Harbury Beer Festival 2017

Date: 1 & 2 September 2017

Theme: Peak District and North Derbyshire

Keeping with our tradition of alternating between speciality and area themes, 2017 was an area theme. Beers featured were from Peak District and North Derbyshire supplemented by local beers.


  • TBC


Hereburgh Morris on Saturday afternoon
Paper Street Soap Company on Saturday evening.


AmberChocolate Orange StoutStout4.0Multi-award winning stout with bitter chocolate flavours and a tangy orange edge; CAMRA Champion Speciality Beer of Britain 2010
AmberDambusterPale Ale5.5Golden IPA well-hopped with Willamette, Nugget, Cascade & Citra
AshoverFontPale Ale3.8A great pale session beer, refreshingly brewed with Chinook and Cascade hops. Thirstquenchingly quaffable and moreish!
BarlowAnastasiaStout7.5Strong dark and smooth with complex malt flavours, chocolate, coffee and a hint of fruit and hopped for a balanced finish
BramptonJerusalemBitter4.6The rich and roasted malt notes defy the pale colour in this special bitter. Brewed as a one-off for St. George's day it went down so well it made a number of re-appearances since for significant national events, and has a great following in bottle. A traditional bitter-style ale, the pale colour defies a rich maltiness normally associated with a darker ale.
BramptonBrampton MildMild4.9Dark, roasted and jam-packed full of flavour. The characteristics change the longer it is allowed to condition for. Brampton Mild is not so much a meal in a glass as a 5-course banquet. Coffee, toffee and caramel tones tease your taste buds and warm your cockles.
BramptonSpecialePale Ale5.8An IPA-style ale, the fruity hoppiness is balanced beautifully by the residual sweetness of such a strong ale.
Drone ValleyFanshaw BlondePale Ale4.8A crisp higher strength golden ale named after the local School in Dronfield. Floral notes and wholesome mouthfeel from Mittlefruh and Cardinal hops; and Cascade for a citrus bitter finish
GaolJailbreakBitter4.5A light ale brewed with traditional Fuggles & Goldings hops
HopjackerPyritesPale Ale4.1Smooth, golden ale, with plenty of Brewers Gold hops providing a gentle bitterness and fresh berry flavours
HopjackerRoobarb and CustardWhite Stout6.0A white stout. A full bodied and rich pale ale, lightly hopped but with the addition of rhubarb in the copper and vanilla in the fermenter and cask giving a rich, fruity flavour. 'Pudding in a pint!'
Howard TownMilltownMild3.5Dark and lightly hopped with hints of toffee and coffee.
Howard TownSuper FortressBitter4.4A bittersweet ruby ale with malty caramel notes and fruity hops.
IntrepidBlondePale Ale4.0An easy drinking all day every day pale. Smooth malt body balancing out the US cascade and NZ Rakau hops. Sit back and enjoy.
LandlockedAmarillo GoldPale Ale6.0A deep golden ale, with strong malt backbone and very generous levels of aroma and dry hopping. Medium bitterness and fruity flavours from Amarillo and Cascade hops.
Matlock Wolds Farm100ccBitter4.9American style Ale brewed using Maris Otter Barley and Dark Crystal malt. The beer is hopped with three C's: Chinook, Cascade and Citra. Chinook gives an intense bitterness, Cascade adds floral and fruity flavours and Citra is used at the end to give a characteristic tropical fruit aroma. The Dark Crystal malts add some rich caramel flavour to complement this.
Mouselow FarmUdder The InfluenceBitter4.0The beer is a combination of 6 varying malts and three different hops and is a flavoursome bitter.
PeakBakewell Best BitterBitter4.2This is robust copper colored ale. It is dry and firmly bitter, with some toasted malt flavors and plenty of grassy hops. A traditional Best Bitter.
PentrichThree GravesPorter6.6A rich and luxurious porter, deep black in colour with smooth notes of coffee and chocolate.
Pigeon FishersPigeon IPAPale Ale5.0easy drinking pale made with Cascade and East Kent Goldings.
RawFirst GoldPale Ale4.0
Rock MillInbetweenerRye (pale)5.3A pale rye ale with a sharp chrisp mouth feel and a sweet finish
SpireDark SideMild4.3Complex and satisfying ruby ale with coffee aroma and toffee flavours, some say a hint of raspberry
ThornbridgeWild SwanPale Ale3.5White gold in colour with aromas of light bitter lemon, a hint of herbs and a subtle spiciness. A great refreshing beer!
ThornbridgeNorthern BlackStout5.0A strong, smooth dark beer with a hint of sweetness. In the boil, we have used a generous addition of Light and Dark Muscovado sugars, used in the production of golden and dark rum, to give a true flavour of the Caribbean. A true summertime stout!
TorrsideWest of the SunPale Ale4.5NZ Pale Ale Light fruity pale ale brewed with generous amounts of Wai-iti and Green Bullet hops from New Zealand Unfined/vegan-friendly
TorrsideMolten UniverseRed IPA5.8Juicy red IPA heftily hopped with over 25g per litre of US and European hops. Unfined/vegan-friendly
TownesPynot PorterPorter4.5A deep burgundy coloured porter whose dark roast malt flavours combine with fruit highlights and overtones of espresso and caramel, leading to an abundance of fruity hop and coffee flavours towards the finish.
WhimHartington BitterBitter4.0A classic well hoped session beer. Deep malt andÿhop aroma slightly floral with spicy notes. Bitterness and lovely liquid malt combine inÿperfect balance followed by a satisfying dry finish.ÿFantastic for a big session or just a pint.
Stratford Upon AvonMosaicPale Ale4.2Beautiful blonde ale made with Maris Otter Pale Malts and Carapils. Heavily hopped with Mosaic hops. A medium bodied blonde beer with a heavy flavour of Grapefruit.
Church EndGoats MilkPale Ale3.8Golden yellow nectar. Pale barley, crystal malt and oats, blend to fill the palate with flavour. Aromatic hops dance over the tongue for a gentle hop finish. Just voted Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at the 2017 Great British Beer Festival!
Church EndCrooked Spirebitter5.0A deep gold/light brown beer with malty, fruity and spicy flavours. It is brewed with british hops Fuggles and Bramling Cross with some Styrian Eureka for a bit of a twist
Church FarmIPAIPA5.0A proper India Pale Ale. Pale in colour and dry hopped twice with Citra Hops. This gives the beer fantastic aromas of grapefruit and citrus fruits.
Clouded MindsN253Pale Ale3.9Light-medium bodied Oatmeal Pale Ale. Fruity and resiny. Nicely hopped with Citra and Chinook hops.
Clouded MindsVespaPale Ale4.0A moreish pale ale with strong notes of peach, mango, lemon and pine. Full-flavoured yet refreshing.
Clouded MindsDouble Clout StoutStout6.6Our Coffee Stout, rich and smooth. A complex fusion of coffee, cocoa, liquorice, dark fruit and burnt sugar. Made with organic coffee.
Lock 34Premium Dark (Special Edition)Brown Ale5.3Aÿdarkÿchocolaty rich Englishÿale, with hints of new world hops and a nutty sweetness.
Old Pie FactoryAmerican PieIPA5.5A gutsy Amber beer, hopped with Columbus in the boil and dry hopped with Cascade giving this a big grapefruit nose and a bitter finish.
PurityBunny HopPale Ale3.5ÿAn extra hopped pale ale brewed with Maris Otter, Lager Malt, Cara Pils and Wheat Malts. Then generously hopped.
Sky + EarthCitrusphere Session IPAPale Ale4.8Straw coloured ale with a big orangey aroma and a grapefruity flavour. It is relatively bitter at 55 IBUs
SlaughterhousePacific Pale AlePale Ale4.2A crisp pale ale packed full of New Zealand Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hop.
SperrinsPinch an InchGinger4.4Typical traditionally brewed charismatic ginger ale that has dry hoppy tones, copper in colour and a long lasting ginger finish.
SperrinsThird PartyRuby4.8Fantastic malty ale that's ruby in colour with its selected hops, which gives it a floral aroma, as well as hints of fruit and spice.
WeatheroakSt Udley MildMild3.4Dark traditional mild, well balanced, a refreshing session beer
Windmill HillChesterton IPAIPA4.2Chesterton IPA is a strong classic British Ale. Golden amber in colour, this well balanced beer consists of caramel, light fruits, and roasted malt hints. Made from Water, Pale Malts, Yeast and both Golding and Savinjski Golding hops. It is cask conditioned for at least two weeks to create the perfect British pint!

