Ludlow Spring FestivalLudlow Spring Festival

Festival Pub

The 'Festival Pub' is actually a big marquee which includes all the beers listed at the bottom of the page.....BUT it's not all about beer....

There’s no better place to start the day than at the Festival Pub, which is located near the main entrance. Take time to get your bearings, stock up on beer tokens and buy your special Spring Festival tasting glass.

After that, you’re good to go. You’ve got as long as it takes to sample the carefully-selected real ales, wines, local fruit-flavoured liqueurs, ciders and perrys. With plenty of live music to keep you entertained throughout the weekend, you’ve time to sit back, relax and simply enjoy the weekend. Grab a spot near the live music stage to enjoy a mix of traditional and contemporary music and beat a path to the pumps when you need a refill.

Beers are a snip at £1.50 per half-pint and you’ve the entire weekend to take advantage of plenty of different varieties. The number of ales on sale will be over TWO HUNDRED – giving you plenty of opportunities to seek out new favourites. You’ll have plenty of time to sample the best that our local and regional breweries have to offer – you can select the beers that best suit your palate.

Handy tasting notes will help you to hunt down your favourite and you can also follow our full listings to find out more about the ones for you.

THE BEER FESTIVAL - Over 180 barrels of real ale for your delight - supplied and operated for us by SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) www.siba.co.uk, featuring small breweries from Wales and the West. Most of the draught ales will be entered into the -SIBA Wales & West Beer Competition. The judging for this will be taking place on Friday 13th May, and the winners will be announced the same day.

The draught beers, which will be on sale, must be purchased with tokens (no cash will be accepted) to allow us to offer a speedy bar service. These are available at the Token Stand situated in the Festival Pub. More about tokens.  This year we have special Spring Festival half-pint souvenir tasting glasses, which cost £2, but if you choose not to buy one of these we will gladly serve your beer in a compostable plastic glass.

TASTING CARD - This is the chance to try NINE beers for £15 which includes your festival souvenir half pint glass as well - for your £15 you get NINE 1/2 pints of Real Ale.

WINE BAR - operated by Wroxeter Vineyard; offering a selection of English wines produced by themselves and others - selling by the glass or bottle. You can use your tokens here too.

CIDER AND PERRY - there will be a number of local cider and perry producers in attendance so if you need a break from Real Ale don't worry you wont go thirsty!

NON ALCOHOLIC - Don't worry if you're driving there will be alternative drinks there for you too with non alcoholic cocktails amongst the usual range of drinks.

FOOD - You'll need something to accompany all that drink and so you'll have a wide selection of hot food and also pork pies and pickled eggs to enjoy.

MUSIC STAGE will be continually running throughout the event adding some atmosphere, but at a volume that will not interfere with the general ambience of the event.

The judging will be taking place on Friday 13th May 2016 and there will be more beer entered that we have ever had before....

So we recommend coming along to the 'Meet the Brewer' event 5-9pm to sample the winning beers as once they're gone, they're gone.

On Friday 13th May you’ll be able to enjoy a glass at the ‘Festival Pub’. It will be open from 5pm, so feel free to come on in and explore as many of our real ales as you can manage. Local beermasters will be on hand and they’ll be happy to answer your questions about their work.

Brewers from some of the biggest names in the region, including Hobsons, Corvedale, Brecon Brewery, Wye Valley, Ludlow Brewery and more will share the secrets behind your favourite tipple. You’ll not only be able to sample the huge selection of beers – you’ll also be able to find out when they were brewed, what ingredients went into them and why they developed their characteristic flavours.

Great music will be played throughout the Friday evening session, to make sure you’re entertained while you drink.

Below are the ENTRIES made for the 2016 SIBA WALES & WEST COMPETITION:

Best Bitters & Pale Ales                                    Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales
Standard Bitters & Pale Ales Premium Bitters & Pale Ales
Strong Bitters & Pale Ales Premium Strong Beers
Standard Milds & Brown Ales Speciality Beers

 

BEST BITTERS & PALE ALES

Battlefield Brewery Ltd – www.battlefieldbrewery.co.uk
1403 4.1
Look: golden
Aroma: malty, citrus, apricot
Taste: smooth, hoppy, refreshing

BC Brewing & Pub Company Ltd
BACK TO BASICS 4.2
Look:  dark
Aroma: hints of molasses
Taste: subtle, complex, satisfying

Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd – www.bespokebrewery.co.uk
RUNNING THE GAUNTLET 4.4
Look: deep chestnut
Aroma: roast undertones, blackcurrant
Taste: malty, spicy finish

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd – www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
BASTION 4.2
Look: chestnut
Aroma: malt
Taste: malty

Borough Brewery (Neath) – www.boroughbreweryneath.com
I.P.A 4.4
Look: light, golden
Aroma: fruit, floral
Taste: hoppy, floral

Boss Brewing Company – www.bossbrewing.co.uk
BOSS BEST 4.2
Look: deep copper, red
Aroma: earthy, floral, light spice
Taste: dry, balanced sweetness

Bragdy Twt Lol – www.twtlol.com
CWRW'R AFR SERCHOG - Horny Goat Ale 4.2
Look: golden, deep pale
Aroma: floral, citrus, pine needles
Taste: citrus, spicy, bitter

Brecon Brewing – www.breconbrewing.co.uk
GOLD BEACONS 4.2
Look: deep golden
Aroma: honey, citrus
Taste: soft, bitter

