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The beers of the 29th Bent and Bongs Beer Bash

Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
4T’sRuncorn, CheshireBig Daddy7.2Clean and crisp bittering with intense amounts of resinous, citrus, and grapefruit aromas.
4T’sRuncorn, CheshirePolaris AZACCA Missile3.9A punch of citrus and tropical aromas.
AmberRipley, DerbyshireChocolate Orange Stout4Intense bitter, dark chocolate, some zesty orange and lime notes.
Anarchy Brew Co.Morpeth, NorthumberlandBlonde Star4.1Brim full of lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit, and pale malt. Refreshing and satisfying.
AyrAyrOtto & Griselda4.6A light lemon pale. Malts, some cereal and grain notes, and a smooth hop finish.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterAstley Brook4.2A new pale ale from this local brewery.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterFlat Cap4A pale bitter with a citrus aroma and a hoppy citrus finish.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPort O Call5Dark brown ale with roast malt and dark fruit taste.
BlackjackManchesterStout5Chocolate aroma. Chocolate, roasted, bitter taste. Medium body.
Brass CastleMalton, North YorkshireSnow Eater4.5Citrus and pine notes to the fore in this single-hop Chinook pale.
Bristol Beer FactoryBristol, GloucestershireFortitude4A humble but brilliant 'best bitter'.
Bristol Beer FactoryBristol, GloucestershireIndependence4.6A distinctive American Pale Ale full of big hop character.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlueberry Classic Bitter5A pale ale with added blueberry flavours.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshirePeach5A pale ale with added peach flavours.
Cross BayMorecambe, LancashireRed IPA4A rich and sweet red IPA.
Cross BayMorecambe, LancashireSunset4.2A thirst quenching beer with an orange and lemon rind aftertaste.
Cross BayMorecambe, LancashireZenith5A strong IPA which is surprisingly moreish. It bursts onto the palate with a citrus and tropical body.
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexHophead3.8An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes.
Electric BearBath, SomersetNZ Pale4.5Golden orange in colour, unfiltered with a gentle haze. Deliciously easy-drinking, thirst-quenching ale.
EllandElland, West Yorkshire1872 Porter6.5Arguably the most decorated beer in recent British brewing history. A rich, complex, dark ruby porter.
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5"Nectar of the Gods" this BBBB classic won't last long!
Flagship Beer (formerly Ship and Mitre)Liverpool, MerseysideLevel4.2A classic Scottish ale is referred to as an 80/- (eighty shilling).
Front RowCongleton, CheshireObolensky7.3Taste of dark fruits like raisins and figs, spicy liquorice, molasses, some roasted malts, and subtle chocolate.
Furnace BrewpubDerby, Derbyshire'C' Bomb6.2Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, grass, straw, malt, and hops.
Furnace BrewpubDerby, DerbyshireCascade4.4A quaffable fruity session ale.
Fyne AlesCairndow, ArgyllAvalanche4.5Well-balanced with good body and fruit balancing with a refreshing hoppy taste.
Fyne AlesCairndow, ArgyllJarl3.8A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day.
HawksheadKendal, CumbriaIPA7An amazingly fruity aroma and flavour, backed up with a biscuit-like malt base.
HogarthsBolton, Greater ManchesterExplosion In A Laboratory5A hops and malt bomb! Featuring Chinook and Summit hops.
HogarthsBolton, Greater ManchesterRake's Progress4Light session ale with lemon hop aroma and flavour.
HogarthsBolton, Greater ManchesterThe Bruiser4A fruity best bitter smooth on the palate, raisin, plum, and some malt.
HoldensDudley, West MidlandsGolden Glow4.4An 18ct gold, golden ale with subtle yet fragrant hop aromas.
HophurstHindley, Greater Manchester2 Rounds of 6 Before Breakfast3.5A new pale brew from this local brewery.
HophurstHindley, Greater ManchesterIncognito4.9A black, fruity Indian ale well balanced.
Howling HopsHackney, LondonPale Ale3.8Nice aromas of tropical fruit and a little peppery hops.
Howling HopsHackney, LondonRuby Red5.2This is a nicely sweet red ale with some biting hops and the pleasant tropical flavours.
HydesSalford, Greater ManchesterLowry4.7Citra and Chinook hops produce a refreshing, golden, and hoppy beer.
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterPhantom3.8New seasonal pale beer packed with malt and citrus fruits.
LittleoverDerby, DerbyshireHollow Legs5.2A full-bodied traditional pale ale with fruity malts, heady aroma, and a smooth and delicate finish.
Mad DogPenperlleniFrosty Nights4.5Winter berry red ale.
Mad DogPenperlleniStouty McStoutface4.5Full bodied and smooth with chocolate and roast flavours from the hefty six malt base.
MallinsonsHuddersfield, West YorkshireThe Redeemer5A rich golden pale ale which has pronounced aromas of Turkish Delight with undertones of citrus fruit.
