2002

SANDROCK 5th ANNUAL BEER FESTIVAL
Boundstone, Farnham. SU 829 445

Saturday 2nd March 2002

Quite a few more of us attended this festival but exactly who is a mystery.
This was the first time we came across Apache Rose Peacock, which we found an absolutely stunning beer.
And, most unusual for a pub beer festival, they had some draught French beer on!

Brewery Beer %
Triple fff Apache Rose Peacock 4.2
Carlow Moling’s Red Ale 4.3
Brassiere De LeSoif Reboutex 4.2
RCH P G Steam 3.9
Wolf Edith Cavell 3.7
Abbeydale Absolution 5.3
Beckett Whitewater 4.3
Oakham White Dwarf 4.3
Carlow Curim Gold 4.3

Attended by:-
PV & ROC plus mysterious others

INDEPENDENT BREWERS BEER FESTIVAL XIII
Farnborough Recreation Centre, SU 868 553

Saturday: March 2002

Thirteen is meant to be unlucky and this proved to be the case for Andrew as Clark’s lost the catering franchise at the recreation centre soon after this event and with no venue the Indie Brewers Beer Festivals came to an end.
They were very good while they lasted.

Brewery Beer %
Orkney Dark Island 4.0
Spinning Dog Top Dog 4.2
Teme Valley Spring Wot 4.7
Hart Winter Knights (Wheat) 4.0
Shoes Canon Bitter 4.1
Dunn Plowman Kingdom Bitter 4.5
Hebridean Clansman Ale 3.9

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

FARNHAM BEEREX
Farnham Maltings SU 841 465

Thursday 25 th April 2002

Everything is back to normal. Beer consumption is back up and brewery choice is very good mixture of old favourites and newcomers.

Brewery Beer %
Arkells JRA 3.8
Bartrams Green Man 4.0
Belvoir Whippling Golden Bitter 3.6
Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8
Blue Anchor Spingo Best 5.3
Caledonian Deuchars IPA 3.8
Hop Back Best Bitter 4.0
Itchin Valley Pure Gold 4.8
Potton Bunny Hop 4.1
Scattor Rock Golden Valley 4.6
Triple fff Extra Stupidly Happy 5.0
Warwickshire Best Bitter 3.9
Wickwar Coopers WPA 3.5
Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale 4.2
Saturday 27th April 2002
Brewery Beer %
Arkells Kingsdown Ale 5.0
Arran Dark 4.3
Beartown Bear Ass 4.0
Belvoir Beaver Bitter 4.3
Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8
Blue Anchor Spingo Best 5.3
Branscombe Vale Branoc 3.8
Donnington XXX 3.6
Moor Summerland Gold 5.0
Moor Withy Cutter 3.1
Oakham JHB 3.8
Oakham White Dwarf 4.3
Rebellion IPA 3.7
Willy’s Coxswain 4.9
Willy’s Last Resort 4.3

Attended by:-
PV, MG, ROC and reprobates just do not come close to describe this lot



6th CROSSWAYS INN BEER FESTIVAL
Churt, SU 855 382

Saturday 20thJuly 2002

This festival had been going for a number of years but this was the first time we managed to get there. What had we been missing? There was an extremely good beer list, which was apparently usual for this venue. The Number 19 bus to Hindhead would become a regular annual journey.
What was unusual was, we made comments on the beers tried. One and only time this happened in all the years we had been going to festivals.

Brewery Beer % Comment
Church End Poachers Pocket 3.5 Easy drinking
Green Tye Union Jack 3.6 Malty, chewy, crap
Belvoir Whippig Gold 3.6 Twangy
Brunswick Down the Hatch 3.7 Pleasantly sharp
Eccleshall Hot Shot 3.8 Faintly medicinal
Old Chimneys Hairy Canary 4.0 Lemon & ginger flavour
Hoskins & Oldfield Bangkok Gold 4.0 Light bog standard bitter
Church End Shakes Beer 4.0 Good best bitter
Brunswick TLC 4.0 Light twangaletto
Lichfield Hop ‘N’ Bothered 4.2 Refreshing spectrum
Townes Stavely Cross 4.2 Smokey burnt cheese
Lloyds Churt Golden 4.3 Light barley, fully hopped
St. Bernardus St. Bernardus 5.5 Excellent Belgium white beer

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

GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL
Olympia, London TQ 242 790

Tuesday 6th August 2002

Paul V now gave up any attempts to try the British beers and just went European.

Brewery Beer %
Fruh Kolsch 4.8
Zion Kolsch 4.8
Coreff Blonde 4.2
Schlenkerla Lagerbier 4.6
Keesman Herren Pils 4.6
Fischer Helles 5.3
Verhaeghe Echte Kriek 6.8
Breznice Jantar 5.8
Andechs Spezial 5.9
Neder Schwarz Anna 5.2
Pelgrim Stoombier 5.5

Attended by:-
PV & DF

Saturday 10th August 2002
Brewery Beer %
Gilden Kolsch 4.8
Recken Pilsner 5.0
Spezial Rauchbier 4.7
Augustiner Edelstoff 5.4
Hartman Felsentrunk 5.1
Kloisterbrau Braunbier 5.3
Kneitinger Dunkel 5.0
Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen 5.1
Norbert Dark 5.7
Cantillon Kriek 5.0
Keesman Herren Pils 4.6
Andechs Spezial 5.9
Recken Export Pils 4.7
Mahrs Pilsner 4.8

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

RED LION 6TH ANNUAL BEER FESTIVAL
Aldershot, SU 874 500

Saturday 1st September 2002

Although we had no doubt attended the previous five festivals run by Dave since taking over ‘The Red’, only a couple of our beer lists survive.
If the day went as usual (and there is no reason to suppose it did not), then Paul V would have been serving in the garden beer tent from midday until four o’clock. At some time during this period, the rest would have turned up.
Mick from B&T, who quite often turned up with his crowd sometime during the day, would have supplied a lot of the beers.

Brewery Beer %
Titanic First Class 4.1
Holden Bitter 3.9
B&T Barley Mow 3.8
Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3
Hart Captain Morley 3.9
O’Hanlons Wheat Beer 4.0
Cannon Royall Sabrina 4.6

Attended by:-
PV and some others. DF was of course running it.

9TH WOKING BEER FESTIVAL
Woking Leisure Centre, TQ 007 578

Saturday 9th November 2002

In addition to the British beers listed below, we also tried a draught foreign beer. It was a ‘Blond’ and 6% but unfortunately the rest is illegible due to prior excess consumption.

Brewery Beer %
Banks & Taylor Dragonslayer 4.5
Broadstone Gold 5.0
Cairngorm Avimore Gold 4.5
Cairngorm Highland IPA 3.6
Caledonian Golden Promise 4.5
Crown HPA 3.9
Eastwood & Saunders Beyond the Pale 4.0
Grand Union Gold 4.2
Grand Union Grand Union Bitter 3.7
Grand Union Kolsch 5.0
Hopdeamon Skrimshander IPA 4.5
King Horsham BB 3.8
Tiger Tops Just Jane 3.6

Attended by:-
The usual crowd