Welbeck Abbey Brewery

As the trees are coming into leaf and the buds of spring are starting to bloom we have three very unique monthly specials.

Sligo is a 5.4% Irish Stout. This dark ale is a velvety smooth, chocolatey brew, created using the finest roast British malts and rolled oats. The Welbeck estate is famous for its network of underground tunnels which were built by the great philanthropist, the fifth Duke of Portland. This traditional brew remembers the Irish workers who helped construct the network, their campsite being nicknamed
‘little Sligo’.


Our second offering for March is The Loyal Duke, a bold golden ale at 4.0%. William Cavendish, ancestor of the Welbeck dynasty, was known as the Loyal Duke. He was so trusted, that the Duke was appointed as commander-in-chief of the Loyalist forces in the North by Charlies I. This is a luxuriously smooth and biscuity four-grain golden ale, brewed using the very finest transcontinental hops to compliment these British malts.


Finally, we have our next Brewers Choice brew, Helen’s Let’s Get Fiscal. Helen holds the purse strings in our microbrewery, and having worked with us for several years is a firm real ale convert. Her favourite Welbeck beer is Harley, although her guilty pleasure is Bacardi and coke! A fresh, vibrant New Zealand pale ale this 5.3% brew is full of syrupy sweet canned-pineapple flavours.


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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