Our current and past beers

Bursted Bitter 3.8%  <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

Bursted Bitter 3.8%
Cask and 500ml bottle

The *NEWEST* Bexley brew is Bursted Bitter – brewed during the 1st lockdown of 2020.

It had started life as a popular Howbury brew and after a tweak with the abv to make it a session strength – it was born!

Named after a local woodland, it’s now one of our most requested beers from pubs and is also very popular in bottle.

A dark amber biscuity bitter and full of malty flavour, it also makes a great bitter shandy!

Available in cask and bottle (bottle conditioned)

Spike Island Stout 5.3%  <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

Spike Island Stout 5.3%
Cask and 500ml bottle

Our Spike Island (Unfined) started as a Howbury brew, but it was so popular that during the 1st Lockdown in 2020 we made in part of our range.

‘Spike Island’ refers to an area in Northumberland Heath which had several Victorian workhouses.

‘Spikes’ were the nicknames for workhouses (due to the spikes on the railings around them) and because they were near each other, the area was known as ‘Spike Island’.

Our Spike Island is a dry stout with burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate & liquorice notes.

Available in cask and bottle (bottle conditioned)

Hukins Bullion Kent Green Hop 4.3%  <br /> Seasonal September – October <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

Hukins Bullion Kent Green Hop 4.3%
Seasonal September – October
Cask and 500ml bottle

Every September we head to Hunkins Hop farm in Tenterden and collect our Bullion fresh Green hops.

Then back to the brewery, as they have to be in the brew within a few hours of picking to get the best aroma & flavour.

We only produce this in cask and bottle and it sells out very quickly.

If you missed it in 2020, it’ll be back in 2021!

Anchor Bay IPA 4.8%  <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

Anchor Bay IPA 4.8%
Cask and 500ml bottle

NEW FOR 2018!

Named after the stretch of the river Thames next to the brewery, our IPA is brewed with blend of two American whole leaf hops, Mosaic & Cascade.

A deep golden beer with a fruity, citrus taste and a floral, spicy aroma.

The recipe for Anchor Bay was developed from two of our past Howbury brews – no. 10 & no. 14

Available in cask, keg and bottle

 

REDHOUSE PREMIUM ALE – 4.2% <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

REDHOUSE PREMIUM ALE – 4.2%
Cask and 500ml bottle

One of our core session ales

Named after the famous Red House in Bexleyheath,  home of William Morris, one the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement. REDHOUSE is a darker Pale Ale combining Crystal malts with English Goldings hops for a richer flavour. This ale has a very clean finish and late-hop bitterness.

Available in cask and bottle

BEXLEY’S OWN BEER PALE ALE – 4.2% <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

BEXLEY’S OWN BEER PALE ALE – 4.2%
Cask and 500ml bottle

One of our core session ales

Bexley’s Own Beer is a deliciously smooth pale ale. This ale is made with a combination of Crystal malts together with UK and New World hops, giving a floral aroma with a well balanced flavour of gentle bittering and a lingering subtle sweetness.

Available in cask, keg and bottle

Winner of the festival at The Pigs Ears Festival (Hackney) December 2014

Golden Acre – Golden Ale 4.0% <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle

Golden Acre – Golden Ale 4.0%
Cask and 500ml bottle

One of our core session ales

Our golden ale, named after the small green next to St Johns Church in Bexley Village.

A single malt golden ale made from Maris Otter barley and combined with US and Australian bittering hops to produce a refreshing ale with a zesty citrus flavour.

Ideal for any occasion.

Available in cask and bottle.

Winner of the festival at The Orpington Unfined Festival Feb 2015

FOUR SEASONS RANGE

FOUR SEASONS RANGE

Our FOUR SEASONS RANGE,  from light to dark, perfect for the changing seasons.

The current FOUR SEASONS ales are…

Old Mill Autumn Ale 4.5% is the 3rd in our ‘Four Seasons’ range of ales.

