Beer, Cider & other beverages

The 2019 beer and cider list is now ready. New breweries include Mile Tree, Buntingford and Oakham Ales. New ciders from Cambridge Cider Company, So Cider and Simon's Cider (all local).

We also have a dedicated Pimms tent area which also offers Prosecco, G&T's, red and white wine. Soft drinks are also available around the festival.

2019 Beer List

1MeditationTurpins Brewery, Cambridge4.3%
Easy drinking and refreshing pale ale with floral and citrus notes. 
2Cambridge Black ⓥTurpins Brewery, Cambridge4.6%
The Cambridge Black is a tribute to all things Cambridge. Its bold flavours, dark colours and smooth finish create a beer that emulates that Cambridge perfection 
3Strawberry HazeTurpins Brewery, Cambridge3.9%
A smooth, refreshing beer with citrus and hoppy aromas, tropical fruit and pine flavours and a subtle hint of strawberries.
4Whifford CitraboltPapworth Brewery, Papworth3.8%
Refreshing lemon and grapefruit aromas and flavours dominate initially giving way to a lasting dry, bitter aftertaste
5Crystal ShipPapworth Brewery, Papworth4.2%
A classic English Golden Ale with a subtle malt aroma and strong hop finish from Golding hops.
6Red KitePapworth Brewery, Papworth4.75%
A full bodies ruby IPA - a long and strong hop finish bursting with tropical fruit flavours from gartuitous overuse of hops.
7Citra IPAOakham Ales4.2%
Light gold in colour, bursting with citrus and tropical hop flavours and sensationally refreshing. The original UK Citra.
8JHBOakham Ales3.8%
Light gold in colour, distinctively smooth, with citrus fruitiness and a refreshing hoppy finish.
9Scarlet MacawOakham Ales4.4%
 Exciting, fruity hop flavours and an intensely refreshing bitterness that’s as sharp as a Macaw’s screech!
10Juice Rocket ⓥThree Blind Mice Brewery, Little Downham, Cambs.4.5%
A juicy hoppy session I.P.A. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra & Columbus 
11Lonely SnakeThree Blind Mice Brewery, Little Downham, Cambs.3.5%
A Very Hoppy session pale.
12PekkoThree Blind Mice Brewery, Little Downham, Cambs.4.2%
Single hop Pekko pale ale
13Wilburton WobblerMilton Brewery, Cambs.0%
Festival Special, not available elsewhere, deceptively potent!
14SpartaMilton Brewery, Cambs.4.3%
Refreshing pale bitter. Packed with hop flavours and crisp bitterness. Part of the Ancient Cities range of beers.
15PsycheMilton Brewery, Cambs.4.2%
Strong flavours from bags of Nelson Sauvin hops, this golden bitter has a rounded palette and a smooth finish. Part of the Specials range of beers.
16DionysusMilton Brewery, Cambs.3.8%
Straw coloured bitter, powerfully hoppy, with a fine citrus finish. Our 501st brew.
17AphroditeMilton Brewery, Cambs.3.8%
Crisp pale gold coloured bitter, attractive orange flavours persist in a lasting finish
18JustinianMilton Brewery, Cambs.3.9%
