Welbeck Abbey Brewery

Spring has well and truly sprung and we have three special brews to celebrate the warmer weather.

Greendale Oak is a 4.0% Springtime ale. Dry hopped using the freshest Australian and American hops to give zesty citrus and fresh apple-blossom aromas. The Welbeck parkland has always been famous for its oak trees. The most famous of all was the Greendale Oak which was said to be so vast, that the Duchess had a cabinet made from the centre of the trunk, leaving an archway so wide that a horse drawn carriage could be driven right through.

Our second offering for April is Mistress of the Robe, a honeyed pale ale at 4.4%. In 1902 the sixth Duke commissioned Cartier to make a tiara which the Duchess wore at the coronation of Edward VII that year. She was ‘Mistress of the Robes’, senior lady in the royal household, to Alexandra between 1913 and 1925. This luxuriously silky blonde beer has been created with sweet malt and juicy New Zealand hops.

Finally, we have the next brew in our Found and Foraged range. Breaking Bread is brewed with overbake from the School of Artisan Food. Sixteen keen bakery students are currently working hard to hone their skills at the School. As a result, they generate a monumental amount of bread. We have replaced a portion of the usual malted barley with this bread to produce a deliciously malty pale ale.


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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