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Beers

What’s on tap?

Our beers are always rotating. Below are some of our standards, but come into the pub to find out what new brews we have available in cask and keg!

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HOPPIER SHADE OF PALE

West Coast Pale with English roots. We used English malt and our house yeast to make this beer stand out as a balanced and unique addition to the hoppy pale landscape. It has a strong grapefruit and citrus aroma, with smooth malty flavor and body. The name is a nod to the classic Procol Harum song.

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MIND THE GAP

Our “English-American” keg IPA. More hops and ABV than the English version. It starts off with the bitterness of an American-style IPA, but finishes smooth, and a little sweet like an English-style IPA. We use different hops to dry-hop in each batch!

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DARK MILD

A little known style in the US, this great session beer is based on an award winning ale from Bank Top Brewery, Bolton. This dark mild is stuffed full of malt and roast aroma, to tempt the taste-buds with chocolate and liquorice. A pint to share in the company of your well groomed whippet.

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WENLOCK STOUT

Something from the darker side, this stout brewed to an Ironbridge recipe, coats your taste buds with espresso and chocolate. The smooth brew is perfectly suited to the lower carbonation of a good cask ale, with added interest and body added with Centennial and Cascade Hops. Lip smacking and easy on the eye, a real favorite at Freewheel.

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BIG V AMBER

Big V? Well Big “Vincent” Johnson, welding genius and brewer, built our stonking brewery over in England and assembled it for us at Freewheel. To commission his baby, Brewer Malcolm and Vincent created a recipe for a great amber ale using a combination of roasted Barley and Black Malt. The richer roast bring out flavors suited to a hunk of something sizzling off the grill. Can’t go wrong with this one!

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ENGLISH IPA

Indian Pale Ale, robust for the journey. If you want to step up the hops, our IPA has a good hit of pine and citrus from Willamette and Cascade hops with Centennial adding floral notes without the bitterness. Combined with Marris Otter Malt, this is a smooth and balanced IPA in the true British sense, palatable, a reasonable ABV and a shame not have another.

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FSB (FREEWHEEL SPECIAL BITTER)

It is special. It grabs your attention and makes it a little difficult to leave the comfort of your barstool. Just a hint of caramel, a tease of Goldings and Willamette hops, finished by an unavoidable moustache making creamy head, makes this a superbly balanced bitter. There’s a certain bloke in England who dreams about this beer every night.

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GOLD

Our mate Dave, brewer at Ironbridge, passed us the recipe for this cracking brew, a permanent fixture at his pub, the “Fighting Cocks” in Shropshire. Start with an inviting creamy head lacing down behind a light and golden nectar, with Centennial hops giving thirst cutting bitterness and aroma. Just a great beer and a keeper.

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LONDON CALLING BITTER

Think not “Bitter”, think a better session beer, bang on in flavor and body. Crystal malt adds bang to the buck, with American grown classic Goldings and Styrian Goldings for a traditional British brew. So if you’re contemplating whether to stay or go, this beer should give you a good reason to order another.