We are proud to present our range of award winning ales

HOOKY 3.5% ABV

A subtly balanced, amber bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate – the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.

See: Auburn, light amber
Smell: Hoppy, soft fruit
Taste: Malty, fresh, bittersweet

Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:

International Beer Challenge 2017 – Bronze
International Beer Challenge 2016 – Bronze
International Beer Challenge 2015 – Bronze
International Brewing Awards 2015 – Gold
World Beer Awards 2015 – Bronze Medal
International Beer Challenge 2011 – Silver
BIIA 2011 – Gold
World Beer Awards 2010 – Best Bitter in Europe

 

OLD HOOKY (ABV 4.6%)

OLD HOOKY 4.6% ABV

A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.

See: Tawny, red
Smell: Malty, fruity
Taste: Fruity, sweet, moreish

Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:

World Beer Awards 2017 – United Kingdom’s Best English Brown Ale
International Beer Challenge 2017 – Silver
International Brewing Awards 2015 – Silver
International Beer Challenge 2014 – Silver
Voted ‘Best beer in the world’ by The Independent 2010
International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold

HOOKY GOLD 4.1% ABV Polypin

HOOKY GOLD 4.1% ABV

A very pale, crisp beer, with a hoppy character. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.

See: Pale, golden
Smell: Citrus, fruit, delicate spice
Taste: Fruity, zesty

Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
International Beer Challenge 2016 – Bronze
International Beer Challenge 2015 – Bronze
SIBA Midlands 2012 – Gold

HOOKY MILD (ABV 2.8%) Polypin

HOOKY MILD 2.8% ABV

A dark chestnut coloured ale, full of roast malt flavours, and complemented with superb dry-hop aromas from English Goldings.

See: Dark, ruby
Smell: Roasted barley
Taste: Soft, dark, fruity

Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:

World Beer Awards 2015 – United Kingdom – Mild Ale – Gold Medal
International Beer Challenge 2015 – Bronze Medal

DOUBLE STOUT (4.8% ABV)

A blend of malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable ‘toast’ flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.

Style: Stout
See:
 Dark ebony
Smell: Roasted coffee and liquorice
Taste: Dry burnt oak

Available on the bar January / February.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:

International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver

Brewing Industry International Awards 2011 – Silver

World Beer Awards 2011 – Europe’s Best Dry Stout

World Beer Awards 2010 – Gold

World Beer Awards 2011 – Europe’s Best Dry Stout

 

 

Seasonal Beer Range

HAYMAKER 5.0% ABV

A strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra – like sunshine dancing on the tongue.

Style: Premium Pale Ale
See:
 Dark, bronze
Smell: Apple, fruity, hoppy
Taste: Rich, sweet, fruity

Available on the bar July.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
Woodfest 2017 – Championship Beer International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver International Beer Challenge 2013 – Silver  International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold

FLAGSHIP 5.3% ABV

An Indian Pale ale with a fruity mouth feel and a distinctive sweet aroma. Beers like this are what the Empire was refreshed on.

Style: India Pale Ale
See:
 Light bronze
Smell: Marmalade, fruit
Taste: Full, rich, orange zest

Available on the bar October.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
International Beer Challenge 2016 – Silver International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver  International Beer Challenge 2012 – Silver

TWELVE DAYS 5.5% ABV

A strong dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones, giving way to a lyrical sweetness that speaks for its strength.

Style: Porter
See:
 Dark, red, brown
Smell: Rich fruit, sultanas
Taste: Full, malty, slight nuttines

Available on the bar December. 
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
World Beer Awards 2015 – United Kingdom’s Best / Strong Dark nuttiness /  International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold Medal / International Beer Challenge 2011 – Silver Medal / International Beer Challenge 2013 – Silver Medal / International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver Medal / International Beer Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal

RED RYE 4.7%

A beer to explore new boundaries. A blend of Maris Otter, Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Crystal Rye, Enzymic Malt and Wheat Malt, underpinning a symphony of fruitiness from Willamette, Sovereign, Citra, Amarillo and Chinook Hops.

Available in 330ml bottles all year round .

Available on the bar all year round.

Awards
World Beer Awards 2017 – World’s Best Speciality Beer
World Beer Awards 2017 – World’s Best Rye Beer
World Beer Awards 2017 – United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer
International Beer Challenge 2017 – Silver
World Beer Awards 2016 – United Kingdom’s Rye Beer – Silver
International Beer Challenge 2016 – Silver
World Beer Awards 2015 – World’s Best Rye Beer
World Beer Awards 2015 – United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer

PLAYING HOOKY 4.7% ABV

We hope you don’t get caught Playing Hooky but once you’ve tasted this golden amber brew, hoppy aroma and biscuit maltiness you might find it difficult to stay away. A fruity blend of five malts and four hops delivering a refreshing fruitiness.

Available on the bar all year round.

Awards
World Beer Awards 2017 – United Kingdom’s Pale Ale – Bronze Medal
International Beer Challenge 2017 – Bronze Medal