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2008 Festival
Beers and Ciders


2008 Beers








Boggart Hole Clough Brewery
  Brookside Works, Clough Road, Moston,
Manchester, M9 4SP

Mark Dade: 07946 508731





The Hatchet

ABV 4.0%


A light coloured session ale with lemon citrus taste and aroma.




Jolly Brewer, 1 College Street,
Wrexham, LL13 8LU

Pene Coles - 01978 263338





Dusky Maiden

Wydeham Connect

ABV 6.7%


A German style dark lager, with a malt and dark chocolate aroma and clean refreshing malt flavours with a dry finish.

Jonathan’s Lager

Globet Casino

ABV 4.5%


A light, blonde Lager, with superb citrus notes & a light hoppy finish





Leyden Brewery, The Lord Raglan Hotel, Mount Pleasant, Nangreaves,
Bury, Lancashire

Brendan Leyden - 0161 764 6680




Forever Bury

Woodcock & Sons

ABV 4.5%


A copper coloured full bodied ale with an aromatic explosion of fruity flavours.

Black Pudding

Bury Blackpudding Company

ABV 3.8%


A rich dark mild with a malty flavour and balanced finish.


Dave Nugent - ex Shaker

Crowning Glory

ABV 6.8%

A Real English Strong Ale but surprisingly smooth for its strength. Ideal for cold Winter nights.




Magpie Brewery, Nottingham





Thieving Rogue

Chris O'Sullivan

ABV 4.5%


A slightly grassy lightly hopped nose; silky smooth in the mouth with just a hint of bitterness; a dangerously drinkable golden beer.




Bowland Brewery, Clitheroe





Chipping Steamer

East Lancs Railway

ABV 3.9%


Golden, refreshing session bitter with hints of tangerine and opal fruits.


Bowland Dragon

Warwicks Motor Cycles

ABV 4.2%


Fully bodied golden bitter with rounded fruity hop flavours





Iceni Brewery, Mundford, Norfolk,




Printpack Ltd


ABV 4.2%

A golden ale light malt in character and brewed with Pilgrim hops.


Best Of Bury


ABV 4.0%

A straw coloured ale nicely hopped with pilot hops




Dent Brewery, Hollins,
Cowgill, Cumbria -
Tel: 01539625326






Cooke Booth Fearnhead,

ABV 5.0%

Hops and fruit dominate this full-bodied gold coloured strong bitter, with pleasant dry bitterness growing in the aftertaste. Citrus and honey in the aroma, with a hint of spiciness in the taste.



T’Owd Tup

ABV 6.0%

A rich full flavoured, strong stout with a roast coffee aroma. The dominant roast character is balanced by a warming sweetness and a raisiny, fruit-cake taste which lingers on into the long aftertaste, making this a very satisfying drink.




Harviestoun Brewery, Alva, Scotland -





Bitter & Twisted

Mick the Stoke Fan

ABV 3.8%

Bitter & Twisted is a sharp, blond beer with a superb, fresh hop profile combining aromatic Hallertau Hersbrucker with spicy Challenger. It is finished by late hopping with Styrian Goldings, which gives sharpness like the twist of a lemon. A truly refreshing beer and strangely moreish.


Globet Casino


ABV 4.8%

Our unique, cask conditioned lager beer Schiehallion is crisp, dry andairywith a beautifully fresh, grapefruity taste. Delicately crafted using Hersbrucker lager hops; it is fermented at a very low temperature with lager yeast. On draught it is served “on the yeast” at cellar temperature without filtering or extra fizz




Ruddles Brewing,
Bury St Edmunds,





Ruddles Best

Hamers Arms,

ABV 3.7%

A very unique late hop character with an aroma that is packed with soft fruit notes. It has a surprisingly full body for a standard ale.





Barngates Brewery, Ambleside, Cumbria -





Red Bull

Howarth Goodman Solicitors

ABV 4.8%

'Red Bull' has deep red tones and a complex hop nise, these are complemented by tangy fruit and malt flavours with a spicy after taste.


