18th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival Beer List

Please note :-
That all the beers ordered are subject to availability and therefore may not be at the festival.
We aim to have the vast majority of these beers available at all the sessions.
However, the nature of real ale means that some beer will not be ready at the start of the festival, and the nature of our thirsty customers means that not all beers will be available at the end of the festival.
Whilst we will endeavour to update this information, due to the relativity small nature of the festival, this may not be feasible.
All information on this page is only correct at the time of publication and is liable and subject to change.

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  • Animal BrewingLong Crendon, Buckinghamshire est. 2013 Bleet 4.6% Limited edition pale ale with Australian hops. Sold Out
  • Moo 4.6% A limited edition milk stout. Sold Out
  • BartramsRougham, Suffolk est. 1999 Captain Bill Bartrams Cherry Stout 4.8% The sensuous hints of chocolate leads to a subtle hint of cherries in this multi award winning stout. Sold Out
  • Comrade Santa Bartram's Egalitarian Anti-Imperialist Soviet (HO HO HO) Stout 8.6% A stronger version of the regular Comrade Bill Bartrams stout. Rich, malty, and a bit sweet, with roasted caramel and chocolate flavours. Sold Out
  • Darkside 5.0% Dark chocolate with roasted flavours. Sold Out
  • Harvest Old 10.0% A full-bodied black beer with sweet, malty and fruity tastes and a dry spicy finish. Some beer remaining
  • Mother in Laws Tongue Tied 10.0% Complex and full bodied, vinous and smooth. Some beer remaining
  • New Year Daze 5.2% What better way to see the old year out than with a pint of this deep reddish bitter. Some beer remaining
  • Xmas Holly Daze 5.0% To welcome the old boy in the red suit we have this light powerful ale. Some beer remaining
  • Bexar CountyPeterborough, Cambs est. 2012 Big Black Rum Raisin 6.0% Pitch black with rich fruity and roasted notes. Sold Out
  • Kaas 6.7% Burnished gold in colour. An aroma dominated by hops gives way to sweet banana on the tongue. Sold Out
  • San Jacinto 6.9% A true American styled IPA. The six hop additions lead to a well rounded IPA. At 69 IBUs, one might not think that this is overly hoppy, but with almost half of the hops being added at the knockout stage (and therefore not giving any ratable bitterness) the hops are there and in force! This IPA is big and delicious ... one not to be missed! Sold Out
  • BlackBarHarston, Cambs est. 2011 Bert's Lager 5.5% A traditional style lager which is brewed with lager malt, hops and yeast. Conditioned in Cask. Some beer remaining
  • Bitter 3.6% Malty tawny brown bitter with a noble hop finish. Plenty left
  • Blacklight 4.0% A blonde beer for the spring, rich evening sun gold in colour with Cascade hops on the nose, Progress on the bitterness and a touch of Pioneer in the middle. A great transatlantic hop mix for the spring. Sold Out
  • IPA Noire 5.0% A big hoppy, bitter black Indian Pale Ale. Brewed with only British Admiral, Beta and Pioneer hops. Some beer remaining
  • Marzen 6.5% A beer that is traditionally brewed in March and released for the Oktoberfest at the end of September. Some beer remaining
  • Porteur 4.0% This porter was brewed for the Maypole pub for their beer festival which runs along side the Cambridge Beer Festival every year. A malty session porter. Sold Out
  • Cambridge Brew HouseCambridge, Cambs est. 2013 St. Benedict Ale 6.0% Some beer remaining
  • Dark StarPartridge Green, West Sussex est. 1994 Hophead 3.8% An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. Sold Out
