2016 beer list and tasting notes

Please note, beers are subject to alteration at the last minute. Beers are also subject to availability – and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Key:
B = Bitter, BW = Barley wine, G = Golden ale, M = Mild, PA = Pale Ale, PS = Porter/stout,  S = Speciality, SB = Strong bitter

BAR 1     GRAVITY BEERS

 

ABBEYDALE, Sheffield, England

Moonshine  4.3%  PA
A balanced pale straw-coloured premium bitter. Distinctive floral aroma, leading to a predominantly citrus taste, with grapefruit and lemons. A bitter finish.

ARBOR, Bristol, England

Shangri-la  4.2%  PA
Liberally hopped, and highly drinkable, session India Pale Ale, brewed with Citra, Columbus, Equinox & Mosaic hops for maximum flavour.

BESPOKE, Mitcheldean, Gloucs, England

Money for Old Rope  4.8%  PS
Rich dark stout. Classic flavours of malt and grain with deep hop bitterness.

BLACK JACK, Manchester, England

New deck  4.2%  G
A traditional golden bitter, hopped with Summit, Admiral and Goldings hops.

Honeytrap  4.5%  PA
An easy going session ale, hopped with Marynka, Summit, First Gold and Goldings and the late addition of Cheshire honey in the fermenter.

BLUE MONKEY, Giltbrook, Notts, England

Ape Ale  5.4%  PA
Strong, pale ale with American hops to give aromas of resinous pine and citrus. 3.5lbs of whole hops for each barrel, to guarantee intense flavour and aromas.

Guerilla  4.9%  PS
A hearty pitch-black beer full of malty complexity balanced by a robust bitter bite.

BLUESTONE, Newport, Pembs, Wales

Rocketeer  4.6%  B
A traditional Chestnut coloured full bodied bitter with a rich malty base, hopped with Bramling Cross, Fuggles and Challenger hops.

BOROUGH, Neath, Wales

Full Blast  4.7%  B
Amber, bitter with US hops.

Save Our Steel  4.7%  PA
Hoppy pale ale.

BRAINS, Cardiff, Wales

Cambrian Pale  4.6%  PA
Pale ale and cara malts form a smooth, sweet, malty beer, generously hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic hops to give fruity orange/tangerine flavours.

Rye Catcher  4.5  S
Rye and rye crystal malts provide spicy malt and a vibrant copper colour to this American Rye beer. Generous US hops produce an assertive bitterness, with citrus and grapefruit.

BRECON BREWING, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Orange Beacons   4.3%  S
Flavours of a continental wheat beer with orange zesty aroma and flavour. Brewed with Belgian Saison yeast.

Red Beacons  5.0%   SB
Red IPA, full bodied, generous balance of UK and US hops for a complex aroma. Maris Otter PA, Crystal, and Cara malt and Malted Wheat.

BRISTOL BEER FACTORY, Bristol, England

Independence  4.6%  B
US Style pale ale. Very distinctive pale ale that has been hopped continuously throughout the boil.

Milk Stout  4.5% PS
Smooth chocolatey sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits.

 

BAR 1     HANDPUMP BEERS

 

GOWER, Oldwalls, Swansea, Wales

Black Diamond   4.2%   PS
Smoky chocolatey liquorice porter.

Gold  4.5%  G
Thirst quenching golden ale, refreshing citrus flavours and the lovely aroma of Cascade hops.

Lighthouse  4.5%  S
A light thirst quenching continental style lager packed with flavour.

Power   5.5%   SB
Traditional IPA with a full hoppy flavour.

Rumour  5.0%    SB
A strong ruby red ale, with complex tastes and aromas, produced from a delicate mix of malts and hops.

Supergold  7.0%  G
A mellow, easy drinking, strong, golden ale — deceptively strong!

MUMBLES, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

Gold   4.3%  G
Well hopped, with the distinct and bold Styrian Goldings. Lemon & lime flavours linger well.

Hop Kick   4.0%   PA
Very pale session beer. American hops are used for distinctive aroma and flavour.

India Pale Ale   5.3%   PA
A traditional India Pale Ale, light gold in colour and made using only Goldings and Fuggles hops, the latter giving a subtle but distinct taste and aroma.

BOSS, Swansea, Wales

Bix   4.6%   S
A Belgian style Witbier, smoother and easier-going than its German Weisse counterparts. Orange peel and coriander seeds are stirred into the copper.

Brawn   4.4%  PA
Crisp, hoppy Welsh IPA with a dry finish.

Brave   5.5%  PA
Tropical fruit cocktail, elderflower and rose aromas. Flavour – grapefruit, citrus, a spicy and piney kick to finish.

