IPA Tasting Experience
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West Berkshire Brewery – Maharaja IPA 5.1%
Founded 25 years ago, the small team at West Berkshire Brewery craft their beers at The Old Dairy, Yattendon, Berkshire. Maharaja is a full-bodied New World hopped IPA, with full on tropical fruit flavours, mouth-watering bitterness and a rich earthy finish. The perfect accompaniment to a sweet potato and cauliflower massaman curry.
Quantock Brewery – Quantock Stag 6%
Set up in 2007 in Somerset by head brewer Rob Rainey, Quantock Brewery produce ales brewed entirely from the highest quality grain and whole hop cones, with the only other ingredients being yeast and water. The microbrewery produces over 2,300 pints a brew, up to 5 times a week (compared to globalised brands, such as Fosters brew over 2.2million pints a day). Quantock Stag is full bodied and malty, with Fuggle and Goldings hops, which give a beautiful toffee aroma. Perfect with traditional desserts, such as crumble.
Hanlons Brewery – Citra IPA 4%
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. This lovely zesty beer is laden with fruity & floral aromas. A Citra hopped IPA will not disappoint in ease of drinking. Pairs perfectly with beef and barbecue meat.
Palmers Brewery – Palmers IPA 4.2%
For over 225 years, Palmers Brewery have been brewing fine cask ales at the original Old Brewery in Bridport, Dorset – one of Britain’s oldest breweries and Palmers sits adjacent to the river Brit just a mile from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Palmers’ historic brewhouse uses a traditional Mash Tun, an open top Copper, along with top fermentation to brew their ale the way it should be brewed - the way they have for generations. Palmers IPA is a full-drinking, malty ale with a delicious hop character with refreshing fruity flavours and a balancing bitterness. With its mid strength alcohol levels and traditional best bitter aromas, this IPA sits perfectly alongside rich flavours - think comforting steak and ale pie, a classic ploughman’s and for something sweeter, why not a spiced carrot cake or rich crème brulee.
St Austell – Proper Black 6%
Founded almost 175 years ago, St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family owned and is known to be one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall. Black IPA’s are a clash of styles old and new; taking modern tangy citrus hops and merging with roasted chocolate malts for a truly classic beer. A bitter ale with flavours of bitter chocolate and tropical fruit that pairs perfectly with wild game meats and blue cheese.
Dartmoor Brewery – Dartmoor IPA 4%
Dartmoor Brewery brew all of their beers in Princetown at the heart of Dartmoor National Park using four traditional ingredients - including their own strain of yeast and pure Dartmoor water. Dartmoor IPA is a highly drinkable, light golden beer with an earthy, floral and spicy flavour, finished off with tropical and citrus notes. Best served with white meat and freshly caught, local fish.
Hunters Brewery – The Bluebeards Revenge 5.1%
Run by father and son duo, Will and Paul, Hunter’s Brewery have been crafting top quality ales in the heart of the Devon’s countryside for nearly 25 years. The Bluebeards Revenge is crafted with Citra and East Kent Golding’s hops, creating a light and hoppy pale ale with a beautiful aroma. Pairs perfectly with a ruby red steak from our Master Butchers.
Wye Valley Brewery – Dorothy Goodbody’s Glorious IPA 6%
Peter Amor founded the Wye Valley Brewery 45 years ago and was joined just over 10 years later by his son, Vernon. Today, Vernon continues to produce their award-winning ales with the small team in the heart of Herefordshire. The brewery is committed to reducing its carbon footprint; producing over 47% of the electricity used from their own solar panels and sourcing over 80% of their hops and raw ingredients from farms within a 10 miles radius of the brewery. Dorothy Goodbody’s Glorious IPA has a biscuit and caramel base, the hop varieties result in a golden IPA bursting with zesty citrus and tropical fruit flavours. The perfect pairing for steak and ale pie.
Cotleigh Brewery – Cotleigh IPA 4%
Originally founded in a farmhouse over the border in Devon over 40 years ago, the brewery moved to its current home of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, in 1980. In the brewhouse, the yeast is changed twice a year by the team to keep it in excellent condition. First created by Head Brewer, Guy Baddely, Cotleigh IPA is crafted with a blend of 3 bittering hops and the aromatic Motueka hop. The malty and moreish flavours of the full-bodied beer pair perfectly with charcuterie and cheese.
XT Brewery – West Coast IPA 4.2%
XT brewery began brewing 10 years ago on the beautiful Notley Farm estate on the Oxfordshire Buckinghamshire borders overlooking the Chiltern hills. Western Coast is an American style IPA; packed with Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade hops to create a crisp, clean and refreshing beer with a lasting hoppy bite.
Yeovil Ales Brewery – Posh IPA 5.4%
Founded by father and son team, Dave and Rob Sherwood, 15 years ago, Yeovil Ales hand craft, brew and bottle their amazing beers in small batches in Lufton, Somerset. Each beer is crafted using Somerset water and whole hop cones, completely unfiltered and unfined the great taste is left in. Posh IPA has a truly fruity late-hopped finish and pairs perfectly with blue cheese and crackers.
Bath Ales – Lansdown West Coast IPA 5%
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. Created by Senior Brewer, Darren, and named after the iconic hill in Bath with panoramic views over the city; Lansdown is a contemporary, fresh and hoppy west-coast IPA boasting notes of tropical fruit, lime zest and pine forest. We recommend pairing with a seared, juicy Rib Eye steak or if you’d prefer a veggie option, you can’t beat a spiced Mexican sweet potato and bean burrito.