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The theme for 2008 is the Knights of the Round Table. If you go top to bottom trying each of the theme beers and make it as far as Wear Valley's magical brew, Excalibur, you are truly King of the beer.

We're Knights of the Round Table, we dance when ere we're able,
We do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot, we eat ham and jam and spam a lot.

Real Ales
BreweryBeerABV (%)Tasting Notes
1648Lewes, East SussexGinger No 14.7Smoked malt barley brews ginger beer with a kick
1648Lewes, East SussexSignature4.4Very pale with a crisp clean hoppy taste
AllgatesWigan, LancashireBrightblade4Beer of Festival at Warrington; pale and hoppy with a hint of ginger
AllgatesWigan, LancashireHops and Charity4.1Pale and citrus; formerly Snow White + 7 halves now a regular supporting Wigan Hospice
ArundelW. SussexBlack Beastie4.9Monstrous dark ale
ArundelW. SussexPickled Mousse4.1Small beer with a big finish
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterFlat Cap4This refreshing pale ale has citrus notes with a delicate floral aroma
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterPort O Call5Dark, rich, tasty and satisfying
Bank TopBolton, Greater ManchesterSir Robin4Special brew for Chairman; Bold Sir Robin
BoggartManchesterDark Side4.4Classic Porter
BreconshireBrecon, PowysBrecon County Ale3.7Amber bitter with clean hop flavour
BrewdogFraserburgh, AberdeenshireHardcore IPA9Post-modern classic IPA with bite
BrewdogFraserburgh, AberdeenshireHype4.1Well hopped easy drinking golden beer
BrewdogFraserburgh, AberdeenshirePunk IPA6Trashy blond beer, dry hopped, aromatic and zesty
BroughtonPeeblesMerlins Ale4.2Well hopped and fruity
ButcombeBristol, SomersetGold4.7Crisp floral hoppy premium bitter with dry finish
CainsLiverpool, Merseyside2008 Ale5Clean Pale Ale with fruity malt and citrus hop
CainsLiverpool, MerseysideDragon Heart5Strong brown ale with fruity complex character
CambrinusPrescot, MerseysideEndurance4.5IPA style smooth and hoppy, fermented in oak
Castle RockNottingham, NottinghamshireSheriffs Tipple3.5Not for the woodsmen!
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlueberry Classic Bitter5Very pleasant fruit beer
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBlunderbus Old Porter5.5Award winning Porter
Coach HouseWarrington, CheshireBurns Aulde Sleekit5.5Rich Burns Night ale
ConistonConiston, CumbriaBluebird Bitter XB4.2Well balanced hoppy and fruity golden bitter
ConistonConiston, CumbriaOld Man Ale4.2Delicious fruity, rich, winey beer
Copper DragonSkipton, North YorkshireGolden Pippin3.9Malt, hops and fruit give good aroma and flavour with a building bitterness
Crown / WellingtonSheffield, South YorkshireMiddle Wood Mild3.8Dark Mild with a hint of caramel then a smooth, rich after-taste
Crown / WellingtonSheffield, South YorkshirePennine Traveller4.2Brewed specially for BBBB 08; pale, hoppy beer of a type loved in S Yorkshire
Crown / WellingtonSheffield, South YorkshireStannington Stout5Award winning stout with traces of chocolate and coffee in the flavour
DalesideHarrogate, North YorkshireBlonde3.9Refreshingly hoppy with a short bitter finish
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexHophead3.8Wonderfully hoppy golden coloured bitter
Dark StarHaywards Heath, West SussexSmoke5Deep golden Bavarian style with smoked malt
DorsetWeymouth, DorsetSilent Knight5.9Big, bold, dark ruby wheat beer
ExmoorTaunton, SomersetExmoor Gold4.5BBBB favourite; yellow bitter with a clean hoppy aftertaste
FernandesWakefield, West YorkshireCentennial4.1Pale and hoppy
Fuzzy DuckPoulton-le-Fylde, LancashirePheasant Plucker4Deep amber, floral and hoppy
Fuzzy DuckPoulton-le-Fylde, LancashireStout4Rich roasted malt, smooth dry finish
George WrightSt. Helens, MerseysidePure Blonde4.6New pale beer increasingly popular
George WrightSt. Helens, MerseysideRoman Black Winter Beer4.7Black, smooth and creamy beer with a dry aftertaste
George WrightSt. Helens, MerseysideWhingers Bitter4Brewed to suit CAMRA members
GlastonburySomerton, SomersetLady of the Lake4.2Well hopped amber bitter with fruity malts and vanilla hints
