#RBF19 Beer, Cider, Foreign, and Wine List
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#RBF19 Beer List
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Please note that this year Double Barrelled, Siren Craft, New Wharf, Elusive and West Berkshire have their own 'brewery bars' and as such beers served on their bars are not included in these listings.
This list is correct at time of programme print, however may be subject to last minute amendments.
BreweryLocationYear FoundedBeer NameABVStyleGluten FreeKeyKegLocAleCollaborationTasting Notes
4TsLatchford, Warrington, Cheshire2010Squirrel Heaven4.8DarkIt may not stick to the roof of your mouth, but this stout delivers all the nutty smoothness of peanut butter. Smooth roasted chocolate with peanut butter aromas throughout.
6° NorthStonehaven, Aberdeenshire2013Chopper Stout4.1DarkA bountiful nose of chocolate, coffee, treacle/caramel and well integrated maltiness. The palate is rich and concentrated without being overly intense, with flavours of sultanas and bourbon biscuits!
71 BrewingDundee City, Scotland2016Musta Lumi5.5DarkYesTranslating as "Black Snow" this heavily dry-hopped black IPA is a collaboration with Lumi in Finland.
AffinityBermondsey, London2016Thundersnow5.7
KeyKegRobust porter brewed with organic forest honey and heather.
AmpersandBungay, Suffolk2017Las Piñas5FruitYesA collaboration with Boutilliers named for the 'pineapple' city in the Philippines where brewer Drew's family originate from; this is a wheat beer with a double dose of pineapple. Belma and Styrian Cardinal hops provide the bite with pineapple puree added during fermentation followed by pineapple and pomegranate tea as part of the dry hop.
Anthology Leeds, West Yorkshire2018Oatmeal Stout5.2DarkDark and smooth.
Art BrewSutcombe, Devon2008Black Choc Cherry4.8FruitBlack cherry and chocolate porter, brewed with lactose, cocoa nibs, and black cherry tea.
Art BrewSutcombe, Devon2008Raspberry Pale4.4FruitDelicious fruity beer with a hint of hoppy bitterness (medal winner).
AscotCamberley, Surrey2007Dark Horse Porter4.5DarkYesSmooth porter with a deep chestnut colour delivering subtle hop notes followed by a coffee malt flavour with rich chocolate overtones to finish.
AscotCamberley, Surrey2007Mango Milkshake IPA4.6FruitYesFestival special. Thick, sweet, creamy and hazy. Brimming full of mangoes but balanced with bitterness and brewed to celebrate our 25th Reading Beer Festival.
AshoverClay Cross, Derbyshire2007Coffin Lane5DarkWarming chocolate and coffee flavours are enhanced by a slightly bitter finish of Fuggles hops.
Bad Co Dishforth, North Yorkshire2014Dark Necessities5.5DarkVelvety, creamy delight with smash hits of chocolate, toffee and crystal malts. Complex flavours and surprisingly easy-drinking.
Baker's DozenKetton, Rutland2015There Goes the Charabang4.4FruitUnfined peach saison.
Bang On Bridgend, Wales2017Mêl4
YesWhat's the buzz on this botanical brew? Version one of this honey-based beer is a "healthy" treat. A Pharmabees/Cardiff University collaboration.
Beatnikz RepublicManchester, Greater Manchester2017Kentucky Riot5DarkA full-flavoured indulgent dry-hopped stout that uses bourbon oak and muscovado sugar to create a thick, lush Kentucky-inspired mouthful.
BedlamPlumpton Green, East Sussex2012Red Rooster5DarkYesA smoked coffee porter brewed in collaboration with Redroaster Coffee using their most popular Sanctuary blend. The welcoming beech smoke and coffee aroma precedes the satisfying full roasted flavour with comforting undertones of cocoa. A smooth and medium-full body but with substantial bitterness on the palate.
Beer HutKilkeel, County Down, NI2017Fluffy Bunny5DarkA sweet little bunny with a dark side. Flavours of roasted coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate are wrapped up with a lusciously silky texture from the oats and lactose.
BeerblefishEdmonton, London2015Porter IPA6.6DarkBrown porter with a well-rounded maltiness and a hint of fruitiness from the wild yeast. Appeals to all drinkers, even those that “don’t like dark beers”.
