Welbeck Abbey Brewery
Welbeck Abbey is a traditional, British, real ale brewery. Located on the Welbeck estate which nestles in the heart of ‘The Dukeries’ – a beautifully green area spanning the stunning Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire countryside. The small, traditional, wood-clad brewery is housed in a listed barn on the estate and was established in 2011 by head brewer Claire Monk. Claire heads a small team that is hand crafting almost 15,000 pints of beer a week, priding themselves on using only four of the finest quality ingredients; barley, hops, yeast and water.
The brewery has achieved several awards with Portland Black gaining silver at the CAMRA National Winter 2017 festival. The Grey Horses at Carlton-in-Lindrick is the brewery tap http://www.greyhorsesinn.com and the Portland House on Ecclesall Road Sheffield is the first in their portfolio of pubs.
HENRIETTA Abv 3.6%.
Henrietta is the breweries most popular beer and is named after two famous Henriettas in the Welbeck family linage. A delicate Golden Ale packed full of wonderful hop character. Challenger hops provide the bitter note and balance perfectly with the citrus and fresh grassy nose of the Cascade and Hallertaur Brewers Gold varieties.
PORTLAND BLACK Abv 4.5%.
Portland Black is brewed in tribute to the estate’s owners, the Duke and Duchess of Portland. A rich, smooth black beer with all the flavour of a porter but without the weight, dark malts hold the secret to its taste. They create a very smooth drink with smoke, liquorice and burnt toffee flavours topped off with a distinct vanilla nose.
RED FEATHER Abv 3.9%.
Red Feather takes its inspiration from the emblem of Welbeck and its crossed red feathers, which represent pride in the estate’s heritage and entrepreneurial spirit. Red Feather is an English ale and it blends a bitterness with caramel notes from its Crystal malts to create a moreish, malty amber beer.
CAVENDISH Abv 5.0%.
Cavendish, the brewery's signature blonde ale, plays tribute to the House of Cavendish, a family lineage which spans from the 1300’s through to the current family at Welbeck. Although slightly stronger than a session beer, the grapefruit zing of Cascade hops balances perfectly with Maris Otter malts to make Cavendish a very quaffable beer.
HARLEY Abv 4.3%.
Harley draws its name from Edward Harley, ‘The Great Collector’. He was husband to Henrietta, and one of the country’s finest archivists, building an astonishing collection of books and art at Welbeck. Harley is a lightly citrus, refreshing pale ale, crafted using a balance of English, German and American hops.
KAISER Abv 4.1%.
Kaiser Wilhelm kick started The Great War following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, however the archduke was almost killed in a shooting accident at Welbeck in 1913. Could it have altered the course of history?
Kaiser uses premium German lager hops which give this extra pale beer it’s biscuity-sweet but refreshingly herbaceous flavour.