A PINT WITH GREAT PROSPECTS
To produce best quality beers, we are firm believers that you have use the best quality ingredients. As such, we take great care and pride in our choice of all are suppliers.
HOPS: We only use ‘whole leaf’ hops (not hop pellets) in our beers which are mainly supplied by Charles Faram Ltd.
YEAST: For many years, our yeast was acquired from Thwaites Brewery until the ceased production in 2015. We now use Nottingham Ale Yeast, Windsor British Ale Yeast, and Voss Kviek Ale Yeast - the consistency of these dried yeast's produces a fine quality beer.
WATER: The water supply in our area can vary in hardness from soft to moderately soft. Hard water is best suited to the production of real ale including bitters, IPA’s and stouts. As such, we ‘burtonise’ our water as part of the brewing process – as do most other real ale brewers. In its simplest form, ‘burtonisation’ consists of adding sulphate (usually in the form of gypsum) to the water used for brewing beer to bring out the flavour of hops. Historically it was believed that beers brewed in Burton upon Trent were superior to beers brewed in other parts of England and so it became common practice to try to reproduce the mineral content of ‘hard’ Burton water in other parts of the country.