A dark, malty beer, made with Pale, Crystal and Dark malts to give a very well rounded rich Best Bitter taste with slightly chocolate notes. It is hopped with English hops to give it a strong bitterness, but smooth flavour.

AND

WINTER – Crook Log 5.2% is the 4th in our ‘Four Seasons’ range

A deep chestnut ale combining darker malts and UK Goldings hops to produce a rich taste with a hint of fruity spice.  Just right for the winter evenings!
Available December to February

Available in Cask and 500ml Bottle (bottle conditioned and suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans)


 

 

Our full Four Seasons range;

 

SPRING – May Place 4.1%  is the 1st in our ‘Four Seasons’ range of ales.

A light amber Pale Ale, packed with the aroma of melon and apricot. Fresh tasting, just like Spring.
Available March to May

SUMMER – Five Arches 3.8%  is the 2nd in our ‘Four Seasons’ range of ales.

A refreshing Golden Pale Ale, brewed using Hukins Fuggles UK  hops, which give a low bitterness with a refreshing, traditional fruity hop finish. Great served chilled!
Available June to August

AUTUMN – Old Mill 4.5% is the 3rd in our ‘Four Seasons’ range.

A dark, malty beer, made with Pale, Crystal and Dark malts to give a very well rounded rich Best Bitter taste with slightly chocolate notes. It is hopped with English hops to give it a strong bitterness, but smooth flavour.
Available September to November

WINTER – Crook Log 5.2% is the 4th in our ‘Four Seasons’ range

A deep chestnut ale combining darker malts and UK Goldings hops to produce a rich taste with a hint of fruity spice.  Just right for the winter evenings!
Available December to February

 

BLACK PRINCE PORTER – 4.6% <br /> Cask and 500ml bottle <br />

BLACK PRINCE PORTER – 4.6%
Cask and 500ml bottle

Originally a seasonal ale, now an occasional.

Black Prince Porter (Unfined) combines brown, chocolate, black and crystal malts to produce a dark rich ale with a roasted, vanilla aroma and a sweet chocolate, coffee flavour.

Available in cask and bottle (bottle conditioned)

 

 

Winner of the festival at the Bexley Beer Festival April 2015

Winner of the festival at the Bexley Beer Festival May 2016 (RUM version)

Howbury – Our development range <br /> Available in cask, keg and bottle

Howbury – Our development range
Available in cask, keg and bottle

Our ‘HOWBURY’ range of single brew craft ales, each brewed with different malts and hops. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

 

Our current Howbury brew;

HOWBURY 34 Nelson Sauvin Amber Pale 4.7%. Available in keg & bottle

Another New hop for us from Nelson one of the wine growing region of New Zealand – Fruity gooseberry & white wine flavour. 

Howbury 35 – coming soon….

 

 

 

Past Howbury Brews;

Howbury 1 –  Three Hopped Pale 4.5%  – A light amber Pale Ale with a delicate citrus flavour and a long hop after taste. Using UK, US & Australian aroma hops to give a soft floral aroma.

Howbury 2 – Golden Sovereign 3.7% – A Pale Golden Ale, light and fresh tasting with the fruity and flora aroma of Sovereign hops.

Howbury 3 – Bexley Special Bitter 5% – A Dark and Strong ale, deep copper in colour, with a full bodied flavour of caramel and molasses.

Howbury 4 – US Cascade Pale Ale 4.7% – An amber ale hopped with US Cascade to give a taste and aroma of lemon citrus & pine, with a malty biscuity finish.

Howbury 5 – Tasman Pale Ale 4.5% – A light amber pale ale, hopped with Australian & New Zealand hops for a fruity hoppy taste.

Howbury 6 – English Pale Ale 5%   – An amber Pale Ale hopped with UK Cascade and East Kent Goldings for a strong floral, citrus, lychee aroma.

