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Hepworth Ridgeway Oxfordshire Blue

Beer sellers: Westholme Store

ABV: 5% Origin: Horsham, West Sussex, England

Hepworth Ridgeway Oxfordshire Blue

Ridgeway, based at South Stoke just south of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, is a beer firm set up by former Brakspear brewer Peter Scholey when that historic company pulled out of brewing. The brand name references the prehistoric trackway, […]

High & Mighty Beer of the Gods

The Hepworth version featured in a piece on ales with which to convert lager drinkers, first published in BEER February 2009. This version may no longer be in production.

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA (original version); Horsham, West Sussex, England (licensed version) Website:,

High & Mighty Beer Company

While licensing of […]

Hepworth Suthwyk Liberation

First published in BEER September 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more beers featured on this page, see previous post.

ABV: 4.2 per cent Origin: Horsham, Sussex, England Website

Hepworth Suthwyk Liberation

Contract brewing is sometimes viewed with suspicion, but if it’s […]

Hepworth Bath Ales Festivity

Originally published in What’s Brewing January 2004

Origin: Horsham, Sussex, England (now brewed in a filtered bottled or cask version only by the owning brewery, Bath Ales, Bristol, England) ABV: 5 per cent Buy from local supermarkets and outlets, Bath Ales (0117 952 7580,

Bath Ales Festivity

Festivity, originated by northeast Somerset micro […]

Hepworth Coniston Bluebird

Originally published in What’s Brewing July 2003

Origin: Horsham, Sussex, England ABV: 4.2 per cent Buy from supermarkets

Coniston Bluebird Bitter

When the directors of Brakspear cashed in their prime piece of Thames-side, not only their own brands were affected. Among the homeless were a number of contract brews, including supermarket-listed Coniston Bluebird, originally […]