West Oxford Beer Festival
Beer Brewery Sponsor ABV Beer miles Tasting notes personal 3.9 19 miles personal 5.2 29 miles personal 3.7 21 miles personal 4.6 20 miles personal 5.6 24 miles personal 3.8 9 miles personal 3.9 21 miles personal 4.2 19 miles personal 4.1 27 miles personal 3.9 7 miles personal 4.4 5 miles personal 5.5 1 miles personal 5.1 9 miles personal 5.0 20 miles personal 5.5 9 miles personal 4.2 25 miles personal 4.4 20 miles personal 4.0 11 miles personal 4.2 6.1 miles personal 4.5 26.1 miles personal 3.7 29 miles personal 4.2 13 miles personal 4.5 miles personal 4.0 30 miles Beer Brewery Sponsor ABV Beer miles Tasting notes The Great Geat Together 4.2 132 miles
The Great Get Together
Jo Cox MP lived her life spreading her belief that "we have more in common than that which divides us".
In that spirit, her family and friends are inviting people across the country to mark the anniversary of her death by organising or attending celebrations in their community on 17-18 June.
To learn more about The Great Get Together, go to www.greatgettogether.org
The events being held in West Oxford as part of the Great Get Together include our Big Picnic (see below) and the West Oxford Beer Festival itself.
In addition to the main event, WOBFest will also have a stall at the West Oxford "Big Picnic".
This will be held in Botley Park, next door to the West Oxford Community Centre, between 4pm and 7pm on Saturday 17 June, so you can go straight from one event to the other.
For more information, please go to our Big Picnic page.
Tickets for WOBFest
Tickets for the West Oxford Beer Festival cost five pounds, and gain you entry, plus a commemorative pint glass, which will be yours to keep. We may have a small number of tickets on the door, but we strongly recommend you get them in advance (see top of page!)
Drinks and food are then "pay-as-you-go".
Although an independent event, WOBFest donates procceeds to local causes. This year we intend to give any funds raised to The Gatehouse, which exists to provide a calm, safe refuge for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed.
Food and drink
There will be catering on the night from the Tumbling Bay Cafe.
In addition to our beers, we will also have a cider, a lager, a white wine and a red wine, for any non-beer drinkers you may bring along..
Below is the provisional beer list for this year's WOBFest.
Normaly we try to get last year's "Best in Fest" back. Last year the winner was West Berkshire Brewery's "Screaming Eagle".
As this was a 2016 seasonal special, we can't offer it this year. Instead we have invited back the second-placed beer: Chiltern Brewery's "Earl Grey IPA".
Hillfire Brewing Co
Amber American-style ale, made with three types of "C" hops.
Towcester Mill Brewery
Made with selected malts, a refreshing, dark ale with fruit aromas.
Chiltren Pale Ale
Lght with a creamy smoothness and a refreshing finish.
City of Gold
Heavily-hopped golden treasure: El Dorado in a glass.
Silverstone Real Ale
Award-winning IPA with a touch of honey and mild grapefruit.
Drophead Steam Beer
Let off some steam with this delicious amber beer.
Earl Grey IPA
Representing WOBFest 2016: barley, hops and single-estate tea.
Generously-hopped blonde, with gooseberry and grape accents.
A deep copper, with spice in the hop aroma of this drinkable beer.
Sunshine in a glass: bright gold, with a fruity, dry finish.
Barn Owl Brewery
A dark best bitter, full-bodied and malty, with a fruity finish.
Tap Social Movement
Rich, roasty oatmeal stout: biscuit aromas, subtle coffee flavours.
Hair of the Doug
Beautifully-executed moreish pale. Wantage Festival winner 2017.
Le Butts Biere
A crisp and refreshing European-style biere.
Mat Black IBA
Indian Black Ale: IPA strength, black stout smoothness.
Rebellion Beer Co.
Tawny & fruity. Brewed by Rebellion to honour Queen Elizabeth II.
West Berkshire Brewery
Local honey gives a sublte sweetness to this golden ale.
One More Thing
Amber, with all-american hops.
Loose Cannon Brewery
A golden rye beer with a fruity character.
North Cotswold Brewery
A pale hoppy bitter that is an ideal summer beer.
Wild Boy Exotic Pale Ale
Named after Peter the Wild Boy, a feral child who lived on nuts and berries.
An American-style IPA: crisp and clean with a lasting hoppy bite.
From the XT single hop series - brewed with citra hops.
An invigorating golden bitter. CAMRA Gloucester winner 2014.
Purists may wish to note that, because of limitations with setup time and the small size of WOBFest, the beer is bought in bright in Polypins. But it is still very tasty!
At WOBFest we are keen to celebrate local breweries: all the ales listed above come from within 30 miles of Oxford.
However, in honour of the great pub tradition, we also have a "guest beer" from outside the locality.
This year WOBFest is part of "The Great Get Together", a series of nationwide events inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation, celebrating "we have more in common than that which divides us".
A number of brewers have combined forces to create a "Great Get Together Pale Ale", and we are very lucky to have secured a supply of this limited edition bottled ale as our "guest beer" for 2017.
We hope you make our guest feel part of the community.
Great Get Together Pale Ale
Great Geat Together
A bottled Pale Ale made by some of the finest brewers in Britain.
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