Our Brews

We have four staple brews at present, plus quite a number of specials that we create from time to time. All our beers are double-dropped during fermentation in the traditional way. Please read on for tasting notes for some of our bitters and ales.

Colchester No. 1
1042 og, ABV 4.1 %

A classic english best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and the definitive aroma of East Kent Goldings.

Available in 500 NRB bottles.
Diesel
1037 og, ABV 3.6 %

A cracking session bitter, rich amber in colour. Packed with flavour and drinking noticeably above its strength. Fuggles and goldings are blended traditionally for freshness and finish.
Metropolis
1039 og, ABV 3.9 %

A superb golden session beer, with enormous balance and depth of flavour and a long floral, spicy finish.

Available in 500 NRB bottles.
Red Diesel
1042 og, ABV 4.2 %

Red best bitter, well balanced with a long rich finish

Retro Specials

AK Pale
1038 og, ABV 3.7 %

1900s pale ale, mildly hopped. Fresh and fruity.
Joint winner Colchester beer festival 2012.
Mild
1043 og, ABV 4.1 %

Dark, ruby mild. Sweet and fruity.
Double Brown Ale
1047.5 og, ABV 4.6%

Hoppy, golden, light and citrus - IT AIN'T. Dark brown, malty, sweetish and balanced - IT IS!

All beers are always available in Kilderkins and Firkins. We also supply Pins, poly pins 34pts, demi pins 18 pts, for which we respectfully request 24 hours notice.