BEERS.

We specialise in the production of high-quality sour beers that are full of fresh fruit character. Our range of sour beers are released seasonally throughout the year, with releases repeated annually. We also produce one-offs and specials  - favouring porters and stouts as the days become shorter. 
We only produce around 110 litres of beer per batch, so stocks are extremely limited. You can purchase our beer from our shop page on specific days/times, from Reading Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of the month, and from the following stockists; The Grumpy Goat, A Hoppy Place, The Hive, The Tasting Barn, and Fidget and Bob.
Check out our social media pages for updates on new releases. 
All of our beers are suitable for vegans as they do not contain isinglass finings or lactose.
 

Queen IV

Coffee stout

Queen IV showcases Anonymous Coffee Co’s ‘No Name’ blend, combining carefully selected beans from Brazil and El Salvador. These beans are bursting full of hazelnut, maple and caramel notes - flavours we've amplified through our malt selection. Wonderfully smooth and full of coffee aroma

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat, Oat, Biscuit, Crystal, Carafa, Chocolate, Roasted Barely 

Hops: Challanger

Yeast: London

Extras: ‘No Name’ Coffee blend (www.anonymouscoffee.co.uk) 

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat, Barley and Oats

Suitable for vegans

5%

Composer

Blackcurrant sour/saison blend

Composer is our first ever blended beer! We mixed our base sour with a rye saison - mellowing the overall sourness, and leaving a dryer, more complex finish. After blending, Composer was aged on freshly picked organic blackcurrants – filling this beer with beautiful earthy, jammy vibes and a wonderful shade of purple. 

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner, Vienna, Caramunich, Rye 

Hops: Fuggles, Styrian Goldings, Bramling Cross

Yeast: Saison, American ale

Souring: Lactobacillus culture 

Extras: Blackcurrants 

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat, Rye and Barley

6.1%

Conjuror

Peach & Strawberry sour

Conjurer is a refreshing sour conditioned on fresh peaches, fresh strawberries, and peach puree – with verdant yeast enhancing the stone fruit character of this beer. Summer has definitely arrived with this in your glass.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner 

Yeast: Verdant

Souring: Lactobacillus culture

Extras: Strawberries, peaches, peach puree

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley

Suitable for vegans

4.7%

MARVEL

Nectarine & Plum Sour

This beer was brewed for The Grumpy Goat to celebrate Indie Beer Shop Day and to recognise the huge amount of expertise and personal service offered by indie beer shops throughout the country. Marvel is full of summer fruit flavour - balancing juicy nectarines, with tartness from plums, and a little sharpness from redcurrants. Cheers!  

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner 

Yeast: Saccharomyces Bruxellensis

Souring: Lactobacillus culture

Extras: Nectarines, plums, redcurrants

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley

Suitable for vegans

4.8%

BUCCANEER (2021)

MANGO SOUR

We’ve tripled the amount of mango we’ve used for this year's release of our tropical sour – Buccaneer. This version is packed full of fresh, juicy, ripe mango flavour that’ll fill your glass with sunshine.  

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner 

Yeast: Verdant

Souring: Lactobacillus culture

Extras: Mango  

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley

Suitable for vegans

5.7%

ARCHER

APPLE AND RHUBARB SOUR

ARCHER IS AN APPLE AND RHUBARB SOUR THAT'S BEEN FERMENTED ON TUTTS CLUMP APPLE JUICE AND FRESH RHUBARB JUICE. CRISP APPLE SWEETNESS WORKS WONDERFULLY WITH THE NATURAL TARTNESS FROM RHUBARB - LIGHTLY SOURED AND SPRITZY. 

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner 

Yeast: American ale yeast 

Souring: Lactobacillus plantarum  

Extras: Pure apple juice, rhubarb juice  

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley) 

Suitable for vegans

5.4%

ROCKETEER

PINEAPPLE GOSE

Rocketeer is a refreshing gose with an assertive sourness mellowed by the addition of fresh juicy pineapple, pineapple puree, and tropical esters from the Saccharomyces Bruxellensis yeast strain we used. Initial tropical sourness ends with saltiness from Fleur De Sal and a savoury character from the addition of coriander seeds. A sessionable sour beer that’s a perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon.      

