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This year is the beer festival's 20th year. In celebration of 20 years of yummy, scrummy beers, this year's theme is All Our Yesterbeers.

When tasting some of your favourites a little misty eyed nostalgia is allowed. Crying definitely isn't!!

All Hail Brian the Beermaster for the Exmoor Ale. It was the Golden Hills Brewery at the first ever Bent N Bongs Beer Bash (BBBB1) twenty years ago.

The full list of Yesterbeers includes Batemans Mild, Broughton Old Jock, Butcombe Bitter, Exmoor Ale, Fullers Chiswick, Fullers ESB, Lees Moonraker, Moorhouses Pendle Witch, Moorhouses Premier, Phoenix Porter, Phoenix Wobbly Bob, Robinsons Old Tom, Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild, Tim Taylors Landlors, Tim Taylors Ram Tam, Theakstons Old Perculier and Titanic Captain Smiths Strong Ale.

Be sure to check a few of them out.


Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
AdurShoreham by Sea, West SussexVelocity4.2Fast paced traditional bitter with marmalade notes
AllgatesWigan, LancashireBrightblade4Back to its best with that hint of ginger
AllgatesWigan, LancashireMild At Heart3.8Dark brown, creamy, malty brew
AllgatesWigan, LancashirePorteresque4.4Dark, rich classic porter with roasted malt flavours
AllgatesWigan, LancashireQuingenti5Excellent pale and hoppy 500th brew
AllgatesWigan, LancashireReverand Ray4.6Well balanced mid-range bitter
AllgatesWigan, LancashireYoung Pretender3.8Pale bitter with lemon citrus flavours
BackyardWalsall, West MidlandsNipin4.6New brew
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterBoltonbrau4.4Brewed with lager malt and hops
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPavillion Pale Ale4.5Delicious pale ale named after the brewery building
BatemansWainfleet, LincolnshireDark Mild3Excellent Dark Mild with creamy head, malty aroma and dry finish
Best MatesWantage, OxfordshireVicars Daughter3.7Amber gold session ale
BoggartManchesterRay of Sunshine3.9Seasonal bitter from Boggart Hole Clough
BoggartManchesterWaterloo Sunset5Traditional porter with oak roast finish
BrewdogFraserburgh, Aberdeenshire77 Lager5Blond trashy pilsner style beer
BrewdogFraserburgh, AberdeenshireHardcore IPA9Pale and unbelievably hoppy; Beer of Festival last year
BrewdogFraserburgh, AberdeenshireZeit Geist5Continental dark style pilsner
BroughtonPeeblesClipper IPA4.2Light coloured crisp and hoppy beer
BroughtonPeeblesOld Jock6.2
ButcombeBristol, SomersetBitter4Golden brown with superb balance of malt, hop and fruit
ButcombeBristol, SomersetBrunel 200 IPA5Crisp, floral and citrusy
CheddarCheddar, SomersetPotholer4.3Golden beer with good hop and citrus
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBanana Beer5New fruit beer
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlueberry Classic Bitter5Very pleasant fruit beer; one of the most popular last year
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBurns Aulde Sleekit5.5Burns Night ale
CoastalRedruth, CornwallCascade3.8New Cornish ale
CoastalRedruth, CornwallHandliner4Traditional session bitter
Cumbrian Legendary AlesAmbleside, CumbriaWicked Jimmy3.6Copper coloured creamy, hoppy bitter
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexOatmeal Stout4.2Traditional stout
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexOver The Moon3.8Dark mild but deliciously hopped
Dunham MasseyAltrincham, Greater ManchesterChocolate Cherry Mild3.8Multi-award winning dark mild
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Ale3.8Was Golden Hills brewery at BBBB1; a malty brew with bitter finish
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Beast6.6Strong, dark beast of a beer
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5BBBB favourite; yellow bitter with a clean hoppy aftertaste
FullersLondonChiswick Bitter3.5Superb session beer; pale and well balanced
FullersLondonESB5.9Almost too rich in flavour with an astringent hoppiness
Fuzzy DuckPoulton-le-Fylde, LancashireThumb Ducker3.9Copper coloured session bitter
George WrightSt. Helens, MerseysideNorthern Lights5.1Pale and well balanced
George WrightSt. Helens, MerseysidePure Blonde4.6Highly drinkable blond ale
Goose EyeKeighley, West YorkshireNo Eye Deer4Strong, hoppy, intense bitter
