Our Beers

In addition to our core and seasonal ales we brew a monthly special ale. Contact us for further details.

The Core Range

Barnes Wallis IPA

Barnes Wallis IPA Bitter 4.1% (our session bitter)

Named after Ripley's local hero, who lived near our brewery tap, Barnes Wallis is our best selling session ale. Styled as an easy-drinking IPA-style bitter, copper-coloured for a full malt flavour and hopped with Northern Brewer and spicy Syrian Goldings.

Derbyshire Gold

Derbyshire Gold 4.0% (refreshing golden ale)

Derbyshre Gold is our well hopped golden ale, with lots of flavour from the high-alpha Nugget & Galena hops, and a good cara-malt base.

Original Stout

Original Stout 4.0%

SIBA National Champion Porters, Strong Milds, Old Ales & Stouts 2009 - Bronze medal.

SIBA Midlands Porters, Strong Milds, Old Ales & Stouts 2008 - Gold medal

SIBA Midlands Porters, Strong Milds, Old Ales & Stouts 2007 - Bronze medal

Our much-lauded 'Original' is a self-styled traditional stout. Made with a complex blend of five malts to give a full-flavoured, yet smooth and easy drinking base and bittered with a blend of Saaz, Fuggle and Styrian Goldings for a subtle hop aroma.

Chocolate Orange Stout

Chocolate Orange Stout 4.0% Bitter chocolate and orange in a glass

Champion Beer of Britain (Speciality) 2011 - Silver medal

Champion Beer of Britain (Speciality) 2010 - Gold medal

Champion Beer of Britain (Speciality) 2009 - Bronze medal

Birkenhead CAMRA: Beer of the Festival 2010

Mansfield & Ashfield CAMRA: Beer of the Festival 2009

Chesterfield CAMRA Rail Ale: Beer of the Festival 2009

Created for a non real-ale drinking landlady we tweaked our Stout, adding yet more chocolate malt and Curacao orange peel to the boil. We add lots of vanilla pods during fermentation and yet more orange is added into each cask, followed by a long slow maturation. A traditional with a twist!

Revolution

Revolution 4.5% (highly hopped golden ale)

Spicy golden ale with a touch of rye, featuring the classic "3 C's" hops: Cascade, Columbus & Centennial for a citrus-packed flavour explosion.

Imperial IPS

Imperial IPA 6.5%

SIBA Midlands Strong Ales 2008 - Silver medal

A real-ale drinker's nirvana, this traditional IPA has a substantial malty base with a big hop profile, taking its cue from the traditional Burton world-beater and also from the hoppy US craft beers, triple hopped using a unique blend of four different hop profiles. Combination of Nugget, Syrian Goldings, Cascade and Goldings.

Seasonal Ales

Summer Bock

Dambuster 5.2%%

Spring seasonal available around the time of the 617 squadron Dambusting dams raid in May. Ever-popular well hopped golden ale

Amber Pale

Amber Pale 4.4%

Tamworth CAMRA: Beer of the Festival 2006

Our very first brew, Amber pale is made with Maris Otter pale malt with a touch of crystal, and triple-hopped exclusively with Goldings sourced from Herefordshire. Also available as a RARE fresh-hopped version in October

Winter Ruby

Winter Ruby Fireside Ale 5.1%

Winter Ruby is our rich, ruby ale perfect for sipping next to the fireside when the winter nights draw in. The biscuit tasting, malty base is balanced with a subtle flavour of Saaz hops.

In addition to our core and seasonal ales we brew a monthly special ale. Contact us for further details.