Brewhouse & Kitchen - Gloucester Quays – www.brewhouseandkitchen.com
SHED HEAD 4.0
Look: golden, pale, bright
Aroma: citrus, fruity, sweet
Taste: fruity, citrus, pepper

Bullmastiff Brewery – www.bullmastiffbrewery.co.uk
BITCHES BARK 4.2
Look: golden, light, smooth
Aroma: hoppy, fruity, lasting
Taste: hoppy, fruity, lasting

Castles Brewery Ltd – www.castlebrewery.co.uk
WHITE KNIGHT 4.1
Look: pale, golden
Aroma: fresh hops, resinous
Taste: fruity, light spice, banana

Combined Brewers Ltd – www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
STUNNER 4.0
Look: golden
Aroma: floral, citrus, balance
Taste: light

Conwy Brewery Ltd – www.conwybrewery.co.uk
BEACHCOMBER BLONDE 4.2
Look: pale golden
Aroma: grapefruit, citrus, fruity
Taste: dry, refreshing, clean

Corvedale brewery – www.corvedalebrewery.co.uk
FUGGLES GOLD 4.2
Look: pale gold
Aroma: zesty, floral
Taste: earthy, citrus notes, crisp

Cwrw Ial Community Brewing Company
KIA KAHA! 4.3
Look: pale
Aroma: pine, floral, lime peel
Taste: intense, resinous

Erddig Brewery – www.erddigbrewery.co.uk
SQUIRE'S BEST 4.2
Look: golden
Aroma: citrus,  floral, grassy
Taste: honey, pineapple, crisp

Glamorgan Brewing Company – www.glamorganbrewingco.com
JEMIMAS PITCHFORK 4.4
Look: pale, golden, ale
Aroma: citrus. sweet, fruit
Taste: spicy, fruity, blackcurrant

Gloucester Brewery Ltd – www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
CASCADE 4.2
Look: chestnut red
Aroma: spicy, floral, malty
Taste: fruity, malty, bitter

Grey Trees Brewery – www.greytreesbrewery.com
MOSAIC 4.2
Look: light golden
Aroma: hoppy, floral
Taste: crisp, hoppy

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
NELSONS EYE 4.4
Look: bright golden straw
Aroma: tropical, citrus fruits
Taste: smooth, bitter, tropical

Hillside Brewery – www.hillsidebrewery.com
LEGLESS COW 4.2
Look: amber
Aroma: caramel, toffee, floral
Taste: caramel, toffee, smooth

Hobsons Brewery – www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk
OLD PRICKLY 4.2
Look: straw, pale gold
Aroma: floral, citrus, earthy
Taste: hoppy, citrus tones

Hurns Brewing Company
CWRW HAF 4.2
Look: clear, golden
Aroma: floral, malty, sweet
Taste: clean, citrus, fresh

Joules Brewery Ltd – www.joulesbrewery.co.uk
SHROPSHIRE HOP 4.3
Look: polished golden
Aroma: rich exotic fruit
Taste: balanced, complex, fruity

Ludlow Brewing Company – www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk
BLONDE 4.0
Look: pale gold ale
Aroma: lemon, citrus
Taste: balanced, crisp, citrus

Mad Dog Brewing Co Ltd – www.maddogbrew.co.uk
NOW IN A MINUTE 4.2
Look: red
Aroma: sweet chocolate, citrus
Taste: sweet chocolate, citrus

Mantle Brewery – www.mantlebrewery.com
MOHO 4.3
Look: pale ale
Aroma: fruity, floral, citrus
Taste: dry, malty, citrus

Mumbles Brewery – www.mumblesbrewery.co.uk
MUMBLES GOLD 4.3
Look: deep gold
Aroma: citrus, gentle mail
Taste: crisp, fruit, lemon

North Cotswold Brewery – www.northcotswoldbrewery.co.uk
BARD'S BEST 4.2
Look: golden
Aroma: hoppy, citrus
Taste: hoppy, citrus, refreshing

Otley Brewing Co Ltd – www.otleybrewing.co.uk
O1 ORIGINAL 4.0
Look: light, golden, pale
Aroma: herbal, spicy, citrus
Taste: grapefruit, balanced, refreshing

Pershore Brewery – www.pershorebrewery.com
CROFT 4.2
Look: chestnut
Aroma: citrus
Taste: hoppy, citrus finish

Prescott Ales – www.prescottales.co.uk
CHEQUERED FLAG 4.1
Look: mid copper
Aroma: fruity, sweet notes
Taste: smooth, fruity, well balanced

Purple Moose Brewery Ltd – www.purplemoose.co.uk
GLASLYN ALE 4.2
Look: yellow, straw
Aroma: lemon, pineapple, mango
Taste: sweet, tropical fruits

Salopian Brewery – www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
ORACLE 4.0
Look: golden
Aroma: summer meadows
Taste: citrus, grapefruit, bitter

Stonehouse Brewery – www.stonehousebrewery.co.uk
CAMBRIAN GOLD 4.2
Look: deep, golden
Aroma: fruity, soft malt
Taste: fruity, soft malt

Stroud Brewery – www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
OPA 4.0
Look: pale, golden, straw
Aroma: soft, apple blossom
Taste: scented, floral, vanilla

Swan Brewery
SWAN GOLD 4.0
Look: golden, bright, paleAroma: floral, herbal, zesty
Taste: clean, refreshing, zesty

Teme Valley Brewery – www.temevalleybrewery.co.uk
THAT 4.1
Look: chestnut
Aroma: sovereign hops
Taste: robust, nutty

