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The Beer List (final)

Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival
Annual 2014
October 1
of November

Tickets here:

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Dr.Mortons Funny Luck 4.1% Extremely pale ale made with new
experimental hop from America. Fresh and citrusy.
Full English Breakfast Stout 4.9% Rich dark stout. With added coffee,
cocoa & maple syrup. Plus 5 different malts.

Arundel Brewery,
Autumn Breeze 4.6% A wonderful dark old ale to kick us off with. Roast
malt aroma, with berry fruit and chocolate flavours. Smooth and fruity but
with a bitter finish. MUST TRY

B & T ( Banks & Taylor) Shefford, Bedfordshire
Shefford Plum Porter 4.5% Dark and rich with the addition of natural
autumnal plums.

Bank Top, Bolton, Lancashire
Gold Digger 4.0% Golden coloured with a citrus aroma. Grapefruit with a
touch of spice.

Batemans, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
This family owned brewery is among the last to be fully controlled by the
founding family who also work hands on in the brewery. We are thankful to
Jaclyn Bateman for personally bringing down the quite sensational
Amaretto Mocha.
Amaretto Mocha 6.5% Every now and again I am simply blown away by a
new beer. This is it. Massive explosion of coffee, chocolate and Amaretto
liqueur flavours. Originally only in bottle. Batemans have graciously
supplied us with the only cask version available anywhere. Beer of the
Festival? Must try.

Belleville, Wandsworth, London SW18
Spiced Pumpkin Ale 5.4% A special seasonal ale from our nearest
operating brewery. This beer was brewed for the first time last year and
proved to be very popular.

Blackedge, Horwich, Lancashire
Cascade 4.2% A single hop pale golden ale. Slight hint of lychee &
Revolution Red 4.4% Ruby red ale with a velvety smooth mouthfeel.

Black Hole Brewery of Burton Staffordshire
Super Nova 4.8% Pure gold colour. Like a Marmalade made with Seville
oranges. A sweet start but dry lingering finish.

Black Sheep Brewery, Masham North Yorkshire
Reaper 4.1% A three hopped red rye beer. Halloween Special

Blindmans Brewery, Leighton, Somerset
Eclipse Porter 4.2% Traditional porter, full of chocolate flavours and subtle

Brecon Brewing, Brecon, Powys, Wales
Busters Broomstick Bitter 4.3% A Halloween special blood red ale.
Red Beacons 5.0% A red coloured smooth ale. Full bodied with a balanced
variety of hops. Goldings, Sovereign, Pioneer & First Gold.

Brightside Brewery of Radcliffe, Manchester
Underworld 4.4% A crisp refreshing Porter made with English hops

Brimstage Brewery, Wirral
Scarecrow 4.2% Orange marmalade in colour Good session brew with
citrus fruit flavour and aroma. Winner of numerous awards.

Bursclough Brewery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Mere Blonde 4.0% Its not all dark ales at this festival weve slipped this
one in. Pale but full flavoured. Hoppy, with a massive grapefruit finish.

Burton Bridge, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Thomas Sykes 10% A full on barley wine. Deceptively easy drinking so be
careful. How can you leave the festival without trying at least a half of this
brewing blockbuster. One of my favourites.

Top Belgian beer 6.0% Available on draught from the keg remote bar

Cotleigh Brewery, Wivelscombe, Somerset
Tawny 3.8% Well balanced traditional bitter using only English whole (not
pellet) hops and local barley.
Night Owl 4.5% A dark chestnut colour using Bramling Cross hops which
tends to impart a slight blackberry/orange flavour.