GLAMORGAN BREWING, Llantrisant, Wales

Jemimas Pitchfork   4.4%   G
A pale, crisp beer with undertone of citrus, pear and melon.  Eldorado, US Cascade, Citra, Bramling Cross, Chinook hops.

KELHAM ISLAND, Sheffield, England

Pale Rider  5.2%   PA
A golden, hoppy pale ale.

FULLERS, Chiswick, London, England

ESB   5.5%   SB
Northdown, Target, Challenger and Goldings hops give grassy, peppery notes and intense citrus fruit. Pale Ale and Crystal malts for a biscuity, toffee element.

NEATH, Neath, Wales.

Dewi Sant    4.8%   PA
Well balanced golden ale with floral hop aroma and flavour.

TOMOS WATKIN, Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales

Gold Digger   4.5%    G
Simple blend of pale and wheat malts gives an easy drinking ale. US and UK hops give lemon, marmalade and grapefruit character with a pleasant bitterness.

Pecker Wrecker    4.5%   B
A full-flavoured amber ale produced using the finest malted barley. A rich fruity beer with a gentle hop finish.

SWANSEA, Bishopston, Swansea, Wales

Bishopswood Bitter   4.3%    B
A delicate aroma, balanced taste, with bitterness growing in the finish.

Original Wood   5.2%    SB
Full-bodied, with complex flavours with a firm bitter ending.

Three Cliffs Gold   4.7%   G
Golden beer, with a hoppy, fruity taste and thirst quenching bitterness

 

BAR 2     GRAVITY BEERS

 

BRASS CASTLE, Malton, Yorks, England

Burn Out Porter   5.8%   PS
A complex, raisiny beech-smoked porter.

BRYNCELYN, Ystradgynlais, Wales

Oh Boy!    4.5%   B
Hops, fruit, bitterness and background malt. Ends with a long hoppy, bitter aftertaste.

BUTCOMBE, Bristol, England

Bitter   4.0%   B
Clean tasting, dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best Maris Otter malt, together with a blend of (never divulged) English hop varieties

CAFFLE, Narbeth, Pembs, Wales

Catchypole  4.0%  S
India dark ale distinct roasted malt, hop notes of an IPA.

Skirp Gold   3.8%   G
A golden ale with a fresh hoppy flavour from Pilgrim hops.

CERDDIN, Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.

WPA   4.5%   PA
Easy drinking, subtly hopped summer beer. Lager style malt gives a very pale appearance.

Year 6   4.6%    B
Reddish brown ale is initially bitter, generously but not overly flavoured with New Zealand hops, rounding off to a fruity finish.

DANCING DUCK, Derby, Derbyshire, England

Dark Drake   4.5%    PS
Delicious malty, caramel and liquorice flavours combine in a smooth drinking velvety, oatmeal stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.

DARK STAR, Horsham, West Sussex, England

Hophead     3.8%   G
Pale golden ale, strong floral aroma and elderflower notes.

Hylder Blonde    4.2%   PA
A lightly hopped beer with the fresh fruitiness of elderflowers, which are added after the boil to preserve their delicate aroma.

American Pale     4.7     PA
Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, Maris Otter malt. Light colour and dryness with a crisp taste and full hop aroma.

DOWNTON, Salisbury, England

Chocolate Orange Delight    5.8%    S
Pronounced chocolate flavours and a pleasant orange addition.

EVERARDS, Narborough, Leicestershire, England

Tiger   4.2%  B
Chestnut brown in colour; spicy hop aromas with toffee undertones.

GREAT HECK, Gloucester, England

Black Jesus   6.5%   S
A black IPA brewed with biblical quantities of premium American hops and special dehusked German roasted malt.

GREEN JACK, Lowestoft, England

Trawler Boys    4.6%    B
Full-bodied copper-coloured bitter with English whole cone hops, rich and malty with fruity hop flavours.

GREY TREES, Red Cow Pub, Aberdare, Wales

Afghan    5.4%    PA
Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops. Maris Otter malt provides a light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

Diggers Gold     4.0%    G
A modern golden ale — alive with fresh citrus aromas which leave a subtle bitterness. Crafted with Marris Otter Pale Malt, with US hops.

HARVIESTOUN, Alva, Scotland

Schiehallion   4.8%    S
Lager with a crisp palate and a lingering, fresh, grapefruity finish.

HEART OF WALES, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Aur Cymru   3.8%   G
Clear, bright golden ale with a clean refreshing taste. Initial bitterness gives way to a sweeter, floral body and citrus notes linger to the finish.

