The Beers

The list below is that of 2016.  New list will appear very soon.

Here’s your full line up for 2016. Featuring 40 real ales and 19 ciders as well as 4 continental beers. Carlsberg lager and Thatchers Gold cider on tap!

Key: REAL ALE / CIDER & PERRY / LAGER & CONTINENTAL BEER

BANKS’S BREWERY, WOLVERHAMPTON

SUNBEAM (4.2%) — A gloriously zesty blonde, releasing tangy citrus and grapefruit overtones.

BATEMAN’S BREWERY, WAINFLEET

XB (3.7%) — Classic amber, English pale ale crafted with crisp Lincolnshire malt and silky hops to create a grainy quaffable beer.

GOLD [previously YELLA BELLY GOLD] (3.9%) — A bright gold/yellow colour brewed with lager malt and American Cascade and Chinook hops. A beer with a profound hop character but balanced by toasted malt and a big aroma and palate of bittersweet citrus fruit.

TEXAN TRIPLE HOP (4.2%) — Triple hopped and triple fermented to create a beer with a mouthful of hops.

XXXB (4.5%) — Classic English tawny pale ale, brewed by blending crisp malts and floral hops to create a lush, fruity beer sensation.

SALEM PORTER (4.7%) — A dry roast, nutty palate, with a splendid hop flavour and a rich malty finish.

TITANIC PLUM PORTER (4.9%) — Multi-award winning. Dark strong and well rounded, the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring.

BLACK SHEEP BREWERY, MASHAM

BEST BITTER (3.8%) — Peppery hop in the mouth with a long, bitter finish. A classic well-hopped and beautifully balanced beer with a deeply satisfying and refreshing taste that is followed by a distinctively dry and long bitter finish.

EVERARDS BREWERY, NARBOROUGH

BEACON (3.8%) — Beacon is a wonderful session ale and the favourite of our Head Brewer. Brewed with high quality ingredients Beacon has a hoppy, malted character with a dry bitter finish leaving you longing for more.

BRAKSPEAR BREWERY, HENLEY ON THAMES

OXFORD GOLD (4.0%) — This beer is a perfect partner for fish dishes, shellfish, chicken or salads.

VARSITY PALE ALE (4.5%) — Traditional Pale Ale with a punchy hop finish and aroma. Finest quality roasted malts provide a subtle, but full, malty background to showcase the honey and berry flavours from traditional English hop varieties.

BREWSTER’S BREWING COMPANY, GRANTHAM

HOP A DOODLE DO (4.3%) — Copper coloured ale in the style of an American Pale Ale, with Crystal and Caramalt and US hops. Rich full-bodied feel and a delicious hop character.

RUTTERKIN (5.0%) — A golden ale with light roast notes perfectly complimented by aromas of grapefruit and lemon from generous hopping with an aromatic and big zesty finish.

CHARLES WELLS, BEDFORD

BOMBARDIER (4.1%) — It practically marches up to the doors of taste and boots them in. This triple gold medal winning real ale combines peppery aromas with the perfect balance of malty richness, tangy hops and sultana fruit on the palate; with a long, soft, spicy finish. Spicy and fruity…Bang On!

CHARNWOOD BREWERY, LOUGHBOROUGH

TIPPING POINT (4.2%) — Six different grains harvest a wonderful light red coloured beer. American and New Zealand hops provide just the right balance to this early autumnal ale.

JENNINGS BREWERY, COCKERMOUTH

CUMBERLAND ALE (4.0%) VEGAN — A superb golden coloured ale, brewed with English pale ale malt using only the finest English aromatic hops. Full flavoured with a delicate hop character making this beer ideal for the demanding, modern beer drinker.

COCKER HOOP (4.6%) — An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma

SNECKLIFTER (5.1%) — An award winning beer, a strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours, which create an intriguing beer of great character.

MARSTON’S BREWERY, WOLVERHAMPTON

PEDIGREE NEW WORLD PALE ALE (3.8%) — A gleaming pale gold in colour, it has a fantastic fruity flavour with blasts of tropical peaches, apricot, melon and passionfruit. All delivered with a creamy, white head and light, zesty aroma.

REVISIONIST SALTED CARAMEL TAWNY ALE (4.3%) — A Revisionist submission for 2016 from Banks’s Simon Yates. Dark crystal and chocolate malts combine for a distinctive and full-bodied caramel-toffee flavour with salt additions at racking to give distinctive twist.

