Our Beer

We brew ‘Real Ale’ – a beer type largely unique to the United Kingdom.  The defining feature of ‘Real Ale’ is that the beer itself has not undergone filtering or pasteurisation meaning it contains live yeast when served from the cask.  The live yeast provides a secondary fermentation in the cask (the first having occurred in the fermenting vessel in the brewery) giving the beer its unique and complex flavour and condition.

We love experimenting and trying new things so we are brewing a variety of different beers, alongside one-off’s, specials and seasonal beers.

Core Range

Our core selection of beers covers the width of the spectrum in terms of style, flavour and alcohol level.

 

Cuckoo  3.8% ABV

The classic traditional British Bitter, perfectly balanced between malt and four  varieties of English hops. Deceptively tasty for the ABV.

Captain Cook – 3.8% ABV

A golden coloured ale brewed usijg a combinarion of ?english and New Zealand hops. Named after local cricketing legend Sir Alastair.

Restoration Ale – 4.6% ABV

A mid brown beer with similarities to a traditional best bitter but enhanced by the generous use of American hops delivering a fruity refreshing beer.

Black Buzzard – 5.8% ABV

 A crazy marriage of six different malts  delivers a wonderful, complex, robust porter with hints of coffee and chocolate.

 

Seasonal Beers

We also brew a wide range of beers throughout the year which expand on our core beers to provide a varied selection to our customers. Some of our current seasonal offerings are below.

Bedfordshire Best – 4.1% ABV

Bedfordshire Best is a 4.1% ABV best bitter brewed with Marris Otter Pale Malt and 3 different English hops. It was first brewed at the request of the Friends of Bedfordshire Society to celebrate the first ever ‘Bedfordshire Day’ on the 28 November 2015 and will be brewed for each Bedfordshire Day going forward. In fact this beer has proven so popular that we sometimes brew it at other times of the year!

Train Robber – 5.0% ABV

Brewed with Extra Pale Marris Otter malt and plenty of hops – Ahtanum, Amarillo and Cascade from America and Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand – this is a proper IPA; high ABV, pale and hoppy!

 

Allergens

All our beers contain Malted Barley and Gluten.

Historic Beers

Since launching in 2014, we have brewed a number of special and seasonal beers which we may well brew again. You can find out more here.