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  • Tonka, one of the most talked about beers in our series of limited releases last Autumn is back, and this time, due to popular demand, it’ll be launched in bottle.

    It's brewed using (and named after) an ingredient rarely seen before in a beer, the tonka bean - the fruit of the South American Cumaru tree, used by chefs for their complex scent and nut & fruit flavours.

    Head Brewer Matt also aged the deep dark velvety ale, an imperial porter which sits at 8.5% ABV, with cacao nibs, adding to the beer’s diverse characteristics. “This is a complex beer with many layers of flavour; chocolate, vanilla, coconut, almond, bitter cherry, rolling into the richness of dark malts” said Matt.

    Tonka will be launched on Friday 6th May at The Beer Hall where you’ll be able to enjoy it poured from keg as well as getting your hands on bottles to take away.

  • Our two newest beers, Chuckleberry Sour and Northern Imperial Stout, launched at Northern Craft are now available from our Beer Shop.

    Chuckleberry Sour, which debuted in September, is a unique fruit beer, vibrant pink in colour, low in alcohol and very refreshing.

    Northern Imperial Stout which weighs in at 9.5% is a beer to be savoured and sipped. It's a rich, complex, dark beer inspired by the strong industrial north.

    Bottles are available from The Beer Hall at Staveley, online in our Beer Shop and at selected independent bottle shops.



  • 15 March 2016

    New Beer Launch

    We’re launching two new beers at Northern Craft this weekend.

    Taking inspiration from the strong, industrial north, Head Brewer Matt has created Northern Imperial Stout, a beer that sits at 9.5% which is to be savoured and sipped to appreciate the evolving deep, rich and complex flavour – it brings together chocolate, coffee and roasted notes which are beautifully balanced by dark stone fruit flavours.

    Be the first to try this beer as we launch it at our Northern Craft beer festival this weekend. It will be available on cask, keg and to buy in bottle.

    After its hugely popular debut last September we see the return of Chuckleberry Sour, this time not only on keg but in bottle too. This unique fruit beer is vibrant pink in colour, low in alcohol and very refreshing.

    A third new beer, commissioned by JD Wetherspoon for their national spring beer festival, will also feature – Vienna is a cask-conditioned amber style lager at 5%. It’s brewed with a combination of Vienna, Munich and Pilsner malt and hopped with three noble German varieties and one American.

    Northern Craft takes place 18th-20th March at The Beer Hall in Staveley. There’ll be over 60 beers on cask and keg, showcasing 11 craft breweries from the North, served across 3 bars. It’s our 10th annual spring beer festival.

  • “Northern Craft” March 18th-20th at The Beer Hall... our 10th annual spring beer festival.

    68 beers on cask and keg, showcasing 11 craft breweries from THE NORTH, across 3 bars.

    NORTHERN CRAFT does what the beer festival at The Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery has been doing for ten years.... proclaiming the revolution in British brewing and gathering in some of the most exciting & innovative Independent craft breweries and allowing them to show off their wares.

    Cask ales are all served on hand pull, from properly chilled cellars and will be presented as the brewers dictate. Being northern beer most, probably all, will be served as God intended - in the northern manner – through sparklers to create a good head.

    Breweries exhibit, by invitation. It costs them nothing and we buy their beer. There is no entrance fee to customers. Beer is served in glasses, with a fresh glass per fill.

  • 10 February 2016

    CAMRA Pub of the Year Award

    The Beer Hall has been voted Pub of The Year by Westmorland CAMRA.

    The Beer Hall was one of around 50 pubs in the running” said Bar Manager, Chris “I’m incredibly proud of our achievement, a huge thank you goes to our phenomenal team and to everyone from Westmorland CAMRA who has supported us”.

    Pubs are judged on a variety of criteria such as atmosphere, level of service, value for money and community focus, and of course the quality of their beer. An official presentation will follow in May.


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