The Clun Brewery – www.clunbrewery.co.uk
CLUN PALE ALE 4.1
Look: straw, golden ale
Aroma: vanilla, fruit hop, elderflower
Taste: malty, zesty

The Untapped Brewing Company – www.untappedbrew.com
MONNOW 4.2
Look: brown, hazelnut
Aroma: malty, roasted, nutty
Taste: fruity, nutty, bitter

The Waen Brewery Ltd – www.thewaenbrewery.co.uk
PAMPLEMOUSSE 4.2
Look: pale
Aroma: citrus
Taste: citrus, grapefruit

The Wood Brewery Ltd – www.woodbrewery.co.uk
RED 25 4.2
Look: reddish russet
Aroma: citrus zesty fruity
Taste: citrus bitterness fruity

Wye Valley Brewery – www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk
HPA 4.0
Look: pale, yellow, straw
Aroma: honey, citrus, fruit
Taste: grapefruit, zesty, sweet

PORTERS, STOUTS, OLD ALES, STRONG MILDS & STRONG BROWN ALES

Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd – www.bespokebrewery.co.uk
MONEY FOR OLD ROPE 4.8
Look: rich, dark, ebony
Aroma: dry, roasted malts
Taste: deep hopped malts

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd – www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
DOMINO 4.4
Look: black
Aroma: burnt toast
Taste: dry, espresso

Bluestone Brewing Company Ltd – www.bluestonebrewery.co.uk
MOONSTONE PORTER 4.6
Look: dark, creamy
Aroma: malty, coffee
Taste: mellow, nutty, smooth

Boss Brewing Company - www.bossbrewing.co.uk
BOSS BLACK 5.0
Look: black
Aroma: smoky, coffee, chocolate
Taste: smoky, coffee, rich

Brecon Brewing - www.breconbrewing.co.uk
FAN DU 4.5
Look: deep, dark, burgundy
Aroma: roasted
Taste: velvet, smooth

Brewhouse & Kitchen - Gloucester Quays - www.brewhouseandkitchen.com
DOWN A PEGG 4.5
Look: ruby, amber, bright
Aroma: biscuit, floral, caramel
Taste: toffee, biscuit, roasted

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
SEVERN SINS 5.2
Look: creamy, dark
Aroma: chocolate, liquorice, hops
Taste: chocolate, liquorice, hop

Conwy Brewery Ltd - www.conwybrewery.co.uk
OATMEAL STOUT 4.3
Look: black
Aroma: blackcurrant, roast malt
Taste: velvety, roast malt, smooth

Corvedale brewery - www.corvedalebrewery.co.uk
OAT MEAT STOUT  4.6
Look: black
Aroma: roasted, chocolate
Taste: smoky, roasted nuts, full flavour

Cwrw Ial Community Brewing Company
TAN HALEN 6.2
Look: dark, creamy head
Aroma: treacle
Taste: soft, intense

Gloucester Brewery Ltd - www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
DOCKSIDE DARK 5.2
Look: black, ruby red
Aroma: roasted, fruit, coffee
Taste: coffee, chocolate, toast

Goffs Brewery – www.goffsbrewery.com
BLACK KNIGHT 5.3
Look: very dark ruby
Aroma: dark roasted malts
Taste: coffee, chocolate, malty

Grey Trees Brewery - www.greytreesbrewery.com
VALLEY PORTER 4.6
Look: rich, warming dark
Aroma: fruity,  coffee, chocolate
Taste: velvety roasted chocolate

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
NOS 5.5
Look: dark brown, black
Aroma: smoky, rich roast
Taste: smooth, smoky, rounded

Hillside Brewery - www.hillsidebrewery.com
SUMMIT 4.9
Look: ruby
Aroma: caramel, toffee, roast
Taste: caramel, toffee, malty

Hobsons Brewery - www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk
POSTMAN'S KNOCK 4.8
Look: rich ruby brown
Aroma: chocolate, spicy, vanilla
Taste: vanilla, treacle, roasted

Hop & Stagger Brewery
BRIDGNORTH PORTER 5.0
Look: dark, rich, smooth
Aroma: chocolate, liquorice, fruit
Taste: chocolate, liquorice, fruit

Ludlow Brewing Company - www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk
BLACK KNIGHT 4.5
Look: ruby black complexion
Aroma: smokey, liquorice
Taste: sweet, roasted, nutty

Mad Dog Brewing Co Ltd - www.maddogbrew.co.uk
ALL DAY GRANOLA STOUT 6.8
Look: black
Aroma: nutty, roast, chocolate
Taste: nutty, roast, fruit

Mantle Brewery - www.mantlebrewery.com
DIS-MANTLE 5.8
Look: deep amber
Aroma: blackcurrant, spice, grapefruit
Taste: malty, fruity, dry

North Cotswold Brewery - www.northcotswoldbrewery.co.uk
HUNG, DRAWN 'N' PORTERED 5.0
Look: dark mahogany
Aroma: malty, coffee
Taste: treacle, roasted, molasses

Otley Brewing Co Ltd - www.otleybrewing.co.uk
O5 HOP ANGELES 4.8
Look: deep red,  amber
Aroma: peppery, orange, hop
Taste: tart, spicy, fruity

Prescott Ales - www.prescottales.co.uk
SUPER 6 HONEY OAK STOUT 5.8
Look: jet black
Aroma: rich, malt, oak
Taste: rich, new world hops, oaked finish