Goose EyeKeighley, West YorkshirePommies Revenge5.2Extra strong single malt bitter
GribbleChichester, West SussexChi Pale Ale3.7New brew
HoltsManchesterBitter4Hoppy distinctive copper coloured ale
HoltsManchesterLightning Holt4.3Latest Holt's seasonal; a pale brew
HoltsManchesterMild3.2Fruity, malty, dark beer with dry, hoppy finish
Hop BackSalisbury, WiltshireSummer Lightning5Dangerously drinkable beer with hoppy aroma and intense bitterness
HydesSalford, Greater ManchesterJekylls Gold4.3Pale bitter with refreshing flavour
HydesSalford, Greater ManchesterOriginal Bitter3.8Malty bitter with good finish
IdleDoncaster, South YorkshireLandlord4.6Dark brown, full bodied ale with caramel/coffee finish
IdleDoncaster, South YorkshireSod4.2Golden, fruity, well balanced ale
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterMoonraker (Cask)6.5Famous rich, sweet and dark red ale with fruity dry finish
LeedsLeeds, West YorkshireBest4.3Classic Yorkshire bitter
MarbleManchester, Greater ManchesterGinger4.5Popular brew with a good hit of ginger
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireBlonde Witch4.5Pale with hoppy citrus flavour
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePendle Witches Brew5.1Distinctive strong bitter with honey sweet taste but dry bitter finish
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePremier Bitter3.7Smooth, creamy, amber session beer
OakhamPeterborough, CambridgeshireInferno4Sharp, hoppy, with a hint of spice
Offas DykeOswestry, ShropshireBarley Gold3.6Drinkable light ale
Offas DykeOswestry, ShropshireMerry Hops4.3Seasonal beer from this border brewery
OtterHoniton, DevonBright4.3Pale, golden ale with fruity bitter finish
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterLast Leaf4.5Hoppy, amber ale
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterMonkeytown Mild3.9Distinctive mild
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterPorter5Dark, smooth, winter brew
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterSnowbound4.3Pale and hoppy with citrus flavours
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWobbly Bob6BBBB classic; red-brown with malty, fruity aroma
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterNutty Slack3.9Recently voted best mild at CIBA North-West
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterSilver Tally3.7Pale, hoppy beer as seen on TV
QuartzBurton-on-Trent, StaffordshireBlonde3.8Light amber bitter with fruity bitter
RCHWest Hewish, SomersetPitchfork4.3Yellow grapefruity bitter bursting with citrus
RobinsonsStockport, CheshireOld Tom8.5Dark, complex beer, texture reminiscent of port
RoostersKnaresborough, North YorkshireAmarillo3.9New brew
Sarah HughesDudley, West MidlandsDark Ruby Mild6Vastly popular strong mild; rich and warming
TheakstonMasham, North YorkshireBlack Bull Bitter3.9Pale bitter with some fruit and short bitter finish
TheakstonMasham, North YorkshireOld Peculier5.7Notorious rich, heavy dark brew
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireJaipur5.9Soft smooth taste leads to massive hoppiness and long bitter finish
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireSaint Petersburg7.7Deep and dark delicious stout
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireWild Swan3.5Refreshing pale beer with citrus hoppy aroma
Timothy TaylorKeighley, West YorkshireLandlord4.3Dry, hoppy beer; 3 times Champion Beer of Britain
Timothy TaylorKeighley, West YorkshireRam Tam4.3Caramel combines well malt to produce dark Landlord
TitanicStoke on Trent, StaffordshireCaptain Smiths5.2Slightly sweet nose; dark drinkable beer that goes down great!
TitanicStoke on Trent, StaffordshireIceberg4.1Refreshing straw coloured beer with citrus aromas
TitanicStoke on Trent, StaffordshireStout4.5Toasty and roasty with autumn bonfires, liquorice and chocolate
Triple FFFAlton, HampshireAltons Pride3.8Golden brown excellent bitter; current Champion Beer of Britain
Triple FFFAlton, HampshirePressed Rat & Warthog3.8Complex, hoppy, bitter, dark ruby brew with roasted malt
Village BrewerDarlington, DurhamOld Raby4.6Rich, dark and complex
Village BrewerDarlington, DurhamWhite Boar3.7Light, flowery and fruity crisp ale

