A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter. No better partner to a lunchtime snack!
Pilsner, Munich and Wheat malt, hopped with Huell Blanc, Saison yeast strain, this easy drinking, thirst quenching 6.2% Saison is packed with flavours of gooseberries, passion fruit and finishes with a spicy dryness
This 5.6% trans-atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. The finish is aggressive and dry with the hops emerging over the warming alcohol.
This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish.
A festive Scotch Ale, Santa Paws packs a solid, roasty backbone from the blend of eight different malts used in its creation. *Deep breath* Extra Pale, Munich, Dark Crystal, Flaked Oats, Carafa Spec3, Amber, Brown and Weyermann Oak Smoked malt give a robustness to the base, and a rousing depth to the finish. And at 4.5% abv, this companion is one you can enjoy for longer periods than most.
Vagabond Pale Ale melds citrus and tropical hop flavours with a light caramel malt base, backed up with a raucously resinous bitterness. Brewed using 100% malted barley, American hop varieties, pure Scottish water and our clean-fermenting house yeast, Vagabond is missing only one thing - Gluten.
This beer has a primary fermentation with saison yeast, then undergoes a secondary fermentation with a blend of Lactobacillus & Brettonamyces. The result is a tart, crisp, slightly sour and incredibly refreshing.
Saison L`été was brewed with fresh eldeflowers, picked from the hedgerows around the brewery. After fermentation, it was aged on whole gooseberries. Which combined with our blend of saison and wild yeast strains gives a tart, thirst quenching taste – perfect for the summer.
Brewed in collaboration with Brad Carter, Michelin Star Chef of Carters of Moseley.
"This beer combines our favourite seasonal style with some of Brad`s awesome seasonal ingredients using locally foraged meadowsweet flowers and leaves picked and dried by Brad and his team along with honey from local beekeepers. The flavours of honey, vanilla with herbal undertones pair beautifully with the peppery saison yeas, malt and the new British hop Ernest, which delivers orange pith aromas.
All this leads to a beer that tastes truly unique."
West Coast leaning IPA with a tropical fruit party of aromatics from the layering of Citra, Mosaic & Enigma hops. A stripped back malt profile, low bitterness and dry finish keep everything lean and drinkability high.
The first brew we perfected, the beer that made our name with its distinctive bitter, clean and refreshingly dry flavour. Made with only the best Maris Otter malt blended with a variety of English hops (a secret that we can never share), Butcombe Original is the classic session beer.
The concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!
A kettle soured beer made with the addition of raspberry and vanilla. The result of the 50% barley/50% wheat concoction is a tart hazy joy which is the colour of Pink Lemonade. Imagine raspberry ripple icecream in beer form.
Cannonball is an India Pale Ale in the true tradition, high in alcohol and massively hopped to survive a long sea voyage. We don`t want you to wait though, take a swig and let the flavour explode on your palate. Tropically fruity, resinous hops compete against a sweet malty backbone, while a rasping bitterness builds to a mouth puckering crescendo. Our hop bomb will blow you out of the water.
A full bodied, decadently smooth coffee beer in collaboration with local roaster Dark Woods. 7 different malts combine with 7 different coffees added at 3 different points during the brew to create a sweet toffee, rich fruit and chocolate depth, accented with notes of vanilla, and hazelnut. A coffee beer designed with texture, aroma and deliciousness in mind, brewed to celebrate locality and a shared philosophy in creative quality.
Dark Arts. Surreal Stout 6% Dark Arts blends 4 malts and bags of whole hops to deliver a decadently deep and indulgent experience. A luxuriously smooth mouthfeel, is followed by spicy hop notes and full flavours of chocolate, liquorice, blackberries and figs. The finish is rich and satisfying with a lingering roasted bitterness. Our stout will convert you to the dark side.
A dank and juicy IPA using Golden Promise, wheat and Cara Munich malts in the mash for a sweetly smooth body. For the hops we judiciously bittered with Magnum in the kettle followed by Citra T90 in both the whirlpool and in dry-hopping. The aroma/flavour is fruit-filled, dank and resinous, with plenty of tropical mango giving a moreish drinkability. Fermented with our house American ale yeast (WLP001) for a refreshingly clean finish, this IPA is also our first gluten-free beer using Brewers Clarex®.
Things move quickly in the beer world and our latest pale ale/IPA hybrid is designed to showcase some of the newer hop varieties which work so well in modern hop forward beers. Pale malt, a little wheat, a little crystal malt , low bitterness and then six different hops! Super fruity, super ripe, super juicy and super drinkable. Breathe it in
Sometimes a drink can make you feel so decadent it`s like you`re a millionaire; this beer wraps you in a velvety cocoon, dresses you in a smart suit and takes you out for a special night on the tiles.
Sweet and salty collide in this rich, balanced and smooth dessert stout. Lactose, caramel and high quality Valrhona cocoa nibs provide a chocolate and caramel backbone alongside the roasty malts whilst the Cornish Sea Salts gives a savoury salty kick, raising this beautiful beer above the norm.
Craft beer can get a bit silly and miss the point. Usually what we want is something purely enjoyable to drink, not a curiosity beverage to tick off. We were asked by our Italian friends if we would ever consider such a a simple request. This is that beer. No unicorn hair, solar dust or celebrity nail clippings. Pontificate if you must, but please just drink and enjoy. Salute!