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Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
AtlasKinlochleven, ArgyllshireLatitude3.6An intensely hoppy, fruity light ale; full of citrus
AtlasKinlochleven, ArgyllshireNimbus5Well balanced yellow beer; dry and fruity
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterOrient Line4.2Launched in October 2004 at Bolton Beer Festival
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPavillion Pale Ale4.5Named after the brewery's new home
BoggartManchesterBrew4.3Highly quaffable ruby red beer
BoggartManchesterStandard Pioneer4Light, fruity ale
BoggartManchesterStarless Night4.2Rich chocolate stout with roasted nut aftertaste
BowlandClitheroe, LancashireBowland Gold3.8Uncompromisingly hoppy golden bitter filled with fresh citrus flavours. Silver Medal winner at Peterborough Beer Festival 2004.
BowlandClitheroe, LancashireHeadless Peg4.5The Ribble Valley legend of Peg O'Nell lives on in this strong traditional ale. Peg was a serving girl at the nearby Waddow Hall in the 18th century and legend has it that she broke her neck and died whilst fetching some water from the well. Peg's spirit is said to demand a life every seven years and, traditionally, an animal or a bird has been drowned on Peg's Night to satisfy her ghost.
BowlandClitheroe, LancashireOld Nick Knacker4.6Premium porter with fruit in the mouth and a chocolate finish.
BowlandClitheroe, LancashireSawley Tempted3.7Copper-coloured ale filled with fruit and toffee flavours and the heady aroma of Mount Hood hops.
BreconshireBrecon, PowysGolden Valley4.2Malt, hops and fruit give a good aroma and flavour with a building bitterness
BreconshireBrecon, PowysRamblers Ruin5A dark, amber beer; malty and well hopped
CaledonianEdinburghDeuchars IPA3.8Extremely tasty amber hoppy brew; lovely
CambrinusPrescot, MerseysideYardstick4Mild, malty and lightly hopped
Church EndNuneaton, WarwickshireRest in Peace7Strong winter-only brew
Church EndNuneaton, WarwickshireStout Coffin4.6Black, chewy, tasty and creamy as a good stout should be
City of CambridgeChittering, CambridgeshireBoathouse Bitter3.8Copper brown, full bodied session bitter
City of CambridgeChittering, CambridgeshireHobsons Choice4.1Highly drinkable golden brew with pronounced hop
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireFlintlock3.8Very pale beer; light on the palate with a slightly sweet finish
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireOld Wharf Bitter5Aroma of apples and butterscotch leads to a bitter tang and clean, flinty finish
Dark TribeScunthorpe, LincolnshireRed Rooster4New brew
Dark TribeScunthorpe, LincolnshireTwin Screw5.1Fruity rose-hip flavour with a hoppy aftertaste
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5BBBB favourite; yellow bitter with a clean hoppy aftertaste
FenlandEly, CambridgeshireIPA3.9New beer from Cambridgeshire
Frankton BagbyRugby, WarwickshireRed Oak3.9New beer from Rugby
FugelestouLouth, LincolnshireMarsh Mild4.2New and rare mild
GoffsWinchcombe, GloucestershireJouster4Lovely tawny ale with bitterness and fruit
GreenfieldOldham, Greater ManchesterClog Dancer4.2Rare brew
HarviestounAlva, ClackmannanshireBitter and Twisted4.2Superb lemon-bitter brew; Champion beer of Wigan
HarviestounAlva, ClackmannanshireJack The Lad4.1Seasonal beer
Hook NortonBanbury, OxfordshireDouble Stout4.8Rich, dark and highly drinkable
Hook NortonBanbury, OxfordshireOld Hookey4.6Full bodied, fruity beer with hoppy character and sweet finish
Hop BackSalisbury, WiltshireSummer Lightning5Dangerously drinkable beer with hoppy aroma and intense bitterness
HoskinsSwindonTom Kelly's Stout4.2A welcome return for this dark, rich brew
HydesSalford, Greater ManchesterPerfection4.8Dark robust ale; full bodied and full flavoured
Isle of SkyePortree, Isle of SkyeDeligance4.4Scottish ale brewed under licence
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterIcebreaker4Seasonal wheat beer
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterMoonraker (Cask)6.5Strong malty fruit aroma with dry fruity finish
LangtonMarket Harborough, LeicestershireBowler Strong Ale4.8Strong red ale with a hoppy nose
Litton AleSkipton, North YorkshirePots Beck4.2Brand new brewery at Queens Arms in Yorkshire Dales
MallardNottinghamQuackerjack4New seasonal ale
MayflowerWigan, Greater ManchesterSpecial Branch4Very pale and hoppy beer brewed for Royal Oak (brewery tap)
Merlin (Leigh - Closed)Leigh, LancashireAstley Gold3.8Started brewing December 2004; multi-layered copper-amber beer
Merlin (Leigh - Closed)Leigh, LancashireVision4.2Golden full-flavoured beer with long, delightful, dry finish
Mighty OakMaldon, EssexBurntwood Bitter4Tawny bitter with roasty palate dominated by coffee character
Mighty OakMaldon, EssexOscar Wilde Mild3.7Dry reddish mild with smokey dark chocolate taste
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePendle Witches Brew5.1Distinctive strong bitter with honey sweet taste but dry bitter finish
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePremier Bitter3.7
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePride of Pendle4.1Voted best cask bitter by brewers; long, dry finish
NewmansBanwell, SomersetWolvers4.1Rounded best bitter with good body and astringent hoppy finish
OakhamPeterborough, CambridgeshireCold Turkey6.3Deep red with robust malt flavour and blackcurrant hop notes
OakhamPeterborough, CambridgeshireJHB3.8Award winning hoppy, straw coloured citrus brew; try it
OakleafGosportBlake's Gosport Bitter5.2Belgium style beer with vinous finish; warming and well balanced
Old BearKeighley, North YorkshireOriginal3.8Refreshing balanced brew with dry, bitter aftertaste
OrkneyStromness, OrkneySkull Splitter8.5Satiny, smooth; deceptively light but dangerously drinkable
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterBest Bitter3.9Tawny with a hint of sweetness in a full bitter with a dry hoppy finish
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterSnowbound4.3Pale citrus winter bew; delicious
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWhite Monk4.5Yellow beer with plenty of fruit and very bitter finish
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWobbly Bob6BBBB classic; red-brown with malty fruity aroma
PortchesterFareham, HampshireSlingshot4.2Assertively bitter golden beer from Portsmouth brewery
RobinsonsStockport, CheshireOld Tom8.5Dark, complex beer; malt, port and fruit leads to a long bitter-sweet finish
RudgateYork, North YorkshireWell Blathered5A premium golden ale
Sarah HughesDudley, West MidlandsDark Ruby Mild6Vastly popular strong mild; rich and warming
Shaw'sDukinfield, Greater ManchesterNorth Down Pale4Hoppy pale ale brewed with North Down hops
SouthportSouthport, MerseysideOld Shrimper6
SouthportSouthport, MerseysideSandgrounder Bitter3.8
TheakstonMasham, North YorkshireOld Peculier5.7Famous dark strong ale now returned to the Theakston family
Thomas'NorthWestRottweiller6.2Strong beer especially produced for the BBBB; beware the hoppy bite!!
Three RiversStockport, Greater ManchesterAquarium Ale4Brand new beer; light and bubbly
Three RiversStockport, Greater ManchesterBlack Moon Stout4.8Rich, dark and bitter stout; recreated brew from daughter brewery in Bali
Three RiversStockport, Greater ManchesterGMT3.8Easy drinking golden bitter with a light floral finish
Three RiversStockport, Greater ManchesterPilgrims Progress4.2Light amber in colour but full bodied with hints of caramel and coffee
ThwaitesBlackburn, LancashireLancaster Bomber4.4Toasted malt and hops aroma with pronounced bitter finish
ThwaitesBlackburn, LancashireMild3.3Now rare but tasty dark mild with malty flavour and caramel notes
Timothy TaylorKeighley, West YorkshireLandlord4.3Dry, hoppy beer; 3 times Champion Beer of Britain
TowerBurton on Trent, StaffordshireMalty Towers4.4Yellow beer with malty, tobacco aroma and long, dry, bitter finish
WesterhamEdenbridge, KentBritish Bulldog4.3
WesterhamEdenbridge, KentPuddle Duck Porter4.5
WF6Normanton, West YorkshireBirkwood Circle4.5
Whitley BridgeWakefield, West YorkshireGunslinger4.2Brewery launched in 2003

