Pale Ale Tasting Experience
COLLECTION OR DELIVERY | TUESDAY - SATURDAY
Hand cut weighed items | please allow 5% variation
This box contains a selection of world-class pale ales from the South West. Pale ales are crafted using predominantly pale malts, with a relatively equal malt-to-hop ratio.
Your Pale Ale Tasting Experience will include…
- Muddy Wellies - Give it Some Welly 4.7%
Muddy Wellies was launched as a student project by the Royal Agricultural University, in Gloucestershire, in 2006. To this day, students remain involved in the process, with the help of leading craft brewers, to produce stand-out, fun ales of the highest quality. This golden ale has a hop forward aroma with notes of mandarin, sage and honey, a perfect pairing to Quicke’s Mature Cheddar.
- Salcombe Brewery – Shingle Bay 4.2%
Situated in the Devon countryside looking towards the Salcombe Ria, this innovative new brewery was founded by John and Gerry Tiner in 2016. They handcraft a rich variety of mouth-watering beer at the eco-friendly and energy efficient brewery, using traditional methods and pure Devonian waters from their own borehole. Shingle Bay is an easy drinking golden ale with a pleasant fruity aroma and a subtle crisp bite. The use of the pacific gem hop, adds a complexity to the aroma with notes of blackberry and spiced fruit. Pair perfectly with grilled fish.
- Skinners Brewery - Cornish Knocker 4.5%
Almost 25 years ago, armed only with his own surname, a chap called Steve Skinner dreamed of setting up a community brewery in Cornwall. On the banks of the Truro River, he and his family brewed a ground-breaking golden ale and named it after the tin-mining faeries of local myth; the Cornish Knocker. To this day, each beer is crafted by hand using traditionally made malt, Cornish water and Skinner’s yeast – with nothing going to waste, the spent grain is fed to their cattle and leftover hops are spread as fertiliser! The taste of the delicate floral hops trails citrus with a slight pine bitterness and leaves you with a mild biscuit taste. A perfect pairing for shellfish, Thai dishes or ruby red burgers.
- Skinners Brewery – Lushingtons 4.2%
Almost 25 years ago, armed only with his own surname, a chap called Steve Skinner dreamed of setting up a community brewery in Cornwall. On the banks of the Truro River, he and his family brewed a ground-breaking golden ale and named it after the tin-mining faeries of local myth; the Cornish Knocker. To this day, each beer is crafted by hand using traditionally made malt, Cornish water and Skinner’s yeast – with nothing going to waste, the spent grain is fed to their cattle and leftover hops are spread as fertiliser! Lushingtons is a cool, hop-laden IPA bursting with fruity aromas of lime, mango and lychee. Its creamy texture contains a slight strawberry finish and pairs perfectly with white meats and fish.
- Bays Brewery – Devon Dumpling 5.1%
Will, Mark and Peter began Bays Brewery almost 15 years ago in an old fabrication unit in Paignton. To ensure perfection in every pint, the team use malted barley locally sourced from Newton Abbot in their 5-stage brewing process, before sampling each brew to assess the quality and flavour. Devonshire Dumpling is strong golden beer with a fresh hop character and a smooth taste with a balanced sweetness throughout. Best enjoyed with a hearty beef stew.
- Salopian Brewery – Lemon Dream 4.5%
25 years ago, Salopian Brewery was established on the outskirts of mediaeval Shrewsbury and have been crafting their award-winning beer there ever since. Lemon Dream is a shimmering golden ale that is brewed using organic lemons which adds beautifully subtle zesty aromas and a citrus filled fruity finish. Delicious with a barbecue feast in the sunshine.
- Hanlons Brewery - Yellow Hammer 4.2%
Built on the farm in Half Moon, Devon, Hanlons have been producing great craft beer for 25 years. Brewed on site by the family team who are passionate about creating tastes for every season. Yellow Hammer is a golden, zesty beer laden with bittersweet flavours, from Admiral and late hopped with First Gold and Cascade. The perfect accompaniment to barbecue meat and salad.
- Black Tor Brewery – Devonshire Pale Ale 4.5%
Black Tor Brewery is a family-run microbrewery located in the village of Christow in the heart of Dartmoor. Each beer is handcrafted using Dartmoor water and whole hops - the most natural form of hops. DPA is an easy-drinking pale ale, golden colour with smooth bitterness, citrus flavours, floral aromas & crisp dry finish. Enjoy with a hearty ruby red beef stew or casserole.
- Bath Ales - Wild Hare 5% (Gluten Free)
Bath Ales brewed its first beer 25 years ago at a tiny brewery in Wincanton, Somerset. Today, the brewery can be found in Warmely, Bristol. Crisp and fresh with a subtle hint of citrus bitterness, Wild Hare is a full-flavoured golden ale bursting with hedgerow fruit notes. The brewery uses English-grown First Gold hops to add fleshy fruits, floral acacia and lots of citrus notes to the beer’s light, malty taste. Pairs perfectly with roasted vegetables and fresh fish.
- Prescott – Hill Climb 3.8%
Prescott Ales have been brewing in Cheltenham for over 10 years, using rich malted barley and flavoursome hops sourced within an 80-mile radius of the brewery. The team in the brew house produce 7,500 pints with each batch (compared to globalised brands, such as Fosters brew over 2.2million pints a day). Hill Climb is a wonderfully fruity and refreshing IPA. Cascade and Bobeck hops are combined with Maris otter pale malt and Torrified wheat to create this award-winning session ale. Perfect with hearty classics like bangers and mash!
- Branscombe Brewery – Golden Fiddle 4%
Branscombe Vale Brewery have been crafting their ales in Seaton, Devon in a renovated National Trust owned cow shed for over 25 years. The micro-brewery only brew 7,200 pints in each batch (compared to globalised brands, such as Fosters brew over 2.2million pints a day), and continues to concentrate on converting West Country Barley and its own water into quality, easy drinking ales. Golden Fiddle is a refreshing effervescent golden ale with citrus and butterscotch aromas. Hints of peach and grapefruit flavours lead to a dry finish - which tempts the next sip! Pairs perfectly with pork belly and mash.
- Red Rock Brewery – Back Beach 3.8%
Red Rock is a family run brewery based on a farm in Teignmouth, South Devon. For almost 15 years, the team have been hand-brewing their award-winning ales and beers using their very own pure spring water and an artisan approach. Back Beach is one of their pioneering brews; a light session pale ale using a blend of Goldings, Eureka and Northern Brewer hops. With a wonderful floral nose, a crisp, clean taste and a slightly dry finish on the palate this pale ale pairs perfectly with pork.