MarbleManchester, Greater ManchesterTuckerlovsky4.7Lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and pine resin partner with a subtle sweetness whilst a rich mouth-feel leads to a crisp finish.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterKnocker Upper3.9Straw coloured ale with floral aroma, rich honey taste, and hints of fruit.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterWobbly Weaver4.3Nice bit of floral cask. Reminiscent of the golden ales trend a couple of years ago.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireIPA4.3Light ale with a fruity finish.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePendle Witches Brew5.1A bewitching full malty flavoured beer with a strong fruity hop aftertaste.
NavigationNottingham, NottinghamshireAmerican Saviour5.2Brewed with lager malts. Well-balanced with full American hop flavours.
NavigationNottingham, NottinghamshireSplendor4.3Medium-bodied, clean-tasting, and satisfying biscuit flavours with a lasting aftertaste.
Norton PrioryRuncorn, CheshirePriory Gold4.2A refreshingly crisp traditional amber coloured ale. Light, refreshing, and tangy.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsBumblehole5.2Pale, well hopped, premium bitter.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsMa Pardoes Original3.5A traditional Black country bitter.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterBig Adventure5.5A well hopped, malty, and powerful ale with a superb toffee finish.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterHarlequin4A new single-hopped pale ale from this award winning local brewery.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterNutty Slack3.9Multi-award winning mild ale. Creamy and chocolate palate with malt and fruit flavours.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterNutty Slack3.9Multi-award winning mild ale. Creamy and chocolate palate with malt and fruit flavours.
Rammy CraftRamsbottom, Greater ManchesterMutinous IPA6A big juicy hop bomb.
Rammy CraftRamsbottom, Greater ManchesterRagnars Wrath6.3A noir treat bursting with complex taste sensations.
RedwillowMacclesfield, CheshireEffortless3.7Ultra pale with lots of body brewed with Vermont Ale Yeast and gratuitously hopped with Nelson Sauvin for a full fruity flavour.
Sarah HughesDudley, West MidlandsDark Ruby Mild6A BBBB favourite. A dark fruity treat, this beer won't last long so get it while you can!
ShinyDerby, Derbyshire4 Wood4.5The taste is dry, bitter, brown bread, Ryvita, caramel, earthy, spice, and leather with a drying finish.
ShinyDerby, DerbyshireHappy People4.2Pale, it’s going to make you smile!
ShinyDerby, DerbyshireUnderdog IPA6Floral with caramel malts. Quite sweet and bready. Spicy and earthy with bitter lemon rind and a spicy finish. Very English IPA.
SirenFinchampstead, BerkshireBroken Dream6.5Notes of smoke and coffee aromas with chocolate, milk, and oats to create something thick, velvety, and slick.
SirenFinchampstead, BerkshireSoundwave5.6A west coast IPA; Golden, immensely hoppy, and alive with grapefruit, peach, and mango.
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 YorkshireLandlord4.3Madonna's favourite Yorkshire bitter wont last long at BBBB. Try this world class fruity ale while you can!
Tiny RebelNewportChocolate Stay Puft5.2This marshmallow porter has the classic roast qualities of a proper dark ale. A sweet treat for the cold winter nights.
Tiny RebelNewportJuicy4.8Do you choose gummy worms or jelly teddy bears, or both? Juicy offering nearly as many mouth-watering flavours as those countless sweetie jars stacked high above your head years ago.
Tipsy AngelWarrington, CheshireGeorge Shaw Premium (GSP)4.3Aroma and flavour have lots of toasted malts and even a little cocoa bitterness. Based on original Leigh brewery recipe.
Vibrant ForestLymington, HampshireCambrian Root5.1Light roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and some caramel with again pretty strong liquorice in the finish.
Vibrant ForestLymington, HampshireZuur Buckthorn3.5Our Zuur recipe infused with Sea Buckthorn; tiny and potent orange berries that grow by the coast. This has given our house sour a salty finish that mimics the traditional Gose style brews of old.
Weird BeardHanwell, LondonFive O'Clock Shadow7.3Rough day at work? Crack open a Five O’Clock Shadow and be at one with your stubble. This American IPA is the real Desperate Dan of the beer world.
Wigan Brew HouseWigan, Lancashire(unamed)4.4Brand new New Zealand style pale ale.
Wigan Brew HouseWigan, LancashireGin Pit4.3Saffron coloured ale with a dry spicy finish from gin botanicals. Named after the mine on the Tyldesley/Astley border.
Wild WeatherReading, HampshireSerendipity3.5Serendipity is an explosively fruity American Pale Ale. Big American hops deliver a huge nose over a subtle malt base.
Wily FoxWigan, Greater ManchesterBlonde Vixen3.8A spicy, citrus character with grapefruit overtones.
Wily FoxWigan, Greater ManchesterKarma Citra4.3Good vibe golden ale. A quadruple hit of citra hops. Hipster heaven.
Wily FoxWigan, Greater ManchesterProhibition APA3.9A classic American Pale Ale over-brimming with pungent grapefruit notes.

