Our Beer

Casks

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.

Current beers available in cask include:

Cuckoo  3.8% ABV

The classic traditional British Bitter. The perfect balance between malt and four different varieties of English hops. Deceptively tasty for the ABV.

Narrow Gauge – 3.9% ABV

Brewed with 100% Pale Malt this golden ale delivers a strong citrus finish and long dry bitter aftertaste thanks to the liberal use of the First Gold and Citra hops.

Restoration Ale – 4.6% ABV

A mid brown beer with similarities in colour and strength to a traditional best bitter but enhanced by the generous use of American Cascade and Perle hops to deliver a fruity refreshing beer.  For each cask sold a £1 goes towards the All Saints Preservation Trust (charity no: 1077207) looking after the town’s iconic church – the finest in Bedfordshire according the John Betjeman. 

Rebel Yell – 5.0% ABV

A black IPA offering that fantastic juxtaposition between the initial smooth richness of the malt quickly followed by the sharp dry hops. Brewed using five different malts and four different hops.

Smokin’ Angel – 5.0% ABV

Using generous quantities of German Rauchmaltz smoked over beech wood in the Bamberg area of Germany this dark porter style beer offer a complex malty beer with a wonderful smoky aroma and taste.

Black Buzzard – 5.8% ABV

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

X.M.A.S.H – 4.5% ABV

A moorish 4.5% Amber Ale with a pleasing fruity aftertaste thanks to the use of Oranges in the Copper. Only brewed between November & December each year.

Ninja – 4.3% ABV

A light coloured summer ale thanks to the extra-pale Marris Otter malt used. This beer is brewed with Motueka and Mosaic hops to give a gentle refreshing fruitiness. Brewed between June & August each year.

Bedfordshire Best – 4.1% ABV

Bedfordshire Best is a 4.1% ABV best bitter brewed with Marris Otter Pale Malt and three different English hops. It was 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.

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!

Bottles

The following beers are normally available in bottles which can be taken away as:

  • single bottles
  • 3 or 6 bottle gift packs
  • packs of 12

Cuckoo  3.8% ABV

The classic traditional British Bitter. The perfect balance between malt and four different varieties of English hops. Deceptively tasty for the ABV.

Narrow Gauge – 3.9% ABV

Brewed with 100% Pale Malt this golden ale delivers a strong citrus finish and long dry bitter aftertaste thanks to the liberal use of the First Gold and Citra hops.

Restoration Ale – 4.6% ABV

A mid brown beer with similarities in colour and strength to a traditional best bitter but enhanced by the generous use of American Cascade and Perle hops to deliver a fruity refreshing beer.  For each cask sold a £1 goes towards the All Saints Preservation Trust (charity no: 1077207) looking after the town’s iconic church – the finest in Bedfordshire according the John Betjeman. 

Rebel Yell – 5.0% ABV

A black IPA offering that fantastic juxtaposition between the initial smooth richness of the malt quickly followed by the sharp dry hops. Brewed using five different malts and four different hops.

Smokin’ Angel – 5.0% ABV

Using generous quantities of German Rauchmaltz smoked over beech wood in the Bamberg area of Germany this dark porter style beer offer a complex malty beer with a wonderful smoky aroma and taste.

Black Buzzard – 5.8% ABV

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

X.M.A.S.H – 4.5% ABV

A moorish 4.5% Amber Ale with a pleasing fruity aftertaste thanks to the use of Oranges in the Copper. Only brewed between November & December each 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!

Cans

Newly available Cans are Drunk Salmon, and Highland Hillbilly in single cans and in packs of 12 or 24.

Drunk Salmon – 7.0% ABV

A specially brewed pale ale aged in barrels that have previously held Islay whisky.

Highland Hillbilly – 5.5% ABV

Our famous Rebel Yell ale aged in barrels which have previously held Islay whisky.

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.