Downton Salisbury, Wiltshire
Quadhop 3.9% A pale session bitter. Very refreshing
Elderquad 4.0% Pale yellow colour. Addition of elderflower makes for a
real thirst quencher.
Honey Blonde 4.3% Light ale made with honey
Nelsons Delight 4.5% Lest we not forget the Battle of Trafalgar each
October. Here is a mellow amber ale with added rum. Rich and sweet.
Pumpkin Ale 4.2% Flavoured with pumpkin flesh and only brewed in
October each year.
Dark Delight 5.5% An Old Ale. A style of beer which is disapperaring but
which is of exceptional quality.
Chocolate Orange 5.8% Consistently one of the most popular beers at
every Festival. Each brew benefitting from a bottle of Cointreau and a
Terrys chocolate orange. Must try.
Chimera IPA 6.8% A genuine British style IPA uninfluenced by the re-
imported US style of IPA that is fast replacing this traditional brew
originally brewed for export to India.
Roman Imperial Stout 9.0% Abundance of chocolate and roasted coffee
aromas. Rich, malty flavour balanced by powerful presence of hops

Elland Brewery of Elland, West Yorkshire
White Prussian 3.9% This very pale beer is the lightest coloured beer at
this festival of predominantly darker ales.

Fool Hardy Ales, Heaton Norris
Rhidonkulous 3.7% Another super pale coloured ale. Extremely pale triple
hopped. Big flavour for low gravity beer.

Frodsham Brewery, Frodsham, Cheshire
CLG 4.4% Chocolate, lemon and ginger. Its all in the name for this most
unusual beer.
Titans Bolt 8.5% A full on barley wine originally only in bottles and
brewed for the first time in September 2013.

Fuller Smith & Turner, Chiswick London
Honey Dew 5.0% Available on the keg bar. Exceptional honey infusion a
beer that benefits from being kegged.
Black Cab Stout 4.5% Keg stout that aims to produce a softer less bitter
finish than Guinness. If you are a creamy stout drinker try this small batch
brew. Available on the bar inside Le Gothique.
Frontier Lager 4.5% Another small batch craft brew from Fullers. The
only UK brewed lager that I am consistently impressed by. Available on the
bar inside Le Gothique.
Vintage 8.5% A rare one-off cask from the depths of Fullers Chiswick
cellars. Dark amber malty, fruity aged for 7 years in oak. Must try.

Grafton Brewery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Framboise Raspberry Beer 4.0% A pale ale made with the addition of
raspberry juice. Fruity but with bitter finish
Lady Ruby Cherry Beer 4.5% Ruby coloured. Initial fruitiness gives way
to big cherry finish on the back of the tongue

Great Newsome, Winestead, North Humberside
Jems Stout 4.3%. Dark and rich with a slightly liquorice finish. Named
after the brewery dog.

Gypsy Hill Brewing, Gipsy Hill, London SE27
Beatnik 3.8% A pale ale made with Amarillo US hops.
Southpaw 4.2% An amber ale made with Cascade and Simcoe hops.

Hambleton, Melmerby, North Yorkshire
Ey Up ! 4.0%. An easy drinking pale ale with characteristics of lemon, lime
and tropical fruit. Hoppy but not over hopped.

Highland Brewing
Orkney Blast 6.0 A barley wine style beer very warming and perfect for an
Autumn day. Big on malt while still retaining its hoppiness.

Hornbeam, Denton, Manchester
Licence to Spill oo7% A simply stunning complex beer that defies
description. Must try.

Irwell Works, Ramsbottom, Lancashire
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 5.5% Easy drinking IPA with lots of flavour.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ilkley Black 3.7% Dark and velvety made with chocolate and roasted
barley malts. Rich and satisfying while still being low gravity.

Itchen Valley, Alresford, Hampshire
Hampshire Rose 4.2% Brewery situated on the Watercress Line steam
railway and often served on board in the buffet carriage. This beer named
after Henry V award given to Hampshire archers at the Battle of Agincourt.
Made with 4 hop varieties and fit for a King.

Kelham Island, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Radar Men from the Moon 4.0% Excellent name. Excellent beer. Kelham
Island continue to produce award winning beers. This is their October

JW Lees, Middleton Junction, Manchester
Moonraker 6.5% Reddish brown. Rich and sweet. Was originally 7.5% but
reduced ABV to avoid punitive tax on beers of 7% and over. Wonderful
barley wine style. One of my favourites. Rarely brewed by JW Lees and not
always available in their tied houses. Beer volume sustained by selling to
festivals such as this.

