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Real Ales Alert 

We have a wide range of real ales from a variety of sources that we offer. You will find that we change our range frequently and you will be able to keep track of it all here.

 

Black Sheep Courage Directors Young's Bitter Brewpoint-Origin IPA Legacy Old Rosie Cloudy Cider SIDE POCKET FOR A TOAD - TRING Wadworth 6X
Black Sheep

Black Sheep

 

abv: 4.4%

Brown & Fruity




By using the best quality ingredients and the traditional Yorkshire Square fermenting system, we created a light, clean drinking pint with plenty of bite.

From its humble beginnings we're proud to say that Black Sheep Best Bitter is now one of the best-selling session beers in the country and by far the biggest selling beer we produce.

Although we now produce Best Bitter on a national scale, we still use time-honoured traditional brewing techniques and the highest quality ingredients to create this archetypal Yorkshire bitter which is undoubtedly one of the finest beers of its type.

Aroma

Fuggles hops against a malty background.

Taste

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. Best enjoyed in true Black Sheep style, through a rich, creamy head.

Food and Beer Pairing

Best bitter is the perfect accompaniment for lamb and other tender, tasty meats. The bitter flavour of the Fuggle hop lends a peppery characteristic which really complements full flavoured meat.

Ingredients

We use Maris Otter malted barley, the 'Rolls Royce' of malts. Although more expensive, an impressive 9/10 blind taste tests will identify and prefer beers brewed with Maris Otter.

Best Bitter uses a blend of whole hops including Challenger and Progress hops with Fuggles as the main variety which gives the beer its bite and characteristic nose.

We believe it's important to support these classic English hop varieties. We need to encourage young hop farmers to plant these old varieties and there is a danger that the English hop industry will decline without the support of breweries like ours.


Brewery Website

http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com

 

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Courage Directors

Courage Directors

 

abv: 4.8%

Ruby & Malty


Full bodied with a clean, bitter taste, balanced with a sweet burnt, malty and fruity notes with a distinctive dry-hop aroma and flavour.


Brewery Website

http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/home/our-beers/ales/courage-directors

 

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Young's Bitter

Young's Bitter

 

abv: 3.7%

Golden & Refreshing


Bursting with taste, Young’s Bitter is an easy to drink, refreshing cask ale with a fresh, fruity aroma that leaves a long, satisfying bitter finish. It is traditionally brewed to deliver a clean taste and is light and dry in flavour with a subtle taste of hops.

100% malt brew: Maris Otter and crystal malt with Fuggle and Golding hops.


Brewery Website

http://https://www.carlsbergmarstons.co.uk/

 

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Brewpoint-Origin IPA

Brewpoint-Origin IPA

 

abv: 3.7%

Pale & Refreshing


An English cask pale ale where malt sweetness is balanced with crisp bitterness and wonderful tropical fruit & citrus late hop notes. At 3.7% it's a session ale alternative that puts its regional history and pubs at its heart.


Brewery Website

http://https://www.brewpoint.co.uk

 

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Legacy

Legacy

 

abv: 4.0%

Golden & Refreshing


Our refreshing golden ale features two new English hop varieties, Olicana & Harlequin, to bring hoppy notes of fresh orange, passionfruit and peach. Speciality grains add biscuity flavours and pleasant bitterness rounds out this easy-drinking ale.

MALTS: Pale, Vienna, Wheat

HOPS: Admiral, Olicana, Citra


Brewery Website

http://https://www.wellsandco.co.uk

 

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Old Rosie Cloudy Cider

Old Rosie Cloudy Cider

 

abv: 7.3%

Golden & Refreshing


An easy drinking traditional cloudy medium dry cider,blended to give a fresh apple flavour with hints of citrus and spice

 

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SIDE POCKET FOR A TOAD - TRING

SIDE POCKET FOR A TOAD - TRING

 

abv: 3.6%

Golden & Hoppy


TASTING NOTES:

Unmistakable citrus notes from only the best Cascade hops balanced with a floral aroma and crisp dry finish make this straw coloured ale a fantastic session beer

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME:

An old Hertfordshire saying alluding to the uselessness of anything. Although now sadly passed into disuse, we at Tring Brewery are leading the campaign to restore this wonderful old expression to its rightful place in popular parlance.





Brewery Website

http://www.tringbrewery.co.uk

 

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Wadworth 6X

Wadworth 6X

 

abv: 4.3%

Brown & Malty


Full bodied and distinctive, 6X remains one of the South's most famous beers. The beer is mid-brown in colour, malty and fruity with balancing hop character.


Brewery Website

http://www.wadworth.co.uk

 

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