Time is running out for my Christmas 2016 beer ideas, because there are not many delivery days left before Christmas.
Springhead are a relatively local brewery to me, over the border in Nottinghamshire. In September 2014, we were camping just down the road from The Bees Knees in Laneham, which just happens to be their brewery tap. There’s good food as well as the chance to sample their beers at the freshest. You can also pick up lots of beer to take home. Which we did, of course.
You can also e-mail or phone your orders through, and then pop in to the brewery for your beers, collect from their central Nottingham pick up point, or they can deliver the beers straight to your door within their normal delivery area, which includes most of the Midlands and South Yorkshire. They also ship canned and bottled beers nationally.
Here are some of their beers that I’ve had recently. Outlawed was a well flavoured pale ale, whilst The Leveller is a Trappist style ale, a dark Belgian beer full of coffee, toffee and chocolate flavours. The Bees Knees is a golden beer made with local wildflower honey, golden and mellow and very easy drinking.
Roaring Meg is their flagship beer that they have been brewing for over 20 years. A strong pale ale with a sweet citrus and honey aroma and a long dry finish. Maid Marian was first brewed in 2010 in honour of the new Robin Hood film, another pale ale with hoppy and fruity aromas. Ginger Pig is one that has divided opinion a bit. A pale beer based on a 13th century recipe that includes rosemary. It has subtle flavours of ginger, rosemary and lime. I loved it.
You can find some of these, and other beers, here:-