6 beers you must try at Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival this May

We’re just three weeks from the 2015 Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival sponsored by getreading.co.uk at Bracknell Town Football Club, and if you’ve digested that mouthful you’ll probably be interested in our hearty recommendations for the day.

You can see the full beer list online here, as well as the wine list here and the cider list here.

1643 Viscount

The champion beer of 2014 is back, voted the beer of the festival by our panel of judges that included head honchos from South East Berks CAMRA.

Viscount visits us again this year from Newbury based Two Cocks Brewery along with it’s pal – Cavalier.

Type: Golden Ale at 5.6% Ratebeer.com rating: 42


Talking of champions, we’ve only gone and secured Reading Beer & Cider Festivals LocAle of the festival from Vale Brewery.

It’s the first time Vale – from Brill in Buckinghamshire – have been represented at our event, and we expect to carry the barrel in on our shoulders like a true champion.

Type: Golden Ale at 4.8% Ratebeer.com rating: 66

Captain B

2015 marks a hat-trick of appearances for Captain Buggernuts at Bracknell Beer Festival. Why? Quite simply it is the first to sell out and the most requested beer of our event.

It’s rum infused and blinking marvellous – but get in quick before it’s gone!

Type: Premium Bitter at 5.3% Ratebeer.com rating: Not yet rated

B*****d Bunny Brew Ha Ha

The strongest beer we’ll have on the day at 7.2% ABV. This one is best drunk by the half and is a collaboration between Animal and MoogBrew in Taplow.

The bunny, some of you may know was a character originally featured in NME magazine and is full of hops. Like loads.

If you are planning on having a couple, you might want to find a local hotel for the night!

Type: IPA at 7.2% Ratebeer.com rating: Not yet rated

Sign of Spring from Stonehenge Ales

Sign of Spring

It’s green! A green beer! It tastes pretty decent too.

But you have to try it for the green based novelty factor.

Type: Premium Bitter at 4.6% Ratebeer.com rating: 16

White Tips

Siren are our closest brewery, which is great, but they continue to turn out critically acclaimed beers and this wheat ale is no different.

It combines a traditional Wit Beer with IPA hoppiness and is one of two Siren’s we’ll have on the day.

Type: Wheat Ale at 4.7% Ratebeer.com rating: 93

Tickets for Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival 2015 are on sale now priced £5, with FREE entry to CAMRA members.