EBF26 – Spring 2017


Work in progress…

Last updated: 10th Apr 2017  / Steve

The festival programme (with tasting notes)  is available to download here.

Ascot Ales, Camberley, Surrey (2007)

Last of the Blue Devils #31 8.0%
FESTIVAL SPECIAL: One-off Imperial Stout with Lime – 31st in a special series to remember the passing of USC member Alan ‘AJ’ Dunton in February 2011.

Single Hop: Cascade 4.6%
Single hop, light copper IPA.

Aardvark Ale 5.0%
FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Relaunched IPA with loads of Summit hops. Dry-hopped with Summit specially for EBF26.

Church Hanbrewery, Oxon (2016)

Ale X 4.5%
A blend of flavoursome and aromatic hops, with clear citrus, pine, spice and herbal notes, creates a powerful  and complex IPA that plays with the palate and triggers imagination.

Red Beetter 5.0%
With a beautiful brown-red colour from a small amount of organic beetroot juice, Red Beetter is a great treat – malty, smooth, with low hop aroma, and presenting balanced hop bitterness, this beer is easy drinking and refreshing. This beer is brewed with real vegetable!

Mat Black 5.5%
Indian black ale – strong rich lemony and herbal aroma of an IPA yet the penetrating obscurity and smoothness of a black stout.

Bluenette 5.5%
Honey & Oatmeal Porter with an incredible smoothness from the addition of Scottish rolled oats, delicate sweetness from organic honey and rich roasted chocolate flavours, Bluenette is a comforting dark brown porter.

Downlands, Small Dole, W. Sussex (2012)

Dark Life 4.5% – NEW
NEW: Session oatmeal stout with Challenger hops – coffee, chocolate and hints of liquorice.

Rakau 5.0% – NEW
NEW: Single-hop IPA heavily hopped with NZ Rakau hops.

WIPA 6.5%
A collaboration with the Duke of Wellington pub (Shoreham). West Indian Pale Ale brewed with Sorachi, Cascade and Simcoe.

Gipsy Hill Brewing, London, SE24 (2014)

Anorak  4.4%
Plum Mild. 100 kg of plums went into this brew!

Greyhound Brewery, West Chiltington, W. Sussex (2015)

Good Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
Awaiting tasting notes.

B-46 4.6%
Dark Amber Ale. Awaiting tasting notes.

Tree Frog 4.9%
Hoppy Pale Ale. Awaiting tasting notes.

Rainbow Eyes 5.4%
Copper Ale. Awaiting tasting notes.

Gyle 59, Thorncombe, Dorset (2014)

Caribbean Cocktail 4.5% UNFINED:
NEW: Fruity wheat beer with a cocktail of tropical flavours from the hops and the yeasts.

Brad’s Coffee Stout 4.5% UNFINED:
NEW: Refreshing stout with freshly roasted and ground coffee.

Holler Boys, Uckfield, Sussex (2017)

Heavy Lifting – Double Hopped Stout 4.2%
NEW: Easy drinking stout with plenty of character – complex, chocolate and coffee notes come through from the malts whilst not being too full on in bitterness. The sweet and tropical flavours come from the mix of US and Slovenian hops – smells like mango, tastes like chocolate… what’s not to like?

Brass Hand – Golden Ale 4.2%
NEW: Clean and very quaffable Golden Ale. The New Zealand hops add a depth of character to the beer with oaky and fruity bitterness. The UK hops at the end give a lovely fresh honey aroma. This beer finishes as well as it starts!

Fog Cutter – Session IPA 4.5%
NEW: Session IPA – a beer with a bit more clout than a usual pale ale, and lots more hops. Double hopping with Chinook and Cascade gives plenty of citrus and piny aromas. The hops do the talking here, but in a nice balanced way, so not too bitter, but not too plain. All complimented by sweetness and biscuity notes from the malts.

The Rouser – English IPA 5.9%
NEW: Full bodied, traditional IPA. Made with a blend of sweet Crystal and Caramel malted barley backed up with 100% Marris Otter for a malty bite. Using only UK Hops (and lots of them) this ale is dry hopped with plenty of UK Cascade and Goldings to give a citrus and spicy flora character.

Kent Brewery, Birling, Kent (2011)

Ēostre 4.2%
NEW: Citrusy Easter special full-on dose of Citra hops in a deliciously refreshing Pale Ale.

Summit (Single Hop) 4.5%
LIMITED EDITION: Number 7 in the Kent Single hop series with a strong citrus flavour.

Black Mirror 4.5%
A traditional stout with modern US and NZ hops for extra aroma and flavour. Dry hopped.

Abbey 2016 6.2%
LIMITED EDITION: Multi-layered, flavoursome Brown Ale brewed with a special Belgian yeast strain.

