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The beers of the 28th Bent and Bongs Beer Bash

Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
3 PottsSouthport, MerseysideSprocket IPA5.5Aromas of citrus, pine, and resin. Taste is bitter, good orange bite, grassy.
4T’sRuncorn, CheshireStarry Night5.5Brewed for this festival, a dark English ale with mass hop flavours.
AbbeydaleSheffield, South YorkshireMoonshine4.3Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is light citrus. Taste is light sweet and grainy.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterGold Digger4Golden beer with citrus aroma and a touch of spiciness.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPavillion Pale Ale4.5A yellow beer with fruity flavour and peppery hoppiness.
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPort O Call5Dark brown ale with roast malt and dark fruit taste.
BathamsBrierley Hill, West MidlandsBest Bitter4.3A traditional Black Country bitter.
Big BogWaunfawr, CaernarfonBlonde Bach3.9The ultimate Hop Heads beer with a secret blend of no less than 7 different hop varieties.  Intense citrus notes and its incredibly pale colour makes this a truly unique ale.
Big BogWaunfawr, CaernarfonQuagmire6A strong but easy drinking six percenter!  Mid-brown in colour with a medium to high bitterness from the Wye Challenger and Fuggles hops.
Black HoleBurton-on-Trent, StaffordshireMilky Way6A pale wheat beer. Milky Way is brewed using Mount Hood and Styrian Golding hops which provide a bitter sweet finish to this strong ale.
Black SheepMasham, North YorkshireImperial Russian Stout8.5From Yorkshire to Russia with Love. A strong fruity noir treat with liquorice and molasses.
Black SheepMasham, North YorkshireMonty Python’s Life of Brian3.9Brian is a very naughty Pale Ale!
BlackjackManchesterDragon’s Tears5.2A golden ale with some sweet tropical fruit and a hint of jasmine.
BlackjackManchesterOne Eyed Jack6Aroma of roasted sweet malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted bitter malt, chocolate, and coffee.
BuccaneerRuncorn, CheshirePortside4.1A tasty treat from this new Cheshire brewery.
BudeBude, CornwallBlack Rock5.1Dark ale with blackberry aromas, pronounced yet smooth malt flavours and a distinctive black olive aftertaste.
CalvorsCoddenham, SuffolkSmooth Hoperator4Smooth Hoperator is an American style Pale Ale. It is brewed with four different East Anglian malts, giving a rich golden colour and background sweetness.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlueberry Classic Bitter5A pale ale with added blueberry flavours.
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireStrawberry5A pale ale with added strawberry flavours.
DevaSandycroft, Cheshire5684Single hop "cascade" pale fruity and floral session beer. A "Pint" by any other name!
DevaSandycroft, CheshireDual IPA5.2A new IPA from this award winning brewery, expect a full on hop sensation.
EllandElland, West Yorkshire1872 Porter6.5International Award Winning Porter based around an original 1872 recipe. Very dark and rich with a complex bittersweet palate and luscious malt flavours with warming rich port notes that combine into the subtle hoppy finish.
EllandElland, West YorkshireWhite Prussian3.9A pale golden ale with lemon citrus notes and a bittersweet finish.
EmpireSlaithwaite, West YorkshireIndiaman5.2Generously hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Columbus, and Cascade hops. One beautiful full bodied and full flavoured beer.
ErrantNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & WearClever Girl4.1A beast of an IPA brewed with heavy hitting Waimea and Cascade hops.
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Beast6.6A "Beast" of a beer full of dark ripe fruits, chocolate, and toffee note. Beware this is very Moorish.
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5"Nectar of the Gods" this BBBB classic won't last long!
Five PointsHackney, Greater LondonRailway Porter4.8A Porter in the classic London style with our own twist. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramel, brewed with British East Kent Goldings hops.
Fyne AlesCairndow, ArgyllJarl3.8A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day or a cold evening in Atherton.
G2Ashford, KentPlough4.4A delicious deep gold classic IPA. Crisp and refreshing to taste, soaked citrus aroma, look to the stars and the Plough will guide you.
HogarthsBolton, Greater ManchesterEnraged Musician4.2Golden beer with mix of British and Yakima valley hops and golden syrup!
HogarthsBolton, Greater ManchesterStrolling Player4.6A smooth dark ruby porter with some sweetness and a fruity hop finish.
HogarthsBolton, Greater ManchesterThe Bruiser4A traditional session bitter with strong malt character backed up with hop bitterness.
Hop BackSalisbury, WiltshireSummer Lightning5A welcomed return of this terrific straw-coloured beer with a fresh, hoppy aroma and a well rounded, malty flavour with an intense bitterness which leads to an excellent long, dry finish.
HophurstHindley, Greater ManchesterAntler4.5Winter spiced best bitter.
HophurstHindley, Greater ManchesterDebonair4.9A dry traditional stout from Wigan.
HophurstHindley, Greater ManchesterEvolve (Topaz)4.5Pale Ale Series (El Dorado and Chinook hops).
