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Beer List

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Welcome to the 2018 Beer List.

Further details of the beers are in the Beer Festival Programme.

*Note: There will be about 50 of the 200 beers and ciders available at the Wed evening session

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Brimstage Brewery, Wirral, Merseyside

Brewing started in 2006 on a 10-barrel plant in a redundant farm dairy in the heart of the Wirral countryside. This is Wirral's first brewery since the closure of the Birkenhead Brewery in the late 1960s. 

1

Elderflower Wheat Beer

4.1

Wheat

A cloudy wheat beer with plenty of elderflower all we need is the sunshine and we have summer sorted

2

Sandpiper Light Ale

3.6

Pale

Brewed with the Citra hop this extremely moreish session beer has sublime balance and is light and refreshing with tropical fruit flavours.

3

Scarecrow

4.2

Amber

Orange marmalade in colour this well-balanced session brew has a distinct citrus fruit bouquet and a bitter finish.

4

Trappers Hat

3.8

Golden

A refreshingly hoppy session beer. Gold coloured with a complex bouquet it provides a mouthful of fruit zest with hints of orange and grapefruit.

Melwood, Knowsley, Merseyside

Husband & wife team John and Julie Marsden have now been joined by brewer Stan Shaw. The Melwood Beer Company began brewing in 2013 using a five-barrel plant in the old dairy that used to house Cambrinus Brewery. In 2016 the brewery has moved to bigger premises in the nearby Old Kennels on the Knowsley Estate.

5

Knowsley Blond

4.3

Blond

Crisp, refreshing pale ale using only Atlas hops – a hybrid of Brewers Gold and Slovenian Wild Hop. Fresh hoppy aroma with a pleasant bitter taste

6

Pale Face

4.0

Pale

A pale hoppy beer with lots of late Summit hops giving it a full flavour with great mouthfeel and a long hoppy aftertaste.

7

Tony's Comet

4.4

Stout

Very Special Stout in memory of Tony Williams (see p xx)

8

Whiter Shade of Pale

5.0

Pale

Very pale ale brewed with Chinook hops.

Parker, Southport, Merseyside

Parker was established in 2014 using a 25-litre plant. In November 2014 production was moved to a 5-barrel plant, producing cask conditioned ales and bottled beers.

9

Boadicea

5.5

IPA

A light golden Amber IPA packed with fruity happiness! a traditional IPA

10

Dark Knight Porter

4.9

Porter

A dark and robust Porter, with subtle hints of chocolate and vanilla. An easy drinking Porter style ale

11

Saxon Red Ale

4.5

Ruby

A stunning ruby red ale in colour. A moreish smooth drinking ale packed full of warm fruit flavours and a subtle of spice on the finish

12

Viking Blond

4.7

Blonde

a delightful blonde ale subtle blackcurrant leaf and red berry fruit flavours and a refreshingly dry finish

Rock the Boat, Crosby, Merseyside

Rock the Boat began brewing in June 2015 in a converted 16th century wheelwright's workshop in Little Crosby Village. A core range of ten beers are produced, all with a name relating to a local theme. All the beers are vegetarian and vegan friendly and the bottled versions are bottle conditioned.

57 (On 6 Nations Bar)

80 Shilling

4.5

80/-

Malt dominates this lightly hopped 80/- style dark ale, hints of biscuit, toast and roasted barley.

13

(Sittin' on) The Dock

3.5

Dark

5 malts combined for a smooth malty ale with added treacle. Nutty and chocolate overtones.

14

Bootle Bull

3.8

Amber

smooth and malty like North West bitters used to be like. A good bitter hop finish. A well rounded complex ale.

15

Dazzle

3.6

Golden

Malt initially then a very bitter lingering finish using UK hops. Complex and moreish

16

Waterloo Sunset

4.2

Amber

Complex smooth ale with orange and biscuit malt aromas fruity and malty flavour from both Malt and Rye

Windmill, Wigan, Greater Manchester

New brewery opened in July 2016 by the owner of the Windmill pub in Parbold in converted farm buildings near Standish.

17

Deckhand

3.8

Golden

A refreshing golden ale with a fresh floral pine aroma and a citrus hop finish. Brewed using First Gold, Sybilla and Centennial hops

18

Duke of Lancaster’s

4.0

Ale

The light fruit and malt aromas are complimented with caramel sweetness and a noticeable blackcurrant finish from the Bramling Cross hops.

19

Knockout Blond

4.0

Blonde

A thirst quenching blond ale with a light bitterness and a prominent citrus hop aroma and grapefruit like finish.
Brewed using Nelson Sauvin and Chinook hops

20

Liverpool Porter

4.5

Porter

A rich, ruby ale, offering a smoky aroma with an initial bitterness and a long, burnt toffee and citrus finish

MERSEYSIDE BREWERIES

Ad Hop, Liverpool, Merseyside

Started life in July 2014 at the Clove Hitch pub, moving a couple of times before ending up to a much larger premises just off West Derby Rd where the previous Wapping beer plant of 5.5 BBL was added to the existing 2.5 BBL plant.