BEEspokeShipley, West Yorkshire2015Shipley Stout4.6DarkA dry stout, brewed at The Fox pub in Shipley, rarely seen outside the pub.
Bexar CountyPeterborough, Cambridgeshire2012One Small Step3.2DarkVanilla small porter.
Bexar County Peterborough, Cambridgeshire2012Thanks For All The Shoes6FruitYesCollab with Wild Weather. Smokey stout aged on cherries.
Big SmokeEsher, Surrey2014Dark Wave5DarkA rich silky smooth porter.
BinghamsRuscombe, Berkshire2010Doodle Stout5DarkYesA dark stout with a delicious blend of dark malts to provide a complexity in character which draws you in for another sip. Named after the brewer's dog, who's also very dark and complex.
Black MetalEdinburgh, Scotland2012Will-o'-the-Wisp6.6
Juniper smoked ale.
BondWokingham, Berkshire2015Mellow Velo3.6DarkYesReturning for CAMRA's 'Mild Month'. Brewed using four blends of malted barley and wheat to pedal a rich, dark colour whilst a single English hop variety provides the mellow bitterness.
BosunsHuddersfield, West Yorkshire2012Tell No Tales 3.8DarkThis delicious dark mild has a faint coffee nose, and the addition of a little crystal and dark chocolate malts provide a mild coffee finish.
Brass CastleMalton, North Yorkshire2011Bad Kitty5.5DarkA chewy chocolate vanilla dream of a porter.
Brew YorkYork, North Yorkshire 2016Sigrid's Saga3.8DarkYesMade for the York Viking Festival 2019 as a collaboration between Brew York, Valhalla and Jorvik, Sigrid’s Saga is a modern take on a dark mild with hints of smoke and wood.
Brew YorkYork, North Yorkshire 2016Tonkoko4.3DarkTonka beans, hand-toasted coconut, Madagascan vanilla and Belgian sourced cacao nibs combine to make this one silky smooth and indulgent milk stout.
Brew York York, North Yorkshire 2016Skoda War11.5Fruit
KeyKeg (1st Pour!)
YesCollaboration with Two Tribes. Cherry and tonka quadrupel. Bringing together Two Tribes' love of Belgian yeast and Brew York's obsession with tonka, they bring you this tantalising tonka and cherry infused Belgian quad collaboration.
Brew YorkYork, North Yorkshire 2016Kaya5.2
KeyKegYesCollab with Gweilo Brewing. Pandan leaf, coconut and coffee milk stout. Gwei Lo, a Hong Kong-based brewery with their roots in York, joined us to make this milk stout based on the well known Malaysian snack of coconut jam and pandan served in toast: ‘Kaya Toast’. This is commonly dipped in coffee before consumption, hence our coffee twist.
BrotherhoodWestbury, Wiltshire2016Bang on Midnight5.2
A cloudy white porter with Brewers Gold hops.
CanopyHerne Hill, London2018Hoots & Shoots 5FruitPorter brewed with sloe berries, giving a characteristic dry-sweet touch of fruit to the beer.
CavemanDartford, Kent2012Troglodyte4.5DarkChocolate porter.
Cerne AbbasCerne Abbas, Dorset2016Gurt Coconut Rum Stout6.7DarkA silky, supple and comforting 'gentle giant' of a beer. Brewed with a smattering of Azacca hops and aged in oak rum casks.
Church HanBreweryNew Yatt, Oxfordshire2016Czar Bomba9.6DarkRussian Imperial Stout, extremely rich and voluptuous, high viscosity, aged in rum barrels.
Church HanBreweryNew Yatt, Oxfordshire2016Rasp Bea5.3FruitThe elegant pink body contrasting with the thick head, the irresistible fruity aroma, and the natural sharpness from raspberries make Rasp Bea equally appealing to beer and non-beer drinkers.
Cold Black LabelBridgend, Wales2010Miners' Imperial Ale 7.5DarkWelsh Milk Stout. A heady mix of six different malts lovingly combined with a generous sprinkling of lactose sugar generates that greater depth of flavour. Junga and Kazbek varieties of hops then reveal intense chocolate and caramel aromas that seamlessly complement the subtle sweetness.