Howard TownGlossop, DerbyshireWren’s Nest4.2A light hoppy beer, made with Halcyon and Crystal malts, and Pioneer and Cascade hops.
HydesManchesterProvenance West Coast Wheat Ale4American Style dark wheat beer, low in bitterness with plenty of toasted malt, fruit and caramel.
Irwell WorksRamsbottom, Greater ManchesterCosta Del Salford4.1Golden colour, fruity and slight pine and citrus hop aroma.
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterMoonraker (Cask)6.5A fruity red-brown beer with a rich sweet flavour.
Liverpool OrganicLiverpool, Merseyside24 Carat Gold4.1Generously hopped with a bitterness that builds steadily towards a lingering finish with spicy orangey notes.
MallinsonsHuddersfield, West YorkshireTranspennine Brown Ale6A new brew from award winning brewster Tara. Expect a hoppy fruity delight.
ManningCongleton, CheshireCave-Man4.2An extremely well balanced bitter with a refreshing hop character. A light caramel colour and bitter crisp finish a unique ’no nonsense’ ale.
Martland MillWigan, Greater ManchesterBombers Blonde4.4A pale blonde ale with an intense hoppy aroma and a crisp refreshing citrus taste, leading to a slightly dry finish.
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.
MoorBristol, GloucestershireLast Minute7.1An inky black beer that has a spiced chocolate and red fruity flavour with smooth creamy spiced fruit on the roasted finish. Very good.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireBlack Cat3.4Red winter ale. Initial floral herby notes followed by spicy chocolate finish.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireBlonde Witch4.5Light ale with a fasting fruity finish.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePendle Witches Brew5.1A bewitching full malty flavoured beer with a strong fruity hop aftertaste.
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireStray Dog4.2Brewed in conjunction with Manchester band New Order, it's a refreshing and clean-tasting golden ale with hints of citrus fruit and lychee.
Northern MonkeyBolton, Greater ManchesterSheephouse4.2Pale Ale with subtle lime and peach flavours and a slight hoppy finish.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsBumblehole5.2Pale, well hopped premium bitter.
Olde SwanDudley, West MidlandsEntire4.4A traditional Black Country bitter.
Peakstones RockAlton, StaffordshireNemesis3.8A light coloured quaffing ale.
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWobbly Bob6A BBBB favourite returns. Beware of this quaffable fruity and spicy ale or you will be Bobbly Wob!
Pied BullChester, CheshirePied Eyed4A good balanced session bitter with a good malty foretaste and a pleasant hoppy aftertaste.
Pied BullChester, CheshireSitting Bull5A HopHead Tasty tropical fruit sensation. Very suppable.
PotbellyKettering, NorthamptonshireCaptain Pigwash5Made from the finest Maris Otter, Chocolate & Crystal malts, together with English hops to give an easy drinking dark porter.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterPickaxe5A full bodied dark ebony coloured porter with a smell of liquorice, and molasses and a hint of chocolate in the distinctive smooth rounded flavour.
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterWhatever Next4.5A pale fruity session ale with a well balanced malty finish. Very quaffable!
RowtonTelford, ShropshireMoonstruck Mild3.3A traditional semi-sweet mild with the molasses blending in nicely with the hops to produce a fine, easy to drink mild.
SalopianHadnall, ShropshireOrbital3.9A crisp refreshing pale bittersweet brew.
Sarah HughesDudley, West MidlandsDark Ruby Mild6A BBBB favourite. A dark fruity treat, this beer wont last long so get it while you can!
SirenFinchampstead, BerkshireProteus4A shape-shifting India Pale Ale. Made with Mosaic, Chinook, and Cascade hops.
StockportStockport, Greater ManchesterBitter Lemon4.2A straw coloured hoppy beer with a bitter lemon finish.
StonehengeNetheravon, WiltshireDanish Dynamite5A light golden, dry, and strong ale. Slightly fruity with a well balanced hop flavour and bitterness. Simply a top class beer which has won several major beer festivals.
Tarn 51Altofts, West YorkshireBy George!4.1Single hopped pale ale with UK Cascade hops.
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 won't last long at BBBB. Try this world class fruity ale while you can!
Tiny RebelNewportJuicy4.8A Tropical Golden Ale. Ever had a beer that’s so good it reminds you of when you were a kid? Of the wonder of the sweet shop, surrounded by a seemingly endless choice of delicious confections?
Tipsy AngelWarrington, CheshireMild3.8An old fashioned tasty mild.
Tipsy AngelWarrington, CheshireTaipur5.9A pale juicy bitter with pithy, zesty citrus. Smooth, full body.
TrackManchester, Greater ManchesterMazama5.5A smooth IPA with a hint of citrus from this local brewery.
Triple FFFAlton, HampshireMoondance4.2Amber coloured, very well hopped with a balanced bitterness.
Weird BeardHanwell, LondonMariana Trench5.3A riot of mango and passion-fruit on the nose but balanced enough to drink by the bucketful.
Wily FoxWigan, Greater ManchesterMutiny5Lightly fruity with a good crispness that makes it sessionable.
Wily FoxWigan, Greater ManchesterWry Smile4.3A new brew from this Wigan based brewery. Expect a Rye bitter ale.

