The Idle Brewery was launched in 2007 in premises next door to the White Hart pub in West Stockwith. West Stockwith is were the river Idle flows into the river Trent and the brewery is about 50 metres from the river Idle. The first brew was Idle Landlord followed by Idle Brewer. The brewery has sold beers to many outlets and many beer festivals but the main sale has always been to the White Hart pub which is the brewery tap. In September 2012 head brewer Brian Cooper and his wife took over and extensively refurbished the White Hart and now Brian only brews for use in the pub.
THE IDLE LANDLORD Abv 4.6%
A dark brown strong bitter with plenty of body and a malty flavour with a caramel/coffee finish.
BLACK ABBOT Abv 4.5%
A dark and heavy stout with deep roasted notes.
GOLDEN CROWN Abv 3.8%
A golden ale with distinctive first gold hops adding to the flavour.
THE IDLE BODGER Abv 4.0%
A brown bitter, clean tasting and easy drinking.
THE IDLE BOGGIN Abv 3.8%
A traditional coloured bitter with a balance of malt & hops creating a full flavour and a long dry finish.
THE IDLE GUY Abv 4.3%
A pale amber ale with a great aroma and bitterness from Fuggles Hops.
THE IDLE SOD Abv 4.2%
A light golden ale which has a deep fruity aroma, a well balanced bittering and is flavoured with Cluster Hops.
THE IDLE TONGUE Abv 4.3%
A blonde ale crisp with citrus notes.
THE IDLE DOG Abv 4.2%
A copper coloured bitter which is moderately hoppy throughout. It has an excellent balance of malt and hops leading to a bitter finish.