Harbury Beer Festival 2019

Date: 30 & 31 August 2019

Theme: South Yorkshire

This year our theme was beers from South Yorkshire plus some beers from our local breweries.


Beer of the festival

  • 1st Abbeydale – Brewery Last Rites
  • 2nd Gorlovka – Imperial Stout
  • 3rd Church End – Gravediggers

Cider of the Festival

  • 1st Perry’s – Somerset Vintage No. 5
  • 2nd Lilley’s – Bee Sting
  • 3rd Lilley’s – Elderflower


Saturday afternoon: Hereburgh Morris.
Saturday evening: Strumtroopers.


1086 BreweryLady Isabella4.5IPAA distinctive fruity pale ale, well balanced with a powerful floral bouquet, full-bodied and a predominantly dry aftertaste.
AbbeydaleAbsolution5.3Pale aleFruity, premium strength golden ale showcasing hops from around the world. Willamette and Cascade in the American corner with fruity, floral flavours, plus Galaxy from the Southern Hemisphere for a tropical boost, all beautifully balanced by Bobek and Spalt hops grown by our neighbours over on the continent. Dangerously easy drinking.
AbbeydaleLast Rites11Barley wineSuperbly strong and full-bodied barley wine style ale with a boozy aroma of caramel and a fresh citrus kick. The flavour is smooth and robust with warming alcohol, lots of toffee, candied peel and dried citrus fruits. Huge depth and lingering flavours. Dangerously more-ish. Brewed for the first time in six years!
AcornLong Weekend4.5Pale alePale crystal malt adds a light sweetness to this pale golden ale, USA and New Zealand hops impart a punchy zesty aroma.
AcornGorlovka Imperial Stout6StoutA deep malt and hoppy aroma with liquorice throughout. Roast malt, fruit and hops also carry through this full bodied stout.
Blue BeeGinger Beer4.8GingerA fiery ginger pale ale using 30kgs of fresh root ginger to give a spicy lingering ginger kick.
BradfieldFarmers Pale Ale5Pale aleA distinctive fruity pale ale, well balanced with a powerful floral bouquet, full-bodied and a predominantly dry aftertaste.
ChantrySpecial Reserve6.3Strong AleAn old ale. A full bodied, rich well balanced brown ale. Brewed using the finest Yorkshire malts and Worcestershire hops. Maris Otter, Crystal, Wheat and Chocolate malts are combined with a double hop to produce a moreish malty beer with a hint of liquorice. The flavour reminds you of a dark fruit cake with a touch of molasses.
Church EndGravediggers3.8MildDark black and red in colour, with a complex mixture of chocolate and roast flavours. The use of two different hops, gives the beer a complex feel and smooth finish. Just been voted Champion Mild at the Great British Beer Festival 2019
Church FarmPale ale3.8Pale aleCrisp and refreshing golden ale with hints of citrus fruits and a bitter finish; brewed with English Marris Otter malt and Admiral hops.
Crosspool Ale Makers SocietyHoratio Bright4.5Pale aleHoratio Bright now has extra pale malt which has created a lighter more Golden appearance to the beer; it is now a 'proper' golden ale! Now the oranges are dry-hopped with Citra hops halfway through the fermentation. The oranges add extra flavour, as well as bitterness. The bittering hop is Target. Chinook hops are also added halfway through the boil. It's got properties of a traditional English bitter but with loads of flavour at the end from the American hops and the oranges. It's naturally cloudy and the beer is unfined so suitable for vegans.
Crosspool Ale Makers SocietyThe Lost Tribe5.4Pale aleExtra Pale Ale, flavoured with local honey and whole pineapples for tropical sweetness and aroma. Dry-hopped with Saaz hops for a clean, crisp and refreshing finish. Unfined and naturally hazy.
Don ValleyBit O That4BitterA smooth and dark chestnut coloured Yorkshire bitter. Hints of toffee and biscuit on the nose give way to a pleasant bitterness. A blend of Pilsner, Cara & Crystal Malts together with First Gold Hops give this beer its unique body with a delightful creamy white head. 
DoncasterA1 Pacific4Pale aleThis pale ale is brewed with 3 malt varieties inc. Maris Otter and then hopped with Junga, Mosiac and Ekuanot with a generous dry hop addition of Ekuanot in the fermenter.  
DoncasterBryen Blessed5.1Red ryeA complex malt base with 6 malts and an almost oily mouthfeel thanks to a generous addition of flaked oats and lashings of rye. Bittered with Simcoe hop and with citra in the finish, then dry hopped with a wheelbarrow load of Ahtanum.
Fizzy MoonDel Monte4WheatAn orange wheat beer that is bright, sweet and zesty. The beer is vegan friendly so may not drop quite clear. Some of you will remember that "the Man from Del Monte says Yes" when chosing their oranges. We hope you say Yes when chosing this beer!
Fosse BreweryAurora3.6Pale AleA refreshing, light bodied beer, golden amber in colour with malty and citrus flavours of grapefruit, mango and melon.
