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Below is the latest list of Beer that we expect to be delivered to the Durham Beer Festival.
This information is supplied in good faith and whilst we will attempt to keep this page as up to date possible there may still be some last minute changes to availability and ABV may occur. Please note that some beers are being held as reserves to be tapped when other beers sell out, so not all beers are available at all times.

The information below may be sorted by any of the headers (except "Tasting Notes") to help you find drinks to your taste or interest. Just click on the relevant header to sort by that column.

Last Updated: 27th August 2023 @ 17:30

Brewery Name ABV Style Tasting Notes
Beartown,Congleton Bear Ass 4.0% Red

A light, ruby coloured ale with excellent hop and malt aromas, and a smooth, dry, malty flavour.

Big Lamp,Newcastle Prince Bishop 4.8% Golden

A well balanced fruity, light coloured beer. First brewed for the 1987 Durham Beer Festival. Generously donated by the Victoria, Hallgarth Street, Durham

Caps Off,Bishop Auckland Hotwired Tuk Tuk 4.3% Pale

Light and smooth with fruity aroma

Consett Shift Break 4.6% Coffee milk stout

Plenty of coffee, plenty of flavour, and very smooth. Generously donated by Consett Ale Works

Darwin, Sunderland Chocolate & Vanilla Stout 5.0% Stout

Chocolate and vanilla show strongly without making a heavy beer. Generously donated by The Seven Stars, North Shields

Darwin, Sunderland Cyborg Bette 4.3% Amber gold

Citrus hop flavours make this a good session ale

Durham Magus 3.8% Bitter

Citrusy, spicy, and gluten-free. A classic. Generously donated by Ye Old Elm Tree, Durham, CAMRA Durham City Pub of the Year 2023

Durham Oreo Speedwagon 5.2% Milk stout

A complex malt base of nine malts creates a stunning biscuit, chocolate and creamy base. Can't fight this feeling! Kindly sponsored by Yorkshire Holdings

Elland, Yorkshire 1872 Porter 6.5% Porter

An old port nose, coffee and bitter chocolate flavours from four malts

Foxfield, Cumbria Store Porter 8.7% Porter

Spicy and treacly at the same time! Generously donated by Linda and Stewart Johnson

George Samuel, Shildon Drop Hammer 4.2% Pale ale

Hazy double hopped pale ale with Citra, Amarillo and Azacca hops. Kindly sponsored by Chester le Street Masonic Centre

George Samuel, Shildon Leaves on the Line 4.2% Bitter

Brewed with British Maris Otter and crystal malts, and hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops. Kindly sponsored by Tanfield Lea Club

GNEB, Team Valley North Sea Bitter 3.8% Bitter

Balanced beer with notes of caramel from the malts, and lavender, spice, honey and thyme from the English Fuggles, Challenger, and EKG hops. Generously donated by O'wa the Road, Swalwell

Hadrian Border, Newcastle Grainger 4.6% EPA

Brewed using a single Pale Ale malt, and hopped with three varieties giving a well-balanced finish. From the wood. Kindly sponsored by Coxhoe Village Hall

Hadrian Border, Newcastle Secret Kingdom 4.3% Dark

Dark, rich and full-bodied slightly roasted with a malty palate ending with a pleasant bitterness. From the wood. Kindly sponsored by Nick Young

Harviestoun of Alva Schiehallion 4.8% Lager

Hops: Challenger, H.Herbrucker, Celeia, Bobek Malt: Lager Malt, Wheat Malt

Hill Island, Durham 21/41 4.4% Golden

A new brew with a subtle citrus flavour

Hop Back, Salisbury Summer Lightning 5.0% Golden

Straw coloured bitter with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma.

Hopper House, Sedgefield Hay Bale Pale Ale 4.3% Pale

Fresh and very drinkable. Generously donated by Peter RM Jones

Maxim, Houghton-le-Spring Maxim 4.7% Brown

A classic brown ale, justly famous. Generously donated by Maxim Brewery

Maxim, Houghton-le-Spring Maximus 6.0% Double IPA

A sweet liquorice taste that is warming and easy to drink.

McColl's, Evenwood Bliss 4.2% Pale

Malt character, solid bitterness and citrus hop flavours create a well balanced ale. Kindly sponsored by The Victoria, Witton-le-Wear

North Pier, Sunderland Paper Planes 4.2% Pale

Brewed with Centennial and Citra hops, producing a nicely bitter ale. Kindly sponsored by That Crafty Brew micropub, Chester-le-Street

Ossett Alter Ego 5.5% NEIPA

A stronger, dry-hopped version of White Rat. Suitable for vegans. Generously donated by Ossett Brewery

Rudgate, nr York Ruby 4.4% Red mild

Malty, rich, and roasted with hints of nuts, coffee, and prunes.

Thornbridge, Bakewell Jaipur 5.9% IPA

Grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruit with an enticing bitterness. Kindly sponsored by Arthur Corner

Three Kings, North Shields Rain Shadow 4.1% Golden

Tangy and pale with lasting flavour

Three Kings, North Shields Real Poncho 4.1% Golden

A rich tasting and hoppy golden ale. Generously donated by Three Kings Brewery

Three Kings, North Shields Silver Darling 5.6% Pale

Light but robust with plenty of taste. Generously donated by Three Kings Brewery

Yard of Ale, Ferryhill Station Selling Dreams 3.9% Red

Copper red colour - a proper bitter. Kindly sponsored by AdeleS Art