These are the brews we’ve MADE IN THE PAST.


Light in colour and bursting with the hops Mandarina Bavaria from Germany and Citra and El Dorado from the States, this luscious and juicy IPA has low bitterness to complement flavours of peach, apricot and tropical fruit.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in keg only. Contains malted barley, oats, wheat

ABV: 7%   O.G.: 1.062   F.G.: 1.006   IBU: 44

  • 89% HOPPINESS 89%
  • 21% MALTINESS 21%
  • 30% BITTERNESS 30%
  • 41% SWEETNESS 41%
  • 34% BODY 34%


Our first collaboration with another brewery, this sweet smoky stout was brewed with our friends from Staggeringly Good Beer in Southsea. They run WarriorFest, a dinosaur-and-pirate-themed beer festival on board war ship HMS Warrior in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard. This beer has been made in anticipation of that great event. So half of it is going into keg (details of our launch at The Gryphon here and here), and the rest into whisky barrels until the festival.

This beer is packed full of interesting malts: as well as Extra Pale for the base, we used two different types of Crystal, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley, Amber and of course some Smoked malt!

And the name? Black Prince was the sister ship to our festival vessel, the Warrior.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in keg. Contains malted barley

ABV: 6.3%   O.G.: 1.073   F.G.: 1.023   IBU: 46

  • 30% HOPPINESS 30%
  • 76% MALTINESS 76%
  • 45% BITTERNESS 45%
  • 60% SWEETNESS 60%
  • 67% BODY 67%


Brewed with our friends from Holy Roar Records, this beast of a beer is full of dark malts and the American hops Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe. We fermented it on oak for added toastiness. It weighs in at a satisfying 6.66%, and we think it’s a great representation of both businesses – interesting, experimental and exciting!

This beer was launched at two events, one in London at Ghost Whale and one in Bristol at the Crofters Rights. Details on our events page and on fcbk.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in keg and bottle. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 6.66%   O.G.: 1.063   F.G.: 1.014   IBU: 44

  • 61% HOPPINESS 61%
  • 80% MALTINESS 80%
  • 62% BITTERNESS 62%
  • 39% SWEETNESS 39%
  • 58% BODY 58%


Taking cues from the brewers of the Baltics, we selected a lager yeast to ferment this dark beer. Keeping the fermentation cold, at around 11 degrees C, makes this beer extra smooth and brings out the chocolatey malt flavours.

Check out the story behind Becoming North here.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley and oats

ABV: 6%   O.G.: 1.061   F.G.: 1.016   IBU: 26

  • 19% HOPPINESS 19%
  • 80% MALTINESS 80%
  • 35% BITTERNESS 35%
  • 55% SWEETNESS 55%
  • 68% BODY 68%


Building on the tradition of beers brewed for workers, this is a contemporary beer for works in need of refreshment. We used the same saison yeast as in Field Work, but we kept the fermentation temperature a little lower to keep the flavour in check. The hops in this beer are Hallertau Blanc, one of the new continental varieties of hops. It adds quite sophisticated flavours reminiscent of white wine, gooseberries and elderflowers.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 4.1%   O.G.: 1.033   F.G.: 1.002   IBU: 27

  • 65% HOPPINESS 65%
  • 35% MALTINESS 35%
  • 45% BITTERNESS 45%
  • 25% SWEETNESS 25%
  • 30% BODY 30%


There is a tradition in brewing of using spices to complement the flavours in the hops and yeast. We visited The Spicery just round the corner from our brewery to choose from their huge array, and decided to pair the citrusy brightness of Toasted Wild Forest Pepper with the rounded warmth of Long Pepper to create a wheat beer for the colder months.

Read about how Wild Forest came to be here.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley, oats and wheat

ABV: 4.2%   O.G.: 1.043   F.G.: 1.011   IBU: 19

  • 36% HOPPINESS 36%
  • 41% MALTINESS 41%
  • 29% BITTERNESS 29%
  • 55% SWEETNESS 55%
  • 59% BODY 59%


Our first Christmas special. Advent Horizon is a rich stock ale for the dark nights. This beer delivers the flavour and body of an old ale but at a more sessionable strength. It is a brew designed for keeping, blending or drinking right now.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley

ABV: 5.6%   O.G.: 1.063   F.G.: 1.020   IBU: 33

  • 30% HOPPINESS 30%
  • 76% MALTINESS 76%
  • 45% BITTERNESS 45%
  • 60% SWEETNESS 60%
  • 67% BODY 67%


Refreshing and rustic beers were traditionally brewed by farmhouses to sustain seasonal workers out in the fields. The malts used in this are pretty simple, as they should be – Extra Pale Propino malt, Pilsner malt, Wheat and Rye. It’s hopped with classic continental hops – Tettnang and Hallertau. The yeast produces most of the flavour and aroma though, and eats through almost all the sugar to leave a dry and tart finish to the beer.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Only available in keg. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 5.1%   O.G.: 1.043   F.G.: 1.005   IBU: 28

  • 32% HOPPINESS 32%
  • 35% MALTINESS 35%
  • 45% BITTERNESS 45%
  • 23% SWEETNESS 23%
  • 30% BODY 30%


This is a development of the first beer Bob ever brewed. It’s a modern pale ale with a malt backbone to suit the season. We used a whole heap of classic American hops in our whirlpool to give the beer big aroma and flavour. Brash, bold and assertive.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 4.4%   O.G.: 1.044   F.G.: 1.010   IBU: 40

  • 72% HOPPINESS 72%
  • 64% MALTINESS 64%
  • 67% BITTERNESS 67%
  • 58% SWEETNESS 58%
  • 65% BODY 65%


We had a theory that a sweet and malty beer could pair well with dark, sour cherries. Opposite flavours could come together to make something awesome. The result of our experiment is this rich, indulgent beer that was aged on 60kg of Morello cherries and fermented with a blend of Belgian yeasts to add a little extra spiciness. See how we made Morello Theory here.

