Monthly brews

We have five staple brews that are usually available, known as stock beer.

Anne Downes

Anne Downes Pump Clip

Named in honour of a local Brewster from 1890. Extra special bitter, full and fruity with a lingering hoppy finish. The hops are Bullion (one of the original high alpha hops from 1919) and Boadicea. Dark brown in colour.

Style: 
Ruby
Strength: 
1045.5 og, ABV 4.4%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey Pump Clip

Light and refreshing golden ale. Tettnang hops.

Style: 
Golden
Hops: 
Tettnang
Strength: 
1039.5 og, ABV 3.8%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Brazilian

Brazilian coffee and vanilla porter

Our multiple award winning coffee and vanilla porter. Not at all shy on flavour but beautifully balanced.

Style: 
Brown
Strength: 
1048 og, ABV 4.6%
Awards: 

Silver medal at Norwich BF 2013
Beer of the Festival - Clacton BF 2013
Beer of The Festival - Pig's Ear BF 2013
Beer of the Festival - Colchester Winter BF 2014
CAMRA Champion Beer of East Anglia - Silver award 2018
Champion Beer of Britain - Speciality Beer, Gold Medal 2018

Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Brinsop

Brinsop Pumpclip

Named after the home of the dragon slayed by St. George, Brinsop is a light brown ale balancing the malty sweetness of the best English barley with the floral, spicy and herbal characteristics of the thoroughly English Boadicea hop.

Style: 
Brown
Strength: 
ABV 4.3%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Cenosillicaphobia

Cenosillicaphobia

The fear of an empty glass is thankfully easily remedied. English hops provide this session ale with a pleasant red berry fruit flavour.

Style: 
Bronze
Strength: 
ABV 3.8%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Colchester Rye

Colchester Rye

An amber premium bitter with pale rye malt, a reddish hue and a mild spicy flavour.

Style: 
Amber
Strength: 
ABV 4.4%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Divine Claudius

Divine Claudius

Pale and sweet session beer, with fruity hop flavour from Bramling cross hops.

Style: 
Amber
Hops: 
Bramling Cross
Strength: 
ABV 4.0%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Drizzle

Drizzle

Brewed using natural fresh lemons and their zest this amazing blonde beer is a real thirst quencher. With the addition of honey malt from Germany and Concorde, a development hop from Alsace, which we found to be amazingly spicy with hints of wild honey sweetness. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Style: 
Golden (Lemon)
Hops: 
Concorde
Strength: 
1043.5 og, ABV 4.2%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Flaming Gun

Flaming Gun

Sorachi Ace single hop pale ale.

Style: 
Pale
Hops: 
Sorachi Ace
Strength: 
ABV 4.8%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Freakshow

Freakshow
Style: 
Copper
Strength: 
3.8% ABV
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Fresh-picked green hopped ale.

Style: 
Pale
Strength: 
1045.5 og, ABV 4.4%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Hyperbole

Hyperbole

Brewed to showcase the wonderful Willamette hop, with a smidge of Bullion and Mount Hood for good measure. Instead of the usual "choicest hops" and "finest malt" stuff, we've left it to the beer to do the talking.

Continues this year's (unintended) theme of giving beers names that are often mispronounced. Try "High-per-burr-lee"!

Style: 
Bronze
Hops: 
Willamette, Bullion, Mount Hood
Strength: 
ABV 4.4%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Modraniht

Modraniht
Style: 
Amber
Strength: 
3.9% ABV
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Brewed to commemorate the football match during the brief ceasefire of Christmas Day 1914. Fruity hop notes dominate this blonde ale.

Style: 
Blonde
Strength: 
ABV 4.2%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

No. 88

No 88

Dark copper ale. Named after the bus which goes past the brewery from Halstead to Colchester!

Style: 
Copper
Strength: 
1042 og, ABV 4.06%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Old Mortality

Old Mortality

First brewed for the Colchester Winter Beer Fest 2015 for their graveside bar! Dark bitter with balanced malt and hop packed with American aroma.

Style: 
Dark
Strength: 
ABV 4.3%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Pogonophobia

Pogonophobia

Very pale ale packed with the full flavours of four hops from Washington State's Yakima Valley. Rather like garlic and vampires, it's believed by some (but not many) that this beer is just the trick for those wishing to ward off bearded men (or women).

Style: 
Pale
Strength: 
ABV 3.8%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Pontisbright

Pontisbright

Dark Red American Hopped. "Pontisbright" is the old name for Chappel, the next village to us with the railway viaduct, and of course the home of the famous Chappel Beer Festival.

Style: 
Red
Strength: 
1042.5 og, ABV 4.0%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Romani Ite Domum

Romans

Brewed to celebrate the Colchester beer festival 2013 and in honour of the sterling work done by Colchester CAMRA volunteers. Hoppy, golden beer. The Latin name is a bit of a mouthful so it is often just known as "Romans". Hats off to the Monty Python team!

Style: 
Golden
Strength: 
1045 og, ABV 4.3%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Santa's Claws

Santa's claws

Old ale with a dark and sinister malty sweetness.

Style: 
Dark
Strength: 
ABV 4.8%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Stout Monkeys

Stout Monkeys

One off brew with The Wise Monkeys, three members of our local Colchester CAMRA. Dark, rich, strong and full of flavour with oatmeal providing a smooth mouthfeel.

Style: 
Stout
Strength: 
ABV 5.1%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Sun Siren

Sun Siren

Blonde summer ale with full tropical fruit flavours from Ekuanot (formerly Equinox) hop. The only beer name to be inspired by the pumpclip idea from local tattoo artist Julie Clarke Edwards.

Style: 
Blonde
Hops: 
Ekuanot (Equinox)
Strength: 
ABV 4.2%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing): 

Trinovantes Gold

Trinovantes Gold

The Trinovantes tribe had territory on the north side of the Thames estuary in current Essex and Suffolk and land now located in Greater London. Their name derives from the Celtic intensive prefix "tri-" and "novio" - new, so meaning "very new" in the sense of "newcomers", but possibly with an applied sense of vigorous or lively - so the name could mean "the very vigorous people". Their capital was Camulodunum (modern Colchester). Golden hoppy beer, with light fruit flavour from Aurora hops giving great character.

Style: 
Golden
Hops: 
Aurora
Strength: 
1044.5 og, ABV 4.3%
Pump clip (pdf suitable for printing):