High as a Kite   10.5%   BW
Brewed in the style of a strong olde ale. Subtle notes of wood and chocolate, malt and nuttiness, leading eventually to a rich, smooth and warming finish.

HOP CRAFT, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

Corazon de Oro    4.8%    PA
A very pale ale with a light body, giving drinkability allied to a lean, lemon-citrus character from the blend of hops.

Profits of Doom     4.5%   PS
A sweet stout with 10 per cent added lactose and Polish hops for extra chocolatey fruitiness.

Graveyard Eyes      5.2%     PS
Gazza’s famous Sorachi Porter is back!

BAR 3     GRAVITY BEERS

 

HEAVY INDUSTRY, Henllan, Denbighshire, Wales

Brew 77    4.9%   PA
Heavily hopped (Columbus, Cascade, dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe) Flavour of dark Seville marmalade is backed up by a piney, peppery bitterness.

Collaborator    5.0%   SB
Dark red beer with complex, dark roast malt character from Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts, sweetness & hints of liquorice. Spicy, refreshing bitterness.

Pigeon Toed Orange Peel     5.2%    S
Orange wheat beer from Bavarian hops.

JACOBI, Pumpsaint, Carms,Wales

Dr Harries Dark Magic    4.7%   PS
Rich old style ale, being very smooth with a dark chocolate bitter finish.

KENNET & AVON, Melksham, Wilts, England

Crofton IPA    5.4%   PA
A traditional strong IPA style beer balanced with the latest new world hops giving a full on flavour of exotic fruits with a light bitter finish.

MANTLE, Cardigan, Wales

Moho    4.3%    PA
A light coloured aromatic Welsh Pale Ale, hopped with two different American varieties.

MONTYS, Montgomery, Powys, Wales

Mischief    5.0%  PA
Brewed with a balance of malts and hops this beer is an easy drinking brew with a slight sweetness in the finish.

MOORHOUSE’S, Burnley, Lancashire, England

Blonde Witch   4.5%   S
Moorhouse’s first ever blonde ale. This beer is as light as you get with a lager colour (minus the bubbles). Smooth and fruity.

Pendle Witches Brew    5.1%   SB
A full malty flavoured beer with a crisp sweet fruity aftertaste and soft citrus notes.

NORTHERN MONK, Leeds, England

Northern Star      5.9%    PS
Mocha Porter full of bitterness and hazelnut hints, with rich dark chocolate and milk sugar to balance this full bodied dark ale.

OTLEY, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

Croeso    4.2%    G
Gold with a hint of citrus.

Columbo   4.7%  PA
Pale, dry, hop loaded.

OTTER, Honiton, Devon, England

Bitter   3.6%   B
Taste starts with a well-balanced malt flavour with some bitterness. A fruity nose with hints of malt.

PILOT, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

Dwbl Trwbl   5.5%   S
Fruity flavour from Belgian yeast enhanced by Junga hops. Assorted speciality malts with Candi Crystals. Slight haze due to low flocculating Belgian yeast.

Light    4.5%   S
Bohemian Pilsner malts with Czech Saaz hops, and American ale yeast produce this “bastard” lager. Brewed as a lager, fermented as an ale.

PURITY, Great Alne, Warwicks, England

Mad Goose   4.2%   PA
A zesty pale ale with a smooth citrus finish. Brewed with English Maris Otter, Caragold and Wheat malts, with Pilgrim bittering hops and Cascade and Willamette aroma hops.

RCH, W Hewish, Somerset, England

Endeavour   4.5%   G
A sparkling sunglow colour leads to light citrus notes and a refined bitterness evolving in to a subtly smooth grapefruit finish.

RUDGATE, Tockwith, Yorks, England

Ruby Mild    4.4%   M
Nutty rich ruby ale.

SALOPIAN, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Shropshire Gold    3.8%    G
A light copper full flavoured bitter, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.

SARAH HUGHES, Dudley, West Midlands, England

Dark Ruby Mild   6.0%   M
Clear fruitiness in the aroma, followed by sweet maltiness and slightly bitter finish.

SONNET 43 BREWHOUSE Coxhoe, Co Durham, England

Bourbon Milk Stout    4.3%   PS
Oats and many malts give a sweet stout. Bitter chocolateyness from cocoa nibs and chocolate malt then smoky sweetness from bourbon and aging in oak.

TITANIC, Stoke on Trent, England

Chocolate and Vanilla Stout   4.5%   PS
Roast Barley and Maris Otter Pale Malt give a rich body and North Down hops give a bitter edge. Sweetness from chocolate and Madagascan vanilla.