Ciders & Perries

Crossman'sMediumMedium6Easy drinking traditionally produced cider. Ben Crossman is fourth generation of Crossmans to make cider at their own orchards.
MillwhitesHedgelayerMedium4.8My father tells a story of a hedgelayer who would take 24 pints of cider in a stone far to work daily, just for refreshment, all before going to the pub in the evening! This medium cider , light and refreshing, pays homage to that legendary gentleman
NempnettPiglets ChoicePerry6.5Medium sweet perry. Dull straw yellow, slightly cloudy, delicate pear aroma. Traditionally produced blended perry with all local pears sourced within 5 miles of the farm. 108 year old orchard planted with many rare varieties including “Helen Green” and “Claret”. Won several awards at CAMRA festivals including Oxford and Stockport in 2015.
Perry's CiderPathfinder Vintage CiderMedium7.2Blended from the very best cider apples from the autumn harvest before being left to mature in vintage port and sherry barrels for at least 12 months.
Perry's CiderNustarMedium5.5Blended from last seasons harvest for a truly authentic farmhouse cider.
Rich's CiderSweet CiderSweet6Scrumpy cider. A taste of Somerset
Rich's CiderGolden HarvestMedium4.5Easy drinking “Session” cider.
West CroftJJJ - Janet's Jungle JuiceMedium6Full bodied tasty medium dry cider. In 2015 won CAMRA cider of the year gold award for 3rd time since 1997. "We use traditional English cider apples from our own orchards and those brought in from local farms. The apples are pressed and the juice blended, which is then fermented in oak casks. These methods are the same as used by cider makers over many centuries."
Windmill HillPerryMedium6.5
Windmill HillMerryMedium7
Windmill HillPiderDry6.5A blend of pears and cider apples
Windmill HillAmber NectarMedium8.5A blend of Scrumpy Cider and Scottish Whisky
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