Here are the beers we have sourced for the 2013 festival.

This list is provisional and all beers are subject to availability. Any last minute changes to the beer list will be detailed on a noticeboard at the festival. Tasting notes are adapted from the 2013 Good Beer Guide, brewery websites or members' personal experience.

Last updated 1 September 2013

Brewery
Beer
ABV
   
      Tasting Notes
Arkwrights
Preston, Lancashire
Open Ale Hours
Golden Ale
4.2
Crisp golden ale with floral hoppy notes.
Bank Top
Bolton, Lancashire
Blonde
Blonde
5.0
Clear golden coloured & hoppy with a little roast malt flavour in a crisp dry & bitter finish.
Bank Top
Bolton, Lancashire
Old Slapper
Blonde
4.2
A true blonde! Brewed with dwarf Hilary hops, the initial fruitiness is complimented by a pronounced hoppiness in the finsih.
Bank Top
Bolton, Lancashire
Port O' Call
Porter
5.0
Roast barley flavour with port overtones - definitely not mild!
Bank Top
Bolton, Lancashire
Sweeney's
Best Bitter
3.8
Lovely earthy & grassy balance in the nose with some faint mineral notes.
Bays
Paignton, Devon
Devon Dumpling
Golden Ale
5.1
A strong golden beer with a fresh spicy hop character. A smooth taste with a balanced sweetness coming through on the finish.
Black Sheep
Masham, North Yorkshire
Ale
Bitter
4.4
Full flavoured with a rich fruity aroma. Golding hops give a roast coffee maltiness followed by a characteristic refreshingly dry & bitter finish.
Black Sheep
Masham, North Yorkshire
Golden Sheep
Golden Ale
3.9
A beautifully balanced blonde beer that develops with zesty flavours leading to a clean & wickedly moreish finish.
Black Sheep
Masham, North Yorkshire
Riggwelter
Strong Ale
5.9
This strong, velvety ruby brown beer really is a wolf in sheep
Bridgetown
Totnes, Devon
Albert Ale
Bitter
3.8
Aroma of biscuity malts, red fruit & hint of earthy hop. Flavour builds with some sweet malts, more fruit & decent bitter finish.
Bridgetown
Totnes, Devon
Bridgetown Bitter
Bitter
4.2
Mahogany coloured, rich malt & bitter-hopped producing a traditional British bitter.
Bushy's
Braddon, Isle of Man
Old Bushy Tail
Bitter
4.5
Appealing reddish brown beer with a pronounced hop & malt aroma, the malt tending towards treacle, slightly sweet & malty on the palate, with distinct orangy tones.
Cairngorm
Aviemore, Inverness
Stag
Bitter
4.1
A mahogany ale with a medium to light body. Challenger & Fuggle hops are added to give initial bitterness balanced by a caramel finish from the roast malts.
Coach House
Warrington, Cheshire
Blueberry
Speciality
5.0
Pale in colour with a light delicate bitterness & the natural flavour of blueberry.
Coach House
Warrington, Cheshire
Toffee
Speciality
5.0
Sweet toffee, butterscotch & honey flavours with a creamy dry finish.
Copper Dragon
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Scotts 1816
Bitter
4.1
A full bodied & flavoursome ale with a distinctive hoppy palate & aroma.
Copper Dragon
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Silver Myst
Pilsner
4.0
A genuine real ale pilsner brewed with German pilsner malt, Saaz & Hallertau hops & Yorkshire water! Crisp, smooth & refreshing.
Copper Dragon
Skipton, North Yorkshire
SunChaser
Pale Ale
3.9
A sunny-orange pale ale with striking citrus flavours & intense aromas of passion fruit and peaches.
Cotswold Lion
Coberley, Gloucestershire
Drover's Return
Mild
5.0
Cross Bay
Morecambe, Lancashire
Halo
Pale Ale
3.6
Starting with a spicy marmalade & orange rind aroma. A smooth & light body follows, transforming on the palate into a refreshing blend of pleasant hoppiness.
Cross Bay
Morecambe, Lancashire
Hurricane Bitter
Bitter
4.1
A well hopped bitter boasting a complex hop & fruity body with a crisp & memorable finish.
