EBF27 – Summer 2017


Last updated: 02nd August 2017  / Steve


81 Artisan, Lavant, West Sussex (2017)

Munich Lager 4.0%
UNFINED: A clean, fresh tasting Munich Lager with robust malt backbone and pink grapefruit added after fermentation, not enough to alter the taste but enough to give a dry pithy bitterness and finish.  A combination of lager malt, Munich malt, dextrin malt and wheat malt.  Hopped with Sorachi Ace, Pioneer and Tettnang.  No dry hopping.  Unfiltered & Unfined – Naturally Hazy!

Ascot Ales, Camberley, Surrey (2007)

Last of the Blue Devils #33 8.0%
FESTIVAL SPECIAL: One-off Imperial Stout with Tiramisu – 33rd in a special series to remember the passing of USC member Alan ‘AJ’ Dunton in February 2011.

Bond Brews, Wokingham, Berks (2015)

Bengal Tiger 4.3%
India Pale Ale with a nod to the original English style with 2 types of malted barley. Hops are EKG for bittering and Goldings for aroma. Dry-hopped with more Goldings.

Whirlybird 4.0%
India Pale Ale with a nod to the original English style with 2 types of malted barley. Hops are EKG for bittering and Goldings for aroma. Dry-hopped with more Goldings.

Brew Buddies, Swanley, Kent (2015)

Wokka 4.8%
American Pale Ale with a simple grain bill of pale and Vienna malt allow the big resinous and tropical flavours of US Chinook and Mosaic hops to shine.

BB01 Best Bitter 4.3%
Brewed with a mixture of malts to give hints of caramel and chocolate, with Challenger and Bobek hops to provide a rounded bitterness with spicy, fruity and floral flavour notes.

PA03 Cascade Sybila 4.3%
Packed with the fresh citrus flavour of American and European hops, added in copious amounts throughout the brew and as a dryhop for maximum flavour.

ST01 Stout 4.7%
A smooth dark oatmeal stout with hints of chocolate. Hopped with Simcoe in both the boil and dryhopped to impart a a resinous and hoppy flavour.

Oat Pale (Simcoe) 3.5%
One-off brew. Enjoyable hoppy Oat pale, slightly cloudy with gentle citrus flavours. Great beer to start with.

Burning Sky, West Firle, E.Sussex (2013) (Harvey’s collaboration)

Anglezarke’s IPA 6.66%
Collaboration with Harvey’s. Absolute one off brew! A special memorial tribute to Ruth Anglezarke the laye South Downs Festival organiser. Uses both breweries house yeast strains. A mixture of old and new English hop varieties. Only fifty casks of the beer were produced.

Cellar Head, Framfield, E. Sussex (2017)

Session Bitter 3.5%
UNFINED: Moreish, full-flavoured beer with Kent Goldings and Northdown hops to give a spicy and slightly fruity finish.

Golden Ale 4.3%
UNFINED: Vienna and Caramalt give this beer a sweeter and fuller body. Kent grown Challenger and Bullion hops provide citrus and blackcurrant notes.

Single Hop Ale 4.6%
UNFINED: Maris Otter and Vienna give the light malt base to this monthly changing beer. For EBF27. the hop is: (TBA)

India Pale Ale 5.0%
UNFINED: Very pale and light malt flavours accentuated by four heavy charges of England’s finest hops. A modern twist on a classic style.

Church Hanbrewery, Oxon (2016)

Witty Bea 5.0%
Wheat beer: the traditional Belgian beer style is improved by adding notes of mandarin and garden herbs and created a beer for the exploratory mind. The  result is an extremely refreshing and easy drinking beer that is aromatic and flavourful, a perfect match for spicy food.

Ze Braun 5.5%
Dunkelweizen: presenting beautiful dark toffee translucency and deliciously complex malt structure, Ze Braun is an unfiltered/unclarified dark wheat beer. The blended yeast strain adds delicate natural clove, vanilla, banana, and bubble gum notes.
Although dunkelweizen is a traditional beer from Bavaria, the spirit of this beer is lifted with the addition with very British golden syrup.

1 4 Keeps 5.5%
Biere de Garde: 1 4 Keeps (One For Keeps) is a characterful ale of French origin. The dark amber colour, the moderate body, the pleasant malt sweetness, and the light hop bitterness, lift the unmistakeable yeast character.

Rauk 5.0%
Smoked: undeniably different, Rauk is packed with fun and excitement. The beer malt is delicately smoked, then infused with noble hops with pine and floral notes. Ideal as a finisher of a meal or around the open fire in a cosy autumn night. An English beer with German accent, this ale is inspired by the rauchbier (smoked lager) from Bamberg but brewed with English ingredients.

Electric Bear, Bath, Somerset (2014)

Drop 4.3%
UNFINED:  Jammy / marmalade malt base Red, deep amber in colour with an off white head, oranges in abundance on the nose backed up with pine and grapefruit perfectly sessionable! Pale Malt, Special RedX Malt, hopped with Cascade, Chinook and Eldorado.

