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2015 is the 26th Bent and Bongs, so the most obvious theme for the festival is A to Z. The 26th festival. 26 letters in the alphabet. 26 beers. Someone is bound to try it!

Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
4T’sRuncorn, CheshireQuick IPA4.9Session IPA with subtle hops and big malt backbone.
4T’sRuncorn, CheshireVoluptuous Blond3.7An opulent, full-bodied, well formed, session ale.
AllgatesWigan, LancashireCalico Deep Engine3.5A rich smooth porter using Australian macadamia nuts, toasted coconut and fresh lime.
AllgatesWigan, LancashireHindley Deep4.1Pale amber beer using biscuit malt conditioned with Goji berries.
AllgatesWigan, LancashireSloe Stout7.2Loaded with the same chocolate & coffee aromas and roast notes but to each firkin they add wonderful freshly picked organic sloe berries and allow the beer to condition in cask for two months.
AscotCamberley, SurreyAnastasia’s Imperial Stout8Award winning stout pours deeply black with a tan head. It has aromas of roasted coffee, alcohol & chocolate.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterOld Slapper4.2A true blonde! Brewed with dwarf Hilary hops, the initial fruitiness is complimented by a pronounced hoppiness in the finish.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPavillion Pale Ale4.5This ale is extremely pale. The flavour is well rounded using primarily First Gold Hops and Cascade to finish.
BathamsBrierley Hill, West MidlandsBest Bitter4.3A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
Big HandWrexhamSolaris3.7Dark marmalade coloured with a crisp clean bitter finish .
BoroughLancaster, LancashireWintertime Dark5A substantial stout made with six malts and single hopped with UK Fuggles giving an earthy nose.
Brass CastleMalton, North YorkshireBad Kitty5.5A chewy chocolate vanilla dream of a porter. Cave Ungues Felis.
Brass CastleMalton, North YorkshireCliffhanger3.8Malty nose with hints of grapefruit, initially sweet with golden fruity malt, then drying rapidly with a sharp citrus and herbal bitterness, really well balanced and refreshing.
BrewsmithRamsbottom, Greater ManchesterBitter3.9A full bodied SIBA award-winning pale session bitter. Moderate bitterness, pronounced floral/citrus hop aromas.
BrewsmithRamsbottom, Greater ManchesterIPA6Tangerine and pine aroma, taste has zesty citrus, bitter grapefruit, assertive pine, pale malts and a decent bitter finish.
BridestonesHebden Bridge, West YorkshireVanilla Porter4.8Very much a porter in style but the vanilla is more than evident in both aroma and taste although not overstated.
By The HornsLondonDiamond Geezer4.9A big bold, in your face, malty beer!
CanterburyCanterbury, KentFoundry Torpedo4.5An amber ale with an explosive, crisp finish.
Canterbury AlesChartham, KentThe Knight’s Ale4.6A dark and complex malt base with roast and toffee notes, and a classic "Fuggles" hop finish.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBanoffee Beer4.2A medium-coloured golden brew with the flavour and aroma of banana and toffee.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlueberry Classic Bitter5Pale in colour with a light delicate bitterness and the natural flavour of Blueberry.
ConistonConiston, CumbriaBluebird Bitter3.6Award winning classic malty Northern bitter.
ConistonConiston, CumbriaNo 9 Barley Wine8.5Full-bodied and beautifully bodied barley wine.
Cumbrian Legendary AlesAmbleside, CumbriaLoweswater Gold4.3Made with mainly lager malt and German hops producing a tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Winner of many awards.
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexEspresso Stout4.2Specially blended and ground espresso coffee beans are added to the copper along with the late hops to produce this dark, rich stout.
Dunham MasseyAltrincham, Greater ManchesterDunham Porter5.2Award winning, old style English porter. Dark, creamy, full bodied and packed with flavour. Winter Champion Beer of Britain 2014.
Dunscar BridgeBolton, LancashireRialto 473.9Golden, fruity, all American full bodied hoppy taste.
Dunscar BridgeBolton, LancashireTrue North4.1Golden Ale with Citrusy zest with hints of pine and grapefruit.
EllandElland, West Yorkshire1872 Porter6.5Creamy full-flavoured Porter. Liquorice & a hint of chocolate flavours.
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5Exmoor Gold is an appetising and enticing gold in colour. Bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out.
First ChopSalford, Greater ManchesterSYL6.2A black jaggery IPA! Lots going on here, hoppy with a smoky spiciness in the background.
First ChopSalford, Greater ManchesterTEA5Inspired by my love of modern American pale ales. TEA is a full bodied 5% pale ale made with three malts.
Fyne AlesCairndow, ArgyllAvalanche4.5Clear golden. Dry, clean citrus hop taste with a bitter finish.
Fyne AlesCairndow, ArgyllJarl3.8A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day.
Fyne AlesCairndow, ArgyllSuperior IPA7.5A step beyond a regular IPA. Light orange, nose is floral, pine, taste is juicy citrus and pine.
GoodyHerne Bay, KentGood Life3.9Fresh tasting pale ale, bursting with citrus flavours, a host of golden hops.
Happy ValleyMacclesfield, CheshireBollywood IPA5.9Not for the faint hearted. Dangerously drinkable! Rounded malt flavours work with a blend of bitterness and hop character with a deep and intense richness.
HardknottMillom, CumbriaInfra Red6.5This IPA is not particularly Pale. In fact it’s a deep ruby red. Resinous hop flavours, with some tinned fruit and grapefruit. Finish was caramel, aniseed and bitter spruce-like hops.
HoltsManchesterBitter4Full drinking and original cask bitter rich in colour and taste.
HoltsManchesterMild3.2Dark brown colour with light caramel malty sweetness.
HoltsManchesterTwo Hoots4.2A light crisp and refreshing golden ale.
Hop FuzzHythe, KentYellow Zinger3.7Summer session ale using 3 citrus hops. A great refreshing pint.
HophurstHindley, Greater ManchesterFlaxen3.7An English pale golden ale with earthy hoppy aroma with hints of honey and a long refreshing finish.