Salopian Brewery - www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
FAR SIDE 4.8
Look: black
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roast
Taste: coffee, malt bitter

Stonehouse Brewery - www.stonehousebrewery.co.uk
OFF THE RAILS 4.8
Look: dark ruby
Aroma: roasted malt, coffee
Taste: smooth,  roasted malt

Stroud Brewery - www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
BIG CAT 4.5
Look: dark
Aroma: liquorice, smoky, spicy
Taste: liquorice, rich, smooth

The Gower Brewery – www.gowerbrewery.com
BLACK DIAMOND 4.2
Look: black
Aroma: roast coffee, chocolate
Taste: dark chocolate, coffee

The Jacobi Brewery of Caio – www.jacobibrewery.co.uk
DR HARRIES' DARK MAGIC 4.7
Look: dark ruby
Aroma: chocolate, roasted malty
Taste: smooth, chocolate, rich

The Untapped Brewing Company - www.untappedbrew.com
TRIPLE S 4.9
Look: creamy, black, deep
Aroma: roasted, caramel, nutty
Taste: bitter, coffee, toast

The Wood Brewery Ltd - www.woodbrewery.co.uk
EBONY 4.5
Look: dark, chocolate, brown
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, smoky
Taste: silky, smoky, chocolate

Tudor Brewery – www.tudorbrewery.co.uk
BLACK MOUNTAIN STOUT 4.0
Look: dark black
Aroma: malty, chocolate
Taste: malty, chocolate, dry

VOG Brewery
DARK MATTER 4.4
Look:
Aroma:
Taste:

Wye Valley Brewery - www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk
DOROTHY GOODBODY'S WHOLESOME STOUT 4.6
Look: dark ebony, brown
Aroma: roasted, smoky, nutty
Taste: roasted barley, treacle

PREMIUM BITTERS & PALE ALES

Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd - www.bespokebrewery.co.uk
GOING OFF HALF-COCKED 4.6
Look: pale, golden
Aroma: fresh citrus, spice
Taste: refreshing citrus, hoppy

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd - www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
T-WREX 4.5
Look: golden brown
Aroma: sweet, floral, hops
Taste: bitter, floral, spice

Bluestone Brewing Company Ltd – www.bluestonebrewery.co.uk
HAMMERSTONE IPA 4.5
Look: golden
Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus
Taste: crisp, balanced, citrus

Borough Brewery (Neath) - www.boroughbreweryneath.com
PUDDLERS PERIL 4.8
Look: copper, brown, traditional
Aroma: spicy, floral, strong
Taste: spicy, strong

Bragdy Twt Lol - www.twtlol.com
PEWIN YNFYTYN - Crazy Peacock 4.8
Look: golden, light
Aroma: earthy, pine needles, grapefruit
Taste: earthy, hoppy, bitter

Brewhouse & Kitchen - Gloucester Quays - www.brewhouseandkitchen.com
SSB 4.5
Look: light, pale, bright
Aroma: citrus, fruity, sweet
Taste: citrus, bitter, hoppy

Bullmastiff Brewery - www.bullmastiffbrewery.co.uk
BULLY'S PEDIGREE 4.6
Look: tawney
Aroma: exotic, aromatic, mild
Taste: smooth, refreshing, gentle

Cerddin Brewery – www.cerddinbrewery.co.uk
OOPS 4.5
Look: light, golden, straw
Aroma: sweet, floral, hops
Taste: syrup, caramel, bitter

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
BARD 4.6
Look: pale
Aroma: horlicks, biscuit
Taste: biscuity, lightly hopped

Corvedale Brewery - www.corvedalebrewery.co.uk
PAX ALE 4.5
Look: deep gold
Aroma: floral hop, light
Taste: floral hop, light spice, dry

Erddig Brewery - www.erddigbrewery.co.uk
JOLLY RAMBLER 4.5
Look: dark gold, amber
Aroma: fruity, floral, hoppy
Taste: malty, caramel, dry

Glamorgan Brewing Company - www.glamorganbrewingco.com
THUNDERBIRD 4.5
Look: deep, amber, bronze
Aroma: roast, tropical fruit, pine
Taste: medium bodied, bitter, spicy

Goffs Brewery – www.goffsbrewery.com
WHITE KNIGHT 4.7
Look: pale, yellow, straw
Aroma: earth,  fresh,  hoppy
Taste: bitter, hoppy, clean

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
FREAK CHICK 4.5
Look: bright, chestnut red
Aroma: hoppy,  floral, malty
Taste: malty earthy citrus

Hereford Brewery
MUTLEYS REVENGE  4.8
Look: amber
Aroma: delicate
Taste: citrus, fruity, balanced

Hillside Brewery - www.hillsidebrewery.com
COMPATRIOT 4.9
Look: deep gold
Aroma: mango, grapefruit, orange
Taste: tropical, lemon, sherbet

Hobsons Brewery - www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk
TOWN CRIER 4.5
Look: straw, gold
Aroma: fruity, earthy, hop
Taste: modest sweetness, savoury, bitter

Joules Brewery Ltd - www.joulesbrewery.co.uk
SLUMBERING MONK 4.5
Look: deep copper
Aroma: rich, fruity
Taste: complex malt character

Ludlow Brewing Company - www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk
BOILING WELL 4.7
Look: auburn chestnut complexion
Aroma: grassy, autumn fruit
Taste: full bodied, sweet

