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The beers of the 27th Bent and Bongs Beer Bash

Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
4T’sRuncorn, CheshireMaster5.9Pale golden ale with sweet caramel notes and a long bitter finish.
AbbeydaleSheffield, South YorkshireDr Morton's Crispy Aromatic Duck4A pale beer with light, citrus aromas and flavours and a refreshing bitter finish.
AllgatesWigan, LancashireMad Monk7.1A noir beer packed with dark fruits, roasted malts, some nutty notes as well as liquorice and some slight chocolaty notes.
AllgatesWigan, LancashirePepper Lane4.1A clean-drinking, pale golden ale, hopped with U.S. Galena & Liberty to give low bitterness and mild aromas.
AllgatesWigan, LancashireSloe Stout7.2A complex fruit stout packed with slow berries but with notes of coffee & chocolate. A taste sensation.
Anarchy Brew Co.Morpeth, NorthumberlandCascade4.1
ArborBristol, GloucestershirePSBH Bomb4.7
Bad SeedMalton, North YorkshireSummer Ale3.8
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterFlat Cap4A pale bitter with a citrus aroma and a hoppy citrus finish.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterJB Bitter4.6Well balanced Lancashire bitter that will not disappoint!
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPort O Call5A post modern mild! Full of roast barley flavour with port overtones. Definitely not mild!
BlackjackManchesterBramling Cross4Pale and full of blackberry taste.
Blue BeeSheffield, South YorkshireRakau IPA5
BoggartManchester99 Steps3.9A very pale ale with herbal characteristics.
BootlegManchesterUrban Fox4.2Flavours are sweet cereal and caramel with thick honey and an oily palate. Some lemon with woody dryness in the finish.
BoroughLancaster, LancashireWintertime Dark5A dark stout with aromas of dark sugar, red fruit. Taste is more fruits, light spice. Sweet finish.
Burning SkyFirle, East SussexAurora5.6A pale-amber ale with big citrus and tropical fruit flavours.
CanopyHerne Hill, LondonBrockwell IPA5Pine, minty nose and grainy. Initial taste is sweet bubble-gum grainy, grassy tangerine drying creamy breadiness.
CarlisleCarlisle, CumbriaNut Brown4.7A soft, chestnut coloured ale with round, nutty flavours.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlueberry Classic Bitter5Pale in colour with a light delicate bitterness and the natural flavour of blueberry.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireRaspberry5A BBBB classic. A pale fruit sensation.
Cryptic AlesStockport, Greater ManchesterAnagram3.6A pale golden ale with a very light hop taste and aroma.
CrystalBrough, East YorkshireBlack Pearl5A big, rich, fruity beer, heavy chocolate roasted malt notes, big thick palate with hints of molasses and treacle.
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexHophead3.8An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops.
DrygateGlasgowSeven Peaks Mosaic IPA5A riotous, uncompromising, and bold cacophony of aromatic hops on a crisp malt backbone.
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5Exmoor Gold is an appetising and enticing gold in colour. Bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out.
FirebrickBlaydon on Tyne, Tyne & WearTyne 93.9A Schwartzbier (dark larger) with notes of burnt toast, rounded chocolate, earth, baking cocoa.
FrontierDerby, DerbyshireAtlas Stout4.2A full-bodied dry stout with roasted malt and chocolate notes.
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, ArgyllVital Spark4.4A very rich dark ale.
HoltsManchesterBitter4Full drinking and original cask bitter rich in colour and taste.
HoltsManchesterMild3.2Award winning dark brown ale with light caramel malty sweetness.
HopcraftPontyclun, Mid GlamorganDevilfish Ink5.8A Black IPA with American hops, Azacca and Mosaic dry hopped.
HophurstHindley, Greater Manchester50 Gyle Session IPA4.4A session IPA with hop flavours of berries, tropical fruit and citrus.
HophurstHindley, Greater ManchesterCosmati4.2A hoppy citrus golden ale.
HydesManchesterBeer Studio Pale Propino4.2Light premium ale lightly kilned propino malt combined with rye challenger and cascade hops.
IlkleyIlkley, West YorkshireCrossroads5.4Inspired by Ilkley's standing as an ancient Roman crossroads rather than the well known 'Blazing Squad' anthem, Crossroads is our new West Coast IPA.
IlkleyIlkley, West YorkshireCrossroads5.4Inspired by Ilkley’s standing as an ancient Roman crossroads rather than the well known ’Blazing Squad’ anthem, Crossroads is our new West Coast IPA.
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterDelta Wing4Mahogany Bitter with fruity hoppy aroma - look out for the boom.
JawHillington Park, GlasgowDrop4.2A pale, hoppy session ale - perfect for summer, even a grim Northern summer!
MagpieNottingham, NottinghamshireHoppit / Hoppily Ever After3.8Fruity and floral aroma and flavour with a bitter finish.
MallinsonsHuddersfield, West YorkshireHop Trip4.2A pale fruity session beer brewed by one of the country's best brewsters.
MarlpoolHeanor, DerbyshireOtters Pocket4Bright bronze beer that tastes of smoked malt with chocolate and hazelnut.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterChonkin Feckle3.8A golden yellow ale with a citrus hop aroma, floral notes and a pine finish.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterClogmaker4A rich golden full-bodied ale with a refreshing fruit flavour and an inkling of honey.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterD Day Dodger4.1A red beer with malt aromas and crisp fruity finish.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireBlonde Witch4.5Light ale with a fasting fruity finish.
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.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireWhite Witch3.9A 'spellbinding' tipple to herald the dawn of spring.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireWinter Looms4.2Red winter ale. Initial floral herby notes followed by spicy chocolate finish.
MuirhouseIlkeston, DerbyshireHat Trick IPA5.2An IPA packed with hops starting with Maynka for bittering and then finished with a hat trick of American hops.
OffbeatCrewe, CheshireDisfunctional Functional IPA4.8San Diego inspired heavily hopped IPA.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsBumblehole5.2Pale, well hopped premium bitter.
Peakstones RockAlton, StaffordshirePugins Gold4A light golden coloured beer made with lager malt and Styrian hops which give it a citrus bite and aroma.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterPickaxe5A rich porter with complex flavours and a hint of chocolate.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterProsperity #24.9A pale fruity beer brewed with blood oranges.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterWhatever!3.8A pale citrus intensely hopped beer made with 4 different hop varieties.
RedwillowMacclesfield, CheshireShameless5.9Marmalade in a glass, elegantly balanced off against a clean bitter finish.
RevolutionsCastleford, West YorkshireBlue Monday4.5A Dunkelwiess brewed especially for the 19th Jan the most depressing day of the year?
RevolutionsCastleford, West YorkshirePretender Blonde4.5Unapologetically hoppy.
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!
SchoolhouseDarlington, DurhamHonour4.8Brand new brew from Darlington.
SirenFinchampstead, BerkshireLove of Work3.6A hoppy blond ale brewed with earl grey and being brewed in collaboration with Hill Farmstead.
Slater'sStafford, StaffordshireHaka5.2A full bodied beer with hop aroma.
Slater'sStafford, StaffordshireTop Totty4Top Totty has a ripe and generous fruitiness. It has deep and complex hop notes and contains plenty of malts.
Small WorldShelley, West YorkshireThunderbridge Stout5.2A traditional dry stout brewed with roasted barley and balanced with chocolate malt for slight sweetness.
StringersUlverston, CumbriaPlan B3.7Pale, light and zesty. With a touch of honey! Gluten Free
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 YorkshireLandlord4.3A BBBB Classic, a traditional well balanced Yorkshire bitter.
Tiny RebelNewportCwtch4.6Champion Beer of Britain 2015. What more can we say? It's a quaffer. Try It!
Tiny RebelNewportSNAFU4.4A new pale ale with Amarillo, Ahtanum, Azacca and Cascade hops to provide a bit more boom to keep you on your toes.
Totally BrewedNottingham, NottinghamshireCrazy Like A Fox4.5A copper coloured hoppy ale made with speciality malts from Belgium. Dried fruit malt flavours with a citrus hop finish.
Totally BrewedNottingham, NottinghamshireThe Simcoe Kid6A ruby IPA with the American Simcoe Hop. Full and fruity with stone fruit, citrus and pine flavours.
Weird BeardHanwell, LondonDecadence5.5A rich stout with chocolate and coffee roast flavour and a touch of oat creaminess. Truly decadent.
Weird BeardHanwell, LondonK*ntish Town Beard5.5An American hoppy wheat beer, lots of citrus flavours and a hint of bubble-gum.

