Durham Beer Festival 2013 – The beer and cider list

Durham-Beer-Fest-13DURHAM Beer Festival returns for 2013 on Wednesday 28 August, once again taking over Durham University Student’s Union for four days.

Last year saw ALLENDALE Brewery‘s END 22 named the top beer, while visitors helped raise more than £1,300 for children’s charity CLIC Sargent.

And this year Durham Camra have brought together another wide selection of cask beers, ciders and perries.

Camra members and trade guests can gain access from 4pm on Wednesday, with doors opening for all at 6pm. Then on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the festival, in Dunelm House on  New Elvet, will be open from 11am to 11pm.

Battle of the Beers

Brewery Beer ABV
Yard of Ale The Yardfarther 5.0%
Temptation Brewery Hell Hound 6.1%
Gambling Man Brewing Co Hop Shooter 6.6%
Allendale End 56 American IPA 6.0%
Sonnet 43 Brewery Citra IPA 7.0%
Durham Brewery Durham Magic 7.0%
Hill Island Up to 11 6.8%
Just A Minute IPA x 2 5.8%

County Durham beers

Black Paw 12th Man 3.9%
Black Paw Archbishop’s Ale 4.1%
Black Hill Top Busty 3.7%
Black Hill 70 Fathoms 4.0%
Consett Ale Works Cast Iron 4.1%
Consett Ale works Blast 4.3%
Durham Brewery Cloister 4.5%
Durham Brewery Bede’s Chalice 9.0%
Gambling Man Brewing Co Gambler’s Gold 4.0%
Gambling Man Brewing Co Thunee 4.3%
Hill Island Neptune’s Blonde 3.8%
Hill Island Thai Red 4.3%
Just A Minute Golden Dawn 4.3%
Just A Minute T.E.A. Break 4.5%
Leamside Brewery Resolution 4.5%
Leamside Brewery Five Quarter 4.5%
Sonnet 43 Brewery Steam Beer 3.8%
Sonnet 43 Brewery Insular Art 4.9%
The Stables Brewery Bobby Dazzler 4.2%
The Stables Brewery Beamish Burn 4.2%
Yard of Ale Surtee’s Gold 4.0%
Yard of Ale 5 Yards On 5.0%

North East beers

Allendale Golden Plover 4.0%
Allendale Adder Lager 5.0%
Anarchy Rough Justice 4.5%
Anarchy Crime Scene 5.5%
Big Lamp Big Lamp Bitter 3.9%
Hadrian Border Tyneside Light Ale 3.5%
Hadrian Border Coast to Coast 4.4%
High House Farm Matfen Magic 4.8%
Jarrow Jarrow Bitter 3.8%
Maxim Stampede 3.9%
Maxim Swedish Blonde 4.2%
Maxim Maximus 6.0%
Mordue Belma Red 5.0%
Tyne Bank Tropical Haze 4.0%
Tyne Bank Silver Dollar 4.9%
Wylam Bohemia 4.6%

