monthly-specials
summer-down-under

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.

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FEBRUARY

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

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GOTHICK DARK (4.6%)

A strong, dark mild brewed using pale crystal and two types of chocolate malt. Full-bodied and malty but with a dryish, chocolatey edge. Inspired by Strawberry Hill House, the “Little Gothick Castle”, not so far from the brewery.

black_eel_new_style

MARCH

BLACK EEL (5%)

Glorious Black IPA. It is brewed with Magnum, Ahtanum and Chinook and then dry-hopped with more Chinook and blast of Galaxy and blackened with Carafa Special No.3.  This beer has a big fruity, citrussy hop hit on the nose and palate.

Wolf of Woods

APRIL

WOLF OF THE WOODS (4.7%)

Clean, cutting and robust strong bitter. Brewed and dry-hopped using all British hops, an initial chocolate malty 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)
Smilers1

MAY

SMILERS (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

Daisy Cutter

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, with over a kilo of hops per brewers barrel, it avoids being too bitter with a skillful blend of American hops, making this a beer to be reckoned with. Handle with caution. Silver Medals at Reading Beer Festival 2007 and Peterborough Beer Festival 2006, as well as at SIBA SE Competition 2008 & 2009.

 London Gold1

LONDON GOLD (4.9%)

Big hoppy flavour and nose with juicy malt underpinnings; long pleasing dry hoppy finish. With four American and two British hops, it’s a cosmopolitan brew worthy of such a great city.

 

Mosaic

JULY

 MOSAIC PALE (3.2%)

A light session American Pale Ale, heavily dry hopped with Mosaic providing strong tropical fruit and citrus aromas.  With fresh root ginger in the boil too, this beer is low in alcohol but high in taste.  A delight for the summer.

 Pale Beauty

AUGUST

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.

four-grain

SEPTEMBER

FOUR GRAINS (4.5%)

Brewed with four malts: pale, wheat, rye and Munich, and hopped with Magnum.  This beer has a spicy, almost herbal aroma and a medium moreish body, with the Munich malt providing a strong malt flavour, but not at all grainy!

strange-brew

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!

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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.

TWA Winter Warmer

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. This luscious dark brown ale, with ruby hues, uses dark crystal malt, chocolate malt, oat malt and roasted barley in the grist, whilst English hops balance out the sweetish finish

Sour Cherry Chocolate

SMALL BATCH STOUT – Sour Cherry and Chocolate (4.7%)

A very limited edition, glorious stout, flavoured with whole soured cherries and organic Equadorian cacao nibs

Small Batch Vanilla

SMALL BATCH STOUT – Vanilla (4.7%)

A very limited edition, glorious stout, infused with whole vanilla pods and oak bourbon barrel chips that have been further soaked in bourbon.

 Small Batch Milk

SMALL BATCH STOUT – Milk (4.7%)

A very limited edition, glorious milk stout.  Smooth and sweet.

Sticky Toffee

SMALL BATCH STOUT – Sticky Toffee (4.7%)

A very limited edition, glorious stout, flavoured with muscovado sugar and date syrup for memories of your favourite dessert.


N.B. – Landlords please note that the monthly beers are often available the final week of the month before and often sell out by half way through the month.


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