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

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

Please note that due to an exceptionally busy Christmas 2017 we hope to have bottles back in stock in mid February 2017. We still have beer available straight from the cask on Saturdays when the Brewery Shop is open.

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.

Cans

Newly available from July 2016 are Restoration X in single cans and packs of 12.

Restoration X – 5.0% ABV

This beer benefits from the generous late addition of American Cascade hops to deliver a refreshing fruity taste an aroma.

Historic Brews

Since opening in 2014 we have brewed a number of special and seasonal beers which we may well brew again.

Borrowers Bitter – 3.6% ABV

Named after the classic series of children’s book written by Mary Norton in Leighton Buzzard this is a mid-brown, easy drinking session ale brewed with five different English hops and the finest Warminster Maris Otter Pale Malt – a great ‘English Ale’!

Sandman – 4.1% ABV

A surprisingly complex beer with a dry maltiness on the palate followed by citrus fruit from the use of Mosaic hops at the end of the boil

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 Bedforshire Day going forward.

St George – 4.2% ABV

A golden ale brewed with 100% English Marris Otter Pale Malt and 100% Kentish Goldings hops.

4-2 – 4.2% ABV

A golden coloured ale brewed to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of England winning the World Cup in July 1966. This beer uses 100% English Golding hops.

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.

X.M.A.S.H – 4.5% ABV

Our Christmas brew is an amber (or you could say Orange!) coloured beer which has a wonderful but not over-powering citrus flavour and aroma thanks to the addition of fresh orange peel at the end of the boil.

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.

Dixie – 5.5% ABV

Everything and IPA should be – high ABV and heavily hopped. This popular beer uses two types of American hops for flavour and aroma; Ahtanum and Cascade.

Centennial IPA – 6.8% ABV

A big hoppy IPA brewed using only the American Centennial hop.

 

Allergens

All our beers contain Malted Barley and Gluten.