Welbeck Abbey Brewery

As the cold nights drawn in and the cool air blows fresh, we are winding down to a slower pace with these Autumnal specials.

Lost Boys is a complex brew crafted using British Propino barley blended with Kentish Pilot, and new world hops. This robust 4.8% golden ale is a tribute the swathes of young men that were lost during The Great War. Within the Welbeck Chapel a cast bronze plaque records the names of the fallen, many of whom served in the local regiments; the Sherwood Foresters and the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. Hearty, bready undertones from the malt and a sharp bitterness from the Pilot hops are uplifted by tropical fruits from the American varieties.

Our second offering is Fruit Arcade, a juicy American ale at 4.7%. The Fruit Arcade was a large glass house at Welbeck which famously housed a phenomenal collection of tropical fruits from all over the world. This included one of the first successful cultivations of Pineapples. This recipe uses a blend of hops from three different regions to give a fresh and clean fruit punch flavour , with an overarching grapefruit flavour from Chinook.

Last but by no means least we have our next offering from our Foraged & Found range. Smashing Pumpkins is a 5.7% auburn pumpkin pale, brewed using over 100kg of farmer Mark’s locally grown pumpkins. Displaying a high level of natural sweetness, the pumpkins have been paired with a secret mix of autumnal spice to make a deliciously warming, red beer.


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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