|Brewery||Beer||ABV (%)||Tasting Notes|
|4T’s||Runcorn, Cheshire||Face The Hops||5.5||Pale malt brew with a mass of hops in your face.|
|Abbeydale||Sheffield, South Yorkshire||Deception||4.1||24 Of Ours|
Lovely pale gold in colour, thin crisp head, with a honey-like aroma it is delicately sweet in taste and goes down a real treat. Very tangy and refreshing, pure flavour, very addictive. Go drink!!
|Abbeydale||Sheffield, South Yorkshire||Dr Morton's Ships Biscuit||4.1||The latest brew from Abbeydale's experimental plant.|
|Allgates||Wigan, Lancashire||Double Espresso Stout||4.4||Pours beautiful black with a big dark brown head. Taste is super roasty with deep licorice and dark chocolate up front and a creamy chocolate/vanilla coffee towards the end. Fabulous!|
|Allgates||Wigan, Lancashire||Mad Monk||7.5||Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the Court of Russia's Catherine the Great, Mad Monk is already developing something of a cult following wherever it goes. It's a rich, intense brew with big complex flavours and a warming finish.
Mrs Otto says
A blackish off-white head. High coffee, bitterness, nice hoppy, fruity, burned, berries, ok balance, nice smooth body.
|Allgates||Wigan, Lancashire||Ostara||3.6||Nice crisp & hoppy in the mouth. Enjoyable beer and jolly decent for such a low abv.|
|Allgates||Wigan, Lancashire||Pretoria||3.9||24 Of Ours|
Named after the local mine it is a perfectly clean yellow gold ale with big assertive lemon sherbert hops; juicy with just a pinch of sourness.
|Ayr||Ayr||Leezie Lundie||3.8||Clear golden colour. Floral hops, forage clover and malt in aroma. Mild flavour of floral hops and malt.|
|Bank Top||Bolton, Greater Manchester||Back Bridge||Golden coloured fruity hoppy beer with a creaminess on the palate and a bitter dry finish.|
|Bank Top||Bolton, Greater Manchester||Flat Cap||4||24 Of Ours|
Bank Top's signature beer - pale with citrus fruit aroma and a hoppy finish.
|Bathams||Brierley Hill, West Midlands||Best Bitter||4.3||24 Of Ours|
A straw coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex, dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
|Beer Geek||Birmingham, West Midlands||(HO)3 Geek||3.5||A winter brew to keep the chill at bay? A classic Pale Ale.|
|Beer Geek||Birmingham, West Midlands||Great White Geek||4.5||This light ale is full flavoured with a hint of floral aromas with a lingering hoppy finish. This geek has class and style.|
|Black Iris||Derby, Derbyshire||Great Eastern Transatlantic Porter||4.6||This dark brew is full of vanilla and roasted malts with some floral and liquorice notes towards the end.|
|Black Paw||Bishop Auckland, Durham||IPA||5||Amber with some sweetish malts, a touch of fruit and a bitter finish.|
|Blackedge||Horwich, Lancashire||Black Port||4.9||Recently won the regional gold award in the speciality beers category at the SIBA Great Northern Beer Festival.|
|Blackjack||Manchester||Aces High||5.5||Aroma of pine and tropical fruits. It has a sweet and silky feel. Flavour is very fruity and sweet but delivers a thirst quenchingly dry finish.
Mrs Otto says
A chilly and hazy blonde coloured beer with a tight bright white head and lacing. Nicely hoppy with good citrus but the malts are a bit sweet and toffee like. The hops dominate in the mouth.
|Blackjack||Manchester||Stout||5||Pitch black with foamy head. Chocolate and malt aroma. Malt with liquorice, chocolate and caramel. Good!|
|Boggart||Manchester||Rum Porter||4.7||24 Of Ours|
Strong porter with added rum. Rich and warming.
