Our BEERS

 

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!!

Deliberation


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.

Mechanical Swan


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.

Peg Powler


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.

Low Force

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.

Details

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

© 2019 Barnard Castle Brewing Co.  Photography courtesy of Brian Burnicle