HydesManchesterPrague4.8A strong dark ale brewed by Hydes studio.
IlkleyIlkley, West YorkshireBlack3.7The blend of 5 malts used in the mash give a smooth, mellow easy to drink malt flavour with a hint of liquorices in the finish.
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterManchester Pale Ale3.7Pale brown colour. Aroma has a touch of apple and grass. Balanced malty flavour with a light bitter finish.
KentWest Malling, KentZingiber4.1A blend of American Hops with highlights of ginger to provide an uplifting and refreshing light beer.
KiteRhondda Cynon Taff, Mid GlamorganUncle Sam’s APA5.1An American Pale Ale with a good malt and hop balance, don't let it blow you away!
LymmWarrington, CheshireDam Strong7.2Red-copper colour. Aroma has some candy seetness and banana. Thick, rich texture. A sweet, fruity, malty flavour.
Mad CatFaversham, KentMild Disobedience4Dark clear dark brown. It’s got quite a chocolate aroma that fades and waters towards a slightly bitter finish.
MallinsonsHuddersfield, West YorkshireNelson Sauvin3.8A golden coloured ale, with a lovely citrusy grapefruit nose, a hoppy citrus taste followed by a similar finish.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterLancashire Loom4.2A light golden ale bursting with a real fruit punch of grapefruit, lychees and lemon with a slight floral note.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterSpinner’s Gold3.8An enjoyable, easily quaffable golden ale. Created with a well balanced hoppiness, a pleasant citrus taste with a hint of spiciness.
MayflowerWigan, Greater ManchesterLancashire Stout4A traditional, English stout - dark, smoky and dry
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireIce Witch4.3Pale golden beer with medium head Aroma of pale malts and biscuit. Taste is pale malts, biscuit, citrus and a little lemon rind.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePendle Witches Brew5.1Light golden, award-winning beer with a full, malty flavour which is soft and crisp, leading to a sweet, fruity aftertaste and soft, citrus nose.
NelsonChatham, KentNelsons Blood6A traditionally brewed ale using floor malted barley and whole Kentish hops. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.
NelsonChatham, KentPieces of Eight3.8A light refreshing ale with full flavoured hops and a hint of chocolate aftertaste.
NelsonChatham, KentPursers Pussy5.1Dark red with an off-white head. Some roasted malts, some sweetness, but nicely balanced.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsBumblehole5.2Pale, well hopped premium bitter.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsEntire4.4Classic Black Country malty bitter.
Out ThereNewcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and WearCassini4.1A Blonde easy drinking session ale, well balanced.
PartnersDewsbury, West YorkshireShoddy Porter4.5A blend of three hops gives this dark strong beer a wonderful aromatic smell and smooth aftertaste.
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWobbly Bob6A BBBB Classic Flavour has caramel, hops, hints of treacle and honey, fruits. Lovely!
Problem ChldWigan, LancashireScallywag3.7A golden hoppy ale. Brewed with cascade & galena hops.
ProspectStandish, LancashireDynamild5.2A strong, smooth mild packed with chocolate and roast coffee flavours – it will blow your socks off!
ProspectStandish, LancashireNutty Slack3.9A delicious dark mild with hints of liquorice and a smooth malty taste. Stan's favourite beer.
Rockin’ RobinBoughton Monchelsea, KentReliant Robin4.2Classic best bitter with hop notes and a spicy finish.
Sarah HughesDudley, West MidlandsDark Ruby Mild6Quite swiggable for a beer festival favourite. But one cannot drink a lot of this because it will sell out fast!
Seven Bro7hersSalford, Greater ManchesterIPA4.5Gold with white head. There is a pleasant hoppy kick right from the start with this beer, orange marmalade notes, quite juicy with an underlying sweetness.
Sky's EdgeSheffield, South YorkshireHop Monster4.5An American Pale Ale. Astringent line aroma, some pepper lurking. Syrupy, sharp citrus, then a mouth filling dry bitterness that finishes tart.
StringersUlverston, CumbriaYellow Lorry4Pale golden coloured with citrus and toffee flavours, bitter woody notes and a bitter-sweet fruity finish.
TempestKelsoEmanation Pale Ale4.5An eminently quaffable ale with a creamy copper hue and a light caramel sweetness. A rich hop fuels the piney, citrus aroma.
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireJaipur5.9A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.
Timothy TaylorKeighley, West YorkshireBoltmaker4A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire, Bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma. 2014 CAMRA Supreme champion Beer of Great Britain!
Timothy TaylorKeighley, West YorkshireLandlord4.3A BBBB Classic, a traditional well balanced Yorkshire bitter.
Tiny RebelNewportDirty Stop Out5A smoked oat stout that has all characteristics of a heavy night out – Complex, dark, with hints of smokiness and perfume aromas. A blend of 9 malts make this a very self-assured stout.
Tiny RebelNewportFUBAR4.4A unique schizophrenic beer where you’ll face off against floral hoppy flavours up front, leading into a dry spicy bitterness on the back.
TonbridgeTonbridge, KentUnion Pale4.7A nice hoppy and citrus beer, very quaffable.
TruefittMiddlesbrough, North YorkshireZoffany5An IPA with bags of flavour using Riwaka hops from New Zealand.
WantsumCanterbury, KentImperium4A deep amber best bitter, smooth biscuit malts and rich hoppy nose, balance this beer perfectly.
Weal AlesNewcastle-under-Lyme, StaffordshireWeals in Motion4.6A refreshing Pale Ale with grapefruit qualities using English and American hops.
WesterhamEdenbridge, KentAudit Ale6.2Based on a 1938 recipe a full body, very well-balanced and drinkable strong ale.
Wild WeatherReading, HampshireCumulo Citrus6Single hopped wheat IPA balancing tropical and citrus notes with lime and pineapple punching through.

