If you see a touch of northern style in our beers maybe it comes from the strain of yeast we use descended from Thwaites, rather than the more sulphurous flavour of Burton beers and yeasts. These two beers are similar in that neither is aggressive in bitterness or hops but nevertheless clearly distinctive in their own character of malt and hops.

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REGULARS

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Engineers Best

Top quality Maris Otter Barley and Golding hops in an easy drinking beer
4.2% ABV

Bitterness comes from Challenger, a good solid hop which has a fine aroma itself, but in this case we finish with Savinski Goldings. As the name suggests they are not British but a British cultivar grown in Slovenia. The aromatic complex hop flavour has a light lemon or citrus element. Not a heavy beer and easy drinking for a medium strength ale. Still fine with heavier food and especially Fish and Chips, but especially a partner for lighter aromatic and spicy dishes. Chicken Kiev and Tarragon Chicken, Fish Pie and any spicy Asian food.

Style: Golden bitter beer    Look: Gold    Aroma: Lemon Citrus Floral    Taste: Fruity Honey Spicy

IDEAL BAR SNACKS…
Regular peanuts or mini Cheddars

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Tyger Tyger IPA

It’s an IPA! Very Pale and Hoppy
4.5% ABV

A beer of medium strength predominantly made with pale malt plus substantial bittering and aroma hops. It has a good solid body and mouthfeel. Just about the only drink to go with a good Rogan Josh, Dupiaza, Korma, Bhuna, Madras or Vindalloo. Or of course any other dish from the sub-continent. As an alternative to Kingfisher, Cobra or any Lager this beer is the real deal

Style: Premium Pale Ale   Look: Pale/Golden   Aroma: Citrus/Cedar/Green Tea    Taste: Lime/Honey/Spicy

IDEAL BAR SNACKS…
Bombay mix or yoghurt coated peanuts

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Battlefield Gold

A fruity golden beer with a blend of new world and old world hops
3.8% ABV

A beer with a light touch of darker malts but nevertheless plenty of body, a dry background and an excellent base for a very fruity blend of hops. Just a nice aroma and flavor of citrusy grapefruit and lemon from New World hops and a load of traditional English Goldings to provide a base of traditional earthy, honey and spicy flavor. A classic session beer that will quaff and quaff. An excellent drink alongside almost any lighter stew, chicken dish or pasta and rice dishes

Style: Golden bitter beer   Look: Gold   Aroma: Lemon Citrus Floral    Taste: Fruity Honey Spicy

IDEAL BAR SNACKS…
Regular peanuts or mini Cheddars

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SPECIALS

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Ruby Special Bitter

A dark ruby red and aromatic bitter beer
4.6 ABV

We are saving this as a special for the autumn. It is a dark bitter beer, but hold it up to the light and it glows a bright ruby red hue. Clearly with plenty of distinctive chocolate malt but balanced but a fairly pronounced batch of Fuggle and Cascade hops. So all in all, not quite as heavy as a porter and certainly not a stout.

Style: English bitter beer   Look: Dark ruby colour   Aroma: Earthy Minty   Taste: Chocolatey Minty Spicy

IDEAL BAR SNACKS…
Pork pie with mustard

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Copper Mine

A balance of malt and traditional Fuggle hops
4.0% ABV

A well rounded best bitter beer, coppery in colour (of course) with a definite malty flavour and sound body, balanced by a clear bitterness. A hint of chocolate and the earthy flinty/minty flavour of Fuggle hops. The delicate aroma follows the earthy hop flavour. A good session beer. A perfect partner for any robust food, roast or grilled meat, chips or roast potatoes, gravy, mature cheddar cheese.

Style: English Northern Bitter Look: Amber/Copper Aroma: Earthy Minty Taste: Chocolatey Minty Spicy

IDEAL BAR SNACKS…
Great with a bag of crisps and a pickled egg.

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BIG SLED XMAS, PALE ALE

A lovely rounded premium pale ale of modest strength
4.0% ABV

Predominantly made with pale malt with a well-balanced blend of bittering and aroma hops. It has a good solid body and mouthfeel. Great with Turkey, of course! But roast pork and goose are good as well. Complements roast spuds and sage and onion stuffing. Surprisingly compatible with Xmas Pud (only joking!)

Style: Premium Pale Ale   Look: Pale/Golden   Aroma: Citrus/Cedar/   Taste: Lime/Honey/Spicy

IDEAL BAR SNACKS…
Nachos with sour cream dip or guacamole and jalapenos

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Rocky Mountain APA

A classic American pale ale
4.8% ABV

Brewed as normal with Maris Otter pale malt, the only addition is crystal malt which makes this a golden coloured beer and quite bitter with loads of flavor and aroma provided by distinctive Cascade hops which are characterized as fruity/citrus/floral/grapefruit. Overall very well balanced and flavoursome but just not quite as dramatic as an American IPA (American IPA’s are very dramatic!) Excellent with food, try burritos, enchiladas or anything else Tex-Mex up in the Colorado mountains

Style: American Pale Ale    Look: Straw/Golden    Aroma: Lemon Citrus Floral    Taste: Fruity/Grapefruit

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