IN THE CELLAR
We have a wide range of real ales from a variety of sources that we offer. You will find that we change our range frequently and you will be able to keep track of it all here.
Amber & Fruity
By using the best quality ingredients and the traditional Yorkshire Square fermenting system, we created a light, clean drinking pint with plenty of bite.
From its humble beginnings we're proud to say that Black Sheep Best Bitter is now one of the best-selling session beers in the country and by far the biggest selling beer we produce.
Although we now produce Best Bitter on a national scale, we still use time-honoured traditional brewing techniques and the highest quality ingredients to create this archetypal Yorkshire bitter which is undoubtedly one of the finest beers of its type.
Fuggles hops against a malty background.
Peppery hop in the mouth with a long, bitter finish.
A classic well-hopped and beautifully balanced beer with a deeply satisfying and refreshing taste that is followed by a distinctively dry and long bitter finish. Best enjoyed in true Black Sheep style, through a rich, creamy head.
Food and Beer Pairing
Best bitter is the perfect accompaniment for lamb and other tender, tasty meats. The bitter flavour of the Fuggle hop lends a peppery characteristic which really complements full flavoured meat.
We use Maris Otter malted barley, the 'Rolls Royce' of malts. Although more expensive, an impressive 9/10 blind taste tests will identify and prefer beers brewed with Maris Otter.
Best Bitter uses a blend of whole hops including Challenger and Progress hops with Fuggles as the main variety which gives the beer its bite and characteristic nose.
We believe it's important to support these classic English hop varieties. We need to encourage young hop farmers to plant these old varieties and there is a danger that the English hop industry will decline without the support of breweries like ours.
Bombardier Pale Ale
Pale & Hoppy
A light, refreshing pale golden beer with a hoppy aroma
Amber & Bitter
Alcohol strength: 3.6% ABV
Water is the most important ingredient in beer - and Wells Eagle has an enviable advantage over other beers because it is brewed with pure, natural mineral water from the brewery's very own well.
In addition to this, Wells Eagle uses 100% farm assured barley and has received the coveted 'Red Tractor' mark of accreditation.
Wells Eagle is a copper coloured beer with a citrus, sweet and grassy nose. It's has a dryish bitterness on the palate and is light, crisp and sharp. A firm favourite with Bedfordians and surrounding counties!
Wells Eagle is the Official Beer of the Bedford Blues Rugby Club.
Robinsons - Trooper
Golden & Malty
Premium British Beer - Created by Iron Maiden, brewed by Robinsons. ABV 4.8%
TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which is inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character.
TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
Amber & Fruity
Young's Special is a classic premium bitter with cult status amongst cask beer aficionados. Its distinctive taste makes Young's Special a beer that is eagerly sought out by its loyal fans the length and breadth of the UK.
It is brewed with 100% British ingredients as has the Red Tractor stamp of approval.
An award winner in both 2002 and 2004 at the brewing industry international Awards, Young's Special is a cask ale with genuine credentials and one which shares in Young's 175 years of brewing heritage and excellence.
Young's Special is a 100% malt brew combining Maris Otter and Crystal malt with locally sourced British Fuggle and Goldings hops.