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Yeast: Saccharomyces Bruxellensis

Souring: Lactobacillus culture

Extras: Salt, coriander seeds, pineapple  

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley)

Suitable for vegans

4.5%

ALTO

RED GRAPE SOUR

ALTO IS A LIGHTLY CARBONATED GRAPE SOUR THAT HAS A WINE LIKE CHARACTER - PRIMARILY AS A RESULT OF CONDITIONING ON RED GRAPES. SECONDARY ADDITIONS OF BLACKCURRANTS AND BLUEBERRIES ADD LAYERS OF FRUITINESS THAT'LL AWAKEN YOUR TASTE BUDS, WITH GRAPE TANNINS PROVIDING A PERCEPTION OF DRYNESS THAT LEAVE YOU EAGER FOR ANOTHER SIP.

FRUIT CHARACTER WILL FADE OVER TIME. STORE AND SERVE CHILLED. DRINK FRESH.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus Culture (Plantarum/Brevis)

Extras: Red Grapes, Blackcurrants, Blueberries

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.6%

SOPRANO

WHITE GRAPE AND ELDERFLOWER SOUR

SOPRANO IS A WHITE GRAPE AND ELDERFLOWER SOUR WITH A FLORAL FRESHNESS THAT EMBODIES THE JOYS OF SPRING. GOOSEBERRIES ENHANCE THE ACIDIC QUALITY OF THIS BEER WHILST WHITE GRAPES PROVIDE A PLEASING TANNIC QUALITY.

FRUIT CHARACTER WILL FADE OVER TIME. STORE AND SERVE CHILLED. DRINK FRESH.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner 

Yeast: Verdant 

Souring: Lactobacillus Culture (Plantarum/Brevis) 

Extras: White Grapes, Dried Elderflowers, Gooseberries  

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.5%

JUGGLER (2021)

RASPBERRY SOUR

THIS YEAR'S RELEASE OF OUR RASPBERRY SOUR - JUGGLER - FOCUSES SOLELY ON RASPBERRIES. BY NOT ADDING ACCOMPANYING FRUIT ADDITIONS WE SQUEEZED DOUBLE THE QUANTITY OF RASPBERRIES INTO THE FERMENTER COMPARED WITH LAST YEAR. THIS VERSION IS SUPER JUICY AND TART, AND REALLY ENCAPSULATES THAT FRESH RASPBERRY ZING.

FRUIT CHARACTER WILL FADE OVER TIME. STORE AND SERVE CHILLED. DRINK FRESH.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus culture (Plantarum/Brevis)

Extras: Raspberries

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.2

COUNTESS

VANILLA, TONKA AND CHOCOLATE STOUT

Countess is a stout that has been conditioned on Tahitian vanilla, tonka beans and cacao nibs. A decadent beer that’s full of flavour and a perfect accompaniment to a wintery night. Give it a go, and let us know what you think.

Store chilled. Allow to warm before serving.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Oat, Wheat, Crystal, Carafa, Special B, Chocolate, Roasted barley

Hops: Challenger

Yeast: US-04 / Nottingham

Extras: Tonka beans, Vanilla pods, Cacao nibs

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat, Barley and Oats)

Suitable for vegans

6.5%

ACROBAT

ORANGE AND CRANBERRY SOUR

Acrobat is a lightly soured kettle sour with festive flavours that’ll bounce all over your taste buds. Juicy cranberries blend wonderfully with citrus notes from sweet orange peel. Give it a go, and let us know what you think.

Fruit character will fade over time. Store and served chilled. Drink fresh.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Hops: Mandarina Bavaria

Yeast: US-05

Extras: Cranberries, orange peel

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat, Barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.2%

KNIGHT

RASPBERRY & CHOCOLATE PORTER

KNIGHT IS A PORTER THAT HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH CHOCOLATE AND FRESH RASPBERRIES. FLAVOURS OF CHOCOLATE AND ROASTED MALT HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY BALANCED AGAINST A FRUITY ZING FROM THE BERRIES. A FLAVOURFUL PORTER THAT RETAINS ITS DRINKABILITY. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. 

STORE CHILLED AND ALLOW TO WARM BEFORE SERVING.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Oat, Wheat, Crystal, Carafa, Chocolate, Black

Hops: Challenger

Yeast: Nottingham

Extras: Raspberries, Liquid Cacao

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat, Barley and Oats)

Suitable for vegans

5.5%

CUPID

CHERRY SOUR

CUPID IS A KETTLE SOUR THAT HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH MULTIPLE CHERRY ADDITIONS. THE CHERRIES ADD WAVES OF FRUITINESS TO THIS LIGHTLY SOURED BEER, WITHOUT OVERLY INCREASING RESIDUAL SWEETNESS. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK - WE HOPE YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH IT.

