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    Festival time again - March 23-April 10 - beer list...

    BUTOMBE MENDIP SPRING
    3.8% ABV
    Butcombe Brewery, Somerset.

    KELHAM ISLAND RED MOLLY
    3.8% ABV
    Kelham Island Brewery, South Yorkshire.

    WYCHWOOD ELDERWYCH
    3.8% ABV
    Wychwood Brewery, Oxfordshire.

    OTTER HOPPY OTTER
    3.9% ABV
    Otter Brewery, Devon.

    WELTONS CHOCOLATE MILD
    3.9% ABV
    Weltons Brewery, West Sussex.

    HYDES PLUM TREAT
    4.0% ABV
    Hydes Brewery, Manchester.

    INVERALMOND OLD BRIG
    4.0% ABV
    Inveralmond Brewery, Perth.

    JENNINGS COCKY BLONDE
    4.0% ABV
    Jennings Brewery, Cumbria.

    LEEDS DOUBTING TOM
    4.0% ABV
    Leeds Brewery, West Yorkshire.

    TITANIC TUG LIGHT
    4.0% ABV
    Titanic Brewery, Staffordshire.

    WADWORTH 125 CELEBRATORY STOUT
    4.0% ABV
    Wadworth Brewery, Wiltshire.

    ORKNEY CORNCRAKE ALE
    4.1% ABV
    Orkney Brewery, Orkney.

    WOODEN HAND CORNISH GRIBBEN
    4.1% ABV
    Wooden Hand Brewery, Cornwall.

    BATEMANS ALL SEASONS
    4.2% ABV
    Batemans Brewery, Lincolnshire.

    GREEN JACK ORANGE WHEAT BEER
    4.2% ABV
    Green Jack Brewery, Suffolk.

    SPRINGHEAD THE BEES KNEES
    4.2% ABV
    Springhead Brewery, Nottinghamshire.

    BRAINS MILKWOOD
    4.3% ABV
    Brains Brewery, Cardiff.

    CAIRNGORM ROGGEN
    4.3% ABV
    Cairngorm Brewery, Highlands.

    CALEDONIAN DOC KENNEDY’S LIPSMACKER LEMON ALE
    4.3% ABV
    Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh.

    ELGOOD’S SPRING CHALLENGE
    4.3% ABV
    Elgood’s Brewery, Cambridgeshire.

    HOLDEN’S APRIL SHOWER
    4.3% ABV
    Holden’s Brewery, West Midlands.

    PHOENIX PALE IMITATION
    4.3% ABV
    Phoenix Brewery, Manchester.

    ROBINSONS GINGER TOM
    4.3% ABV
    Robinsons Brewery, Cheshire.

    SKINNER’S MOUSEHOLE MOONSHINE
    4.3% ABV
    Skinner’s Brewery, Cornwall.

    DALESIDE WHITE BIER
    4.5% ABV
    Daleside Brewery, North Yorkshire.

    EVERARDS EARLY DOORS
    4.5% ABV
    Everards Brewery, Leicestershire.

    NETHERGATE SAISON BLONDE
    4.5% ABV
    Nethergate Brewery, Suffolk.

    WELLS BANANA BREAD BEER
    4.5% ABV
    Wells & Young’s Brewery, Bedfordshire.

    ZEUNERTS ALE
    4.5% ABV
    Zeunerts Brewery, Solleftea, Sweden.

    ARUNDEL PRIZE FIGHTER
    4.6% ABV
    Arundel Brewery, West Sussex.

    TRIPLE FFF RAMBLE TAMBLE
    4.6% ABV
    Triple FFF Brewery, Hampshire.

    FERAL THE RUNT
    4.7% ABV
    Feral Brewery, Baskerville, Western Australia.

    RHYMNEY KING’S ALE
    4.7% ABV
    Rhymney Brewery, Merthyr Tydfi l.

