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.
2014 Signature Ales
Bruges Up – 6.6%, a rich malty beer with characteristic dark, fruit aromas – a classic Belgian-style Dubbel.
Louder than 10 – 6.5%, a copper coloured double IPA, intensely bitter, distinct pine flavours with spicy and grapefruit overtones.
Stolen ID – 4.2%, single hopped aled – brewed exclusively with cascade hops. Fresh and zesty grapefruit notes.
13 Guns – 5.5%, USA inspired IPA hops, hops and more hops… totally awesome (absolutely marvellous to you and I)
Apres Bike – 4.4%, a rewarding ale brewed with Champagne yeast. Sacre bleau.
Book Em Danno – 5.0%, pineapple infused wheat beer – ‘very arresting’
Spiced Rack – 6.0%, initially smooth with deep complex flavours spiced with Chipotles.
Benny & Hop – 5.8%, infused with Benedictine herbs, a collaboration that could only come from East Lancashire.
Good Elf – 4.3%, Christmas ale, Christmas in a glass with festive fruity happiness.
2014 Occasional Range
March – May
Coiled Spring – 3.8%, An amber ale that’s full of the joys of spring
May – June
Magic Sponge – 4.1%, A pint of two halves!
Straw Poll – 3.9%, a strawberry blonde for summer fun.
July – August
Pure Shores – 4.3%, A golden taste of Summer with a hint of lemongrass
Little Bewdy – 4.2%, a fruity hoppy kick
Naked Runner – 3.8%, a thirst quenching pale ale
September – November
Dickie’s Meadow – 4.2%, An autumnal reddish ale, long on flavour for the shorter days
Handsome Devil – 4.3%, a deceptively deceiving devilish ale
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