IN THE CELLAR
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.
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.
Fuggles hops against a malty background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
SIDE POCKET FOR A TOAD - TRING
Golden & Hoppy
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.
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.