The Beer 2015 Archive

There will be 32 real ales available across the three festival venues - The Village Hall, The Selborne Arms and The Queens.

We have tried to pick a good range of styles, strengths and flavours so hopefully there's something for everyone!

Andwell
Ruddy Darter
This ale is named after a deep red dragon fly found in local rivers and wetlands. The beer uses malted rye to create its characteristic ruby glow.
4.6%
Village Hall
Ballards
Wild
A blend of Midhurst Mild and Wassail, this porter combines the dark smoky aromas of our Mild with the rich fruity flavours of Wassail. A warming beer for chilly evenings in spring or autumn.
4.7%
Selborne Arms
Bowman
Wallops Wood
A light chestnut in colour which puts it into the 'brown beer' category. As far as flavour goes, it tends rather more towards the malt than the hops, though there is a pleasing hop taste right at the finish. The aroma is light and pleasant.
4.0%
Village Hall
Bowman
Yumi
Originating from the ancient Japanese Samurai warriors, a powerful bamboo long bow, with an off-centre grip. A pale golden hoppy ale.
3.9%
Selborne Arms
Dark Star
Hophead
An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.
3.8%
Village Hall
Flowerpots
Perridge Pale
A light straw colour with a subtle twist of citrus hop. A very refreshing beer with a perfect clean finish.
3.6%
Village Hall
Flowerpots
Bitter
A dry, hoppy traditional bitter with a light bronze colour. Excellent on its own and particularly good with food.
3.8%
The Queens
Frensham
Forager
A rich and delightfully refreshing copper coloured ale, with an earthy spring in its step. A complex floral aroma, with hints of a forest glade leads to subtle oak/vanilla notes, offset with a caramel/spicy hop balance.
4.5%
Village Hall
Frensham
Rambler
A golden refreshing session ale, fruity hops with an oak edge give rise to a satisfying bitterness. A well rounded and interesting combination of both floral and hop aromas make for an easy light beer.
3.9%
Selborne Arms
Goddards
Ducks Folly
A dark amber, traditionally brewed strong English Ale. Hopped with Goldings and Fuggles to give a spicy aroma, full bodied, with a complex sweetness to complement the hoppy dry finish.
5.2%
Village Hall
Hammerpot
Madgwick Gold
A golden ale with a fresh citrus spice hop flavour and nose. Very drinkable with a refreshing thirst quenching finish. Celebrating the Madgwick Cup and the famous Goodwood Corner.
5.0%
Village Hall
Hammerpot
HPA
A light, golden, tangy pale ale with a full, fresh hop flavour.
4.1%
The Queens
Havant
Decided
Traditional Pale Ale. Clean, Crisp & Dry with a Florial Bouquet.
3.8%
Village Hall
Hogs Back
England’s Glory
Easy drinking but with bags of taste, England’s Glory has strong robust malty tones with slight citrus hints - often described as ‘caramel orange’.
4.4%
Village Hall
Hogs Back
Surrey Nirvana
A drier, golden brew with Cascade, Centennial and local Surrey hops. Hoppy with strong citrus and floral notes on the nose. Light in body, with well-balanced hoppy and citrus flavours.
4.0%
Selborne Arms
Hogs Back
Traditional English Ale
A ‘Classic Best Bitter’ - The brewery’s flagship ale, amber in colour with a hoppy and slightly fruity aroma supported by malt in the taste. A well-crafted, bittersweet beer with a long dry finish.
4.2%
The Queens
Irving
Captain B
A Festival special Spiced Rum Ale that started as a joke! "I will NEVER do a beer called Captain B.........!" said Malc,.. er’ this strong sweet and spicy taste of the Caribbean proves otherwise. Flavours of Cinnamon and Vanilla dominate with dark sugar notes.
5.3%
Village Hall
Itchen Valley
Belgarum
Named as a tribute to the Roman province of Venta Belgarum, better known today as Winchester. The hop’s flavours are full and juicy but the key to Belgarum is the sweetest of Hampshire honey, offset by elderflower, creating an addictively smooth pint.
3.9%
Village Hall
Langham
Black Swallow
Fermented longer for a delicious smoother taste, a supremely hoppy black IPA. A complex taste extravaganza, Black Swallow masterfully combines bitter chocolate flavours with toffee undertones.
6.0%
Village Hall
Longdog
Bunny Chaser
A dark copper coloured beer with plenty of malt in the mouth and a good whack of bitterness from traditonally English hops. Thirst quencingly bitter but light in alcohol, Bunny Chaser makes the perfect quaffing beer.
3.6%
Selborne Arms
Mash Brewery
Copper
3.9%
Village Hall
Red Cat Brewing
Prowler Pale
With a very light straw colour, this is an easy drinking session beer. It is quite fruity, using a range of modern hops to give light citrus notes.
3.6%
Selborne Arms
Ringwood
Boondoggle
A hoppy aroma with a citrus punch. A blonde and luscious ale - the perfect excuse. Brewed with the finest English Pale Malt, First Gold and Fuggles Hops.
4.2%
Selborne Arms
Sharps
Doom Bar
An aroma of resinous hop, sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. A balanced, complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The finish is dry and refreshing.
4.3%
The Queens
Surrey Hills
Shere Drop
Pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry.
4.2%
Village Hall
Suthwyk
V.E. Day
A combination of malts for a full-bodied flavour. Traditional English hops give a soft bitterness and spicy aroma.
4.5%
Selborne Arms
Triple fff
Smells Like Team Spirit
A very special English Ale with a unique depth of flavour and aroma by being late hopped with masses of freshly harvested green hops picked only 24hrs before the brew day.
4.8%
Village Hall
Triple fff
Citra Sonic
Copper coloured and single hopped with Citra hops. Super aromatic grapefruit and pine aroma with some sweet malt followed by the flavour of pineapple more grapefruit and tropical fruits. Big and pungent with a robust bitterness.
4.1%
Selborne Arms
Triple fff
Alton Pride
A traditional English bitter. Full and clean tasting, initially malty then tangerine fruit and resinous hop build to a quenching bitter finish.
3.8%
The Queens
Triple fff
Moondance
Amber coloured best bitter with copious amounts of American Cascade hops. Wonderfully aromatic floral nose balanced by a gentle bitterness with a hint of sweetness.
4.2%
The Queens
Upham
Tipster
Golden and light with refreshing citrus notes that complement the smooth bitterness.
3.6%
Village Hall
Wychwood
Dirty Tackle
Avoid the scrum & make sure you score an early try as our most popular seasonal ale makes a winning return. A full-bodied malty beer with a clean citrus aroma tackles your taste buds & kicks its opponents into touch.
4.0%
Selborne Arms

Ciders 2015

Mr Whitehead Strawberry Cider
4.0% The Village Hall

Mr Whitehead Cirrus Minor
A light summer cider made from a varying blend of apples with a lower sugar content, including Royal Gala, Braeburn, Spartan and Lord Lambourne."
5.1% The Village Hall

Hogs Back Hazy Hog
A full flavoured cider made traditionally by adding back the bittersweet apple juice at the end of the oak barrel fermentation, which creates the “Cidre Doux” style of Brittany/Normandy. Cloudy, gently sparkling and wonderfully “appley”.
5.0% Selborne Arms

Mr Whitehead Newton’s Discovery (bottled)
3.8% Selborne Arms

Mr Whitehead Heart of Hampshire (bottled)
6.0% Selborne Arms

Mr Whitehead Cirrus Minor (bottled)
5.1% The Village Hall

Mr Whitehead Boxing Dog (bottled)
7.5% Selborne Arms

Mr Whitehead Midnight Special (bottled)
5.0% Selborne Arms