Beers

Thanks to an overwhelming response from our sponsors we are again able to present 100 real ales.

For  2015 these will be published as soon as soon they are confirmed.

 

Abbeydale
  • Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 5.3%%

Absolution

A deceptively easy-drinking strong beer, subtle and easy-going, fruity and gorgeous. Mid-straw coloured beer with aromas of tropical fruit and mangoes.

 

Abbeydale
  • Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.1%

Deception
A pale beer, made with fabulous Nelson Sauvin hops. Aromas of elderflower and grapes. Strong citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Long lasting bitter finish.
SIBA Regional Gold 2012

 

Acorn
  • Acorn, Barnsley
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Barnsley Bitter

Brewed using the finest quality Maris Otter malt and English hops. Chestnut in colour, having a well rounded, rich flavour, it retains a lasting bitter finish.                                                                                                                                                                                       Silver Champion, Bitter, Great British Beer Festival 2015, 2012

 

 

Anarchy
  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Type: IPA
  • ABV: 6.0%%

Anti Venom

An IPA with attitude is the best way to describe this pale beer. Alcoholic tropical fruit juice. Citra Star on steroids!

 

Anarchy
  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.1%%

Citra Star

A hoppy blonde loaded with grapefruit, lemon and lime flavours but is light bodied enough to keep you coming back for more. Highly hopped with a big, bitter finish.

 

Bank Top
  • Bank Top
  • Type: Mild
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Dark Mild

A full bodied dark mild with malt and roast aroma, rich mouthfeel and a complex taste including roast malt and liquorice.            Champion Mild of Great Britain 2014

 

Bank Top
  • Bank Top, Bolton
  • Type: Blonde Bitter
  • ABV: 4.2%

Old Slapper

A true blond brewed with dwarf Hilary hops, the initial fruitiness is complimented by a pronounced hoppiness in the finish

 

Barngates
  • Barngates, Ambleside, Cumbria
  • Type: Amber Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

Tag Lag

A pale amber beer, fresh spicy hop aroma, smooth and sweetly malty to begin but a lasting, bitter finish.

 

Butcombe
  • Butcombe, Wrington, Bristol
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

Butcombe Gold
A refreshing golden bitter brimming with character…not to mention citrus hops and fruit. Made with 100% Maris Otter malt, and English Fuggles. A malty fresh vitality gives way to a full bitter sweet finish…pure Gold!

 

Butcombe
  • Butcombe, Wrington, Bristol
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.5%%

Haka

A light gold bitter, packed full of fruity New-Zealand hops, including Nelson Sauvin. Wonderful aromas of tropical fruits make it full-flavoured and invigorating yet well-balanced and subtle. A dangerously drinkable, unique light golden ale.

 

Castle Rock
  • Castle Rock, Nottingham
  • Type: Mild
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Black Gold

An award winning mild that delivers a light fresh taste to one of the more traditional of beer styles.                                                                   Bronze Champion Mild, Great British Beer Festival 2014

 

Castle Rock
  • Castle Rock, Nottingham
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Harvest Pale

Brewed with a gently-kilned malt, and an aromatic blend of American hops added during the brewing process gives this pale beer exceptional poise.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Champion Beer of Britain 2007 and 2010

 

Castle Rock
  • Castle Rock. Nottingham
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.7%%

Elsie Mo

A blend of hops – Challenger predominating – tempts you with its aroma and leaves a pleasantly crisp aftertaste in this golden beer

 

Castle Rock
  • Castle Rock, Nottingham
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

ENZ to ENZ

Brewed to to celebrate the Rugby Union World Cup brewed with New Zealand hops to make a memorable pale beer

 

Chadwick
  • Chadwick, Kendal, Cumbria
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.2%%

Castle Pale

A pale, straw coloured beer with a citrusy taste and aroma from American hops and a pleasant dry finish.

 

Coastal
  • Coastal, Redruth, Cornwall
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 3.7%%

Hop Monster

A thirst quenching session golden bitter with excellent flavours. A strikingly hoppy beer with a finish of citrus fruit on the palate.

