As an avid supporter of Local Breweries, we like to make sure that, in our selection of Real Ales, there is always something new or a pub favourite making a return after a short break. Recent “Tap Takeover” nights hosted at The Brit Bar have been a major success and something we will continue to do more and more.
Breweries We Support!
Based just up the road in Clevedon we have a very strong relationship with them and even hosted a recent event for them.
Marstons is a company that we like to use to source some more obscure ales, as they operate as a distributor as well as a brewery.
Beat Ales is a local favourite and FUNK is the flagship ale that our customers request time and time again.
Our closest city also hosts a brewery that makes one of our regulars’ milk stout of choice. We’re a big fan of Bristol Beer Factory here.
Based in Salisbury, StoneHenge Ales make great beer, with a Danish flair, repeatedly ordered here at The Brit Bar due to fast sales.
Pitchfork Ales supply some of our session ales that our clientele just can’t get enough of, with their Golden Ale being a big seller.
Down the road in Taunton, Qauntock Brewery have developed a close relationship with The Brit Bar recently taking part in a “Tap Takeover”.
Starting in 2005 from what was essentially a shed, Thornbridge have grown to now brew on two sites. I’m sure our customers here gave a helping hand in this.
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Beers we want to hear about!
A very versatile beer, Amber beers are full bodied malt aromas with hints of caramel, these beers could be either lager or ale.
Blonde ales are very pale in colour and tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops and some sweetness from malt.
Dark amber or brown in colour, brown ale have evidence of caramel and chocolate flavours and may have a slight citrus accent or be strong, malty or nutty, depending on the area of brewing.
A very mild, sweetish, golden style of ale.
Dark ale is a British type beer, combining hops, yeast and a blend of malts. It’s a medium chestnut brown colour, with a delicate fruity smell and robust, malty character.
Most fruit beers are ales however, they typically do not carry an ale character. In order to allow for the fruit flavor to come through nicely, the malt’s flavor is not dominant and there is a low bitterness level to the beer.
First developed in the UK, Golden ales are straw coloured with a slight hint of citrus and vanilla. The beer can sometimes contain spicier flavours.
A full-bodied beer with a creamy texture and copper colour. Honey beers are slightly sweet with hints of caramel.
A hoppier version of pale ale. Originally brewed in England with extra hops to survive the journey to British troops stationed in India.
Extremely light in colour and mild in flavour. Light beer has fewer calories and/or lower alcohol content.
Pale ale has a fruity, copper-coloured styler. It originated from England. Pale ales are robust beers that can be enjoyed with strongly spiced foods.
Porter is a dark, almost black, fruity-dry, top fermenting style. An ale, porter is brewed with a combination of roasted malt to impart flavour, colour and aroma. Stout is also a black, roast brew made by top fermentation.
Stout, not as sweet to the taste, features a rich, creamy head and is flavoured and coloured by barley. Stouts often use a portion of unmalted roasted barley to develop a dark, slightly astringent, coffee-like character.
This is a broad grouping that can describe any beer over 7% ABV. Strong beers are typically dark in colour, some are almost black. Different styles can include old ales, double IPAs, and barleywines.
Light and easy to drink with very little aftertaste. Wheat provides a soft character to beer and is sometimes hazy or cloudy with a touch of spice notes.