Howbury 7  – Odo’s Oatmeal Porter 5.5%  – Odo’s Oat Porter combines oats, black, chocolate & crystal malts to produce a dark rich ale with a sweet roasted, vanilla aroma and a chocolate, coffee flavour. Odo of Bayeux was the half brother of William the Conqueror and at one time lived near to the brewery on his Howbury Estate.

Howbury 8 – Motueka Pale Ale, 4.9% – A dark golden Pale Ale, packed with Motueka hops (our favourite NZ hop), giving a tropical, passion fruit aroma and stong hop-forward taste.

Howbury 9Golden Ella, 3.4% – Our lowest abv beer to date. A light and fruity beer, hopped with Australian Ella hops for a lovely floral and tropical hoppy aroma and taste.

Howbury 10 – American Hopped Pale 4.9%.  A dark golden beer, hopped with Cascade & Mosaic hops for a lovely citrus aroma and taste.

Howbury 11 –  Four Hopped Pale Ale 4.5%     A Golden Pale Ale with a delicate aroma of a citrus and floral hops.

Howbury 12  – Bullion IPA 4.8%  Using the 2016 crop of Bullion hops grown on Hukins Hop Farm in Tenterden, Kent.  We used the same crop for last years Bullion Kent Green Hop brew, which had a spicy freshness to it.

Howbury 13  – Oat Stout 5.3% abv A dark Oat Stout, rich smooth body with caramel, chocolate, and coffee aromas and flavours. One for those winter evenings and great with a rich desert or a few mince pies…

Howbury 14 –  Mosaic IPA 5%   A dark golden beer with an intense fruity hoppiness from the Mosaic hops.

Howbury 15 – An Dark Old Ale 5% and aged for 12 months in cask.

Howbury 16 – Simcoe Pale 4.1% A dark golden ale, hopped with US Simcoe, to give the beer notes of berry, apricot, passion fruit, and  citrus.

Howbury 17  – Simcoe & Mandarina Bavaria Pale 4.1%  A golden, hopped with US Simcoe, and Mandarina Bavaria to give the beer notes of berry, apricot, passion fruit, and  orange.

Howbury 18 – Rye Pale 4.3%  A deep red pale ale made with dark crystal and rye malts to give a biscuity spice finish.

Howbury 19 – Ella & Simco 5% A dry hopped Golden Pale Ale, with hop flavours of tropical, citrus and pine.

Howbury 20 – Cascade 5% A dry hopped Amber Pale Ale, with a hoppiness that’s  floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit

Howbury 21 – Milk Stout 5% A dark, smooth milk stout with coffee, chocolate and molasses flavours

Howbury 22 – APA 4.9%  Brewed and dry hopped with 3 classic US hops Cascade, Centennial and Chinook, its fruity!

Howbury 23 – New Zealand Pale 4.3% Hopped with Motueka

Howbury 24 – Session IPA 4.2% Hopped with Comet & Amarillo

Howbury 25 – Table Beer 3.1% Our Lowest ABV beer to date, a golden hoppy beer

Howbury 26 – NZ Rakau 4.3% A very popular Howbury with a stone fruit aroma and taste

Howbury 27 – Dry Stout 5.2% – This became our new Stout – Spike Island 5.3%

Howbury 28 – Kent Hopped Ernest Pale 4.3% – Kent hops from Hukins Hope Farm in Tenterden Kent, a fruity fragrant Pale

Howbury 29 -Ruby Mile 3.5% – Our first brew of a Mild Ale and it got great feedback. We’ll aim to brew it yearly.

Howbury 30 – Citra 4.4% – A new hop for us, one that we haven’t been able to get hold of before. Citrus and Grapefruit hit!

Howbury 31 – Best Bitter 4.2% – A brew of a session strength bitter, very popular and became our Bursted Bitter – a best seller!

Howbury 32 – West Coast Pale (Citra and Cascade) 4.5% – Another popular American hopped pale and one that we’ve rebrewed.

Howbury 33 – The Important of being Ernest – Again 4.4%. Another brew with the lovely Ernest hop from Hukins in Kent.