NZ Pale 4.5%
Pale pale made with wonderful New Zealand hops. Subtle aroma of citrus, apricot and pineapple – an easy-drinking, thirst-quenching session ale. Maris Otter, Lager & Munich Malts and Wheat, hopped with Dr Rudi, Rakau and Waimea.

Gyle 59, Thorncombe, Dorset (2014)

Hercule 4.9%
UNFINED: Belgian Brune – smooth and rich with fruity and earthy qualities from the Belgian yeast.

Jack the Red IPA 5.1%
UNFINED: Red IPA with lots of body from the malt base with a piney, citrus and resinous finish from the Centennial, Columbus, Nugget and Pacific Gem hops.

Elderbeery Stout 7.3%
UNFINED: Classic autumn stout matured over 10 months to give a rich, complex satisfying beer with obvious dark fruit flavours

High Weald, Hartfield, East Sussex (2013)

Off the Chart 5.0%
One of High Weald’s ‘Pilot Series’ brews – an Atlantic IPA brewed with Cascade, Bravo and Columbus hops – big & bold with a slap of American hops.

Charcoal Burner 4.3%
A traditional English Oatmeal Stout.  Great with meat and cheeses or enjoyed on it’s own.

Intrepid Brewing, Bradwell, Derbyshire (2014)

Sunrise 4.6%
Smooth, easy-drinking pale is perfect for seeing in the sunrise. The body comes from a large amount of wheat malt with a few oats in the mash, which allows for the huge additions of Galaxy & El Dorado to shine. All the hops are added during the last 15 minutes of the boil, to keep all the lovely hop aromas and flavours. Sit back relax and see in the sunrise.

Kent Brewery, Birling, Kent (2011)

Old Jamaica 5.1%
A sweet Toffee Ginger Stout, based around an original Jamaican recipe, with a twist.

Little London, Tadley, Hants (2015)

Doreen’s Dark 3.2%
Treacle coloured with a creamy head, brewed with a combination of chocolate, crystal and black Norfolk malts providing a clean palate with hints of liquorice and freshly ground coffee followed by a dry hoppy finish.

Red Boy 3.7%
Well-balanced with a delicate hop aroma and subtle malt and hop flavours on the palate.

Hoppy Hilda 3.8%
Light golden ale brewed with Maris Otter barley and crystal malts, generously complemented with fuggles and goldings.

Pryde 4.2%
Subdued ale with muted flavours all round, the the aroma is very fine indeed. Starts out with a light smokey aroma akin to a fine scotch, followed by heavy dry fruit aromas.

Longdog, Basingstoke, Hants (2011)

Gamekeeper’s Nightmare 6.2%
Traditional London Porter. Brewed to an authentic 1850s recipe, maintaining the original strength. Beautiful, rich coffee and chocolate flavours from black and brown malt are backed up by a robust bitterness. A beer to savour and enjoy.

North Brewing, Leeds, W. Yorks (2015)

Pale – Citra and Azacca    4.1%
Aromatic session ale, full of fruity US hops. Citra and Azzaca are two big juicy hop varieties, both with a distinct, citrus fruit and piney character.

Pale – Hallertau Blanc    4.1%
This version of our pale series showcases the relatively new German hop variety Hallertau Blanc. It has light tropical fruitiness, aromas of white grape and a herbal finish..

Oddly, Hampton, Surrey (2017)

Rhia 4.0%
UNFINED: Simply refreshing single malt, single hop, golden ale.

Duffin 4.5%
UNFINED: A modern take on a classic British ale.

Lucky 4.5%
UNFINED: A complex black beer made with 13 grains, 13 hop varieties and a dash of Mango. This beer is big, black (really, very black) and packed with flavour. It starts out malty and smoky which then bursts with soft fruit and mango flavour finishing dry with raisin tones. Oddly lucky for some.

Happy 5.0%
UNFINED: Characterful and flavoursome pale ale.

Poppy 6.0%
UNFINED: Sour Red Ale, based on a Flanders Rred Ale, this Sour is full of tomatoey fruitiness.

One Mile End, Tottenham, London (2014) & Big Smoke Brew, Surbiton, London (2014)

Light Machine 3.0%
Collaboration brew. A luscious New England table beer.

Pig & Porter, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (2013)

Birdsong 3.5%
Oatmeal Pale, brewed with Pale and Munich malt and Oats, hopped with Celeia and East Kent Goldings

Lost Colony 4.8%
APA brewed with Pale and Munich malt, and hoped with Columbus, Centennial and Chinook.

Secrets We Share 5.2%
Strong Pale Ale, brewed with Pale and Munich malt, and hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Cascade and German Comet hops.

