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Il Papavero Prosecco
This Prosecco is a fabulous addition to Burghfest having notched up a bevy of 5-Star reviews. A delicious and refreshing Prosecco brought to you the maestro Scipione Giuliani.
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Seasonal special. Brewed using green hops
Andwell’s ever popular King John ale has been blended with fresh, local green hops to create the perfect rich malty amber ale. The hops have a light, marmalade aroma with a hint of magnolia that are both refreshing and zesty.
Golden blonde ale with fresh taste and citrus aroma.
CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2016
A rich and dark stout infused with vanilla pods. Full bodied, smooth, and slightly sweet.
by Bond Brews
Brewed using three blends of malted barley and wheat to provide a full bodied, rich copper coloured, nutty and biscuity session bitter. Two whole leaf hop varieties are used to provide a good bitter-sweet balance and a subtle fruity aroma, giving way to a lingering chocolate malty finish
3.8% Pale Unfined
Plenty of hops were used against a malt base that uses a little bit of Carapils to ensure there’s enough body to carry them at the lower ABV.
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Burghfest 2017 Award Winner – Best Bitter
A best bitter full of spicy hop notes with a fruity dark amber colour. Pryde is a very subdued ale with muted flavours of caramel, rye bread and toffee aromas that balance out the fruity almost lemony notes.
First time at a beer festival
A light golden hoppy pale ale named after a local rock and folk band brewed from only English grown ingredients. Mashed from Extra Pale Maris Otter and Crystal malts from Norfolk and bittered with Fuggle and Golding hops from a Worcestershire farm.
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Burghfest exclusive brew. Late-hopped with Cascade
Brewed using Slovenian Stryian Golding hops which impart a zesty Lime flavour. The mix of Cara malt and Wheat malt give a smooth, creamy body to the beer. Special brew for Burghfest late-hopped with Cascade for added punch.
Russet is a ruby-red multi-grain beer brewed with barley, wheat, oats and Crystal Rye. Hopped with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings from Slovenia, Russet is a beer packed with flavour and aroma.
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American Pale Ale
CAMRA Best Beer of Oxfordshire. Runner Up 2017
This is a crisp golden coloured ale made with pale malted barley. We selected 4 of the “big dog” hops from the USA to bring out huge citrus and floral flavours which make your taste buds tingle.
English Pale Ale
This Beer is a handcrafted English Pale Ale which is very light in colour based on the malted pale ale barley used in the brew. This beer was created as a summer session ale using English bittering hops and 2 types of late flavour hops from New Zealand and USA to get a delicious zesty taste. You can drink this one all day long.
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Extra Pale Ale
This is a really light and refreshing extra pale ale made using English malted barley and a couple of late whole hops. The aroma should be light, possibly tropical fruits or cut grass and the taste will be citrus and possibly hints of tangerine or rose.
Sponsored by New Wharf Brewing
5.0% Amber Unfined
Specially brewed for Burghfest
This one-off small batch brew is packed solid with various hops from around the world. A solid malt back bone wisps away to leave deep peachy notes, leading to a light chocolate autumn berry sweetness.
Also served at The Bulging Sack and other Reading pubs over Christmas.
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7.5% Dark Unfined
Reading CAMRA Beer of the Festival 2018
With 6 malts and 3 hops, this full-bodied Stout will surely hit the spot. The creaminess of the oats and cacao nibs coat the inside of the palate, leaving way for a light coffee bittersweet bourbon finish.
Brand new locally brewed craft lager
This Koln Style beer is fermented like an ale but matured as a lager. Straw in colour, which is lightly hopped and leads to crisp, refreshing bitterness. Served chilled and carbonated.
Oatmeal Pale Ale
4.5% Pale Unfined
2nd place Reading CAMRA Beer Festival
Palisade, Columbus & Cascade hops give spicy, grassy aromas while oats & caramalt give a bready, nutty malt base.
West Coast IPA
5.6% Pale Unfined
3rd place Reading CAMRA Beer Festival
Citra, Simcoe, Columbus, Chinook make this golden beer alive with peach & mango flavours. Dry, crisp with a subtle bitterness.
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Golden Session Ale
Burghfest 2017 favourite
Take a break, sit down, put your feet up. Need an easy-going pale ale to quench your thirst? That’s exactly what this subtle blend of American hops and pale malt body is all about. Except this one also has an extra burst of Citra!
An aromatic hoppy pale ale. Capturing the full potential of the fruity American hop flavours, this beer is designed to slip down easily while packing in the best of the hop properties. A smooth mouth feel with tropical fruits on the nose.
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Traditional English Bitter
Former CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain
A traditional English bitter brewed using water from the Hampshire chalk hills. Full and clean tasting, initially malty then tangerine fruit and resinous hop build to a quenching bitter finish.
Voted Best Beer in Hampshire 2016
An IPA of quaffable strength, copper coloured and single hopped with Citra hops. Super aromatic grapefruit and pine aroma with some sweet malt followed by the flavour of pineapple more grapefruit and tropical fruits. Big and pungent with a robust bitterness… BOOM
A full bodied, smooth best bitter. A blend of Cascade and First Gold hops gives it its characteristic complex hoppiness. A solid, down to earth 4.2% ale with no airs and graces.
