Our Beers 2018

On this page you will find all of the beers that were available at the 2018 Dorset Beer Fest ... click here for 2019!

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WTF by Twisted Brewing Co.

ABV 3.6%

A smooth pale ale built on a caramel base for some sweetness and balanced with spicy citrus notes for a perfect finish.

Badger Best

Badger Best by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 3.7% Best Bitter

An auburn coloured, 3.7%abv refreshing beer. The beer combines our finest Flagon ale malt with a small amount of crystal malt to give a subtle malt character. The beer was inspired and developed with the hop growers and merchants Charles Faram. The Celeia, Bobek and Dana hops provide a refreshing hop that is both thirst quenching and characterful. The hops are added both in the brewhouse and dry hopped in FV to ensure this 3.7% ale retains its character to the last drop.

Copper Ale

Copper Ale by Palmers

ABV 3.7%

Beautifully balanced, copper-coloured session ale, good citrus fruit with a hoppy aroma. Full-flavoured and brewed with Maris Otter malt and whole leaf First Gold aroma hops. Named after our brewery copper, still in use in the Old Brewery.


HBB by Hogs Back Brewery

ABV 3.7%

An easy drinking light amber bitter with a fragrant citrus hop aroma, leading to subtle malty and citrus fruits on the palate. A slight bittersweet finish with a light malty after-taste.

Sittin' Cow

Sittin' Cow by Piddle Brewery

ABV 3.7%

Introducing a new addition to the Piddle Regular range. Session Pale crafted from the finest malt & lightly hopped with new wave UK Cascade & Archer hops for a clean & refreshing finish. Light in character but full of flavour.

Dorset Knob

Dorset Knob by Dorset Brewing Company

ABV 3.9%

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

English Lore

English Lore by Gritchie Brewing Company

ABV 4.0%

English Lore is a 4% ABV pale ale using a combination of traditional English hops and newer English varieties, the latter leaning towards the New World in flavour.

English Lore is a light to medium-bodied beer with a touch of caramel and a layering of floral and honey notes and bright flecks of citrus and orange marmalade.


Stargazer by Yeovil Ales

ABV 4.0%

A dark copper speciality bitter with a late hopping
floral bouquet,it is rich and hoppy, yet sweet and luscious at the same time.

Surrey Nirvana

Surrey Nirvana by Hogs Back Brewery

ABV 4.0%

A drier, golden brew with Cascade, Centennial and local Surrey hops. Hoppy with strong citrus and floral notes on the nose. Light in body, with well-balanced hoppy and citrus flavours.

Three Hogs

Three Hogs by Hogs Back Brewery

ABV 4.0%

English Golden Ale - A beer of two halves: refreshingly hoppy up front, followed by a balancing bitterness and a hint of sweetness to finish. Specially brewed for the occasion, will be the perfect drink to celebrate the team’s victories or commiserate over its losses.

The Fursty Ferret

The Fursty Ferret by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.1%

A morishly malty, amber ale. Dark crystal malt delivers a full bodied biscuity taste, rounded off with a subtle floral and lemon hop aroma.

Gillingham Pale Ale

Gillingham Pale Ale by Small Paul's Brewery

ABV 4.2%

Fruity, caramel aromas lead to complex bitter flavours and short, dry finish.

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IPA by Palmers

ABV 4.2% India Pale Ale

This ale has been the taste of Palmers for generations. A full-drinking, malty ale with a delicious hop character. A traditional IPA from the heart of West Dorset.

Square Logic

Square Logic by Eight Arch Brewery

ABV 4.2%

Super crushable pale ale brewed with some of our favourite fruit filled hops. Pale & Vienna malts are joined by flaked oats for a smooth base for the the tropical aromas to be unleashed with just enough bitterness to finish.


T.E.A by Hogs Back Brewery

ABV 4.2%

An enticing amber colour with a hoppy and slightly fruity aroma. We use the finest English malt carefully balanced with local Fuggles hops. This is gently fermented to leave some of the natural malt sugars, to give a full and satisfying flavour with a long, dry finish.


Taiphoon by Hop Back Brewery

ABV 4.2% Speciality

Taiphoon has a complex recipe involving maize and barley malts infused with two English and three Continental hop varieties, which give this pale, thirst-quenching ale a distinctly hoppy yet flowery palate. The addition of coriander and lemongrass give a zing to the flavour, which makes this beer the ideal accompaniment to spicy dishes.

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision by Box Steam Brewery

ABV 4.2%

A clean tasting Amber bitter.

See: Amber
Smell: Fruit, Hops
Taste: Dry finish, malt


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.

The Hopping Hare

The Hopping Hare by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.4%

A refreshingly light, hoppy pale ale. A marriage of aromatic citrus American Amarillo and Cascade hops and the finest English Flagon barley.

Old Harry's Pale Sail

Old Harry's Pale Sail by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.5%

This refreshingly moreish auburn ale is bursting with floral and citrusy aromas. These hop notes make it gratifyingly thirst quenching.

Piston Broke

Piston Broke by Box Steam Brewery

ABV 4.5%

A hoppy and zesty Golden Ale.

See: Pale Gold
Smell: Citrus Fruit, Fruit, Pineapple
Taste: Dry, Full bodied, Pears

The Golden Champion

The Golden Champion by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.5%

A light golden ale with floral hints of elderflower. Light and refreshing, a crisp taste of summer.

Cheer Up

Cheer Up by Keystone

ABV 4.6% Bitter

A rich strong bitter to mellow into the late spring and summer.