 

Colchester
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Jack Spitty’s Smuggler’s Ale

You don’t have to be a smuggler to enjoy this hoppy, golden ale

 

Colchester
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 3.9%%

Metropolis

A superb golden beer, with enormous balance and depth of flavour and a long floral, spicy finish.                                                                                  Silver Medal – SIBA blind tasting  2012

 

Coniston
  • Coniston, Cumbria
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.2%%

Bluebird XB

A smooth golden ale with floral hints, light malt tones and a hoppy freshness. A strong Rainhill favourite
Winner of many Festivals

 

 

Coniston
  • Coniston, Cumbria
  • Type: Stout
  • ABV: 4.5%%

Special Oatmeal Stout
Oats are used in the grist of this stout 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.
Cumbrian Micro-Challenge 2009 Gold Medal Winner

 

Coniston
  • Coniston, Cumbria
  • Type: IPA
  • ABV: 6.0%%

Infinity IPA

Pale Maris Otter malts combine with healthy quantities of Mount Hood, Challenger, Golding and Amarillo hops to make for an infinitely hoppy Imperial Pale Ale

 

Coniston
  • Coniston, Cumbria
  • Type: Barley Wine
  • ABV: 8.5%%

No 9 Barley Wine

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
Supreme Champion Beer Great British Beer Festival 2012

 

Connoisseur
  • Connoisseur, St Helens
  • Type: Amber Bitter
  • ABV: 3.9%%

Lantern House

A distinctive amber-malt base with crisp clean flavours

 

 

Connoisseur
  • Connoisseur, St Helens
  • Type: Chestnut Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

Mr Benn

Malty chestnut bitter full of flavour and selected hops

 

Connoisseur
  • Connoisseur, St Helens
  • Type: IPA
  • ABV: 5.6%%

Ex Terra Lupus

“Out of the earth cometh hops…” and into our IPA they go. A strong and tasty beer with Junga and Palisade gently overlaying the triple- hopped Summit, providing a pronounced and well balanced hop profile atop a clean crisp pale ale.

 

Crouch Vale
  • Crouch Vale, Colchester, Essax
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Brewers Gold

A pale, refreshing and hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits.                                                                                                                Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival 2005 AND 2006

 

Cumbrian Legendary Ales
  • Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Type: Golden Beer
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Langdale

A refreshing golden beer with the flavour of English fruit and marmalade and a long bitter finish.
Silver Champion, Golden Ale of Britain 2012

 

Cumbrian Legendary Ales
  • Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.3%%

Loweswater Gold

A golden ale producing a tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Mild bitterness combines beautifully with juicy malt.
Champion, Golden Ale of Britain 2011

 

Cwrw Lal
  • Cwrw Lal, Mold, Denbighshire
  • Type: Porter
  • ABV: 5.1%%

Pot Hole

Porter in it’s true classic style black roasted, bursting with British Golden Hops.

 

Cwrw Lal
  • Cwrw Lal, Mold, Denbighshire
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Tail Whip

A cheeky boisterous little pale ale with crisp clean malts and a late/dry hopped smooth tangerine, orange marmalade floral aroma

 

Dancing Duck
  • Dancing Duck, Derby
  • Type: Stout
  • ABV: 4.5%%

Dark Drake

Delicious malty, caramel and liquorice flavours combine wonderfully in a smooth drinking velvety, oatmeal stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.

Supreme Champion Winter Beer, 2015 and Bronze Champion Great British Beer Festival 2015

 

Dark Horse
  • Dark Horse, Skipton, N Yorkshire
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Hetton Pale

A creamy and silky smooth golden pale ale. Clean malt aftertaste with a fruity hop character and mild bitterness.

 

Dark Horse
  • Dark Horse, Skipton, N Yorkshire
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Craven Ale

A classic Yorkshire golden bitter with soft caramel notes and citrus hop finish. Well balanced bitterness

 

Dark Star
  • Dark Star, Partridge Green, West Sussex
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 5.7%%

Revelation 

A blend of Warrior, Cascade, Columbus, Crystal and Chinook by the sack full – then dry hopped during conditioning using our ‘Hoptimizer’ (Industrial sized hookah).

Champion Strong Bitter, Great British Beer Festival 2015

 

Doctor Mortons
  • Doctor Mortons, Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.1%%

Transfers for China

Plenty of hop character from the Australian hops, Galaxy and Vic Secret in this pale ale. Bold tropical and citrus fruit flavours come to the fore coupled with a lasting bitter finish.

 

Doctor Mortons
  • Doctor Mortons, Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.1%%

Zombie Chainsaw

The best thing since sliced DEAD!!!! All American hopped pale beer. Light floral aroma with citrus and lemon flavours complimented by resinous pine and plum flavours with shakings of black pepper and sherbet.