    MAULDONS BLACKBERRY PORTER
    4.8% ABV
    Mauldons Brewery, Suffolk. Est. 1982

    OAKHAM TAIPAN
    4.9% ABV
    Oakham Brewery, Cambridgeshire. Est. 1993

    ACORN 1887 (GOD CREATED TANGERINE)
    5.0% ABV
    Acorn Brewery, South Yorkshire. Est. 2003

    BIG CITY JAMAICA STOUT
    5.0% ABV
    Big City Brewery, Kingston, Jamaica. Est. 2001

    HAWKSHEAD CUMBRIAN FIVE HOP
    5.0% ABV
    Hawkshead Brewery, Cumbria. Est. 2002

    HIGHGATE FOX’S NOB PREMIUM
    5.0% ABV
    Highgate Brewery, West Midlands. Est. 1899

    LANCASTER KINGMAKER
    5.0% ABV
    Lancaster Brewery, Lancashire. Est. 2005

    ROOSTER’S ANGRY YANK
    5.0% ABV
    Rooster’s Brewery, North Yorkshire. Est. 1993

    SALTAIRE LIQUORICE STOUT
    5.0% ABV
    Saltaire Brewery, West Yorkshire. Est. 2006

    SHEPHERD NEAME EAST INDIA PALE ALE
    5.0% ABV
    Shepherd Neame Brewery, Kent. Est. 1698

    THWAITES BLOOMIN’ SMOKY
    5.0% ABV
    Thwaites Brewery, Lancashire. Est. 1807

    WOLF PRAIRIE GOLD
    5.0% ABV
    Wolf Brewery, Norfolk.

    BALLAST POINT CALICO AMBER
    5.2% ABV
    Ballast Point Brewery, California, USA.

    LODEWIJK’S DUTCH DELIGHT
    5.5% ABV
    Lodewijk Swinkels, The Netherlands.

    LYMESTONE GAUL STONE
    5.5% ABV
    Lymestone Brewery, Staffordshire.

    GREENE KING IPA EXPORT
    6.0% ABV
    Greene King Brewery, Suffolk.

    FREEMINER DEEP SHAFT
    6.2% ABV

    Freeminer Brewery, Gloucestershire

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    there looks too be some good Ales in that list I hope I get a chance to sample as many as last time.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

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    I can set up that list again if people want to compare their progress in the festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    I can set up that list again if people want to compare their progress in the festival.
    I was going to suggest it! Came in quite handy for me.

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    I'll just get this areas change out the door then I will set up the festival list for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    I can set up that list again if people want to compare their progress in the festival.
    I'd definitely appreciate it if this could be set up again - although I think I read in the 'Spoons magazine that the festival guide won't be printed on black paper again, which means I can keep notes in that as well.

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    Cider list now published!

    BROTHERS GINGER
    4.0% ABV 500ml Bottle
    Containing a natural ginger extract, this has a distinctive, fresh
    aroma, a smooth palate, balancing ginger and cider fl avours, plus
    an aftertaste of ginger heat. This special-edition ginger cider has
    enough fi ery refreshment to cut through the toughest of thirsts.
    WESTONS CIDER TWIST RASPBERRY
    4.0% ABV
    This is a limited-edition blend of traditional
    Westons cider, with a refreshing raspberry juice twist.
    This medium-dry still cider is excellent with duck and venison,
    chilli and rich chocolate desserts.
    WESTONS BOUNDS SCRUMPY
    4.8% ABV
    This dry, still, traditional Herefordshire cloudy scrumpy
    cider is made from the fi nest bittersweet cider apples, slowly
    matured in 200-year-old oak vats, to deliver a rich character.
    THATCHERS OLD RASCAL
    4.9% ABV
    A smooth, easy-drinking traditional cider, this has a light fruity
    aroma and a slightly misty haze. Produced from a blend of English
    bittersweet and culinary apples, it will appeal to those who enjoy
    real Somerset cider at its very best.
    WESTONS MARCLE HILL
    5.0% ABV
    This medium still cider has a well-balanced fruit fl avour.
    It is smooth and mellow,with a clean apple fi nish, l
    eaving the mature taste of bittersweet apples.
    MR WHITEHEAD’S CIDER CIRRUS MINOR
    5.1% ABV
    This thirst-quenching medium-sweet cider is blended
    from a mix of eating, cooking and cider apples.
    It has a deep colour, with quite complex fl avours.
    THATCHERS CHEDDAR VALLEY
    6.0% ABV
    This is a distinctive, robust, naturally cloudy and dry cider.
    Produced in Somerset, it is crafted using traditional techniques
    and expertise gained since 1904.
    WESTONS OLD ROSIE
    7.3% ABV
    This still cider is allowed to settle out naturally after fermentation,
    resulting in a truly old-fashioned, full-fl avoured, cloudy scrumpy
    cider, with a well-balanced, medium-dry character and hints of
    citrus and spicy cloves.
    WESTONS ORGANIC
    7.3% ABV
    Fully matured in 200-year-old vats, resulting in an easy-to-drink,
    lightly sparkling cider, with a ripe apple aroma and refreshing,
    well-balanced taste. This is the UK’s leading organic cider –
    reminiscent of baked apples and apple crumble.
    BROADOAK PERRY
    7.5% ABV
    This lovely drinkable perry has a true pear aroma, starting with a
    medium-sweet taste, followed by a dry fi nish. It was awarded the
    gold medal at CAMRA’s Cider & Perry Competition, in 2009.