Coffee Milk Stout

Coffee Milk Stout by Abyss Brewing Ltd

ABV 4.6%

A rich and smooth milk stout, with toasted coffee and chocolate aromas using Cascade Hops.


Gaucho by Twisted Brewing Co.

ABV 4.6%

A premium ruby beer with a rich malty flavour, a hint of chocolate with a long clean finish.


Tanglefoot by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.7%

A deceptively drinkable golden ale. Finest English Flagon barley , Goldings and Challenger hops deliver balanced flavours of crisp and subtle hop, with a delicate pear drop aroma.

Ancients of Mu Mu

Ancients of Mu Mu by Eight Arch Brewery

ABV 4.8%

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pale Ale - Collab with Elusive Brewing. We decided to bring two of our favourite things together (beer & ice cream) to make this super smashable pale ale. Loaded with raspberries, vanilla & lactose for a fruity sweet treat.

Puritan 6

Puritan 6 by Brewhouse & Kitchen Dorchester

ABV 4.8%

American Pale Ale, a light gold colour with a malty backbone and a huge hit of American Piney Grapefruit Hops.

Named for the Puritan Church in Dorchester – St Peters. Where Rev. John White helped colonies America with Puritans from the region by hiding their puritan backgrounds.

The Great Baldini

The Great Baldini by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.8% Speciality

A magically malty number made with Vienna, Aromatic and Munich malts, balanced with Challenger, Amarillo and Jester Hops. Can you make it disappear?

Artwork by Christopher Hoare


Borg by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.0% Speciality

Resistance is futile on this New England IPA style beer.

This beer is deliberately cloudy, crafted with flaked oats and malted wheat. Juicy, tropical fruit flavours and aromas from the big hitting American hops El dorado, Citra and Mosaic.

Fermented with New England Yeast.


Cinco by Abyss Brewing Ltd

ABV 5.0%

Hazy pale. Crisp, kaleidoscope of citrus hops with a satisfying mouth feel. Dry Hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe, combined with Cascade and Sorachi Ace for aroma.

Durdle Door

Durdle Door by Dorset Brewing Company

ABV 5.0%

A copper bronze, full bodied ale. Clean tasting with a moderately dry finish. Hints of traditional marmalade.

Never Swim with Piranhas

Never Swim with Piranhas by The Brew Shack

ABV 5.0%

Hazy Pale Ale brewed with oats, wheat, low colour pale malt and a hefty late addition of New Zealand hops

The Wicked Wyvern

The Wicked Wyvern by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.0%

With a strong, defined malt character, this beer uses crystal rye and a touch of chocolate malt alongside our premium ale malt giving a mid to dark hue. The pronounced hop character is derived from the generous use of Bramling Cross, Celeia and Admiral hops.


Slasher by Piddle Brewery

ABV 5.1%

Don’t snigger at this blonde with attitude. Light-hearted with a fun name and a bubbly nature, Slasher also has a wheaty kick that lingers long after gulp.

Honey I'm Home

Honey I'm Home by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.2% Porter/Stout/Mild

A Honey Porter at 5.2% ABV.
Crystal, Munich and Chocolate malts mingle with Honey to tangle the taste buds.

Mango Madness

Mango Madness by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.2% Speciality

A deliberately cloudy Wheat beer, using British Malted wheat and barley combined with Mango pulp, to produce this fruity saffron coloured beer.

Fermented using Munich wheat beer yeast.

The Blandford Fly

The Blandford Fly by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.2%

A uniquely sweet and spicy golden ale with a refreshingly different ginger taste which is offset with hints of sweet toffee .

Posh IPA

Posh IPA by Yeovil Ales

ABV 5.4%

A genuine gourmet India Pale Ale of uncomprising quality. Pale with body and mouth feel, its strength is balanced by a truly fruity late-hopped finish.


Everdene by Brewhouse & Kitchen Dorchester

ABV 5.5% Speciality

Saison style with a Malty, biscuit profile with spicy English hops and orange peel.

Inspired by the lead character and formidable heroine, the beautiful farmer Bathsheba Everdene, in Thomas Hardy’s classic novel ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ based in Hardy’s Wessex, in and around Dorchester.

The Duchess

The Duchess by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.5%

This celebration beer has been developed by our Brewster and Beer Sommelier Nikki Rowe. It is strong cask ale at 5.5% abv, designed to be sipped and savoured. It is a deep golden, chestnut colour. The strong nature of the ale brings out the malt notes which are supplemented with English hops that give a delicate nose of soft fruits with a hint of orange.


Superfuzz by Abyss Brewing Ltd

ABV 5.6%

A hop heavy Fuzz bomb, low bitterness, massive hop aroma. Dry hopped with Chinook, Citra, Simcoe and combined with Cascade, Chinook for aroma.

The Cranborne Poacher

The Cranborne Poacher by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.7% Speciality

A bold fruity, ruby ale. Crystal and chocolate malts provide a full bodied taste with sweet and complex flavours of damson and liquorice.

The Pheonix Orange IPA

The Pheonix Orange IPA by Drop the Anchor Brewery

ABV 6.0% India Pale Ale

Sweet Citra and Orange - An extremely moreish IPA blended with Pale Malt, Crushed Oats, Organic Orange Peel and infused with a Citra Hop Tea.

Winter's Tale 1058 Strong Ale

Winter's Tale 1058 Strong Ale by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 6.0%

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.

Tropical Thunder

Tropical Thunder by Abyss Brewing Ltd

ABV 6.2%

A juicy IPA. Quenching bolt of citrus hops, overflowing with flavour. Dry hopped with Mosaic and Azzacca, combined with Cascade, Sorachi Ace for aroma.