Welbeck Abbey Brewery

A we near the end of crisp winter days and optimistically head for spring we have three cracking brews to help you on your way!

Sleeping Beauty is a 5.3% Honey-sweet IPA made with enchanting English ‘Beata’ hops. These flowers impart subtle notes of honey, apricots and almonds. This English IPA is inspired by the ornamental plasterwork ceiling of the Titchfield Library here at Welbeck Abbey. The delicately entwined display of flora and fauna has enchanted visitors over the years, and is said to have been inspired by the Sleeping Beauty fairy-tale.

Our second offering for February is Admiral Keppel, a golden bitter at 4.3%. Under Admiral Keppel’s command of the channel fleet in 1778, a great battle against the French ended poorly. Keppel was accused of treason by parliament and tried by a court martial. He was acquitted in 1779. The Duke of Portland and others were made commemorative English gold anchor pins to thank them for their support to Admiral Keppel throughout. Inspired by this piece of history we have created a golden English ale brewed with Admiral hops which brings a pithy bitterness and the delicate aroma of spiced oranges.

Finally, we have our first Foraged and Found brew for this year, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee. Brewed using the coffee grounds from our friends at the Harley Café, this 5% Coffee Porter has a rich roasted flavour. The Harley Café keeps the estate and it’s visitors well fuelled with quality coffee from Darkwoods in West Yorkshire. A huge volume of coffee grounds are generated during the process, which we have utilised to make this robust porter.


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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