Welbeck Abbey Brewery

As we ‘cheers’ our pint glasses to the new year, we have three cracking specials to chase away those January blues.

Ernest George is a well balanced 4.2% ruby ale. Blended using traditional roasted malts we have created a deep ruby ale with distinctively bitter-sweet chocolate notes. British Bramling Cross hops provide a subtly blackcurrant note in the background. Ernest George, this beer’s namesake, was a well-known country house architect who worked on the Welbeck Abbey between 1900 and 1901. He was responsible for remodelling the interior of the Oxford Wing after it was decimated by fire.

Our second offering for January is Henrietta Grande, a pale ale at 4.0%. A more intense version of our most popular core range beer, Henrietta Grande is a clean-tasting, delicate golden ale, brewed with German Hallertau Brewers Gold. Named after two famous Henriettas in the Welbeck family linage; Henrietta Cavendish-Holles, and Henrietta Scott, this light golden ale has notes of honeysuckle and fresh hay.

Finally, we have Tink’s Pixie Dust Pale. You may have heard of our head brewer James, but we like to call him Tink – short for Tinkerbell the beer fairy! He works tirelessly to produce our 15,000 pints of hand-crafted real ale each week with a great deal of skill, care and we think a little help from Pixie dust.

Tink’s Pixie Dust Pale is a 3.8% fruity session ale brewed from a magical blend of hops from three continents.



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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