Fuggle BunnyChapter 8 Jammy Dodger4.5RubyA sumptuous ruby red ale. A taste explosion of juicy blackcurrant, rich liquorice and smooth caramel with malty undertones. Heaven in a glass!
GeevesPiccolo3.6Pale aleA Table Beer brewed with Columbus and Cascade and double dry-hopped with Mosaic. Low in strength but bursting with aromas of fresh tropical fruits and citrus grapefruit.
HilltopCitra4.2Pale aleBrewed using maris otter and citra alone. Lovely aroma and even better taste.
Imperial Platinum Blonde4Pale alePale gold in colour. Light malt flavours and summit and cascade give a grapefruit flavours
Jolly BoysJolly Collier Porter5PorterBrewed in the once vibrant Yorkshire coalfields this dark ale is a tribute to the colliers of the UK and beyond. A truly heady mix of malts, including crystal, black and chocolate gives this Porter a robust flavour with a smooth finishing aftertaste. A British beer made from British ingredients and a dose of Northern grit.
Kelham IslandWhite Rider Cherry4.8Pale aleAn American style wheat beer with the addition of dark cherry it has a smooth mouthfeel and is tangy with a sweet aroma and a sumptuous head. A Kelham Island classic with a crimson vengeance!
Little CrittersShire Horse4.3BitterA traditional high quality, best bitter made from the highest quality English grains and bittered with Magnum and Bramling Cross hops.
Lost IndustryLand Society 1848 XK Bitter5bitterThe beer is brewed from a 1848 Yorkshire bitter recipe with local historians and a beer historian. The bitter is light copper in colour with light caramel notes and spice, citrus and bitterness from the hops (Brewers Gold, Goldings and Hallertau). The malt is 100% pale heritage (chevallier) malt (the recipe is before crystal malt so all the colour and caramel is from an extended boil).
LoxleyWisewood 33.9BitterTheir take on a traditional Yorkshire bitter. A session beer using English hops give off a brilliant malty taste
NailmakerAuckland4Pale ale A South Pacific Pale Ale. This is a heady mix of quality New Zealand hops including one of our favourites, Nelson Sauvin. It has a flavour profile that includes citrus, gooseberry and grapefruit.
NeepsendMephit4.6AmberCalifornia Common (historically called steam beer) brewed with a specialist yeast strain to produce a beer with rich, distinctive malt notes and a clean, crisp finish.
Old Pie factoryEasy As Pie4.3Bitterlight and refreshing Amber spring ale using Admiral hops giving citrus notes on the nose and palate.
On The EdgeEttaPale alePale ale with a fusion of styles. Made with British barley and wheat. Brewed with a traditional wheat beer yeast, this beer is hopped with US cascade and magnum hops. Unfined and unfiltered vegan friendly beer.
PenistoneQueen bee4.7BlondeA light blonde beer with a hint of honey
SheffieldSheffield Porter4.4PorterThis seasonal Porter, usually only available from autumn onwards, is 'darkly delicious' according to beer writer, Roger Protz. Full of coffee, roasted and chocolatey flavours.
SheffieldGe' Thi' Sen' Outdooerz4Pale aleRefreshing and light, crisp and citrusy; perfect for lazy sessions in a beer garden or after a bike ride in the Peaks. 2018 SIBA North & East Beer Gold medal winner in Session IPA Category and Overall Cask Winner in the whole of the North East
SlaughterhouseThree Little Pigs3.5Pale AleA little golden brew that's big on flavour. Crafted using three exciting types of hops, each time we brew we will change the trio of hops to really play with fresh flavours and aromas.
StancillBarnsley Bitter3.8BitterA traditional best bitter, copper in colour with malty and resinous characteristics. Well hopped with the perfect sweet/bitter balance and a super creamy head to boot! (Hops: First Gold, Fuggles, Goldings).
TappedAle3.5A modern classic Best Bitter. Crafted and inspired by Sheffield's historic Bitter brewing tradition. Maris Otter malt has been lavished with British Goldings and a late twist of Polish Marynka hop to produce a perfectly balanced session Best Bitter.
ToolmakersG Philips Driver4.2BitterA good flavoured hoppy ale
Tripple PointDebut IPA5.5IPAOur debut IPA is pale and quenching yet bursting with passionfruit, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas courtesy of a Chinook + Citra base and a double dose of Simcoe + Mosaic hops.
True NorthPolaris4.3Pale aleA Light straw-coloured pale ale packed with citrus and floral flavours
WarwickshireTwo Castles4.4PorterRich, roasty and fruity this new porter is the best beer to be produced by this brewery for a long time!
White RoseRaven4.8StoutA classic dark roasted stout; rich and fruity with a hint of chocolate overtone.
Windmill HillGrindstone4.5Pale AleOur Grindstone APA is a hoppy American / Australian IPA crammed full of American and New World Hops. Light in colour, this beer consists of light, refreshing, tropical-fruits, and a mild bitter finish coming from its varied hop content