GoffsWinchcombe, GloucestershireJouster4Well balanced tawny bitter with hoppy aftertaste
GoffsWinchcombe, GloucestershireMordred4.2Dark amber beer with a bitter-sweet taste
GoffsWinchcombe, GloucestershireWhite Knight4.7Well balanced bitter; light and hoppy aftertaste
GrindletonClitheroe, LancashireOld Fecker4Golden, very hoppy brew with a crisp dry finish
HampshireRomsey, HampshireLionheart4.5Golden hoppy beer with sharp citrus flavours
HartPreston, LancashireIce Maiden4Crisp hoppy beer with floral notes and a dry finish
Hesket NewmarketHesket Newmarket, CumbriaOld Carrock Stong Ale5.6Dark red powerful ale
HoltsManchesterBitter4Hoppy distinctive copper coloured ale
HoltsManchesterMild3.2Fruity, malty dark beer with dry, hoppy finish
HoltsManchesterTouchwood4.2Normally a bottled beer, brewed with aged oaky undertones
Hop BackSalisbury, WiltshireSummer Lightning5Dangerously drinkable beer with hoppy aroma and intense bitterness
HydesSalford, Greater ManchesterHarem Scarem4.7Frighteningly moreish beer with a magical flavour
HydesSalford, Greater ManchesterJekylls Gold4.3Pale premium bitter
J.W. LeesMiddleton, ManchesterMoonraker (Cask)6.5Famous rich, sweet and dark red ale with fruity dry finish
Kelham IslandSheffield, South YorkshirePale Rider5.2Full bodied golden ale with fruit aroma
LeydenBury, Greater ManchesterBlack Pudding Mild3.8Dark creamy mild with malty, balanced finish
LeydenBury, Greater ManchesterCrowning Glory6.8Superb sweet warming winter ale
LeydenBury, Greater ManchesterNanny Flyer3.8Drinkable dry and hoppy session bitter
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireBlack Cat3.4Multi award winning dark mild
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashireBlonde Witch4.5Pale with hoppy citrus flavour
MoorhousesBurnley, LancashirePendle Witches Brew5.1Distinctive strong bitter with honey sweet taste but dry bitter finish
NorthernNorthwich, CheshireDeep Dark Secret5.2Liquorice Porter
NorthernNorthwich, CheshireOut on the Floor4.8Pale, powerful and hoppy
NorthernNorthwich, CheshireSnowy Owl4.1Pale fruity Premium Bitter
OakhamPeterborough, CambridgeshireJHB3.8Hoppy straw coloured citrus brew; award winning, try it!
OtterHoniton, DevonAle4.5Full bodied bitter with malty aroma and fruity taste
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterPorter5Dark rich Porter
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWhite Monk4.5Yellow beer with plenty of fruit and a hoppy, bitter finish
PhoenixHeywood, Greater ManchesterWobbly Bob6BBBB classic; red-brown with malty, fruity aroma
PictishRochdale, LancashireAlchemists Ale4.3Refreshing straw coloured ale with crisp, malt flavours and a robust hoppy finish
PictishRochdale, LancashirePorter4.4Marvelously complex dark beer with hop and roast malt flavours
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterGold Rush4.5A light beer with a hoppy finish
ProspectWigan, Greater ManchesterOpen Cask3.6New seasonal beer from local brewery
RobinsonsStockport, CheshireOld Tom8.5Dark, complex beer; malt, port and fruit leads to a long bitter-sweet finish
RoostersHarrogate, North YorkshireSpecial3.9Fine golden ale with fruit and hop notes
Sarah HughesDudley, West MidlandsDark Ruby Mild6Vastly popular strong mild; rich and warming
SouthportSouthport, MerseysideCarousel4Refreshing, floral and hoppy best bitter
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireHalcyon Imperial IPA7.8Rich, fruity and hoppy with citrus and an intense bitter finish
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireJaipur5.9Soft smooth taste leads to massive hoppiness and long bitter finish
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireJaywick4.8Honey, gooseberry and pasion fruit; heavy on the nose
ThornbridgeBakewell, DerbyshireKipling5.2Pale ale with kiwi and passion fruit flavours
Timothy TaylorKeighley, West YorkshireLandlord4.3Dry, hoppy beer; 3 times Champion Beer of Britain
UlverstonUlverston, CumbriaLonesome Pine4.2Golden and hoppy with a honey flavour
UlverstonUlverston, CumbriaStout Ollie4.3Roasted malts, dry, light bitter finish
Wear ValleyBishop Auckland, County DurhamExcalibur3.9A magical kings brew!