Twelfth Night² 9.4%
Strong Barley Wine – winner Champion Beer of Britain (London & South East Final) in December 2016.

Little Beer Corporation, Guildford, Surrey (2012)

Little & Often 3.5%
Crystal Rye IPA. Max flavour, 65IBU bitterness and spicy Rye combine to make this a beer that you can come back to time and again.

Little Geyser 3.6%
Smooth sessionable beer, fermented warm using lager yeast, to give it ale-like character.

Little Kahuna 3.9%
Easy drinking, sessionable American Pale Ale with Citra, Cascade and Amarillo.

Little Smooth 3.9%
Milk Stout. Super-smooth, chocolate/coffee flavour with great depth.

Little Ox, Freeland, Oxfordshire (2016)

Odd Bod    4.0%
NEW: A characterful premium bitter crafted from pale, crystal and wheat malts. The malty backbone is complimented by English and Slovenian hops to give a floral, bitter finish with hints of orange marmalade.

Wipe Out 4.2%
NEW: Zesty pale gold American Pale Ale with generous amounts of West Coast hops – full bodied, fruity beer with citrus and tropical notes.

Filthy Rich 4.5%
NEW: A porter that combines chocolate and roasted malts to give a rich, smooth body balanced with a generous portion of English Bramling Cross hops – finishes smooth and creamy with berry notes.

Goldilox 3.9%
NEW: Balanced golden session ale with a malty-sweet aroma and complex floral and fruity hoppiness, finishes crisp and dry. Easy summer quaffer.

Magic Spells Brewery, Leyton, E10 (March 2017) 

Hackney Hare 4.2%
NEW: Dressed in a dapper array of Cascade, Columbus and Motueka hops, accompanied with blends of Pale ale and Cara malts. The Hackney Hare is a fruity and fearless hop forward Pale Ale.

India Pale Ale 5.5%
NEW: Chinook, Columbus and Mosaic Hops. Blend of Pale ale malt, wheat, and Cara malts for depth of flavour. A truly spellbinding big punchy American hop flavour brew with citrus tropical fruit flavours and aromas.

Moog Brewing, Taplow, Bucks (2014)

Tappa’s Thump 4.8%
NEW: American style pale ale with an Anglo-Saxon twist. Golden coloured malts are topped off with a juicy, fruity US hoppiness – brewed with Warrior, Cascade, Centennial & Azacca to set this beer apart from traditional English pale ales.

Paradigm Brewery, Sarratt, Herts (2015)

Heads Up  4.1% IBU33
A very hoppy pale ale made with four different pale malts, exclusively using Mosaic hops throughout the brewing process to give the characteristic blueberry, and to a degree orange marmalady flavour.

Honey Ale  3.8% IBU19
NEW: A beer crafted using honey from hives in Sarratt, Chorleywood and Chandlers Cross, Hertfordshire. German Abbey and Melanoidin malts provide the base and the honey was added in the mash, the boil, the fermentation and the cask.

Park Brewery, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey (2014)

Porter 4.1%
NEW: Oatmeal milk porter, silky smooth, but not too sweet. Lots of dark chocolate flavours.

Reasons To Be Cheerful 5.3%
NEW: This citrus and fruity IPA is dry-hopped with Vic Secret and Amarillo

Pig & Porter, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (2013)

Strange Charm 4.2%
NEW: Fourth in their Pale Series, featuring Mandarina Bavaria hops.

Ashcan Rantings 4.2%
NEW: Pale Series #1 – Pale Ale single hopped with Citra. Lots of citrus burst with an almost nettle like aroma.

Strong Pale #2 5.2%
NEW: Light and floral, with a hint of pine belying its ABV.

Born Lost 6.0%
A Witbier made with an awful lot of orange peel and Amarillo hops. There’s a big orange hit at the front of the mouth with the clove from the yeast towards the end.

Red Cat Brewing, Winchester, Hants (2014)

Huehuetanango 5.8%
LIMITED EDITION: Coffee cream stout. This was a collaboration with Winchester neighbours www.theroastingparty.co.uk and included 18kg of their delicious Guatemalan coffee – ‘Huehuetenango’ (Pronounced: ‘Waywaytenango’) – a Mayan word for ‘place of the ancestors’. This firkin has been aged for 6 months for an even heavier punch!

Red Willa 4.0%
LIMITED EDITION: Red Session IPA brewed with shed loads of US Willamette hops famed for their heady aromas of fruit, spice and flora. A full-flavoured IPA.

Tellicherry 5.4%
LIMITED EDITION: This Coffee Cream Stout, aged for 6 months, contains 18kgs of Guatamalan ‘Huehuetanango’ coffee.

Seven 7.7%
LIMITED EDITION: Big Hopped IPA brewed using seven full-on citrus packed USA hops! The mash was stuffed to the brim with pure lager malt giving the punchy ABV and body desired, while allowing the hops to shine through in full glory. The combination of hops gives this beer a powerful fruit explosion!

