Rochford Beer & Cider Festival

SOUTH EAST ESSEX CAMRA 2018 Beer & Cider Festival - 21st to 24th November 2018

Freight House Bradley Way, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BU

12:00 to 22:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018.
12:00 to 22:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018.
12:00 to 22:00 Friday 23rd November 2018.
12:00 to 22:00 Saturday 24th November 2018.

Rochford Beer and Cider Festival (RBCF) 2018 will run from Wednesday 21st November to Saturday 24th November at the Freight House Rochford.

2018 Rochford Beer & Cider Festival Sponsors: Nairnsey, Fisher and Lewis

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival Programme

Beer List

See programme for full details, or ask at the bar.

Key Keg bar:

BreweryLocationBeerABV
FableGreat Wakering, EssexEnchanted IPA4.4%
Leigh-on-SeaLeigh-on-Sea, EssexLegra3.8%
Leigh-on-SeaLeigh-on-Sea, EssexRenown4.0%
EyamEyam, DerbyshireBlack Death7.0%
EyamEyam, DerbyshireMompesson's Calling5.5%
Three Blind MiceEly, CambridgeshireGooseberry Saison5.0%
Norfolk BrewhouseFakenham, NorfolkDew Hopper4.0%
Other Monkey BrewingColchester, EssexMango and Pineapple IPA4.9%


National Bar:

