All of our beers are unfiltered and unfined (no fishy bits!). This means that we expect them to be slightly hazy/cloudy. It also means that they are suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Beers with high wheat/oat content or dry hops (Wheat beers, IPAs, etc.) tend to be cloudier due to insoluble proteins from the cereals or aroma/flavour oils from the hops. This isn't bad, but often offends standard mass produced lager/beer drinkers. Embrace the haze!
When our beer is served in a pub, you are drinking true 'cask conditioned real ale' which adheres to CAMRA's guidelines.
Some of our beers are treated with an enzyme (prolyl endoprotease) that significantly reduces the gluten in them (to levels below 20ppm). Technically this would make them able to be labelled as gluten free, however, until such a time as we decide to validate this with independent testing, we do not intend to state the gluten free claim on our beers. This will likely change though! We still label gluten containing ingredients (barley, wheat, oats, etc.) on our labels. Any beers that have been treated to reduce the gluten will be labelled as 'treated with gluten reducing enzymes'. We do not claim they are gluten free!
5 litre mini-casks (8.8 pints)
Available now from the Prestoungrange Gothenburg. Because these casks contain live beer, they are true cask conditioned ales and can be stored/served from your fridge.
In the mini-casks, the beer %ABV will likely be slightly higher than that available on tap in the pub. Unopened, they will be at their best up to 6 months from the packaging date stated on the cask.
Instructions for use are printed on the casks, but we recommend opening the cask and allowing it to vent the day before you intend to start drinking it. This helps smooth out the beer, however, if you are in a rush, you can skip this step! You should always allow time to chill the beer and allow it to settle before serving.
To vent the chilled cask, pull out the bottom tap and carefully pour the first 200ml or so of foam into a glass. This foam will settle to a small volume of beer and can of course be sampled. Once the pressure has reduced and the foaming has reduced, pop the top lid/cap to fully release the excess pressure. You can then immediately close it again and keep chilled until the next day.
When you serve beer from the cask, you will need to open the top lid/cap again. This allows air in to the cask to replace the beer you are taking out. For this reason, the beer should be drunk within 4-7 days once opened.
Our beers are supplied to pubs as either 20 litre (36 pint) pins or 40 litre (72 pint) firkins. They are delivered using a beer engine (hand pump) and are not force carbonated as you would find with kegged beer. This means the beer will not be 'fizzy', but it will have 'life'.
Once the world settles back down after corona-virus, we hope to make these available for private sale for garden parties, etc.
What's currently available?
If you want to keep up to date with which beers are currently on tap at our host pub, the Prestoungrange Gothenburg, we'd highly recommend that you download the free Real Ale Finder app and follow the Prestoungrange Gothenburg. It's free and you can search local pubs, or search for venues serving your favourite craft beers.
A subtly fruity pale ale born out of alchemical experimentation.
This beer was discovered partly by accident. It was supposed to be our second batch of Electron ale, but with our normal yeast strain unavailable and less grain than we needed in the mash tun, we had to adapt. Throw some different hops into the mix and a Facebook campaign looking for a new name (congratulations Ian Sellwood!), it was fair to say that like the early Alchemists trying to carry out the transmutation of lead into gold, we experimented and refined. Where they failed, we succeeded.
Nose: Orange, citrus fruits, banana, zesty.
Taste: Maltly, light and crisp.
Grains: Pale and Munich, Amber and Vienna malts.
Hops: Fuggles, Amarillo, Chinook and Delta.
Alcohol: 3.6% ABV
Golden in colour, golden in taste. Prized by many.
A very easy drinking golden/blonde ale lightly bittered with a combination of British and German hops.
Nose: Earthy, grass and mint.
Taste: Light, smooth and slightly spicy.
Grains: Pale, Amber and Crystal malts, Wheat and Oats.
Hops: Fuggles, Northern Brewer.
Alcohol: 5.3% ABV.
A double hopped wonder of design and simplicity
Grains: Pale and Crystal malts, Wheat and Oats.
Hops: Ella and Citra
Alcohol: 5.1% ABV
A zesty wheat beer with an orange twist.
Grains: Pale and Wheat malts, Oats.
Other: Zested orange and cracked coriander seeds.
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV
Speciality dark ale that is a delicious treacly treat
Grains: Pale, Crystal and Black malts, Wheat,
Other: Treacle and Brown sugars.
Hops: Fuggles, Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings and Chinook.
Alcohol: 6.6% ABV (previously 7.1%ABV)
A dark session 80/- with chocolate and malt overtones.
Grains: Pale, Amber and Chocolate malts, Oats.
Hops: Brewer's gold and Goldings.
Alcohol: 3.9% ABV
A generously hopped golden ale that is perfect for sharing.
Grains: Pale, Munich, Vienna and Amber malts.
Hops: Fuggles, Chinook and Mount Hood
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV
Our take on the traditional 'wee heavy'
Grains: Pale, Munich, Crystal and Chocolate malts, Wheat, Brown sugar
Hops: Northern Brewer, Challenger, Fuggles, Target
Alcohol: 7.4% ABV
A positively spiced dark porter. Ladies and gentlemen, charge your glasses.
Grains: Pale, Wheat, Chocolate, Munich and Black malts and Oats
Hops: First Gold and Fuggles
Other: Fresh Ginger (root)
Alcohol: 5.2% ABV
In a world where less is more, IPA becomes APA
Grains: Pale, Wheat, Vienna malts
Hops: Citra and Ella
Alcohol: 5.0-5.2% ABV