Ales & Bitters

Enjoy our selection of a brown ale, IPA, golden ale or APA, including well loved brewers such as Wychwood, Brewdog Wells, Fullers, Newcastle Brown and many more.

Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm-fermentation with a strain of brewers' yeast. The yeast will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste.

Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavour that balances the sweetness of the malt. Each ale has its own unique characteristic, but they are most commonly brewed in England’s rich and brewing heritage and tend to be fruity, hoppy and with complex flavours. Perfect match: red meats, stews and cheese. Ale is warmer, more robust and more complex than lager

Bitter is the English term for a pale ale. Bitters vary in colour from gold to dark amber and in strength from 3% to 7% alcohol by volume.

Fact: There are various different types of ale;Brown Ale,Pale Ale (often known as a bitter), Indian Pale Ale (IPA), Golden Ale, Scotch Ale,American Pale Ale (APA),Belgian Ale,Old Ale to name a few.

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  1. St Bernardus Prior 8 24x 330ml Case

    As a classic dubbel-style Belgian beer, Prior 8 boasts an alluring dark complexion and a sweet, malty character, with a little dash of pepper at the...
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  2. Westmalle Dubbel 24x 330ml

    A much celebrated authentic Trappist ale, Westmalle Dubbel is reddish brown with a malty taste and tangy bitter finish. Undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, so allow time to mature and watch out for...
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  3. Trappistes Rochefort 6 24x 330ml Case

    The oldest of three Trappistes Rochefort beers, No.6 has a reddish colour, a soft body and a deep malty raisin taste....
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  4. Chimay Red Cap Trappist Ale 24x 330ml

    A Trappist beer celebrated for its appealing coppery colour and faint aroma of...
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  5. Chimay Blue Cap Trappist Ale 24x 330ml

    A famous dark Trappist beer with a powerful aroma and complex flavour that improves over the...
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  6. Delirium Tremens Ale 24x 330ml Case

    An award-winning golden ale from Belgium, Delirium Tremens crams a fluffy heady, citrus flavours and a chewy mouthfeel into a remarkably svelte...
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  7. Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Ale 12x 350ml

    Brewed in California; Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Ale is a bold and assertive beer. Full of flavour with a sweet, hoppy taste with a bitter...
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  8. Sierra Nevada American Pale Ale 12x 350ml

    Sierra Nevada is a classic American pale ale notable for its floral bouquet and spicy flavour. Breezy pine notes and tangs of citrus guarantee...
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  9. Duchesse de Bourgogne Ale 24x 330ml

    Duchesse de Bourgogne is a top-fermented auburn ale crafted from a blend of oak-aged beers. Complex yet clean and...
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  10. Chimay White Cap Trappist Ale 24x 330ml

    A golden-coloured Trappist beer with a dense, creamy head and a sweet finish. Called a Tripel because it is brewed with three times more malt than standard Trappist...
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  11. Trappistes Rochefort 10 24x 330ml

    A very impressive dark Trappist beer from the Rochefort monastery. Characterised by notes of strong plum, raisin and blackcurrant with vinous...
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  12. Meantime London Pale English Ale 24x 330ml 4.3%

    Brewed with generous helpings of American Cascade and Centennial hops for citrus notes and Kentish Goldings for bitterness, Meantime Pale Ale promises a complex, grassy nose and deep fruity...
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  13. Hoegaarden Wheat Beer 24x 330ml

    Belgian wheat beer that is naturally cloudy and richly aromatic with orange peel, coriander and spice. Simultaneously sweet and sour, with a subtle spiced-citrus...
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