OUR ALES

We have several classics that are available all year round, alongside seasonal specials which change every month

Our Ales

Our core range which is available all year round

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Venture

3.7% ABV

Made in the heart of East Anglia, our flagship amber ale 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 great match with fish and chips or just on its own.

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Suffolk County

4.0% ABV

Originally Nethergate Best Bitter, this is our oldest recipe first created in 1986. It was showcased in the Cambridge Blue as Dew Drop. It has won many awards in its time, most recently the SIBA Gold Medal for Best Bitter 2014. A chestnut coloured best bitter, biscuit malt dominates the warm, well-rounded roasted background with a wonderful bitter finish.

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Stour Valley Gold

4.2% ABV

The most recent addition to our core range, Stour Valley Gold was formulated to fill a gap created by the ever-growing demand for light, hoppy beers.

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!!

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Old Growler

5.0% ABV

The legendary Old Growler – what a pedigree, what a porter! Like a grumpy old family pet much loved for its independent character and suffer-no-fools, yet its curmudgeonly appearance belying its gentle character and easy going nature. The only beer to have twice won Overall Champion at the CAMRA Winter Beer Festival; its many awards also include Supreme Champion at the Chicago International Beer Festival and voted Best of 2011 by the Beer Tasting Institute of America, so it’s even top dog across the pond.

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. Now where did we put that Crufts entry form, it must be time for another award by now?

Regularly Available

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Melford Mild

3.7% ABV

An old fashioned dark mild but with a surprisingly fresh bitterness which holds right to the end of the palate.  Great for slaking ones thirst.

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Umbel Ale

3.8% ABV

We’ve been messing around with coriander in beer since 1988, just as they did back in the 1700s. The coriander in our multi-award winning Umbel Ale gives a floral aroma, fruity tang and a well-rounded finish. Thirst-quenching and absolutely cracking with spicy food. The late beer writer Michael Jackson said of this amber beer: “This astonishingly fresh-tasting, bone-dry lemony brew is addictive and appetising: a distinctive arid beautiful beer”.

Ian and Paul's Ale, Nethergate Brewery

Umbel Magna

5.0% ABV

If you recreate a 1750s porter containing coriander in the 20th century, you get the much loved, herb-alicious, funky cousin of Old Growler – Umbel Magna. Six medals already in the Camra Champion Beer of Britain awards speak volumes. So trust the experts and treat yourself. Step back in time and experience the wonderful spiciness of this fabulous porter – a taste of history still living it large in the 21st century.