21

Honey I love you

4.6

Pale

A round and well-balanced light malt base, flavoured with craft Merseyside honey from Eshe Honey to add a delicate honey flavour to the beer. On the nose, the honey is prominent, and blends with the aroma from Citra and Lemon Drop hops

22

Equinox

6.1

American IPA

A rich and flavourful American IPA, single-hopped with Equinox hops, with a good mouthfeel and fruity hop aroma

23

Jesse James

4.9

American IPA

A robust session IPA with a pungent bitterness and rich floral hop aroma

Big Bog, Liverpool, Merseyside

Big Bog was established in 2011 in Waunfawr near Caernarfon, Wales at the Snowdonia Parc brewpub. Due to growth & expansion needs, in February 2016, the brewery moved to Speke, Liverpool. The new plant is UK-made, custom built, semi-automated and has a brew length of 10 barrels

24

Bayou

5.0

Pale

American Pale Ale brewed using Extra Pale Ale & Crystal Rye malts. An Intensely hoppy ale using USA Citra hops in the copper then dry hopped with USA Amarillo hops

6N

Pride of England

3.8

Golden

Golden in colour brewed with SIX English hop varieties and based on a traditional English Ale recipe which includes SIX percent sugar sourced from the British Caribbean

25

Stog

4.1

Stout

A milk stout brewed using chocolate & brown malt. Milk sugars are added to give a creamy bittersweet taste

26

Welsh Pale Ale

4.2

Golden

Tawny coloured classic British cask ale brewed exclusively with Whitbread Golding Variety hops to give a medium bitterness with a dry finish

Connoisseur, St Helens, Merseyside

Launched in 2014 by a family team of award-winning licences, the brewery was run by Mark Yates until his death in November 2017. The torch has now been passed to son Kevin who has reinvigorated the range with a selection of new recipes to complement existing brews. 

27

1868

3.7

Pale

Pale beer inspired by a 150-year-old recipe with orange and cedar notes and a biscuit background taste.

28

Entire

5.4

Old ale

Complex oak aged ale with hints of sourness and brett funk

29

Ironmongers Ale

4.0

Malty

A traditional-style dark bitter single-hopped with French Aramis hops

30

Ninkasi

4.0

Pale

Big bitterness and grapefruit from 4 US hops atop smooth pale malt blend.

Flagship, Liverpool, Merseyside

Launched late 2016, the Ship & Mitre Brewing Company rebranded as Flagship Beer in 2017, and primarily supplies the iconic city centre pub, the Ship & Mitre, with some sales locally and nationally. Cask focus, with conditioned bottles available locally. Cuckoo brewing on a 4-barrel kit as of 2018 with frequent brews for freshest beer.

31

Lupa

3.8

Pale

A blend of citrus peels and new Styrian Wolf hops for a sweeter balanced pale

32

Silhouette

4.5

Stout

Dry Irish stout, with plenty of roasted, toasted richness.

George Wright, S Helens, Merseyside

They started production in 2003. The original 2.5-barrel plant was replaced by a five-barrel one, which has since been upgraded again to 25 barrels with production of 200 casks a week.

33

Chinook

4.1

Amber

Hoppy / Tropical Fruits IPA

34

Mocne Piwo

5.1

Golden

Golden coloured and a strong fruit flavour. Bitter lasting full malt finish.

35

Valentines Kiss

4.1

Amber

Light beer with floral / earthy flavours

Higson’s, Liverpool, Merseyside

Opened in December 2017in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool, the 30-barrel plant can be seen from the Higson’s H1780 tap pub. 1780 was the year that the first Higson’s brewery started in Liverpool, but the cask beers brewed under the name Higson’s now have no connection with original Higson’s whose old brewery is still nearby.

36

Higson’s Amber

4.1

Amber

A reddish ale featuring five different malts five different hops to give aroma a hint of caramel.

37

Higson’s Pale

3.8

Pale

An easy drinking hoppy classic revival of Higson’s Pale Ale.

Liverpool Organic, Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool Organic started brewing in 2009. Their stable of beers now runs to over 20 different beers. Beers are also brewed under the name of the now defunct Cambrinus Craft brewery.

38

Empire Ale

5.3

Ruby

A Strong Ruby Ale malty and biscuity with a slightly sweet finish

39

Harbour

4.2

Pale

NEW - A hoppy pale ale made with Admiral hops

40

Imperial Russian Stout

7.4

Stout

Rich strong hoppy bitterness with a full bodied sweetness & bitter coffee finish with a little fruity malt on the aftertaste

Neptune, Liverpool, Merseyside

Neptune use a 6BBL custom built microbrewery to produce a range of cask, key keg and bottle conditioned beers. All beers are Vegan friendly using no isinglass finings. Their Abyss Stout won best beer at 2015 Southport CAMRA festival and came runner up at 2016 Liverpool CAMRA festival.

41

King Of The Sea

4.4

Copper

Soft Juicy bitter. Unfined and vegan friendly

6N

Molly

4.0

Stout

Irish dry stout, roasted coffee & light bitterness.

42

On the Bounty

5.8

Stout

Chocolate & Coconut Stout

43

Run Aground

5.8

IPA

In our Coffee IPA Run Aground we`ve carefully chosen the best combination of beans. Ensuring a delicious smooth rich roasted flavour to complement the hops.

Peerless, Wirral, Merseyside

Peerless began brewing in 2009 and is under the directorship of Steve Briscoe. Beers are sold through festivals, local pubs, and the free trade.

44

Langton Spin

4.4

Golden

A well balanced dry hopped golden ale

45

Lottie Dod

4.2

Amber

Wonderful amber ale. Named after Wirral athlete Lottie Dod. Easy drinking traditional ale.

46

Oatmeal Stout

5.0

Stout

Wonderfully smooth and dark.  This oatmeal stout has good body a creamy head and just the right level of sweetness.

47

Slider Gold

4.4

Golden

American hopped Golden Ale

Red Star Brewery, Formby, Merseyside

Production started in May 2015 on a 10-barrel plant. Bottling (non bottle-conditioned) is done by nearby George Wright Brewery at St Helens.

48

Formby IPA

4.0

IPA

A floral IPA with a slight elderflower twist

49

Hunky Dory

4.9

Pale

A premium pale ale made with Wheat Crystal & Maris Otter malts then finished with a blend of English hops

50

Samba

4.7

Golden

A blend of traditional ale and lager malts combined to perfection for this big selling ale

Southport Brewery, Southport, Merseyside

Established in 2004 on a 5 Barrel plant. Outlets in Southport, North West of England and nationally. Six regular ales plus seasonal specials.

51

Carousel

4.0

Golden

Refreshingly floral hoppy best bitter.

