Cask-conditioned Beers - St Neots 2018

The Best Craft Beers are Served from the Cask!

For St Neots 'Booze on the Ouse' 2018, we have ordered more than 70 cask conditioned beers to be served over the course of the festival. They have been sourced from both well-established independent breweries and the newer 'craft' micro-breweries. As usual, a range of great beers from East Anglia and the East Midlands will be on offer, including around 30 'LocAles' (which are brewed within around 30 miles of the festival). We also have a wide range of cask beers from across the UK.

Sponsor a Cask! We are inviting companies, pubs and individuals to sponsor a cask of beer (or a tub/box of cider). The cost of this is £35 per cask and you will receive 2 free entry tickets, 2 free souvenir festival glasses and £10 worth of beer tokens. If you are interested, you can select which beer/cider you would like to sponsor - this will be on a first come first served basis. Names of companies, pubs or individuals will then be displayed on the product they are sponsoring. You are welcome to bring along advertising flyers etc. to put on the tables. Please contact ku.gro.armac.stnuh@pihsrosnops if you would like to sponsor a cask or if you have any questions

Please scroll down to see the cask conditioned beers that we plan to offer during the course of the festival. There will be some additions to this and it is possible there will be a few changes in the run up to the festival. Note that some beers which we had ordered were not available for delivery due to the inclement weather early in March. Please check back here regularly for the latest updates!

Angles Ales - Ten Horsepower (4.1%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by The Ironing Shop
Style: Strong Bitter - Notes: A new world take on Goat Tosser - Ten Horsepower uses US hops

Angles Ales - Happy Paranoids Jester (4.2%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by Kitchen Culture
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A pale ale old Scottish bitter with an ABV of 3.7%. A very hoppy and bitter ale based on a William Younger 1851 recipe using Maris Otter pale ale malt infused with Fuggles via a three-stage hopping process. A very intense flavour remains on the palate between mouthfuls.

Bank Top - Flat Cap (4.0%) Bolton, Gtr Mancs - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Bitter - Notes: Amber ale with a modest fruit aroma leading to a beer with citrus fruit, malt and hops. Good finish of fruit, malt and bitterness

Beartown - Bearberry (4.0%) Congleton, Cheshire - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Speciality - Notes: A beautifully balanced background of malt and subtle fruity hops to compliment the flavour and aroma of the blueberries infused into this highly sessionable golden beer

Boudicca - Three Tails Bitter (3.9%) Fakenham, Norfolk - Sponsored by Kitchen Culture
Style: Bitter - Notes: In the general style of a classic English Bitter, but with a touch of peppery spicyness in the hop character. Amber in colour, & gentle on the nose, with sweet fruit, malt & hops. Distinctly agreeable & well balanced on the palate, with a pleasant & lasting finish - a good combination of gently tangy hop, & bitterness. Well flavoured without being overly assertive

Bridge House - Bridge House Blonde (4.0%) Keighley, W Yorks - Sponsored by Hyacinth - Lady of the Bridge House
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A strong fruity aroma with a sharp burst of grapefruit on the tongue & a touch of sweetness in the background. Bitter finish

Cairngorm - Black Gold (4.4%) Aviemore Bronze CWBOB 2018 - Sponsored by Treasurer's Tipple
Style: Stout - Notes: Roast malt dominates throughout, slight smokiness in aroma leading to a liquorice and blackcurrant background taste giving it a background sweetness. Very long, dry bitter finish. A worthy Championship winner

Castle Rock - Harvest Pale (3.8%) Nottingham - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Pale yellow beer, full of hop aroma and flavour. Refreshing with a mellowing aftertaste.

Digfield - Mad Monk (4.8%) Barnwell, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by Kitchen Culture
Style: Strong Bitter - Notes: Fruity beer with bitter, earthy hops in evidence.

Digfield - March Hare (4.4%) Barnwell, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by Wildlife Trust, Huntingdonshire Local Group
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: A straw coloured premium ale with a subtle fruit flavour

Digfield - Old Crow Porter (4.3%) Barnwell, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Porter - Notes: A rich, full-bodied porter with a balanced roasted malt finish

Empire - Dangerous Dave (4.1%) Huddersfield, W Yorks - Sponsored by The Cambridgeshire Hunter, Eynesbury
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Pale Ale - American style beer

Exit 33 - Hop Monster (4.5%) Sheffield, S Yorks - Sponsored by Kitchen Culture
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Golden ale with resinous pink grapefruit, biting citrus and soft floral characters and a long bitter finish. Very hoppy.

Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat (5.5%) Norwick, Norfolk - Sponsored by Stompy - Local CAMRA Member
Style: Strong Bitter - Notes: Orange and malt pervades both aroma and taste. A full bodied mix of balanced flavours. A bittersweet finish with hoppiness.

Flipside - Golden Sovereign (4.2%) Caythorpe, Notts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A golden session ale. Refreshingly bitter with dry biscuit flavours, American hops are added to produce a pleasant citrus and grapefruit flavour in the finish

Fyne Ales - Jarl (3.8%) Cairndow, Argyll - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Has strong citrus notes,through use of the Citra hop.A very light,golden ale that can be drunk in any season!

Golden Triangle - Citropolis (3.9%) Norwich, Norfolk - Sponsored by Kite Utility Services
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A zesty fruity pale ale brewed with Maris Otter extra pale malt and Citra hops

Goldmark - Liquid Gold (4.0%) Arundel, W Sussex - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A refreshing full bodied golden beer with bursts of fruit and citrus

Grafton - Dark Lady Aniseed Beer (5.0%) Worksop, Notts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Speciality - Notes: A dark porter/stout style ale. Black in colour. Made with with roasted barley and aniseed. A smooth, easy drinking ale with a lingering aniseed taste on the palate with a bitter finish.

Grain - Oak (3.8%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Bitter - Notes: A balanced mix of malt and hops with marmalade overtones. A hint of molasses in the short sharp ending.

Grain - Red Wood (4.3%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: Heavy blackcurrant airs give way to a rich fruity bitterness with malt overtones. Copper coloured crisp and satisfying

Grain - Slate (6.0%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Porter - Notes: Coffee, caramel and plum on the nose. Dried fruit and sweet maltiness dominate a creamy roast background. Long, strong finish.

Grain - Three One Six (3.9%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Strong citrus notes throughout. Tangerine, lemon and lime mix with a solid hoppy base. A well balanced bitter finish

Great Heck - Patrick (4.8%) Great Heck, N Yorks - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Stout - Notes: A premium pale ale with a complex malt character and zesty finish

Green Jack - Ripper (8.5%) Lowestoft, Suffolk Gold CWBOB 2018 - Sponsored by John Nunn, Pig N Falcon, St Neots
Style: Barley Wine - Notes: Inspired by Belgian tripel ales, this multi-awarding winning brew is dangerously drinkable. Rich amber in colour; Ripper is sweet and fruity with a robust hop charcter and a warming finish.

Harveys - Old Ale (4.3%) Lewes, E Sussex - Sponsored by Kitchen Culture
Style: Old Ale - Notes: A dark, warming brew. Burnt sugars and roasted malts compliment the premium Maris Otter barley, supplanting the light bitterness of aroma hops. With hints of dried fruit and dates, this rich ale has been likened to the oak: steadfast throughout the year, regardless of the season

Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter (4.0%) Lewes, E Sussex - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Bitter - Notes: Full-bodied brown bitter. A hoppy aroma leads to a good malt and hop balance, and a dry aftertaste

Julian Church - Old Testament (3.9%) Kettering, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Bitter - Notes: A light golden easy drinking session beer

Kelham Island - Double Trouble (4.5%) Sheffield, S Yorks - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: Caramel malts on the nose, leading to sweetish malty flavours with a dry finish

Lord Conrads - Big Bad Wolf (4.0%) Dry Drayton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by DKB Home & Garden Services
Style: Bitter - Notes: Hazy pale with fruity piney notes

Lord Conrads - Spiffing Wheeze (3.8%) Dry Drayton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Bohemia, St Neots
Style: Speciality - Notes: This dry pale lager ale is brewed with American hops and finished with Lemongrass

Mauldons - Blackberry Porter (4.8%) Sudbury, Suffolk - Sponsored by Maisie J’s Catering Services
Style: Speciality - Notes: A full bodied, black porter with balanced hop aroma & a rich blend of chocolate & roast flavours, giving way to a subtle sweet fruit finish

Milestone - Fletchers Ale (5.2%) Newark, Notts - Sponsored by The Ale Taster, St Neots
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Pale golden new world hops, bold citrus flavours

Milestone - Raspberry Wheat Beer (5.6%) Newark, Notts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Speciality - Notes: Titan gold in colour infused with raspberries

Nene Valley Brewery - Bible Black (6.5%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Gluten Free - Sponsored by Pico Technology
Style: Porter - Notes: An inviting aroma of malt and fruit leads to a rich tasting beer where blackberry dominates but is balanced by malt, hops and some bitterness. The lingering finish is bitter sweet, with fruit assertive

Nene Valley Brewery - Midweek Bender (7.4%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Gluten Free - Sponsored by Huntingdon Handyman - Your local TREXpro
Style: Barley Wine - Notes: Deep malt, molasses & candied orange with a big hop hit throughout.