Brewery Location Beer ABV
Barlow Barlow, Derbyshire Mish Mash 4.2%
Barlow Barlow, Derbyshire Anastasia 7.5%
Beermats Brewing Co Winkburn, Nottinghamshire Frosty the Snowmat 3.8%
Beermats Brewing Co Winkburn, Nottinghamshire MidnightMats 4.5%
Blue Monkey Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire Evolution 4.3%
Blue Monkey Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire Infinty IPA 4.6%
Boudicca Hoveton, Norfolk The Red Queen 4.5%
Boudicca Hoveton, Norfolk Spiral Stout 4.6%
Crankshaft Leyland, Lancashire Flywheel 4.2%
Crankshaft Leyland, Lancashire Fishwicks115 E.S.B 4.3%
Darkland Halifax, West Yorshire Darkland Jera 3.2%
Darkland Halifax, West Yorshire ISA 3.3%
Derventio Darley Abbey,Derbyshire Mrs Claus 4.0%
Derventio Darley Abbey,Derbyshire Cleopatra 5.0%
Downlands Small Dole, West Sussex Root Thirteen 3.6%
Downlands Small Dole, West Sussex Old 4.4%
Downlands Small Dole, West Sussex Devil's Dyke Porter 5.0%
Eyam Eyam, Derbyshire Ring o Roses 4.1%
Eyam Eyam, Derbyshire Quarantine 4.5%
Facer's Brewery Flint, Flintshire, Wales MountainMild 3.3%
Facer's Brewery Flint, Flintshire, Wales Clwyd Gold 3.5%
Franklin's Ringmer, East Sussex English Garden 3.8%
Franklin's Ringmer, East Sussex Resurrection 4.4%
Grain Alburgh, Norfolk S.M.A.S.H Propino Mandarina 4.0%
Grain Alburgh, Norfolk Best Bitter 4.2%
Great Orme Llandudno, Conwy, Wales Welsh Black 4.0%
Great Orme Llandudno, Conwy, Wales Orme 4.2%
Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Ole Cock 4.4%
Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Ripper 8.5%
Gun Gun Hill, East Sussex Scaramanga Extra Pale 3.9%
Gun Gun Hill, East Sussex Parabellum 4.1%
Hadham Little Hadham,Hertfordshire 18ct Golden Ale 3.7%
Hadham Little Hadham,Hertfordshire First Brewed Ale 4.0%
Humpty Dumpty Reedham, Norfolk Lemon &Ginger 4.0%
Humpty Dumpty Reedham, Norfolk Xmas Crack 7.0%
Intrepid Brough, Bradwell, Derbyshire Smoked Treacle Porter 4.8%
Intrepid Brough, Bradwell, Derbyshire Rye IPA 5.3%
Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Best 4.1%
Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Restoration Ale 4.6%
Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Black Buzzard 5.8%
Little Critters Sheffield, South Yorkshire White Wolf 5.0%
Little Critters Sheffield, South Yorkshire C Monster 6.5%
Mad Cat Faversham, Kent Emotional Blackmail 4.5%
Mad Cat Faversham, Kent Jet Black Stout 4.5%
Mad Cat Faversham, Kent EducatedGuess 4.7%
Magic Rock Huddersfield,West Yorkshire High Wire 5.5%
Magic Rock Huddersfield,West Yorkshire Ringmaster 3.9%
Marlpool Marlpool, Derbyshire Blind Boris Mild 3.5%
Mr Grundy Derby, Derbyshire Vampyr 4.4%
Mr Grundy Derby, Derbyshire No Mans Land 4.5%
Nethergate Long Melford,Sudbury, Suffolk Jack O'Lantern 4.4%
Nethergate Long Melford,Sudbury, Suffolk Old Growler 5.0%
Norfolk Brewhouse Fakenham, Norfolk Moon Gazer Winter Porter 4.5%
Norfolk Brewhouse Fakenham, Norfolk Moon Gazer Dark Mild 4.9%
Oakham Peterborough,Cambridgeshire J.H.B 3.8%
Oakham Peterborough,Cambridgeshire Inferno 4.0%
Opa Hay's Aldeby, Norfolk B.F 157 4.3%
Opa Hay's Aldeby, Norfolk Armistice 6.5%
Redwillow Macclesfield, Cheshire Stateless 3.9%
Redwillow Macclesfield, Cheshire Wreckless 4.8%
Robinsons Stockport, Greater Manchester Light Brigade 4.1%
Robinsons Stockport, Greater Manchester Trooper 4.7%
Sunbeam Leeds, West Yorkshire Eclipse Stout 3.8%
Sunbeam Leeds, West Yorkshire Blinded by the Light 4.0%
Sunbeam Leeds, West Yorkshire Rain stops play 4.5%
Thames Side Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey Heron Ale 3.7%
Thames Side Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey White Swan Pale Ale 4.5%
Thames Side Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey Black Swan Porter 4.8%
Thames Side Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey EgyptianGoose IPA 4.8%
Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbyshire Galaxia 4.5%
Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbyshire Jaipur IPA 5.9%
Three Blind Mice Ely, Cambridgeshire Lonely Snake Mosaic & Simcoe edition 3.6%
Three Blind Mice Ely, Cambridgeshire Half Way to Shooby Doo 4.8%
Three Tuns Bishops Castle, Shropshire Solstice 3.9%
Three Tuns Bishops Castle, Shropshire Rantipole 3.6%
Tombstone Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Regualtors 4.0%
Tombstone Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Arizona 3.9%
Tombstone Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Santa Fe 5.0%
Tombstone Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Six Shooter 6 months reserve 6.6%
Yetman's Holt, Norfolk Red 3.8%
Yetman's Holt, Norfolk Orange 4.2%
Magic Rock Huddersfield,West Yorkshire Hat Trick 3.7%
Magic Rock Huddersfield,West Yorkshire Ringmaster 3.9%