PEDIGREE (4.5%) VEGAN — It has a dry hop aroma with a full range of complex flavours. The melding of nut, fruit and winey flavours create a smooth and very drinkable satisfying whole.

OLD EMPIRE (5.7%) — Brewed using Optic malt, a subtle and paler grain that will allow other flavours to come through on the palate. Goldings and Fuggles hops are added to this brew, which is then late hopped with the American Cascade variety for extra hop strength.

OAKHAM ALES, PETERBOROUGH

JEFFREY HUDSON BITTER [JHB] (3.8%) — A light gold beer whose aroma is dominated by characteristic citrus notes.

OLDERSHAW BREWERY, GRANTHAM

NEWTONS DROP (4.1%) — Oldershaw’s best selling beer. A copper bronze best bitter with sumptuous caramel and roasted nut malts, grassy hops and a lasting bitter finish.

AUTUMN HUE (4.3%) — A deep rich ale. Deltas and Cascade hops add a zesty, fruity edge above a soft fruity base.

BLONDE VOLUPTA (5.0%) — This uniquely zesty straw-gold premium beer is packed with complexity and intense tropical fruit flavours – the recipe is a well guarded secret. Citra hops have been spotted at Oldershaw on brew days… but that’s all that’s known!

POACHERS BREWERY, NORTH HYKEHAM

SHY TALK (3.7%) — A crisp tasting session beer, golden pale in colour. Very refreshing with citrus overtones.

POACHERS PRIDE (4.0%) — Amber bitter brewed using East Kent Golding hops producing a wonderful flavour and aroma that lingers.

LINCOLN BEST (4.2%) — Flavorsome traditional Best Bitter. A dark brown full flavoured malty beer with a delicious bitter aftertaste.

RINGWOOD BREWERY, RINGWOOD

RAZORBACK (3.8%) — Previously known as Best Bitter, The perfect supping beer. Our first brew and still a favourite tipple. Tempting hop aroma with fruit notes. Good malt feel in the mouth, dry, tangy fruit finish.

RED BOAR (3.9%) — Ringwood’s first red ale. A pronounced bitterness, complemented by subtle roasted malt undertones make this a well-rounded quaffable beer. Best enjoyed with a rack of ribs.

BOONDOGGLE (4.2%) — Boondoggle is an American term first coined in the 1920’s a word meaning ‘work of little value’ which we have interpreted to mean ‘Jolly’ or ‘any excuse for a pint’. A hoppy aroma with a citrus punch. A well balanced moreish fruity taste.

FORTY-NINER (4.9%) — Light, fresh hop bouquet. Rounded malt in the mouth with strong hop balance, deep bittersweet finish. Golden full bodied malted beer.

OLD THUMPER (5.6%) — Ringwood’s most iconic beer, first brewed in late 1979 without a name. A competition in the local press inspired a suitable suggestion! Peppery, spicy aroma with a hint of apples. Luscious balance of grain and hop in the mouth. Bitter sweet finish with delicate fruit notes.

ROOSTER’S BREWING COMPANY, KNARESBOROUGH

YANKEE (4.3%) — One of the original new style pale ales. Light, easy drinking, featuring the floral and citrus fruit aromas of the Cascade hop.

SHARP’S BREWERY, CORNWALL

DOOM BAR (4.0%) — An enticing aroma of resinous hop, sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a balanced, complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The finish is dry and refreshing.

THWAITES BREWERY, BLACKBURN

WAINWRIGHT (4.1%) — A refreshing golden ale, inviting citrus aroma, lightly hopped with subtle sweet notes and delicate citrus fruit flavours throughout.

LANCASTER BOMBER (4.4%) — Full bodied amber beer with malty aroma.

WYCHWOOD BREWERY, WITNEY

HOBGOBLIN GOLD (4.2%) — While Gold might be lighter in colour than the little fella’s moniker, it’s definitely no lightweight. A combination of six hop varieties and an infusion of wheat and malted barley has resulted in the perfect golden beer, with a huge hop punch.

HOBGOBLIN (4.5%) VEGAN — You get lovely spicy hops, juicy malt and a very light hint of apple fruit.

CIDER ON TAP

THATCHERS GOLD (4.8%) — Using the best of Thatchers’ traditional approach and modern techniques for a refreshing cider with a smooth appley taste and a bright sparkle.

CIDER & PERRY

BOTTLE KICKING – APPLE & MANGO (4.0%) — A classic tropical combination that perfectly compliments this Leicestershire cider.