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Ciders
BrewABV (%)FromType
Banhams Pink6.2NorfolkDry
Broadoak KB (Kingston Black)8.4SomersetCider - Medium
Broadoak Moonshine (8.4%)8.4SomersetCider - Medium
Broadoak Premium Perry7.5SomersetPerry
Crossmans6SomersetDry
Denings6SomersetSweet
Newtons7HerefordMedium
Rooney's Wreckage12SomersetSpicy
Suicider Rum Flavoured8DevonSweet
West Croft Medium Cider / Janets Jungle Juice6SomersetApple Cider
Wilkins Dry Cider6SomersetCider - Dry

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Draught Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Brinkhoffs Premium Pilsener No1Classic German Pilsener5Germany
Ceres Red ErikStrong Red Lager6.5Denmark
Erdinger WeissbierGerman Hefeweizen5.3Germany
Grimbergen DubbelAbbey Dubbel6.5Belgium
Kuppers KolshPale Beer4.8Germany
Leffe BlondeAbbey Ale6.6Belgium
Liefmans FrambozenbierSour Ale4.5Belgium
LindeboomPilsner5Holland
Paulaner Hefe-WeissbierWeissbier - Hefeweizen5.5Germany
Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Helles / Dortmunder Export4.9Germany
SleemanLager4Canada
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry BeerFlavored - Fruit4.1Belgium

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Bottled Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Anchor Steam BeerCalifornia Common4.7USA
Baltika No. 3Pale Lager4.8Russia
Budvar PremiumLager7.6Czech Republic
Campus PremiumLager5Belgium
CaribLager5.2Trinidad
Chimay Bleue (Blue)Belgian Strong Ale9Belgium
Chimay Rouge (Red)Abbey Dubbel7Belgium
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White)Abbey Tripel8Belgium
Hahn PremiumLager5Australia
Hirter Privaat PilsPilsner5.2Austria
Quilmes CervezaPale Lager4.9Argentina
Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus BierDoppelbock14Austria
Slag PilsLager5Belgium
Ulan Bator BaadogVienna4.8Mongolia
Verbonen VructAmber Ale8Belgium
WindhoekPale Lager4Namibia

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Fruit Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Chapeau TropicalLambic - Fruit (Banana)3Belgium
De Troch ApricotLambic - Fruited3.5Belgium
De Troch ExoticLambic - Fruited3.5Belgium
De Troch Fraise LambicLambic - Fruited3.5Belgium
Florisgaarden Chocolat GardenbeerBelgian White (Witbier)4.2Belgium
Florisgaarden HoneyWitbier4.5Belgium
Florisgaarden PassionFruit Beer3.6Belgium
Liefmans Cuvée Brut (Kriekbier)Sour Red/Brown6Belgium
Timmermans FramboiseLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Timmermans Peche LambicLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium

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