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Beers with a tick are available now!

Cask-conditioned and keg beers.

From 3.8% abv to 10% abv and all colours and styles. Traditional hand pulled beers and craft kegs.

For traditional pubs we have kilderkins, firkins and pins. This is British handpull at its best.

Craft outlets and export love keykegs.

For take-home we have 5 litre kegs of traditionally conditioned beer. No sediment, ready to drink.

Seasonals and Specials

Alcohol Content: 4.2%
Colour: Amber
Bitterness: 30 IBUs
Beer Type: Amber Ale

Pale and Munich malts provide a rich, full biscuit backbone. Dry hopped with Mosaic and Columbus, this aromatic ale is endowed with big tropical fruit aroma and flavours.

Alcohol Content: 7.2%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 72 IBUs
Beer Type: Pale Stout
White Stout is the ultimate beer in our “White Range”. While the word “stout” has come to mean a dark beer, the original meaning was strong and true. Before the porter brewers commandeered the word to mean a stout, or strong, porter it referred to any strong beer.
We have rehabilitated and improved the genre. White Stout is a very pale, full bodied, strong beer. American columbus hops are used throughout to give massive floral and resinous character. A pale body supports perfumy, spicy hop flavours and aromas. Intense bitterness is balanced by forest fruits and mango.
At a strength of 7.2% this is a true stout. Indeed, few modern stouts of any colour are true to the word for strong.
Launched 22nd November 2011

Extra Information

Temptation Imperial 10% abv
Colour: Black
Bitterness: 45 IBUs
Type: Russian Stout
Crystal malt, amber malt, black malt and roast barley in generous quantities generate a deep black colour and flavours to match. Roast bitterness, coffee and liquorice notes combine in a velvety rich malt texture. A full and sweetish body is balanced by traditional Goldings hops.

Alcohol Content: 3.6
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 25 IBUs
Beer Type: American Pale Ale
American Pale Ale with US Chinook hops. The pale malt base allows the pine and citrus of Chinook to shine through. A smooth full body for the ABV; an APA for a long day!

Alcohol Content: 4%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 40 IBUs
Beer Type: IPA

New Zealand Nelson Sauvin in the boil and dry hopped. A pale malt base allows these stunning hops to shine.

Alcohol Content: 3.9%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 33 IBUs
Beer Type: American Style IPA

American IPA/bitter. Big on citrus aroma but tries to be balanced on bitterness. Clean, fresh aroma with lots of citrus from columbus hops and English quaffability.

Paramorph 3.6% abv
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 42 IBUs
Type: American Pale Ale
American Citra and New Zealand Pacific Jade hops make a new world hoppiness. Not as dry as our usual style so bigger malt while retaining its paleness.

Genesis 4.4% abv
Colour: Amber
Bitterness: 27 IBUs
Type: Malty Amber Ale
A lovely amber colour with a rich malt bill containing crystal rye and amber malt, among others. This luscious body is complemented by American casade and centennial hops. Subtle and satisfying!

Smokin’ Gun 4.8% abv
Colour: Rich Red
Bitterness: 29 IBUs
Type: German Smoked Ale
Beech smoked malt from Bamberg, Vienna malt and English red crystal malt are in perfect balance. This beer is about wood smoke and rich dark sugar. Gentle English Northdown and Challenger hops provide an earthy backdrop. Perfect for the dark winter evenings and bonfire night. 

Alcohol Content: 4.1%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 24 IBUs
Beer Type: Session Bitter
Easy drinking, clean and satisfying with American Amarillo hops.

Alcohol Content: 4.3%
Colour: Golden
Bitterness: 65 IBUs
Beer Type: IPA

Five hops including Citra, Columbus and Pacific Gem contribute massive bitterness. This is better than a cold shower and certainly better than sex.

Alcohol Content: 4.2%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 22 IBUs
Beer Type: Pale Clean Session Beer
Pale and smooth. One of the first “White Beers” and still one of the best. Lots of character and very quaffable. The base is provided by gentle Cluster, American hops.

Alcohol Content: 4.7%
Colour: Golden
Bitterness: 81 IBUs
Beer Type: IPA
Hops from New Zealand including Rakau and Motueka. Extreme bitterness but balanced by a full malt base with a touch of Vienna malt.

Alcohol Content: 6%
Colour: Deep Amber
Bitterness: 20 IBUs
Beer Type: Oak Smoked
A deep amber ale with peachy American Citra hops on the nose. Very aromatic but smooth in the body. Subtle smoke flavour comes from German oak smoked wheat.

N.B. Available in keykegs.

Jaded Muse 4.4% abv
Colour: Deep Amber
Bitterness: 40 IBUs
Type: Amber Bitter
Dry hopped with Mosaic creating a peachy aroma with Pacific Jade for bitterness. Crystal malt gives a beautiful amber glow to the beer and some toffee notes in the malt.

Divergence 4% abv
Colour: Amber
Bitterness: 32 IBUs
Type: Malty Amber Ale
A sweeter malt base than is usually in Durham beers. Lots of fullness with fruity hops. Saaz are blended with columbus hops and a good charge of orange peel.

Citra Nova 3.9% abv
Colour: Very Pale
Bitterness: 35 IBUs
Type: American Pale Ale
A massive Citra hop bouquet of peach and pine with robust grapefruit bitterness. For its abv, this beer packs a knockout punch.

Red Vienna 4.9% abv
Colour: Deep Copper
Bitterness: 25 IBUs
Type: Viennese Red Ale
A classic Viennese malt base with Vienna and Munich malts fermented with an English Ale yeast. Toffee and biscuit in the body combine with Mosaic dry hopping and a delicate fruity aroma.

Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Colour: Ruby
Bitterness: 31 IBUs
Beer Type: English Ruby Bitter.
Champion Gold winner of Great British Beer Festival 2005 bottle-conditioned beer competition.
Smooth, balanced toffee and caramel combine with English goldings, fuggles and challenger hops to make a superb early 20th century malty bitter.

Alcohol Content: 4.2%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 64 IBUs
Beer Type: American Style IPA
American style IPAFresh and sharp. Masses of American Columbus hops make a big floral aroma supported by forest fruits and citrus flavours. Big bitterness is balanced and smoothed by lots of character.

Alcohol Content: 5.5
Colour: Golden
Bitterness: 70 IBUs
Beer Type: American Double IPA
Golden double IPA with heaps of American hops giving it a big tropical fruit hop punch. 70 IBU’s means it’s bitter throughout but balanced with a sweet and complex mash. Dry hopped with Mosaic so a big floral hop aroma.

Regular Brews

Alcohol Content: 3.8%
Colour: Very pale
Bitterness: 25 IBUs
Beer Type: Session Bitter
Extremely pale in colour with refreshing crisp hops. Lemon notes add to the freshness. Our best selling beer is the ultimate session drink. Three Magi, One Magus.

N.B. Bottled Magus is gluten free.

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Alcohol Content: 4.1%
Colour: Black
Bitterness: 27 IBUs
Beer Type: Traditional Dark Stout
With a base of nine different malts, Black Bishop is full bodied and rich but still manages to be very sessionable. A clean, crisp, roast body gives way to a pleasantly smokey finish.

Alcohol Content: 4.0%
Colour: Pale
Bitterness: 28 IBUs
Beer Type: Light Bitter
One of the original Durham “White Range”. A pale hoppy pioneer which was launched at Christmas time as “White Christmas”. Cascade hops give a citrus flavour and grassy aroma to a crisp, refreshing full bodied quaffing beer. .