FRUIT CHARACTER WILL FADE OVER TIME. STORE AND SERVE CHILLED. DRINK FRESH.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Hops: A touch of Idaho 7

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus Plantarum

Extras: Cherries, Cherry Puree, Cherry Juice

Allergens: Gluten (Wheat and Barley)

Suitable for vegans.

5.7%

SUPERSTAR

GINGER GOSE

SUPERSTAR IS AN EASY-DRINKING GOSE THAT HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH GINGER. THIS BEER HAS CITRUSSY ESTERS FROM YEAST, SPICINESS FROM CORIANDER SEEDS AND SALTY NOTES FROM FLEUR DE SEL. THE ADDITION OF GINGER ADDS A WARMING, EARTHY CHARACTER THAT'S PERFECT FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

THIS BEER HAS BEEN BOTTLE-CONDITIONED AND CONTAINS SEDIMENT. STORE COLD, SERVE CHILLED, AND POUR CAREFULLY.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Yeast: WLP644

Souring: Lactobacillus Plantarum and Brevis

Extras: Salt, Coriander Seeds, Root Ginger

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

4%

QUEEN III

COFFEE STOUT

QUEEN III IS THE THIRD OF A SERIES OF STOUTS SHOWCASING GREAT LOCAL COFFEE. THIS BATCH HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH COFFEE BEANS SELECTED BY ANONYMOUS COFFEE CO. THESE LIGHTLY ROASTED BRAZILIAN COFFEE BEANS HAVE FLAVOURS OF MILK CHOCOLATE, MACADAMIA NUTS AND MORELLO CHERRY. BIG COFFEE FLAVOURS, BUT LIGHT LIKE COLD BREW. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

STORE CHILLED, AND ALLOW TO WARM BEFORE SERVING.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Oat, Wheat, Biscuit, Crystal, Carafa, Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Hops: Challenger

Yeast: US-04

Extras: Bobolink Beans by Union (available at Anonymous Coffee Co.)

Allergens: Gluten (wheat, barley and oats)

Suitable for vegans

 

5.7%

DANCER

PORTER WITH ROASTED FIGS

Dancer is a quaffable porter infused with wonderfully ripe local figs from the garden of local morrisman and beer aficionado – Tim Lloyd. Before adding to the fermenter we roasted the figs in order to create caramelisation. Although subtle, the fig character provides fruity, fresh, and sweet notes – providing balance to the more robust, roasted character of the porter. Give it a go, and let us know what you think.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Black, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Crystal, Caraaroma, Wheat

Hops: Challenger, East Kent Goldings

Yeast: Nottingham

Extras: Roasted figs

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

4.6%

ARTISTE

RHUBARB SAISON

Artiste is a very small-batch Saison with spicy (phenolic) flavours from French Saison yeast that combine with gentle floral and earthy notes from hops. Rhubarb adds a fruit character to the body of this beer that provides balance to the dry, crisp finish. Give it a go, and let us know what you think.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat, Caramunich

Hops: Fuggles, Styrian Goldings

Yeast: OYL-026

Extras: Rhubarb

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.3%

STAR

GOSE

Star is a very small batch classic Gose – a wonderfully refreshing sour beer originating from Germany. This beer has tropical esters from yeast, spiciness from coriander seeds, and salty notes from Fleur de sel. Pronounced carbonation brings this beer alive. Give it a go, and let us know what you think.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Hops: No hops in this one

Yeast: WLP644

Souring: Lactobacillus Plantarum and Brevis  

Extras: Salt, coriander seeds 

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

4.3%

TRICKSTER

BLACKBERRY SOUR

TRICKSTER IS A KETTLE SOUR THAT SHOWCASES THE JEWEL OF THE HEDGEROW - THE BLACKBERRY. THIS BEER HAS SPENT A MONTH CONDITIONING ON BLACKBERRIES, WHICH ADD COLOUR, TARTNESS AND EARTHINESS TO THIS OTHERWISE LIGHTLY SOURED BEER. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Hops: Bramling cross

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus Plantarum 

Extras: Blackberries

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.4%

DREAMER

BELGIAN WIT WITH ORANGE AND ELDERFLOWER

Dreamer is a super sessionable Belgian Wit with zesty pithiness from oranges, spiciness from coriander, and clove-like flavours from the phenolic Belgian yeast strain we used. Floral notes from conditioning on elderflowers add a freshness and a lightness to this beer. Cloudy, easy-drinking, and thirst-quenching. Give it a go, and let us know what you think.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner, Flaked barely