 

Downton
  • Downton, Wiltshire
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.2%%

German Pale Ale

This golden bitter has a rich hoppy aroma, subtle fruit flavours and well crafted, clean bitter finish imparted by four varieties of German hops

 

Durham
  • Durham, Bowburn, Co. Durham
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.7%%

Jack in the Box

A unique blend of English, Czech and American hops mingle throughout the boil to give a heady flowery aroma, and a tantalising peachy flavour, offset by a refreshing degree of bitterness. Despite its complexity this pale beer is clean and thirst quenching.

 

Durham
  • Durham, Bowburn, Co. Durham
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%%

White Gold

A pale hoppy light bitter . Cascade hops give a citrus flavour and grassy aroma to a crisp, refreshing full bodied quaffing beer.

 

Elland
  • Elland, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Porter
  • ABV: 6.5%%

1872 Porter

Rich, complex and dark Porter from an original 1872 recipe, with an old port nose, and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate. Supreme Champion Beer, Great British Beer Festival 2013.     Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2015

 

Elland
  • Elland, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.8%%

Elium

Refreshing session ale, light straw coloured, smooth and rounded with sweet fruit aroma and a dry finish.

 

George Wright
  • George Wright, Rainford
  • Type: Light Bitter
  • ABV: 4.7%%

Cheeky Pheasant
Premium light ale. Malty flavour with a sweet after taste.

 

George Wright
  • George Wright, Rainford
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.9%%

Drunken Duck

Bitter ale, straw coloured, with a wonderful citrus taste and dry finish

 

George Wright
  • George Wright, Rainford
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.1%%

Hop Fusion

Light coloured tropical fruit tasting bitter

 

George Wright
  • George Wright, Rainford
  • Type: Amber Bitter
  • ABV: 3.9%%

Longboat

A true bitter. Light amber in colour with a very smooth malty start, leaving a dry hoppy aftertaste

 

Great Heck
  • Great Heck, Selby, North Yorkshire
  • Type: Mild
  • ABV: 4.3%%

Voodoo Mild

Very dark mild brewed with addition of chocolate and black malt. Beautiful chocolatey, roasty flavours dominate this classic dark mild.

 

Hawkshead
  • Hawkshead, Staveley, Cumbria
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

Lakeland Gold

Golden Ale. Hoppy and uncompromisingly bitter with complex fruit flavours from the blending of a modern English hop, First Gold, with the American hop, Cascade.

CAMRA Champion Best Bitter of Cumbria 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009

 

Hawkshead
  • Hawkshead, Staveley, Cumbria
  • Type: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 3.5%%

Windermere Pale

Maris Otter Pale Ale malt with a bit of wheat. Loads of fruity hop flavours from a medley of traditional and modern hops. The signature aroma hop is Citra.
SIBA National Silver Champion 2012

 

Hopback
  • Hopback, Downton, Wiltshire
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.0%%

Citra

Brewed with English Pioneer and American Citra hops, this golden thirst-quenching ale has a lemon, grape-fruit aftertaste with a crisp dry bitterness, making your taste buds yearn for more

 

Little Valley
  • Little Valley, Hebden Bridge
  • Type: Wheat Beer
  • ABV: 4.5%%

Hebdens Wheat Beer
A Belgian style, naturally hazy Wheat Beer. Fruity and refreshing. Light in colour with hints of coriander and lemon

 

Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.2%%

Best Bitter
A rich gold beer with good hoppy bitterness balanced with pale malts, crisp refreshing finish with a hint of citrus fruit.

 

Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.4%%

Jade

Initial hoppy bitterness which leads to a refreshing pine and herb finish.

 

Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: Golden Bitter
  • ABV: 5.0%%

Rakau

Named after the New Zealand hop with which it is made, a deep golden and intensely hopped ale with a tropical fruit aroma.

 

Liverpool Organic Brewery
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery, Liverpool
  • Type: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.3%%

William Roscoe

Hoppy and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness building to a crisp and slightly earthy finish.

 

Ludlow
  • Ludlow, Shropshire
  • Type: Golden Ale
  • ABV: 4.7%%

Boiling Well

This premium golden ale has an auburn chestnut complexion and a grassy aroma of autumn fruit with a full bodied sweet then dry taste.

 

Market Hall
  • Market Hall, Caernarfon, N Wales
  • Type: Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 5.2%%

Blonde

A funky modern twist, a new direction on a real blonde ale for the millennial generation

 

Market Hall
  • Market Hall, Caernarfon, N Wales
  • Type: Stout
  • ABV: 5.2%%

Genius

A traditional stout, created from using soft Welsh water, with a hoppy aromatic New Zealand hop.

 

Melwood
  • Melwood, Knowsley
  • Type: Pale Bitter
  • ABV: 4.6%%

Porkies

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