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Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Appledram Medium Cider7.8West SussexCider - Medium
Banham Barrel Jontys Early Night Cider7NorfolkCider - Medium
Banham Barrel Rum Old Night Medium Cider7.5NorfolkCider - Medium
Crones Rum Flavour8.2NorfolkCider - Dry
Crones Special Reserve Cider7.5NorfolkCider
Newtons7HerefordshireCider - Sweet
Old Monty Rum Cask Cider8PowysCider
Original Bristol PortSomersetCider - Medium
Original BristolianSomersetCider - Medium
Original Cider Bootleg Moonshine7.5SomersetCider
Original Kingston Black7.5SomersetCider - Sweet
Parsons Choice Dry Cider6.5SomersetCider - Dry
Rathays Old Goat Dry Cider7.5HerefordshireCider - Dry
Rathays Old Goat Medium Cider7.6HerefordshireCider - Medium
Rosies Rampant Ram (Rum Flavour)DenbighshireCider - Dry
Sams6DevonSweet
Wilkins Dry Cider6SomersetCider - Dry
Wilkins Medium Cider6SomersetCider - Medium

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Perrys
BrewABV (%)FromType
Cornish Orchards Medium Perry5.4CornwallPerry
Holder Islay (Whicky) Perry7.5GloucestershirePerry - Medium
Westons Original Perry4.5HerefordshirePerry - Sweet

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Draught Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Cruzcampo Premium LagerPale Lager - North Am. / Light5Spain
Duvel Green (Draught - 6.8%)Belgian Ale6.8Belgium
Florisgaarden FramboiseFruit Beer3.7Belgium
Hofbräuhaus Traunstein Export-HellDortmunder / Helles5.3Germany
Krombacher PilsClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Leffe BlondeAbbey Ale6.6Belgium
Liefmans Cuvée Brut (Kriekbier)Sour Red/Brown6Belgium
LindeboomPilsner5Holland
Paulaner Hefe-WeissbierWeissbier - Hefeweizen5.5Germany
Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Helles / Dortmunder Export4.9Germany
PeroniPale Lager4.7Italy
RodenbachSour Ale5.2Belgium
Timmermans Peche LambicLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Timmermans StrawberryLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Tripel KarmelietAbbey Tripel8Belgium
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry BeerFlavored - Fruit4.1Belgium
Westmalle DubbelAbbey Dubbel7Belgium

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Bottled Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Baltika No. 3Pale Lager4.8Russia
Beer LaoPale Lager5Laos
Birra MorettiPale Lager4.6Italy
Blue Moon Belgian White AleWitbier5.4USA
Bohemia ClásicaPale Lager5.3Mexico
Boon Oude GeuzeLambic - Gueuze6.5Belgium
Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutImperial Stout10.6USA
Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noel)Belgian Strong Ale12Belgium
DuvelBelgian Strong Ale8.5Belgium
Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale5.5USA
HinanoPale Lager5Tahiti
Lindemans FaroLambic - Faro4.75Belgium
Moosehead BeerPale Lager5Canada
MythosPremium Lager5Greece
Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus BierDoppelbock14Austria
TuskerPale Lager4.2Kenya
Ulan Bator BaadogVienna4.8Mongolia
Vedett Extra BlondPale Lager5Belgium
Victoria BitterPale Lager4.8Australia
ViruPilsener / Lager5Estonia

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Fruit Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Florisgaarden Chocolat GardenbeerBelgian White (Witbier)4.2Belgium
Florisgaarden HoneyWitbier4.5Belgium
Florisgaarden MangoFruit Beer/Radler3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden NinkeberryFruit Beer3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden PassionFruit Beer3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden Pomme / AppleFlavoured - Fruit3.6Belgium
Liefmans FrambozenbierSour Ale4.5Belgium
Lindemans Cassis LambicLambic - Fruit4Belgium
Mongozo BananaFlavoured - Fruit3.6Belgium
Mongozo CoconutBelgian Ale3.5Belgium

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We cannot guarantee that all beers will be available at all sessions. Once they're gone, they're gone.

 

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