In 2010 a 100 litre test brew kit was acquired from Muirhouse Brewery of Ilkeston. Using the experience and support of his many friends in the trade Wayne Cadman produced early brews for local beer festivals and his own ‘tap’ The Mallard. After little shy of 100 brews the step was taken to invest in a 2 1/2 barrel plant and in July 2015 capacity was doubled with the purchase of a 5 barrel plant from Stuart Bateman of Bateman's Brewery in Wainfleet. Double Top Brewery is based just a stones throw from the original Worksop and Retford Brewery in the Bracebridge area of town. Bringing commercial brewing back to the very part of Worksop where the industry had flourished for so many years. Indeed his own Nan had been a worker there in the packaging department.
NELSON Abv. 3.5%.
A dark mild with a body which belighs its strength. A strong roast character, mildly hopped with Fuggle and East Kent Golding hops. Voted Champion Mild of the East Midlands by CAMRA for 2015.
MADHOUSE Abv. 5.2%.
A modern style porter. A balanced malt profile consisting of seven varieties delivers a silky smooth pint with hints of coffee. Brewed with East Kent Golding hops.
BAD BOY Abv. 4.7%.
A premium chestnut bitter brewed with Dark Muscovado sugar. Brewed with British hops.
ADONIS Abv. 4.3%.
A refreshing pale ale, moderately hopped and with a distinct dry biscuity finish.
GOLDEN ARROW Abv. 3.9%.
A well balanced pale bitter brewed with the finest Maris Otter malt. The zingy hint of grapefruit from West Coast American hops.
HISTORY MAKER Abv. 3.9%.
A modern style amber beer, moderately hopped with West Coast American varieties. A fruity nose leads to a long dry and bitter finish.