Brewery

Nethergate Brewery

Nethergate Brewery

Learn about our award-winning beers, discover our craft lager, book a brewery tour or find out about our gifts & experiences

Core & Champion Beers

Award Winning Legendary Porter

Old Growler

A complex, satisfying Porter, smooth and distinctive. Roast malt and fruit feature on the palate and the finish is powerfully hoppy. Tantalising taste buds since 1988. Perfectly matched with a classic steak & chips.

A Traditional Chestnut Bitter

Suffolk County

A chestnut coloured best bitter, biscuit malt dominates the warm, well-rounded roasted background with a wonderful bitter finish. Match it up with pie and mash.

Crisp, Refreshing & Tropical

Venture

Our flagship amber ale, Venture, combines traditional brewing techniques with new world ingredients to produce a beer for all tastes and all seasons, with hints of citrus and tropical fruits.

A Zesty Craft Golden Ale

Stour Valley Gold

A light and refreshing golden ale brewed using fragrant citrus hops. A lovely floral aroma with a touch of spice early on and a mellow bitterness at the end. It’s the favourite tipple in our shop and is brilliant with a BBQ in the summer!

Brewery Tours

Join us for a guided tour around our brewery. Here you will see where all our Nethergate beers are born and what goes into making them so great. Start your journey in our cosy taproom. Here, you will have an opportunity to sample our entire range and gain an understanding of our brewing process. Since 1986, we have strived to make the best beer possible. From our original Suffolk Country to our latest Venture, every beers journey starts in our busy brewery.

Nethergate Brewery Tours

Discover our Craft!

Nethergate Craft Lager is a clean, crisp lager brewed from the finest ingredients giving a better feel than any craft beer that you've tried before. Brewed with traditional lager hops of Saaz and Tettnang and the dry hop addition of the more modern Centennial to give a refreshing zesty and spicy flavour

Its 0.5%, we promise!

Our popular flagship Amber ale, Venture, has been given the Low-alcohol treatment. Our brewers worked hard to keep the great Venture taste, with the same citrus and tropical hints we love, but lighter…how did we do it? It’s all super hush-hush, but now you can be a part of the party no matter! Awarded Best Low Alcohol Beer by SIBA East in 2022.

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Growling Dog IPA Range

Craft Ale with a Bite

Growling Dog is our range of unique, hoppy craft ales, born from our sense of adventure. Available in 440ml cans in three different flavours, our Growling Dog beers push the boundaries of innovation, flavour and refreshment.

About Our Beer

Nethergate brewery was initially founded in 1986. By beer lovers, for beer lovers. And like many great new ideas, ours began with two gentlemen sat in a pub on a Friday night in a picturesque Suffolk town, lamenting the lack of quality, honest local beer.

It’s been a rollercoaster journey since we started in 1986. A lot has changed since then. But, one thing has remained constant with us at Nethergate – a passion to make well-loved drinks that make people happy!

We’re proud to be brewing a range of award-winning beers using traditional techniques, our brewing know-how, the highest quality ingredients and our state-of-the-art equipment.

We provide quality, cask conditioned and craft keg beer for local venues and bottled beer for retail shops and restaurants. From traditional award-winning ales like our Champion porter, Old Growler, or nationally awarded low alcohol, Venture Point Five, the same passion & pride goes into every drop.

About Our Beer

Nethergate brewery was initially founded in 1986. By beer lovers, for beer lovers. And like many great new ideas, ours began with two gentlemen sat in a pub on a Friday night in a picturesque Suffolk town, lamenting the lack of quality, honest local beer.

It’s been a rollercoaster journey since we started in 1986. A lot has changed since then. But, one thing has remained constant with us at Nethergate – a passion to make well-loved drinks that make people happy!

We’re proud to be brewing a range of award-winning beers using traditional techniques, our brewing know-how, the highest quality ingredients and our state-of-the-art equipment.

We provide quality, cask conditioned and craft keg beer for local venues and bottled beer for retail shops and restaurants. From traditional award-winning ales like our Champion porter, Old Growler, or nationally awarded low alcohol, Venture Point Five, the same passion & pride goes into every drop.

Specials & Small Batches

Available for limited times only.

Essex Border

Essex Border is perfect for summer outside. A highly drinkable blonde ale, with hints of orange zest and a slight tingle of spice, refreshes the mouth while you laze in a haze. It’s up there amongst the best that we do.

Augustinian

Augustinians are members of Christian religious orders that follow the Rule of Saint Augustine, written in about 400 AD by Augustine of Hippo. There are two distinct types of Augustinians in Catholic religious orders dating back to the 12th–13th centuries.

Hop Weaver

Excite your taste buds with Hop Weaver. Our brewers have woven together four powerful hops to develop a dry hop brew with the unique combination of Amarillo, Bravo, Citra and Summit. The result is a full-on zesty taste. Serve chilled for the perfect refreshment.

Melford Mild

Melford Mild is our traditional dark mild brew. It has a bitterness that holds for a monument before clearing to leave your palate feeling refreshed. A warming winter beer but with the freshness of a spring evening.

Umbel Magna

A three-time “Speciality” gold medal winner, Umbel Magna, is a recreation of a 1750s porter recipe which included the addition of coriander that spices things up a little.

Red Admiral Rye

We combine Admiral Hops and Crystal Rye Malt to bring together this beautifully balanced Rye beer. Red Admiral Rye offers the drinker a sweet hoppiness with subtle hints of orange and pine leaving a pleasant, wholesome taste which sits comfortably on the palate.

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