Ciders & Perries

CideryCiderTypeABVTasting Notes
LilleysElderflowerCider4Crisp Somerset cider infused with heavenly elderflower which creates this refreshing and luxurious clean delicate cider. Floral hints above the apple notes give a unique taste
LilleysBee Sting Still PerryPerry6.8Still medium sweet perry oozing with subtle flavours and with cult status among many of its devotees
NaptonRecipe No.3 Smooth DryDry6Straight from the farm, this smooth, dry cider is brimming with apples. Perfectly paired with a sharp cheddar or bleu.
NaptonRecipe No.5 BlackcurrantFruit4Refreshing bold fruit cider made from the very best traditionally grown apples and natural British blackcurrants.
Perry'sSomerset Cider (vintage barrel conditioned)Medium6.7Their vintage ciders are produced as simply and as naturally as possible using the very best fresh apples of the autumn harvest, small batch techniques, wild yeast nd 100% juice. The cider also spends time in wooden barrels for good measure. The result is a high quality medium cider, lightly sparkling, well balanced and full bodied
RegatherBatch 3Cider6.6Made with community sourced apples from south Sheffield. This cider is just apples and yeast. Sharp, crisp, refreshing and appley.
RegatherBatch 5Cider7.6Made with community sourced apples from south Sheffield. This cider is just apples and yeast. Locally grown Dabinett apples give some dryness. Gently sweetened. Crisp, refreshing with a touch of dryness.
Rich'sFused BlackcurrantFruit4Their traditional cider fused with blackcurrant juice to create a fruity, summer drink.
Rich'sTraditional Farmhouse CiderCider6A traditional Somerset cider, matured in oak vats to give a soft round balanced cider, with a bitter sharp edge. This cider is not Gluten Free! Contains some wheat.
Thirsty FarmerOrange and PineappleFruit4Juicy sweet oranges, exotic pineapples, crisp refreshing cider apples are bursting through this cider leaving you wanting more!
Westcroft CiderJanet's Jungle JuiceMedium6A medium dry, clean, fresh, fruity cider with a golden haze. Full bodied and exquisitely quaffable.
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