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Campaign for Real Ale

Cask & Craft Beer List - St Neots 2022

For St Neots 'Booze on the Ouse' 2022, we plan to serve approximately 60 cask conditioned beers and 5 Craft beers over the course of the festival, 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 more than 30 'LocAles' (which are brewed within around 30 miles of the festival). We also have a range of cask beers from across the UK, and including from Scotland.

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 and craft beers that we plan to offer during the course of the festival. It is possible there will be a few changes in the run up to the festival, so please check back here regularly for the latest updates!


Cask Conditioned Beers

Blue Monkey - Primate (4.0%) Nottingham, Notts - Sponsored by Smiling Grape
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: A rich depth and abundance of flavour including hints of chocolate and caramel, offset with a soft lingering bitterness.

Box Steam - Piston Broke (4.5%) Holt, Wiltshire - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Premium Golden Ale - Notes: A fine, full-bodied deep golden ale with a refreshing hoppy, citrus palate and a subtle fruit-hop aroma.

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

Castle Rock - Screech Owl (5.5%) Nottingham, Notts - Sponsored by Smiling Grape
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: Intensely hoppy aroma and bitter taste with a little balancing sweetness.

Dancing Duck - Ay Up! (3.9%) Derby, Derbyshire - Sponsored by St. Neots Badminton Club
Style: Session Pale Ale - Notes: Subtle malt and floral notes are matched splendidly with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish.

Digfield - Mad Monk (4.8%) Barnwell, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by Art & Soul Café Gallery
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: Fruity beer with bitter, earthy hops in evidence.

Digfield - March Hare (4.2%) Barnwell, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by The Wildlife Trust, Huntingdonshire Local Group
Style: Session Blonde Ale - Notes: A straw coloured blonde ale with a subtle fruit flavour throughout.

Fat Cat - Lockdown IPA (5.7%) Norwich, Norfolk - Sponsored by Jez Stone - Deputy Bar Manager
Style: British IPA - Notes: Seven varieties of hop added at five stages of the brew resulting in a juicy, fruity and refreshing IPA.

Fyne Ales - Jarl (3.8%) Cairndow, Scotland - Sponsored by FeedbackFans.com
Style: Session Golden Ale - Notes: A showcase for Citra hops, delivering waves of fruity citrus flavours and a clean finish.

Gorilla - Orang-A-Tang (4.5%) Mexborough, Yorkshire - Sponsored by Catherine Goodman on behalf of St Neots Community Support
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Fruity, golden ale. A malty backbone and Amarillo hops combine with fresh orange zest to give a fresh orange aroma. Vegan

Gorilla - Vanilla Gorilla (5.0%) Mexborough, Yorkshire - Sponsored by The Haywain
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Rich porter with complex malt flavour from dark crystal, chocolate and roast malts combined with natural cacao and vanilla extract. Vegan

Grafham - Hodders Panama (4.8%) Grafham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Ray London - Branch Pubs Protection Officer
Style: Premium Pale Ale - Notes: Golden pale ale with distinctive tropical fruit flavours and a lasting grapefruit bitter finish. Vegan

Grain - Blackwood (4.5%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Stout - Notes: Smooth & creamy stout, with flavours of chocolate and roasted malts. Vegan

Grain - Lignum Vitae (6.5%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by Pig 'n' Falcon
Style: Strong Ale - Notes: Orange, toffee and banana on the nose and first taste. A smooth digestive sweetness adds depth as bitterness slowly grows.

Grain - Oak (3.8%) Harleston, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: Good balance of malt, toffee and bittersweet fruitiness. Caramel in initial taste fades as biscuit and bitterness dominate the aftertaste.

Grain - ThreeOneSix (3.9%) Halestone, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Golden Ale - Notes: Hop and grapefruit dominate throughout as an underlying bitterness slowly stifles a delicate malty echo. Crisp and well defined. Vegan

Grainstore - Cooking (3.6%) Oakham, Rutland - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: Tawny-coloured beer with malt and hops on the nose and a pleasant grainy mouthfeel. Hops and fruit flavours combine to give a bitterness that continues into a long finish.

Grainstore - Ten Fifty (5.0%) Oakham, Rutland - Sponsored by 1st St Neots Scouts Beer Festival
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: Pungent banana and malt notes on the nose. On the palate, rich malt and fruit is joined by subtle hop on a bittersweet base. Dry malt aftertaste with some fruit.

Green Jack - Nightingale (4.0%) Lowestoft, Suffolk - Sponsored by The Wildlife Trust, Huntingdonshire Local Group
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: A beautifully balanced amber bitter, sweet and malty with fruity and spicy hop notes.

Heritage - Six Nations IPA (5.6%) Burton upon Trent, Staffs - Sponsored by St. Neots Rugby Club VP's
Style: British IPA - Notes: A Classic IPA, Brewed for the duration of the competition.

Humpty Dumpty - Broadland Sunrise (4.2%) Reedham, Norfolk - Sponsored by Phoenix Mortgage & Protection – St Neots
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: Crisp red-orange ale brewed with additions of rye for a dry finish, with citrus American hop notes.