Essex Bar

Brewery Location Beer ABV
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Chapel Street Porter 5.9%
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll 5.0%
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Christmas Dickie 4.6%
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Blonde 4.0%
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Imperial Woody's Bark Stout 7.4%
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Blockhead 8.5%
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Woody's Legacy 9.5%
Bishop Nick Braintree, Essex 1555 4.3%
Bishop Nick Braintree, Essex Festive 4.8%
Blue Shack Beers Great Baddow, Essex Blue Shack Bitter 3.8%
Blue Shack Beers Great Baddow, Essex Blue Shack Pale 3.8%
Blue Shack Beers Great Baddow, Essex Eight Fifteen 4.3%
Brentwood Brentwood, Essex BBC 1 1.5%
Colchester Wakes Colne, Essex Metropolis 3.9%
Colchester Wakes Colne, Essex Pontisbright 4.1%
Colchester Wakes Colne, Essex Strongman 5.5%
Crouch Vale  South Woodham Ferrers, Essex Brewer's Gold 4.0%
Crouch Vale  South Woodham Ferrers, Essex Super Nova 4.4%
Elephant School Brentwood, Essex Peasant's Revolt 4.6%
Elephant School Brentwood, Essex Mallowphant 4.8%
Fable Great Wakering, Essex Enchanted IPA 4.4%
George's Great Wakering, Essex Cockleboats 4.0%
George's Great Wakering, Essex Marley's Gost 4.0%
George's Great Wakering, Essex Snake Oil Stout 5.0%
George's Great Wakering, Essex Shrimper's Gold 4.0%
George's Great Wakering, Essex Child of the Jago 4.4%
George's Great Wakering, Essex Ebenezer Old 4.2%
Harwich Town Harwich, Essex EPA 100 3.8%
Keppels Stambridge, Essex Christmas Crow 6.0%
Keppels Stambridge, Essex Two Crows 5.7%
Keppels Stambridge, Essex New Beginnings 3.8%
Keppels Stambridge, Essex Home to Roost 4.2%
Keppels Stambridge, Essex Tipsy Crow Stout 5.0%
Keppels Stambridge, Essex Lion's Kingdom 10.0%
Leigh-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea, Essex Little Red 1.4%
Leigh-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea, Essex Legra 3.8%
Leigh-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea, Essex Brhubarb 3.9%
Leigh-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea, Essex Crowstone 5.5%
Leigh-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 9.0%
Maldon Brewing Company Maldon, Essex Christmas Stout 4.8%
Maldon Brewing Company Maldon, Essex Sideburns 3.9%
Maldon Brewing Company Maldon, Essex Santa's Last Stand 4.4%
Mersea Island Mersea Island, Essex Yo Boy 3.8%
Mersea Island Mersea Island, Essex Oyster Stout 5.0%
Mighty Oak Maldon, Essex Bingle Jells 5.2%
Mighty Oak Maldon, Essex Whistling Wheelbarrow 4.5%
Other Monkey Brewery Colchester, Essex Pale Ale 4.5%
Other Monkey Brewery Colchester, Essex Amber Ale 4.0%
Other Monkey Brewery Colchester, Essex IPA 5.7%
Red Fox Coggelshall, Essex Ruby Red Mild 6.9%
Red Fox Coggelshall, Essex Little Fox 4.2%
Red Fox Coggelshall, Essex Marmalade Stout 5.0%
Saffron Henham, Essex Agnes Waterhouse 5.2%
Saffron Henham, Essex Black Bess 4.4%
Saffron Henham, Essex Saffron Porter 5.2%
Saffron Henham, Essex Saffron EPA 3.9%
Saeburh Tendring, Essex Citrus Isles 4.0%
Saeburh Tendring, Essex Amber Number 1 4.0%
Saeburh Tendring, Essex Charge 5.0%
Shalford Shalford, Essex Ebenezer Ale 4.5%
Shalford Shalford, Essex Rampant Hop 4.0%
Shalford Shalford, Essex Hyde Bitter 4.7%
Silks Braintree, Essex Veteran Campaigner 3.8%
Silks Braintree, Essex Old Man Shriv 4.5%
Vendetta Southend-on-Sea, Essex Vendetta Gold 4.0%
Vendetta Southend-on-Sea, Essex Session IPA 4.5%
Watson's Colchester, Essex 2018 Winter Warmer 4.8%
Watson's Colchester, Essex Black Otter Black IPA 5.8%
Wibblers Southminster, Essex Hop Black 4.0%
Wibblers Southminster, Essex Dengie Devil 4.0%
Witham Witham, Essex Witham Gold 4.1%



