchy - ripe mango, citrus and peaches with a kick 8.0%
Hoppily Ever After Bitter Magpie, Nottingham, Notts A refreshing golden bitter, gently hopped with biscuit malt flavours and a bitter finish 3.8%
Magpie Best Bitter Magpie, Nottingham, Notts A best bitter in style, glowing copper nutty and crisp with gentle hop flavours 4.2%
Theivin Rogue Golden Magpie, Nottingham, Notts A hoppy golden ale with a long lasting bitter finish 4.5%
Starry Nights Bitter Malt, , Prestwood, Buckinghamshire A traditional English style bitter that is light and fruity with a dark side 4.0%
Summer Daze Golden Malt, , Prestwood, Buckinghamshire A light yet flavoursome ale, made with New Zealand hop that gives it a tropical fruitiness and distinctive flavour 4.0%
Blackberry Porter Porter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A full bodied, black porter with balanced hop aroma and a rich blend of chocolate and roast flavours 4.8%
Cuckoo Bitter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A traditional bitter brewed with English hops and malted barley for a full malty taste with hoppy notes to finish 4.3%
Maybee Bitter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A pale coloured bitter brewed with Maris Otter malt and Styrian Goldings hops and added honey to produce a sweet finish 3.9%
Gold Golden Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A very refreshing golden ale made using lager malt and hops 4.5%
Yo Boy Bitter Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A session bitter with balanced malt and a long lasting bitterness on the finish 3.8%
Skippers Best Bitter Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A dark amber best bitter, with a good malty flavour from five different malts and a smooth finish from Fuggles hops 4.8%
Oyster Stout Stout Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A festival favourite! Dark and delicious, with possible aphrodisiac qualities! 5.0%
Mud Mild Mersea, East Mersea, Essex An easy drinking mild, refreshingly malty flavour with a small amount of Fuggles hops 3.7%
Pegasus Bitter Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A complex copper coloured beer. The initial hoppiness is balanced with a long fruity, malty finish 4.1%
Sparta Best Bitter Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A refreshing pale bitter that is packed with hop flavours and crisp bitterness 4.3%
Syntaxis Speciality Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A strong golden ale. Hops dominate over a biscuit malt background. Citrus aromas belie a powerful hoppy punch 5.7%
Ghost Dance DIPA DIPA Mondo, London Finished at a higher gravity to give big body, full texture, caramel and toffee notes with hop hits of pine, citrus and stone fruit 8.5%
Night Watch Porter Porter Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs Five types of malt, four varieties of hops and local honey, create a rounded sweet starting and dry finishing old style porter 4.5%
Friggin in the Riggin Best Bitter Nelson, Chatham, Kent A premium bitter that is mid brown in colour and has a smooth malt flavour with a bittersweet aftertaste 4.5%
Press Gang Bitter Nelson, Chatham, Kent A straw coloured ale brewed with Kentish Cascade hops and lager yeast, to give a lingering bitterness and aroma 4.3%
Powder Monkey Golden Nelson, Chatham, Kent A dark golden ale with a smooth taste and produces a sweetness on the palate 4.3%
Temptation Bitter North Yorkshire, Warrenby, North Yorkshire A refreshing beer with pleasant bitterness and a citrus and grapefruit nose 3.8%
NYPA Speciality North Yorkshire, Warrenby, North Yorkshire An English IPA with an earthy, grassy character made completely with English ingredients 4.6%
Light But Dark Bitter Old Spot, Bradford, West Yorkshire A chestnut coloured bitter with a slightly malty taste and pleasant bitter finish, an ideal session beer 4.0%
Spot O'Bother Porter Old Spot, Bradford, West Yorkshire A porter with a chocolate ice cream taste and slightly liquorice bitterness to finish 5.5%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex The very popular Other Monkeys version of a pale ale 4.5%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex No notes available 4.7%
Vanilla Latte Stout (V) Stout Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex A delicious sweet milk stout 5.2%
IPA (V) Golden Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex No notes available 6.1%
Market Porter Porter Portobello, London Expect coffee and chocolate notes with a roasted, caramel nose and a complex depth of flavour 4.6%
Spiced Sloe Stout Stout Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A spiced beer with added ginger and cinnamon giving a black full flavoured stout and the locally picked sloes give a bitter twist finish 5.5%
Red Fox Bitter Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A traditional style bitter, slightly aromatic with a soft mouth feel 3.8%
Surrex Gold Golden Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex An insanely hopped, aromatic beer. Pink grapefruit and peach aromas, leading to a slightly bitter finish 4.1%
Millennium Fox Best Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A one off light amber ale brewed to celebrate Red Fox's 1000th brew, using at least 3 American hops 4.3%
Ruby Red Mild Mild Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A strong full mash mild with a range of complex malted barleys and good old fashioned Fuggle hops 6.5%
Nobleman Golden Redcastle, Arbroath, Tayside A very smooth fruity finish to this golden ale and dry hopped with Citra 4.2%
Tower IPA (V) Best Bitter Redcastle, Arbroath, Tayside An American style IPA, that has a fruity aroma and a hint of toffee on the palate 4.8%
Chocolate Porter Porter Rother Valley, Northiam, East Sussex Classic porter style beer brewed with the addition of 100% pure cocoa solids 4.2%
