1997

FARNHAM BEEREX
Farnham Maltings SU 841 465

Thursday 17 April 1997

Twenty-one years! God we must be getting old.
To commemorate, Cheriton brewed a special beer.

Brewery Beer %
Ball & Wicket Wicket Bitter 4.2
Banks & Taylor Shefford Mild 3.8
Broughton Scottish Oatmeal Stout 4.2
Broughton The Ghillie 4.5
Buffy’s Polly’s Folly 4.3
Caledonian Golden Promise 5.0
Cheriton 21st Special 4.5
Dent Aviator 4.0
O’Hanlons Dry Stout 4.2
Sharps Cornish Coaster 3.6
Sharps Doom Bar Bitter 4.0
Springhead Bitter 4.0
Townes GMT 4.2
West Berkshire Good Old Boy 4.0
Wyre Piddle Piddle in the Sun 5.2
Wyre Piddle Piddle in the Hole 3.9
Saturday 19 April 1997
Brewery Beer %
Branscombe Vale Old Stoker 5.4
Bunces Sign of Spring 4.6
Caledonian Deuchars IPA 3.8
Hampshire Edmond Ironside 4.2
Hampshire 1066 6.0
Harviestoun Waverley 70/- 3.7
Hop Back Thunderstorm 5.0
Isle of Skye Red Cuillin 4.2
Isle of Skye Pretender 4.0
Kelham Island Golden Eagle 4.2
Mitchells Lancaster Bomber 4.4
RCH Brewery PG Steam 3.9
Tomintoul Laird’s Ale 3.8
Wye Valley Springtime Beer 4.0
Wyre Piddle Piddle in the Wind 4.5

Attended by:-
PV, MG & ROC plus the now usual crowd



GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL
Olympia, London TQ 242 790

Saturday 9 August 1997

Must be getting fed up with fighting through the crowds to the bars, as only ten tried.

Brewery Beer %
Isle of Skye Black Cuillin 4.5
Jersey Old Jersey Ale 3.6
Thompson’s IPA 4.6
Bank Top Bridge Bitter 3.8
Dyffryn Clwyd Dr. Johnson’s 3.6
Nethergate IPA 3.6
Old Chimneys Swallowtail IPA 3.6
Caledonian Deuchars IPA 3.8
Goff’s Jouster 4.0
Swale Copper Winkle 4.0

Attended by:-
PV and assorted others

INDEPENDENT BREWERS BEER FESTIVAL
Farnborough Recreation Centre, SU 868 553

Saturday: October 1997

Either we missed the 3rd Indie Beer Festival in March 1997 or have just lost the beer list.
Anyway, the 4th festival was built around beers from the Peak District and Welsh Borders.

County Brewery Beer %
Derbyshire Blackbull Dovedale 3.6
- Lloyds (John Thompson Inn) Derby Bitter 4.1
- Whim Magic Mushroom Mild 3.8
Shropshire All Nations Pale Ale 3.0
- Fox and Hounds Bostin Bitter 4.2
- Salopian Proud Salopian 4.0
Staffordshire Burton Bridge XL Bitter 4.0
- Eccleshall Slaters Premium 4.4
Wales Plassey Cwrw Tudn 5.0
- Flannery’s Granny Flans 3.8
- Flannery’s Celtic Ale 4.2
- Stoney Rock Cavern 4.2
Cheshire Beartown Ambeardextrus 3.8
- Burtonwood James Forshaws Bitter 4.0
- Weetwood Eastgate 4.2

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

4th WOKING BEER FESTIVAL
Woking Leisure Centre, TQ 007 578

Saturday 8 November 1997

An innovation this year – the programmes were much thinner so you could slip them into your back pocket.

Brewery Beer %
Abbeydale Matins 3.5
Brewery on Sea Leaf Thief 4.2
Harviestoun Ptarmigan 85/- 4.5
Hogs Back Dark Mild 3.4
Isle of Skye Red Cuillin 4.2
Itchin Valley Fagin’s 4.1
Mallards Duckling 4.2
RCH 25A 4.7
Summerskills Celler V 3.7
Worldham Harlequin 4.0

Attended by:-
PV, ROC & MG plus, by now, KOC, TM, RN, PC & DF