|Bowland||Clitheroe, Lancashire||Bowland Gold||3.8||A hoppy golden bitter filled with grapefruit flavours and citrus peel aromas.|
|Bristol Beer Factory||Bristol, Gloucestershire||Sunrise||4.4||A light, refreshing beer with a slight bitterness that's not too overpowering.|
|Cairngorm||Aviemore, Inverness-shire||Trade Winds||4.3||24 Of Ours|
Light golden in colour with a high proportion of wheat giving a clean fresh taste. The mash blends together with the Perle hops and elderflower providing a bouquet of fruit and citrus flavours.
|Castle Rock||Nottingham, Nottinghamshire||Harvest Pale||3.8||24 Of Ours|
An aromatic blend of American hops gives this 3.8% pale beer exceptional poise. It's distinct hop flavour leads to a crisp finish. SIBA National Champion Bitter 2004, Chamption Bitter of Britain 2007 and Champion Beer of Britain 2010.
|Coastal||Redruth, Cornwall||Sea King||5.5||Super refreshing golden strong beer with a pronounced hop aroma and citrus flavours. Made with Citra hops.|
|Cross Bay||Morecambe, Lancashire||Special IPA||6.2||Zesty fruit flavours are followed by a hefty kick from the triple blend of hops, which makes this ale particularly special.|
|Cross Bay||Morecambe, Lancashire||Winter Moon||4.3||A traditional porter for the dark cold nights.|
|Cross Bay||Morecambe, Lancashire||Zenith||5||A reasonably strong IPA which is light and refreshing in colour with a distinct tropical aroma.|
|Cumbrian Legendary Ales||Ambleside, Cumbria||Loweswater Gold||4.3||24 Of Ours|
Pale and golden with a small white head. Malty and grainy aroma with fruity and floral notes. Sweet grainy flavour with grassy hops.
|Dancing Duck||Derby, Derbyshire||Ay Up / Ey Up||3.9||Very pleasant light refreshing summer drinking ale. Hints of ginger beer memories.|
|Dark Star||Haywards Heath, West Sussex||Espresso Stout||4.2||24 Of Ours|
Crowned the world's best speciality beer 2009. This is alcoholic coffee!
Mrs Otto says
Almost black colour, roast malt and chocolate aroma, shock horror this tasted a bit like a strong coffee with some hint of chocolate. Just a slight bit of hop bitterness towards the end. A Very good stout.
|Deeply Vale||Bury, Lancashire||DV8||4.8||It might turn you to the dark side this winter ;) Drink deeply!|
|Deeply Vale||Bury, Lancashire||Still Walking||3.8||Still walking. Not falling. Drink deeply!|
|Dunscar Bridge||Bolton, Lancashire||Bombay IPA||3.7||This blend of Pacifica and Summit hops create a fine ale with a bright floral aroma combined with a hint of orange marmalade. The subsequent tangy citrus taste has a freshness of tangerine and grapefruit flavour creating a taste that seems stronger than it's alcohol by volume suggests.|
|Dunscar Bridge||Bolton, Lancashire||Resolution||4.1||Floral/spicy aroma and tasting with a superior bitterness that will not disappoint. The perfect pint to kick-start the New Year.|
|East London||London||ELB Pale Ale||4||Is a classic, crisp, lighter ale. Hoppy but not overpowering it is a pleasant session quaff.|
|Elland||Elland, West Yorkshire||Beyond the Pale||4.2||24 Of Ours|
A pale, golden bitter brewed with a touch of Munich Malt and a pronounced floral aroma and finish.
Mrs Otto says
Orange-gold with a skim of white head. Tea, tangerines and biscuits aromas. Well balanced, oozing tangerine cheesecake hops and malts. Soft, floral and a touch malty. Lovely!
|Exmoor||Taunton, Somerset||Exmoor Beast||6.6||Beast by name and Beast by nature is this exquisitely strong-willed, full-bodied dark porter.