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    Default Wetherspoons fest.

    List for the fest starting in a couple of weeks, 23rd March. One of their pubs in Swindon is having around 50 on stillage, 30 from list along with 20 local ones.

    Acorn 1887 5.0
    Arundel Prize Fighter 4.6
    Ballast Point Calico Amber 5.2 (Brewed at Shepherd Neame)
    Batemans All Seasons 4.2
    Big City Jamaica Stout 5.0 (Brewed at Banks)
    Brains Milkwood 4.3
    Butcombe Mendip Spring 3.8
    Cairngorm Roggen 4.3
    Caledonian Doc Kennedys Lipsmacker Lemon Ale 4.3
    Daleside White Bier 4.5
    Elgoods Spring Challenge 4.3
    Everards Early Doors 4.5
    Feral The Runt 4.7 (Brewed at Wadworths)
    Freeminer Deep Shaft 6.2
    Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer 4.2
    Greene King IPA Export 6.2
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0
    Highgate Fox's Nob Premium 5.0
    Holdens April Shower 4.3
    Hydes Plum Treat 4.0
    Inveralmond Old Brig 4.0
    Jennings Cocky Blonde 4.0
    Kelham Island Red Molly 3.8
    Lancaster King Maker 5.0
    Leeds Doubting Tom 4.0
    Limestone Gaul Stone 5.5
    Lodewijks Dutch Delight 5.5 (Brewed at Marstons)
    Mauldons Blackberry Porter 4.8
    Nethergate Saison Blonde 4.5
    Oakham Taipan 4.9
    Orkney Corncake Ale 4.1
    Otter Hoppy Otter 3.9
    Phoenix Pale Imitation 4.3
    Rhymney Kings Ale 4.7
    Robinsons Ginger Tom 4.3
    Roosters Angry Yank IPA 5.0
    Saltaire Licquorice Stout 5.0
    Shepherd Neame East India Pale Ale 5.0
    Skinners Mousehole Moonshine 4.3
    Springhead The Bees Knees 4.2
    Thwaites Bloomin' Smoky 5.0
    Titanic Tug Light 4.0
    Triple FFF Ramble Tamble 4.6
    Wadworth 125 Celebratory Stout 4.0
    Wells Banana Bread Beer 4.5
    Weltons Chocolate Mild 3.9
    Wolf Prairie Gold 5.0
    Wooden Hand Cornish Gribben 4.1
    Wychwood Elderwych 3.8

    Gill

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    Quick question which loosely relates to JDW fests.

    I always understood a beer festival to be a time and place where a large number of ales are all available. EG most CAMRA festivals and large pub festivals (ours had 58 inc. those in the bar on at the same time). Recently I've noticed more and more pubs advertising a beer festival of, say, 20 beers, available over 2 weeks 4 at a time. Now to me, thats not a beer festival. The majority of our cask ales change after 1 firkin (at busy times it may be a kiln or 2 firks of a popular beer). Can I advertise a 'beer festival' and not do anything special?
    *insert something clever/humorous/interesting here*

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    I think Youngs and Shepherd Neame are currently guilty of this. I have noticed in recent months individual pubs from both breweries advertising a beer festival when it is little more than a single (or 2 at best) guest ale from a pool of beers governed by the respective brewery that will be available over a short period of time. Nicholsons are also partly guilty although to a lesser degree as they do at least have a good range of guest beers outside of their "festival". Whilst I welcome any additions to the core ales of a particular tied pub, calling it a beer festival is a bit much.

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