Beer Style Guide

Don't know your Double IPA from your Pale Ale?  This quick and handy guide to beer styles aims to guide you through the maze of the many beer styles produced.    

  • What is Beer?

    A beer is any alcoholic beverage fermented from grains and flavoured with hops. Find out more....

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  • Real Ales

    Ales use cultured yeast strains which ferment at warmer temperatures and collect on the top of the beer once fermented.

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  • Lagers

    The word Lager comes from the German verb, "Lagern" which means to store. Like Ales, Lagers also use cultured yeast strains, however these strains tend to ferment at cooler temperature

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  • Lambics

    Lambics use a wild yeast that is non-cultured and bacteria from the surrounding environment. Fruit Beer, Gueuze and Pure Lambic styles are famous variants.

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  • Bah Humbug available for ordering now for Christmas

    Tis the season to be Jolly – oh no it isn’t! Well not quite yet but if you are looking for a Christmas beer to add to...

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  • Sovereign and Saltaire win Beer listing in Sweden

    Saltaire Brewery's mighty Titus beer, a distinctive Yorkshire Bitter has won a listing in the Systembolaget in Sweden. ...

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  • Brewery Raises Glass to Belhaven 300th anniversary with 1719 beer

    Launched to celebrate the Belhaven 300th anniversary, 1719 is a perfectly modern pale ale that pours three centuries of...

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