Other beers

Bradfield Brewery Farmer’s Blonde 4.0%
Hop Studio XP 4.0%
Hop Studio Porter 4.3%
Hop Studio Obsidian 5.0%
Idle Brewery Idle Sod 4.2%
Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2%
Leeds Brewery Yorkshire Gold 4.0%
Leeds Brewery Midnight Bell 4.8%
Roosters Wild Mule 3.9%
Roosters White Rose 4.0%
Rudgate Viking 3.8%
Rudgate Grain of Britain 4.0%
Treboom Brewery Drum Beat 3.8%
Treboom Brewery Kettle Drum 4.3%
York Brewery Guzzler 3.9%
York Brewery Centurion’s Ghost 5.4%
Yorkshire Dales Brewery Buckden Pike 3.8%
Yorkshire Dales Brewery Muker Silver 4.1%
Wentworth WPA (Wentworth Pale Ale) 4.0%
Axeholme Plum Dunkelweizen 4.7%
Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6%
Thornbridge Jaipur 5.9%
Exmoor Stag 5.2%
Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8%
Adnams Broadside 4.7%
Brentwood Brewery BBC 2 (Brentwood Brewing Company) 2.5%
Brentwood Brewery Brentwood Blonde 3.8%
Brentwood Brewery Summer Virgin 4.5%
Growler Brewery Growler Bitter 3.9%
Growler Brewery Essex Border 4.8%
Growler Brewery Hound Dog 4.2%
Growler Brewery Gladness 4.2%
Rail Ale Brewery  
Growler Brewery Old Growler 5.0%
Mersea Island Yo Boy 3.8%
Mersea Island Island Gold 4.5%
Mersea Island Skippers 4.8%
Mighty Oak Brewery Oscar Wild 3.7%
Mighty Oak Brewery Kings 4.2%
Mighty Oak Brewery Ginger Mushroom 4.3%
Pitfield Organic Brewery Pitfield Bitter 3.7%
Pitfield Organic Brewery Eco Warrior 4.5%
Pitfield Organic Brewery Red Ale 4.8%
Grafters Brewery Moonlight 3.6%
Grafters Brewery Luvly Jubblies 4.2%
Grafters Brewery Wobble Gob 4.9%
Newby Wyke Slip Way 4.2%
Newby Wyke Bear Island 4.6%
Newby Wyke White Squal 4.8%
Oldeshaw Brewery Mobray’s Mash 3.7%
Oldeshaw Brewery Heavenly Blonde 3.8%
Oldeshaw Brewery Great Expectations 4.2%
Riverside Brewery Major 3.9%
Riverside Brewery Glory Hunter 4.3%
Riverside Brewery Liquid Gold 4.5%
8 Sail Brewery Damson Porter 5.0%
8 Sail Brewery Black Widow 5.5%
8 Sail Brewery John Barleycorn 5.5%
Tom Wood Brewery Lincoln Gold 4.0%
Tom Wood brewery Bomber County 4.8%
Tom Wood Brewery Imp Stout 4.8%
Vale Brewery Gravitas 4.8%
Tring Brewery Moongazing 4.3%
Kirby Longsdale Radical Red 4.2%
Thwaites Wainwright 4.0%
Grafton Brewery Lady Ruby 4.5%
Milestone Brewery Loxley Ale 4.2%
Springhead Roaring Meg 5.5%
Welbeck Abbey Henrietta 3.6%
Loddon Ferryman’s Gold 4.4%
Townhouse Enigma 3.5%
Foxfield The Duke 5.0%
Hawkshead Windermere Pale 3.5%


Foxfield Roast Walnut Stout 6.9%
Temptation Temptation Blonde Ale 4.2%
Three Kings Jingling Geordie 4.9%
Three Kings Sparrow Hawk 4.9%


Producer Cider
Ampleforth Ampleforth
Border Orchards Dry
Broadoak Pheasant Plucker
Broadoak Bristol Port
Celtic Marches Thundering Molly
Chants Badgers Spit
Dove Syke Ribble Valley Dabinett
Ermie & Gertie Sweet
Gwatkins Foxwhelp
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury
Malvern Magic Sweet
Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground
Orchard Pig Navelgazer
Orgasmic Cider Medium
Rathays Old Goat Medium
Ross on Wye Cask Conditioned
Sandford Orchards Shaky Bridge
Severn Cider Sweet
Skidbrooke Cyder Farmhouse Sweet
Snail’s Bank Tumbledown Sweet
Springherne Medium
Ty Bryn Sunset
Tyne Cider Toddle Pip
Wilces Cider Wilces Cider
Wilkins Cider Medium


Producer Perry
Broadoak Premium Perry
Cornish Orchards Perry
Gwatkins Squeal Pig
Oliver’s Cider & Perry Perry
Perry’s Farmhouse Cider Sweet
Swallowfields Wonkey Donkey
Ty Bryn Lazy Daze
Swallowfields Painted Lady
Hecks Blakeney Red
Mr Whitehead’s Novo Pyrus


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