52

Eagles Dare

4.0

Bitter

Copper coloured ale with a full, mouthwatering bitterness and a slight dry finish

53

Monument Ale

3.7

Amber

Traditionally hopped, lightly coloured English bitter, with a well-rounded flavour.

Stamps Brewery, Liverpool, Merseyside

Began brewing in April 2012 producing beers named after famous world postage stamps. The brewery moved to the new site in late 2017 on a temporary basis. Plans are 'in hand' to build a brand-new brewery and pub on this site in 2019.

54

1st Class

3.9

Amber

Made with pale ale malt and a blend of Challenger and Simcoe hops to make a well-rounded hoppy IPA

55

Rum Porter

4.6

Porter

Robust porter, taste of rum and chocolate. Some vanilla and caramel. Lovely creamy head

56

Submariner

4.4

Amber

Full flavour IPA with the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish

SIX NATIONS

Once again, six brewers, some local and some from a little further away, have been approached by the Baltic and asked to brew a beer that best represents one of the nations involved. beers are also listed in the program under their brewery.

57

Rock the Boat, 80 Shilling(Scotland)

4.5

80/-

Malt dominates this lightly hopped 80/- style dark ale, hints of biscuit, toast and roasted barley.

58

Coach House, Hop Kick (Italy)

4.3

Pale

Blonde coloured, with well balanced malty overtones, the additional dry hop gives it a power kick finish.

59

Neptune, Molly (Ireland)

4.0

Stout

Irish dry stout, roasted coffee & light bitterness.

60

Heavy Industry, Niwl Coch Red Mist, (Wales)

3.8

Pale

Session pale ale with Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial, double dry hopped.

61

Big Bog, Pride Of England (England)

3.8

Golden

Golden in colour brewed with SIX English hop varieties and based on a traditional English Ale recipe which includes SIX percent sugar sourced from the British Caribbean

62

Chapter, Casque D'or(France)

4.4

Amber

Crisp Golden Ale made with Extra Premium Pilsner Malt and hopped solely with a fragrant bouquet of French Hops

OTHER BREWERIES

Ashover, Clay Cross, Derbyshire

Ashover Brewery first brewed in 2007 on a 3.5 barrel plant in the garage of the cottage next to the Old Poets’ Corner in Ashover. Since its acquisition of a 10 barrel brewery in the neighbouring village of Clay Cross in 2015, Ashover now brews at both sites. 

63

Damson Porter

4.8

Porter

Dark rich and fruity this porter style ale is soft and yet full of body and flavour. Made using an abundance of wild locally grown damsons

Atom, Hull, East Yorkshire

A collaboration between Allan Rice and Sarah Thackray dedicated to brewing good flavoured quality beer set up in November 2013 in a modern industrial unit north-west of Hull city centre. The 10bbl brewing equipment, which came from Oban Ales, is supplemented by fermentation capacity of 180bbl and conditioning capacity of 180bbl.

64

Blonde

4.0

Pale

A fresh smooth easy to drink pale beer with citrus notes.

65

Dark Matter

4.5

Coco stout

Stout whose final gravity was larger than expected

66

Uncertainty Principle

6.0

IPA

Immeasurably hoppy bitter IPA with 5 hops

Ayr, Ayr, Ayrshire and Arran

Ayr Brewing Company began brewing in 2009 with a five-barrel plant and is located at the Glenpark Hotel, Ayr. Beer is sold at the hotel and around 50 other outlets are supplied throughout Scotland and England. 

67

Fair Jenny’s Jig

4.4

Pale

Tropical and stone fruit flavours with a hint of watermelon and a long lemon hoppy finish.

68

Jolly Beggars

4.2

Amber

The nose is floral and sweet. The palate is of citrus hops toffee fruits and blackcurrant with a malty finish.

69

Leezie Lundie

3.8

Golden

The nose has Grapefruit and Pine which slowly opens up to give a delicate sweet maltiness. The palate is full and creamy with a long refreshing finish.

70

Rabbies Porter

4.3

Porter

The nose has roast coffee gingerbread and chocolate. The palate is of currant fruit and molasses becoming creamier towards the long warming finish.

Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Bank Top was established in 1995. Since 2002 the brewery has occupied a Grade II-listed tennis pavilion housing an 11-barrel plant. Bank Top Brewery Estates was formed in 2010 and now owns 2 pubs, Bank Top Brewery Tap and Bank Top Ale House.

71

Flat Cap Mild

4.0

Pale

Our signature beer – a pale bitter with a citrus fruit aroma and hoppy citrus finish.

72

Port O’Call

5.0

Porter

A dark and mysterious easy drinking ale with masses of character.  Vintage Ruby Port is added to the cask to provide an unusual depth of flavour.  One for the connoisseur.

Barngates, Barngates, Cumbria

Started in 1997 to supply only the Drunken Duck Inn. Expanded and became a limited company in 1999. Brand new purpose-built 10-barrel plant installed in 2008. 

73

Goodhew’s Dry Stout

4.3

Stout

Dark rich roasted malts and English hops.

Bingley, Wilsden, West Yorkshire

Bingley is a small, family-run brewery that opened in 2014 using a six-barrel plant. It is located in a rural setting in the village of Wilsden, part of Bingley Rural Ward.

74

Bantams Gold

4.2

Golden

Combination of East Kent Golding and Saaz Hops gives this Golden ale a hint of honey along with subtle earthy herbal and spice to the flavour. Slight hint of caramel in the after taste.

Brass Castle, Malton, North Yorkshire

The brewery is now based in the centre of Malton 'Yorkshire's Food Capital' with a 12-barrel plant, having begun life in 2011 on 1-barrel kit in the owner's garage. All beers are unfined and so are suitable for vegetarians and vegans

75

Ready Grisette GO!

4.0

Wheat

The grisette style denotes a low-ABV hopped wheat beer with saison characteristics. Ready Grisette Go is brewed with Belgian yeast and Azacca hops.

