Our Beers 2019

On this page you will find all of the beers that were available at the 2019 Dorset Beer Fest ... click here for 2020!

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Little Swine

Little Swine by Hogs Back Brewery

ABV 2.8%

A Small Beer with a Big Taste! A dry-hopped aromatic blonde beer with a full-bodied fruity flavour.

Bedrock Bitter

Bedrock Bitter by Keystone

ABV 3.6% Bitter

A mid coloured beer with a balance of locally grown malts and fresh fruity hoppiness. This beer has subtle sweet citrus flavours from the English Goldings hops.


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.

Moon Lore

Moon Lore by Gritchie Brewing Company

ABV 3.7%

A refreshing hop-forward New World Pale Ale with a verdant bouquet and the mouth-watering zing of citrus. The beer marries zesty tangerine with the sweet crisp freshness of greengages. It has a light finish that gently enlivens the palate prior to each new sip.

Gylla's Gold

Gylla's Gold by Small Paul's Brewery

ABV 3.8% Golden Ale

Golden session ale with mild fruit hop aromas leading to bitter hop flavours and a lingering dry hop aftertaste.


Hopkandi by Yeovil Ales

ABV 3.8%

Golden in colour, Hopkandi has been brewed using Comet
and Godiva whole hops to give a well-balanced fruity citrus flavour with a moreish finish.

Session IPA

Session IPA by Eight Arch Brewery

ABV 3.8% India Pale Ale

Our Session IPA uses a simple malt base allowing the hops to shine in this all day, easy drinking beer.

Rushmore Gold

Rushmore Gold by Sixpenny Brewery

ABV 3.9%

Crisp, citrus summer ale. Behind the super pale appearance lies a refreshing grapefruit and lemon aroma and smooth, malty, sherbet finish.


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.

English Lore

English Lore by Gritchie Brewing Company

ABV 4.0%

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.

Golden Bear

Golden Bear by Wriggle Valley Brewery

ABV 4.0% Golden Ale

A beautiful fruity Golden bitter with a complex flavour of 5 different hops and with a moderate bitterness.


Rider by Twisted Brewing Co.

ABV 4.0%

This is an amber ale built on a malt base with a biscuit undertone. Taste is fruity and layered - it keeps on giving nuances of berries and sweet malt.

Soul Train

Soul Train by Box Steam Brewery

ABV 4.0% India Pale Ale

A smack of Mosaic hop flavour that particularly brings out bubblegum and tropical fruit notes makes this White Gold IPA refreshingly hop forward.

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.


Amstel by Heineken

ABV 4.1%

Spritzy with a subtle citrus and herbal hop character and clean bitter finish.

Brains Black Stout

Brains Black Stout by SA Brains

ABV 4.1% Porter/Stout/Mild

Launched on St. David’s Day 2010 to rival the famous stout from the Emerald Isle, Black has had an instant impact dominating the Welsh stout market. With a distinctive, dark malt flavour Black is the ultimate stout and a must try for stout fans.


Pier by Box Steam Brewery

ABV 4.1%

Tangerine blossom aromas and ripe grapefruit flavours evoke a summer evening in a citrus grove from this Amarillo hopped Ale.

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.

Forum Lager

Forum Lager by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.2%

Forum Lager is a clean and refreshing Helles-style lager, with a delicate flavour created by Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruit lemon character from the German Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.


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.

Large One

Large One by Keystone

ABV 4.2% Best Bitter

A best bitter with a distinct malty flavour and a delicate addition of bittering hops with hints of fruit and spice in the aftertaste.

Summer Luvin

Summer Luvin by Piddle Brewery

ABV 4.2% Speciality

This is a New Zealand Pale Ale. The malt bill is a blend of Maris otter and pilsner malt giving an extra pale colour. But the standout characteristics come from bucket loads of New Zealand hops giving a passion fruit and grape 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.

The Rev James Pale

The Rev James Pale by SA Brains

ABV 4.2%

The new addition to our favourite Rev. James family of ales. Featuring fruity citrus flavours, this pale ale is vibrant and refreshing. Enjoy a clean bitterness and a smooth finish.


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.

Maidens Castle

Maidens Castle by Brewhouse & Kitchen Dorchester

ABV 4.3%

Our take on an Amber/Red ale with a blend of different caramel and chocolate malts, with a helpful dose of American hops that give this beer great depth of flavour

Rye and Coriander

Rye and Coriander by Hop Back Brewery

ABV 4.3%

The brew has a lot of biscuit rye flavour, a moderate bitterness, and an orange marmalade finish. Very quaffable!

