Bear and Ragged Staff

Heart of Warwickshire

Campaign For Real Ale

Beer Festival

Times and Admission

  • Village Hall
    Harbury
    near Leamington Spa
    Warwickshire
    CV33 9JE
    map
  • Friday 2nd September 2016: 5.30pm - 11.30pm
  • Saturday 3rd September 2016: 11.30am - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 11.30pm

The opening times and package price are the same as before - check out the advert and the posters. Please no children in the evenings but bring them along on the Saturday lunchtime.

We look forward to welcoming you back - It will be worth the wait! If you have not been before, where have you been! (unless you were under age last time!) We hope to make your first visit memorable.

Saturday Entertainment

As ever the Harbury Morris will dance on Saturday lunchtime and we hope to feature two bands in the evening the return of the Strumtroopers of two years ago the ukulele band with a difference and then followed by a cut down Umpah Band. We are not sure yet if we are getting the Ump or the Pah - either way it will be good fun! They will be the first festival bands to be able to exploit the new Village Hall permanent stage.

Miscellaneous

Harbury Beer Festival is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarburyBeerFestival

Volunteers

The Harbury Beer Festival is organised and staffed by volunteers. If you'd like to help at the festival please fill in our volunteer form and email it to us at events@camrahow.org.uk.

Theme - Celebrating our 25th

We're back for our 25th Festival!

The 25th Harbury Beer festival may provide the opportunity to look on in Rapture as Mary Jane appears on a High Wire or perhaps she will end up Dazed and Confused following a sample of Pendle Witches Brew leaving her astride a Silver Stallion which bolts as it sees a Silver Adder but perhaps this all this sounds too much like you will have to pay a Silver Dollar to watch it on the Silver Screen.

Yes it's another beery fantasy based on a selection of the ales featured this year.

We are revisiting past beers of the festival and fastest sellers mixing them with silver beers marking our anniversary and then introducing some new breweries and beers from Warwickshire that have not been seen at Harbury before. Some old favourites such as Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild; Elland 1872 Porter and Enville Ale will be back for your repeat enjoyment. I mean you will like them again - not that they will repeat on you!

Public transport

Stagecoach operates the following bus routes through Harbury:

For latest timetables, please see the Bus Route Finder pages of the Bus Timetables page of the Warwickshire County Council site.

All Harbury Bus Routes (Warwickshire Direct)

We remind Stagecoach every year that there will be extra capacity required during the festival, but they do not seem to take much notice.

The nearest train station is Leamington Spa which is served by London Midland trains from Birmingham Snow Hill, Chiltern Railways trains running between London Marylebone and Birmingham and Arriva Cross Country trains on the route between Birmingham and Reading.

Harbury Beer Festival 2014 Beer List

Brewery

Beer

Style

ABV

Tasting Notes

Area

Anarchy

Sublime Chaos

Stout

7.0

A dark, voluptuous breakfast stout infused with Ethiopian Guji natural coffee beans from Stafford based coffee roaster Hasbean. Velvety and vicious, it is balanced delicately with New Zealand hops

North East

Atomic

Grapefruit Beer

Warwickshire

B&T

Fruit Bat

Fruit Beer

4.5

A hoppy raspberry flavoured fruit beer.

East England

Beerd (Bath ales)

Silver Tip

Pale Ale

4.7

A pale ale with a fruity aroma, hints of white wine and a fresh quick bitter finish. Made with New Zealand hops

South West

Burton Bridge

Festival Ale

Fruit

5.5

A strong bitter, slightly darker than Bridge Bitter, with a fruity barley wine flavour and a bitter after palate.

West Midlands

Burton Bridge

Bridge Bitter

Best Bitter

4.2

A traditional amber bitter with a distinctive dry hop aroma and a fruity background.

West Midlands

Church End

Hop Gun

Pale Ale

4.1

Green Bullet hops make this a very distinctive, bitter pale ale. Yellow in colour, with clean bitter hop flavours

Warwickshire

Church End

Cutting Ale

Best Bitter

4.8

Pale hoppy bitter with Centenial hops from the States. Lots of citrus flavour and aroma. Brewed originally for Harbury Beer Festival in the late 90’s

Warwickshire

Church End

Bats in the Belfry

Wheat Beer

5.6

A soft, full flavoured wheat beer made with real grapefruit.

Warwickshire

Church End

Karl's Berg

Lager

3.6

A re-creation and improved version of a previous festival special. As you might guess this is a real lager!

Warwickshire

Church End

Rest in Clove-r

Speciality

7.0

A rich, strong, full flavoured ale with an additional kick of this distinctive spice.

Warwickshire

Church Farm

Double IPA

IPA

7.2

Massively hopped with English hops, Admiral and Pilgrim, resinous orangey citrus finish. This beer is normally only available in a key-keg

Warwickshire

Clouded Minds

Hazel Nutter

Brown Ale

5.0

A deep red American Brown Ale with a nutty malt aroma with a taste of chocolate and nut

Warwickshire

Clouded Minds

Luppol

Golden Ale

4.2

A hoppy straw coloured beer with a dry taste of tropical friuts and spice

Warwickshire

Cotleigh

Cotleigh 25

Bitter

4.0

An explosion of flavours originating from American Cascade hops gives this brilliant pale golden beer a fresh aroma and fruit filled finish. Originally brewed to celebrate the brewery's 25th Anniversary in June 2004.

