4th September 2021

4th September 2021

4th September 2021

4th September 2021

Saturday 4th September 2021



As usual we have scoured the UK to secure new breweries for the 'CBF' and we've managed to source plenty of first-timers for the 48 real ales we'll serve on the day. We also will have a dedicated Craft Beer bar.

This year we are commemorating 50 years since the moon landing. You'll find nods to that in our selection, including: Acorn's Giant Leap, Luna's Buzz, Tring's Moongazing, 8 Sail's Rocket to the Moon, and more. There are eleven "extraterrestrial" beers in total. You can find them all in our beer listing below.

The majority of our selection have an ABV of 4-4.5%. However, we have eight beers under 4% and ten over 5%, including Black Hole's Milky Way and Sarah Hughes's Dark Ruby Mild which are both 6%.

Keep scrolling to see the full list.


Over 50 beers from dark stouts to golden light ales and everything inbetween.

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We are really proud to have brought a great selection of fine, real ales from across the country, year after year to the Charlbury Beer Festival. Click here to download a comprehensive list of every ale up to and including 2018.

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CBF 2019 Beers

All beers are subject to change
BreweryBeerABVColourTasting Notes
AcornGiant Leap4.5
A rye pale ale brewed with Amarillo and Belma hops that give a rich fruity orange and grapefruit aroma.
Ascot5/4 Favourite4.6
Refreshing Golden Ale with a wonderful hoppy nose from Cascade hops. Light, fresh and crisp with floral hop notes.
Monthly seasonal - Blonde and hoppy, with floral aromas and a dry finish.
We make our classic amber pale ale with Lincolnshire pale and chocolate malts, and a blend of English hops (traditional Goldings and the more floral Challenger), then slowly mature it for a grainy, quaffable beer. Not your average English bitter.
Black HoleMilky Way6
A pale wheat beer. Honey and banana nose advises the sweet taste but not the sweet, dry spicy finish from this wheat beer.
Black SheepTwilighter3.9
A beer with fresh aromas and exciting hops character with Citra, Chinook and Amarillo hops.
The renowned special ale is copper coloured with a full premium quality flavour. A nutty richness derived from a blend of fine pale and crystal malts is balanced with a satisfying dryness from the unique use of three hops .
BrewstersRoll in the Hay4
A crisp golden ale with Cascade and Fuggles hops on caramel malt base. Fresh citrus and light spicy notes.
Burton BridgeDamson Porter4.5
A dark fruity beer with a hint of sweetness. Added damson juice for that something different.
DocksHard Graft4
A punchy, piney, pale ale underpinned by barley and rye malt with bold flavours.
East London BrewingPale4
Pale Ale is a crisp, lighter ale with a subtle bitterness and a fruity perfumed aroma. It's an excellent session beer.
8 SailRocket To The Moon4.3
Pale amber beer hopped with Pilgrim and Apollo giving a fruity hop flavour.
EnefeldLondon Pale5
British Hops give a great aroma with no resinous bite. Hop lead bitterness with a notable, but not overstated, aromatic finish in line with the classic Pale Ale style, all underscored by subtle foundations of Pale Malts.
HeadstockBarley Mow4.1
Light golden ale with a superb malt flavour balanced by the newly harvested hops.
HomeMaid Marion4.2
Made with the American Amarillo hop, there are definitive notes of orange and citrus, with a touch of grapefruit.
Hook NortonHooky Gold3.5
A very pale, crisp beer, confidently displaying its hop character. The first Hook Norton beer to feature American hops. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.
Hop BackSummer Lightning5
An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish.
IlkleyLotus IPA5.5
Packed with contemporary hop varieties to keep the flavours fresh and the senses sharp.
Kelham IslandKelham Best3.8
Pale amber using the fines Maris Otter malt and a special blend of American hops. The nose is of fresh citrus and berry fruits with a smooth juicy malt character and deceptively moreish finish that belies its’ strength.
LeesCosmic Brew3.9
JW Lees and Professor Brian Cox are on a mission. To explore new worlds. To seek out new ideas and new flavours. To boldly go where no one has gone before. It is this thrust of curiosity that has led us to Cosmic Brew: a hoppy and thirst-quenching amber ale.
LincolnImperial Ale3.8
A striking tawny coloured session bitter with a floral nose and subtle hint of sweetness in the aftertaste.
Little OxWipeout4.2
A light, citrussy pale ale, brewed in Freeland. Gluten Free.
A California Common Beer brewed with lager yeast but at ale temperature. Light amber in colour with fruit flavours. Clean and bitter balanced by light biscuit malt flavours.
Mad SquirrelDe La Crème4.5
Added lactose sugar brings sweet chocolate, caramel and cream flavours to your attention.
Malt the BreweryStarry Nights4
A light fruity ale with a dark side.
MordueNorthumberland Blonde4
Fresh and zesty with a hoppy lemon/ grapefruit aroma.
Nene ValleyBig Bang Theory5.3
Wonderfully balanced pale ale with a huge hop aroma giving way to malty sweetness and a gentle bitter finish
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.
A classic strong pale ale with refreshing citrus hop aromas.
Park BrewerSpankers IPA5.8
A bold and juicy IPA. Heavily hopped this has a good rich backbone of malt and a complex mix of citrusy and orange flavours.
PheasantryMunich Helles4.8
A light, refreshing lager style beer using German hops.
RatWhite Rat4
This very pale, hoppy ale is made from low colour Maris Otter malt. A combination of three high alpha American hops produce an intensely aromatic and resinous finish.
RudgateChocolate Stout5
A deep rich and satisfying premium stout with complex balanced flavours and a warm subtle chocolate finish.
A well balanced golden bitter with smooth mouth feel, floral hop aromas and pronounced bitterness, culminating in a long, dry finish and dry aftertaste.
Sarah HughesDark Ruby Mild6
This strong, absolutely black ale has a good balance of fruit and malt on the palate leading to a pleasant, lingering finish.
ShipstonesBlock Hole IPA4.1
Subtle notes of tropical fruit coming from a cocktail of American and New Zealand hops.
Bursting with fruit, within its bittersweet scent you’ll pick up lime and mangoes with a little lychee. And its creamy texture contains a slight strawberry finish.
St PetersOrganic Best Bitter4.1
A unique, full-bodied organic best bitter with a refreshing aftertaste. Highly commended by the Soil Association.
StonehengeGreat Bustard4.8
The complex malt and fruit flavours develop into a very pleasingly fruity and bitter aftertaste which lingers on.
TaylorsHopical Storm4
A modern dry hopped pale ale brewed entirely using UK grown hops.
ThornbridgeJaipur IPA5.9
A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey and an enduring, bitter finish.
This red-amber hued ale has a well rounded late bitterness with grapefruit, mango and peach hop characteristics imparted by American Chinook and Citra. Rye crystal malt adds additional complexity to stimulate your senses.
Triple FFFMoondance4.2
A pale ale with copious amounts of American Cascade hops. Wonderfully aromatic floral nose balanced by a gentle bitterness with a hint of sweetness.
New golden ale, packed with American hops for a full flavour of tropical fruits and a pineapple finish
ValeBad Hat Harry4.5
New seasonal summer beer from Vale in Brill.
Golden brown bitter, well-balanced with malt slightly dominating
White HorseEndeavour4.2
White Horse July seasonal beer, single hop deep golden beer brewed with Endeavour
WoodfordesNelson's Revenge4.5
A powerful malty beer with great depth of flavour. Appealing hoppy aftertaste.