Crisp pale bronze-coloured bitter. Attractive bitter orange flavours persist into a satisfying lasting finish.
19Black Hole StoutMoonshine5%
Full bodied stout with a complex malt profile. The roasted flavours are rich, smooth and long-lasting.
20Trumpington TippleMoonshine3.6%
A deep amber ale which has medium malt flavours. Boasts a fragrant hoppy aroma and a pleasant hop bite from the addition of  Challenger, Columbus and Cascade hops.
21Tranquillity Moonshine4.9%
Cask conditioned Pilsner
22Wobbly AssMile Tree5.6%
Brewed for the Wonky Donkey micropub, Peterborough.Robust old ale with a warming mixed dark fruit malt flavour.
23Citra BlondeMile Tree3.7%
Refreshing blonde ale with subtle hints of melon and a clean light lemon flavour.
24MosaicaMile Tree4.2%
Pale gold/blonde hoppy ale brewed with Golden Naked Oats and Oat malt for a full-bodied smooth malt flavour.Hops used were US Mosaic, Citra, Columbus and Ekuanot giving tropical fruit hop aromas and flavours.
Bright gold ale with a tasty hop kick!
Gentle quaffing bitter, well balanced malt and hops, cracking session beer!
27Polar StarBuntingford4.4%
Hoppy, pale golden best bitter (yep, we're still working on this!)
28WilbrahamCrafty Beers4.1%
Amber ale with rich malt flavours and good balancing bitterness. Subtle hop aroma with the characteristic earthy notes of Fuggles
29Sauvignon Blonde ⓥCrafty Beers4.4%
An aromatic golden ale showcasing the very popular Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand
30American Pale Ale ⓥCrafty Beers4%
Abundantly dry-hopped APA with plenty of America's favourite hops
31Hop ParadeCrafty Beers5%
Single batch brews - pale ales featuring various aromatic hops.
32Luna LighteningDownham Isle Brewery4.2%
Starting with a clean bitter taste this light-coloured beer has a low malt profile and great hoppy taste from East Kent Golding hops, bitter finish. Very drinkable. Lunar Pale Ale!
33Ely Goose (Vg)Downham Isle Brewery4.9%
A modern take on an American - IPA, a powerful ale, light golden colour, good mouth feel, great flavour profile of malt and hops, finishing with a dry finish
34Duneham Ale (Vg)Downham Isle Brewery4.5%
IBU 40 A copper coloured ale, with a background malt undertone , and dry aromatic finish provided by Liberty hops.
35Apollo IIRocket Ales3.9%
Apollo Hops so a Fruity Hoppy Brew
36Space Shuttle BrownRocket Ales3.6%
Nutty Brown Ale
37Congrieve IPARocket Ales3.6%
 Nice session IPA very traditional taste without the strength
A pale ale, packed with a smooth citrus punch. Balanced dry pine and zesty flavour throughout that finishes with a robust long bitterness.
Lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Light blonde ale, deep with flavour. Lemon and lime bates the palate to a lengthy mellowed finish.
A single hop pale blonde, has bags of personality with bold mango, peach, lemon and pine flavours and a dry hoppy finish.

