Chew Valley Beer Festival
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This Year's Beers

Here's the business part of the festival, the most important and hotly debated aspect of the festival. The beer list is selected based on feedback from previous years, from the voting in the best beer competition, new beers introduced by our local brewers, beers that have done well in competitions and of course some of the favourites of the committee members who work tirelessly during the year to ensure your pleasure. You can help influence the beer list for future festivals by letting a festival member of staff know during the event, and of course completing your entry for the best beer of the festival competition.

The range of beers we enjoyed in 2016 can be seen here:

The list for 2017 is shown below - nearly finalised now - just a couple more to add.  UK 2017 Supreme Champion Goat's Milk from Church End now added!

Beer Brewerysort descending ABV Type Description
Yakima Valley Yakima Valley Arbor Ales 7.00 American IPA IPA packed with American hops - big citrus flavours
Pocket Rocket Arbor Ales 3.90 Session Pale Pale ale, brewed with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops. Nice balance of malt and fresh hoppy flavours and aromas
Gem Gem Bath Ales 4.10 Best bitter Traditional English ale with a rich aroma of hops and malt and a long, deep, bittersweet finish
Prophecy Prophecy Bath Ales 3.80 New World Pale Pale ale with a fruity yet pine-like aroma and a keen bitter finish
ESB Over a Barrel Bespoke 5.00 Strong Bitter A Strong rich forest ale, richly coloured fruity strong ale with generous peppery finish
Raku Blue Bee 5.00 IPA Single hopped IPA with tropical fruit and pine characteristics
Ubley Bitter Ubley Bristol Beer Factory 4.20 Amber Amber special for Chew Valley Beer Festival
Optimist Bristol Beer Factory 4.40 Pale Ale New hoppy pale ale, single hopped with Mosaic hops
Goat's Milk Church End 3.80 Pale bitter UK Supreme Champion 2017 - golden yellow nectar. Pale barley, crystal malt and oats, blend to fill the palate with flavour.
Pews Porter Church End 4.60 Porter A rich roasted porter, with plenty of mouth feel. Moderately hopped, with a dry thirst quenching finish
Bristol Blonde Bristol Blonde Dawkins 3.80 Blonde Pale ale with a citrus aroma full of fresh lemons and zest, vanilla malt flavours and a long satisfying bitter finish
Azacca Dawkins 4.50 Unfined Gold Bold, fruity and hoppy beer.
Chocolate Orange Delight Chocolate Orange Delight Downton 5.80 Stout A speciality old ale - pronounced chocolate flavours and a pleasant orange addition combine perfectly in this delightfully different offering
New Forest Ale New Forest Ale Downton 3.80 Best Bitter Bronze coloured best bitter with a well rounded flavour and a distinctive hoppy bitterness
Drop Electric Bear 4.30 Unfined Red Ale Hoppy red ale with old school and new school American hops - unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurised natural beer.
Afghan Pale Ale Afghan Pale Ale Grey Trees 5.40 American Pale Ale Has a light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full tropical aroma of the hops
Drummer Boy Grey Trees 4.20 Best Bitter A best bitter. A smooth bitterness and aroma with a fresh fruity finish, crafted with Crystal Malt and roasted barley, Bramling Cross and Golding hops
Super Deluxe Stout Super Deluxe Stout New Bristol Brewery 7.00 Stout Full-bodied stout with rich flavours of french pressed coffee and vanilla - creamy, but not heavy - prize winner at 2017 Bristol Beer Festival
Flight of the Kiwi Old Dairy 4.50 NZ Pale unfiltered beer is made with Pacific Jade, Rakau and New Zealand Cascade hops, offering zesty aromas with a crisp finish
Dorset Gold Dorset Gold Palmers 4.50 Gold Lightly hopped, golden premium ale
Innocence Innocence Plain Ales 4.00 Gold Golden colour, refreshing taste - multiple award winner
Inntrigue Inntrigue Plain Ales 4.20 Best Bitter Ruby best bitter with hints of succulent winter berries, dark chocolate and freshly baked bread
Inncognito Inncognito Plain Ales 4.80 Port Stout Velvety full bodied stout
Prescott Hill Climb Hill Climb Prescott 3.80 Pale Fruity and refreshing IPA - Cascade and Bobeck hops are combined with Maris otter pale malt and Torrified wheat.
Grand Prix Grand Prix Prescott 5.20 Amber Ale Rich smooth dark amber ale. Pale, crystal, roasted and chocolate malts combined with Fuggles, Northdown and Goldings hops.
Weston Grand Bier Red Kite 4.10 Wheat Beer
Proper Job Proper Job St Austells 4.50 IPA An award winning modern IPA, packed full of citrus pineapple, grapefruit resinous flavours with a fine crisp bitter finish
Great Dane Stonehenge 4.60 Lager light golden premium cask lager brewed using only the finest quality of Stonehenge Spring Water, barley and light crystal malts, whole lager hops and lager yeast
Boltmaker Boltmaker Timothy Taylor 4.00 Bitter Traditional Yorkshire bitter - Champion Beer of Britain 2014 and Bitter of Britain 2016