Mrs Otto says
Ruby brown with a thick off white head. A touch of treacle, sweet but fruity warming malts and a gentle bitterness in the swallow, partially hops and a little caramel. An excellent English style winter warmer that has stood the test of time.
|Exmoor||Taunton, Somerset||Exmoor Gold||4.5||24 Of Ours|
Exmoor Gold is an appetising and enticing gold colour. Bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out.
|Franklins||Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex||Citra IPA||5.5||This IPA is for serious beer lovers. As the name suggests this ale is bursting with citrus flavours and aroma. The tropical notes of mango, lime, pineapple and orange bring home all the memories of a lush summer holiday.|
|Franklins||Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex||Pudding Stout||4.2||This is the ultimate stout. With an added touch of oatmeal giving it a dark and smooth silkiness that makes it eminently drinkable. Notes of coffee and vanilla provide this beer with an after dinner taste and rich aroma.|
|Fyne Ales||Cairndow, Argyll||Jarl||3.8||Very pale. Cirtus notes in abundance. Crisp and refreshing. Excellent session beer.|
|Geeves||Barnsley, South Yorkshire||Tunnel Mouth||4.8||Award winning strong dark winter ale. Hints of chocolate, coffee and liquorice combine to provide a truly delicious flavour.|
|Grays||Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire||Celtic Gold||4||Golden bitter with a nice balance of malt and hops.|
|Harviestoun||Alva, Clackmannanshire||Bitter and Twisted||4.2||24 Of Ours|
A Golden Ale/Blond Ale. Champion Beer of Britain 2003.
|Hawkshead||Kendal, Cumbria||Windermere Pale||3.5||24 Of Ours|
A very pale, very hoppy, multi-award winning beer.
|Hay Rake||Littleborough, Lancashire||Dawn's Hopping Mad||3.4||A chilli/ginger beer. Is this a curry in a glass?|
|Holts||Manchester||Bitter||4||Classic session ale with well balanced bittering hops.|
|Holts||Manchester||Mild||3.2||Classic award winning dark Northern session ale.|
|Hop Back||Salisbury, Wiltshire||Summer Lightning||5||24 Of Ours|
Light citrus aroma and a hops kick to the flavour raises it above the average drinkable summer ale.
|Hydes||Manchester||1863 Beer||3.5||Mainly sweet with any hops fairly subtle and a light fruity aroma.|
|Hydes||Manchester||Manchester’s Finest (Cask)||4.5||A good bitter well rounded and hoppy.|
|Just a Minute||Spennymoor, Durham||IPA||4.6||A traditional IPA; strong and well hopped.|
|Kelham Island||Sheffield, South Yorkshire||Pale Rider||5.2||24 Of Ours|
Pours clear and golden with an aroma of fruit and hops. Flavour of grass and straw in teh hoppyness and citrus fruits. Former Champion Beer of Britain.
|Kinver||Stourbridge, Staffordshire||Edge||4.2||Amber ale with fruity malt and citrus marmalade flavour and a hoppy finish.|
|Lincoln Green||Hucknall, Nottinghamshire||Marion Pale Ale||3.8||Full bodied pale ale packed with citrus hop and a hint of grapefruit.|
|Liverpool Organic||Liverpool, Merseyside||Imperial Russian Stout||7.9||Slightly fruity hops with burnt blackcurrents, liquorice and a slight hint of black treacle. Welcome to the dark side!|
|Llangorse||Llangorse, Brecon||Beer Belly||4.5||A light yellow coloured refreshing and full bodied premium ale containing a grist of four different malts and three distinctive varieties of hops giving you a taste to remember.|
|Llangorse||Llangorse, Brecon||Maid for the Dark Side||3.7||An unusual dark session beer produced from crystal and black malt which results in a mellow beer with a smooth finish.|
|Mauldons||Sudbury, Suffolk||Blackberry Porter||4.8||A full bodide black porter with a balanced hop aroma and rich blend of chocolate and roast flavours that give way to a subtle sweet fruit finish.|
|Medieval||Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire||Crusader||4.4||Pale ale that is a touch sweet with a refreshing citrus finish.|
|Medieval||Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire||Ye Old Festive Knight||4.2||Pale refreshing ale from the days of yore!|
|Merlin||Arclid, Cheshire||Dragon Slayer||5.6||Dark beer with a complex character and blackcurrant aftertones.|
|Moorhouses||Burnley, Lancashire||APA Special||4.8||Straw Coloured American style IPA where tropical fruit is balanced with sweet caramel malt.|
|Moorhouses||Burnley, Lancashire||Pendle Witches Brew||5.1||24 Of Ours|
A full malty flavoured beer with a crisp sweet fruity aftertaste and soft citrus nose.