Most of this brew went into bottle, but we did fill a few kegs for our own events and special tap take-overs. The last couple of these kegs will be unleashed in 2017!

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 6.5%   O.G.: 1.069   F.G.: 1.019   IBU: 27

  • 17% HOPPINESS 17%
  • 76% MALTINESS 76%
  • 38% BITTERNESS 38%
  • 60% SWEETNESS 60%
  • 71% BODY 71%


We brewed In Our Nature in collaboration with The Gallimaufry. Available exclusively at the well-known bar on Bristol’s famous Gloucester Road, we were aiming for the perfect session ale to enjoy in the sun on The Galli’s great terrace. We think this light, easy drinking pale, with a bit of sweetness from the malt and a hop combination that adds citrus, orange and tropical flavours, achieves just that.

In addition to our work with team at The Galli, who came in on brewday to get stuck in, the beautiful bespoke pumpclip has been hand-painted by Galli favourites, Hana Sunny Whaler and Dave Bain. This is a true collaboration, and one we’re proud to be involved in!

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in cask only at the Gallimaufry. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 4%   O.G.: 1.040   F.G.: 1.009   IBU: 29

  • 64% HOPPINESS 64%
  • 37% MALTINESS 37%
  • 32% BITTERNESS 32%
  • 45% SWEETNESS 45%
  • 50% BODY 50%


An approachable, fruity and thirst quenching amber ale, we brewed Numbers Game in collaboration with Chris Williams, the man behind No. 12 Easton and 25a Old Market. The aim was to produce a beer that would go well with the flavourful food on offer at Chris’ cafes. Our light bodied amber has a richness and sweetness to work with the food without being too heavy. The blend of American hops contributes extra flavour with a fruity aroma, and brings a light bitterness to balance the beer.

As Chris would say “it’s a thing of beauty”!

Check out our video of the making of this beer here.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in keg only. Contains malted barley

ABV: 4.8%   O.G.: 1.050   F.G.: 1.012   IBU: 26

  • 67% HOPPINESS 67%
  • 54% MALTINESS 54%
  • 50% BITTERNESS 50%
  • 63% SWEETNESS 63%
  • 74% BODY 74%


Bursting with Azacca and Eldorado hops and brewed in collaboration with Brighton's Bison Beer. An autumnal IPA with flavours of toffee apple and a spicy rye edge. This was brewed at the end of Bristol Beer Week following Bison's bike ride from Brighton to Bristol. Read all about it on our blog page here.

While this batch of Ryed With Us was available on keg only at selected pubs, bars and shops across Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Brighton and London, we hope to brew it again with Bison for their eagerly-anticipated pub opening on Brighton seafront summer 2017, The Bison Arms!

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley and rye

ABV: 6.4%   O.G.: 1.057   F.G.: 1.008   IBU: 53

  • 88% HOPPINESS 88%
  • 32% MALTINESS 32%
  • 50% BITTERNESS 50%
  • 46% SWEETNESS 46%
  • 55% BODY 55%


This is an exploration into brewing a low ABV dark beer. We added black treacle for richness, and oats for more body than you’d expect from a beer of this strength. Size isn’t everything.

Contains malted barley

ABV: 2.4%   O.G.: 1.035   F.G.: 1.016   IBU: 23

  • 21% HOPPINESS 21%
  • 45% MALTINESS 45%
  • 38% BITTERNESS 38%
  • 30% SWEETNESS 30%
  • 39% BODY 39%


Oak fermented strong English bitter brewed with rye, crystal, brown and chocolate malts, inspired by photos of beer festivals from the 1970s when virtually all beers were served from oak casks. The oaky character has all but gone from modern beers, so we decided to bring it back in a big way!

Contains malted barley and rye

ABV: 5.3%   O.G.: 1.051   F.G.: 1.011   IBU: 25

  • 25% HOPPINESS 25%
  • 71% MALTINESS 71%
  • 36% BITTERNESS 30%
  • 47% SWEETNESS 47%
  • 68% BODY 68%


Dark beers like this were popular with dock workers in the 1800s. We’ve packed in eight different malts to draw out flavours of chocolate, coffee, caramel and dried fruits.

Contains malted barley

ABV: 3.2%   O.G.: 1.041   F.G.: 1.016   IBU: 27

  • 25% HOPPINESS 25%
  • 55% MALTINESS 55%
  • 40% SWEETNESS 40%
  • 57% BITTERNESS 57%
  • 61% BODY 61%



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is from how things float in it.