Hitchin 2017

Please note, all drinks are subject to change until they are delivered on the Tuesday prior to the festival!


Brewery Drink Name Style Location ABV
1AbbeydaleWhyNotGiveEvenMoreOfATossGoldenSheffield4%
Brewed for the Sheffield Festival of Debate. This years pale is hopped with Motueka, Mt Hood and Mandarina Bavaria.
23 BrewersSpecial English AleBest BitterHatfield4.8%
Our Special English Ale is a robust and full bodied Premium Ale. Chocolate malt to gives a deep copper colour and the finest English hops give the ale a hint of berries.
3AbbeydaleDuck BafflerGoldenSheffield4.1%
Pale beer with light, passion fruit and lemon aromas and flavours and a refreshing bitter finish. Dry hopped with even more Citra for good measure!
4ArborPocket RocketSession IPABristol3.9%
A generously hopped and full-flavoured session pale ale, brewed with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops.
5AbbeydaleSalvation v3PorterSheffield4.7%
The latest in the Salvation series, this is a sumptuous plum porter, full bodied with hints of dark chocolate; subtly hopped to allow the full plum flavours to come through.
6ArborShangri LaSession IPABristol4.2%
Liberally hopped session IPA, using Citra, Equinox, Columbus & Mosaic hops
7AlmastyEl Dorado & Citra PaleNewcastle4%
The hop duo of El dorado & Citra are fused together in a explosion of tropical citrus fruits.
8BinghamsSpace Hoppy IPAAmerican IPABerks5%
Refreshing golden India Pale Ale with citrus hops.
9AlmastyLiltNewcastle5%
The totally tropical taste of pineapple & grapefruit juice blended together to replicate that original lilt flavour. Made with added hops.
10BinghamsMacchiato StoutStoutBerks5%
Dark Stout infused with Vanilla and Coffee.
11AlmastyDank I.P.ANewcastle6%
Dank is brewed with some of the most pungent U.S hops the west coast has. Expect ripe tropical fruits & heady aromas of skunk, cat piss and sweat (in a good way).
12BrentwoodBBC1Low ABV BitterBrentwood1.5%
BBC2’s little brother! Light brown in colour, loads of flavours bursting on the palate from the mix of Columbus, Chinook, Citra & Cascade hops.
13BrentwoodMarvellous Maple MildMildBrentwood3.8%
This popular delicate dark brown mild has just a hint of maple syrup coming through in the finish.
14Elephant SchoolSombreroSaisonBrentwood4.5%
A burst of passion fruit and hint of mint, A fiesta in your mouth that you won’t want to stop. Tipping its wide brimmed Mexican hat to its European saison roots.
15BrewstersAromanticaGoldenGrantham4.2%
A touch of roast malt for a light amber brew with a slightly sweet nutty flavour. Citra hops to the fore give tropical hop notes and aromas of lime and passion fruit with a refreshingly long aromatic finish.
16ElusiveSphere of Destiny (Citra)Session IPABerkshire4.4%
An intensely hopped pale beer using the pungent US varietal ​Citra, Expect a beer with bold bitterness but dominated by citrus fruit flavours and aromas.
17Brewsters/Yeasty BoysBritannia’s BrewGoldenGrantham4.5%
Collaboration With Yeasty Boys Beer Day Britain, dry tea'd with Earl Grey tea.
18ElusiveArcadianAmerican Pale AleBerkshire4.9%
American Pale Ale hopped and dry-hopped with Huell Melon. A pale coloured ale with a light malt base and clean yeast profile, allowing this watermelon fruity hop to shine.
19Bristol Beer FactoryNovaBitterBristol3.8%
A light malt base; Maris Otter, CaraPils and wheat malt allows the bright, fresh and zesty hop aromas to shine - underpinned by herbal and floral notes.
20FranklinsMama Knows BestBest BitterBexhill4.1%
A traditional yet modern, essentially British Best Bitter. Mosaic hops add citrus, mango and an earthy pine bitterness to this malty caramel classic.
21Bristol Beer FactorySorachiIPABristol4.7%
Powerfully hopped with Columbus for bitterness and a big late addition of Sorachi Ace to give an intriguing aroma with citrus, dill and coconut.
22Garden CityBirthday BitterBest BitterLetchworth Garden City4.5%
Best Bitter with 5 types of UK, US & Slovenian hops; brewed to celebrate our 1st Birthday.