Cross Bay
Morecambe, Lancashire
Nightfall
Bitter
3.8
A finely balanced session ale with a smooth body, reasonable bitterness and a spicy & fruity finish.
Cross Bay
Morecambe, Lancashire
Spectrum
Bitter
3.9
A golden summer beer with rich malt body with hops giving this beer a spicy red berry & black pepper aroma.
Cross Bay
Morecambe, Lancashire
Sunset
Blonde Ale
4.2
Bursts onto the palate with a crisp & refreshing start then smoothly transforms into an orange & lemon rind aftertaste.
Cross Bay
Morecambe, Lancashire
Zenith
India Pale Ale
5.0
Light & refreshing in colour with a distinct tropical aroma. Zesty fruit flavours are followed by a hefty kick from the triple blend of hops.
Dartmoor
Princetown, Devon
IPA
India Pale Ale
4.0
A highly drinkable amber coloured beer. It has a deliciously smooth thirst-quenching taste & subtle hop aroma.
Exeter
Exeter, Devon
Ferryman
Premium Bitter
4.2
Copper coloured premium ale. Beautifully well balanced flavour enhanced with generous handfuls of English Goldings hops.
Exmoor
Wiveliscombe, Somerset
Fox
Bitter
4.2
A cunning blend of several malts & hops produce a mid-brown beer of subtlety & taste. Maltiness on the tongue is followed by a burst of hops for a bitter-sweet aftertaste.
Fat Cat
Norwich, Norfolk
Hell Cat
Pale Ale
4.1
Light, fruity base with plenty of body. Hell Cat gets its kick from the blend of American hops, packed with bright citrus flavours.
Garage
Plympton, Devon
Young Bob
India Pale Ale
6.2
Gloucester
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Mariner
Bitter
4.2
A distinctly smooth, malty & hoppy copper ale.
Golden Triangle
Norwich, Norfolk
Citropolis
Pale Ale
3.9
Golden blonde, zesty & refreshing with a good dose of fruity Citra hops & some Cascade for good measure.
Goose Eye
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Pommies Revenge
Premium Bitter
5.2
An extra strong single malt bitter. Very palatable without the heaviness of an old ale but with the same effect.
Grain
Harleston, Norfolk
Oak
Bitter
3.8
Well balanced session beer uses Maris Otter pale ale malt to give a light amber colour & fermented slowly to give a dry, moreish finish.
Harviestoun
Alva, Clackmannanshire
Schiehallion
Lager
4.8
Brewed with lager malt & Hersbr
Holdens
Woodsetton, Dudley
Black Country Bitter
Bitter
3.9
An impressive golden straw-coloured medium bodied ale with a distinctive & assertive hop character, balanced with a fruity palate & malty finish.
Holsworthy
Holsworthy, Devon
Muck 'n Straw
Bitter
4.4
A traditional English bitter using only English barley & hops. It has a traditional bitter taste but with some delicate flavours in the finish.
Holsworthy
Holsworthy, Devon
Sun Shine
Golden Ale
4.0
Subtle fruity taste with a dry finish appealing to lager & real ale fans alike.
Hop Back
Downton, Wiltshire
Summer Lightning
Pale Ale
5.0
Terrific straw-coloured beer with a fresh, hoppy aroma & well rounded, malty flavour with an intense bitterness which leads to an excellent long, dry finish.
Humpty Dumpty
Reedham, Norfolk
Ale
Bitter
4.1
Amber-coloured & with a hint of fruit in the nose, the flavour is initially sweet then leads to a long dry finish.
Hunter's
Newton Abbot, Devon
Royal Hunt
Premium Bitter
5.5
A premium strong ale, amber in colour, with malty tones & refreshing bitter sweet citrus finish.
Ilkley
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Lotus IPA
India Pale Ale
5.6
Strong in alcohol & highly-hopped with aromas & flavours of mango & grapefruit. Smooth & full of flavour with a powerful dry bitter finish.
Ilkley
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Mary Jane
Golden Ale
3.5
Multi-award-winning pale ale packed with American hops. Intensely refreshing & satisfying with surprising balance & body.
Kelham Island
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Pale Rider
Pale Ale
5.2
A well-balanced, strong, fruity, full-drinking pale ale, flavoured with North American hops. Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2004.