|Oakham||Peterborough, Cambridgeshire||Scarlet Macaw||4.4||Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and fruit to taste before an intense bitterness that's as sharp as a macaw's screech.|
|Olde Swan||Dudley, West Midlands||Bumblehole||5.2||Strong, sweet robust bitter.|
|Olde Swan||Dudley, West Midlands||Entire||4.4||24 Of Ours|
Classic Black Country quaffing ale.
|Orkney||Stromness, Orkney||Skull Splitter||8.5||24 Of Ours|
A barley wine that pours a dark amber. Boozy, dark fruit aroma. Tastes sweet and malty. Dark fruit. Some apple in there too.
|Penzance||Penzance, Cornwall||Potion No. 9||4||A light, golden, hoppy session bitter.|
|Phoenix||Heywood, Greater Manchester||Wobbly Bob||6||24 Of Ours|
A BBBB classic strong ale often referred to as "Bobbly Wob".
|Privateer||Manchester||Amber||Amber is a sweet, malty, medium-bodied ale with a spicy, floral hop finish. Bursting with new world hops.|
|Privateer||Manchester||Dainty Blonde||4.2||A beautifully balanced pale ale with a clean crisp finish. Arouses the taste buds!|
|Privateer||Manchester||Dark Revenge||4.5||Appetisingly black! A lovely aroma combining chocolate and some coffee notes, the flavour is nice and smooth with subtle chocolate.|
|Redwillow||Macclesfield, Cheshire||Feckless||4.1||A classic English bitter, but more so!
Mrs Otto says
A Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange – citrus, spicy, light grapefruit. This is probably the kind of beer that I’m supposed to hate. I don’t. It’s awesome!
|Redwillow||Macclesfield, Cheshire||Shameless||5.9||Pours pale golden, grassy and citrussy hop nose and taste, some sweetness as well. Well-made and refreshing British-style IPA.|
|Roosters||Knaresborough, North Yorkshire||Yankee||4.3||24 Of Ours|
Aroma nice flowery malt. The taste is quite amazing. It's subtle yet powerful and bitter. Very nice finish of vanilla and toffee. Nice!
|Saltaire||Shipley, West Yorkshire||Cascadian Black||4.8||A black IPA with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine aroma of the Cascade hop.|
|Sarah Hughes||Dudley, West Midlands||Dark Ruby Mild||6||24 Of Ours|
Classic BBBB strong dark mild from the Black Country. What more can we say?
|Skinners||Truro, Cornwall||Cornish Knocker Ale||4.5||Flavours of light pale malts with a kiss of floral hops and a gently bitter finish. A vey nice summer session ale.|
|St Georges||Callow End, Worcestershire||Dragon’s Blood||4.8||Chocolate and crystal malt combined to give a ruby red coloured beer with a hint of chocolate. Brewed using Fuggles and Styrian Goldings blended together for an earthy and slightly spicy aroma.|
|St Georges||Callow End, Worcestershire||Friar Tuck||4||A golden bitter brewed with a combination of hops including Styrian Goldings to give a smooth, refreshing bitter with a citrus character.|
|Thornbridge||Bakewell, Derbyshire||Jaipur||5.9||24 Of Ours|
A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.
|Thornbridge||Bakewell, Derbyshire||Saint Petersburg||7.7||Rich and dark with smoke, sibtle peatiness and the power of the dark malts. Molasses and liquorice and chocolate goodness all wrapped up in a smooth, warming liquid.|
|Timothy Taylor||Keighley, West Yorkshire||Landlord||4.3||24 Of Ours|
Another BBBB classic! A traditional Yorkshire bitter.
|Titanic||Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire||Iceberg||4.1||24 Of Ours|
A combination of Maris Otter pale malt and fine wheat malt give this refreshing beer real zest.