Seasonal Ales

Seasonal Ales are produced by us to mark an occasion, commemorate an event or just to mark a Season. Sometimes we get an idea and just run with it.

The following seasonal ales we have planned so far will be produced for short periods of time. Some may be only one batch. Others may be more. So if you would like some don’t hang around it may be gone before you blink.

However if you are looking to establish an ale on your bar for a longer period of time please check out our KEEPERS range

January 2018

Ninth Life 5.9% Golden Ale IPA

January needs something to make you feel warm inside. To hold the chill at bay this cracking IPA will warm the cockles of your heart.

High Gravity India Pale Ale. Cascade and Columbus Hops Dominate this Strong Ale. Full Bodied pale malts balance the hoppiness

 

February -March 2018

Wipa Snappa 4.4%.

For the true hop-head. This white IPA will have all the hoppy goodness you would expect with a true IPA, but subtle spicy notes of a wheat beer. Zesty fruit flavours come from Jester®, Columbus and First Gold hops. Naturally hazy.

April – May 2018

Jester 4.0%.

A relatively new kid on the block, Jester® brings intense flavours and complex bitterness of new world hops, but it’s British, born and bred. Fruity with grapefruit and tropical fruit notes, this should be a unique beer experience. Just using the one variety shows it off to its very best!

May-June 2018

Serious Plottin’ 4.9%.

Historically, saisons were a group of refreshing summer ales made by farmers in Belgium to serve to farm labourers. Added Rhubarb for tartness, sourced from Brogdale CIC’s own allotment.

Brogdale CIC are based here at Brogdale Farm and develop leisure and work related opportunities for young adults with learning difficulties within a mainstream community environment. For more information visit brogdalecic.co.uk.

Summer Season 2017 June – September 2017

Pow Wow. Session Pale Ale 3.6%.

Wild West Cluster and Tomahawk hops produce a fruity balanced refreshingly light beer. When the Natives are gathering and the Spirit may be with you for hours or days, when Dancing to the Drum and banging your feet with a Ya Hey! may be required, you need to last the distance. Pow Wow Session Pale Ale 3.6 %. brewed to be enjoyed for all those long mystical gatherings.

August-September 2018

Plum Source 4.3%.

Being based at The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm we are surrounded by the oldest, rarest, most delicious fruits in the world, why haven’t we used them in our beers?! Well, we are now! With access to 337 varieties of plums on-site a plum porter was calling out to be made. Using a rare, heritage, variety sourced directly from the orchards behind the brewery, will produce a rich, rounded, mouth-watering porter. We don’t know which variety it will be yet, we will have to wait to see which is at its best when we come to brew.

Green Hop Season – September 2018

Syndale Pale Ale 4.3% and Pot Luck!

September brings the hop harvest to Kent and to celebrate this local natural bounty we brew ales made with hops less than 12 hours old between picking and brewing. We simply go to the hop garden load up fresh hops and add them straight to our copper. 

We always make two different ales with the green hops.

One will definitely be Syndale Pale Ale, with hops from Syndale Hop Farm 1/2 mile down the road.

The other is anyone’s best guess, depending entirely on what hops are available to us. Pot Luck!

A local delicacy check out the Green Hop Festival for more details

July 2018 and October 2018- January ’19

Educated Guess 4.7%

Educated Guess has a split season. A brief venture out in the summer as a balance against a flood of pale ales and a re-appearance late in the Autumn and Early Winter.

Dark and full bodied and balanced with Bramling Cross, East Kent Goldings and Cascade hops.

September – January 2018-19

Jet Black Stout 4.5%

This is a well rounded Jet Black Stout. Dark malts lend a dry bitterness to stouts, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. These are good things, when that bitterness is balanced with the right amount and varieties of hops and caramel malts, and Bramling Cross hops are added for their dark fruit flavours to balance. Oats are added to the mash to increase the body. A proper full bodied stout with a complex flavour. What more could dark beer lovers want!

IT’S CHRISTMAS !!! Available December 2018

Santa Paws 4.5%

Ginger and Cinnamon Amber.

2018 Christmas Special is delicious. Ginger and Cinnamon bring the taste of Christmas to our customers in this seasonally flavoured ale.

January 2019

Ninth Life 5.9% IPA.

A heart warming strong ale to keep the cold and snow at bay. Golden Ale made with Cascade and Columbus Hops. Full bodied malts balance the hoppiness to perfection.