With inspiration taken from the rich landscape, history, heritage and mythology of the surrounding area we have developed a range of artisan beers to suit every palate.
With a nod to current trends and tastes but firmly rooted in traditional British brewing styles, our beers are crafted not to challenge but to delight the taste buds!!
Affectionately known by the Barnard Castle locals as “Barney Bitter”, the official name of Deliberation reflects the inordinate amount of deliberating given to deciding on a name for the Barnard Castle Brewing Co.'s first ever brew.
Style : Session Bitter Strength: 3.7% ABV Colour: Amber
Taste: Easy-drinking session beer. Spicy hop aroma with hint of citrus. Smooth, dry, nutty malt character followed by a hint of marmalade, subtle smoky sweetness and a refreshingly zesty bitter finish.
With a respectful nod to our near neighbour Bowes Museum, the Swan celebrates the museum’s most famous exhibit – the iconic musical automaton the Mechanical Silver Swan.
Style: Golden Ale Strength: 4.5% ABV Colour: Golden/Blond
Taste: Inviting spicy, floral hop aromas. Refreshingly crisp, bitter and hoppy flavour with hints of citrus and berries perfectly balanced by smooth malt sweetness.
Named after the River Tees water spirit who will drag you into the dark depths to your doom – resistance is futile!
Style: Porter Strength: 5.6% ABV Colour: Dark Ruby
Taste: Chocolate and coffee notes combine with luscious caramel and biscuit flavours, balanced by a rounded bitterness and wonderful fuggles finish.
Often overshadowed by its larger, more dramatic cousin, Low Force gently lowers the River Tees via a series of shallow cascades to form one of Teesdale’s most picturesque scenes. Low and beautiful – just like our beer.
Style: Low Alcohol Dark Ale Strength: 2.8% ABV Colour: Black
Taste: Low in alcohol, high in flavour. Smooth, dark, rich roasted malt with a subtle bitter finish