FARMER JIMS – RHUBARB BOB (4.0%) — This gorgeous coloured cider is one of the most popular and different sweet ciders you can get – medium tangy rhubarb blended with a gentle vanilla sweetness. Like a liquid version of rhubarb crumble and ice cream.

LILLEY’S CIDER BARN – LEMON & LIME (4.0%) — Delicious blend of lemon and lime juice with Somerset apple cider.

OAKHAM ORCHARD PIG – MAVERICK CHILLI & GINGER (4.0%) — An initial nose of citrus and orchard apple. Sweet Ginger and honey in the first sip, with a chilli bite.

WESTONS – COUNTRY PERRY (4.5%) — English Perry made in Herefordshire. Fermented and fully matured in old oak vats to develop an exquisite, delicate, light and fruity character. Softly floral with a clear natural pale straw colour.

THATCHERS – HERITAGE (4.9%) — A fine traditional, unfiltered cider with a rich haze crafted from a blend of specially selected apples including Dabinett and Somerset Redstreak.

WESTONS – FAMILY RESERVE (5.0%) — A clear bright still cider with a smooth, well balanced fruity flavour and clean apple finish. Formerly known as 1st Quality.

SKIDBROOKE – FARMHOUSE DRY CIDER (5.5%) — A dry full flavoured farmhouse style cider.

MOLES BREWERY – BLACK RAT (6.0%) — A dry, award winning, premium English cider. Unpasteurised, maintaining the apple’s full flavour, Black Rat Cider has a fresh apple aroma, a smooth taste, a crisp clean finish with a bright and lightly sparkling appearance.

THATCHERS – CHEDDAR VALLEY (6.0%) — Intense amber colour, naturally cloudy. On the nose powerful apple aroma. Oak-aged to create a smooth and full flavoured cider, our cider makers chose Tremletts to provide rich tannin structure, while Dabinett brings a full body and long lasting finish.

WESTONS – OLD ROSIE CLOUDY LEMONADE CIDER (6.0%) — Cloudy cider with the refreshing infusion of traditional lemonade, medium sweet with a tart citrus finish.

THATCHERS – BIG APPLE (6.4%) — Rich and Golden with an aroma that is apple through and through with hints of spice, and bursting with apple flavour.

MILLWHITES – BLACKBERRY BLUSH (6.5%) — A late summer medium/dry cider, now available year round made with a blend of our Original Scrumpy and blushed with blackberry juice.

MILLWHITES – STRAWBERRY (6.5%) — This medium/sweet cider blends our Original Scrumpy with a dash of sweet strawberry juice creating an easy drinking fruit cider with a hint of strawberry on the finish.

LILLEY’S CIDER BARN – CRAZY GOAT (6.8%) — A medium sweet mix of perry and cider expertly blended giving it a mouth-watering juicy flavour.

WESTONS – OLD ROSIE CLOUDY SCRUMPY (7.3%) — This still cider is allowed to settle out naturally after fermentation resulting in a truly old fashioned, full flavoured, appley, cloudy scrumpy, with a well balanced medium dry character.

BROADOAK – KINGSTON BLACK (7.4%) — A single variety cider made from the Kingston Black apple making a dry copper coloured cider.

BROADOAK – BOOTLEGGER MOONSHINE (7.5%) — Very pale cider, with fruity flavour, dry bite, with a medium finish.

LAGER ON TAP

CARLSBERG (4.5%) — A Pilsner style lager originating from Copenhagen, Denmark, brewed using a yeast ‘Saccharomyces Carlsbergensis’ that became the basis for many modern-day lagers.

CONTINENTAL BEERS

BITBURGER (4.8%) — A full-bodied, light German pilsner. Its popular, dry-finished, hoppy taste has secured Bitburger Premium Beer its position as Germany’s number 1 draught beer.

HOEGAARDEN (4.8%) — Features an aroma of orange peel, coriander and herbs the merry monks imported from sunny Curacao. Light yellow and naturally murky, the soft foam adds a cloudy finish. A soft taste, light and slightly sweet and sour and with subtle citrus notes.

WARSTEINER (4.8%) — An international premium pilsener with a unique, slightly tart taste experience. Exceptional top quality ingredients with an exquisite premium character. Pleasantly light thanks to especially soft brewing water.

BUDWEISER BUDVAR (5.0%) — Brewed in the city of České Budějovice (Budweis), Czech Republic, from nothing but local natural materials in a 100 days brewing cycle (90 spent fermenting) it is universally regarded as one of the world’s great lager conditioned beers.