76

Session

3.5

IPA

Mini-IPA with characteristic West Coast citrus character and bitterness. Brewed to session strength.

77

Sunshine

5.7

IPA

An alternative take on the 'winter-warmer, '.  A balanced dry-hopped IPA to remind us of summertime.

Brown Cow, Selby, North Yorkshire

Brewing since 1997, Brown Cow has won awards at many festivals. Keith and Sue Simpson operate a six-barrel plant at maximum 17 barrels per week. Handcrafted cask beers brewed using traditional methods are delivered direct from the brewery.

78

Thriller in Vanilla

5.1

Porter

A multi award winning scrumptious rich porter brewed with fresh vanilla pods complimenting the complex dark malts.  A Thriller in Vanilla that packs a punch !

79

White Dragon

4.0

Pale

A pale aromatic beer refreshing with a good level of bitterness citrus undertones and clean finish.

Bushys, Douglas, Isle of Mann

Launched in 1986 as a brew-pub, Bushys relocated in 1990 when demand outgrew capacity. Bushys goes one step further than the Manx Pure Beer Law preferring the German Reinheitsgebot (Pure Beer Law)

80

Oyster Stout

4.2

Stout

Using fresh oysters in the late stages of the boil gives this delicious chocolaty creamy beer mysterious qualities

81

Red

4.7

Ruby

Mahogany red colour, brewed with Manx barley, Maris Otter and Crystal malt. Full mouth feel, with traditional dry, hoppy bitterness followed by rich, dark fruit aroma.

Cameron’s, Hartlepool, Durham

Cameron’s was founded in 1865 and is still family owned. The brewery also has three key keg ales, Galactico, Road Crew and Tontine. The brewery has a pub estate of over 70 pubs including the Head of Steam pubs.

82

A-hop-alypse Now

4.3

Golden

A golden cask beer with a citrus aroma and satisfying full hop flavour. The Cascade Chinook and Fuggles hops deliver an initial citrus flavour followed by a satisfying bitter taste.

83

Black Forest Gateaux Porter

5.5

Porter

A classic rich North East porter infused with the flavours of a black forest gateaux. Flavours of cherry vanilla and dark chocolate are infused into the dark beer to create a decadent rich

84

Road Crew

4.5

Golden

Road crew is an American pale ale packed full of hoppy citrus and blackcurrant flavours delivering a crisp, refreshing, superior taste to celebrate the spirit of the song and those who inspired it. Motorhead for life!

Chadwicks, Kendal, Cumbria

Chadwick's Brewery is based in the historic town of Kendal, 'the gateway to the lakes'. They opened in the summer of 2014 in one unit on the old Goodacre Carpets site but moved to their current unit on the same site in 2015.

85

Castle Mild

3.6

Dark

A black full-bodied dark mild smooth and rounded with a liquorice after-taste.

Chapter, Sutton Weaver, Cheshire

Independent brewer producing diverse "fictional beer" inspired by literature, each having a story behind and in them. Chapter are creating brews ranging from Pales to Sours, Smoked Porters to Belgian styles and beyond.

61 (On 6 Nations Bar)

Casque D'or

4.4

Amber

Crisp Golden Ale made with Extra Premium Pilsner Malt and hopped solely with a fragrant bouquet of French Hops

86

Dead Man's fist

5.5

Smoked Porter

Smoked Porter with crushed Black Pepper for a fiery hit after a warming, sweet smokiness

87

Parabola

4.7

American Pale Ale

Punchy American Pale, bursting with freshness from the huge Columbus dry hop

88

Temos Tanta

4.3

Pale

Marmalade flavours are abundant from the peel and orange forward hops used in this session Pale Ale

Coach House, Warrington, North Cheshire

Established in 1991 by three former employees of Greenall Whitley Brewery, the brewery was bought by Martin Bailey in December 2015. The forty-barrel plant produces up to 240 barrels per week and no major changes have been made, as yet

58 (On 6 Nations bar)

Hop Kick

4.3

Pale

Blonde coloured, with well-balanced malty overtones, the additional dry hop gives it a power kick finish.

Coniston, Coniston, Cumbria

A 10-barrel plant started in 1995. Now brews 40 barrels a week. Twice CBOB winner. Supplies numerous outlets locally and nationally. Some beers bottled on site, other bottle conditioned Coniston beers brewed using Ridgeway Brewery, Oxford.

89

No (9) Barley Wine

8.5

Barley

Brewed once a year this classic strong golden beer has a long maturation period to give a smooth and warming character a delightful sipping beer. Rich in fruit flavours with Marzipan herbal hoppiness and Cognac overtones finishing with a warming alcohol essence. The residual sweetness is balanced by large amounts of best English Goldings Hops.

90

Special Oatmeal Stout

4.5

Stout

Oats are used in the grist of this beer to give body and smoothness enhancing the roasted barley giving it complex flavours reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee. This is balanced by a fresh hop bitterness and dry finish.

Crafty Little Brewery, Brough, East Yorkshire

Crystalbrew Ales Ltd, now trading as 'The Crafty Little Brewery', is an East Yorkshire family business, passionate about fantastic real ale and with an exciting range of new beers across very different taste ranges.

91

Perky Porter

4.8

Porter

An Espresso Porter

92

Wolf Bite

4.8

Pale

Brewed with Pacific Northwest hops it is a classic APA with a complex personality - an intense blend of refreshing fruit a heady citrus aroma a touch of pine and a powerful bite.

Dent, Dent, Cumbria

Dent was set up in 1990 in a converted barn next to a former farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. In 2005 the brewery was completely refurbished, and capacity expanded. One pub is owned.

93

Snow Flock Ginger

4.5

Copper

This Pale Ale with a hint of Ginger is just the thing to warm the palate!

94

T'owd Up

6.0

Stout

A rich and full flavoured strong stout. This is balanced by a warming sweetness and a raisiny-fruitcake taste which lingers on into the aftertaste.