Mantle Brewery - www.mantlebrewery.com
CWRW TEIFI 4.5
Look: deep copper
Aroma: hoppy, fruity, blackcurrant
Taste: balanced, malty, nutty

Monty's Brewery – www.montysbrewery.co.uk
MASQUERADE 4.6
Look: light copper
Aroma: fruity, bitter, balanced
Taste: tropical fruit, citrus

Mumbles Brewery - www.mumblesbrewery.co.uk
LIFESAVER 4.9
Look: pale copper
Aroma: malty, hoppy, fruit
Taste: toffee, clean

North Cotswold Brewery - www.northcotswoldbrewery.co.uk
SHAGWEAVER 4.5
Look: deep gold
Aroma: vibrant, hoppy, grapefruit
Taste: citrus, fruit finish

Otley Brewing Co Ltd - www.otleybrewing.co.uk
O4 COLOMBO 4.8
Look: light, golden, pale
Aroma: pungent, fruity citrus
Taste: big, dry, citrus

Purple Moose Brewery Ltd - www.purplemoose.co.uk
DARK SIDE OF THE MOOSE 4.6
Look: deep ruby
Aroma: toffee, smoky, treacle
Taste: malty, crisp, bitter

Salopian Brewery - www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
HOPTWISTER 4.5
Look: golden
Aroma: lime, pine, hoppy
Taste: hoppy

Stonehouse Brewery - www.stonehousebrewery.co.uk
KPA 4.6
Look: golden
Aroma: herbal, floral, grassy
Taste: herbal, floral, hoppy

Stroud Brewery - www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
BUDDING 4.5
Look: pale, golden
Aroma: zesty, floral, melon
Taste: grassy, hoppy, citrus

The Celt Experience – www.celtexperience.co.uk
SILURES 4.6
Look: pale, golden, yellow
Aroma: pine, tropical, citrus
Taste: pine, tropical, citrus

The Gower Brewery – www.gowerbrewery.com
GOWER IPA 4.8
Look: warm orange, yellow
Aroma: citrus fruit malty
Taste: pronounced citrus, bitter

The Jacobi Brewery of Caio – www.jacobibrewery.co.uk
ORIGINAL 4.7
Look: rich, dark brown
Aroma: malty, fruit
Taste: malty, fruit, dry

The Untapped Brewing Company - www.untappedbrew.com
U.P.A. 4.5
Look: pale bronze, light
Aroma: fresh, citrus, floral
Taste: hoppy, soft, lingering

The Wood Brewery Ltd - www.woodbrewery.co.uk
SHROPSHIRE LAD 4.5
Look: chestnut brown
Aroma: hedgerow fruits
Taste: fruity, sweetish bitterness

Wobbly Brewing Co – www.wobblybrewing.co.uk
WOBBLY WELDER 4.8
Look: golden
Aroma: hop,  biscuit, malt
Taste: silky, bitter

PREMIUM STRONG BEERS

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd – www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
TELEKINESIS 6.9
Look: burnished gold
Aroma: citrus
Taste: grapefruit, lemon, orange

Brecon Brewing - www.breconbrewing.co.uk
MIND BLEACH 10.0
Look: dark
Aroma: hoppy
Taste: hoppy

Bullmastiff Brewery - www.bullmastiffbrewery.co.uk
SON OF A BITCH 6.0
Look: amber
Aroma: complex, warming, exotic
Taste: malt, fruity, bitter

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
TSB 6.3
Look: deep, amber
Aroma: fruity, orange, zesty
Taste: marmalade, malt, balanced

Gloucester Brewery Ltd - www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
CHINOOK 6.4
Look: pale gold
Aroma: grapefruit, pine, citrus
Taste: resinous, spiky, bitter

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
ELECTRIC WELSHLADYLAND 6.0
Look: hazy amber
Aroma: berries, fruit, ozone
Taste: warm, bitter, fruit

Hurns Brewing Company
KICK ASS IPA 6.0
Look: pale, golden
Aroma: citrus, tropical, fruit
Taste: bitter, malty, clean

Salopian Brewery - www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
AUTOMATON 7.0
Look: rich gold
Aroma: citrus, tropical
Taste: citrus tropical

Swan Brewery
ARM BREAKER IPA 6.0
Look: rich, deep golden
Aroma: spicey, honey, malty
Taste: intense, spicey, honey

The Celt Experience – www.celtexperience.com
BRIGID FIRE 6.3
Look: amber, orange, brown
Aroma: spice, floral, fruity
Taste: spice, smoke, floral

Wobbly Brewing Co – www.wobblybrewing.co.uk
IPA No3 6.0
Look: pale, golden
Aroma: rounded hop
Taste: hoppy, mellow, crisp

Wye Valley Brewery - www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk
DOROTHY GOODBODY'S COUNTRY ALE 6.0
Look: chestnut, dark ruby
Aroma: port, raisins, fruitcake
Taste: warming molasses, caramel

SPECIALITY BEERS

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd – www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
KINGSMAN 5.0
Look: golden
Aroma: subtle orchard fruits
Taste: crisp, sweet, bitter

Bluestone Brewing Company Ltd – www.bluestonebrewing.co.uk
BEE BOULDER HONEY ALE 4.3
Look: golden light
Aroma: citrus, honey
Taste: herbal, spicy, honey

Boss Brewing Company - www.bossbrewing.co.uk
BOSS BLISS 4.6
Look: mahogany, dark
Aroma: rich, cocoa, roasted
Taste: salted caramel, bitter chocolate

