News of the Brews

Retail Stock 8th April 2021

Boxes:   AKA Pale * Brazilian * Colchester No.1 * Flaming Gun *  Lazaretto Blonde * Sweeney Todd

Minikegs: * Brazilian * Colchester No.1 * Flaming Gun * Metropolis * Skull King * Sweeney Todd

Bottles: * Brazilian (6.0%) * Colchester No.1 * Lockdown * Metropolis * Old King Coel * Sweeney Todd

Cider (10 litre bag in box):

Weston's:   * Cloudy Vintage 7.3% (med dry) * Vintage 8.2% * Mulled 4% * Organic 6% (med dry) * Family Vintage 5% * Rhubarb 4% * Raspberry & Cucumber 4% * Strawberry & Elderflower 4% * Rosie's Pig Cloudy 4.2%

Snailsbank: Appley Dapply 5.2% (sweet) * Orchard Dry 5.2% * Raspberry Ripple 4% * Spiced Rum 

Cider (20 litre bag in box)

Weston's: Old Rosie * Rosie's Pig

Snailsbank: Fruit Bat * Toffee Apple * Mango * Black Forest * Peach Melba * Rhubarb & Vanilla * Raspberry Ripple * Spiced Rum

Cockeyed Cider: Mad Jack 5% (dry) * Monkey Mango 4% * Banana Bonobo 4%

Broadoak: Pear & Chilli 4%

Refer to our latest stock list. Trade beer stocks (firkins) will be similar to boxes, but please enquire as usual.

Gift ideas...

We have some great ideas for gifts for your friends and loved ones. From branded bar towels and bar runners for your Lockdown home bars, to various sized bottle gift packs, mini kegs and bag in boxes. With prices starting from £4, there is something to suit all budgets. Don’t forget, all orders of £33 or more can be delivered completely free of charge to local areas! Check out our delivery page for more details of qualifying areas and delivery days.

christmas 2020 with Colchester Brewery

No Chappel Beer festival

What a shame there is no Chappel Beer Festival this year. We'll miss seeing old friends at the Shunter's Arms.


Special Offer - free glass and towel

Special offer on this week (24 Aug - 29 Aug)


Buy any mini-keg, demipin, mixed case of 12 bottles, or a box of cider... and receive free glass and bar towel!

Conditions apply and whilst stocks last.

Free delivery in our delivery area.

Father's Day Special

fathers day

It's Fathers Day on Sunday 21st June. Why not treat your beer-loving papa to a something special this year? He can't hide in the pub so send him one of our Red Cross beer parcels for the shed.  There are two great options:

  1. for the beer festival experts there's the keg box (1 x 5 litre minikeg beer of your choice), a bottle of wine red or white, assortment of out of date crisps and nuts, various old bits we found hanging around, including a pump clip of your beer choice, bar towel, pint glass (very important), beer mats and collectors post cards.
  2. For the lazy Dad, exactly the same except he gets 9 bottles of different beers instead of the minikeg. Warning: we couldn't find any bottle openers in amongst the junk here!
    £45 inc free local delivery!!

Please call 01787829422 to place order and pay or email leave a number and we'll call you right back.

Marmalade Emma, the new fruity brew

Our new marmalade ale is a tribute to Marmalade Emma and Teddy Grimes, much loved vagrants of Edwardian Colchester. Brewed with fruit to give a subtle marmalade flavour.



LOCKDOWNLight amber, 4.9%, Amarillo and Columbus hops. Why did we call it LOCKDOWN? Answers on a postcard!


Introducing Lazaretto

We have a new bottled beer now available. A very pale blonde beer - clean, crisp and fruity make for easy drinking.

Update 22 May - SOLD OUT!