Derventio, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire

Established in 2005 and first brewed in 2006 at Trusley Brook Farm, in 2011 they moved to the Grade 1 listed Mill Complex, which is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Derventio is a 6-barrel microbrewery and a founder member of the Derbyshire Brewers Collective. Spent grain goes to a local farmer.

95

Et Tu Brutus

4.5

Dark

Dark ale demonstrating a surprising smoothness but with along bitter finish.

Downton, Downton, Wiltshire

Downton was set up in 2003. The brewery has a 20-barrel brew length and produces around 1,500 barrels a year. 

96

Choc Orange Stout

5.8

Old ale

A speciality old ale with pronounced chocolate flavours. A pleasant orange addition combines perfectly in this delightfully different offering.

97

Honey Blonde

4.3

Golden

Honey Blonde is a light and refreshing blonde/golden ale with subtle hints of honey and softly sweet malt. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

Dry Gate, Glasgow, Greater Glasgow, and Clyde Valley

Restaurant, bar, and microbrewery, Drygate is a joint venture of Tennent’s and Williams Bros, though operationally independent. The on-site brewery began production in June 2014.

98

Pale Duke

3.8

Pale

Beautifully balances a ready brioche like backbone with flavours of summer stone fruit and marmalade. Crisp clean and delicately bitter

99

Seven Peaks

5.0

Amber

A Mosaic-hop IPA. Golden colour with a tropical fruit and toffee aroma. The flavour is tropical fruits with floral notes and a lingering bitter finish.

Dunham Massey, Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester

Opened in late 2007, Dunham Massey brew multi-award winning traditional North-Western ales using only English ingredients. Opened a sister brewery called Lymm Brewery Company in August 2013. Opened a new tied bar called Costello’s Bar in Stockton Heath in December 2013. This is joint tied to Dunham Massey Brewery and Lymm Brewing Company.

100

Milk Stout

4.0

Stout

A classic full bodied sweet stout with a creamy roast malt character.

101

Porter

5.2

Porter

A classic old style English porter. Dark creamy full bodied and packed with flavour. Supreme champion 2014

Eden, Penrith, Cumbria

Set up in 2011, Eden Brewery is now run by Jason Hill, assisted by Linda and Chris. The five-barrel brewery is located in the Old Brewery at historic Brougham Hall and has the capacity to brew 45 barrels per week.

102

Gold

4.2

Golden

Brewed traditionally using the finest Maris otter malt giving a light golden colour with a distinctive hop character & citrus aroma. Eden gold is moreish and very refreshing

Elland, Elland, West Yorkshire

Originally formed in 2002 as Eastwood and Sanders by the amalgamation of Barge & Barrel and West Yorkshire Breweries the company was renamed Elland in 2006 to reinforce its links with the town. The brewery has a capacity of 50 barrels (200 firkins) a week.

103

Porter

6.5

Porter

A rich complex dark ruby porter from an 1872 recipe. It has an old port nose coffee and bitter chocolate flavours from four malts including finest Maris Otter and English hops. Supreme Champion Beer of Britain. Three times National Winter Ales Champion.

Exeter, Exeter, Devon

Exeter Brewery is the largest brewery in the city, supplying over 600 outlets in Devon, east Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. They moved to their present site in 2012, having outgrown their previous location.

104

Avocet

3.9

Pale

Devon’s only organic real ale. A distinctively-flavoured beer with refreshing citrus taste and attractive aroma. Light gold in colour and wonderfully refreshing.

105

Tomahawk

3.5

Amber

Light ale with a good fruity taste.

Farm Yard, Cockerham, Lancashire

Situated on a family-run farm, this 10-barrel plant began brewing in 2017 with a growing range including seasonal specials. The tap overlooks the brewery and will feature a canning plant from early 2018. Aiming to be completely sustainable, the mineral water used is sourced from their own borehole with all waste returned for use on the farm. 

106

Sheaf

4.1

Pale

The New World hops from NZ & US are added to a Controlled whirlpool temperature to allow us to control the bitterness whilst extracting those pungent hop oils. This beer is a Fragrant and well-balanced easy drinking pale ale

Fell, Flookburgh, Cumbria

This brewery was founded in 2012 as a five-barrel plant, recently expanded to a 12-barrel capacity by homebrewer Tim Bloomer and friend Andrew Carter, brewing beers inspired by their travels in the US and Belgium.

107

Southern Cross

3.7

NZ Pale Ale

First time for us using Southern Cross, this is hopped forward, low ABV and Pale beers is un filtered and unfined.

108

Robust Porter

4.8

Porter

Roast dominates throughout; fruit comes through on drinking, with a dry and bitter finish.

109

Progressive Pale

5.1

Pale

A light-bodied balanced pale with a generous helping of hoppy intrigue.

110

Ghyll

3.7

Bitter

A yellow highly drinkable hoppy session bitter with a long drying bitter finish.

Gene Pool, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Father and son enterprise, hence the brewery’s name, established in November 2016 in an industrial unit to the west of Hull town centre. Two-barrel brewery currently brewing twice a week expecting to be brewing five days a week by December 2017. 

111

Black Rubus

4.7

Blackberry Stout

A dark Stout aged with Blackberries.

112

Rubus

3.9

Fruit

A raspberry ale.

Great Heck, Great Heck, North Yorkshire

Great Heck began production in 2008 in a converted slaughterhouse. The brewery moved across the road to a converted cottage in 2012 and now produces its regular beers on a 15-barrel plant with capacity for 45 barrels per week

113

Chopper

3.8

Fruit

Yorkshire style session beer with English and Slovenian hops dry hopped with Chinook

114

Styrian Dragon

4.5

IPA

A golden ale brewed with English malt showcasing the new generation of Slovenian hops which rival the best American varieties for flavour and aroma. This clean dry beer has a delicious combination of tropical fruit and berry flavours and a fresh floral citrusy aroma

115

Weizen Stout

4.5

Stout

Smooth Chocolatey Wheat Beer.