Cider and Perry List

Maker Town County Product
All Day Brewing Salle Norfolk Blossom
Apple Cottage Baldock Hertfordshire Gandhi's Flip Flop
Apple Cottage Baldock Hertfordshire Ratter
Barbourne Worcester Worcestershire Painted Lady Perry (SV)
Berties Braintree Essex OBSession
Blackhand Denton Norfolk Mankut
Buffoon's Canewdon Essex CNC
Buffoon's Canewdon Essex Mindbender
Buffoon's Canewdon Essex Sweet Dreams
Burnard's Banham Norfolk Oakey Dokey
Burnard's Banham Norfolk Scrumpy
Burnard's Banham Norfolk Stray Pear (Perry)
Cambridge Cider Co. Bassingbourn Cambridgeshire Much Merriment
Cambridge Cider Co. Bassingbourn Cambridgeshire President's Perry
Ciderniks Kintbury Berkshire Combe Raider
Ciderniks Kintbury Berkshire Dab Hand
Ciderniks Kintbury Berkshire To Be Frank
Cromwell Hemmingford Cambridgeshire Cavalier Perry
Cromwell Hemmingford Cambridgeshire Oliver’s Sweetheart
Cromwell Hemmingford Cambridgeshire Session
Crone's Kenninghall Norfolk Norfolk Perry
Crone's Kenninghall Norfolk Old Norfolk
Crone's Kenninghall Norfolk Special Reserve
Crone's Kenninghall Norfolk User Friendly
Downham Downham Market Norfolk Bourbon
Downham Downham Market Norfolk Jonagold (SV)
Downham Downham Market Norfolk Tickle
Downside Shepton Mallet Somerset Perry
Drove Orchards Hunstanton Norfolk Cider
Dudda's Tun Doddington Kent Sweet Apple
East Norfolk Scratby Norfolk Romany Rose Perry
East Norfolk Scratby Norfolk Weavers Way
Ganley & Naish Kenn Somerset Gallows
Giggler Halesworth Suffolk Cider
Greenwoods Carlton Rode Norfolk Cider
Gwatkin Abbey Dore Herefordshire Foxwhelp
Gwynt y Ddraig Llantwit Fardre Glamorganshire Two Trees Perry
Hardings Abbotsley Cambridgeshire 3 Peace Sweet
Harleston Cider Co. Palgrave Suffolk Cideroad
Hecks Street Somerset Cider
London Glider Moreton Essex Cider
Manx Cider Peel Isle of Man Johhny Jump-Up
New Forest Cider Burley Hampshire Traditional
Orchard Revival Dursley Gloucestershire Putloe Pucker Perry
Pagett's Dursley Gloucestershire Perry
Palmer's Upland Rogerstone Monmouthshire Perry
Penallt Penallt Monmouthshire Perry
Potton Press Potton Cambridgeshire Pyder
Potton Press Potton Cambridgeshire Pyder
Presshead Cider Chippenham Wiltshire Fire Starter
Ross-on-Wye Peterstowe Herefordshire Whisky Oak Cask
Severn Cider Newnham Gloucestershire Perry
Simon's Cider Cambourne Cambridgeshire 4 Pear Perry
Simon's Cider Cambourne Cambridgeshire COX!!! (SV)
Simon's Cider Cambourne Cambridgeshire Sweet 'P'
Troggi Earlswood Monmouthshire St Teilo
Tutts Clump Bradfield Berkshire Farmhouse Perry
Tutts Clump Bradfield Berkshire Royal Berkshire
Ventons Clyst St. Lawrence Devon Apple Vice
Wessex Fifield Bavant Wiltshire Cider
West croft Brent Knoll Somerset Janet's Jungle Juice
Whin Hill Wells Norfolk Browns (SV)
Wibblers Southminster Essex Death by Wibble



