You also get a description of what is in it, so you can half guess if its going to be nice or not. For those not familiar with British Real Ale, the dark (strong!) beers usually taste vile (to my palette anyway!) and give you a really bad head in the morning, so I steer clear of those!
I tried the fruit beers - Cherry and Passionfruit, and my fave from the regular ales was the Fairtrade Ginger Pale Ale. It had a really gingery taste - like ginger beer, yum - I love ginger! I had a few of those :)
The Beer Festival as well as having lots of beers to try, also puts on entertainment. We had Rhythm and Blues man , Jerome McMurray, singing everything from Chuck Berry to Bob Marley!
As you can imagine, its hard not to get a bit merry! Here is Jo's husband Mark with a bottle of some hideous strong beer called KWAK!