2019 Bottles non Alcoholic

1Ghost Ship ZeroAdnams0.5%
All the same flavours and aromas as Ghost Ship 4.5% but is no apparition, treating pale ale lovers to 100% of the taste at 0.5% abv - spooky!

2019 Cider List

1Rhubarb Wilburbeast ⓥ(G)Spinney Abbey, Wicken, Cambs4%
A fruity sweet Cider made with Rhubarb especially to celebrate Wilburton's 20th … Winner of the Overall trophy for best drink at the festival in 2018
2Monk and Disorderly ⓥ(G)Spinney Abbey, Wicken, Cambs5.6%
A light Medium-sweet cider brewed at Spinney Abbey Farm, close to the old abbey with its connections to the Cromwell family
3Virgin on the Ridiculous ⓥ(G)Spinney Abbey, Wicken, Cambs5.6%
A Medium cider brewed at Spinney Abbey Farm, close to the old abbey with its connections to the Cromwell family
4Dirty Habit ⓥ(G)Spinney Abbey, Wicken, Cambs4%
Sweet fruity cider 
5Oliver's Sweetheart  ⓥ(G)Cromwell, Hemmingford Grey6.5%
Similar to Cromwell's popular "Oliver's Choice" , a traditional medium sweet cider, light in colour with a slight residual sparkle.
6Oliver's Pinky  ⓥ(G)Cromwell, Hemmingford Grey6.5%
A limited edition Cider , matured in Red wine Oak Casks, taking on some of the flavour and character of the Red wine and Oak
7Cavalier's Perry ⓥ(G)Cromwell, Hemmingford Grey6.5%
Made from Conference and Comice Pears that are allowed to fully ripen on the tree to produe a light and bright medium perry.
8Oliver's Session ⓥ(G)Cromwell, Hemmingford Grey4.5%
A traditional medium dry cider, based on Cromwell's popular "Olivers Choice" but with a reduced Alcohol content. An excellent thirst quencher for those hot summer days.
9Downham Tickle  ⓥ(G)Downham Cider, Downham6%
This medium cider made using three varieties of apple's grown in Downham Market gives us a mature crisp tasting cider
10Jonagold ⓥ(G)Downham Cider, Downham6%
This Cider has a golden haze and is produced using a single variety of apple; it is only made in a year when the fruit is really good.  Aged for two years, the taste is rich with bittersweet fruit.
11Bourbon Cask ⓥ(G)Downham Cider, Downham6%
A light, medium dry cider, matured in bourbon oak casks producing a long-lasting smokey flavour
12Basher ⓥ(G)Downham Cider, Downham6.8%
A rustic cider made with bittersweet apples, slightly sweet with a dry finish
13Get SlaughteredHereward, Ely6.5%
A Sweet traditionally produced cider with a hearty kick
14Angry WaspThe Cambridge Cider Co6.5%
An Eastern Style dry still cider, fermented to bone dry using Champagne yeast it has a big fruity flavour with an acidic bite
15Scratter's RewardThe Cambridge Cider Co6.8%
A medium cider made with a blend of Cox and Bramley apples with a hint of natural effervescence
16Much MerrimentThe Cambridge Cider Co6.5%
Made using a mix of culinary and dessert apples producing a sweet, fruity and easy drinking cider cider 
17CantabulousThe Cambridge Cider Co6.7%
A medium cider made with a blend of Dabinett and Cox apples, lightly tannic
18Barrel No. 3 DrySO Cider6.8%
Made using local apples with naturally high tannin levels this traditionally brewed cider has a dry, refreshing sharpness.
19Setbroad Farm SweetSO Cider6.5%
A Traditionally brewed full bodied sweet cider
20Sweet P Simon's Cider5.6%
A traditional East Anglian Medium Sweet cider produced using Sweet desert apples
21Cambridgeshire Crispin SVSimon's Cider6.2%
A light, refreshing and fruity, Traditionally brewed, East Anglian medium SV cider produced using locally grown Crispin Apples
22Gibson's PerrySimon's Cider6.4%
A traditionally brewed, sweet, 50:50 conference and wilding Pear Perry. Current East Anglian Champion Perry.

2019 Other drinks

A true taste of summer, served with lemonade and a fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries
A lively, refreshing wine full of bright citrus fruit flavours with background floral notes
Gin Trophy Winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013. This aromatic gin is infused with six botanicals creating classic notes of juniper alongside sweet orange and hibiscus.
4Raspberry Gin ⓥEly Gin30%
From the moment the bottle is opened, the delicious summer aroma of raspberries assails the nose. On the tongue, it is the raspberries that hit first: sweet, but not overpoweringly so; the “kick” from the juniper berries in the gin then follows through to give a delicious warmth at the back of the tongue.
5Rhubarb Gin ⓥEly Gin30%
Fresh tangy rhubarb, complimented by notes of Ugandan vanilla and with just the right amount of sweetness, this gin is great served with tonic and best shared with friends.
6Pink Grapefruit Gin ⓥEly Gin30%
Re-live the glamour of the 1920’s with this full-flavoured medium-sweet grapefruit gin made using whole, fresh, pink grapefruits.
7Lemon Gin ⓥEly Gin30%
Gin with lemon is a classic combination. We use fresh lemons (approximately one whole lemon in each large bottle) to give an intense lemon flavour, then temper it with just a touch of sugar. The end result has been desribed as bold, zesty and refreshing. We just find it particularly more-is.
8Afternoon Tea GinEly Gin30%
It’s a citrus gin that is then further infused with red-bush tea from South Africa. The two-stage infusion process makes it exceptionally smooth, mellow and rounded, with the tea adding finishing notes of honey and lemons.
9Breakfast MarmaladeEly Gin30%
This marmalade gin is a blend of juicy orange and tangy grapefruit, with a rich molasses base.

Key: ⓥ - Vegan, (Vg) Vegetarian, (G) Gluten free