About Our London Real Ales
All our ales are chosen on locality, quality and service from the brewers. Great guys, with great beer.
Ales that we stock - on rotation
|Sambrooks||Wandle, Junction, Pale Ale, Lavender Hill, Battersea Rye|
|Redemption||Trinity, Pale, Hopspur, Rock the Kasbek, Big Chief|
|E.L.B.||Pale ale, Jamboree, Nightwatchman, Orchid, Cowcatcher|
|Crouch Vale||Brewers Gold, Amarillo|
|New River||London Tap, 5 Inch Drop, Twin Spring|
|Hammerton||N1, N7, Pentonville Oyster Stout, Islington Steam Lager|
|Guests||As we find|
'Real ale', also called 'cask-conditioned' ale or beer, is brewed from traditional natural ingredients, essentially hops, yeast, water and 'malted' barley (barley that has been soaked in water and allowed to germinate, releasing its sugars, and then heated both to stop the germination, and also depending on extent of heating, to affect flavour, colour and 'body' of the beer).
Other additional ingredients can be used for different beer types and flavours, and to aid the brewing process. Yeast, hops and the type of water also significantly affect the flavour and nature of the beer, as does brewing time, temperature, and vessels and equipment used. The infinite connotations of these wide-ranging variables give rise to an infinite variety of ales, which is a central aspect of real ale's appeal.