  • Revelation 5.7% Amber in colour. Bitter hoppy citrus fruits throughout, balanced by sweet malts. Sold Out
  • EllandElland, W. Yorks est. 2002 1872 Porter 6.5% Creamy, full-flavoured porter. Rich liquorice flavours with a hint of chocolate from the roast malt. A soft but satisfying aftertaste of bittersweet roast and malt. Some beer remaining
  • FellowsCottenham, Cambs est. 2009 Chapeau D'Espagne 4.0% Deep garnet. New world hops are forward on the nose. Malt gives way to bitterness in the flavour, capped off by a hoppy finish. Sold Out
  • Double Stout 7.4% Rich black stout. Smooth chocolate leads to a bitterness in the finish. Well balanced. Sold Out
  • IPA 7.2% Amber in colour. Floral with big hop character, with enough sweetness to balance the bitterness. Some beer remaining
  • Shy'Ann 4.5% A golden bitter ale bursting with floral and fruity citrus aromas and flavours. Dry hopped with Cascade and Chinook. Sold Out
  • Voltaire 4.5% An American red style ale with 6 different US hops. Dry hopped for extra bite. Some beer remaining
  • HopshackleMarket Deeping, Lincs est. 2006 Black Ice 5.2% A dark beer spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Sold Out
  • Double Momentum 7.0% Based on the recipe for the very popular Momentum IPA but with twice the amount of hops added. It is a golden beer with an aroma of vinous fruit with a hoppy edge. It has a coarse white head and an intense taste of malt, fruit and alcohol with a bitter finish. This beer is conditioned for at least one month before release to allow the complex flavours to develop. Plenty left
  • Vespa 3.8% Polished pale straw. Delicate floral elderflower aroma. Citrus notes in the flavour with a clean refreshing finish. Sold Out
  • Kelham IslandSheffield, S. Yorks est. 1990 Easy Rider 4.3% A pale, straw-coloured beer with a sweetish flavour and delicate hints of citrus fruits. A beer with hints of flavour rather than full-bodied. Sold Out
  • Pale Rider 5.2% A pale ale brewed with the finest British Maris Otter malt and a blend of the best hops the USA has to offer. A delightful moreish beer where a berry fruit and citrus aroma mingles with juicy malt tones. Delicate and sweet on a palate complementing the resounding concerto of flavours. Sold Out
  • LoddonDunsden, Oxon est. 2003 Ferryman's Gold 4.4% Raspberries and malt are to the fore in the nose. Biscuity malt in the finish. Sold Out
  • Mauldon'sSudbury, Suffolk est. 1982 Black Adder 5.3% A dark bitter stout. Roast and nut aromas with a fruity balance of hops and dark malt provide an excellent lingering finish. Sold Out
  • Mile TreeWisbech, Cambs est. 2012 Adventurer 4.0% Golden full-flavoured beer with a ripe, generous fruitiness and a fresh light hop character from East Kent Goldings late addition hops. Sold Out
  • Dark Liberty 3.9% A dark ale brewed with American Liberty hops. Sold Out
  • Winter Sun 4.7% Aromatic amber ale brewed with Vienna malt. Some beer remaining
  • Milk StreetFrome, Somerset est. 1999 Funky Monkey 4.0% Copper coloured summer ale boasting as many fruity flavours and aromas as a grocer's counter. Dry finish with developing bitterness and an undertone of citrus fruit. Sold Out
  • ZigZag 4.5% A dark ruby stout with characteristic roastiness and dryness with bitter chocolate and citrus fruit in the background. Sold Out
  • MiltonWaterbeach, Cambs est. 1999 Cyclops 5.3% Deep copper-coloured ale, with a rich hoppy aroma and full body; fruit and malt notes develop in the finish. Some beer remaining
  • Dionysus 3.6% Straw coloured bitter, powerfully hoppy, with a fine citrus finish. Plenty left
  • Icarus 4.5% Bold, straw coloured bitter, powerful hop flavours backed by a clean malt palate. Satisfying and refreshing. Some beer remaining
