The Beer 2017

2017 Beer Menu

There are 23 real ales and 2 draft ciders available across the festival venues - The Village Hall and The Selborne Arms.

Ballards
Golden Bine
A lovely golden yellow beer with floral lemon fragrance and soft citrus flavours and a sharp dry finish. Brewed with Pearl malt and a touch of wheat, combined with Golding and Fuggle hops.
3.8%
Selborne Arms
Bowman
Meon Valley Bitter
Ruby, malty ale with hoppy overtones.
3.9%
Selborne Arms
Broken Bridge
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
A clean, smooth American style pale ale brewed with rye, Vienna and caramel malts. Classic American hops of Cascade, Chinook and Summit are used throughout the boil to bring spiced orange, pink grapefruit, berry and pine hop flavours, backed up in aroma by a very hefty dry hop, with a slightly bitter, peppery rye finish.
5%
Village Hall
Crafty Brewing co
Hop Tipple
India Pale Ale. Maris Otter and Munich malts from Britain and Germany provide a platform from which the Cascade and Chinook hops shine out. Dry hopping adds a bold finish to this thoroughly thirst-quenching golden coloured beer. Hop Tipple won a Gold Medal at the Society of Independent Brewers(SIBA) 2017 South East Awards.
4.2%
Village Hall
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
Fallen Acorn
Expedition IPA
A classic India Pale Ale. Dry. marmalade. lingering bitterness. Initially dry and bitter, full flavoured and complex grapefruit and citrus notes follow,which leaves a lingering bitterness on the palate. A classic in it's style.
5.5%
Selborne Arms
Fallen Acorn
Twisted Oak
A mid brown session ale with complex malt sweetness. Toffee. fruity, caramel notes. Initially malty giving way to a lingering bitterness and a long hoppy finish.
4%
Village Hall
Flowerpots
Cosmic
TBA
4.5%
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%
Selborne Arms
Goddards
Fuggle-Dee-Dum
A chestnut, tawny red Premium Ale. Brewed with Roasted Malts and English Fuggles Hops, to give a smoky, spicy hoppiness on the nose, leading to a molasses, nutty palate with a light fruity hop dryness
4.8%
Village Hall
Hammerpot
Northbrook Harvest
TBC.
4.8%
Village Hall
Hogs Back
Green TEA
A hyper local traditional English Ale, the first harvest brew with fresh green Fuggles hops from Surrey, picked on the morning of brewing.
4.2%
Selborne Arms
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
Pride of the Valley
Back in the day when beers used to be more traditional and had traditional names. We like this. And as we are now old (20 years!!) we wish to keep it simple with this one. Wholesome sweetness from good old Cara Gold, marvellous Maris Otter, noble English hops and a lingering maltiness.
3.8%
Village Hall
Langham
Halfway to Heaven
Auburn/chestnut colour. H2H is well balanced between crisp biscuity maltiness and a citrus and fruit hop character with a hint of bitterness in the finish
3.5%
Selborne Arms
Langham
Hip Hop
Exactly what it says on the clip. Following in the modern tradition of blonde strongly hopped beers. A classic blonde beer - clean and crisp. The nose is loaded with floral hop aroma while the pale malt flavour is overtaken by a pleasing dry and bitter finish.
4%
Village Hall
Longdog
Golden Poacher
Golden Poacher is the perfect thirst quencher. Bravo and Gallena hops all the way through, this beer has bags of aroma with crisp citrus coming through in spades. Magnificently hoppy, you'll find yourself swirling and sniffing this beer all the way to the last drop.
3.9%
Village Hall
Milk Street
Funky Monkey
Award winning Fruity Refreshing Ale with hints of Citrus.
4%
Village Hall
Milk Street
The Usual
A smooth malty beer with hints of Stone Fruit.
4.4%
Selborne Arms
Suthwyk
Hop & Glory
Taste of sweet malt, then a bitter dryness. A malty, rich beer with some fig fruit flavour and great balance of bittering hop.
4.5%
Selborne Arms
Suthwyk
Skew
Begins its nurtured life when we carefully sow the barley seed during early spring in the light chalky soil of 'SKEW FIELD'. The south-facing slope of the field ensures that every hour of sunshine is captured to produce a plump golden grain. Grain so admired by the Institute of Brewers that it has been awarded the 'Best Spring Barley in the South-East of England'.
4.6%
Village Hall
Triple fff
Alton Pride
A traditional English bitter brewed using water from the Hampshire chalk hills. Full and clean tasting, initially malty then tangerine fruit and resinous hop build to a quenching bitter finish. Camra Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2008.
3.8%
Selborne Arms
Triple fff
Distant Sun
Extra Pale Ale. New Zealand hops feature massively in this pale straw coloured beer that uses a 50/50 blend of ale and lager malts. Wakatu, Rakau and Green Bullet hops supply the senses with a hint of pine, fresh apricot and freshly zested lime. Refreshingly bitter, the perfect quencher!
5%
Village Hall

Ciders

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