Brecon Brewing - www.breconbrewing.co.uk
ORANGE BEACONS 4.3
Look: very pale golden
Aroma: oranges
Taste: citrus

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
DANDY 5.0
Look: pale
Aroma: Zesty
Taste: Mojito style

Cwrw Ial Community Brewing Company
BAD MULLET BELGIAN DUBBEL 7.1
Look: blonde
Aroma: banana, peach, pineapple
Taste: intense, estery

Gloucester Brewery Ltd - www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
SPRING DEITY 4.5
Look: pale, hazy
Aroma: herbaceous, citrus, clove
Taste: refreshing, spicy, fruity

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
CHINESE BURN 6.5
Look: hazy yellow, peachAroma: fruity, floral, delicate
Taste: peach blossom, warm

Hillside Brewery - www.hillsidebrewery.com
HCL 4.3
Look: light gold, straw
Aroma: peach, floral, fresh
Taste: peach, honey, crisp

Mad Dog Brewing Co Ltd - www.maddogbrew.co.uk
ALL NATIVE AMERICAN 4.6
Look: amber
Aroma: spicy, fruity, sweet
Taste: nutmeg, fruits, citrus

Mantle Brewery - www.mantlebrewery.com
DARK HEART 5.2
Look: deep dark ruby
Aroma: soft, fruit, roasted
Taste: rich, smooth, spice

Mumbles Brewery - www.mumblesbrewery.co.uk
OYSTERMOUTH STOUT 4.4
Look: mahogany
Aroma: roast, smokey, chocolate
Taste: coffee, salty, smooth

Oast House Brewery – www.oasthousebrewery.co.uk
ROSES ARE RED 4.7
Look: red hue to gold
Aroma: Fruity, hoppy
Taste: gentle fruit, rounded

Otley Brewing Co Ltd - www.otleybrewing.co.uk
OXYMORON 5.5
Look: coal deep black
Aroma: roast, coffee, unbalanced
Taste: roast,  herb, unbalanced

Purple Moose Brewery Ltd - www.purplemoose.co.uk
YSGAWEN 4.0
Look: golden straw
Aroma: lemon, floral, pineapple
Taste: dry, sweet, elderflower

Rowton Brewery – www.rowtonbrewery.com
PORTLY STOUT 4.5
Look: dark
Aroma: chocolate, malty
Taste: subtle port hint

Salopian Brewery - www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
LEMON DREAM 4.5
Look: bright gold
Aroma: lemon, limes, fresh
Taste: lemon, limes

Stonehouse Brewery - www.stonehousebrewery.co.uk
WHEELTAPPERS 4.5
Look: pale, gold, cloudy
Aroma: lemon, citrus, spicy
Taste: refreshing citrus, coriander

Stroud Brewery - www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
SCHWARZWäLDER KIRSCHTORTE 5.2
Look: deep dark
Aroma: treacle, cherry
Taste: treacle, cherry, chocolate

The Clun Brewery - www.clunbrewery.co.uk
SOLAR 4.3
Look: golden
Aroma: floral, fruity
Taste: fruit, aromatic, bitter

The Gower Brewery – www.gowerbrewery.com
BLACK FOREST GATEAUX 6.6
Look: dark black
Aroma: chocolate, cherry, vanilla
Taste: chocolate, sour, cherry

The Untapped Brewing Company - www.untappedbrew.com
CRYSTAL 6.0
Look: clear, yellow gold
Aroma: caramel, tropical, yeasty
Taste: rich, wheat, fruity

The Waen Brewery Ltd - www.thewaenbrewery.co.uk
SNOWBALL 7.0
Look: black, caramel
Aroma: chocolate, coconut, vanilla
Taste: chocolate, coconut, vanilla

STANDARD BITTERS & PALE ALES

BC Brewing & Pub Company Ltd
NOGGIN 3.8
Look: golden
Aroma: hoppy, aromatic
Taste: full hoppy bitter

Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd - www.bespokebrewery.co.uk
SAVED BY THE BELL 3.8
Look: light golden
Aroma: spicy, light floral
Taste: refreshing, spicy bite

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd – www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
OREN 3.7
Look: pale, golden, orange
Aroma: peach
Taste: peach, tropical fruits

Bluestone Brewing Company Ltd – www.bluestonebrewing.co.uk
ROCHOPPER BITTER 3.9
Look: amber, light
Aroma: citrus, pine, malty
Taste: pine, balanced ,malty

Brecon Brewing - www.breconbrewing.co.uk
THREE BEACONS 3.0
Look: pale, golden
Aroma: intense hoppy
Taste: full, bitter, balanced

Brewhouse & Kitchen - Gloucester Quays - www.brewhouseandkitchen.com
STEVEDORE 3.6
Look: copper, toffee, bright
Aroma: clean, malty, fresh
Taste: smooth bitterness, caramel, biscuit

Castles Brewery Ltd - www.castlebrewery.co.uk
COURT JESTER 3.8
Look: pale orange
Aroma: peach, blueberries
Taste: tropical, fruity

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
NIBLEY ALE 3.8
Look: pale, golden, bright
Aroma: citrus, floral, fresh
Taste: citrus, floral, fresh

Gloucester Brewery Ltd - www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
GLOUCESTER GOLD 3.9
Look: golden
Aroma: floral, citrus, peaches
Taste: crisp, fruity, bitter

Goffs Brewery – www.goffsbrewery.com
LANCER 3.8
Look: bright, pale gold
Aroma: distinct floral hops
Taste: malt, citrus, hops

