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Name Riverside’s festival ale and win beer for a year!

Come up with a good name for Riverside’s special Festival ale and you could win a year’s worth of beer. Oxfordshire’s favourite craft brewer Wychwood is once again producing an exclusive handcrafted traditional bitter for the Riverside Festival in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. To christen the glorious pint we’re running a competition to name the beer. If you can devise a suitably taste-tingling name for this fruity bitter-sweet amber ale, you could pick up a year’s supply of Hobgoblin beer from the Wychwood brewery in Witney.

To enter simply email your idea for the beer’s name along with your name to beer@, by midnight on Monday 30 June. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

The Riverside ale will be on sale exclusively at The Riverside Festival.

Ian Cox with Riverside beer winnings 2013Charlbury resident Ian Cox (pictured here collecting his winnings from Wychwood Brewery’s Alison Butler) coined the prize winning name ‘Glass of 96’ for last year’s 18th Riverside Festival beer.


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Keep Riverside free

Riverside is a FREE festival organised by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. The festival is funded entirely by sponsorship, donation and pitch fees.

If you would like to help with a contribution to Riverside, you can now send a donation safely & securely by PayPal.

100% of your donation goes towards keeping Riverside FREE!

Thank you for your continued support.

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