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Wantage Beer Festival 2018

Wantage Beer Festival 2018

The 8th Wantage Beer Festival took place from 11AM until 11PM on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of March 2018, at the Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BY. 28 real ales from throughout the country were be available, together with 5 ciders and 2 perrys. Food and soft drinks were be on sale.

The festival was open from 11 until 11 both days. Admission was £2 (£3 Friday 5-11) for the general public, but free to card-carrying CAMRA members; under 21’s will need to show some ID. Glass hire is £2, and one-pint festival glasses were available.

Live music by Al Jenkins was provided on Friday evening, and all Six Nations rugby games was show live on Saturday.

Details are available on the festival poster (PDF).


Branch members Dave and Di Glass helping to brew festival special Nice Try at Love Beer. Lots of lovely hops!

Beer list:

Brewery Name of Beer   ABV   Style
Alnwick Alnwick Amber Ale 3.8 Bitter
Anarchy Boot Boys 5.0 Brown Ale
Barn Owl Old Scruttocks Dirigible   5.0 Dark Ale
Bellingers Arnhem 4.4 Copper Bitter
Bond Brews   Spiced Bitter 4.0 Spice Bitter
Box Social Gentleman’s Nectar 4.2 IPA
Butts Wild Mild 3.5 Mild
Butts Coper 6.0 Strong English Ale
Charity Beer Happy Days 4.0 Blonde
Church Hanbrewery   Ale X 4.5 USA IPA
Corinium Plautus V 4.5 Pale Ale
Devitera Pale Ale 4.5 Pale Ale
Fishers Cascade Single Hop   5.4 Pale Rye Ale
Flash House Forest Fruit Porter 4.8 Porter
Hop Kettle Coffee Pale Ale 4.9 Coffee Pale Ale
Little Ox Ox Blood Special Edition   4.3 Red IPA
Lodden In Your Face 5.8 USA IPA
Long Dog Citra 4.5 Pale Ale
Loose Cannon Rogue 4.2 Highland Red
Love Beer Nice Try 5.0 Special Bitter
Ox Brew Citra 3.8 Pale Ale
Rig & Furrow Run Hop Run 4.2 USA IPA
Oxford Craft / Tap Social   Tropic Blunder 4.0 Amber IPA
Siren Craft Yu Lu 3.6 Loose Leaf Pale Ale
Tap Social Up For The Town 5.0 Chocolate & Raspberry Milk Stout  
VIP Village Bike 4.0 Bitter
White Horse Single Hop “Styrian Wolf” 4.3 Golden Ale
Wild Weather Equinox IPA 7.0 USA IPA


Cider and Perry list:

Producer Name   ABV   Style
Olivers Classic 6.0 Medium Sweet Perry
Tumpy Ground Draught 7.0 Medium Cider
Mates Goldeneye     5.9 Dry Cider
Hickcox Dry tbc Medium Dry Cider
Adkin Cottage 4.3 Medium Dry Cider
Beard & Sabre   Apple Smuggler   5.5 Dry Cider


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