Great Newsome, Winestead, East Yorkshire

Referred to as ‘East Yorkshire's Hidden Gem’, Great Newsome began brewing in 2007 in renovated farm buildings. A range of beers are now brewed using barley from the farm and brewing can be seen from a newly built viewing area. Expansion into another farm building will increase capacity in Autumn 2018.

116

Holderness Dark

4.3

Mild

A dark mild of a type that was once popular in Hull and the East Riding.  A nuttiness comes through from the Amber malt combined with Chocolate malt for colour and depth of flavour.

117

Liquorice Lads

4.3

Stout

A liquorice infused stout

118

Sleck Dust

3.8

Pale

A straw-coloured light refreshing session ale. Pilgrim and Northern Brewer hops combine well with the floral notes of Centennial culminating in a subtle dry finish.

Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk

After 10 years at Oulton Broad Green jack moved to the Triangle Tavern Lowestoft in 2003 and then to a nearby 35-barrel plant in 2009.One pub is owned and over 150 outlets supplied.

119

Gone Fishing

5.5

Golden

The Gone Fishing E.S.B. is a strong golden pale Ale which is very light-drinking and very moreish.

Hafod, Mold, North East Wales

Hafod began brewing in 2011 on a small scale and re-located to the present premises in 2014 whilst retaining the original kit at Pant Glas, Gwernaffield for low volumes

120

Crystal Haze

4.0

Amber

Zingy pale ale hopped with Crystal and Citra.

121

Fallen Empyre

4.9

IPA

Old-school British Indian Pale Ale made with all-British malt and hops.

122

Fruitcake

4.3

Amber

Moreishly malty amber ale with notes of mango and apricot and a well-balanced bitter finish.

Half Moon, York, East Yorkshire

Established in 2013 by Tony & Jackie Rogers, the brewery is based in the original blacksmiths forge, next to their house. A five-barrel plant producing five standard beers, plus monthly and seasonal specials.

123

Dark Masquerade

3.6

Brown

A rich ruby/brown ale which is packed with dark chocolate and liquorice flavours. Warm smokey and intriguing.

124

F’Hops Sake

3.9

Pale

A bright golden ale with a refreshing hint of grapefruit and a good hoppy finish

125

Lunar

5.5

IPA

A refreshing golden bitter intense hop aroma with a fine malt flavour and hints of caramel followed by a floral hop aftertaste.

Hammerpot, Poling, East Sussex

Hammerpot started brewing in 2005 using a five-barrel plant, which was upgraded to 10 barrels in 2011. 

126

Double Helix

5.2

Golden

A rich golden ale with zesty clean bitterness and a fragrant floral aroma and aftertaste.

Hawkshead, Staveley, Cumbria

The brewery takes its name from the village in which it was founded in 2002. It outgrew its original barn and so moved to Staveley in 2006 to a purpose-built 20-barrel brewery. Capacity has been increased several times since, a new micro packaging plant added and The Beer Hall, the brewery tap, developed as a showcase for real ale, in a way that encourages visitors to watch the brewery at work and learn about brewing. 

127

Cumbria Five Hop

5.0

Golden

A robust hoppy bitter with citrus hops and fruity middle.

128

Dry Stone Stout

4.5

Stout

Black, dry, bitter stout with an astringent, roast finish.

129

Mosaic Pale Ale

4.0

PA

Very pale with Mosaic & Hallertau Blanc hops

130

NZPA

6.0

Strong PA

A very hoppy bitter with a sweet, fruity taste and a resounding dry bitter finish

131

Windermere Pale

3.5

PA

Crisp and fruity yellow beer with hints of melon and grapefruit and a strong bitter aftertaste.

Heavy Industry Brewing, Henllan, Wales

Established in 2012, Heavy Industry brews with a 10-barrel microbrewery. It is situated in an old slaughterhouse in the Welsh village of Henllan, and offers a variable range of beers

132

77

4.9

Pale

A big amber IPA brewed with the finest pale and crystal malts. Heavily hopped with Columbus and Cascade, then dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe whilst conditioning. The flavour of dark Seville marmalade is backed up by a piney, peppery bitterness. Beware this beer bites! 

133

Forza

4.5

IPA

 This Blonde beer with a touch of Cara red and a bitterness smoother than a gigolos tongue boasts more fruit than Carmen Mirandas Barnet. dry Hopped with Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe, Magnum and Amarillo.

6N

Niwl Coch(Red Mist)

3.8

Pale

Session pale ale with Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial, double dry hopped.

Hilltop, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire

A 3.5 barrel plant in the recently refurbished outbuildings of the Hilltop Hotel in Conisbrough bringing brewing back to the almost same site as of over a century ago. This small compact brewery started early 2016 and now boasts an impressive core range and seasonal beers available on the bar of the adjacent pub and various outlets

134

Classic Bitter

3.9

Bitter

Classic style bitter

Hooded Ram, Douglas, Isle of Man

Brewing started in September 2013 on a 2.5 BBL and upgraded October 2014 to a 10BBL kit with a 100ltr pilot plant added in 2016 and new tanks doubling capacity in 2017. There is a tied pub has in the old Clinch's brewery building on the North Quay in Douglas. 

135

Angri Kiwi Red Eye

5.0

Ruby

A one-off beer made with the Kohatu hop from New Zealand. A rich red rye malt beer with a fantastic hop tropical fruit aroma with a hint of pine.

136

Black Pearl Oyster

5.2

Stout

Now we think this very special. Made with fresh Oysters and lots of them. Pearl is a single hop easy drinking stout with a slight sea-side aroma. Oysters added in 3 stages.

137

Mosaic Single Hop

5.0

Pale

This is an amazing beer if you like hops. The rye malt gives a mouth-watering biscuit taste and the tropical fruit aromas last long after the glass is back on the table.