Moorhouse's
Burnley, Lancashire
Blonde Witch
Blonde
4.5
This beer is as light as you can get with a lager colour (minus the bubbles). Drinks to the strength of any good White Witch.
Moorhouse's
Burnley, Lancashire
Pendle Witches Brew
Strong Ale
5.1
Light golden, award-winning beer with a full malty flavour which is soft & crisp, leading to a sweet, fruity aftertaste & soft citrus nose.
Moorhouse's
Burnley, Lancashire
Pride of Pendle
Best Bitter
4.1
An exceptionally fine balance of malt & hops gives this beer a long dry & extremely satisfying finish.
Moorhouse's
Burnley, Lancashire
White Mist
Blonde Ale
4.2
Slightly hazy straw blonde rather reminiscent of a wheat beer.
Neath
Neath, West Glamorgan
Afan Gold
Golden Ale
4.0
Old Bear
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Estivator
Golden Ale
3.8
Three cleverly blended strong hops creates a smooth creamy sweet lemon taste followed by a buttery smoothness leading to a bitterish hoppy aftertaste.
Old Bear
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Hibernator
Strong Ale
5.0
A strong dark ale, ruby red in colour with a powerful malt & light liquorice aroma. Two robust hop varieties fused together culminate in a bittersweet flavour.
Orkney
Stromness, Orkney
Raven Ale
Bitter
3.8
A classic bitter ale: complex & rewarding whilst remaining refreshing & easy to drink on any occasion.
Palmers
Bridport, Dorset
Dorset Gold
Golden Ale
4.5
Lightly hopped, golden premium ale. A refreshing, zesty & thirst-quenching beer from the heart of Dorset
Prospect
Wigan, Lancashire
Big John
Stout
4.8
A dark stout bursting with a smokey liquorice flavour & satisfying bitter aftertaste.
Prospect
Wigan, Lancashire
Gold Rush
Golden Ale
4.5
A deep golden ale with a hoppy & bitter flavour, light fruity notes & grassy floral finish.
Prospect
Wigan, Lancashire
Golden Prospects
Golden Ale
3.8
A golden session beer packed with hop flavours of citrus & passionfruit with a satisfying bitterness on the palate.
Prospect
Wigan, Lancashire
Pioneer
Bitter
4.0
A classic easy drinking, light bodied amber beer with aromas of dry pale malt & earthy hops.
Reedley Hallows
Burnley, Lancashire
Filly Close Blonde
Blonde
3.9
A very well balanced ale. Fruity & bitter with a spicy finish.
Reedley Hallows
Burnley, Lancashire
Monkholme Premium
Golden Ale
4.2
A premium golden ale, smooth with a great hoppy taste throughout.
Reedley Hallows
Burnley, Lancashire
New Laund Dark
Stout
4.4
A dark stout. Initially sweet with a smoky bitter finish.
Reedley Hallows
Burnley, Lancashire
Old Laund Bitter
Bitter
3.6
A good session beer. Smooth & creamy with a distinctive hoppy aftertaste.
Robinson's
Stockport, Cheshire
Trooper
Premium Bitter
4.8
Inspired by Iron Maiden. Malt flavours & citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings & Cascade hops dominate with a subtle hint of lemon.
Rossendale
Haslingden, Lancashire
Glen Top Bitter
Bitter
4.0
A citrussy, full bodied, pale beer. Intentionally not over hopped with quite a dry aftertaste.
Rossendale
Haslingden, Lancashire
Halo Pale
Pale Ale
4.5
Classic pale ale brewed with Cascade aroma hops, finishing with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Rossendale
Haslingden, Lancashire
Hambeldon Bitter
Bitter
3.8
An unusually dark traditional bitter with a dry & assertive character that develops in the finish.
Rossendale
Haslingden, Lancashire
Sunshine
Pale Ale
5.3
A hoppy & bitter golden beer with a citrus character. The lingering finish is dry & spicy.
Slightly Foxed
Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
Flying Fox
Golden Ale
4.5
A crisp summer ale.
Slightly Foxed
Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
Fox Glove
Best Bitter
4.3
Full-bodied, fruity flavour from Challenger hops with Maris Otter & touch of caramalt balancing the spice & fruit hop aromas.
Slightly Foxed
Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
Howlin' Fox
Pale Ale
3.5
Exceptionally pale with hoppy notes & utilises a blend of the exciting new hop varieties from New Zealand. Clean dry flavour & full hop aromas.
