The latest beers to come off our in-house bottling plant include this year’s whiskey aged beers, our Christmas ale Jingle Fells and Damson Stout. They join other limited edition beers Sundown and Wild Wheat (released last month) in our line-up of beers for Christmas.
Following last year’s No1 Jack and No2 Jim in our annual project of oak aged beers are No3 Imperial Damson Porter 9.5% and No4 Brodie’s Prime Export Aged 8.5%. Both are strong, dark beers which have been matured in bourbon casks for 12 months. “The beers make an ideal after dinner drink and are a great alternative to port as an accompaniment to cheese and biscuits” says Head Brewer, Matt Clarke.
Previously only a cask product our Christmas beer, Jingle Fells, is available in bottle for the first time. Dark ruby red in colour with plenty of malt and a hint of Christmas spice, Jingle Fells is a warming winter ale at an easy drinking strength of 4.5%.
Also at 4.5% is our unique fruit beer Damson Stout. Normally only brewed once a year for Damson Day (a celebration of the local damson harvest) we’ve responded to demand for it to be made available in bottle. Made using damsons from the local Lyth Valley the beer marries together typical stout flavours with a tart plum fruitiness to produce a warming, rich, malty beer with a difference.
You can buy the beers from our online shop, from The Beer Hall here at the brewery or at selected specialist beer shops.