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  • 24 April 2017

    Session IPA

    Session IPA is becoming a semi-permanent beer. With it being so popular Head Brewer Matt Clarke has decided to continually look at how he can improve it and keep the beer available. The brew team will look to brew a Session IPA with different hops/hop blend and maybe slight tweaks to the malt grist as often as possible.

    April’s Session IPA has been brewed with Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade and Chinook hops and Maris Otter, Carapils, Vienna, Malted oats, Wheat malt and Crystal malt.  We will be changing the pump clips to reflect each brew’s changing hop and malt varieties.

  • We are Cumbria Life’s Drinks Producer of the Year.

    We were one of 5 finalists shortlisted, alongside Barngates Brewery, Lakes Distillery, Bedrock Gin and Stringers Brewery, for the 2017 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards which sees businesses judged in 15 categories.

    The awards take place annually and aim to showcase and reward the best that Cumbria has to offer - the best restaurants, pubs, chefs, producers and retailers. The Drinks Producer of the Year award is judged on business success, development and innovation.

    Head Brewer Matt said "even to be nominated is great but we are absolutely delighted to have won in such a strongly contested category. We work hard and it's great to be recognised for that".

  • Caption: Head Brewer Matt Clarke (right) and SIBA Chairman Buster Grant

    Bottled Lakeland Lager won Gold at the national Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) beer awards last week.

    Having won the North West final in October it was judged alongside other regional bottle & can winners and was declared National Champion in its category of Small Pack Premium Lager & Pilsners.

    Windermere Pale also picked up a bronze at the awards in the Champion Small Pack Standard Bitters & Pale Ales category.

  • 20 March 2017

    New Beer - XPA

    The next brew in our cask session series.

    This is Head Brewer Matt Clarke's take on the style XPA/extra pale ale which refers to the use of low colour malts creating a really clean pale base beer, the perfect platform to showcase the hops. A small amount of malted oats lend a nice mouthfeel and more palate fullness to the beer.

    It's hopped with a combination of Citra and Jester. Jester is the UK variety that exhibits big fruit flavours akin to the Americans and has come from the Charles Faram hop breeding programme.

    Malts: Low colour Maris Otter and malted oats
    Hops : Jester (UK) Citra (USA)
    Aroma: Tropical fruits
    Flavour: Citrus and slight herbal notes from the Jester

    XPA is available in cask and is out for delivery to pubs and bars across the country from Monday 20th March onwards. It will feature on the bar at Northern Craft Beer Fest this weekend.

  • 07 March 2017

    Northern Craft Beer Fest

    Northern Craft Beer Fest 24th-26th March – a three day event celebrating British beer.

    Featuring 75 beers on cask and keg, from 25 craft breweries, served across 3 bars.

    We’ll be showcasing beers from; Allendale, Alphabet, Atom, Blackjack, Cloudwater, Fallen, Fell, Fierce, Fyne Ales, Ilkley, Magic Rock, Mallinsons, Marble, Neptune, North, Pilot, Roosters, Runaway, Salopian, Tempest, Thornbridge, Torrside, Track and Wylam.

    You will of course find a range of Hawkshead beers on the bar including some rare limited edition specials.

    A full beer list (including tasting notes and which bar you'll find the beers on) is available to download.

    Opening Times:
    Friday & Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-8pm

    No ticket is necessary, we don’t charge an entrance fee to customers.

    Check the events page for further updates.


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