Urban Legend

Urban Legend by Twisted Brewing Co.

ABV 4.3%

A solid gold beer, hop forward with citra hops dominating the beer. Smooth mouth-feel with a fruity palette and a mango aroma.

Brewers Bee

Brewers Bee by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 4.4% Golden Ale

A golden tawny brew with a floral honey aroma, light hop notes and a biscuity backdrop.

Fool Hardy

Fool Hardy by Dorset Brewing Company

ABV 4.4% Golden Ale

Full bodied very distinctive Golden Ale with a very floral spicey flavour and aroma.


Origin by Dorset Brewing Company

ABV 4.4% India Pale Ale

Thirst quenching clear fruity citrus IPA with a hoppy sweet finish. Easy drinking.

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.


Ekuanot by The Brew Shack

ABV 4.5%

Ekuanot is a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.

Grockles Blonde Ale

Grockles Blonde Ale by Southbourne Ales

ABV 4.5%

A clean and palatable ale with refreshing peach aromas.

Hogstar Lager

Hogstar Lager by Hogs Back Brewery

ABV 4.5%

Our new English lager. Old style lager but with greater depth of flavour and aroma. Matured for over a month for a deeper flavour.

Rev James Original

Rev James Original by SA Brains

ABV 4.5%

Based on a recipe from 1885 The Rev. James Original is rich and well-balanced with a mellow malty flavour that unexpectedly gives way to a clean, refreshing finish. Brewed using exclusive Buckleys’ yeast this award winning ale will save your soul and satisfy your thirst.

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.

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Birra Moretti

Birra Moretti by Heineken

ABV 4.6%

The ultimate Italian lager since 1859. Birra Moretti's special blend of high quality hops creates a smooth, full bodied beer with wholemeal bread top notes which are cut by a delicate citrus note.


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.

Uncle Sam Red Rye IPA

Uncle Sam Red Rye IPA by Piddle Brewery

ABV 4.7% India Pale Ale

An American Red Rye style beer. Ruby red in colour and heavy in body. The real flavour comes from the America hops giving you a lemon, lime zing and a pine aroma.


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

Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning by Hop Back Brewery

ABV 5.0%

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 Britain!

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.

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.

Cerne Abbas Giant

Cerne Abbas Giant by Brewhouse & Kitchen Dorchester

ABV 5.5%

A deep golden colour with a citrus and pine nose and a balanced, biscuit backbone.


Corbel by Eight Arch Brewery

ABV 5.5% India Pale Ale

SIBA National Gold (cask strong bitters & pales) & Bronze (supreme cask champion). This is how an IPA should be - packed with lashings of hops with aromas of mango and pineapple backed up with a thirst quenching bitterness. UNFINED

Frooti Tooti

Frooti Tooti by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 5.5% Speciality

A thirst-quenching, hazy tropical summer ale bursting with aromas of pineapple and raspberry. Perfect for long, lazy summer days.

Tally Ho!

Tally Ho! by Palmers

ABV 5.5%

Our most awarded ale. A deep and distinctive, dark ale. Delicious characteristics of fruit cake and roasted malt. Ale for aficionados.

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.

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.

Layer Cake

Layer Cake by Eight Arch Brewery

ABV 6.0% Porter/Stout/Mild

Black IPA. A dark beer with the bitterness & flavour of an IPA - fully loaded with resinous and fruity hops. Super drinkable....

Watchers Salted Caramel Porter

Watchers Salted Caramel Porter by Drop the Anchor Brewery

ABV 6.0% Porter/Stout/Mild

A chocolate caramel shortbread Porter, Caramel mixed with roasted barley, oats and a pinch of sea salt.

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.

Gurt Coconuts Rum Stout

Gurt Coconuts Rum Stout by Cerne Abbas Brewery

ABV 6.6% Porter/Stout/Mild

Its Gurt, its rum, its coconutty. Vic successfully conducted one of his experiments again with his old oak rum cask with no black sticky explosions this time!

Mr O'Barista

Mr O'Barista by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 7.5% Speciality

Kick start the Beer festival with this rich and smooth milk stout made with cold brewed, whisky barrel matured coffee beans.

Tanglefoot Limited Edition 2019

Tanglefoot Limited Edition 2019 by Hall & Woodhouse

ABV 8.7% Speciality

We have brewed this Special 2019 Edition Tangle Foot at 8.7% as a nod to the historical double gold win of our original Legendary Tangle Foot in the ‘Brewing Industry International Awards’ in 1987.