South West

Dancing Duck

Abduction

IPA

5.5

A myriad of tropical fruit flavours in harmonious balance with an enjoyable level of hoppy bitterness, a good malt character and a very clean finish. This a dangerously drinkable 5.5% IPA!

West Midlands

Elland

1872 Porter

Porter

6.5

Rich, complex and dark porter from an original 1872 recipe, with an old port nose, and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate. The ideal beer for chilly Autumn evenings and winter nights. Champion Beer of Great Britain 2013.

Yorkshire

Enville

Enville Ale

Best Bitter

4.5

A traditional pale yellow fruity beer with an initial sweetness progressing to a complex dry hoppy taste.

West Midlands

Exmoor

Silver Stallion

Best Bitter

4.3

Exmoor’s 25th anniversary in 2005 was celebrated in style with this chestnut-coloured bitter. A complex mix of four hops - Goldings, Bramling Cross, Northdown and WGV - plus a pinch of chocolate malt joining pale malt in the mash, produced a robustly flavoured beer with a fresh and fruity nose (hints of blackcurrant), plus biscuity maltiness in the background. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and malty at the starting post with a hint of blackcurrant, while citrus and spice overtones join in the race; the initial grainy malty finish is followed by a growing and lingering bitterness.

South West

Goachers

Silver Star Ale

Pale Ale

4.2

Goacher's palest ale! First produced in 2008 to celebrate their 25th anniversary, this summer ale is hopped with choice Kent Fuggles.

South East

Hambleton

Village Brewer White Boar Bitter

Bitter

3.8

Light, hoppy session bitter with a fruity after taste

Yorkshire

Highland (Swannay)

Orkney Blast

Strong Ale

6.0

A very refreshing, easy drinking Orkney light ale. Hopped with American, Polish and New Zealand hops early and late in the copper.

Scotland

Ilkley

Mary Jane

Golden Ale

3.5

Made with high quantities of Amarillo hops this pale crisp beer has refreshing citrus aromas, perfect for a summer evening. According to the song Mary Jane was courted on Ilkley Moor bah Tat!

Yorkshire

Ilkley

Summer

Pale Ale

4.0

A dark golden-coloured light refreshing summer beer with orange citrus, mango and vanilla flavours leading to a dry finish. A Totally Tropical Tipple !

Yorkshire

Lock 34

English Pale Ale (PIN)

Pale Ale

4.5

A light and refreshing blonde ale with British malted barley and American hops.

Warwickshire

Magic Rock

High Wire

Pale Ale

5.5

A tribute to America West Coast pale ale beers unapologetically hop forward in character. Mango, Lychee and lip-smacking grapefruit flavours harmonise against a smoothly composed malt base, which develops into a crisply bitter finish

North East

Magic Rock

Rapture (Red Hop Ale)

Best Bitter

4.6

A hoppy red beer with 5 types of malt and 6 types of hops make for a truly elating experience. Uplifting aromas of grapefruit and pine, combine with pithy orange and tropically citrus flavours which are balanced against a deeply rich and malty body. A satisfyingly dry and crisp finish offers your taste buds redemption

North East

Mauldons

Silver Adder

Golden Ale

4.2

Originally brewed to celebrate Mauldons 25 years of brewing. Silver Adder is a light coloured bitter with a fine hop and malt combination giving a refreshing crisp finish.

East of England

Moorhouse's

Pendle Witches Brew

Best Bitter

5.1

A full malty flavoured beer with a strong fruity hop aftertaste.

North West

Mordue

Workie Ticket

Best Bitter

4.5

A tasty, complex beer with malt and hops throughout and a long, satisfying, bitter finish.

North East

Mordue

Radgie Gagdgie

Best Bitter

4.8

A strong, easy-drinking, Northern ale with balanced hops, fruit and malt and a long, lingering finish.

North East

Newby Wyke

Banquo

Golden Ale

3.8

Blonde session beer full of hops with gooseberry and passion fruit aroma

East Midlands

Ossett

Silver King

Best Bitter

4.3

A lager style beer with a crisp, dry flavour and citrus fruity aroma is ideal for drinking anytime, but is particularly well suited to the spring and summer months.

Yorkshire

Prospect

Silver Tally

Golden Ale

3.7

A clean, pale golden beer with citrus aromas and full hop flavour, and a dry bitter finish. A silver tally was used by a miner in exchange for a lamp prior to going down into a coal pit. As such, it was used as an early form of a mine management system.

North West

RCH

Chocolate Slug

Porter

4.5

A variation on a traditional black porter. Full bodied with flavours of coffee and, of course, chocolate.

South West

Rudgate

Ruby Mild

Mild

4.4

A nutty, rich ruby ale, stronger than the average mild. CAMRA Champion Beer of Great Britain in 2009.

