1996

INDEPENDENT BREWERS BEER FESTIVAL
Farnborough Recreation Centre, SU 868 553

Saturday: March 1996

A new festival put together by Andrew Clark of Clark Caterers, who had the franchise for the function suite at the Farnborough Recreation Centre. Located on the top floor of the centre, the function suite has a terraced area accessible from the bar and on which the beer marquee had been erected.
With over 60 beers sourced from the West Country, it turned out to be one of the best festivals attended that year.

County Brewery Beer %
Cornwall St. Austell Trewlawny’s Pride 4.4
- Sharp’s Cornish Coaster 3.6
- Sharp’s Doom Bar Bitter 4.0
Devon Blackawton Shepherds Delight 4.6
- Blewitts Wages 4.5
- Jollyboat Mainbrace 4.2
- King’s Head Hare Brained 4.2
- Mill Whinge Ale 4.1
- Princetown Jail Ale 4.8
- Sutton Hopnossis 4.5
- Teignworthy Spring Tide 4.3
Dorset Goldfinch Tom Brown’s Best Bitter 4.0
Avon Smiles March Hare 4.0
Somerset Bridgewater Cannon Ball 4.2
- Cottage Old Freckled Ken 4.5
- Juwards Ted’s Tipple 3.9

Attended by:-
PV, ROC, KOC, RN & PC

FARNHAM BEEREX
Farnham Maltings SU 841 465

Thursday 25 April 1996
Brewery Beer %
Brains Dark Mild 3.5
Bridgwater Amber Ale 3.8
Bridgwater Coppernob 4.4
Burton Bridge XL Bitter 4.0
Cains Dark Mild 3.2
Caledonian IPA 3.8
Cropton King Billy 3.6
Exmoor Gold 4.5
Greenwoods Mahogany Mild 3.5
Juwards Bitter 3.9
Little Avenham Arkwright Ale 3.6
Little Avenham Pickled Priest 4.3
Newale Anna Valley Ale 4.0
North Yorkshire Best Bitter 3.6
Rebellion IPA 3.9
Roosters Yankee 4.3
Woods Sam Powell 3.7
Saturday 27 April 1996
Brewery Beer %
Ballard’s Best Bitter 4.2
Bathams Mild 3.5
Beer Engine Piston Bitter 4.3
Bullmastiff Bitter 3.5
Butcombe Bitter 4.0
Cheriton Double XX Gold 4.4
Hardy’s & Hanson’s Kimberley Mild 3.1
Harviestoun Original 80/- 4.1
Hook Norton Mild 2.9
Oakhill Best Bitter 4.0
RCH Brewery Pitchfork 4.3
Ridleys Dark Mild 3.5
Shepherd & Neame Spitfire Ale 4.7
Smiles Best Bitter 4.1
Woods Special Bitter 4.2

Attended by:-
PV, MG & ROC plus many others



GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL
Olympia, London TQ 242 790

Saturday 10 August 1996
Brewery Beer %
Cartmel Lakeland Gold 4.0
Hart Squirrels Hoard 4.0
Mildmay Colours Best 3.8
Teignworthy Reel Ale 4.0
Buffy’s Polly’s Folly 4.3
Chalk Hill Tap Bitter 3.6
Scott’s Blues & Bloater Bitter 3.7
Highwood Tom Wood Best Bitter 3.5
Hull Traditional Dark Mild 3.3
Leatherbritches Belt n’ Braces 3.8
Maypole Mayday 4.6
Burton Bridge Summer Ale 3.8
Daleside Midsummer Delight 4.1
Adnams Bitter 3.7

Attended by:-
PV and assorted others

INDEPENDENT BREWERS BEER FESTIVAL
Farnborough Recreation Centre, SU 868 553

Saturday: October 1996

The beers for the second ‘Indie’ Beer Festival came from Scotland and Northern England.

County Brewery Beer %
Orkney Orkney Raven Ale 3.8
Skye Isle of Skye Red Cuillin 4.2
- Isle of Skye Young Pretender 4.0
Grampian Tomintoul Stillmans 80/- 4.2
- Tomintoul Stag 4.1
Fife Backdykes Malcoms Ceilidh 3.7
- Fyfe Rope of Sand 3.5
- Burnt Island Alexander’s Downfall 4.9
Central Harviestoun Freshers 3.9
Durham Durham Canny Lad 4.5
Tyne & Wear Mordue Workie Ticket 4.5
Cumbria Coniston Bluebird Bitter 3.6
- Old Cottage Red Pike 3.6
- Old Cottage Barleycorn 4.0

Attended by:-
PV, ROC, KOC, TM, RN & PC