Grey Trees Brewery - www.greytreesbrewery.com
CARADOGS 3.9
Look: copper
Aroma: gentle hop character
Taste: crisp, dry finish

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN 3.8
Look: bright copper
Aroma: delicate,  floral, hoppy
Taste: bitter, citrus, herbal

Hillside Brewery - www.hillsidebrewery.com
FINEST HOUR 3.7
Look: deep gold
Aroma: tropical, peach, grape
Taste: mango, grapefruit, smooth

Hobsons Brewery - www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk
BEST 3.8
Look: auburn, chestnut brown
Aroma: hops, citrus
Taste: rich, malty, biscuity

Joules Brewery Ltd - www.joulesbrewery.co.uk
BLONDE 3.8
Look: polished golden ale
Aroma: citrus burst
Taste: balanced, citrus fruit

Ludlow Brewing Company - www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk
LUDLOW BEST 3.7
Look: golden amber complexion
Aroma: banana, pineapple toffee
Taste: resinous, dry finish

Mantle Brewery - www.mantlebrewery.com
ROCK STEADY 3.8
Look: golden
Aroma: grapefruit, floral
Taste: refreshing citrus

North Cotswold Brewery - www.northcotswoldbrewery.co.uk
WINDRUSH ALE 3.6
Look: russet brown
Aroma: gentle hop, fruity
Taste: malty, refreshing, sweet

Otley Brewing Co Ltd - www.otleybrewing.co.uk
o2 CROESO 3.8
Look: light, straw, pale
Aroma: citrus, pine, grapefruit
Taste: crisp, fruity

Pershore Brewery - www.pershorebrewery.com
SUMMERTIME 3.8
Look: pale, golden, crisp
Aroma: sweet, grassy
Taste: light, refreshing finish

Prescott Ales - www.prescottales.co.uk
HILL CLIMB 3.8
Look: light pale ale
Aroma: fruity, citrus
Taste: citrus, hops, well balanced

Purple Moose Brewery Ltd - www.purplemoose.co.uk
SNOWDONIA ALE 3.6
Look: golden yellow
Aroma: lemon, peaches, hoppy
Taste: citrus, soft, refreshing

Rowton Brewery – www.rowtonbrewery.com
ROWTON PURE GOLD 3.8
Look: deep golden complexion
Aroma: floral and hoppy
Taste: american hopped bitter

Salopian Brewery - www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
SHROPSHIRE GOLD 3.8
Look: light copper
Aroma: honey, floral, fresh
Taste: floral, malt, clean

Stonehouse Brewery - www.stonehousebrewery.co.uk
STATION BITTER 3.9
Look: amber
Aroma: roasted malt, fruity
Taste: full bodied, balanced

Stroud Brewery - www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
TOM LONG 3.8
Look: amber
Aroma: citrus, malty, stone-fruit
Taste: orange, spicy, sweet

Teme Valley Brewery – www.temevalleybrewery.co.uk
T'OTHER 3.5
Look: light amber
Aroma: goldings hops
Taste: slight, biscuit

The Clun Brewery - www.clunbrewery.co.uk
LOOPHOLE 3.5
Look: straw, golden ale
Aroma: gentle hop, soft fruits, peach
Taste: light, balanced

The Waen Brewery Ltd - www.thewaenbrewery.co.uk
LEMON DRIZZLE 3.7
Look: pale
Aroma: citrus
Taste: vanilla, citrus

Tudor Brewery – www.tudorbrewery.co.uk
BLORENGE 3.8
Look: light golden pale
Aroma: fresh crisp floral
Taste: crisp, fruity

STANDARD MILDS & BROWN ALES

Battlefield Brewery Ltd - www.battlefieldbrewery.co.uk
MILD 3.1
Look: dark, deep, creamy
Aroma: malty, caramel, toffee
Taste: sweet, creamy, smooth

BC Brewing & Pub Company Ltd
REVIVE 3.5
Look: light, golden
Aroma: delicate, mixed malts
Taste: full bodied

Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd - www.bespokebrewery.co.uk
KINGS SHILLING 4.2
Look: dark, rich, mahogany
Aroma: malt lightly hopped
Taste: clean dry balance

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd - www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
LITTLE MONKEY 4.0
Look: brown
Aroma: malty
Taste: dry, malty

Brecon Brewing - www.breconbrewing.co.uk
DARK BEACONS 3.8
Look: dark brown
Aroma:  smooth toffee
Taste: roasted, refreshing

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
OSM 3.9
Look: dark brown
Aroma: coffee, chocolate hops
Taste: soft, malty

Glamorgan Brewing Company - www.glamorganbrewingco.com
CWRW GORSLAS 4.0
Look: chestnut, pale copper
Aroma: oranges, toffee, floral
Taste: crisp, malty, sweet roast

Gloucester Brewery Ltd - www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
BX MILD 3.9
Look: deep dark brown
Aroma: caramel, sweet, nutty
Taste: sweet, nutty, malty

Hillside Brewery - www.hillsidebrewery.com
OVER THE HILL 3.5
Look: black, cherry edge
Aroma: dark chocolate, smokey
Taste: chocolate, smooth, malty

Hobsons Brewery - www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk
CHAMPION MILD 3.2
Look: rosewood dark, latte
Aroma: roasted coffee, chocolate, hints of nuts
Taste: creamy, roasted, modestly sweet

