Our Retro Beers

We have ten retro-style brews often available. These recipes are our paticular take on some classic styles of beer. All our beers are double-dropped during fermentation in the traditional way. Please read on for tasting notes for our retro beers.

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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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Braggot Honey Beer

1042 og, ABV 4%

Honey beer.

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Burton Snatch Pale Ale

1048 og, ABV 4.6%

With a hint of "Burton Snatch" (the characteristic sulphur from the local water) this is a traditional Burton Ale.

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Cat's Whiskers Cream Stout

1050 og, ABV 4.8%

Very smooth drinking cream stout. Slight sweetness, full bodied.

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Double Brown Ale

1048 og, ABV 4.6%

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

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Hodgson's Solution India Ale

1060 og, ABV 5.9%

Strong and slightly sweet export pale ale. Our interpretation of the early export beer from Hodgson's brewery in Bow, East London.

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Mild

1047 og, ABV 4.5%

Dark, ruby mild. Sweet and fruity.

Silver medal at Norwich Beer Festival 2013

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Old King Coel London Porter

1052 og, ABV 5.0%

Rich dark ale brewed the original way with brown malt. Very drinkable.

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Table Ale

1038 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.

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Winter Nights Dark Ruby Ale

1045 og, ABV 4.3%

Rich winter ale.

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Our retro beers are available, when brewed, in Kilderkins (18 gallons, 144 pints) and Firkins (9 gallons, 72 pints). We also supply Pins - poly pins (34 pints), demi pins (18 pints) by request. We also may have a bottling run to supply these retro beers in 500ml NRB bottles. Please ask.

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