Little Beer Corporation, Guildford, Surrey
Little Snug 5.4% A traditional warm, mellow pale ale with a slight tinge of
nuts from the chestnuts added in the mash. Special cask version as normally
only in in bottle.
Little Rosy 5.5% A rosy coloured beer. Colour and flavour coming from
the addition of fresh raspberries from Jims allotment. Light fresh, and thirst
quenching. Must try.

Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk
Black Adder 5.3% Superbly balanced dark, sweet ale. The Brewerys
flagship beer.

Moorhouse, Burnley, Lancashire
Black Cat Mild 3.4% A Halloween favourite. A dark mild with chocolate
and coffee roast flavours. Crisp bitter finish.

Mr. Grundys, Derby, Derbyshire
Olive Branch 3.9% Brewery started in 2010 principally to supply
Mr.Grundys bar. Smooth & hoppy. Made with 4 different hops.

Old Bear Brewery, Keithley, West Yorkshire
Enchanter 4.4% Light amber US hop influenced beer. Rich and
flavoursome with citrus, pineapple and tropical fruit. Perfect for Halloween.

Partners Brewery, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Justins Brew 3.5% A good beer to start the festival with. Easy drinking
session bitter with 4 different malts. Festival organiser Mark Justin would
keep sober if he only drank this one all night instead of the Snowflake.

Peerless, Birkenhead, Merseyside.
Kiwi Gold 4.0% Time to get some Scouse beer down yer neck with this
New Zealand hopped special. Fruity, passion fruit and citrus flavours.

Problem Child Brewing, Parbold, Wigan
Scallywag 3.7% A golden hoppy ale. First brewed for customers at the
Wayfarer Inn.
Rapscallion 4.2% Deep gold in colour. Hint od background liquorice.
Chinook and galaxy hops.
Scoundrel 4.4% Straw coloured hoppy ale.
Good Spankin 4.4% Gols colour. Made using lager malts. Magnum and
Brewers Gold hops. Big flavour. Winner at local S & M Festival.

Ringway, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire
Session 3.8% Light hoppy pale ale with citrus hop character.

Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire
Monkholme Premium 4.2% Brewery started in 2012. A golden ale.
Smooth with a great hoppy taste.

Robinsons, Stockport, Cheshire
Old Tom 8.5% A full on dark beer. Malty, dark chocolate and port flavours.
An absolute classic.

Rudgate Brewery, Tockwith, North Yorkshire.
Asgard Legend 3.8% A dry golden session ale with floral aromas and zesty
Rudgate IPA 5.2% Amber coloured premium ale with a fruity, malty,
flavour and a spicy, hop character. Not all IPAs are the same.

Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester
Hopsmacker 4.1% As name would suggest big hoppy ale.

St. Georges Brewery, Callow End, Worcestershire
Dragons Blood 4.8% Ruby red with a hint of chocolate. Hops give a
slightlt spicy aroma.

Sarah Hughes Brewery Sedgley, Dudley
This Black Country brewery is of traditional tower construction. The unique
character of the beers is derived from the use of a rare Victorian open
topped copper. Unable to fully supply its own brewery tap, the legendary
Beacon Hotel, the beers are hard to come by and unavailable to source
through the usual wholesalers. The ONLY way to get some is to go up there
and collect it yourself. And take back the empties!
Pale Amber 4.0% Initially slightly sweet but getting hoppier all the time
Jester 4.6% First of two new medium gravity beers from festival favourite
Sarah Hughes
Phoenix 4.6% Beer on its way from Sedgely at time of writing programme
notes and so you will have to tell me about this one as you will be the first in
London to try it.
Sedgeley Surprise 5.0% Bitter sweet and medium bodied. Nice to have all
3 beers from Sarah Hughes for you to sample
Sarah Hughes IPA 5.3% Traditional IPA style. Big on hops big on flavour.
Dark Ruby Mild 6.0% Regulars at this and other festivals will be aware of
this wonderfully eccentric extremely drinkable 6% mild . Uniquely
flavoured due to use of a Victorian open topped copper. Has acquired an
almost mythical status as its either never arrived or just run out. Dont
worry we have several firkins put by. Enjoy.
Snowflake 8.0% Snowflake is the ultra rare seasonal ale from the Beacon
Hotel in Sedgley. Rarely sold outside the homebrew pub. Barley wine style
with a hint of coconut. Matured in cask for one year.