Howard™s Insurance,

Tag Lag

ABV 4.4%

Tag Lag is a golden ale with a fresh and spicy hop aroma, it's fruity bitterness builds to a refreshing dry finish





Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire




Black Sheep Best Bitter


ABV 3.8%

Far and away our best selling cask beer, a well hopped, light goldenbest bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste, to be enjoyed in true Black Sheep style through a rich creamy head.




Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield




Moon Shine

Seedfield Sports

ABV 4.3%

A beautifully balanced pale straw-coloured premium bitter with a distinctive floral aroma, leading to a predominantly citrus taste, with grapefruit and lemons to the fore, and a quenching bitter finish.


Lancashire Living, &

Bee’L Z’Bub

ABV 6.0%

Paul Switzer

A pale hoppy ale with a beautiful balanced hint of honey.





Marble Brewery, Manchester





Manchester Bitter

Stock Solutions UK

ABV 4.2%

The quintessential mancunian ale. A straw-coloured best bitter withan uncompromising bitterness balanced against a residual sweetnesswith citrus and woody hop aromas. Champion Beer of Britain Finalist, 2005.


Bury FC Teddy Bears

Ginger Marble

ABV 4.5%

Intense and complex, full bodied and fiery; this beer takes noprisoners. The best ginger beer anywhere according to the pundits.
Stockport Beer Festival Champion, 2006




Tigertops Brewery, Wakefield





Mr Rye

Dave Nugent - ex Shaker

ABV 4.7%

A mid amber beer brewed with 50% rye malt,and fermented with the german wheat beer yeast to give the typical bannana flavour of the german wheat beer.



Ask Computers,

Orange Glow

ABV 3.8%

A light amber beer hoppy and spiced with bitter and sweet orange peel




Slater’s Ales, Stafford





Top Totty

The Hairworks & Bury Barbers

ABV 4.0%

A stunning blonde beer full bodied with a voluptuous hop aroma. At 4 per cent it has a ripe and generous fruitiness, with deep and complex hop notes and rich malt.


Unison Pennine Acute Health Branch

Queen Bee

ABV 4.3%

An amber coloured beer brewed using a local honey supplier. A real taste of an English summer.




Foxfield Brewery,
Broughton in Furness





Fleur de Lys

Unison Pennine Acute Health Branch

ABV 3.6%

A well balanced session bitter with a smooth finish.


Surrey Exile

Brief Encounter

ABV 4.1%

A fruity Beer with a long bitter finish.




Bushy’s Brewery, Isle of Man





Old Bushy Tail

Albert's Quality Meats

ABV 4.5%

An appealing reddish brown beer with a pronounced hop and malt aroma, the malt tending towards treacle. Slightly sweet and malty on the palate, with distinct orangy tones. The full finish is malty and hoppy a hint of toffee.


M B Plumbing & Heating NW Ltd

Bushy’s Bitter

ABV 3.8%

An aroma of pale malt and hops introduces you to a beautifully hoppy bitter beer, despite the predominant hop character, malt is also evident, fresh and clean tasting.





Spitting Feathers Brewery, Chester






Chris Lucketti

ABV 3.9%

A fine light pale beer. Lots of late hop leads to a clean, crisp finish.


To The Memory of Les Hart

Old Wavertonian

ABV 4.4%

A robust dark stout. Roast barley, chocolate and coffee flavours give a very full body and a smooth lingering finish.




Southport Brewery






Paddy Kenny - Ex Shaker

ABV 3.8%

Bronze coloured bitter. Fruity with a hint of blackcurrant.







Ciders & Perrys





R.J. Sheppy & Son, Taunton, Somerset





Sheppy's Medium Cider

To The Memory of Les Hart








Whin Hill Cider, Norfolk





Whin Hill Medium Cider

To The Memory of Les Hart

ABV 6.7%







West Croft Cider, Somerset





Janet’s Jungle Juice

To The Memory of Les Hart

ABV 6.0%






Broadoak Cider Company, Somerset





Broadoak Medium Sweet Perry

Globet Casino

ABV 7.4%







Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Ltd, Herefordshire





Ross-on Wye Perry

Woodbank Cricket Club

ABV 6.5%



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