Hopjacker, Dronfield, Derbyshire

Established in 2015 in the old restaurant beneath the Dronfield Arms. Specialises in unfined, vegan friendly, hop forward beers which don't compromise on flavour.

138

Snake Oil

4.6

Fruit

Rich and malty with a gentle bitterness and a fiery finish from fresh ginger added in the boil fermenter and in cask. Dry hopped with summit for tangerine notes on the nose.

Jennings, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Jennings Brewery was established as a family concern in 1828 in the village of Lorton. The company moved to its present location in 1874. Pure Lakeland water is still used for brewing, drawn from the brewery’s own well. Uses Fuggles, Challengers & Goldings whole hops. Part of Marston's PLC

139

Sneck Lifter

5.1

Malty

This dark beer with a reddish tinge derived from the use of coloured malts perfectly balanced with specially formulated brewing sugars and English aromatic hops.

Kelburn, Barrhead, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Kelburn is an award-winning family business established in 2002.

140

Ca'canny

5.2

Dark

Winter seasonal.  A rich dark ale combining a fusion of coffee and chocolate with a deep fruity aftertaste.

141

Cart Blanc

5.0

Golden

This golden full-bodied ale boasts smacks of flavour. The appearance is enhanced by a touch of wheat malt giving good head retention and a wonderfully dry after-taste that won't be easily forgotten.

142

Dark Moor

4.5

Dark

Smooth dark and dangerous this ale is designed to warm the cockles of your heart. Although dark and robust the after tones of liquorice and blackcurrant make this an ale of complex character not to be missed.

143

Fly Half

4.6

Amber

A strong amber bitter with a pleasant hoppy taste achieved by carefully blending Cascade Styrian-Golding and Challenger hops. Fly Half is a popular accompaniment for the Six Nation Matches

144

Goldihops

3.8

Golden

Golden hoppy clean on the palate and leaving a long lingering after-taste that will haunt you until you quest for more.

Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Kirkby Lonsdale is a family run business first established in 2009 on a six-barrel plant. In 2016 in order to increase production they installed another six-barrel plant in their new brewery tap, The Royal Barn in the centre of the town and this commenced brewing at the end of that year. 

145

Jubilee Stout

5.5

Stout

A powerful Stout brewed with a carefully balanced selection of chocolate and black malts along with a hint of roasted barley.  A smooth drink allowing hints of pale malt and liquorice to show through.

Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancaster

Lancaster began brewing in 2005. The brewery moved to new premises in 2010 and installed larger 60-barrel brewing plant.

146

Lancaster Black

4.5

Stout

A complex classic traditional stout. Creamy rich with coffee and dark chocolate elements.

Little Black Dog, Carlton, North Yorkshire

Located in the grounds of Carlton Towers, North Yorkshire.

147

Black IPA

3.9

IPA

Unfined IPA suitable for vegans

Mad Squirrel, Potten End, Hertfordshire

Based on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead, brewing began in 2004. Formerly called Red Squirrel, the company changed name in 2017 to coincide with the installation of a larger brew kit. Beer is distributed to venues throughout the South East of England, including their own chain of Tap and Bottle shops

148

De La Creme

4

Stout

Dark as a moonless night and smoother than Morgan Freeman in a velvet suit, De La Crème uses added lactose sugar to bring sweet chocolate, caramel and cream flavours to your attention.

Magic Dragon Brewing, Eyton, North-East Wales

Originally called Plassey, and later New Plassey, another new owner, brewer, and personnel took over in 2017. Some beer replicates the old Plassey range, but others are new recipes.

149

A Winter’s Tale

3.8

Amber

A blonde ale with citrus and mango notes using a combination of hops including Citra. Available throughout.

150

American Dragon

4.2

Amber

An American style pale ale. A combination of American hops including Citra creating a taste of USA.

151

Eyton Gold

4.0

Golden

Golden session beer brewed with Cascade and Golding hops to create a well-rounded golden easy drinking ale. .

Marble, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Originally based at the Marble Arch pub in 1997, now brewing at a larger 12-barrel plant in a nearby unit, producing vegetarian beers. It supplies their own three pubs and 70+ outlets. 

152

Chocolate Marble

5.5

Stout

Organic strong rich and stout-like full plated malts balance against an assertive bitterness.

Moorhouse’s, Burnley, Lancashire

Opened in 1865, this brewery began producing cask ale in 1978. A new brewery and visitor centre opened 2012.

153

Black Cat

3.4

Dark Mild

Dark and refreshing with a distinct chocolate malt flavour and a smooth hoppy finish

154

High Flyer

4.1

Amber

A hoppy pale ale with a bitter aftertaste.

155

M/09

4.0

Amber

Hand crafted in small batches, an extra pale ale with a punch of tropical fruits, tones of grapefruit and hints of lemon.

156

M/12

5.3

American Pale Ale

A small batch hoppy, copper APA with a tropical fruit and bitter taste.

North Riding, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Brewing commenced in March 2015 on a 10-barrel plant with 4 core beers and monthly specials. Now brewing three times a week with the addition of another fermenter & racking tank

157

Coffee bean Mild

4.3

Mild

Dark mild.

158

Gold

4.8

Pale

Melanoidin malt provides a solid base to show off both Citra and Mosaic hops in this golden beer. Expect citrus and blueberry

159

Mosaic Pale

4.3

Pale

TODDINGTON - Enter the new kid on the block Mosaic hops are full of blueberry and citrus flavours and seriously pack a powerful punch.

Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire

Launched in 2006, Saltaire is an award-winning brewery based in a former Victorian power station. A mezzanine bar, open on the last Friday of the Month, gives visitors views of the brewing plant and the chance to taste the beers

160

Elderflower Blonde

4.0

Blonde

A refreshing blonde ale infused with the delicate flavour of elderflower.

