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 Original – Order a pint of Thwaites Original and you can enjoy a beer that is as Original today as it was in 1807, when Daniel Thwaites himself began brewing. It is 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 – Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author who was born in Blackburn, was once asked to describe his beloved Lake District, to which he replied ‘ exquisitely lovely’. Inspired by this, Thwaites created Wainwright golden 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. A finely balanced hop character is enriched by the late addition of Styrian Goldings, as a dry hop in each cask to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming aftertaste.
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 fantastic beers to sample first, why not try our Thoroughly Thirds – a taster board of 3 x 1/3rd pints of our very best brews?
In addition, our Head Brewer has created 13 seasonal beers (a brewer’s dozen) – which are brewed in small quantities and when they’re gone, they’re gone. We’ve listed the next few months below for you – we hope you enjoy drinking them as much as Steve and the team enjoyed creating them.
THE 2013 SIGNATURE ALES
Inspired by the very chalkboards that promote our cask ales these new, occasional beers have been crafted using two hundred years of Lancashire brewing know-how and will be available to taste over 2013. They complement our popular, easy drinking ales, such as Wainwright and Thwaites Lancaster Bomber but offer something new and interesting for the more discerning drinker.
Benny & Hop – 5.2%, A beer infused with Benedictine, inspired by the East Lancashire region’s love for the spirit mixed with hot water.
Good Elf – 4.3%, Christmas in a glass with festive fruity hoppiness
2013 Quarterly Ales
October – December
Crafty Devil – Ruby Late Hopped Ale – Don’t be deceived! The initial malty flavour of this reddish premium ale disguises a wonderful late hop character that lingers long-after.
2014 Occasional Range
January – February
Gain Line – 3.5%, A crisp and easy drinking pale ale
March – May
Coiled Spring – 3.8%, An amber ale that’s full of the joys of spring
Magic Sponge – 4.1%, A pint of two halves!
July – August
Pure Shores – 4.3%, A golden taste of Summer with a hint of lemongrass
September – November
Dickie’s Meadow – 4.2%, An autumnal reddish ale, long on flavour for the shorter days
Yule Love It – 4.0%, A dark amber Christmas ale
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
Signature Range – Design Effectiveness Awards – Gold in Drinks Packaging
Thwaites Pubs – The Publican Awards – Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company +200 sites
Lancaster Bomber – International Beer Challenge – Silver Medal, Pale Ales and Bitter
Triple C – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Golden Ale
Tavern Porter – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Porter
Old Dan – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Old Ales
Old Dan – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Packaging Design
Thwaites Pubs – BBPA – Pub Champion 2012
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – The World’s Best Dark Mild
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – Europe’s Best Dark Mild
Wainwright – World Beer Awards – Europe’s Best Golden Ale
Tavern Porter – Belgium Beer Competition – Gold Award, Porter/Stout
Tavern Porter – European Beer Star – Gold Award, Porter
Fallen Nun – National Winter Ales Festival – Voted Best Beer at Festival
Northern Light – International Brewing Competition – Gold Medal, Low Alcohol Beer
Tavern Porter – International Brewing Competition – Silver Medal, Dark Beer