Yorkshire

Salamander

Silverback

Pale Ale

4.0

Pale and dry with a clean citrus hop taste

Yorkshire & Humber

Salamander

Silver Screen

Pale Ale

3.8

Cirus flavour with a dry, clean hoppy finish

Yorkshire & Humber

Salopian

Oracle

Golden Ale

4.0

A crisp, sparklingly sunflower gold ale with a striking hop profile. Dry and refreshing with a long citrus aromatic finish.

West Midlands

Sarah Hughes

Ruby Mild

Mild

6.0

This strong, absolutely black ale has a good balance of fruit and malt on the palate leading to a pleasant, lingering finish.

West Midlands

Slaughterhouse

Porter

Warwickshire

Sperrin

Ansley Mild

Mild

3.5

An old traditional recipe that develops a smooth, dark and very moreish finish!

Warwickshire

Stonehenge

Danish Dynamite

IPA

5.0

Light golden, dry and strong ale. Slightly fruity with a well-balanced hop flavour and bitterness.

Stratford

Lewis's pale

Pale Ale

4.0

It is heavily hopped at the end of the boil process which allows the brew to lock in all of the essential oils to create a powerful flavour and aroma. Full bodied with strong floral flavours

Warwickshire

Stratford

Immortal

Best Bitter

5.0

A deep amber beer, fresh with subtle hints of grapefruit and tropical fruits

Warwickshire

Triple FFF

Dazed & Confused

Pale Ale

4.6

Brewed with pale and lager malts to create a light straw coloured beer. Highly refreshing with a suggestion of Elderflower, and moderate bitterness.

South East

Twisted Barrel

25 Minute IPA

IPA

IPA in the style of Dogfish Head (USA). Hops added continuosly in last 25 minutes.

West Midlands

Tynebank

Silver Dollar

American Pale

4.9

Brewed using US alpha hops with a decent I.B.U. of 45 for its strength of 4.9% ABV it has the characteristics of the style with a strong grapefruit and citrus aroma leading to a clean slightly dry bitterness that lasts! Not as in ya face as your typical brash American but certainly no shrinking violet either.

North East

Urban Huntsman

Silver Convention (Special)

5.5

A strong pale ale produced especially for our anniversary containing three hops - Galena, Sterling and Sylva to really bring out the aroma.

Warwickshire

Urban Huntsman

Islander

Pale Ale

4.0

Ultra pale and dry, slight biscuit malt tones provide the canvas and huge quantities of super New World Hops give a juicy citrus forward body, which is equally impressive on the nose.

Warwickshire

Weatheroak

What

Golden Ale

4.4

Weatheroak’s Harbury Anniversary Tipple is a golden coloured, easy drinking, traditional British ale brewed especially for this year.

Warwickshire

West Berkshire

Maggs Magnificent Mild

Mild

3.8

A traditional dark mild, not too sweet and very popular.

South East

XT

25 (Special)

Golden Ale

4.2

A wonderful bend of four hops and fruit to add a little sweetness. A great beer for a summer’s day. Brewed especially for our 25th anniversary.

South East

Yorkshire Heart

Silverheart IPA

IPA

4.0

The rich malts and wheat that are blended with gorgeous aromatic hops all go in to brewing this IPA – a superb drink.

Yorkshire

Cider & Perry

Maker

Cider

Type

ABV

Tasting Notes

Wilkins

Farmhouse Cider

Dry

6.0

Dry, Slightly cloudy, zesty traditionally produced cider

West Croft Farm

Janet's Jungle Juice

Medium Dry

6.0

Full bodied tastey 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.

Millwhites

Rum Cask cider

Medium

6.0

Premium cider made from west country cider apples and aged in barrels from the Jamacia rum company. This cider was champion cider in east anglia in 2009.

Millwhites

Hadgelayer Cider

Medium

4.8

My 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

Millwhites

Angry Goose Perry

Medium Sweet

5.0

Here at MillWhites we are realy excited to announce that having harvested some Perry Pears for the first time we will be launching a MillWhites perry in the spring of 2016. A clear golden colour, rich toffee apple smell and oh so easy drinking. A good job it comes in at 5%.

Crossmans

Prime Somerset Cider

Medium

6.0

Easy drinking traditionally produced cider. Ben Crossman is fourth generation of Crossmans to make cider at their own orchards.

Rich's

Farmhouse cider

Medium

6.0

Easy drinking “Session” cider.

Nempnets

Piglets choice

Medium Sweet

6.5

Medium 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.

Church Farm

Clint, the cider with no name

Medium Dry

6.0

First production of this "Not too dry" cider. Lingering apple aftertaste. As local as you can get

Windmill Hill

Amber Nectar

Medium Dry

8.5

Medium dry blend from four apple varieties and laced with whisky

Windmill Hill

Merry

Medium

6.5

A blend of perry pears and mulberries

Windmill Hill

Millers Fancy

Dry

6.5

A dry cider with lasting aftertaste, made with a mix of cider and crab apples.

Windmill Hill

Perry

Medium

6.0

Made from locally grown Perry pears

Windmill Hill

Pyder

Medium

6.0

blend of Cider apples and Perry pears

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