Past and Future Beers
This page shows past and future beers we have had or will have.
Possible future beers
The following are beers we are looking to take in the future so keep an eye out.
Charles Wells Bombardier
Brown & Malty
One of the classic and best known real ales, famous for their support of the English Rugby Union team. Mid to dark in colour and packed with malty flavour. 4.3% in strength. Insist on a branded glass.
Amber & Smooth
Doom Bar has achieved international cult status and is now the No.1 selling cask beer in the UK!
Where the river Camel meets the Atlantic Ocean on Cornwall's rugged north coast, a sand bank, centuries old, known as the Doom Bar protects and calms this beautiful estuary. Sailors respect the Doom Bar knowing it to be unforgiving if met with haste or arrogance.
Doom Bar the beer embodies many characteristics which make it worthy to carry the name of this natural wonder. It's distinctive aroma and balanced flavour set it apart from other beers taking unsuspecting first time drinkers by surprise with its moreish appeal.
Taste Notes Stuart Howe Head Brewer
“The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.”
Regional winner of the Morning Advertiser 'Great British Pub Supplier Award', 2009 and 2010
International Beer Challenge World Top 50 Beer 2006
Bronze medal winner, Publican Licensees Choice Awards, 2010
International Beer Challenge 2011, Bronze
International Beer Challenge 2012, Bronze
PMA Publican's Choice Award - National Cask Ale brand 2013
Taste of the West Award 2013, Bronze
Brussels Beer Challenge 2013 - Pale & Amber Ale : Bitter, Bronze
Taste of the West Award 2014, Silver
Brown & Bitter
Marston's Pedigree is an exceptional premium ale with an ABV of 4.5%. You will find it widely available on draught in pubs nationwide, over 41 million pints are sold every year.
Timothy Taylor Landlord
Amber & Fruity
LANDLORD 4.3% ABV
Classic Strong Pale Ale, with a complex and hoppy aroma, has won more awards nationally than any other beer. This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers International and four times as CAMRA Beer of the Year.
Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale has real "pulling power".
Pale & Refreshing
With 175 years of history, this bitter was the first cask beer to carry the Red Tractor logo – proving we use the highest quality barley.
Old ones we've had
The following beers are ones we have had but have no immediate plans to bring back just yet. Don't forget you can vote on all these beers and which will help us decide which ones to bring back
Adnams Southwold Bitter
Amber & Smooth
Southwold Bitter is a beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness.
Brewed with the finest East Anglian Pale Ale malt barley, sourced locally to the brewery. We use Fuggles hops which we add late in the boil to preserve the herbal flavours of this traditional English hop. We add more Fuggles to each cask so that the flavour of the hops infuses into the beer.
It's a perfect 3.7% abv in cask and 4.1% abv in bottle and can.
What's the story?
First brewed in 1967, it was originally called Adnams Best Bitter. It holds our oldest trademark, Southwold Jack, and remains the original hero in our range.
British Hop Association logo - brewed with British hopsSouthwold Bitter is as distinctive as 'Southwold Jack' (the knight with the sword) who appears on the pump clip and has done so through many incarnations. Many Adnams beer fans would agree with our Head Brewer that Adnams Bitter is a truly distinctive pint. We wouldn't be overselling it to describe it as a classic.
(1 unit/half pint)
Want to know more?
Southwold Jack is Adnams longest standing trademark, dating back to the early 20th Century. He can also be found on the wall of the brewery and in St Edmunds church in Southwold. This small wooden figure depicts a young soldier from the 15th Century War of the Roses. Some believe he was based on a real man who walked the streets of Southwold, a local boy who fought as an armoured foot soldier for the Duke of York – we may never know. Named 'Jack the Smiter' he stands at 4 feet 4 inches tall and is constructed of painted wood. Known as a 'Clock Jack', his job is to strike the hours on a church bell with his battle axe. He came to Southwold when the Church was built in the 1400′s.
IBC Award Bronze 2010
International Beer Challenge Bronze Award winner 2010
CAMRA Champion Beer of East Anglia 2007
First brewed in 1967, the packaged version was until recently years called 'Suffolk Strong Bitter' and depicted a scene of the brewery on the packaging.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold
Pale & Refreshing
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival 2005 AND 2006, this is a pale, refreshing and hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits.
Golden & Fruity
Distinctive and long on refreshment. Solid gold in colour, remarkably aromatic, hints of fresh citrus, distinctive light malt and fresh floral flavours, refreshing zesty citric hop, for a mouth-watering finish.
Lacons Pale Ale
Pale & Fruity
Five perfectly balanced ales form our permanent range which is available year round.
Boasting a heritage that spans over two and a half centuries, these hand crafted ales are made with the finest hops, malt and Lacons original yeasts.
Following their launch, these ales have gained a phenomenal following and are enjoyed throughout East Anglia and beyond.
We know the discerning ale drinker expects quality, consistency and flavour with every pint and our tried and tested brewing techniques ensure this.
Lacons Encore Encore 3.8% Lacons Legacy Legacy 4.4% Lacons Pale Ale Pale Ale Lacons Falcon Falcon Lacons Audit Audit
Pale Ale | 3.9% ABV
A modern expression of a historic recipe from 1906.
Available year round.
Hops include Rakau and Cascade.
A beer style born from true innovation that Lacons first brewed in the early twentieth century. Exploring the possibility of producing more consistent and paler ales, brewers found that by changing fuel in malting kilns from wood to coke - which burnt hot and steady - produced a unique well-rounded pale malt.
Vintage styled and distinctively balanced with a vivid golden tint. An aroma of crisp fruit greets the nose, rolling into a profound wave of melon and grapefruit. The finish is gracious and bitter sweet.
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Marstons EPA 3.6%
Pale & Fruity
Zing, Pow & Phwoar
The taste of EPA is unique. Zing from the citrusy hops we use. Pow from its fuller flavour. Phwoar from the crisp finish that leaves you ready for more. It's a refreshing, lighter blonde ale with a 3.6 ABV.
Pale ales were the height of fashion in the Victorian era, they were seen in watering holes the length and breadth of the country and were liked by everyone. Unlike earlier darker beers, the delicious, clear and golden style of English Pale Ale is what people went mad for...
Nowadays there's at least one generic continental fizzy lager on every bar and fridges are stocked with flavoured sugary alcopops...
So we have gone back to our roots and re-crafted the original English Pale Ale that we once couldn't get enough of. It's a pint of cold, hoppy, zesty goodness which will knock the socks of the fizzy generic stuff you're used to drinking.
Don't take our word for it, go and try one, you'll see.
Now that's refreshingly different.