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The following beers will be available thoughout 2020, as specified. Click on the beer name for further details.

Available from APRIL to JUNE 2020
: BLINDING LIGHT (4.2%) [Pale]
: NOT TOO SHABBY (4.5%)[Pilsner Pale]
: NUTTY SLACK (3.9%) [Dark Mild]
: ORE-SOME (3.8%) [Pale] {available in May/June only}
: PIONEER (4.0%) [Amber]
: PUDDING SHOP MILK STOUT (4.6%) [Milk Stout]
: SILVER TALLY (3.7%) [Pale]
: WHATEVER! (3.8%) [Pale]

Available from JULY-SEPTEMBER 2020
: BIG JOHN (4.8%) [Stout]
: CASCADE BLONDE (4.0%) [Pale]
: GINGER STINGER (4.4%) [Golden] {available in September only}
: NOT TOO SHABBY (4.5%)[Pilsner Pale]
: NUTTY SLACK (3.9%) [Dark Mild]
: PIONEER (4.0%) [Amber]
: SILVER TALLY (3.7%) [Pale]
: STERLING ARCHER (4.2%) [Golden Ale]
: STINGRAY (4.3%) [Hoppy Blonde] {available in July only}
: SUMMAT ELSE (4.1%) [IPA] {available in August only}
: WHATEVER! (3.8%) [Pale]

Available from OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2020
: BIG ADVENTURE (4.5%) [IPA]
: BLINDING LIGHT (4.2%) [Pale]
: CASTANEA (3.8%) [Chesnut Session] {available in November only}
: CLEMENTINE (5.0%) [Christmas Porter] {available in December only}
: GOLD RUSH (4.5%) [Golden]
: NUTTY SLACK (3.9%) [Dark Mild]
: PICKAXE (5.0%) [Porter] {available in October only}
: PIONEER (4.0%) [Amber]
: PUDDING SHOP MILK STOUT (4.6%) [Milk Stout]
: SILVER TALLY (3.7%) [Pale]
: WHATEVER! (3.8%) [Pale]

To produce best quality beers, we are firm believers that you have use the best quality ingredients. As such, we take great care and pride in our choice of all are suppliers.

MALTS: The malts for our beers are sourced from Warminster Maltings in Wiltshire, Crisp Maltings and, occassionally, Weyermann Maltings in Bavaria.

HOPS: We only use ‘whole leaf’ hops (not hop pellets) in our beers which are mainly supplied by Charles Faram Ltd.

YEAST: We only use ‘wet yeast’ in the production of our beers. For many years, our yeast was acquired from Thwaites Brewery until the ceased production in 2015. We then developed our own yeast strain, based upon the profile of the original Thwaites yeast. This yeast strain is still operational. We also complement this with yeast acquired from Lancaster Brewery.

WATER: The water supply in our area can vary in hardness from soft to moderately soft. Hard water is best suited to the production of real ale including bitters, IPA’s and stouts. As such, we ‘burtonise’ our water as part of the brewing process – as do most other real ale brewers. In its simplest form, ‘burtonisation’ consists of adding sulphate (usually in the form of gypsum) to the water used for brewing beer to bring out the flavour of hops. Historically it was believed that beers brewed in Burton upon Trent were superior to beers brewed in other parts of England and so it became common practice to try to reproduce the mineral content of ‘hard’ Burton water in other parts of the country.

FININGS: For many drinkers, the clarity of a pint of beer is an important element. To achieve this, we use both auxillary and isinglass finings in the production of all our pale beers. However, for dark beers, the clarity of the beer is less of an issue. As such, we do not use isingless finings in our milds, porters or stouts thus making them vegan-friendly.

PACKAGING: We mainly provide all our beers in 9-gallon casks (firkins). Upon request, we also supply our beers in 4.5 gallon casks (pins) and 18-gallon casks (kilderkins). We only use stainless steel casks. We supply some our beers in 500ml bottles – ‘Silver Tally’; ‘Big John’; ‘Blinding Light’; ‘Nutty Slack’. We also supply ‘Silver Tally’ in 400ml cans. We do not undertake bottling or canning at the brewery. This service is provided by Morrow Brothers Packaging.