23Garden CityMr Beer’s Bad IdeaSpecialityLetchworth Garden City4.2%
Golden beer brewed with habanero chilli with the help of a local beer nut Martyn Beer (beer curator) pleasantly warming and flavoursome!
24BuntingfordHedgehogBest BitterRoyston4.8%
Strong ruby/brown ale.
25Goose EyeBlackmoor MildMildKeighley3.9%
A moreish dark mild. Full of character, with a delightful blend of roasted malted barley and hops to create a luxurious finish.
26BuntingfordPolar StarGoldenRoyston4.4%
A truly pale blonde in colour, this beer is heavily hopped to give a really refreshing citrus-hop kick.
27GraftonDark Lady Aniseed BeerStoutWorksop5%
A dark stout which is brewed with roasted barley then in the boiling process infused with aniseed which gives this beer it's unique aniseed flavour.
28Crouch ValeEssex BlondeGoldenEssex4.6%
Superb blend of Goldings hops, lager and wheat malts. Classy.
29GraftonCaramel StoutStoutWorksop4.8%
This stout has a unique flavour and smooth texture quality in a glass.
30Crouch ValeYakimaGoldenEssex4.2%
Very pale with delicious Amarillo hops, therefore earthily aromatic and highly drinkable. Yakima Valley is the area of Washington State in which the hops are grown.
31Great HeckAmish Mash (Cloudy)WheatGoole4.7%
A fusion of European and American beer styles.
32Electric Bearwerrrrd (UF)American IPABath4.2%
Pale Malt and Wheat backbone generously hopped with Centennial, Citra and Mosaic to create a balanced, moreish and session-able American pale ale.
33Gyle 59ThoroughbredGoldenDorset3.7%
Refreshing citrusy session pale with Citra, Centennial, Bobek & Pacific Gem hops.
34Gyle 59Dorset GIPAGinger IPADorset5.4%
IPA with a subtle infusion of root ginger. Full bodied, hoppy and spicy.
35First ChopSup (GF)Session IPASalford3.9%
IPA style with a lower abv. but no holding back on the hops. Big tropical fruit notes with a spicy, resinous, smooth bitter finish. Dry hopped with Mosaic.
36HammertonGeist WeisseHoppy WheatLondon5%
This beer mixes the hop-character and brewing techniques of an IPA with the wheat base and spice additions of a German Weiss beer, perfect as a refreshing thirst quencher during the summer months.
37First ChopJam (GF)SpecialitySalford4%
Not a fruit beer, a beer with fruit. Malty sweetness to compliment the mango infusion. A lot of late hopping with Chinook and Cascade giving bitterness that balances to perfection. Dry hopped with Citra.
38Heavy IndustrySeven SevenAmerican IPAWales4.9%
A big amber IPA brewed with the finest pale and crystal malts. Heavily hopped with Columbus and Cascade, then dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe whilst conditioning.
39GeorgesSnake OilStoutEssex5%
We used 5 English malts and 1 hop variety to brew this devilishly moreish venomous reptile of a beer. If you are of a weak disposition or not fond of snakes don’t get close enough to let this bad boy bite you.
40Hop StudioBlondePale AleYork3.5%
A cracking citrus and gooseberry driven pale blonde session ale.
41GeorgesCockleboatsBest BitterEssex4%
Deep copper colour, brewed using 5 Malts including some German. 2 American hop varieties make this a palate filling session ale that goes well on the front at Leigh-on-sea with a pint of Leigh’s own cockles.
42HornesTriple Goat Pale AleGoldenBeds3.9%
A heavily hopped pale ale with American and New Zealand hops giving flavour and aroma of Citrus, Pine and Lemon.
43GloucesterKiss my Grist (UF)BitterGloucester2.6%
Light, refreshing & drinkable. Fruity, peach & blueberries.
44KentCascadeGoldenWest Malling4.5%
A citrusy, light and hoppy pale ale.
45leighton buzzardBig PaleGoldenleighton buzzard6.7%
Brewed with extra pale Maris Otter malt this 6.7% pale ale uses US Magnum and Simcoe hops in the boil and has been dry-hopped with Ahtanum.
46GloucesterRed Pine (UF)Red AleGloucester3.6%
Cara red malt, Centenial/Chinook.
47Little ValleyStoodley StoutStoutHebdon Bridge4.8%
A rich, dark stout containing Chocolate and Crystal malt mixed with oats and wheat. It has a rich and creamy roasted flavour with notes of orange and citrus.
48GloucesterDockside Dark (UF)StoutGloucester5.2%
A rich ale, warm, and chocolatey with a subtle sweetness.