Burghfest 2017 Award Winner – Best Mild or Stout
A traditional style, deliciously dark mild. Full of roast malt flavours coupled with a smooth mouth feel and gentle sweetness.
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CAMRA 2018 Bronze Award Winner – Golden Ale
A straw-coloured golden ale with an initial hit of cut grapefruit zest giving way to a deliciously sharp sherbet finish. At under 4%, this classic is an easy drinking year-round favourite.
The first beer brewed in Windsor for more than 80 years was launched on St George’s Day 2010 – it remains a best seller to this day.
A lovely copper coloured session strength ale with a tangy taste, yet a really smooth fresh hop finish, ensuring that it is very ‘quaffable’
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At 7.3% it’s not for the faint hearted!
A blend of Somerset’s finest ‘bittersweet’ cider apples with the addition of our great Berkshire culinaries. Full of apple ‘nose’, golden in colour and finishes with oak and honey notes. This ‘Rebel’ of a cider is one to behold.
Produced from apples sourced from a very local area. At 6.3%, it’s the younger ‘sibling’ of ‘Rebel’.
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A light cider made with fresh strawberries
A light cider with fresh strawberries added allowing them to infuse for a couple of weeks, before lightly pressing the rest of their juice out. The colour from the strawberries gives this special (unique) cider a light pink hue, with a medium to sweet taste.
CAMRA National Cider and Perry Regional Winner 2017
A natural perry made with a blend of dessert and perry pears including Thorn, Blakeney Red, Conference and Concorde, this “pear cider” has a pleasant pear aroma and subtle but full-bodied taste, with a light straw colour.
A sweet cider blended from dessert and cider apple varieties, gently infused with toffee to give a deep caramel aroma and colour. A toffee apple without the crunch.
Burghfest 2017 Award Winner – Best Cider or Perry
Handmade from a variety of eating cooking and crab apples mainly from within West Berkshire. A crisp refreshing Eastern Counties style Cider, made from 100% juice with no added water.
This medium Real Cider is handmade in the heart of the Royal County of Berkshire blended from a variety of fresh hand picked apples.
This medium/sweet Real Cider is lovingly crafted in West Berkshire from a blend of apples before being infused with real blackberry juice – not flavouring!
This medium/sweet Real Cider is lovingly crafted in West Berkshire from a blend of apples before being infused with real mango juice – not flavouring!
This medium/sweet Real Cider is lovingly crafted in West Berkshire from a blend of apples before being infused with real rhubarb juice.
Neither deaf or dogs, no one knows how they got their name. These R&B local legends take centre stage once again in one long beautiful music extravaganza. Not to be missed.
Awesome hard rock covers with extra sequins! Set includes Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, RATM, Skunk Anansie, System of A Down, Motorhead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Soul, motown, ska
RUG (Reading Ukulele Group) are a band of up to 20 ukulele players, a bass player and percussionist
Playing a wide variety of rocking covers
Regulars on our stage and at every festival I have attended this summer. Rigsby know how to play it loud and proud, no rising damp sitcoms here, this is full on entertainment.
Corvid describe themselves as a sea shanty punk trio. With a double bass, accordion and drums is not your typical punk band. Something different, perfect for a proper beer festival.
Rock and Indie
It’s great to find new local bands who play a little bit of everything. They have been playing a long time around the area, finally we have then on stage with us.
Legends in their own lunchtime, real favourites of mine. Back from their recent tour of Europe including Kent and Montenegro where they sunbathe with their suits on. Ladders and floss dancing, what could possibly go wrong.
Reading Operatic Society
A beautiful escape back to a classic musical with highlights from Annie. Performed on our stage by the amazing Reading Operatic Society.
We all know about Rock project junior, did you know there is a Rock project senior for the post school rockers? No sign of ¾ size guitars here, this is grownup stuff for big boys who are living the dream.
Burghfest House Band
No introduction required, Dom (lead singer) dominates the stage with the most amazing performance you will ever see. A huge amount of love for these highly energetic and talented guys at Burghfest, they get better every time.
Thanks to Peter O'Brien for this little snippet from last night's awesome gig! Findon, you're always amazing! If you've got any photos or videos from last night, post them on our Facebook page!
Posted by Murdoch's Crazy Eyes on Sunday, 11 September 2016
All original music
A 5 piece Uke pop band, with the biggest darn smiles on facebook. These guys are happy and chirpy, it bubbles through their music. if you don’t know what a Uke is, come along and find out.
New hot talent
Dub, reggae and ska fanatics bringing their unique blend of original songs flavoured with a hint of soul, funk and dance.
Acoustic Rock Duo
Two fellas and a whole bunch of acoustic rock, true Reading legends and very understated. They even have their own logo on facebook, cross between a transformer and a big cat.
Wild rock legends
Nothing can prepare you for Sonic Weapon, really.. nothing! There are no words to describe what might happen on stage this year. Come and experience the dream show with Ben and the crew.