Crafty LittleBrough, East Yorkshire2014Silk Stout4.5DarkA malty bill of Maris Otter pale, dark crystal malt, wheat and a hint of the darkest of chocolate malts. Lactose adds extra sweetness and body.
Credence Amble, Northumberland2018Sleepwalker6.4DarkKeyKegYesThe Sleepwalker is awake! Coffee porter - collaboration with Rigg & Furrow and Northern Edge Coffee.
CullercoatsWallsend, Tyne and Wear2011Plymouth Plum Mild4.1FruitA robust fruity mild, bursting with tart plums, Bramling Cross and East Kent Goldings hops. The big malt base including dark crystal and malted oats make for a creamy mouthfeel, balancing the sharpness of the plums.
Dancing ManTown Quay, Southampton2015Vlad the Impaler6.4
Another one for the oxymoron police…….. A wickedly white stout! Loads of oats, lactose, coffee and chocolate hidden cunningly beneath an innocently pale exterior. Rich, smooth and pale. Charming and dangerous just like Vlad.
Dark RevolutionOld Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire2015Velveteen4.8DarkChocolate milk stout. Silky smooth oats, organic cacao nibs and lactose sugar come together to generate a deliciously drinkable milk stout.
Dead End Brew MachineGlasgow, Scotland2018Dead On The Vine6Fruit
KeyKeg (1st Pour!)
White grape and peach wit brewed using a blend of malted and unmalted wheat and barley, coriander, kaffir lime leaves and hopped with Hallertau Blanc. Fermented with a super characterful Belgian yeast strain originally from Scotland. Aged on Sicilian white grape juice (Catarratto and Ansonica grape varieties) and peach puree. All real fruit with no concentrate or essence used.
Don ValleyMexborough, South Yorkshire 2016Gongoozler4.5DarkThis five malt smooth stout incorporates chocolate and coffee aromas with a spike of cascade hops to finish.
Dynamite ValleyTruro, Cornwall2015Black Charge5DarkSmooth, sweet and with a hint of coffee.
East LondonE10, London2011Quadrant5.8DarkAn elegantly smooth stout with a silky mouthfeel, rich dark fruit flavour and hints of coffee.
East LondonE10, London2011Imperial Stout9.6DarkKeyKegDarkly fruity with citrus top notes, this sumptuous imperial stout is wonderful on its own and an excellent after-dinner digestif.
Eight ArchWimborne, Dorset2015Quarterjack4.8DarkPorter brewed with seven different malts resulting in a full-bodied porter with roasted aromas of coffee and chocolate.
ElusiveFinchampstead, Berkshire2016Morrisman5DarkYesA dry and bitter stout that uses chocolate at every stage of the brewing process, from mashing to packaging, with a hint of vanilla to finish.
EmpireSlaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire2007Rum Porter4.7DarkDark and rich but with a dry finish. Aged in rum casks.
Fallen AcornGosport, Hampshire2017Mumby's Ginger3.9
In the mid 1800s, Charles Mumby produced bottled water, soda and ginger beer just a stone’s throw from the brewery. This refreshing firey session pale ale continues the name using ginger aroma hops as well as being infused with ginger root.
FarmageddonComber, NI2002Hemp IPA5
YesCollaboration with Kama Hemp in Monaghan, who are the ONLY organic CBD hemp farm on the planet. This is a UK first using raw hemp products! It was brewed with Columbus and Mosaic for that dank resinous 'Pineapple Express' hoppy flavour to complement and boost the CBD hemp.
FarmageddonComber, NI2002Porter5.2DarkA complex malt mash bill brings big coffee and dark chocolate flavours; this is backed up with some cocoa powder, Simcoe and Amarillo, as well as orange zest in the underback for the most subtle hint of zesty orange.
FerrySouth Queensferry, Edinburgh2016Maple Porter 4.5
Rich porter enhanced with pure maple syrup.
FierceDyce, City of Aberdeen 2015Cafe Racer6.5Dark
KeyKeg (1st Pour!)
Porter with coffee and vanilla.
