Harbury Beer Festival 2023

Date: 1 & 2 September 2023

Theme: North Staffordshire

The theme was beers from North Staffordshire along with some of the best local brews. There was also a selection of ciders and perries.


Beer of the Festival

  • 1st: Izaac Walton – Woolley Bugger
  • 2nd: Lymestone – Abdominal Stoneman
  • 3rd: Inadequate – Tickety Boo

Cider of the Festival

  • 1st: Celtic Marshes – Mango
  • 2nd: Lilley’s – Bee Sting
  • 3rd: Celtic Marches – Tutti Frutti


Our customers were very generous and with a combination of the Tombola, Raffle and donated unused tokens we raised a record total of £1,500 for our regular Air Ambulance charity. Here are a few of our members handing the cheque over to Claire Murray, the manager of Warwick’s Air Ambulance shop.


Church EndBats in the Belfry5.6WheatFull-flavoured wheat beer with American hops and added grapefruit to accentuate the citrus hit.St Mary Immaculate Church, Warwick
Consall ForgeDark Ruby Mild5.2MildA smooth, rich & well balanced beer. Starts slightly sweet on the palate, then hints of caramel & dried fruit(cake?) emerge, followed by a clean finish from slightly dry notes of Fuggles & Goldings hops.Southam United Football Club
Front RowTouch4.0Pale AleGalaxy hopped lactose pale ale giving a silky smooth finishNew Bowling Green, Warwick
Front RowRed Roses4.5StoutCherry Chocolate Milk StoutSoutham County Stores
Front RowLockdown6.0IPAAn IPA brewed with Pacific Gem, Centenial and Citra hops.The Craftsman, Warwick
InadequateCitra3.9Pale AleA well-balanced refreshing pale ale flavoured with the ubiquitous Citra hopCastle Van Hire
InadequateTickety Boo5.5Golden AleA golden ale made mainly with Maris Otter malt and Caramalt for a touch of sweetness. It has mango tropical fruit notes with a citrus backbone and smooth mouthfeel.The Old Post Office / The Eagle
Izaak WaltonJerkbait4.3LagerBrewed to true lager specification this bright, zesty draught lager will play with your mind!Zenzero
Izaak WaltonWoolley Bugger5.1PorterJust like the Woolly Bugger fly, dark and dangerous to hook its prey. This dark, velvety Damson Porter will certainly have you hooked!!Crown Inn Café, Harbury
Izaak WaltonPike6.0MildPike are strong and solitary hunters often feeding off other fish, so, it seems a natural fit to have this Strong, Cunning Dark Ruby with a deceptive sweetness named after it.Southam Agricultural Services
LymestoneStone Cutter3.7BitterThis pale hoppy ale will slake your thirst from the very first draught. A fusion of Maris Otter malt and Pilot and Fuggles Hops explode on the pallet and biscuit and juicy fruit flavours give way to citrus and berry hops, good hop aroma and hoppy aftertaste.Southam Water Sampling Services
LymestoneStone The Crows5.4StoutA rich red to black beer crafted from the finest crystal and chocolate malts. Chewy, juicy fruit flavours give way to a deep lingering bitterness provided by an abundance of Styrian Goldings, Millennium and Nugget hops.ADL Associates
LymestoneAbdominal Stoneman7.0Strong AleNot for the faint hearted! Three powerful US Hops dominate this monster of an American Pale Ale. From its crisp Maris otter base to its massive hoppy finish, this is a beer that will have you on the edge of your seat.In memory of John Griffiths (from branch)
Old Pie FactoryPie in the Sky4.1Pale AleA light pale ale with a hoppy refreshing taste, an easy drinking beerSoutham United Football Club
Peakstones RockNemesis3.8BitterA copper-coloured beer with plenty of flavour for a session beer.JCW Motors
Peakstones RockBlack Hole4.8Old AleA dark award-winning beer brewed with chocolate malts.The Cape of Good Hope, Warwick
Peakstones RockSubmission5.0Brown AleA mellow full bodied chestnut coloured beer with a hoppy aroma.Quality Proposals
RoebuckRoebuck Blonde3.7Pale AleA light and refreshing beer, floral aroma on the nose with a clean, balanced palate.The Black Horse, Moreton Morrel
RoebuckRoebuck Bitter4.5BitterAn amber coloured ale with a dry palate and pleasing hoppy aftertaste.CKD Shop
RuralPale Ale4.2Pale AleNew single hop pale aleGamecock, Harbury
RuralIPA6.8IPAA mountain of Citra, Amarillo and Chinook hops deliver a resinous punch of flavour in truly stunning American style IPA. Stone fruit aromas intermingle with clean crisp malt finish.Trident Hydraulics and Electronics
TitanicClassic Mild3.5MildFull of flavour. Dark with caramel notes, delicately hopped sinkable mild, slight notes of fruit on the palate and maltiness on the nose.Bull Ring Garage
TitanicBlack Ice4.1Black IPAA powerfully hopped black ale with citrus notes. A seriously easy sinkable beer.Heart Of England Co-Op Helping Hearts
TitanicRaspberry Pale4.7Pale AleA strong fruity pale ale with bags of flavour. A wonderfully fruity wheat beer is refreshing and light; raspberry flavours bounce of the hops to result in a unique balanced beer.Zenzero
TitanicWaimea IPA4.9IPAThe third in a series that celebrates the flavours that single hops can have on a beer, this is a full-strength India Pale Ale that shines the spotlight on the New Zealand-grown Waimea hop. Expect a full-bodied and flavoursome IPA, punctuated with the characteristically zesty notes of pink grapefruit.The Gold Cup, Warwick
Uttoxeter? (Question Mark)4.5Pale AleMosaic hopped refreshing fruity pale aleThe Doctor
UttoxeterFinal Furlong4.5BitterA smooth British ruby bitter with caramel notes from roasted crystal maltsThe Shakespeare, Harbury
UttoxeterWinners Enclosure6.5PorterDark, rich and strong with vanilla and spices from infused rumStealth Racing
Wilsons of WarslowThor3.9Pale AleA refreshing pale session ale balanced with a combination of American hops. The beer has been named after the nearby Thor’s Cave in the Manifold ValleyHeart Of England Co-Op Helping Hearts
Wilsons of WarslowFirey Fred5.4BitterA malty traditional copper coloured ale with honey notes balanced with traditional Kent hops.WAY (Widowed And Young)