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Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Ampleforth Abbey - Traditional Still Cider6.5North YorkshireCider
Biddenden Bushels Cider (Draught)6KentCider
Broadoak Moonshine Cider7.5SomersetCider
Green Valley Vintage Dry Cider8.3DevonCider
Gwatkin Norman Cider7.5HerefordshireCider
Gwatkin Stoke Red Cider7.5HerefordshireCider
Hecks Browns Apple SV6.5SomersetCider
Hecks Kingston Black Cider6.5SomersetCider
Sandford Orchards Devon Mist4.5DevonCider
Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider (6.9%)6.9East LothianCider
West Croft Medium Cider / Janets Jungle Juice6SomersetCider

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Perrys
BrewABV (%)FromType
Broadoak Premium Perry7.5SomersetPerry
Double Vision Impeared Vision Perry7.4KentPerry
Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry6.5PontypriddPerry
Hecks Blakeney Red Perry6SomersetPerry
Oliver’s Perry - Medium (Draught)6.5HerefordshirePerry

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Fruit Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Florisgaarden FramboiseFruit Beer3.7Belgium
Liefmans Cuvée Brut (Kriekbier)Sour Red/Brown6Belgium
Liefmans FruitesseFruit Beer4.2Belgium
Rekorderlig Strawberry-LimeCider4.5Sweden
Timmermans KriekLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Timmermans Peche LambicLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry BeerFruit Beer4.1Belgium

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Lagers and World Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Alhambra EspecialPale Lager4.8Spain
Anchor Brekle’s BrownBrown Ale6USA
Brooklyn LagerAmber Lager/Vienna5.2USA
Hitachino Nest White AleWitbier5.5Japan
Krombacher PilsClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Krombacher WeizenGerman Hefeweizen5.3Germany
Paulaner HefeweissbierGerman Hefeweizen5.5Germany
Paulaner Original Münchner HellPremium Lager4.9Germany
Victory Headwaters Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale5.2USA

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Belgian Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Chimay Bleue (Blue)Belgian Strong Ale9Belgium
Jopen St. BavoBelgian Ale6.5Netherlands
Leffe BlondeAbbey Ale6.6Belgium
Troubadour IPAIndia Pale Ale (IPA)5.9Belgium
Westmalle DubbelAbbey Dubbel7Belgium

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

 

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