Thornbridge Brewery at glug…

A firm favourite at glug… since we opened, Thornbridge beers were first brewed in early 2005 after the establishment of a 10 barrel brewery in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall.

Their initial focus was on a range of cask beers that used traditional recipes with a modern twist through use of a wide range of hops, malts and the innovation and Thornbridge at glugpassion of the Thornbridge brewing team.

After winning a succession of awards (Thornbridge has won over 350 national and international awards) a new, state of the art, brewery and bottling line was opened at Bakewell in September 2009 to meet with demand and increase their range of beers.

The adoption of the Innovation, Passion and Knowledge strap line was a statement of the brewery’s culture about how they would approach their day to day business.

Thornbridge enjoy making their beers and have a lot of fun doing so. We and Thornbridge do hope you enjoy drinking them!

What we sell at glug… (and the list is growing)

Please note: some beers are seasonal or limited runs.

Jaipur – India Pale Ale (5.9%) – the immediate impression of this wonderful multi award winning India Pale Ale is soft and smooth but this builds around the mouth to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey.

Thornbridge Chiron at glugChiron – American Pale Ale (5.0%) – golden in colour Chiron offers a superb balance of tart hops, juicy malt and tangy fruit while the lingering finish offers a hint of apricots and tangerines before a biscuity malt and hoppy finish.

Twin Peaks – Anglo-American Pale Ale (5.0%) – a Sierra Nevada collaboration with aromas of tropical fruits – pineapple and mango balanced with the refreshing taste of lemon sherbet – refreshing and easy drinking.

Otto – Weizen Doppelbock (8%) – aromas are a great combination of banana, bubblegum and cloves with a slight hint of liquorice. Full bodied and chewy with a warming smooth finish.

Colorado Red – Hopped Red Ale (5.9%) – has hints of subtle toffee malt, complemented by a mix of dried fruit, candied peel and fragrant hops. A great balance of citrus and roasted malt characteristics.

Thornbridge Tzara at glugTzara – Koln Style Beer (4.8%) – a hybrid beer, fermented like an ale but matured like a lager. A broad, almost fruity palate with some bready notes.

A crisp, refreshing beer. Voted Best Kolsch Ale in Europe in the 2013 World Beer Awards.

Wild Swan – White Gold Pale Ale (3.5%) – white gold in colour with aromas of light bitter lemon, a hint of herb and a subtle spiciness. A great refreshing beer!

Kipling – South Pacific Pale Ale (5.2%) – a soft, but full flavoured, South Pacific Pale Ale with flavours of passion fruit and kiwi.

Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings at glugKill Your Darlings – Vienna Style Lager (5.0%) – reddish brown in colour, this Vienna style lager has a medium body, characterised by a malty aroma and slight malt sweetness.

Halcyon Imperial IPA (7.4%) – pours an opaque honey hue and produces a huge rich tropical fruit and hop aroma.

Chewy, juicy, biscuity malts and intense pineapple fruit flavours and citrus hoppiness combine with a hint of tangerine and pear drops.

Thornbridge Saint Petersburg at glugSaint Petersburg – Imperial Russian Stout (7.4%) – a fabulously full bodied – chocolatey, malt flavours with coffee finish combine to produce a great Imperial Stout.

Wild Raven – Black IPA (6.6%) – the name’s an oxymoron and the beer is complex and stunning.

Five malts and six hops combine to provide bitter chocolate flavours with dark roasted fruits. Voted World’s Best IPA 2012 and 2013 at the World Beer Awards.

Want to know more?

Please note: as we deal with small suppliers, many of which make our orders from scratch or depend on seasonal ingredients, it is always best to check with us in advance if there is a specific product you want.

Thanks to Thornbridge Brewery for the information on this page.

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