FierceDyce, City of Aberdeen 2015Cranachan Killer5.5FruitKeyKegRaspberry oat pale.
FirebrandLaunceston, Cornwall2014Black Stuff5DarkThe brewery can't decide if this is a stout or porter so we've just called it "The Black Stuff". A classic twist on the dark-styled pub favourite, be sure to expect coffee, liquorice and chocolate with a complex malty backbone.
First & LastElsdon, Northumberland2017Stell Stout4.3DarkA rounded and flavourful stout brewed with UK hops and using six different malts. Dark chocolate and sweet coffee notes.
Fixed WheelBlackheath, West Midlands2016Blackheath Stout5DarkFull-bodied fruity stout dedicated to the home of our Blackheath Brewery, brewed with New Zealand and English hops to give an oaky bitterness and a dark fruits finish.
FyneCairndow, Argyll and Bute2001Lemon Fool4.1FruitLemon meringue pale.
Goacher'sMaidstone, Kent1983Crown Imperial Stout4.5DarkOur attempt to replicate the flavour and character of the true bottled Irish Stout. Brewed with roasted barley and extremely high levels of Kent Fuggles.
Goacher'sMaidstone, Kent1983Real Mild Ale3.4DarkA full-flavoured dark mild brewed with chocolate and black malts and hopped with Kent Fuggles.
Great HeckGoole, North Yorkshire2008Voodoo4.3DarkVery dark mild brewed with chocolate and black malts. In keeping with the beer style, hops don't feature in the flavour profile of this beer as much as with other Great Heck beers but it's no shrinking violet. Beautiful chocolatey, roasty flavours dominate this classic dark mild.
GunGun Hill, East Sussex2015Parabellum4.1DarkDark and delicious, a rich jet black milk stout made with a combination of barley, oats, wheat and roasted chocolate malts. The result is a satisfying balance of coffee, vanilla and chocolate notes and a full malt base.
Gyle 59Thorncombe, Dorset2013Sambucus4.8FruitHedgerow berries complement this spicy rye malt taste, with wheat beer yeast adding extra depth.
HammertonIslington, London2014Crunch5.4
KeyKegPeanut butter milk stout. A massive hit of roasted peanuts and biscuit on the nose, followed by a silky-smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet CRUNCH as it goes down.
HollerElder Place, Brighton, East Sussex2016Juicy Pale4.5FruitNaturally hazy with bucket loads of fruit puree. The fruit changes with every brew so ask the team which variety is currently on. Expect tropical fruit and bold New World hops in a very low bitterness pale.
Hop BackSalisbury, Wiltshire1988Entire Stout5DarkA rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth aftertaste.
Hop KettleHawksworth, Swindon, Wiltshire2012Seonaidh5.6
Scotch 80/- dark ale infused with raw heather honey. Brewed on their experimental small batch kit!
Hop KettleHawksworth, Swindon, Wiltshire2012Flapjack Marmalade7.7FruitBrewed with two types of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate and a huge quantity of Scottish oats. An addition of homemade Seville orange marmalade brings another dimension to the breakfast table, adding to an already complex mix of flavours. The ultimate breakfast stout, rich tangy orange combined with coffee, chocolate and oats.
HuskVictoria Docks, London2015Ginger Juniper Saison6.2
Traditional Belgian farmhouse beer with noble European and British hops, and a twist of ginger and juniper. A saison for the 21st Century.
HuskVictoria Docks, London2015Raspberry Marmalade Wheat4.5FruitAmerican Raspberry Marmalade Wheat with a cracker-like base that leads to a somewhat crisp finish. Loaded with micron filtered raspberry (to keep the golden colour) and Seville oranges.
IndigenousChaddleworth, Newbury, Berkshire2014Black Ram5DarkYesAn interesting take on the old Bavarian style of Schwarzbier. Slight roast character, with dry finish.
IndigenousChaddleworth, Newbury, Berkshire2014Double Warp5.8DarkYesA rich dark full-flavoured brown stout, which delivers plenty of deep chocolate notes with a hint of spice.
IndigenousChaddleworth, Newbury, Berkshire2014Silly Moo4.2DarkYesA very smooth, well-balanced milk stout with lots of roasted character and coffee notes.