Red Cat Brewing, Winchester, Hants (2014)

Sun Valley 4.0%
Limited edition ale in Red Cat’s ‘Untamed’ series. The real-deal farmhouse Saison with proper yeast to give gentle spicy flavours and aromas without the addition of herbs or spices. Late hopped with Celeia.

Raiona 6.0%
Limited edition ale in Red Cat’s ‘Untamed’ series. A full-on Citra hop IPA packed with aromas of tropical fruit, lime and mango, perfect for the summer!

Reunion Ales, Hanworth, Middx (2015)

Tyler’s Muse 4.5% NEW
No.3 in the brewery’s ‘Trial Brew’ series. A single hop IPA made with the fabulous Mosaic hop.

Beardtongue 4.5%
Ruby red ale with subtle complexities of berries, caramel and coffee to accompany this well balanced beer.

Roaring Four, Brixton, London (2016)

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

Tahi 5.5%
New Zealand pales are dangerous; tasty dangerous. Refreshing and hoppy with a solid malt backbone, this two NZ hop Pale Ale is all about Rakau and Motueka.

Thames Side Brewery, Staines, Surrey (2015)

White Swan Pale Ale 4.2% FESTIVAL SPECIAL
American style pale ale, specially dry hopped for EBF27 with Citra.

Strong Malted Rye IPA specially dry hopped for EBF27 with Citra.

Tillingbourne, Shere, Surrey (2011)

Surrey Sour 4.2%
Kettle soured ale dry hopped with citra hops. Loads of Citra hops, a rush of Sour, then a flourish of zesty citrus lemon. This then settles down to a very lengthy and malty finish. Mainly bottled, this is one of just 20 casks in existence.

Whakahari 4.6%
Ultra golden ale brewed with all low colour Maris Otter malts – so very pale in colour. Bettering  hopped , late hopped and dry hopped all with Nelson Sauvin. Very light and thirst quenching.

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

East India Porter 5.0%
Old fashioned full-flavoured dark beer packed with punchy English hops.

Turning Point, Kirbymoorside, N. Yorks (2017)

Avalon 3.8%
Super sessionable easy drinking pale with Cascade and Simcoe dry hops, giving a modern fruity finish.

Disco King 5.1%
UNFINED: Big on American hop flavour from Summit and Simcoe, and aroma from Mosaic and Chinook hops. Very drinkable for its ABV, from a clean malt base. A real juicy one!

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

All Day Pale 2.7%
A very sessionable Blonde beer designed for easy drinking but packed with flavour. Where else can you buy a 2.7% beer that has been, Copper Hopped and Late Hopped, then run through a Hop Back and finally dry hopped – using the best of the best including Amarillo; Citra; Ella; Galaxy; Mosaic and Simcoe. Light on alcohol; – BIG on flavour!

Wasteland 10.0%
The other end of the scale! A real DIPA – above 10% ABV. Usually only available in 330ml bottles this beer is remarkably easy drinking whilst packing an incredibly satisfying Hop load. It is stored in vessel for up to 2 months to reach the maturity we’re after. 10 different hop varieties are used and even dry hopping has to occur with multiple additions spread over a week. Deep! (The only cask in existence – all the rest bottled for Waitrose).

Weird Beard, Hanwell, London W7 (2013)

The Frog Is Fired 4.4%
Originally a collaborative brew with Port Street Brew House (Manchester) and Lervig (Norway). A made-for-Summer refreshing brew! Gooseberry American Pale Ale – straw coloured with slight tartness from the gooseberry, complimented with loads of Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops that play perfectly with the fruit.

Wild Beer, Westcombe, Somerset (2012)

Fresh 5.5%
A celebration of the freshest hops – citrus in the extreme, with big hits of grapefruit. A clean malt base and a light body help accentuate the punchy hop profile of Centennial, Chinook, Apollo and Nelson Sauvin.

XT Animal, Long Crendon, Bucks (2011)/Uprising , Windsor, Berks (2014)

Raven 4.6%
Animal collaboration with Uprising Brewery. A Twisted Red ale with toffee and caramel notes, paired with a huge mango blast from the Azzacca hop. Sweet citrus notes follow, along with more mango and a hint of cinnamon.



Countryman Farm, (West Devon)

Scrumpy Cider 6.0% – A traditional Farm Scrumpy.

Cranborne Chase (Dorset) *New producer*

Cider 5.5% SWEET – NEW: Traditional Farmhouse cider, matured in Oak barrels,  from a new Dorset based producer.

Glebe Farm (Cambridgeshire)

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

Hecks (Somerset)

Bramley and Wild Honey in Oak Cask Cider 6.5% Awaiting tasting notes.

Hunts (East Sussex) *New producer*

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

Merry Moon, Kent

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 Perry 5.4% MED – Superb quality perry from Monmouthshire.

Mr Whitehead’s (Hants)

Strawberry Cider 4.0% – Awaiting tasting notes.

Hampshire Perry 3.8% – MED/SWEET.