Our suggestions for your winter beers

Hops

Porter or Stout

Bramling Cross

Flavour Intensity

8

Lemon, blackcurrant, spice

Intense blackcurrant flavours and classic British spice make this an ideal hop for your seasonal porter or stout.

Cascadian dark

Cascade

Flavour Intensity

8

Lemon, blackcurrant, spice

The hop we all know and love, Cascadian character for a Cascadian dark ale!

All dark

Columbus

Flavour Intensity

8

Lemon, blackcurrant, spice

Dual-purpose beast! With punchy citrus, herbal and dark fruit notes, Columbus works fantastically in all dark beer styles.

Black IPA

Comet

Flavour Intensity

8

Grapefruit, mango, pine

Wonderfully versatile variety with citrus, pine and tropical fruit flavours. Perfect for a black IPA.

Chocolate Orange Stout

First Gold

Flavour Intensity

6

Orange, marmalade, spice

Classic English notes with a delicious marmalade character. Chocolate orange stout anyone?

All dark

Jester®

Flavour Intensity

8

Grapefruit, resinous, blackcurrant

With notes of blackcurrant and dark hedgerow fruit, Jester is a deliciously rich and punchy option.

Malts

Rich and smooth

Weyermann® CARAFA SPECIAL Type 3

CARAFA SPECIAL® is the de-husked version of CARAFA®. Using a unique process, the barley is de-husked before it is malted and roasted.
This reduces astringency, bitterness and harsh flavours, and accentuates the rich chocolate, cocoa and coffee notes.

Smokin‘

Weyermann® Beech Smoked Malt

This malt is carefully dried over hot, smoky embers of well-aged beech wood to achieve its characteristic complex smoky flavour, while retaining a relatively pale colour. Can make up to 100% of your grist.

Just for colour

Weyermann® Sinamar® Liquid Malt Extract

SINAMAR® is an extract produced entirely from CARAFA® roasted malt. It contributes a rich, dark colour to the finished beer but imparts next to no bitterness.