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BrewABV (%)FromType
Autumn7.5DevonCider - Dry
Broadoak KB (Kingston Black)8.4SomersetCider - Medium
Broadoak Moonshine (8.4%)8.4SomersetCider - Medium
Countryman6.5DevonCider - Medium
Green Valley (Brandy Flavour)7.2DevonCider - Dry
Hancocks6DevonCider - Sweet
Hancocks6DevonCider - Medium
Hecks Avalon Dragons Blood7.2SomersetCider - Medium
Hecks Cider Lady's Finger6.5SomersetCider - Medium
Hecks Hangdown 2 Year Vintage6.5SomersetCider - Dry
Rathays Old Goat Dry Cider7.5HerefordshireCider - Dry
Rich's Legbender6SomersetCider - Sweet
West Croft Medium Cider / Janets Jungle Juice6SomersetApple Cider

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BrewABV (%)FromType
Hartlands Medium Perry6.8GloucestershirePerry - Medium
Olivers Blended Dry Perry7HerefordshirePerry - Dry
Ralphs Medium Perry5PowysPerry
Westons Original Perry4.5HerefordshirePerry - Sweet

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Draught Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Anchor Liberty AleAmerican Pale Ale5.9USA
Brinkhoffs Premium Pilsener No1Classic German Pilsener5Germany
Cristal AlkenPilsener4.7Belgium
Cruzcampo Premium LagerPale Lager - North Am. / Light5Spain
De Koninck WinterkoninckBelgian Ale - Dark / Amber6.5Belgium
Flensburger PilsenerClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Florisgaarden FramboiseFruit Beer3.7Belgium
Krombacher PilsClassic German Pilsener4.8Germany
Liefmans Cuvée Brut (Kriekbier)Sour Flemish Ale - Flanders Red / Oud Bruin6Belgium
Mort Subite KriekLambic - Fruit (Cherry)4.5Belgium
Paulaner Hefe-WeissbierWeissbier - Hefeweizen5.5Germany
Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Helles / Dortmunder Export4.9Germany
Tripel KarmelietAbbey Tripel8Belgium
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry BeerFlavored - Fruit4.1Belgium

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Bottled Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Bintang Bir PilsenerPale Lager4.8Indonesia
Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noel)Belgian Strong Ale12Belgium
Chimay Bleue (Blue)Belgian Strong Ale9Belgium
Chimay Rouge (Red)Abbey Dubbel7Belgium
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White)Abbey Tripel8Belgium
De Halve Maan Brugse ZotBelgian Ale - Pale / Golden6Belgium
DesperadosPale Lager5.9France
Estrella DammPale Lager5.4Spain
Lindemans FaroLambic - Faro4.75Belgium
Modelo EspecialPale Lager6Mexico
Moosehead BeerPale Lager5Canada
Mort Subite Gueuze LambicLambic - Gueuze4.5Belgium
Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus BierDoppelbock14Austria
Ulan Bator BaadogVienna4.8Mongolia
Vedett Extra BlondPale Lager5Belgium
Verhaeghe Duchesse De BourgogneSour Ale6.2Belgium

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Fruit Beers
BeerTypeABV (%)Country
Boon KriekLambic - Fruited4.5Belgium
Chapeau TropicalLambic - Fruit (Banana)3Belgium
Florisgaarden Chocolat GardenbeerBelgian White (Witbier)4.2Belgium
Florisgaarden MangoFruit Beer/Radler3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden NinkeberryFruit Beer3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden PassionFruit Beer3.6Belgium
Florisgaarden Pomme / AppleFlavoured - Fruit3.6Belgium
Liefmans FrambozenbierSour Flemish Ale - Flanders Red / Oud Bruin4.5Belgium
Timmermans Peche LambicLambic Style - Fruit4Belgium
Van Diest Fruli CranberryFlavored - Fruit4.1Belgium

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We're Knights of the Round Table, our shows are formidable,
But many times, we're given rhymes, that are quite unsingable.

We try our best to pass the test, but sometimes we aren't able,
To guarantee at every session every beer will be available.

Sorry folks but once they're gone, they're gone.


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