49Magic RockCommon GroundsTriple Coffee PorterYorkshire5.4%
A smooth coffee beer; 7 different malts with 7 different coffees added at 3 different points in brewing to create a sweet toffee, rich fruit and chocolate depth, with notes of vanilla, and hazelnut.
50GloucesterGloucester GoldGoldenGloucester3.9%
A modern golden ale, distinctively crisp, hoppy, and thirst quenching.
51Millis/Dartford WobblerCuriously Dark MildMildDartford3.6%
A dark mild with a roasted malt flavour and some background fruit notes, leading to a dry after taste.
52GraftonMarmalady Orange BeerSpecialityWorksop4.8%
A deep golden coloured ale brewed with Northdown hops and then marmalade is infused with ale to give this beer its flavour.
53MoorOld Freddy WalkerOld AleBristol7.3%
The current Winter Champion Beer of Britain (this cask from the winning gyle) - a rich dark old ale reminiscent of Christmas pudding.
54HaresfootTotemAmerican IPAChesham4.5%
An American style IPA which explodes with citrusy flavour and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character.
55Nene ValleyEgyptian Cream (GF)StoutPeterborough4.5%
Velvety mouthfeel and full bodied richness created by a large variety of dark malts, flaked oats and lactose. A fruity hop bite brings balance to this creamy milk stout
56Nene ValleySupersonic (GF) (UF)SpecialityPeterborough6%
Gin & Tonic Wheat Beer. Packed full of juniper, lemon and numerous other botanicals.
57HaresfootDark CrystalMildChesham3.6%
Deep ruby red colour slightly sweet, balanced with a rye crispness. A very malty beer overall, with a strong sweet malt/ biscuit hit and a smooth finish.
58New RiverTwin SpringGoldenHoddesdon4%
Clear golden ale. Brewed with Caramalt providing mellow, caramel flavours and Wai-iti hops creating a wonderful aroma of mandarin, lemon and lime zest.
59leighton buzzardNarrow GaugeBitterleighton buzzard3.9%
This golden ale delivers a strong citrus finish and long dry bitter aftertaste thanks to the liberal use of the First Gold and Citra hops.
60New RiverBlind PoetPorterHoddesdon4.5%
Lightly smoked, dark Porter would have provided the perfect tonic for Lamb's 'blind' poet after his mishap.
61MaldonThe Hotel PorterStoutEssex4.1%
A classic style stout with a wonderful smokey tang produced by a good amount of roast barley.
62New RiverFive-Inch DropAmerican IPAHoddesdon4.6%
Five-Inch Drop is a fine India Pale Ale made with selected malts and hops from the UK, New Zealand and the USA creating fresh citrus and pine needle flavours.
63MaldonGoldGoldenEssex4.2%
Light amber with new english hops.
64Newby WykeBismarckWheatGrantham5.6%
Hazy wheat beer with melon, banana and citrus taste and aroma.
65Nene ValleySimple Pleasures (GF)GoldenPeterborough3.6%
Light clean and refreshing beer with a pleasing citrus hop aroma and flavour.
66OakhamBlue SkiesStrong AlePeterborough6%
Never a Pink Fluffy Cloud here!
67OldershawNewtons DropBitterLincolnshire4.1%
Oldershaw’s best selling beer. A copper bronze best bitter with sumptuous caramel and roasted nut malts, grassy hops and a lasting bitter finish. A widely admired ale.
68New RiverLost RiverGoldenHoddesdon4%
Dry, delicately hopped blonde is perfect company to chill out with on a lazy summer's afternoon.
69ParadigmWin WinBest BitterWatford4.2%
A smooth and well-balanced best bitter made with depth of character. English hops provide a subtle bitterness and American hops, the aroma.
70New RiverRiverbed RedRed AleHoddesdon4.2%
A full-flavoured Amber Ale made with speciality malts from Germany, balanced by a rich mix of international hops.
71ParadigmFake NewsGoldenWatford3.8%
Golden hoppy ale.
72Newby WykeOrsinoGoldenGrantham4%
A new yellow summer beer very hoppy and fruity aroma.
73PheasantryAmerican RedRed AleNewark4.4%
Big, bold American hops give this beer all the mouth watering citrus and pine flavours.
74OakhamScarlet MacawGoldenPeterborough4.4%
Made pale malts and dry hopped with Red Parrots!