  • Mammon 7.0% Hugely flavoursome, rich and warming - this dark and mysterious brew is the ideal beer for a chill winter evening. Some beer remaining
  • Marcus Aurelius 7.5% Imperial Roman Stout - an enormous, luscious and velvety stout. Bursting with dark, roasty flavour with an underlying vanilla richness. Some beer remaining
  • Medusa 4.6% Strong mild. Cocoa, vanilla and fruitcake aromas are backed by a satisfying yet subtle bitterness. Very drinkable. Some beer remaining
  • Minerva's Owl 4.6% Golden ale. First brewed in collaboration with Prof Mary Beard. Dry hopped. Sold Out
  • Minotaur 3.3% A rich dark mild with bags of character from the lavish use of chocolate malt. Some beer remaining
  • Tiki 3.8% Fruity golden ale, with a pronounced apricot character and a lasting bitter finish. Plenty left
  • MoonshineFulbourn, Cambs est. 2004 Barton Bitter 4.0% Medium bodied copper coloured session bitter. Plenty left
  • Black Hole Stout 5.0% Full-bodied stout with a complex malt and caramel profile, dry-roasted bitter flavour that is rich, smooth and long lasting. Plenty left
  • Cambridge Pale Ale 3.8% Straw coloured beer with a smooth malt profile which is complemented by a restrained hop flavour. Some beer remaining
  • Hot Numbers Coffee Stout 5.5% Made with the cooperation of Hot Numbers Coffee of Cambridge. Dark roasted malts balance the coffee and hop flavours, lactose adds sweetness to the body. Sold Out
  • Ison 7.6% Mahogany coloured. A sweet fruity hop aroma precedes the taste that has a soft sweetness which is quickly overtaken by a huge hop punch of fruity and bittering hops. Some beer remaining
  • Night Watch Porter 4.5% Five types of malts and four varieties of hops along with locally produced honey are blended together to create a unique and rounded traditional Porter. Some beer remaining
  • Raspberry Porter 4.5% Night Watch Porter infused with home grown raspberries to give it a fruity little kick. Some beer remaining
  • SPBW 50th 7.2% English Strong Ale. Premium red bitter that has a rich malt depth and body that is generously hopped with Amarillo, Cascade and Galaxy hops. Some beer remaining
  • Trumpington Tipple 3.6% Deep amber coloured beer, with a fragrant hoppy aroma and taste. Plenty left
  • Vintage Matured Limitless Abundance 10.0% The beer has a funky, wild tart cherry aroma. The taste is rich with tangy licorice, chocolate, red berries and roasted malt flavours, with a dry tart, bitter roasty finish. Some beer remaining
  • Wheat Wine Ale 10.5% Barley Wine made with wheat instead of barley. Some beer remaining
  • RCHWest Hewish, Somerset est. 1982 East Street Cream 5.0% Full bodied malty ale with strong malt and hops on the nose. Fruity flavours mellow into a smooth bitter-sweet finish. Some beer remaining
  • Firebox 6.0% A reddish deep brown coloured beer which is a deceptively drinkable strong bitter with a fine combination of citrus hops and cherry fruit bittersweet flavours which gives a strong dry bitter finish. Some beer remaining
  • Old Slug Porter 4.5% Powerful aroma of roast and dark fruit which continues into the roast malt flavours. Bitter, slightly astringent finish. Some beer remaining
  • P. G. Steam 3.9% A tawny beer with apple-fruit flavours. Some malt flavours with bitterness and astringency throughout. Plenty left
  • Pitchfork 4.3% Fragrant citrus aromas are followed by a very bitter, hoppy taste. Finished with an astringent and bitter aftertaste. Some beer remaining
  • Steam Dragon 3.8% Golden ale. Dry bitter character stays throughout. Plenty left
  • Red BreweryGreat Staughton, Cambs est. 2012 Staughton Bitter 4.0% Copper coloured, hoppy, late hopped with Boadicea and Progress. Light fruit. Plenty left