Monty's Brewery – www.montysbrewery.co.uk
OLD JAILHOUSE 3.9
Look: amber, red
Aroma: nutty, fruity, treacle
Taste: molasses, dried fruit, rich

North Cotswold Brewery - www.northcotswoldbrewery.co.uk
MORETON MILD 3.8
Look: classic, dark
Aroma: vanilla, roasted, smokey
Taste: chocolate, smooth, rich

Oast House Brewery – www.oasthousebrewry.co.uk
ABER DABBA DOO 4.2
Look: light, amber
Aroma: gentle,  floral
Taste: slight caramel, hint of spice

Otley Brewing Co Ltd - www.otleybrewing.co.uk
O3 BOSS 4.4
Look: light golden pale
Aroma: resinous, floral, spicy
Taste: smooth, caramel, bitter

Prescott Ales - www.prescottales.co.uk
SPRING SEASONS BEST 3.8
Look: dark, rich, brown
Aroma: malt, light hop
Taste: smooth, rich malts, subtle hop

Salopian Brewery - www.salopianbrewery.co.uk
DIVINE COMEDY 3.9
Look: dark
Aroma: smokey, chocolate, fruity
Taste: rich, malty , soft

STRONG BITTERS & PALE ALES

Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd – www.bespokebrewery.co.uk
OVER A BARREL 5.0
Look: rich mahogany
Aroma: fruity, peppery hop
Taste: sweet malts, spicy

Big Hand Brewing Co Ltd – www.bighandbrewing.co.uk
HAVOK 5.0
Look: dark gold
Aroma: citrus
Taste: bitter, grapefruit

Brecon Brewing - www.breconbrewing.co.uk
RED BEACONS 5.0
Look: ruby red
Aroma: citrus spice
Taste: intense hoppy

Brewhouse & Kitchen - Gloucester Quays - www.brewhouseandkitchen.com
PROPULSION 5.5
Look: dark, black, bright
Aroma: citrus, herbal, roasted
Taste: roasted, fruity, light

Cerddin Brewery – www.cerddinbrewry.co.uk
LIGHTER SHADE OF PALE 5.0
Look: very pale
Aroma: citrus , grapefruit, pine
Taste: hoppy, citrus, bitter

Combined Brewers Ltd - www.combinedbrewers.co.uk
TROOPER 5.2
Look: amber
Aroma: grapefruit
Taste: full-bodied, tropical,  grapefruit

Gloucester Brewery Ltd - www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
GALAXY 5.2
Look: pale, gold
Aroma: passionfruit, peach, citrus
Taste: tropical, fruity, bitter

Grey Trees Brewery - www.greytreesbrewery.com
AFGHAN PALE ALE 5.4
Look: light, pale
Aroma: fresh, tropical
Taste: bold, crisp

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd
EUROTRASH 5.5
Look: hazy, light, straw
Aroma: floral, lemon, chalk
Taste: bitter, spice, citrus

Hop & Stagger Brewery
TRIPLE HOP IPA 5.0
Look: pale, crisp, bright
Aroma: fresh, zingy, citrus
Taste: blackcurrant, lemon, hoppy

Hurns Brewing Company
Pecker Wrecker 5.0
Look: rich, amber, ale
Aroma: gentle, floral
Taste: full bodied, malty

Ludlow Brewing Company - www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk
STAIRWAY 5.0
Look: honey gold complexion
Aroma: grassy, citrus, floral
Taste: sweet, full bodied

Mantle Brewery - www.mantlebrewery.com
HOODWINKED 5.0
Look: blond, clear
Aroma: floral earthy
Taste: delicate, refreshing, spice

Mumbles Brewery - www.mumblesbrewery.co.uk
INDIA PALE ALE 5.3
Look: amber
Aroma: hoppy, zesty, citrus
Taste: marmalade, dry, full

Prescott Ales - www.prescottales.co.uk
GRAND PRIX 5.2
Look: dark, copper
Aroma: sweet, malty
Taste: rich, malty delicate

Stroud Brewery - www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
RED COAT RYE IPA 5.4
Look: deep red
Aroma: citrus, gooseberry, spicey
Taste: spicey, warming, hoppy

The Celt Experience – www.celtexperience.co.uk
BLEDDYN 5.6
Look: pale, golden, yellow
Aroma: pine, grapefruit, tropical
Taste: pine, grapefruit, bitter

The Clun Brewery - www.whi-clun.co.uk/the-clun-brewery
CITADEL 5.9

Look: pale, golden
Aroma: vibrant, citrus, malty
Taste: clean, dry, bitter

The Waen Brewery Ltd - www.thewaenbrewery.co.uk
LANDMARK 5.5

Look: golden
Aroma: citrus
Taste: bitter

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2016 What's On

A Festival all of it's own - just look what Ludlow Spring Festival 2016 has to offer! The Festival Pub hosts over 180 real ales and a fabulous line up of live music; it's THE place to be! We also have 60 local food and drink producers and around 180 classic cars. Can you really afford to miss it?

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Trails

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The Festival

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Sponsors

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Supporters

Like all true community events, the festival would be unable to survive without enthusiastic and wholehearted support from many others - backing which is provided in a myriad of different ways.

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Our Exhibitors

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Music

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Latest News

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The Festival

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KidzKitchen Cookery Classes

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Phone App

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Festival Food Tube

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The Team

Without the volunteers behind the festival the event simply couldnt happen, 8 directors and over 100 volunteers make up the festival team all working towards the festivals goals.

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Sponsors

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Ludlow - the Food Town

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Information

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