Nene Valley Brewery - Big Bang Theory (5.3%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Gluten Free - Sponsored by Irvine Knight – ICT Solutions
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Wonderfully balanced pale ale. Huge hop aroma giving way to malty sweetness and a gentle bitter finish.

New River - Blind Poet (4.5%) Hoddesdon, Herts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Porter - Notes: A lightly smoked porter; smooth and dark

New River - Twin Spring (4.0%) Hoddesdon, Herts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A Golden Ale Style Beer

Nobby's - Bramling (4.0%) Thrapston, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Bitter - Notes: Bronze, malty with a balanced hop bite

Nobby's - Guzzler (3.6%) Thrapston, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Mild - Notes: A very easy-drinking malty auburn ale with a gentle hop finish

Norfolk Brewhouse - Moongazer Pacific Pale (3.9%) Fakenham, Norfolk - Gluten Free - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: A light golden ale brewed using motueka New Zealand hops and Maris Otter Malts. Hoppy and aromatic with lime and citrus notes

Oakham - Asylum (4.5%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by Oakham Ales
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: Premium bitter with insane hop aroma. Grapefruit and berry flavours before a citrus bitter finish.

Oakham - Citra (4.2%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by Oakham Ales
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Refreshing grapefruit and peach aroma and flavour characterise this golden ale. Bittersweet palate gives way to a long dry aftertaste.

Oakham - Dragon (5.0%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by Oakham Ales
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Showcasing one of the new wave of hops from Slovenia this golden beer is bursting with grapefruit, lemon, apple and rose characters.

Oakham - Green Devil IPA (6.0%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by Oakham Ales
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: This contemporary IPA explodes with amazing hop harvest aromas, packs in big tropical and citrus hop flavours before a crisp, refreshing finish

Oakham - JHB (3.8%) Peterborough LocAle - Sponsored by Oakham Ales
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Straw-coloured golden ale dominated by citrus hop character throughout. Long dry, slightly, slightly astringent, finish

Olde England Ales - Henry VIII (4.3%) Kettering, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Stout - Notes: Dark, thick and creamy chocolate stout

Panther - Golden Ale (3.7%) Reepham, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Our award winning golden ale is well rounded and refreshing with a fresh and aromatic hop kick! Using American hops our Golden Panther has a citrus flavour and floral aroma. A hoppy and refreshing golden ale to be enjoyed all year round.

Papworth - A Bitter wot u Fancy! (3.8%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Papworth Brewery
Style: Bitter - Notes: New one-off bitter brew - Tasting notes TBC

Papworth - Crystal Ship (4.2%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Peter & Janice - Local CAMRA members
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: A pale amber coloured ale with a light body and a strong citrus finish

Papworth - Mad Jack (3.8%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Papworth Brewery
Style: Bitter - Notes: Perfectly balance session bitter. Caramel overtones and a gentle citrus aroma lead to a long hop finish

Papworth - Whispering Grass (3.8%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by St Neots Town Football Club
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Classic English golden ale, with a subtle malt aroma and strong hop finish from East Kent Goldings

Purple Cow - Av An Udder (4.8%) Kettering, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by St Neots Rugby Club
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: This is a Golden Ale made with floral, fruity and herbal hops

Purple Cow - Slaughterhouse (5.0%) Kettering, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by Days of Buckden Butchers
Style: Strong Bitter - Notes: This a strong ale with a refreshing bitter punch

Revolution - Swoon Chocolate Fudge Milk Stout (4.5%) Wakefield, W Yorks - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Stout - Notes: Multi award winning sweet stout with flavours of chocolate & fudge. Dessert in a glass.

Rocket - Black Arrow (4.0%) Great Staughton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Ray London - Hunts Branch Secretary
Style: Porter - Notes: A rich, smoked London Porter

Rocket - Komet (3.8%) Great Staughton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Speciality - Notes: Kölsch style beer

Rocket - Maveric (4.0%) Great Staughton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Milk & 2 Sugars Construction
Style: Speciality - Notes: Golden Honey Ale, Maris Otter, Target Hops, Scottish Heather Honey and a hint of Ginger) brewed for upcoming Royal Wedding hence the ginger ;-)

Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic (4.8%) Shipley, W Yorks - Sponsored by Sweet Paradise
Style: Speciality - Notes: A creamy, dark brown, roast, chocolate stout with a dry bitter finish and a rich chocolate aroma.

Son of Sid - Muck Cart Mild (3.6%) Little Gransden, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Mild - Notes: Black mild with a resounding roast malt presence and a caramel background in aroma and taste. There is some sweetness but the balance is predominantly dry and bitter, with increasing bitterness in the aftertaste.