Changes to Programme

National Bar

Brewery Location Beer ABV Style Reason for change
Three Blind Mice Ely, Cambridgeshire Half Way to Shooby Doo 4.8% Pale ale Style is Pale Ale; tasting notes Galaxy & Simcoe extra pale ale
Oakham Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Jester 4.2% Gold Not delivered changed to JHB
Oakham Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Citra 4.2% Gold not delivered changed to Inferno
Oakham Peterborough, Cambridgeshire J.H.B 3.8% Gold Replaces 'Jester'. Tasing notes: Golden beer,aroma is dominated by hops that give characteristic citrus notes.
Oakham Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Inferno 4.0% Blonde Replaces 'Citra'. Tasting notes: Golden beer with fruity hop flavours, citrus notes and a refreshing finish
Tombstone Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Tombstone Ale 3.7% Bitter Not available. Changed to Regulators
Tombstone Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Regulators 4.0% Gold Replaces Tombstone Ale. Tasting notes: Hoppy refreshing golden ale
Norfolk Brewhouse Fakenham, Norfolk Christmas Mash Up 4.4% bitter Not available. No replacement
Grain Alburgh, Norfolk S.M.A.S.H Mo Dragon 4.0% Gold Not available. Changed to SMASH Propino Mandarina
Grain Alburgh, Norfolk S.M.A.S.H Propino Mandarina 4.0% Gold Replaces SMASH Mo Dragon. Tasting notes: Norfolk Propino malt for dry biscuity taste; Mandarina hops for orange & Tangerine aroma
Blue Monkey Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire Marmoset 3.6% Pale ale Replaced by Evolution
Blue Monkey Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire Evolution 4.3% Gold Replaces Marmoset. Tasting Notes: golden in colour and fruity, packed full of cascade hops and then dry hopped
Magic Rock Huddersfield, West Yorkshire High Wire 5.5% Pale ale Mango, Lychee grapefruit flavours against a smooth malt base, crisply bitter finish
Three Tuns Bishops Castle, Shropshire Mild 3.4% Mild Not available replaced by Solstice
Three Tuns Bishops Castle, Shropshire Solstice 3.9% Gold Replaces Mild. Tasting notes: lightly malty; medium-strong, crisp, floral-fruity bitterness


Essex Bar

Brewery Location Beer ABV Style Reason for change
Billericay Brewing Company Billericay, Essex Blockhead 8.5% Barley Wine ABV ended up at 8.5% not 9%
Watson's Colchester, Essex Unnamed winter warmer 4.8% Bitter Beer is called "2018 Winter Warmer "
Witham Witham, Essex Scruffy Mild 3.8% Mild Not delivered changed to Witham Gold
Witham Witham, Essex Witham Gold 4.1% Gold Replaces 'Scruffy Mild'. Tasting notes: Pale gold beer; grassy, citrus aromas; medium sweetness


If you’ve already been in touch to volunteer – thank you! If you haven’t, please do consider doing so. Everyone is welcome - you don’t need any special skills or experience
just a willing attitude and, ideally, a taste for real ale and/or cider. The more people that can help the easier and more fun it is for everyone.


Volunteering sessions are in blocks of 2.5 hours during festival opening and we also need help for take down. If you can help for even one session that would be great!
As ever, we are especially in need of fit and strong people to help with the take down on Sunday 25th as we all get rather tired by that point! You don’t have to come along for the whole of take down – even an hour would be fine.
If you’d like to talk about what it might be like to volunteer, please do email Sue
ku.gro.armac.ees@gniffats
The benefits of volunteering (apart from the satisfaction it brings) are: Beer provided at the festival Food provided when you work for 6 hours or more in a day
Reduced cost to attend a post-Festival party (usually held in January) - free if you work shifts totalling 18 hours or more.
If you can help, please email ku.gro.armac.ees@gniffats with details of which sessions you can cover on which days – the sessions are:
During opening days (Wed to Sat) the jobs we need help with are: · Real Ale Bars · Foreign Beer Bar · Cider & Perry · Craft Beer · Glass washing (glass washing mostly needed Thursday to Saturday MORNINGS)
Please let us know if you have a preference and we’ll do our best to meet it.

Opening day - WEDNESDAY November 21st - four sessions: 12:00 – 14:30 14:30 – 17:00 17:00 – 19:30 19:30 – 22:00

Thursday November 22nd to Saturday 24th November – 4 sessions each day: 12:00 – 14:30 14:30 – 17:00 17:00 – 19:30 19:30 – 22:00

Sunday 25th Take Down: 1 hour slots 10:00 to 16:00 (approx, hopefully earlier!)

THANK YOU.