Nicholson’s Pubs Seasonal Ale Library

Showcasing the UK’s Best Beer

We perfectly select beer to match the season and you’re in luck as we have also just launched our Cask Ale Festival which runs until the end of October. Find out more about the five highly acclaimed breweries from across the UK that we are working with this Autumn.

Pale

Black Isle Brewing Co / 20 Hours Of Daylight

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ABV
4.0%
Style
Pale Straw
Producer
Black Isle Brewing Co
Origin
Scotland

Medium body, tart rhubarb and elderflower sweetness

Food match Refreshing on its own or excellent with fried food

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Brew York / Turtle Peach

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ABV
4.4%
Style
Blonde
Producer
Brew York
Origin
England

Peach, apricot

Food match Works well with pepperoni pizza

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Farm Brewery / Jarl

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ABV
3.8%
Style
Pale gold
Producer
Farm Brewery
Origin
Scotland

Lemon, Lychee

Food match Shellfish, white fish, Thai Curry

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Robinsons / James Blonde

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ABV
3.8%
Style
Pale Blonde
Producer
Robinsons
Origin
England

Zesty, Citrus

Food match Chicken, Fish, Spicy Food

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AMBER / WHEAT

Oakham Ales / Dragon In Bavaria

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ABV
3.8%
Style
Light Gold
Producer
Oakham Ales
Origin
UK

Grapefruit, lemons, Tangerine

Food match Excellent with Duck dishes. Amazing in batter and excellent with soft cheese.

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Sharp’s / Rising Tide

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ABV
3.2%
Style
Bright Amber
Producer
Sharp’s
Origin
UK

Malty smooth mouthfeel with a moderate bitter edge

Food match Steak & Ale Pie, Game and Chocolate Desserts

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Purity Brewery / Pure Gold

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ABV
3.8%
Style
Deep, Gold
Producer
Purity Brewery
Origin
England

Fresh, Zesty

Food match Best served with spicy foods, salmon or shellfish

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Hogs Back Brewery / Little Swine

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ABV
2.8%
Style
Golden Pale
Producer
Hogs Back Brewery
Origin
UK

Well balanced, light with a perfect hop finish and full flavour

Food match Fish & Chips

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Fuller’s / Day Dreamer

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ABV
2.8%
Style
Golden
Producer
Hogs Back Brewery
Origin
UK

Hoppy beer with sweet bitterness from the malt and a long fruity and bitter finish

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West Berkshire Brewery / Good Old Boy

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ABV
4.0%
Style
Amber
Producer
West Berkshire Brewery
Origin
UK

Chocolate, coffee, smooth

Food match Great with homemade meat pies, roast beef and sausage and mash, or try it with strong cheddar with an ale chutney on the side

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DARK

Skinner’s Brewery / Betty Stogs ‘Brazen Cornish Bitter’

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ABV
4.0%
Style
Copper Bronze
Producer
Skinner’s Brewery
Origin
Cornwall, UK

Blackcurrent, Malty, Dry Finish

Food match In Cornish folklore Betty Stogs was reputedly full-bodied, golden-hearted and just a little fruity. So you can see why we chose to name our award-winning, smooth-drinking amber ale after her. Especially as both Bettys are often to be found at the centre of a good party. Join us in raising a glass to Betty Stogs – truly the Queen of Cornish ales. Winner, 2008 CAMRA Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain.

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Exmoor Ales / Exmoor Ale

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ABV
3.8%
Style
Deep Copper
Producer
Exmoor Ales
Origin
UK

Biscuit, Bittersweet Balance

Food match Excellent with steak and kidney pie, roast lamb, fish and chips.

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