Paws for a Pint
Black Cat Brewery

Original (alc 4.2% vol)

A hoppy, copper coloured Best Bitter, balanced with malt using Kent Goldings & Slovenian Celeia hops. It’s a traditional English bitter which has a little residual sweetness and not too bitter. The beer was judged ‘Beer of the Festival’ at the Spa Valley Railway Festival last October, as voted by the public, beating around 100 others. It is extremely popular and well-liked in the area and the biggest problem for the brewery is satisfying demand, one barrel being drained in around 20 mins apparently at a nearby local. 

Cask conditioned ale available in bottles.

Hopsmack (alc 4% vol)

A golden, citrus style beer based on 100% pale malt and a blend of Athanum, Cascade and Amarillo hops. A SIBA Regional Winner in 2011 this is a refreshing ‘summer beer’ which is popular all round. It is hoppier and more bitter than the original, but well-balanced and does not follow the current trend for crazy super hoppy/super bitter IPA styles.

Cask conditioned ale available in bottles.

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Nine Tails (alc 4.9% vol)

A winter warmer or perhaps ‘Old Ale’ that has proven to be so popular that it is brewed throughout the year. Full-flavoured dark beer from the generous crystal and chocolate malt with a bitter finish.

Cask conditioned ale available in bottles.

Tip Top (alc 3.2% vol)

A chestnut and amber coloured beer. Smooth tasting with a perfect balance of Maris Otter and Goldings hops finished with a hint of Cascade. We have all tried wishy-washy low alcohol beers but this is different. I have given friends the bottled version of Tip Top and they don’t believe that it is not a ‘normal’ 4% session beer. Landlords have a marmite take on it, some think that a ‘proper beer’ should be no less that 4%, others love it. Great as a session beer too.

Cask conditioned ale available in bottles.

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Tzar Russian Imperial Stout (alc 6.8% vol) Limited Edition

Produced in small batches and conditioned at the brewery for months, Russian Stout contains real chocolate, generous quantities of roasted malts and a mellow but robust bitterness appropriate for the style. The batch brewed last November has just been bottled which should be in peak condition.

Cask conditioned ale available in bottles.

Crossale (alc 5.1% vol)

A gorgeous amber coloured ale is a cross between an ale and a lager. Brewed using lager yeast but conditioned like an ale. Lightly hopped using Northern Brewers hops to tempt those lager drinkers to try something different.

Cask conditioned ale available in bottles.