Iron PierNorthfleet, Kent2017Cast Iron Stout4.7DarkStrong, dry and smooth dark beer. Notes of coffee and chocolate with a smooth finish.
Irwell Works
Ramsbottom, Manchester, Greater Manchester
2011Marshmallow Unicorn 4.4DarkToasty stout, silky mouthfeel. Named after a song; no marshmallows were harmed in the making of this beer.
KewRichmond, London2015Camellia4FruitKeyKegAn orange and Earl Grey tea session IPA, brewed to celebrate the re-opening of the Temperate House at Kew.
KinnegarDonegal, NI2017Black Bucket6.5Dark
KeyKeg (1st Pour!)
Black rye IPA with a lot of hops and tropical fruits coming through.
Kirkstall Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire2011Artemis10.3
KeyKegYesCollaboration with Lervig. Packed full of Abrol, Pasilla and Mulatto chillies. Artemis tastes of spicy hot cocoa, with dark roasted coffee and fruity notes from the chillies. At 10.3% it’s a tongue tingling stout that you will want to savour.
LacadaPortrush, NI2014Sundown5.5FruitMidsummer nights glow deep purple as the light never seems to leave the horizon. But it’s the spectacular orange sunsets that we want to honour. The sky blaze different shades of orange and pink as the light and clouds change every minute, so we have made a Blood Orange IPA.
LacadaPortrush, NI2014Mangoes Barefoot5.5FruitIn 1103, Norse King Magnus Barefoot landed on the silky sands of East Strand, but was ambushed and killed in the War Hollow, now on Royal Portrush Golf Course. Our mango smoothie IPA adds Chinook to Citra and Mosaic, tempering the smooth tropical fruit with a bittersweet ending.
LakehouseMalvern, Worcestershire2016Calypso Peach 5FruitFresh peaches, Calypso dry-hopped.
LakehouseMalvern, Worcestershire2016Cherry Chocolate Porter5.5FruitA soft and fruity speciality dark beer, with a subtle chocolate oomph. Brewed using a barrel of fresh cherries and chocolate malts to create a unique blend of deep flavours.
Late Night HypeClydebank, Glasgow2016Dulce Stout4.1DarkCold-steeped roasted malts along with malted and flaked oats create a full-bodied and smooth stout with low astringency and plenty of coffee and chocolate flavours and aromas.
Lithic Brecon Beacons, Wales2017Black IPA6.3DarkYesAn oxymoron maybe, but when it tastes this good, who cares? The bitter, aromatic hoppy punch you love about an India Pale Ale, with a slightly darker, more roasted malt twist, whilst remaining light and refreshing.
Little Black DogCarlton, North Yorkshire2016Coco-Milk Stout4.5DarkSmooth and sweet with a nice coffee and dark chocolate flavour. Sweet coconut comes through well.
LoddonDunsden Green, Oxfordshire2002From Yorkshire Wit' Love5FruitYesRhubarb wheat beer. Tart, hazy and fruity with plenty of body. Brand new recipe from brand new head brewer.
LongdogBasingstoke, Hampshire2011Lamplight Porter4.5DarkYesMade in the style of the London Porters of the 19th Century with plenty of brown malt adding complexity of flavour. Chocolate and coffee flavours come through together with a robust bitterness from English hops.
Loud ShirtBrighton, East Sussex2016Ecstasy Stout6.6DarkRich combinations of flavoursome dark malts make this beer a deeply delectable experience. A rich, warming, full-bodied stout. A beer to bring you out of your shell and to induce an overwhelming sense of happiness.
LovebeerMilton, Oxfordshire2014Mild Rover4.5DarkDark in colour this real ale has five different barley malts including a Carafa special mix to give caramel, toffee and coffee aromas and taste. Very light late hops give just a hint of floral flavouring.
Luna BrewFarringdon, Oxfordshire2016Lunar Effect4.5FruitRhubarb and custard - probably pale but further tasting notes not available at time of print.
Mad SquirrelPotten End, Hertfordshire2010De La Crème4.5DarkDark as a moonless night and smoother than Morgan Freeman in a velvet suit, De La Crème uses added lactose sugar to bring sweet chocolate, caramel and cream flavours to your attention.