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  • BARLEY WINE 2019 EDITION| 10.5%

    A traditional English Barley Wine aged in whiskey barrels for one year. Very vibrant golden in colour with soothing malt aromas. Flavours of orange marmalade with subtle herbal and floral aromas from the Noble English hops. This is a complex beer that is all about the malt, our homage to this traditional but sometimes forgotten style.

    Limited amount bottled


    Evolve is a specially crafted celebration beer, a bretted imperial stout aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels for 2 years.

    A deep complex beer bringing layers of rich chocolate, molasses and dark fruits with a light acidity, which balances the a huge roasted malt backbone. Vinous aromas, hints of bourbon, vanilla and spice. A beer to be savoured and sipped to appreciate it’s evolving layers of flavour. Brewed and put in to barrel on our 15th Birthday celebration and aged for 2 years.

    Only 300 bottles of this beer have been produced

  • Brew Team Collecting the Award

    We're delighted to have taken home one of the top spots at the coveted SIBA North West Independent Beer Awards 2019, for our West Coast IPA, Route 590, being awarded overall champion in the Bottle & Can competition.

    Along side Route 590, we also took

    Gold for Unfashionably Late, our DDH Double IPA - in Bottle/Can Imperial IPA (6.5% and over)

    Gold for Key Lime Tau, our key lime pie inspired american wild ale - Bottle/Can Sours/Spontaneous

    Silver for Dry Stone Stout, a rich complex oatmeal stout - Bottle/Can British Dark Beers

    Silver for Lager, small batch craft lager - Bottle/Can Premium Lager & Pilsner

    The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and held at the Macron stadium in Bolton, are judged in a blind tasting by brewers and beer experts and seen very much as the brewers’ choice awards in the industry.

  • 01 September 2019

    Trail 60 Pale

    We are delight to have brewed a one off special beer to celebrate the inaugural Ambleside Trail 60, in conjunction with The Brathay Trust, Brathay Challenges and Joss Naylor, the race will take place on 7th September.

    The Beer will be presented to each person who completes the mammoth 60 mile Ultra marathon along with a bottle opener medal.

    It will also be available to buy at The Beer Hall along with outlets in Ambleside, Hawkshead and Grasmere. 

    A very pale ale bursting with Citra hops. Brewed in celebration of the 1st Ambleside Trail 60 - 1 ULTRA MARATHON - 2,120 METRES OF ASCENT & 60 YEARS OF THE CLIMBERS SHOP, AMBLESIDE!

    In conjunction with The Brathay Trust and Joss Naylor.

    Ambleside Trail 60 has been set up to celebrate 60 years of The Climbing Shop in Ambleside, a true fixture in supplying extreme sport enthusiasts locally and nationally who come to challenge themselves in the rugged environment of the Lake District.

  • Scroggin – a mixture of dried fruit, nuts, and other food eaten as a snack by hikers or…..Our brand new beer which we brewed in collaboration with Brick Brewery for the 3 Peak Challenge Beer Collab.?
    Today we wave off two of our own as they set off on an epic challenge, Matt and Susan will be joining members of Fallen Brewing Company , @wildhorsebrewery and Brick Brewery SE15 to take on the 3 peaks challenge in 24 hours!?
    They begin at Ben Nevis in the morning (Saturday), move to Sca Fell Pike ?? (Saturday evening) and hit Snowdon very early on Sunday morning. We will be following their progress and updating via social media as they go, as we want them back in relatively one piece.?
    Scroggin will be available in our Tap – The Beer Hall from 12 on Saturday, along with the cans – so come, celebrate and raise a glass to Team Hawkshead.?


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