Hops: Saaz, Mandarina Bavaria 

Yeast: M21, US05

Extras: Sweet orange peel, dried elderflowers, coriander 

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

4.8%

QUEEN II

COFFEE STOUT

QUEEN II IS THE SECOND OF A SERIES OF STOUTS SHOWCASING GREAT LOCAL COFFEE. THIS BATCH HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH COFFEE BEANS FROM LINCOLN COFFEE ROASTERS. ORIGINATING FROM BRAZIL, THESE BEANS HAVE BEEN NATURALLY FERMENTED BEFORE ROASTING TO BOOST FLAVOUR EXTRACTION - OFFERING CHOCOLATE SWEETNESS AND NOTES OF DRIED FIGS AND CARAMEL. BIG COFFEE FLAVOURS, BUT LIGHT LIKE COLD BREW. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Oat, Wheat, Biscuit, Crystal, Carafa, Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Hops: Challenger

Yeast: US-04

Extras: Coffee beans from Lincoln (http://www.lincolncoffeehouse.co.uk/)

Allergens: Gluten (wheat, barley and oats)

Suitable for vegans

6%

MAESTRO

LEMON & HIBISCUS SOUR

MAESTRO IS A KETTLE SOUR THAT HARMONISES FRUITINESS FROM HIBISCUS WITH A REFRESHING HIT OF CITRUS FROM LEMONS. LEMONS PROVIDE ACIDITY TO THIS LIGHTLY SOURED BEER, WHILE DRIED HIBISCUS FLOWERS TURN IT A WONDERFUL SHADE OF PINK. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Hops: A touch of Cascade

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus plantarum

Extras: Dried Hibiscus, Lemon peel/ juice

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

 

4.7%

BUCCANEER

MANGO & LYCHEE SOUR

BUCCANEER IS A KETTLE SOUR THAT HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH MANGO AND LYCHEE. IT'S DELICATELY LIGHT AND EFFERVESCENT, WITH TROPICAL SOURNESS THAT WILL BRING SUNSHINE TO YOUR DAY. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. 

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Wheat, Pilsner

Hops: A touch of Saaz

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus plantarum

Extras: Mango and Lychee

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

5.2%

QUEEN

COFFEE STOUT

QUEEN IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF STOUTS SHOWCASING GREAT LOCAL COFFEE. THIS BATCH HAS BEEN INFUSED WITH COFFEE GEM'S LA VIRGEN COFFEE BEANS: ORIGINATING FROM COLUMBIA, THESE ARE MEDIUM ROAST BEANS WITH BUTTERSCOTCH FLAVOURS LEADING INTO ORANGE, STEWED GREEN APPLES, AND ROASTED ALMONDS. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Maris Otter, Oat, Wheat, Biscuit, Crystal, Carafa, Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Hops: Challenger

Yeast: US-04

Extras: La Virgen Coffee Beans (www.coffeegems.co.uk)

Allergens: Gluten (wheat, barley and oats)

Suitable for vegans

5.3%

Juggler

RASPBERRY, BLUEBERRY AND LIME SOUR

JUGGLER IS A KETTLE SOUR THAT BALANCES VIBRANT RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRY SWEETNESS, AND CITRUSSY LIME. REFRESHING AND THIRST-QUENCHING, THIS BEER IS PERFECT FOR A SUMMER'S DAY. GIVE IT A GO AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Pale wheat, Pilsner

Hops: A touch of Cascade

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus plantarum

Extras: Raspberries, Blueberries and Lime Juice

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

ABV. 5.5%

Jester

CHUCKLEBERRY SOUR

JESTER IS A KETTLE SOUR INFUSED WITH CHUCKLEBERRIES (A GOOSEBERRY, REDCURRANT AND JOSTABERRY HYBRID). THESE FUNNY LITTLE BERRIES ADD TARTNESS AND FRUITINESS, AND A HUE REMINISCENT OF ROSÉ WINE. GENTLY SOURED AND LIGHTLY FIZZED, THIS BEER REALLY IS FOR EVERYONE. GIVE IT A GO, AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

INGREDIENTS

Malt: Pale wheat, Pilsner

Hops: A touch of Cascade

Yeast: US-05

Souring: Lactobacillus plantarum

Extras: Chuckleberries

Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)

Suitable for vegans

ABV. 5.5%