75PheasantryBest BitterBest BitterNewark3.8%
This is a smooth tasting copper coloured beer, with medium bitterness and low to medium sweetness. It has a light spicy aroma.
76OakhamMK UltraGoldenPeterborough3.7%
A pale golden beer with citrus, peach and pine flavours and aromas of stone fruit and mandarin, showcasing the new Eureka hop.
77RockhopperMosaic (UF)PaleStopsley4%
Unfined pale ale using fruity Mosaic hops.
78SaffronIPABitterBishop\'s Stortford3.6%
Light golden copper ale. Smooth toffee and malt flavours with a hint of citrus spice
79OldershawSunnydazeGerman WheatLincolnshire4%
A shimmering seasonal pale-gold wheat beer. This zesty summertime treat is the perfect thirst quencher, brimming with floral and citrus notes, and with a notable orange ‘kick’.
80SaltaireRaspberry BlondeSpecialityWest Yorks4%
A refreshing blonde ale infused with a hint of raspberries.
81PrescottHill ClimbGoldenCheltenham3.8%
A wonderfully fruity and refreshing IPA. Cascade and Bobeck hops are combined with Maris otter pale malt and Torrified wheat to create our awarding winning session ale.
82TapstoneZen GardenSomerset3.6%
Easy Going Session - Cascade
83PrescottSuper 6 No.2Rye IPACheltenham4.5%
Red Rye with punchy hop flavours coming from an eclectic range of local and new world hops; Red Rye is an increasingly popular smooth drinking ale with spicy undertones complemented with an array of hops such as Chinook, Rakua and Pioneer.
84TapstoneSomaPaleSomerset3.8%
Juicy Pale - Vic Secret & Citra
85Red FoxBrewery MonkeyAmerican IPAEssex4.6%
golden beer hopped wi
86TorrsideEuro-Hop: KazbekBlondeDerbyshire4.5%
Fourth in a series of blonde ales brewed with the aim of showcasing European hops, in this case a lesser-known Polish hop called Kazbek.
87Red FoxWild FoxNew World IPAEssex4.2%
golden beer hopped wi
88TorrsideKuwa-NiwaWheatDerbyshire4.9%
Light Belgian witbier brewed with orange and lemon zest, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Perfect summery refreshment!
89TrackSonomaManchester3.8%
Sonoma is a juicy, bright, dry pale. Hopped extensively with Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops at flame out & dry hop. Designed to be a taste of sunshine with late citrus fruit aroma and finish.
90Red FoxMildMildEssex3.6%
A dark, full-flavoured mild, nutty and thick; almost reminiscent of an old ale.
91TrackKandyMilk StoutManchester6%
A Vanilla and Chocolate infused Milk Stout. Rich, with a big chocolatey finish and smooth vanilla aftertaste. We brewed this using Lactose, Madagascan Vanilla and Sri Lanken Cacao Nibs
92SaffronCitraGoldenBishop\'s Stortford3.8%
Light golden ale. Brewed with citra hops to create a grapefruit aroma with a crisp gooseberry finish
93UprisingTreason (UF)IPAWindsor5.8%
A bold, uncompromising beer, packed with hops at 4 different stages in the brewing process. Imperial and Munich malts give the beer enough body to try and tame the hop aromas jumping out of the glass.
94Tiny RebelCwtchRed AleNewport4.6%
We’ve selected some of the most aromatic and tangy hops from the other side of the pond to give this red a fresh hit that complements the caramel flavours of the malts.
95UprisingWhite Riot (UF)New World IPAWindsor5.3%
Brewed with very light malts and wheat to form a natural blonde white beer. Using the best of New World hops and the addition of Orange Zest during warm conditioning produces a really distinct aroma and flavour. It’s not an IPA and it’s not a wheat beer – but it is the best of both
96Windsor and EtonFireflyGoldenWindsor4%
A seriously blonde beer with Eureka hops giving blackcurrant & herbal notes
97Weird BeardTop Ranken BitterBelgian Bitter Pale AleLondon4.8%
Sunshine-sweet mix of summer-fruits and hops muddled with the banana and light spice quality you get of Belgian beers. This showcases “hot side” additions of whole leaf Motueka and Ella hops.
98Windsor and EtonParklifeGoldenWindsor3.2%
A refreshing light ale. We use a selection of fine New World hops including Ella giving a full, clean flavour, beautiful colour and a wonderful aroma.
99WibblersCrafty StoatStoutEssex5.3%
Brewed with six different types of malt and a huge amount of English Fuggles hops this is a dark and complex beer.