  • Winter's Solstice 8.2% A very limited edition seasonal brew. Some beer remaining
  • RudgateTockwith, York Battle Axe 4.2% A well-hopped bitter with slightly sweet initial taste and light bitterness. Complex fruit character gives a memorable aftertaste. Some beer remaining
  • Jorvik Blonde 3.8% Flaxen blonde ale with a balanced hoppy bitterness and a crisp, fruity finish. Sold Out
  • Ruby Mild 4.4% Nutty, rich ruby ale, stronger than usual for a mild. Some beer remaining
  • Viking 3.8% An initially warming and malty, full-bodied beer, with hops and fruit lingering into the aftertaste. Some beer remaining
  • SaffronHenham, Essex est. 2005 Chestnut Grove 4.8% Deep golden ale brewed with Amarillo hops and honey. Some beer remaining
  • Flying Serpent 4.5% Deep reddish brown ale brewed with Maris Otter barley, dark crystal and amber malts plus torrified wheat. First Gold hops help to create a rich velvety smooth beer with hints of roasted nuts and fruity floral aromas. Some beer remaining
  • Tiddly Vicar 5.1% Dark copper nutty beer with a light, spicy finish. Plenty left
  • Winter Blues 5.5% A seasonal speciality ale for winter. Some beer remaining
  • SaltaireShipley, West Yorks est. 2006 Elderflower Blonde 4.0% An easy drinking, smooth, golden coloured ale with subtle elderflower aroma leading to a pleasant elderflower fruit taste and a long refreshing finish. Sold Out
  • Son of SidLittle Gransden, Cambs est. 2007 Black Cherry Bitter 6.3% Cherry notes on the nose lead to a full-bodied cherry flavour in which cherry dominate. Long, rich, slightly bitter aftertaste with cherry to the finish. Sold Out
  • English Ale 3.7% English Ale was first brewed to celebrate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Maris Otter malt gives English Ale a sweetness, reminiscent of the Duchess. English hops give a bitter taste, representing the Duke's opinion of the press. Some beer remaining
  • Golden Shower 4.1% This easy drinking, slightly hoppy ale was named in honour of one of Gordon Brown's fiscal masterstrokes: selling all our gold at the bottom of the market. Some beer remaining
  • Sunny RepublicBlandford, Dorset est. 2012 Beach Blonde 4.4% Straw blonde ale with tropical aroma of mango, grapefruit and lychee. Upfront bitterness yields to a light malt body. Sold Out
  • Huna Red 4.2% Red-hued ale with fruit and berry aromas, brewed with hibiscus flowers. Some beer remaining
  • Triple fffFour Marks, Hants est. 1997 Moondance 4.2% A golden ale, well-hopped, with an aromatic citrus hop nose, balanced by bitterness and a noticeable sweetness in the mouth. Bitterness increases in the finish as the fruit declines, leading to a bittersweet finish. Sold Out
  • Pressed Rat & Warthog 3.8% Ruby coloured, roast malt aroma with hints of blackcurrant and plum leads to a soft yet full roast flavour, fruit and malt vying with the rounded hoppy bittersweet finish. Some beer remaining
  • Tydd SteamTydd St. Giles, Cambs est. 2007 Barn Ale 3.9% A golden bitter that has good biscuity malt aroma and flavour, balanced by spicy hops. Long, dry, fairly astringent finish. Some beer remaining
  • Beartown 4.5% Annual brew for Whittlesey Straw Bear festival; pale, malty best bitter. Some beer remaining
  • Iron Brew 4.2% Dark amber bitter with multilayered malt and hop flavours and sweet ripening fruit finish. Some beer remaining
  • Learning to Fly 4.0% Light in colour. Clean and dry with citrus flavours. Sold Out

Last updated: 2014-01-25 18:21:57

Please note :-
Whilst we will endeavour to update this information, due to the relativity small nature of the festival, this may not be feasible.
All information on this page is only correct at the time of publication and is liable and subject to change.