Wylam Brewery at glug…

We love ‘wylam_bottle_bohemiaproper beer for proper people’ at glug… and Wylam Brewery’s claim to do just that couldn’t be truer.

Wylam Brewery was established in May 2000 by Robin Leighton (Dec’d) and John Boyle who shared a mutual passion for real ale, quality product, and a desire to see proper beer served in their local ale house.

Following three months of experimentation, and a lot of market research at the bar of said local ale house, their first cask of Landlord’s Choice was produced in August 2000.

The Brewery grew rapidly on the strength and quality of its ales, winning many awards at festivals around the UK.

In 2006, the Brewery outgrew the existing 1000L plant and relocated to bespoke premises at Heddon on the Wall (on Hadrian’s Wall).

The team brought a new 3500L plant on stream in August of that year.

Following the expansion, the brewery remained at the cutting edge of the craft beer movement in the North East of England, expanding into bottling and kegging whilst maintaining the development of some of the regions favourite real ales.

Wylam continues to go from strength to strength on its mission: PROPER BEER FOR PROPER PEOPLE!

What we sell at glug…

wylam_bottle_angelAngel (4.3%) – commissioned by Gateshead Council to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic Angel of the North sculpture.

This pale copper ale is a well balanced bitter with a citrus character in the aroma and finish given by the Cascade hop.

Bohemia (4.6%) – a Czech style beer made to a typical Czech recipe.

Pale and Carapils malts, Tettnanger Saz and Hallertaul Hersbrucker hops, and using a Czech strain of Pilsener yeast.

Deep gold with a rich hop character.

wylam_bottle_collingwoodCollingwood (4.1%) – first produced to celebrate the Collingwood 2010 Festival.

This was a year-long series of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Admiral Lord Collingwood, who played a crucial role at the Battle of Trafalgar.

The ale is honey-soaked in colour with a sweet tangerine aroma from the finishing hop.

Light and soft bodied with a citrus zest/fresh pinewood flavour and an appetisingly dry and bitter finish.

Saturday boy Ian is also a big fan of this one – as he went to Collingwood Junior School in North Shields!

Magick (4.2%) – a light, crisp refreshing Ale made with Amarillo hops and pale malt.

Pale gold in colour with a hint of elderflower on the nose.

Citrus and spice on the palate with a good bitter finish.

wylam_bottle_no1Loco No 1 (5%) – made with lager and Vienna malts, a lager yeast and the famous Saaz hop.

This continental style beer is traditionally lagered for three weeks at 1oC to give that distinctive lager style and the flavour of a classic hop.

Puffing Billy (5.5%) – a smoked black bitter brewed to commemorate the bicentennial of William Hedley’s steam locomotive, the first to be carried on steel track.

Deep ebony, nocturnal toned strong best bitter with a mellow blend of roast, cara and black malts.

Notes of coffee, tobacco and dark chocolate with an all English bitter finish from the Bramling Cross and Fuggles hops.

wylam_bottle_red_kiteRed Kite (4.5%) – brewed to celebrate the re-introduction of the Red Kite to the North East after an absence of 170 years.

A ruby ale in the style of a traditional ‘scotch’ where the hops are balanced by residual maltiness to give subtle hop character and a rich palate.

Rocket (5.5%) – a pale, traditional best bitter. Deceptively easy drinking with a fresh citrus and aromatic character from the Centennial hops.

Good bitter finish.

wylam_bottle_shot_pitShot Pit (4.7%) – a distinctive heavy-weight brown ale with a complex malt character.

Brewed from two-row. Crystal and black malts for a full colour and big flavour.

Bramling Cross and cascade hops deliver a firm dryness/berry fruit finish.

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 Wylam Brewery for the information on this page.

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