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2011 Letchworth

September 22nd to 24th

2 weeks


(Letchworth 2011 Logo by Mike Rollins)

Join us for our 20th Letchworth Beer & Cider Festival!

Venue:

Opening times:

  • Thursday 22nd September, 5pm to 11pm
  • Friday 23rd September, midday to 11pm
  • Saturday 24th September, midday to 11pm

General entry is £2 – CAMRA members, EBCU members and OAPs FREE!

There is a family area available until 7pm on all days.

Any feedback? Use the comments below!

Beer List

Note: While all the beers here are confirmed with our suppliers all kinds of thing can go wrong within a week!
Sorry! The Yates Bitter hasn’t turned up with our delivery!
You can download an Excel spreadsheet version of the list here: Letchworth2011BeerFestivalList.xls

Brewery Map

Cider List

  • Apple Cottage (Baldock, Hertfordshire)
    • Apple Crumble – Dry, made with two varieties of local apples – 6.6%
    • Bishop of Lincoln – Dry, single varietal cider – 6.5%
    • King Leonidas – Medium, single variety, Spartan apples – 6.6%
    • Rumble – Medium, fermented in rum casks – 6.8%
  • Broadoak (Kingslane, Somerset)
    • Premium Perry – Sweet, CAMRA Perry of the Year 2009 – 7.5%
  • Double Vision (Boughton-Monchelsea, Kent)
    • Cider – Medium, Smooth, clean, quaffable – 7.4%
    • ‘Impeared Vision’ perry – Medium, seriously quaffable, silky smooth – 7.4%
  • Gwynt Y Ddraig (West Bradley, Somerset)
    • Black Dragon Cider – Medium Dry, Runner up CotY 2010 – 7.2%
    • ‘Two Trees’ perry, aged in oak – 5.0%
  • Hecks (Street, Somerset)
    • Cider – Medium dry, single variety – 6.5%
  • Newtons (Leominster, Herefordshire)
    • Cider – Medium dry, exceptional perry, carefully made – 6.5%
    • Perry – Medium sweet, classic perry for the connoisseur – 6.5%
  • Ross on Wye (Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire)
    • Perry – Medium dry, very traditional with green, vegetable notes – 6.5%
  • Severn Sider (Awre, Gloucestershire)
    • Cider – Medium dry, big, full-bodied, very traditional – 6.3%
    • Perry – Dry, Whisky casked and very popular – 6.4%
  • Sheppys (Bradford on Tone, Somerset)
    • Cider – Sweet, long established firm favourite – 6.0%
  • Winkleigh (Winkleigh, North Devon )
    • Sam?s Cider – Sweet, smooth as silk, clean as a whistle – 6.5%

Foreign Beers

Draught

  • Anker
    • Gouden Carolus Ambrio — 8.0%
      Golden amber version of the darker classic

  • Budweisser
    • Budvar — 5.0%
      Genuine Czech Pilsner

  • Lefebvre
    • Belgian Kriek — 3.5%
      Authentic sweet and sour cherries at a quaffing strength

  • Liefmans
    • Kriek Cuvee Brut — 6.0%
      A grown up version of the style, cherries in aged Lambic

  • St. Feuillien
    • Brune — 8.0%
      Smooth dark double stout

  • Ultramour
    • Berry Bier — 5.0%
      Cherries and berries in a rich alcoholic soup

Bottled

We also stock a large range of European beers including saisons, lambics, gueuze, kriek, framboise, and Abbey and Trappist beers

How to find the Festival


View Letchworth Station to Plinston in a larger map
  1. graham perry said on 2011/09/16 5:57 pm

    BOB is Original, not Old

  2. Yvan said on 2011/09/16 6:33 pm

    Ah – oops! Original it is! 😉

  3. Pete said on 2011/09/18 10:30 am

    Hoping that Brown Cow Captain Oates Dark Mild is soon added to the list! That was my favourite beer from last year’s festival.

  4. Yvan said on 2011/09/18 11:07 am

    Hi Pete, I’m afraid it is a bit late to get the Captain Oates in. 🙁 I hope one of our other dark milds makes up for this lack! (Looking forward to trying the Summer Wine “Resistance” myself – and the Potbelly “Beijing Black” is an old favourite of mine.)

    Current additions the list are:

    – McMullen “Hope & Glory” (best bitter)
    – Glebe Farm “Gladiator” (spelt beer)
    – Glebe Farm “Hereward” (organic best bitter)

    Plus one other “bitter” to be determined very soon I hope (it depends on what our local suppliers have in stock!)

    In future if you’d like to suggest beers please pop along to a meeting – or contact us more than 4 days before the festival! 🙂

    Always happy to take on suggestions – in fact the Northcote Jiggle Juice was suggested to us via twitter! (We’re @nh_camra by the way.) We didn’t even know Northcote existed! (Thankfully one of our suppliers – Wolf Brewery – knows them.)

  5. Matt Williams said on 2011/09/19 2:21 pm

    It was me that requested Jiggle Juice on Twitter after sampling it at Cambridge!

    I’ll be tweeting from Letchworth on Friday afternoon / evening. Pics and comments! @i_am_frolicols

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