Beer

A PASSION FOR REAL CASK ALES

When you relax with a drink at The Millstone at Mellor, you’ll discover a well stocked bar serving the finest Thwaites cask ales and European bottled beers. Guests can sample the renowned Thwaites Original, Wainwright Golden Ale and Thwaites Lancaster Bomber, plus our guest ale Thwaites Nutty Black.

THWAITES ALES

Thwaites Original –  A clean dry tasting and refreshing bitter with a glowing amber appearance. It is brewed using premium grade Maris Otter malt and a blend of traditional English Hops including Goldings and Fuggles to give a malty flavoured beer with a delicate dry finish.

Wainwright Ale – Refreshing with a delicate citrus fruit flavour and subtle sweetness, and a Gold Award winner at the 2011 International Brewing Awards.

Thwaites Lancaster Bomber – this chestnut coloured beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt, which gives it a full-bodied flavour.

Thwaites Nutty Black – one of only four ales to ever win the Champion Beer of Britain twice! Daniel Thwaites uses only the finest dark kiln roasted malts, English barley and select fuggles and goldings hops to create this bittersweet dark mild with a deliciously dry finish.

Spoilt For Choice? If you can’t decide which of our  beers to sample first, why not try our Thoroughly Thirds – a taster board of 3 x 1/3rd pints of our very best brews?

 

2016 SIGNATURE ALES

February

Hoplessly Devoted – Single Hop Bitter – 3.7% – With malt biscuit flavour balanced by a bold herby/woody resinous hop character and a hint of citrus fruit.

Ruby Ruby – Ruby Ale – 4.4% – With a herbal and grapefruit hop character and malty fullness.

First Crusade – Single Hop Bitter – 3.9% – Light biscuit malt flavours balanced with the spicy floral bitterness of the whole leaf Crusader hops.

Flummery – Fig & Plum IPA – 5.0% – With moderate use of English Hops to give mild spice/floral notes beyond the fruitiness.

Leap Beer – Amber Beer – 3.8% – With a strong tropical fruit nose followed by hints of grapefruit and a dry biscuity finish.

 

WAINWRIGHT PUB WALKS APP

Enjoy the great outdoors and a fantastic pint? Then the new Wainwright Pub Walks app was made for you! Download it now and you’ll never need to wonder which direction to head for a pint of golden ale.

 

THWAITES BEER AWARDS

March 2014
Wainwright – Lancaster Beer Festival – Silver Medal

April 2014
Crafty Dan Range – International Beer Awards – Gold – Best Packaging/Label

July 2014
13 Guns – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best Packaging/Label
Big Ben – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best Brown Ale
13 Guns – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best IPAs
Crafty Dan – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best Strong Ale
Nutty Black – International Beer Challenge – Bronze – Best Mild

September 2014
13 Guns – Indy Beer Can – Silver

October 2014
Crafty Dan – World Beer Awards – Gold – World’s Best Golden Ale
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – Gold – World’s Best Mild
Big Ben – World Beer Awards – Gold – World’s Best Brown Ale
Lancaster Bomber – World Beer Awards – Silver – Europe’s Best Pale Beer
Triple C – World Beer Awards – Silver – Europe’s Best Golden Ale
13 Guns – World Beer Awards – Gold – Europe’s Best IPA
13 Guns – Canadian Mondial de la Biere festival – Gold – Best IPA
Big Ben – Hong Kong Beer Awards – Gold – Best Brown Ale
Triple C – Brussels Beer Challenge – Overall Beer Champion

February 2015
Crafty Dan Range – Design Effectiveness Awards – Gold Medal
LIL BEWDY – International Brewing Competition – Bronze – International Keg Ale 4.5-6.9% ABV