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Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Ampleforth Abbey Cider - Medium (Draught)6.5North YorkshireCider
Biddenden Bushels Cider (Draught)6KentCider
Broadoak Moonshine Cider7.5SomersetCider
Crossmans Prime Farmhouse Cider - Medium (Draught)6Cider
Double Vision Cider - Sweet (Draught)7.4KentCider
Green Valley Sweet ScrumpyDevonCider
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon (Draught)7.2PontypriddCider
Hecks Boxwood FoxwhelpSomersetCider
Millwhites Rioja Cask Medium Cider6.7HertfordshireCider
Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider (6.9%)6.9East LothianCider

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Perrys
BrewABV (%)FromType
Broadoak Premium Perry7.5SomersetPerry
Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry6.5PontypriddPerry
Hecks Blakeney Red Perry6SomersetPerry
Newton Court Winalls Longden SV (Draught)5.3HerefordshirePerry
Oliver’s Perry - Medium (Draught)6.5HerefordshirePerry

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Draught Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Alhambra Premium / ExportPale Lager4.6Spain
Blue Moon Belgian White AleBelgian White (Witbier)5.4USA
Brooklyn LagerAmber Lager/Vienna5.2USA
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White)Abbey Tripel8Belgium
Duvel Green (Draught - 6.8%)Belgian Ale6.8Belgium
Eichbaum Ureich Premium LagerPale Lager4Germany
Erdinger WeissbierGerman Hefeweizen5.3Germany
Florisgaarden CactusBelgian White (Witbier)4.2Belgium
Florisgaarden FramboiseFruit Beer3.7Belgium
Krombacher PilsClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Krušovice Imperial 12°Czech Pilsner (Svìtlý)5Czech Republic
Leffe BlondeAbbey Ale6.6Belgium
Liefmans FruitesseFruit Beer4.2Belgium
Paulaner Original Münchner HellPremium Lager4.9Germany
Rekorderlig Strawberry-LimeCider4.5Sweden
Sion KölschKölsch4.8Germany
Timmermans Peche LambicLambic - Fruit4Belgium
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry BeerFruit Beer4.1Belgium
Vedett Extra Ordinary IPAIndia Pale Ale (IPA)6Belgium
Westmalle DubbelAbbey Dubbel7Belgium

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Bottled Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noel)Belgian Strong Ale12Belgium
Delirium TremensBelgian Strong Ale8.5Belgium
Flensburger WinterbockHeller Bock7Germany
Flying Dog K-9 Winter AleEnglish Strong Ale7.4USA
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch AleScotch Ale8.5USA
Nøgne Ø SaisonSaison6.5Norway
Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus BierDoppelbock14Austria

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Fruit Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Florisgaarden MangoFruit Beer/Radler3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden PassionFruit Beer3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden Pomme / AppleFruit Beer (Apple)3.5Belgium
Heather Ales GrozetTraditional Ale5Scotland
Liefmans Cuvée Brut (Kriekbier)Sour Ale/Wild Ale6Belgium
Mongozo BananaFruit Beer (Banana)4.5Belgium
Mongozo CoconutBelgian Ale3.5Belgium

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