Our Beers 2014

On this page you will find all of the beers that were available at the 2014 Dorset Beer Fest ... click here for 2019!

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Otter Bitter

Otter Bitter by Otter Brewery

ABV 3.6% Bitter

An extremely popular session beer. The taste is not sacrificed despite its low gravity. A pale brown beer with a hoppy, fruity aroma and taste with a bitter finish.


Doorset by Piddle Brewery

ABV 3.9%

Kick back and embrace the smooth wheat flavour and the apricot finish of purely British hops. Enjoy the long, hot summer day the Doorset way.

Dorset Knob

Dorset Knob by Dorset Brewing Company

ABV 3.9%

Zesty light amber ale with a malty character and a hoppy, floral


Boltmaker by Timothy Taylor

ABV 4%

A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma - Boltmaker is first choice for the discerning drinker - on both sides of the Pennines.

First Call

First Call by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4% Bitter

A classic country ale from Dorset using a single hop variety for purity and character.

Gold Hill

Gold Hill by Keystone

ABV 4% Golden Ale

Made form 100% Wiltshire malted Marris Otter barley and 100% English Cascade hops Gold Hill reflects the traditional artisan brewed pint. Locally sourced and supplied to local pubs. Light and crisp hop flavours overlay the deep Marris Otter malt base.

Hedge & Woodmouse

Hedge & Woodmouse by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4%

From the Hall & Woodhouse Pilot Plant.

Twilight Tawny

Twilight Tawny by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4%

Noble porter.


Piddle by Piddle Brewery

ABV 4.1%

Full bodied amber beer. Sweet and malty with a fruity caramel nose leading to a resinous hoppy finish with a twist of citrus.

Ruby Rustler

Ruby Rustler by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.1%


Summerset by Yeovil Ales

ABV 4.1% Golden Ale

SUMMERSET is a blonde ale with light rounded mouth feel and a tangerine fruity hop finish.

6d Gold

6d Gold by Sixpenny Brewery

ABV 4.2%

A superb golden ale, slightly citrus, thirst quenching and distinct hoppy floral aroma brewed using American hops.


Invicta by Small Paul's Brewery

ABV 4.2%

Invicta is 4.2% pale gold, quite hoppy with a long bitter finish.


Poole "Port"er by Bournemouth Brewing Co

ABV 4.2%


Raven by Corfe Castle Brewery

ABV 4.2%

A smooth and rich, deliciously comforting blend of roasted malts and traditional English hops producing a perfect porter.

Firkin Fox

Firkin Fox by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.3%

An auburn coloured ale at a moreish 4.3%, Firkin Fox combines our finest Flagon premium ale malt with the biscuity and aromatic qualities of our speciality malts.


Landlord by Timothy Taylor

ABV 4.3%

Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma has real "Pulling Power" and stands out in any bar as the ideal regular.

Stout Hearted

Stout Hearted by Yeovil Ales

ABV 4.3% Porter/Stout/Mild

STOUT HEARTED is a smooth, dark beer bursting with full bodied rich roast flavours. The maltiness is balanced by our late hopping style, achieving a truly special stout.

Brewer's Bee

Brewer's Bee by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.4% Speciality

Honey Beer.

Fursty Ferret

Fursty Ferret by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.4%

Fursty Ferret has a sweet nutty palate, hoppy aroma and a hint of Seville oranges, give this tawny amber ale its distinctive personality.

Wessex Wobble

Wessex Wobble by Bournemouth Brewing Co

ABV 4.4%

The Wessex Wobble has a moreish taste to it that will keep you coming back for more. A terrific mouth feel with a subtle sweetness with a refreshing lingering taste of Hops.

Dorset Gold

Dorset Gold by Palmers

ABV 4.5% Golden Ale

Lightly hopped, golden premium ale. A refreshing, zesty and thirst-quenching beer, from the heart of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Originally brewed as a summer ale and proved so popular it's now available all year round.

Golden Glory

Golden Glory by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.5%

This award-winning classic is a deliciously balanced ale with peach and melon flavours.

Hopping Hare

Hopping Hare by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.5%

This is a refreshing ale with a unique hoppy aroma and well-balanced bitterness that is bound to satisfy!

Studland Bay Wrecked

Studland Bay Wrecked by Isle of Purbeck

ABV 4.5% Premium Bitter

A deep caramel colour ale with rich malt and caramel flavours to match - a subtle spicy aroma to gives a smooth full flavour.

Leaping Legend

Leaping Legend by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.8%

This golden brew balances the citrus character of American Amarillo hops with the more traditional British Fuggles hops for a refreshing and punchy beer.

Blandford Flyer

Blandford Flyer by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.9%

With the hot summer sun beating down, the patient fly-fishermen of the Dorset Stour await their catch. These ‘Flyers’ are celebrated in this warming ale with ginger overtones, rumoured to be originally included to remedy the bites of the infamous Blandford Fly. The added ginger makes this beer naturally cloudy

Golden Champion

Golden Champion by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5%

The subtle elderflower aromas of this delicately floral brew are reminiscent of a summer's evening.

Harry's Harvest Pale Ale

Harry's Harvest Pale Ale by Isle of Purbeck

ABV 5%

Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning by Hop Back Brewery

ABV 5% Bitter

A trendsetter in the brewing industry; the original summer ale, brewed all year round, using East Kent Goldings aroma hops. An extremely pleasant straw-coloured beer with an intense bitterness,leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Probably the most awarded cask ale in Britian!


Tanglefoot by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5% Premium Bitter

Tanglefoot is a traditional premium ale with a light golden colour. It has a noticeable floral dry hop aroma, balanced with biscuity and fruity notes. A full bodied ale with medium bitterness and a rounded smooth, hoppy flavour.

Wobbly Wallaby

Wobbly Wallaby by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.2%

From the Hall & Woodhouse Pilot Plant; 4 speciality malts (Crystal rye, Aromatic, Cara, Amber), Cape gooseberry.

40 Shades of Pink

40 Shades of Pink by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.5%

From the Hall & Woodhouse Pilot Plant a kriek-style cherry beer. This limited edition beer has a light malt base with Magnum and Hallertau Select hops. A stunning fruity cerise ale that espouses youthful vitality, with cherry fruit notes and spicy undertones. After the primary fermentation, cherries are added to give a secondary fruit fermentation.

Tally Ho!

Tally Ho! by Palmers

ABV 5.5%

Strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours. A rich fruit cake flavour from roasted malt. First brewed in the 1940s, this prize-winning dark strong old ale has a loyal following among real ale connoisseurs.

Winters Tale 1058 Strong Ale

Winters Tale 1058 Strong Ale by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.8%

From the Hall & Woodhouse Pilot Plant a full bodied winter style beer bringing together our premium ale, chocolate and crystal malts. The hop charge is provided by the English varieties of Boadicea & Sovereign making this a very drinkable strong ale.

Charles Hall Napoleonic Pale Ale

Charles Hall Napoleonic Pale Ale by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 6%

From the Hall & Woodhouse Pilot Plant a limited edition NPA that takes no prisoners. A hearty 6%, this limited edition beer is designed to travel and be drunk. It abounds with hops from the Nelson area of New Zealand, giving it a robust balance of hop character on a large malt base.

Poacher's Choice

Poacher's Choice by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 6%

This rich, smooth brew has a softly spiced sweetness with dark liquorice notes and a fruity damson aroma.