Celtic MarchesTutti Frutti4.0StillCherry & Pineapple tropical twist gives a deliciously moreish exotic flavourSunshine Cleaning
Celtic MarchesPulp Blackcurrant Cassis4.0StillA signature single estate craft cider full of flavourTJ Yoga
Celtic MarchesMango4.0StillRichness of exotic mango expertly blended with our superb ciderThe Fosse Garage
Celtic MarchesStrawberry & Lime4.0StillSweet, fresh-crushed strawberry nose and a subtle, zingy, citrus finishing note of lime.Heart Of England Co-Op Helping Hearts
Heck’sPortwine of Glastonbury6.5StillMedium sweet single variety cider. True to its name, this cider has in origins in orchards below Glastonbury Tor. Easy on the palate, this is a true session cider with light effervesence and lemony tones.The Harvester, Long Itchington
Isaac’sAntigravity5.0StillMed/Dry blend of Perry & Cider, packed full of flavour with a fairly dry finish. Awarded ‘Taste of the West’ cider gold award in 2021.The Old Four Penny Pub, Warwick
Lilley’sRed Rabbit6.0StillMed/Dry a rich & fruity rustic cloudy Cider bursting with apple flavourVials Electrical Installations
Lilley’sWhisky Cask6.0StillMed/Dry, small batch mature & refined, a traditional orchard blendThe Shakespeare, Harbury
Lilley’sBee Sting6.8StillSweet but incredibly refreshing Perry with a glorious fresh tasting pear flavour and a wonderful pear aroma.Carisbrooke Therapies
Lilley’sCheeky Pig7.5StillMed/Dry blend of Perry & Cider, packed full of flavour with a fairly dry finishVials Electrical Installations
Rich’sFarmhouse Medium6.0StillMed/Sweet still aged in oak vatsApril & David Griffiths
West CroftJanet’s Jungle Juice6.0StillMed/Sweet easy drinking farmhouse cider. Three-time winner of CAMRA cider champion, made from pure apple juice with no concentrate or sweeteners.The Old Four Penny Pub, Warwick
WilkinsFarmhouse cider6.0StillCAMRA award winning traditional Somerset farmhouse cider, medium with a little kick.The Harvester, Long Itchington
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