IVO - Car Park Cuddle (3.8%) Somersham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Kathy Hutson TUF Barbell Club
Style: Session Pale Ale - Notes: English malts with American Hops to give a refreshing clean taste with a lasting bitterness. Vegan

IVO - Evening Brown (5.0%) Somersham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Norman Properties
Style: Brown Ale - Notes: A very traditional brown ale with loads of flavour and maltiness. Vegan

IVO - Light on the Chips (2.5%) Somersham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Bridge House, St. Neots
Style: Session Porter - Notes: Carefully blended malts create some body and balance this with just enough hop to give you a wonderfully rounded low alcohol beer. Vegan

IVO - Wee Heavy (10.0%) Somersham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Nikki - Branch First Aider
Style: Strong Ale - Notes: A complex strong beer originating in Scotland and characterised by substantial malt influenced flavours. Barrel aged using chunks from bourbon casks to give a rich, mellow, creamy mouthfeel. Vegan

Lacons - Falcon (4.2%) Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: Complex, with malt, caramel, hop and plum vying for supremacy. Both smooth and grainy with a well rounded, bittersweet finale.

Lord Conrad's - Tuppence (6.0%) Dry Drayton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Black treacle stout, bittersweet rich tar like, with seasonal fruit finish.

Milestone - All Rye Paddy (5.0%) Newark, Notts - Sponsored by The Ale Taster
Style: Speciality (Differently Produced) - Notes: Dark brown, smoked and caramel aroma. Sweet, chocolate and cherry flavour, then some hops transitioning to a bitter bright finish.

Milestone - Crusader (4.4%) Newark, Notts - Sponsored by John Shere - Local Branch Member
Style: Premium Blonde Ale - Notes: Belgian style Blond Beer with a zesty clean finish.

Nene Valley - Australian Pale (4.4%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by Local Thirst
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: A rich golden ale with a floral aroma preceding citrus and tropical fruit flavour from the Australian Galaxy hops. Gluten Free

Nene Valley - Bible Black (6.5%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Strong 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. Gluten Free

Nene Valley - Here's The Thing (5.8%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by John Anderson - Branch Secretary
Style: New World IPA - Notes: American style IPA packed with Talus hops, along with a bit of Citra and Magnum. Pine resin, tropical fruits & sage. Vegan & Gluten Free

Nene Valley - Release the Chimps (4.4%) Oundle, Northants LocAle - Sponsored by Three Horseshoes, Graveley
Style: Premium Pale Ale - Notes: A pale malt base gives a crisp mouthfeel that allows late-addition and dry hops to come through with a clean punchy bitterness and a good deal of hop flavour for such a light beer. Gluten Free

New Bristol - My Mosaic Romance (4.5%) Bristol, Gloucestershire - Sponsored by Excelsior Windows & Conservatories
Style: Premium Pale Ale - Notes: A brilliant array of tropical fruit, grapefruit blossom, mandarin orange and blueberries. Vegan

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

New River - London Tap (3.8%) Hoddesdon, Herts - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Pale Ale - Notes: A refreshing pale ale made with US cascade hops. Hints of toffee, light citrus and a refreshing dry finish.

Oakham - JHB (3.8%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Golden Ale - Notes: Straw-coloured golden ale dominated by citrus hop character throughout. Long dry finish.

Oakham - Mompessons Gold (5.2%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Weeping Ash, JD Wetherspoon's
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: Earthy floral aromas and sweet fruit flavours lead to a long, hoppy, bittersweet finish.

Oakham - Obsidian Order (6.2%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Black IPA - Notes: Coffee & toffee flavours are enriched by hints of dark chocolate and caramel interspersed with a fresh citrus zing.

Papworth - Mild Thing (3.5%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Mild - Notes: A traditional conker coloured mild with light roasted malt flavour.

Papworth - Old Riverport Stout (4.5%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Nev & Sally Runham
Style: Session Stout - Notes: Well balanced with roasted malt aroma and taste, hints of coffee and chocolate and a dry finish.

Papworth - Robin Goodfellow (5.4%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: A very dark and full bodied ale with a strong hop aroma. Heavy and complex malts softened with dark fruit flavours give way to a smooth yet hoppy finish.

Papworth - The Whitfield Citrabolt (3.8%) Earith, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by The Cambridgeshire Hunter
Style: Session Golden Ale - Notes: A refreshing, pale golden ale with a long citrusy bitter finish. 

Potton - Crow (4.5%) Sandy, Beds LocAle - Sponsored by Phoenix Mortgage & Protection – St Neots
Style: Session Stout - Notes: Roast and coffee aroma. Coffee, chocolate and gentle roasted flavour.

Potton - Village Recycler (4.3%) Sandy, Beds LocAle - Sponsored by Three Horseshoes, Graveley
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: Copper in colour, light, biscuit and caramel malt flavours with a bitter, gently citrus finish.

Rocket Ales - Bloodhound (4.2%) Great Staughton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Seymour Carpets
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: A smooth distinctive malty base coupled with hop flavours to bring out a hint of honey in the aftertaste.

