Monthly Archives: June 2020

Burke’s Special

Wincle Beer Co – Burke’s Special 5.0%

This is a chestnut coloured ale, with an aroma of malt. This is a warming ale, with a dark malt taste with a traditional English earthy hop bitterness of Fuggles Hops.

This beer is brewed with Fuggles, Challenger, Target and East Kent Goldings hops and is a good traditional English strong dark bitter.

This is described as an exceptional bitter by the Wincle Beer Company Produced in Wincle, in the peak district, near Macclesfield

Sally Lunn’s Pale Ale

Sally Lunn’s Pale Ale 4%

Sally Lunn’s Pale Ale

This is a pale golden ale with a toffee and spicy hop aroma. It has a sweet malt taste, with a background light hop bitterness.

This ale is produced for the Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House in Bath. Sally Lunn was a Huguenot from France and was a baker and ‘brewess’ (Brewster), using the beer yeast (balm) to produce her brioche buns, which became famous in Georgian Bath. Sally’s beer was a ‘big beer’ with higher alcohol content and full flavour (c.f. small beer). Her beer was drunk at breakfast, lunch and dinner and it became the accompaniment for Sally Lunn’s Bath bun.

Visit the Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House and Museum and buy a Sally Linn bun to eat in or take home.


Cheddar Ales – Karst Amber Rye 4.5%

Cheddar Ales – Karst Amber Rye

This is a dark chestnut colour, with a grapefruit aroma and hints of toffee. The taste has a hop bitter start, with a malt background going into a citrus grapefruit finish.

This is more an IPA, with the stronger hop bitterness than a traditional Amber ale.

This is a bottle conditioned ale from the Somerset micro brewer Cheddar Ales based on the outskirts of the village of Cheddar. It is brewed with Munich, Cars and rye and Maris Otter malts, with Bramling Cross and American Calypso and Mosaic hops