161

Raspberry Blonde

4.0

Blonde

Refreshing blonde ale delicately infused with raspberry flavours.

Scarborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Scarborough Brewery was established in 2010

162

Chinook

4.1

Pale

A straw coloured pale beer brewed using Chinook hops giving spicy bitter flavours and a fruity hoppy aroma.

163

Trident

3.8

Pale

Pale session beer with refreshing flavours of lemon and passion fruit

Settle, Settle, North Yorkshire

Brewing started in 2013 using a new 10-12-barrel Johnson Kit. Moved to larger premises in November 2016

164

Rhubarb & Ginger

4.9

Pale

Zingy pale ale huge acidity from the Yorkshire rhubarb balanced perfectly with fiery root ginger to make your mouth water.

Shiny, Derby, Derbyshire

Commenced brewing in December 2012 in the 6-barrel brewery sited in the beer garden of the Furnace Inn. After initially brewing solely for the pub, 2014 saw an increase in awards, scale and output, with beers distributed across most of the country. After numerous awards a second 12bbl brewery was built in 2015 to increase capacity and host a visitor centre with guest bottle shop. 

165

MOA

3.9

Pale

NZ pale ale

166

Happy People (GF)

4.2

Pale

Using a combination of the 5 the best hops on the planet to create a beer full of incredible flavour!

167

Disco Balls (GF)

5.3

IPA

Using a combination of the 5 the best hops on the planet to create a beer full of incredible flavour!

168

Affinity

4.6

Pale

Our Multi Award Winning, Strong Golden Bitter with lots and lots of fruity Citra hops (which we have a strong affinity for!).

169

New World (GF)

3.7

Pale

A golden citrusy big hitter in terms of flavour that drinks more like a 5% beer.

170

4Wood (GF)

4.5

Best Bitter

Our full-bodied English Best Bitter

Stonehenge, Sainsbury, Wilshire

Brewery was founded in 1984 in what a water was originally driven mill built in 1914.

171

Pigs Will

4.0

Brown

Brewed at OG 1040 and ABV 4.0%. A full-bodied beer not so bitter but rich in hop aroma which gives the beer a delightful aftertaste. The warm amber colour is very appealing to the eye.

Strathaven, Strathaven, Scotland

Strathaven is a 10-barrel plant on the River Avon

172

Claverhouse

4.5

Ruby

An initial citrus taste complimented by a floral aftertaste

173

Clydesdale

3.8

IPA

A light-coloured IPA with an initial malty sweetness followed by a grapefruit aftertaste

174

Duchess Anne

3.9

Wheat

A clear wheat beer with some fresh meadowsweet producing an ideal summer thirst quencher

175

Line Out

4.0

Amber

Dark amber with a citrus aroma and a toffee aftertaste

Tarn Hows, Outgate, Cumbria

A small micro-brewery near Hawkshead specialising in traditional British ales using oak casks that provide a further dimension to the beer flavour

176

Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal stout

Stout

5.0

Notes of chocolate, coffee with lush blueberry and vanilla give a fruity finish.

177

Pigling Blonde

3.8

Blonde

Session ale with hints of caramel and peach

178

Puddled Duck.

4.9

Golden

Vanilla & woody flavours

Titanic, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Founded in 1985 and named after Captain Smith, a Potteries man, and the captain of the Titanic. 2014 saw a major investment in the brewery and brewhouse creating a brewery shop and sample room.

179

Cappuccino Stout

4.5

Stout

Combination of the brewer's and the barista's talents this fabulous beer combines the original dry Titanic Stout with the flavours of warm enveloping smooth cappuccino. Relax and enjoy

Tryst, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland

The brewery started production in 2003

180

Carronade

4.2

IPA

Distinctive citrus flavours in this prize-winning ale.

181

Choc/Coconut

4.4

Dark

Our award-winning porter enriched with organic coconut.

182

Drovers 80/-

4.3

Amber

A traditional Scottish 80/- made with East Lothian barley.

183

High Voltage

6.0

IPA

Truly loaded with hops to deliver an electrifying finish.

184

Raj

5.5

IPA

A full bodied traditional IPA recipe loaded with hops. CAMRA Champion Beer of Scotland 2016.

William Brothers, Alloa, Stirling, Scotland

Brewing started in 1988

185

7 Giraffes

5.1

Golden

7 Giraffes combines an eclectic blend of 7 varieties of malted barley with fresh cone hops from around the world wild elderflowers & lemon zest to create a refreshing aromatic & moreish beer. *Tesco Beer Awards Winner*

186

Joker

5.0

IPA

Joker premium pale is created from a complex blend of malt & hops with the sole purpose of bringing a smile to your face. Joker has a fresh citrusy aroma & bittersweet full flavour. By the way you look great. (That’s the beer talking)

187

March of the Penguins

4.9

Stout

This creamy dark stout deep chocolate in colour has a nose of roast malts coffee liquorice & orange peel. The aromas carry on into the flavour with a smooth mouthfeel rich malty start fresh hoppy middle & a delicious lingering orange aftertaste. Sure, to get you Marching again on those cold winter evenings.

188

Red

4.5

Malty

 A rich ruby malt ale medium dry with hints of toffee & banana. Balanced with fresh spicy hops to give a zesty peppery backdrop. Red is a warming full flavoured beer to be savoured.

Yorkshire Brewery, Kingston-Upon-Hull, East Yorkshire

Brewing started in 2012 using a six-barrel plant

189

Raspberry Tipple

4.8

Fruit

Traditional Belgian wheat beer infused with fresh raspberries.

190

Strawberry Blonde

4.8

Fruit

A traditionally cloudy Belgian style wheat beer, brewed in a Lambric style an infused with strawberries

Yorkshire Heart, Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire

Brewing started in 2011 and is situated adjacent to the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard

191

Get Pithed

3.8

Blonde

Our fantastic summery citrus orange flavoured golden ale refreshing beer on a hot summers day

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