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Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Biddenden Strong Kentish Cider - Dry8KentCider
Gwatkin Kingston Black Cider7.5HerefordshireCider
Gwatkin Norman Cider7.5HerefordshireCider
Gwatkin Stoke Red Cider7.5HerefordshireCider
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon (Draught)7.2PontypriddCider
Hecks Portwine Of Glastonbury Cider6.5SomersetCider
Millwhites Rum Cask Cider7.5HertfordshireCider
Original Cider Bootleg Moonshine7.5SomersetCider
Sheppy’s Old Conky Scrumpy5SomersetCider
Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider (6.9%)6.9East LothianCider

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Perrys
BrewABV (%)FromType
Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry6.5PontypriddPerry
Mr Whitehead’s Midnight Special Perry5HampshirePerry
Newton Court Panting Partridge Herefordshire Perry5.3HerefordshirePerry
Oliver’s Herefordshire Perry - Medium5.5HerefordshirePerry
Perry7.5SomersetPerry
Sandford Orchards Pear Shaped Perry7DevonPerry

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Fruit Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Blackcurrant Cider7.3West YorkshireCider
Blueberry Cider7.3West YorkshireCider
Passion Fruit Perry7.3West YorkshirePerry
Peach Perry7.3West YorkshirePerry
Raspberry Cider7.3West YorkshireCider
Snails Bank Rhubarb4HerefordshireCider
Strawberry Cider7.3West YorkshireCider

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Belgian Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Brugse ZotBelgian Ale6Belgium
Chimay Bleue (Blue)Belgian Strong Ale9Belgium
Chimay Rouge (Red)Abbey Dubbel7Belgium
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White)Abbey Tripel8Belgium
Saison Dupont (Vieille Provision)Saison6.5Belgium

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Lagers and World Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Anchor Brekle’s BrownBrown Ale6USA
Blue Moon Belgian White AleWitbier5.4USA
Erdinger Festweiße (Oktoberfest Weizen)German Hefeweizen5.7Germany
Flying Dog Heat Series: Carolina Reaper Peach IPASpice/Herb/Vegetable6.8USA
Fordham Route 1 Session IPASession IPA4.5USA
Krombacher PilsClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Left Hand Milk StoutSweet Stout6USA
Lervig Café SurSpice/Herb/Vegetable4Norway
PalaxPremium lager4.8Spain
Paulaner HefeweissbierGerman Hefeweizen5.5Germany
Paulaner OktoberfestPilsner6Germany
Paulaner Original Münchner HellPremium Lager4.9Germany

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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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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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