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Athenaeum

Alcohol: 4.8%

Allergen: Wheat

Extra Pale Ale

Great things emerge!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning devoted herself entirely to the pursuits of the mind. Over her lifetime, she wrote abundantly on many subjects and was highly acclaimed by her peers in that era, despite being female. She was so well revered several of her works were published in issues of The Athenaeum – a publication devoted to men of distinction in her field.

Tasting Notes

Bolder and bigger than a regular pale. A compendium of some of the most aromatic American hops deliver punchy aroma and tropical, lychee flavours followed by a strong but highly drinkable bitterness. Pale golden, yellow in colour with a brilliant white, creamy head remaining through. An all-round full flavour.

Available in: Cask

Coming Soon in: Keg and bottle

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The Raven

Alcohol: 4.3%

Allergen: Wheat, Lactose (Milk)

Bourbon Milk Stout

Dark and captivating.

Edgar Allan Poe was an admirer of Barrett Browning’s work; so much so, he borrowed the meter from her poem Lady Geraldine’s Courtship for his most famous work, The Raven. The jet-black bird’s feathers’ are also an uncanny match for the beguiling colour of our captivating stout.

Tasting Notes

Akin to Poe’s ebony bird, this brew is much more than meets the eye. Oats and a multitude of malts give this sweet stout its sumptuous base. Expect bitter, yet silky chocolateyness from cocoa nibs and chocolate malt, giving way to the smoky sweetness from ageing in bourbon liquor oak casks. The Raven is a moreish combination and certainly not a case of ‘nevermore’.

Available in: Cask and bottle

Coming Soon in: Keg and can

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Impressment

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Allergen: Wheat

American Pale Ale

Forceful with American hops.

Impressment was the act of taking men into the navy by force. It was used during the American War of Independence and became the subject for Barrett Browning’s first known poem, On the Cruelty of Forcement to Man.

Tasting Notes:

We’ve crossed the pond to create a beer of independent thought. Chock-full of six big, bold American whole-leaf hops, we’ve created an intense flavour of tropical and citrus fruits with a slight pepperiness and dry finish. It’s all in the method – we periodically add in the hops throughout the brew to get the most out of each one. The complexity and vibrant fruitiness of Impressment is held up nicely by the bittering and the higher alcohol volume.

Available in: Cask and bottle

Coming Soon in: Keg and can

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Seraphim

Alcohol: 4.1%

Allergen: Wheat

Blonde Beer

Angelically light ale

As well as a celestial being denoted by light, Seraphim and Other Poems was Barrett Browning’s first collection, published in 1838.

Tasting Notes:

Beautiful in its simplicity, this light beer is true to a traditional Blonde style – a light malt base delightfully balanced with delicate hops. Generous amounts of wheat malt provide Seraphim with its velvet smoothness. The finish is crisp and dry with a slight sweetness. An easy-drinking, light ale.

Available in: Cask and bottle

Coming Soon in: Keg

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Aurora

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Allergen: Wheat

Pale Ale

Light and curious.

Aurora Leigh was the title of Barret Browning’s greatly ambitious, nine-book long and somewhat autobiographical poem.

Tasting Notes

Here, we’ve gone back to basics to get the hop and malt balance just right. An abundant malt bill provides a good body with complexity and a slight sweetness. A copious mixture of hops, originating from different countries, follows to deliver an almost botanical feel; delivering an earthy yet fresh taste with a subtle bitterness. The equilibrium of hop and malt gives Aurora great flavour retention for a lingering hoppiness. Altogether, it’s a beautiful display and highly drinkable.

Available in: Cask and bottle

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Abolition

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Allergen: Wheat

Amber Ale

Session bitter to end thirst

The daughter of a plantation owner, Barret Browning fiercely opposed slavery. She published poems highlighting the barbarity of slavers and her support for the abolition cause.

Tasting Notes

For all its relatively low alcohol, Abolition’s malt bill delivers a full body. The coloured malts also add a slight sweetness as well as the ale’s warm amber hue. British hops provide an earthy aroma and mid-range bittering. Highly drinkable – you’ll never be parched again.

Available in: Cask

Coming soon in: Bottle