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Supporting the Art of Brewing
Each and every month we pride ourselves on bringing you a selection of some of the finest real ales and craft beers from around the globe – we aim not have the same ale more than once a year to support the art of brewing and introduce exceptional ales that deserve recognition and tantalise your taste buds,
Each month we will post our ‘Pump News’ and will continue to update that post for the calendar month with the latest brews on our pumps.
Here’s what we have on our pumps at The Stoke right now:
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Greene King IPA 3.6% by Greene King
Greene King IPA is a perfectly balanced ale, characterised by its fresh, hoppy taste and clean, bitter finish. This hoppy taste and aroma come from two varieties of English hops – Challenger and First Gold – which are combined with pale and crystal malts. A great beer to enjoy with curry, Mexican and other spicy food, or simply on its own.
Defiant 4.5% by Cottage Brewing Co
Defiant ABV 4.5% is a golden ale well hopped crisp and refreshing.
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Star 4.3% by Portobello Brewing Co
Aroma: Medium toffee, Medium-light berries, Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Thin, tan head, good retention, lacing Flavour: Medium-Light bitterness, very-light sweetness. light fruity, berries. Dry finish, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A very pleasant English bitter.
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Red Kite 4.3% by Vale Brewery
Deep red in colour, reminiscent of its avian namesake, with big malt flavors and a strong hop finish. Red Kite is a refreshing Chestnut Red Beer with a bitter finish. Maris Otter Crystal, Chocolate and roasted barley provide a full body whilst Northdown, Fuggle, Willamette and Brewers Gold hops combine to offer a subtle starting bitterness with a strong bitter finish.
Yankee 4.3% by Roosters
One of the original, new-style, pale ales to be brewed in the UK, Yankee™ is a modern classic. Light and easy-drinking, it’s a beer that showcases the floral and citrus fruit aromas of the Cascade hop, grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington State, USA, projected against a back drop of soft Yorkshire water and golden promise pale malt.
Bread of Heaven 4.0% by Brains
A traditional cask ale with a distinctive reddish hue and hop aroma, finely balanced by a more-ish fruit finish. Named to embody the spirit and passion of the Welsh nation, Bread of Heaven was hand crafted to celebrate Brains’ sponsorship of the Welsh national rugby team, and is the proud Official Ale of the Welsh Rugby Union.
My Generation 4.2% by My Generation Beer Co
My Generation Beer Co. holds experience and integrity in great store, which is why they brew their beer in Masham, Yorkshire where six generations have devoted their lives to quality beer. My Generation beer – Session Pale Ale – is their first and signature brew. It’s a light straw colour, made with four whole flower hops: Polaris, Galena, Cascade & Magnum and the best British Maris Otter barley. Pin sharp and star bright. In the words of Jimi, this beer is dedicated to, “everybody here with hearts…any kind of hearts and ears.”
Dead Pony Club 3.8% by Brewdog
Some people say slow is good. We believe fast is better. That’s why the internal combustion engine got mounted on two wheels. Fuel up and hold tight, this thoroughbred kicks like a mule. Paying hop-flecked homage to the glory of the Pacific Coast, Dead Pony Club has been crafted from an insane amount of US hops, delivering massive citrus aromas of lemongrass and lime zest. Dead Pony is the invigorating surf that pounds the iridescent shoreline yards from the salt-encrusted asphalt of Route 1. Dive in and the toasted malt base soon yields to a huge box-fresh hop hit, washing tropical fruit, floral garlands and spicy undertones all over your palate. Inspired by US-Style pale ales, Dead Pony is a low amplitude, high voltage hop hit; California dreaming for the craft beer generation.
Punk IPA 5,6% by Brewdog
Spiky Tropical Hoppy! Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother of an ale. A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg Bopping around India and the sub-continent. This light, golden classic has been subverted with new world hops to create a devastating explosion of flavour. Steel yourself for Kalashnikov bursts of caramel, incendiary tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee, before a spiky bitter finish. This is quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist. Turn up the volume. Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, pimped up Maharajah of Pale Ales…Nothing will ever be the same again.
Vedett Blonde 5.2% by Vedett
Vedett, a blond, light, well hopped premium beer with 5.2% alcohol content, is the cult Duvel Moortgat beer today: following its birth in 1945, it quickly acquired fame and recognition within an intimate circle of insiders in the Antwerp-Brussels region. But do not think for a moment that this oldtimer is thinking about retirement, quite the contrary. For the past years, Vedett has been going through a second childhood in a number of trendy cafés located mainly in big cities. The secret of its charm? A retro-look, a capricious taste, Vedett-allure and the “golden touch” of the brewery. These past years, the brewery armed Vedett with an innovative, hip, young and slightly absurd image. A successful strategy, especially with the youth: Right now, you’ll find Vedett in Belgian Delhaize supermarkets and most Flemish cities as well as in Brussels