Son of Sid - Sid (4.0%) Little Gransden, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Robin - Local CAMRA Member
Style: Bitter - Notes: Smooth malty premium bitter with a slight bitter finish

St Peter's - Best Bitter (3.7%) Bungay, Suffolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: A complex but well-balanced hoppy brew. A gentle hop nose introduces a singular hoppiness with supporting malt notes and underlying bitterness. Other flavours fade to leave a long, dry, hoppy finish.

St Peter's - Mild (3.7%) Bungay, Suffolk - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Mild - Notes: Heady aroma of caramelised blackberries and black toffee. Excellent complex flavours with caramel, blackberries, hops and an astringent bitterness. Long, sustained finish with a roast coffee bitterness; increasingly dry.

The 3 Brewers of St Albans - Blonde (4.2%) Hatfield, Herts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Brewed with a generous pile of Mosaic hops this golden coloured ale is their hoppiest yet, with a fresh citrus aroma and a wonderfully clean and crisp taste of grapefruit and mango

The 3 Brewers of St Albans - Special English Ale (4.8%) Hatfield, Herts - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Strong Bitter - Notes: Robust and full bodied Premium Ale, brewed with chocolate malt to give it a deep copper colour and the finest English hops give the ale a hint of berries. Well-balanced, smooth and moreish

Three Blind Mice - Four Go Wild (4.7%) Little Dowham, Cambs LocAle - Unfined, vegan - Sponsored by Hunts CAMRA - Young Members Contact
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Juicy citrus and tropical fruit aroma and taste, light sweet, with a full body.

Three Blind Mice - Old Brown Mouse (4.2%) Little Dowham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to sponsor]
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: A tradtional English best bitter. Malty, full bodied, dark copper coloured bitter. Delicately hopped with US Casacade and Centenial.

Tiny Rebel - Cwtch (4.6%) Newport, Gwent - Sponsored by Tom Atkinson
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: Champion Beer of Britain 2015. A balanced red ale that combines caramel malt flavours with citrussy hops.

Titanic - Cherry Dark (4.4%) Stoke on Trent, Staffs - Sponsored by Clive - CAMRA member
Style: Speciality - Notes: This black bitter uses US and Slovenian hops and is infused with cherries that subtly come through on the aftertaste

Titanic - Plum Porter (4.9%) Stoke on Trent, Staffs - Sponsored by Juliet Ferris - Our very sociable secretary!
Style: Speciality - Notes: This beer is dark strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring. Take the opportunity and go for the low hanging fruit, this sumptuous beer really is a plum!

Tombstone - Texas Jack (4.0%) Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Sponsored by Irvine Knight – ICT Solutions
Style: Bitter - Notes: Toffee apple and vanilla aroma. Caramel leads the smooth complex mix of flavours. A bittersweet fruitiness continues to the end.

Unfortunately, the following beers were not available for delivery due to the inclement weather at the start of March:

Abstract Jungle - Easy (4.4%) Langley Mill, Derbyshire
Style: Best Bitter - Notes: Biscuit caramel and chocolate notes with subtle Cascade, Citra and Centennial hop flavours

Conwy - San Francisco (5.5%) Conwy, Llysfaen
Style: Golden Ale - Notes: Golden Americal Pale Ale. Very hoppy with citrus hop followed by malty/biscuity flavours and a long satisfying bitter finish

Hambleton - Nightmare Porter (5.0%) Melmerby, N Yorks
Style: Porter - Notes: This impressively flavoured beer satisfies all parts of the palate. Strong roast malts dominate, but hoppiness rears out of this complex blend

A huge THANK YOU to all of our cask ale sponsors!

CWBOB = Champion Winter Beer of Britain
LocAle = A beer brewed within approximately 30 miles of St Ives
GF = Gluten Free

Notes: We hope to be able to serve all of these beers during the course of the festival, but circumstances beyond our control mean the list is subject to change. Not all beers will be available at all times during the festival.

Allergen Information: These beers all contain gluten from barley, with the exception of the Nene Valley and Norfolk Brewhouse beers, which are all gluten free. Many beers also contain gluten from wheat. For more information on allergens during the festival, please ask the Bar Managers or Festival Organiser.

Most cask beers are clarified by addition of isinglass finings. Although virtually no isinglass remains in the beer when poured, vegetarians may consider that fined beers are unsuitable for their diet (although they are of course acceptable for pescetarians). Isinglass was not added to beers that are marked unfined and these are therefore suitable for vegetarians. Unfined beers are often naturally hazy.

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Updated 12:34 FRI 09-MAR-18