MONTHLIES

JANUARY

Summer Down Under (3.9%)

Using the Galaxy and Pacific Jade hops from Australia and New Zealand this beer is brewed in honour of our Southern Friends. To off-set the dark nights this light golden ale, bursting with citrusy flavours, is a perfect break from the Winter Gloom.

American Nut Brown (5%)

Blend of 7 malts and hit of Summit & Cascade hops, give this nutty brown ale a strong malt flavour with a citrussy American hop twist.

FEBRUARY

Gothick Dark (4.6%)

A strong, dark mild brewed using two types of chocolate malt. Full-bodied and malty but with a dryish, chocolatey edge. Inspired by Strawberry Hill House, the “Little Gothick Castle”, near the brewery.
Winner – CAMRA Champion Beer of London, Old Ales and Strong Milds, 2019

Honey Dark (4.8%)

Brewed with dark malts and second fermented with honey, this strong dark beer has chocolate, coffee, caramel and (of course) honey featuring in its aroma and flavour

MARCH

Four Grains (4.5%)

Brewed with four malts: barley, wheat, rye and oats, and hopped with Pioneer. This beer has a spicy, almost herbal aroma and a medium moreish body. A hoppy taste with malty underpinnings, and not at all grainy.

APRIL

Wolf of the Woods (4.7%)

Clean, cutting and robust strong bitter. Brewed and dry-hopped using all British hops, an initial biscuity malt character leads to a grassy lemon hop bite. Sink your teeth into a true English ale.
(In case you wonder, Wolf of the Woods comes from the translation of the Latin name for hops – Humulus Lupulus)

Azacca Star (4.6%)

Named after the Azacca hop and ‘Star’ from the Polaris hop which, after all, is the North Star, this is a lovely pale ale.

The blend of these two hops, along with Amarillo, gives a lovely tropical hit, with a lingering edge of spice and Mint.

MAY

RRIPA (4.5%)

Galaxy in the brew, and Cascade and Melba dry hopping, give big fruity flavours to this rye IPA

Smilers Ale (4.8%)

Amber ale with a refreshing citrus and pine aroma. Dry, hoppy flavour with a slight fruitiness underneath. Long, pleasing hoppy finish with a touch of orange peel.

JUNE

Daisy Cutter (6.1%)

A strong, well-hopped ale. Powerful golden coloured beer with a fruity, citrus nose and flavour. A veritable Hop Bomb, it avoids being too bitter with a skillful blend of American hops. A beer to be reckoned with. Handle with caution. Silvers at Reading 2007, Peterborough 2006, and SIBA SE 2008 & 2009.

Pale Beauty (4.7%)

An elegant very pale ale, robustly hopped with aromatic varieties – Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook.  It is extremely refreshing and dangerously drinkable. Unusually wheat accounts for 40% of the malt grist.

JULY

Melba Pale (4.2%)

A light session American Pale Ale, heavily dry hopped with Melba this year providing strong peachy fruit and citrus aromas – a lovely hop with a kaleidoscope of flavours.  A delight for the summer.

AUGUST

Nooksack (5%)

Originally brewed as a collaboration with Kissingate brewery, Nooksack is a big American Pale Ale, triple hopped with Citra, then Cascade and a final dry hopping of Galaxy – what’s not to love!  No wonder it won Beer of the Festival, Sussex, back in 2014

SEPTEMBER

TBC (?%)

Who knows what this tastes like?  Once we've conjured up a new recipe we'll let you know!

OCTOBER

Strange Brew (4.1%)

So named as a mistake by our maltsters meant the wrong malt going into a beer, which led us to blend two beers. Now brewed specially it contains 5 hops – including Styrians, Chinook and Cascade – giving this dark golden ale a big, hoppy aroma over a fine malty base – so all hops and no pumpkin!

London Porter (5.3%)

Brewed using Patent Malt, an old London style of malt dating back to 1817, this is a classic style of Porter, dark with a rich chocolate and coffee edge.

NOVEMBER

Yakima Valley (4.8%)

Named after the area where most American hops grow.  A mahogany American Brown Ale with a surprising citrus hit. This beer has a glorious darker shade, and will catch you out with Simcoe and Citra aroma hops.

DECEMBER

Winter Warmer (5.2%)

For the long winter nights now upon us, this ale is strong, dark, rich and full-bodied to keep out the winter chill.  A luscious dark brown ale, with ruby hues, from the use of cara malt and chocolate malt, whilst English hops balance out the sweetish finish.
A beer you’ll quickly warm to.