Alliance Golden Rother Valley, Northiam, East Sussex An initial hit of grapefruit, followed by a lingering tingle of citrus. Hopped with American Centennial and English Goldings 4.2%
Pale Ale Best Bitter Rother Valley, Northiam, East Sussex A traditional IPA that is both bitter and sweet 5.0%
Agnes Waterhouse Porter Saffron, Henham, Essex Ruby porter base with rich chocolate and coffee aromas, and a soft fruit and spice finish 5.2%
IPA Bitter Saffron, Henham, Essex A light golden copper ale, smooth toffee and malt flavours with a hint of citrus spice 3.6%
Braintree Market Ale Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A traditional easy drinking session beer, with a hoppy, lingering, dry bitter finish 4.0%
Draught Horse Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A light brown session beer which is reliable and full of character 3.8%
Rotten End Speciality Shalford, Shalford, Essex A strong beer with slightly sweet nutty undertones and a bitter edge to finish 6.5%
Slightly Foxed Bitter Slightly Foxed, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire Light and refreshing on the palate with a clean, spicy, grapefruit flavour, a light fruity floral aroma and a clean dry finish 3.8%
Flying Fox Apricot Pale Ale Golden Slightly Foxed, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire Golden amber in colour, with a fruity apricot aroma 4.5%
Golden Golden St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk A highly distinctive light, golden ale similar in character to a full bodied Czech lager 4.0%
G-Free (GF) Bitter St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk A pale gold gluten free ale with aromas of citrus and mandarin from Amarillo hops 4.2%
No Guts, No Glory IPA Station 119, Eye, Suffolk A copper coloured IPA, that is full bodied and bursting with flavour 6.4%
Raz'N Hell IPA Station 119, Eye, Suffolk A session IPA, bright citrus fruit with a resin character backed up by a good malty backbone and full of hoppiness 3.9%
Ghost Juice (V) Pale Ale Thirst Class Ale, Reddish, Stockport This golden pale ale is packed with American hops Citra, Centennial and Cascade 4.6%
Little Boo Best Bitter Three Blind Mice, Little Downham, Cambs A single hopped pale ale 4.6%
Simple Stout Stout Three Blind Mice, Little Downham, Cambs A simple roasted oatmeal stout with coffee beans, liquorice and molasses in the aroma and a brown sugar taste to finish 5.0%
Smoked Porter (Hazy) Porter Top Out, Loanhead, Edinburgh & the Lothians Full flavoured yet smooth with notes from both German smoked beech wood and Scottish peat 5.6%
The Cone (Hazy) (V) Golden Top Out, Loanhead, Edinburgh & the Lothians American style IPA with intense complex hop profile. Strong and bitter with lots of grapefruit notes 6.8%
Ratcatcher Bitter Tydd Steam, Tydd St Giles, Cambs An amber bitter with a refreshing clean bitterness balanced with citrus New Zeeland hops 4.3%
American Eagle Golden Tydd Steam, Tydd St Giles, Cambs A golden American pale ale with a strong crisp bitterness with an intense fruit and citrus finish 4.5%
Cosmic Trip Golden Tydd Steam, Tydd St Giles, Cambs Premium deep golden bitter, heavily hopped with rare Galaxy hops 4.6%
Mild Mild Vendetta, Southend on Sea, Essex Rich yet incredibly smooth tasting black coloured mild with a moreishly subtle sweet roasted flavour 3.8%
Vendetta Gold Golden Vendetta, Southend on Sea, Essex A classic easy drinking light session beer, with a tropical fruit and pine aroma using German and American hop varieties 4.0%
Detta IPA Bitter Vendetta, Southend on Sea, Essex A modern style hoppy session IPA, with a deep and caramelised body that will be sure to intrigue 4.0%
Great Rift Stout Wander Beyond, Manchester Milk Stout 6.0%
1381 IPA Golden Wantsum, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent A light amber coloured IPA combining pale and crystal malts with Willamette and Centennial hops 3.8%
Fortitude Best Bitter Wantsum, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent This bitter combines four types of malt to give depth of body, with English and American hops for a pronounced hop finish 4.2%
Caxton Mild Mild Watsons, Colchester, Essex A traditional brown mild with a deep malt profile 4.2%
Ygrrfur Speciality Watsons, Colchester, Essex A Scotch Ale. Malt-forward, full bodied with just a hint of Amarillo hops to balance 5.5%
Grasshopper Bitter Westerham, Westerham, Kent A dark, malty red ale with nutty, roasted notes from the chocolate malt 3.8%
British Bulldog Bitter Westerham, Westerham, Kent A rich full bodied bitter with a massive aroma and palate of jammy fruit, biscuity malt and bitter hop resins 4.1%
Hill Climber Best Bitter White Hart, Halstead, Essex A traditional English best bitter 4.6%
Golden Hart Golden White Hart, Halstead, Essex A light golden smooth ale that is modestly sweet 4.0%
Scruffy Mild Mild Whitham, Coggeshall, Essex A superb dark mild with fruity flavours 3.9%
Witham Gold Golden Whitham, Coggeshall, Essex The latest beer from Witham brewery. A refreshing golden ale 4.1%
No Name Best Bitter Whitham, Coggeshall, Essex A traditionally brewed best bitter 4.3%
Deckhand Golden Windmill, Wigan, Greater Manchester A very drinkable golden session ale 3.8%
Anderson Best Bitter Best Bitter Windmill, Wigan, Greater Manchester An amber coloured hearty bitter for the connoisseur 4.4%
Wishbone Blonde Golden Wishbone, Keighley, West Yorkshire A European blonde ale, that is easy drinking, light yet hoppy. Hopped with Polish Junga and German Mittlefruh 3.7%
Tiller Pin Golden Wishbone, Keighley, West Yorkshire A hoppy pale session ale with all American hops, Citra, Chinook and Cascade, dry hopped in the fermenter 4.2%
Packhorse Bitter Worsthorne, Briercliffe, Lancashire A pale amber ale with subtle earthy bitterness and a floral spicy finish 3.7%
Chestnut Mare Bitter Worsthorne, Briercliffe, Lancashire A smooth dark bitter with malty and liquorice overtones 4.0%
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