This “wee heavy” is our take on a classic Scotch Ale, a full mouthful of malt seasoned by subtle hop flavors. The result is a darker slightly sweet and deliciously malt-forward brew. The higher ABV hits a nice alcohol note, without sounding like bagpipes!
Moderately-hopped with a slightly sweet finish. Originally brewed as a collaboration with Emergency BBQ in San Carlos (Jeremy is the owner of Emergency and a former brewer). The goal was to create a great stand alone beer, that also goes great with BBQ. We used a grain bill with 7 different malts to give this beer a great balance and color!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pale and interesting, what some people say about Brits on the beach. This ale is certainly thirst quenching, Centennial hops dropping a hint of grapefruit into a medium bodied beer balanced by Marris Otter malt. Pull up a pew and settle in for a very sessionable beer.
Sounds like a health drink? Well it does make you feel good. A refreshing, light flavor brimming wheat beer, with a hint of summer citrus from an addition of orange peel to the boil. Staying true to form, we keep our traditional Marris Otter barley backbone. Add Liberty hops, and we have a deliciously smooth beer. The best of both worlds, a great British Beer made for a warm California evening.