Slightly Foxed
Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
Prairie Fox
Pale Ale
5.2
A blend of American hops, Columbus, Summitt & Cascade, give a mildly spicy, fruity & predominantly citrus palate & dry finish.
Stewart
Loanhead, Lothian
Edinburgh Gold
Golden Ale
4.8
Refreshing, balanced & full of flavour. This is a captivating gold beer, sophisticated in taste & rich in colour.
Strathaven
Strathaven, Lanarkshire
Midnight Walk
Bitter
4.0
Caramel flavours lead to wooden hop resins & some grassy bitterness.
Teignworthy
Newton Abbot, Devon
High Tide
Premium Bitter
5.0
A very flavoursome, hoppy dry bitter with a beautiful taste of its own.
Three B's
Blackburn, Lancashire
Bobbins Bitter
Bitter
3.8
A golden bitter with warm aromas. Goldings & nut grains give a full fruity flavour with light dry finish.
Three B's
Blackburn, Lancashire
Cask Lager
Lager
Three B's
Blackburn, Lancashire
Knocker Up
Porter
4.8
A porter of supreme character with exotic ebony texture & dee, rich taste of roast barley & chocolate malt.
Three Peaks
Settle, North Yorkshire
Pen-y-ghent
Bitter
3.8
Creamy vanilla aroma with a hint of underlying malt. Lovely burnt caramel flavour with some fruity malt tones & sweetish vanilla accented finish.
Three Peaks
Settle, North Yorkshire
Whernside
Pale Ale
4.2
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
Book 'em Danno
Wheat Beer
5.0
Pineapple infused wheat beer. Very arresting!
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
Crafty Devil
Ruby Ale
4.3
Don’t be deceived! The initial malty flavour of this reddish premium ale disguises a wonderful late hop character that lingers long after.
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
Lancaster Bomber
Bitter
4.4
Award winning full-bodied chestnut coloured ale with an inviting malty aroma & warming aftertaste.
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
Nutty Black
Mild
3.3
Curious dark ruby mild with a hint of nuttiness but unmistakable roasted & bittersweet flavours.
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
Original
Bitter
3.6
A clean dry tasting & refreshing session bitter with a glowing amber appearance. A malty flavoured beer with a delicate dry finish.
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
TBC (Thwaites Best Cask)
Bitter
3.8
A classic bitter with a fresh hop aroma & balanced hoppy & malty flavour throughout.
Thwaites
Blackburn, Lancashire
Wainwright
Golden Ale
4.1
Named after Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author, this is a refreshing golden ale with subtle sweetness & delicate citrus fruity overtones.
Tipples
Acle, Norfolk
Sundown
Ruby Ale
3.9
A ruby coloured bitter, gentle toffee caramel malt flavours topped off with fruity hops notes. Smooth & satisfying.
Topsham
Topsham, Devon
Terror of Topsham
Golden Ale
4.9
Strong golden bitter with a hint of burnt smokiness.
Topsham
Topsham, Devon
Trucklebed Alley
Bitter
4.2
Amber coloured & refreshingly bitter with malt & fruit charcteristics.
Winter's
Norwich, Norfolk
Cloudburst
Bitter
3.7
Chestnut coloured ale, combining Maris Otter pale & crystal malts with a balance of Styrian hops giving a full flavoured easy drinking session beer.
Worsthorne
Burnley, Lancashire
Collier's Clog
Pale Ale
5.5
Lightly bittered beer has a good balanced body with a citrus aftertaste & a character of its own. Beware of the kick!
Worsthorne
Burnley, Lancashire
Old Trout
Brown Ale
4.5
A brown ale that's a homage to the peaty, trout-rich waters that abound in the hills around Worsthorne.
Worsthorne
Burnley, Lancashire
Pack House
Bitter
3.7
Amber bitter has a subtle earthy bitterness & floral spicy finish achieved using Marynka hops.
Worsthorne
Burnley, Lancashire
Red Man
Bitter
4.2
Light bitter with a distinct grapefruit aftertaste was first produced in the summer of 2012 as an Olympic Beer.
York
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Terrier
Golden Ale
4.2
A premium bitter with a rich, creamy malt & full hop palate finish.
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