Our Stock Beers

We have three staple brews usually available, regular retro-style beers often available, and quite a repertoire of monthly special recipes that we create from time to time. All our beers are double-dropped during fermentation in the traditional way for improved clarity and flavour. Please read on for tasting notes for our stock beer.

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AKA Pale

1039 og, ABV 3.7%

1900s pale ale, mildly hopped. Fresh, fruity and very easy drinking.

Joint winner Colchester Beer Festival 2012.

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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. Still the same recipe as our first ever brew.

Bronze Medal, Best Bitter category, Great British Beer Festival 2016

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Jack Spitty

1041.5 og, ABV 4.0%

Golden easy drinking summer ale. Full of hop flavour with delicate bitterness and light aroma.

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Metropolis

1040.5 og, ABV 3.9%

A superb golden session beer, with enormous depth of flavour and a long floral, spicy finish from U.S. Cascade hops.

Silver Medal - SIBA blind tasting 2012

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Sweeney Todd

ABV 4.2%

A full flavoured best bitter with a deep red hue. Roasted malt flavours and a subtle dry spiciness provided by crystal rye. Delicate hop flavours from late additions of U.S Willamette hops.

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All stock beers are always available in Kilderkins (18 gallons, 144 pints) and Firkins (9 gallons, 72 pints). We also supply plastic Pins - poly pins (34 pints) and demi pins (18 pints) - for which we respectfully request 24 hours notice. We also regularly have a bottling run to supply these beers in 500ml NRB bottles.

Please also see our Retro Beer list and our Special Monthly Brews.