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Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Broadoak Moonshine Cider7.5SomersetCider
Crossmans Prime Farmhouse Cider - Medium (Draught)6SomersetCider
Green Valley Sweet5.5DevonCider
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon (Draught)7.2PontypriddCider
Hecks Browns Apple SV6.5SomersetCider
Hecks Slack Ma Girdle Cider6.5SomersetCider
Millwhites Original Scrumpy6.5HertfordshireCider
Millwhites Premium Whisky Cask Medium Dry Cider7.5HertfordshireCider
Sandford Orchards Vintage Cider7DevonCider
Snails Bank Tumbledown (Draught)5.2HerefordshireCider
Thornborough Cider6North YorkshireCider

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Perrys
BrewABV (%)FromType
Hecks Medium Somerset Perry6.5SomersetPerry
Malvern Magic Perry - Farmhouse5.5HerefordshirePerry
Snails Bank Very Perry (Draught)5HerefordshirePerry

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Fruit Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Blackcurrant Cider7.5West YorkshireCider
Blueberry Cider7.3West YorkshireCider
Broadoak Moonshine Rum & Raisin4SomersetCider
Mango Perry7.3West YorkshireCider
Passion Fruit Perry7.5West YorkshirePerry
Pineapple Cider4West YorkshireCider
Raspberry Cider6.3West YorkshireCider
Raunchy Rhubarb4SomersetCider
Rhubarb Cider4West YorkshireCider
Thistly Cross Real Elderflower4East LothianCider

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Belgian Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Bavik KwaremontBelgian Ale6.6Belgium
Chimay Bleue (Blue)Belgian Strong Ale9Belgium
Chimay Dorée (Gold)Belgian Ale4.8Belgium
De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs QuadrupelAbt/Quadrupel11Belgium
La ChouffeBelgian Strong Ale8Belgium

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Lagers and World Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Anchor PorterPorter5.6USA
Brooklyn LagerAmber Lager/Vienna5.2USA
Cruzcampo Premium LagerPale Lager5Spain
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Kellerbier - Anno 1417Zwickel/Keller/Landbier5.5Germany
Hofbräu München OktoberfestbierOktoberfest/Märzen6.3Germany
Kona Longboard Island LagerPale Lager4.6USA
Krombacher PilsClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Lervig Liquid Sex RobotAmerican Pale Ale7.9Norway
PalaxPremium lager4.8Spain
PangPang Tiki TangoAmerican Pale Ale4.5Sweden
Paulaner HefeweissbierGerman Hefeweizen5.5Germany
Paulaner OktoberfestPilsner6Germany
Paulaner Original Münchner HellPremium Lager4.9Germany
Schöfferhofer GrapefruitRadler/Shandy2.5Germany

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Fruit Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Florisgaarden FramboiseFruit Beer3.7Belgium
Liefmans FruitesseFruit Beer4.2Belgium
Rekorderlig Strawberry-LimeCider4.5Sweden
St. Louis KriekLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Timmermans Peche LambicLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Timmermans StrawberryLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry BeerFruit Beer4.1Belgium

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We cannot guarantee that all beers will be available at all sessions. This is a once a year festival. When they're gone, they're gone!

 

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