Burton BeerFestival2018

The BSHG Beer Festival

Friday the 31st of August to Sunday the 2nd of September

Beer Fest 2016
The BSHG Beer Festival 2016

With the growing success of our previous Beer Festivals the event is now an annual fixture on the BSHG calendar. This year's festival will be held over the weekend starting on Friday the 31st of August 2018 until Sunday the 2nd at our local Ferry House Pub. We are looking to again extend our bar area so all 20 beers will be on hand pumps to ensure you enjoy your ale at its very best. There will also be new branded glasses especially for the festival which visitors can purchase and keep to take away after the event. These were kindly sponsored by Crawfords Shooting Supplies.

Our Sponsors

Here is a list of our sponsors who have generously donated to the Beer Festival so far.

Full Barrel Sponsors

  • Crawford Tool Hire

  • Spav-Inns

  • Steve Peace Joinery

  • Westlands Club

Half Barrel Sponsors

Quarter Barrel Sponsors

  • Common Side Fishery

The Beers

We have hand picked 20 fine beers and 10 ciders from 24 different breweries for your enjoyment. See the full line up and tasting notes below.

Name Colour / Style Tasting Notes % ABV Brewery
Absolution Mid Straw A deceptively easy-drinking strong beer, subtle and easy-going, fruity and gorgeous. 5.3 Abbeydale
Sheffield
Battle Axe Chestnut Brown Smooth, malty, nutty. A robust and smooth drinking premium bitter. 4.2 Rudgate
York
Beachcomber Golden Ale Citrus aroma and refreshing zesty taste. 4.0 Westgate
Wakefield
Black Dragon Rich Golden Cider This medium dry cider has quite a following amongst the most descerning cider drinkers. It is rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh, fruity aroma. 7.2 Gwynt Y Ddraig
Pontypridd
Black Sheep Best Golden Bitter Session bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste.Grassy fresh with plenty of peppery hop. 3.8 Black Sheep
Masham
Bluebeary Golden 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. 4.5 Beartown
Congleton
CF219 Golden CF219 hops are so new to commercial production they have not yet been officially named. We're told to expect a vibrant hit of hedgerow fruit with some supporting floral, spicy charactar on the aftertaste. 4.2 York Brewery
York
Classic Blonde Blonde Pale, straw colour, fruity aroma with light spicy taste 3.9 Westgate
Wakefield
Cocoa Wonderland Black Cocoa Wonderland is a full bodied, robust porter with natural mocha malt flavours from the complex malt grist, complementing the decadent additions of real chocolate to the maturation process. 6.8 Thornbridge
Derbyshire
Cunning Stunt Golden Amber coloured single-hop beer brewed with American Willamette hops. The rub of the hops gives an estery/blackcurrant/herbal aroma. 4.3 Fuzzy Duck
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
DCUK Pale Ale A great aroma and powerful upfront hoppy bitterness give way to an explosion of citrus and pine flavours. A full on hop attack not for the faint hearted! 4.3 Dancing Duck
Derby
Elderflower G & T Flavoured Cider Subtle apple aromas mixed with a delicate bitterness from the G&T and a fruity sweetness from the Elderflower. Perfect English Refreshment. 4.0 Snails Bank
Herefordshire
Ginger & Chilli Spiced Cider An initial nose into the glass reveals the scrumptious mix of citrus and orchard apple. Sweet ginger and honey layers saddle up to the fruit in the first sip, whilst the sneaky chilli moseys along shortly to set your trotters tingling. 4.0 Orchard Pig
West Bradley
Ginger Bear Spiced Ale The flavours from the malt and hops blend with the added bite from the root ginger to produce a superbly quenching finish. 4.0 Beartown
Congleton
Haven Amber Amber Ale with hoppy citrus flavour with hints of toffee. Packs a hoppy kick from the late addition of Chinook hops. 4.2 Bude Brewery
Bude
Jaipur Pale A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish. 5.9 Thornbridge
Derbyshire
Lancaster Blonde Blonde A vivid golden bitter with real taste and an aromatic impact. The initial bitterness is followed by a surprising sweetness culminating in a long dry finish. Slightly citrus and delicate earthy aromas. 4.1 Lancaster Brewery
Lancashire
Lighthouse Amber Amber-coloured with a light fragrance, lovely malt flavours and long hoppy after-palate. This beer is a traditional pale ale brewed with traditional ingredients. 3.4 Adnams
Southwald
Lilly The Pink Medium fruity cider A medium fruity cider with a gorgeous pink hue, made from 100% cider apples, has an intense fruity aroma, very drinkable! 4.5 Celtic Marches
Bishops Frome
Mango Slightly orange cider Traditional cider with a hint of Mango. The exotic taste of mango is fused with our traditional cider to produce the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. 4.0 Thirsty Farmer
Sutton Bonnington
Old Legover Brown Ale Fruit and floral aromas and tastes of mature fruits and a slight nuttiness are rounded off with a lingering hop and bitter aftertaste. 4.1 Daleside
Harrogate
Orange & Pineapple Fruit Cider A taste of summer in a glass! Packed full of Oranges & Pineapples mixed with a thirst quenching special blend of cider apples. 4.0 Thirsty Farmer
Sutton Bonnington
Original Cider Traditional Sparkling Cider A Classic farmhouse cider made with a blend of Scottish apples. The 6 month maturation makes it refreshing, smooth and fruity. 6.2 Thistly Cross
Dunbar
Rhubarb Fruit Cider A real apple cider infused with tart Rhubarb and blended with vanilla for a smooth session cider. 4.0 Snails Bank
Herefordshire
Salem Porter Black A porter with a dry roast, nutty palate and rich malty aftertaste. 4.7 Batemans
Wainfleet All Saints
Screech Owl IPA Powerful and quite citrussy with a nice combination of floral and savoury hoppy notes, with some nice chunky bitterness. 5.5 Castle Rock
Nottingham
Strawberry Still Fruit Cider A sweet berry burst which sublimely compliments the refreshing bite on an apple in this moreish juicy cider. 4.0 Lilleys Cider
Forme
Temple Moon Still Cider, Mid Straw A crisp light thirst quenching still cyder with a beautiful floral aroma and a pleasing fresh apple tasting finish. It has a light slightly sweet palate, pleasantly astringent with a racy acidity providing excellent drinkability. 5.8 Aspall
Debenham
Trooper Golden Ale Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon. 4.7 Robinsons
Stockport
WPA Pale Ale The traditional hop feel then gives way to minted grassy notes which, balanced by the biscuit malts gives our WPA its unique zesty finish and fruity citrus aroma. 4.6 Flying Monk
Malmesbury
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