Roaring Four, London (2016) – cuckoo brewed at Penpont Brewery, Launceston, Cornwall

Mosaic 4.2% UNFINED.
NEW: Session IPAs are all about sunshine drinking. Big on hops, big on bitterness, but low in alcohol: this Session IPA is all about Mosaic.

Citra APA 5.5% UNFINED.
NEW: Refreshing and hoppy with a solid malt backbone, this single hop APA is all about a true American great: Citra.

Galaxy 6.9% UNFINED.
NEW: Big beer likes big hops, and this single hop IPA is all about Australia’s finest: Galaxy.

Stardust, White Waltham, Berks (2016)

Irish Oil 4.0%
NEW: Classic stout. Dark, roasted, creamy body and surprisingly easy to drink.  Very moreish. Enough said!

Motion 7.4%
NEW: Double IPA.  A perfect harmony of a complex malt body and an intricate hop profile creating a taste explosion.  It’s not heavy drinking but there is enough going on to ensure you want more of that taste!

Surrey Hills, Dorking, Surrey (2005)

Collusion VIII 5.2%
LIMITED EDITION: Version 8. The latest variation has a hop profile that provides a more tropical edge – Simcoe, Centennial, Nelson Sauvin, Rakau and Chinook. In addition it’s dry-hopped with Ekuanot.

Thames Side Brewery, Staines, Surrey (2015)

Black Swan 4.6%
FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Rich and malty but nicely balanced historical dark ale. This cask is an aged version of the this strong, dark porter.

Thurston’s Brewery, Horsell, Surrey (2012)

Spring Ale 3.6%
NEW: Brewed using three different English Hops varieties, a light beer that packs a full on hop punch.

Porter 4.8%
A robust, yet smooth Porter with dark malt aromas, Chocolate and Coffee on the palate and a mild bitter finish.

Tickety Brew, Stalybridge, Gtr Manchester – brewpub (2013)

English Gold 4.4%
LIMITED EDITION: One of their “Tickety Few” short run beers: grassy, floral and sweet!

Top-Notch Brewing, Haywards Heath, W. Sussex (2014)

SMaSH Olicana 4.5%
LIMITED EDITION: First of a new Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) series – this time showcasing the Olicana hop; tropical fruits, passionfruit and citrus!

Uprising (Windsor & Eton), Windsor, Berks (2014)

Green Tea Treason 5.8%
LIMITED EDITION: West Coast IPA. Awaiting tasting notes.

Weltons, Horsham, W.Sussex (1995)

Tipperary 4.2%
LIMITED EDITION: Black, dry, triple chocolate stout.

Kaffee Dunkel 4.5%
LIMITED EDITION: Dark porter, malty with a big coffee hit.

Ira Jones 6.0%
LIMITED EDITION: Double IPA, golden, hoppy, wood fruits, red berries and a hint of citrus. 100% British hops.

Windsor & Eton, Windsor, Berks (2010)

Brew 811 Blonde Beer 4.8%
One-off brew from their new pilot plant – bright and refreshing blonde beer.

Father Thames 4.8%
NEW: Premium strength English Strong Bitter (ESB) has notes of toffee and caramel that are offset with a marmalade hop aroma.



Cranborne Chase, Dorset *New producer*

* Cider 5.5% SWEET – NEW: Traditional Farmhouse cider, matured in Oak barrels,  from a new Dorset based producer. (nb. 5.5% SWEET – not 6.0% MED)

Glebe Farm (Cambridgeshire)

Side-R – Lime 6.0% MED – Very popular, easy-quaffing lime cider made from culinary and dessert apples.

Gwynt y Ddraig, Glamorganshire

Welsh Gold 6.0% (PERRY) MED – Deliciously dangerous and easy drinking perry!

Hunts (East Sussex) *New producer*

Conquest Cider 4.9% MED – NEW: Very easy drinking cider from this new producer.

Merry Moon, Kent

Lemon Moon 6.8% DRY – Really thirst quenching and deliciously fruity – culinary/dessert apples with lemons.

Dark Cider the Moon 6.0% MED – Ribena for grown ups! – culinary/dessert apples with blackcurrants.

Perry Bros (Somerset)

Pathfinder Vintage Cider  7.2% MED – Easy drinking, accessible but real cider.

South Downs (East Sussex)

Sucker Punch Cider 6.1% MED – Pleasing cider made from culinary and dessert apples.

Ty Bryn (Monmouthshire)

Lazy Days 5.4% (PERRY) MED – Superb quality perry from Monmouthshire.

Wild Thing (East Sussex)

Cider 6.8% DRY – Multiple award winning cider (NB: abv corrected from 7% to 6.8%).