Sierra Nevada U.S. Beer
available on the keg bar

Shepherd Neame Faversham, Kent
Green Hop 4.2% Sheps are the largest brewer by volume to be featured at
this festival of otherwise entirely micro breweries. But never under estimate
what great beers they can produce from their Faversham base in the heart of
English hop country. Made with new season green (undried) whole hops.
Sam Adams Boston Lager 5.0% Brewed by Sheps at their Faversham
facility. An amber style lager that looks and tastes like a bitter. Brewed to an
exacting US recipe. Available on bar inside Le Gothique.

Southwark Brewery, Southwark, London SE.1.
The new brewery stands in the shadow of the Shard, Londons tallest
Southwark LPA (London Pale Ale) 4.0% Modern style of easy drinking
pale ale. Bitterness and subtle hints of citrus/tropical flavours. Big powerful
Bermondsey Best 4.4% Traditional English style best bitter with Marris
otter and East golding hops. Chestnut coloured with spice, honey and
shortbread overtones.

Strathaven Brewery, Strathaven, Lanarkshire
Festival Ale 4.5% Amber/brown with toffee, spice and fruit overtones.

Tickety Brew, Stalybridge Manchester
Manchester Hop 4.5% ??? A husband & wife brewing partnership initially
making beer for bottles only. Hopefully we have two cask versions for the
festival. Website offers little in the way of information, on ABV or
descriptions. Ask servers for more details.
Dubbel 6.5% Belgian style beer with dark malt, fig and raisin flavours.

Titanic, Burslem on Trent
New World 4.4% Made with American hops, deep amber colour. New
World hops. Old World hops
Chocolate and Vanilla Stout 4.5% Titanic always produce excellent beers.
This is another. Cocoa, sherry, almonds. Must try. The best of the stouts at
the festival.

Three Rivers Brewery, Stockport, Cheshire
GMT 3.8% A golden session ale which doesnt stand for Greenwich
Meantime. Its the eponymous 3 rivers of Goyt, Mersey and Tame.

Wilson Potter, Middleton, Manchester
In Shreds 4.7% Award winning beer made by two women with brewery
itself named after their grandmother. Pine and lemony notes made with
Motueka and Green bullet hops.

Windsor and Eton Windsor, Berkshire
Conqueror Black IPA 5.0%. Complex black IPA with a full roasted taste
and intense hop aroma. Now showing unbelievable concentration of
flavours. Even Paddy the brewer amazed at its staying power.

Wolf, Attleborough, Norfolk
Poppy Ale 4.2% Pale golden ale infused with honey giving a delicate
fruitiness. Very moreish. Must try

Mr Whiteheads, Selborne from the Heart of
*****All Ciders priced at 4.00/pint 2.00 half****
Blackberry 4.0%
Strawberry 4.2%
Plum 4.0%
Rum 7.0%
Toffee Apple 4.0%
Boxing Dog 7.5%
Cirrus Minor 5.0%%
The Devils Device 8.4%
Equinox 4.5%
Apples & Pears 5.0%
Midnight Special Perry 5.0%
Novo Pyrus (new season pear) 7.0%
Single Variety Katy 5.0%
Single Variety Dabinette 6.8%
Single Variety Russet 7.5%
more ciders will be added throughout the festival.

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