Rocket Ales - Titan IPE (4.4%) Great Staughton, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Porter - Notes: A number of dark malts blended with German Magnum malt for bittering & flavour to produce a beautifully balanced porter.

Roughacre - Saffron Sun (5.4%) Clare, Suffolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Speciality (Differently Produced) - Notes: A refreshing craft Lager brewed with flaked maize and Pilsner malts. Tettnang, Perle and aromatic Ultra hops deliver herbal, spicy and sweet honey notes. Vegan

S&P - Afterglow (3.9%) Horsford, Norfolk - Sponsored by St. Neots Town Football Club
Style: Session Bitter - Notes: The full bodied maltiness of Maris Otter marries perfectly with the subtle taste and aroma of English Challenger hops in this morish amber ale. Unfined

Three Blind Mice - Juice Rocket (4.5%) Little Downham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Brew St. Neots
Style: Premium Pale Ale - Notes: A juicy, hoppy session pale ale using Mosaic, Citra & Columbus hops.

Three Blind Mice - Simple Stout (5.0%) Little Downham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Strong Stout - Notes: A roasty oatmeal stout. A complex malt bill despite the name. Delivers chocolate, coffee and dark fruit with a silky-smooth roasted finish.

Titanic - Plum Porter (4.9%) Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs - Sponsored by Juliet Ferris - Our very Social Secretary
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Dark brown with a powerful fruity aroma. A sweet plum fruitiness gives way to a gentle bitter finish.

Wolf - Grandma's Rich Porter (5.0%) Attleborough, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Strong Porter - Notes: Malty blackcurrant aroma. Dry bittersweet character embellished by a dry roastiness. Thin, short dark chocolate ending.

Wolf - Lavender Honey (3.8%) Attleborough, Norfolk - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Malty caramel aroma leads into a bittersweet beginning with background honey notes. A long drying finish.

Wolf - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (3.7%) Attleborough, Norfolk - Sponsored by King of the Belgians
Style: Mild - Notes: Strong fruity nose with roast. A strong caramel beginning with a bitter roast counterpoint. Gently tapering finish. Increasing raspberry sweetness.

Woodforde's - Bure Gold (4.3%) Woodbastwick, Norfolk - Sponsored by Woodforde's
Style: Session Golden Ale - Notes: Singularly citrus throughout with a succinct hop garland. Sweet biscuit floats in the background over a bitter footing.

Woodforde's - Nelson's (4.5%) Woodbastwick, Norfolk - Sponsored by Bar Managers Tipple - Happy Birthday Trevor C
Style: Premium Bitter - Notes: Malt, hop and vine fruits dominate this full-bodied, well balanced brew. Caramel and bitterness add depth and contrast.

Xtreme Ales - BlaX Forest (4.5%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Pig 'n' Falcon
Style: Session Stout - Notes: An unfined rich creamy stout with a delightful Black Cherry and Vanilla sweet flavour. It has a moorish tendency, just like the desert itself. Vegan

Xtreme Ales - GalaXy (5.0%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: New World IPA - Notes: Opens with a dry grapefruit pallet and a refined bitter after taste which gives a vibrant zesty mouth feel.

Xtreme Ales - PiXie (3.7%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Session Pale Ale - Notes: A moderate dose of American hops, Chinnook, Bravo and Ahtanum give a subtle citrus nose, slight bitter back pallet, which drinks bolder than a 3.7% session ale.

Xtreme Ales - SaXquatch Old Ale (8.6%) Peterborough, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by Graham Mulchinock - Treasurer's Tipple
Style: Old Ale - Notes: A complex sweet aroma with pear notes. The flavour combines a sweet black treacle and prune with a moderate hop bitterness and a dry finish. Vegan


Craft Beers

Black Storm - Thunder Storm (5.3%) Chester-le-Street, Durham - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Smooth flavours of chocolate and coffee with subtle notes of fresh vanilla pods soaked in bourbon.

Glen Affric - Paradise Reef (4.7%) Birkenhead, Merseyside - Sponsored by Phoenix Mortgage & Protection – St Neots
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Juicy pineapple and sweet toasted coconut burst in a torrent of tropical flavour.

IVO - Colne Colsh (5.0%) Somersham, Cambs LocAle - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Speciality (Differently Produced) - Notes: A Kolsh style lager, brewed with ale yeast and finished with lagering. A light easy drinking pale with a crisp clean finish. Vegan

New Bristol - Cinder Toffee Stout (4.0%) Bristol, Gloucestershire - Sponsored by Darren Ferris - Local Branch Member
Style: Speciality (Flavoured) - Notes: Caramelised honey and roasted malt aromas, sweet flavours of honeycomb and chocolate, some hop bitterness in the slightly dry finish. Vegan

Pentrich - Art of Fiasco (5.2%) Pentrich, Derbyshire - Sponsored by [Available to Sponsor]
Style: Premium Pale Ale - Notes: A crisp and refreshing pale ale packed full of Mosaic, Centennial and Chinook. Vibrant stone fruit and citrus flavours with light notes of pine and a moderate bitterness on the finish.

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