 

BAR 4     GRAVITY BEERS

 

SALTAIRE, Shipley, Yorkshire, England

Blackberry Cascade   4.8%   S
American style pale ale with the floral aromas and strong bitterness of Cascade and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberries.

Elderflower Blonde   4.0%    S
A refreshing blonde ale delicately infused with the flavour of elderflower.

Raspberry Blonde    4.0%    S
Refreshingly blonde ale delicately infused with raspberry flavours.

TENBY, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Barefoot Blonde   4.6%    S
A pale ale with 30% pilsner malt.

Son of a Beach    4.2%    PA
Straw coloured session pale with a light grain profile, dry hopped with Simcoe and Summit. Balanced, fruity and refreshing.

VALE OF GLAMORGAN, Barry, Wales

Dark Matter    4.4%    PS
Blackcurrant porter, rich and smooth with liquorice and chocolate notes from dark roasted malt recipe, balanced  by the late addition of Bramling Cross hops.

Miami Weiss    4.5%    S
Vegan. Hoppy US wheat beer. 50/50 British pale malt and wheat, gently hopped with American Cascade and Chinook.  German weissbier yeast for full flavour.

WAEN BREWERY, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

Pamplemousse    4.2%   G
Citrus and grapefruit flavours.

Baby Snowball   4.5%    PS
A stout with vanilla, chocolate and coconut with coco nibs and carob powder.

WANTSUM, Canterbury, England

Black Prince    3.9%     M
A rich, full bodied Kent mild, smooth on the palate with subtle hop notes.

WYCHWOOD, Whitney, Oxfordshire, England

Hobgoblin    4.5%    B
A full bodied ruby beer with a chocolate toffee malt flavour, a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character.

TINY REBEL, Newport, Gwent, Wales.

Stay Puft    5.2%    PS
Marshmallow porter with classic roast qualities of a dark ale. Marshmallow gives a smooth sweetness.

 

BAR 4     HANDPUMP BEERS

 

THORNBRIDGE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Jaipur IPA     5.9%    PA
A citrus dominated IPA, soft and smooth builds to a crescendo of hoppiness with honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

Crackendale   5.0%   PA
Single hopped Citra pale ale with a tropical fruit aroma, giving way to guava and ripe citrus with a beautiful bitter and sweet balance.

RCH, W Hewish, Somerset, England

Pitchfork   4.3%   G
A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy taste which is slightly sweet and fruity..

OAKHAM, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

Citra   4.2%   PA
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.

JHB    3.8%   G
Light Gold flavoursome session ale from Challenger, Mount Hood hops.

Green Devil IPA     6.0%    SB
Aged, vintage ale. Smooth, fruity start, developing into lemon, limes and a citrus bitterness. Crisp, dry aftertaste.

PURPLE MOOSE, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales

Dark Side Of The Moose   4.6%    M
A delicious dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.

ST AUSTELL, St Austell, Cornwall, England

Proper Job   4.5%    G
A powerfully hopped golden IPA with citrus grapefruit flavours brewed with a single malt from Maris Otter Pale barley.

TIMOTHY TAYLOR, Keighly, West Yorkshire, England

Landlord   4.3%    B
A Classic Strong Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma.

TATTON, Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Blonde    4.0%     PA
A blonde beer, with hoppy fuity taste and a fine fruity aroma.

Gold   4.8%   G
A full-tasting, satisfying deep golden ale, with a generous maltiness backed up by a robust hop character.

Indian Summer   4.0%   PA
A zesty aroma over a dry biscuity finish for a sophisticated mugful of sunshine.

Obscure    5.7%   SB
A dark, hoppy, strong ale with a complex malt blend giving an intricate aroma.

WYE VALLEY, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England

Butty Bach    4.5%    G
Golden ale from Maris Otter and Crystal malts, flaked barley, malted wheat, and locally grown Fuggles, Goldings and Bramling Cross hops.

TINY REBEL, Newport, Gwent, Wales

Fugg Life     4.2%     PA
British hops give an earthy, woody flavour that makes for perfect bittering.

Fubar    4.4%   PA
A unique schizophrenic beer where you’ll face off against floral hoppy flavours up front, leading into a dry spicy bitterness on the back.

Cwtch    4.6%   B
Welsh Red Ale. Citrus and tropical fruit dominate the taste that is backed up with caramel malts which balance the moderate bitterness. Six malts, two US hops.

Cali      5.6%    PA
Highly hopped American Pale Ale. Juicy and fresh tropical fruit flavours.

Hadouken     7.4%     BW
Amplified IPA. Massively hopped with three American varieties.

 

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