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The Beer 2019

2019 Beer Menu

There are 16 real ales and 3 draft ciders available across the festival venues - The Village Hall and The Selborne Arms.

Crafty Brewing co
A chesnut ale.
Selborne Arms
Fallen Acorn
She Sings Sea Shanties
A light and low-abv, we've brewed this new session pale ale at scale as a seasonal with the plan for it to join our Session range later in the summer.
Village Hall
A dry, hoppy traditional bitter with a light bronze colour. Excellent on its own and particularly good with food.
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’.
Village Hall
Itchen Valley
Hampshire Rose
Henry V awarded a rose to the Archers of Hampshire on the battlefield of Agincourt. Visually tempting, Rose is a carefully selected blend of Maris Otter and chocolate malt. Brewed using a heady mix of six hops producing a truly hoppy finish, worthy of any Kings’ approval.
Village Hall
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."
Village Hall
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.
Village Hall
Ferryman's Gold
Golden, smooth, aromatic and zesty. Brewed using Slovenian Stryian Golding hops which impart a zesty Lime flavour. The mix of Cara malt and Wheat malt give a smooth, creamy body to the beer.
Selborne Arms
Single-hopped ale. Soft on the palate, copper coloured, subtle fruity sweetness with bitter finish. Nicely balanced, smooth ale.
Village Hall
Farmer's Best
A classic dark amber ale with a delicate rounded flavour - the perfect session ale!
Selborne Arms
Red Cat
Very light straw colour, easy drinking session beer. Quite fruity, using a range of modern hops to give gentle citrus notes. Our best selling cask beer.
Village Hall
Palmerston's Folly
Named after the Portsdown Hill forts. Ironically, not a single gun was ever fired from any of these hill forts in anger. By the time construction of the forts was finally completed in 1868, France clearly had no intentions of making war on Britain and the forts had only limited strategic use. Ever since then this massive scheme of fortifications has become known as "Palmerston's Folly."
Selborne Arms
Triple fff
Apache Rose Peacock
A soft refreshing bitter with American Cluster hops to wake up your taste buds. Initial summer fruit flavours recede to hints of blackcurrant with a gentle bitterness, a name so unusual you’ve just got to try the beer!
Village Hall
Triple fff
Day is Done
It's beer o’clock! A golden ale with low bitterness to quench your thirst after the day is done. A piney, resinous hop aroma with citrusy grapefruit and orange flavours from the US Amarillo and Simcoe hops, balanced by a light sweetness from the Munich and Crystal malts.
Selborne Arms


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